• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid sound needs a firmware fix

    The AirPods are a solid product. They fit nicely in your ears and don’t fall out which I was skeptical of from issues with the wired headphones that typically come with Apple products. But I think without a wire pulling it down the earpiece is able to actually stay in your ear and not move. The sound is surprisingly good and they are exceptionally light and small. I think I was most surprised at how small everything was including the charging case which is about the size of a dental floss.

    My one complaint is that they can only sync with one device at a time, and you have to actually search and pair them to your second device when you change, which is why I took one star away on my review . For the last three years I’ve been using LG HB900 wireless headphones (the kind that hang around your neck and the earbuds are on wires that come up and sit in your ear) and they can connect to two devices at the same time. So, if I’m on the treadmill watching Netflix on my iPad and my phone rings I can simply just answer the phone. That’s not the case with the AirPods which I think could be fixed with a simple firmware update. I’m going to make a suggestion to Apple to do this since it’s very frustrating to have to pick up your phone and answer it and then click the Bluetooth so you can talk on them.

    However, outside of that one problem I highly suggest them.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Comfort Tech

    These air pods make everyday life on iPhone a breeze.. I listen to music on a regular basis with air pods. Making calls is never gonna be a problem again, just tell Siri "Call Ben". great companion

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Considerably the best pair of truely wireless ear buds.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless ear buds

    I just got these wireless ear buds and so far they are amazing !!! they play my netflix and help me listen to my call with out interruptions. i can get sires to work and go. they don’t bug my ears and they last. they are so cool and fun. they work with my phone and i will try my i watch and computer next but so far so good!!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I love how portable and comfortable they feel (and how good they sound). It's super easy to use them too. I wish the AirPods had more gestures, however. The double-tap function doesn't work consistently either.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Except Sometimes They Aren’t

    Even from when I first opened the box, I was impressed. I didn’t really think the AirPods would connect to my phone straight away, but they did. They have amazing sound quality and hold a charge for quite awhile. They usually connect wonderfully, except sometimes they don’t. This happens maybe once every two months, but it’s still extremely frustrating. They will pop up on my phone with the little animation, but when I try to connect, it says to make sure they are turned on and in range. Sometimes a bit of troubleshooting helps, but other times they are very stubborn and will not connect that day. I guess they just need a day off sometimes because they work fine the next morning, even if I don’t charge them overnight.
    Overall, the AirPods are a great product with a whole lot more wonderful aspects than negative ones.. I would definitely recommend.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tremendous product with high quality sound

    Leave it to Apple to design some of the best ear buds on the market today. If you are looking for wireless headphones that not only look, feel, and sound great, but also hold an amazing charge, then these are the headphones for you. These are nearly identical to the Apple EarPods (wired) that you receive with your iPhone, however the AirPods are wireless, which allow you to feel free from that tangled mess.

    I had been looking for wireless headphones a few months ago and I decided to try out the Apple AirPods, but they were nearly impossible to get right away during the holiday season. I ended up pre-ordering mine on the Apple website and received them a couple of weeks later. Now they appear to be available pretty much anywhere that sells them, and you should not have to wait any time to get them.

    The AirPods are lightweight, smooth, and fit very comfortably. If you liked how comfortable the Apple EarPods felt in your ears, you will surely like these ones too. They mimic the exact same design, so they feel the same within the ears. Every pair of ear buds fit differently for each person, so if you have never had an iPhone and do not know how well these will fit, you could maybe try borrowing a pair from a friend, or possibly try a pair in a store that sells Apple products.

    The sound quality of the AirPods is flawless. Your music will sound crisp and clear, and you will never have to worry about them blowing out. A very nice sound feature is that if you take one ear bud out, the music automatically stops, and continues once you put it back in. This allows you to not have to go to your phone at all to pause your music.

    A potential challenge of these ear buds not being connected to one another is how easily they can be lost. Not only is each AirPod small, but the charging case is also small. Putting each AirPod into the case after using them can reduce the risk of losing them.

    Each AirPod as well as the charging case holds a single charge. Combined, you will be able to use these headphones for up to 24 hours! The case is also wireless, so as long as you have the case and AirPods together, you should never have to worry about the headphones running out of battery.

    All of these qualities are why I chose to give this product a 4 star review. The Apple AirPods will fit your specific needs and I highly recommend them if you are considering getting new headphones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPods Rock

    Just got my AirPods today and I am ecstatic about them. They paired seamlessly with my iPhone and their sound is superior to the wired version. They feel more secure in my ears than than the wired pods. My only gripe is the volume control; you shouldn't have to rely on Siri to do that. I'm sure an update or future versions will improve upon this.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works!

    If you are an Apple product user and you are looking for a pair of wireless earbuds, these might just be the pair for you. After using them for 6 months I am more than pleased with them.

    With a steep price of 159 dollars, these headphones should be anything, but an impulse buy. Many, including myself, would think it twice before purchasing a nearly two-hundred-dollar pair of earbuds. When compared to similar headphones the Apple Airpods are moderately priced. But I must admit that when it comes to audio equipment, you get what you pay for; these earbuds are no exception.

    The AirPod design is identical to that of Apple's EarPods. Therefore, if you do not enjoy the feeling of the wired version, do not expect much of an improvement of their wireless cousin. On the other hand, if you do happen to like the fit of the wired version, then going wireless would only improve your experience. I find that not having wireless is a huge advantage when you find yourself moving around a lot; as you do not have to worry about cables getting caught on something or it pulling on your headphones while you exercise.

    Battery Life:
    These headphones possess an outstanding battery life. They charge in the case which means that they are ready for the next use every time you pull them out. On a single charge, AirPods can give you up to five hours of listening time. If you happen to run out of power, you can just pop them back in their case for fifteen minutes, and that will give you an extra three hours of listening time. In combination with their carrying case, the AirPods can grant you a whopping 24 hours of listening time; which in my case translates to about a week of continuous use without charging.

    If you are an avid Apple user, you will most likely be pleased with the seamlessness these AirPods present. Pairing them for the first time is as simple as opening your carrying case near your iPhone or iPad and clicking on the pop-up that shows up; no need to fumble around with the Bluetooth settings. However, Apple has not yet integrated NFC in their MacBooks so you will have to use your Bluetooth settings for this.
    The apple AirPods are smart nonetheless, they know when they are in your ear and automatically pause the music when you take one out of your ear and resume when you put it back in. They are also able to connect to Siri by double tapping on them; this feature is extremely helpful for when your hands are tied up.

    The Apple AirPods are a great addition to apple lovers around the world. Their durability and versatility can just not be met by other headphones. With excellent sound quality and a battery that will last all day; I believe AirPods are well worth the money.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    I have had my AirPods for about a week now. They have been pretty good, but there are some really annoying glitches sometimes, like they will randomly unconnect from your device. At the beginning, I could not make calls or use siri without experiencing terrible sound quality, but then it got better. (restart your device when this happens). I recommend this product but there can be some bugs and glitches.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best overall wireless buds...charging pod is genius (will now trend)

    AirPods the #1 reason I have bought into wireless earbuds/headphones. We are an Apple ecosystem family for the most part (4 iPhones, Apple TV, two MB/MBP, MacMini, multiple AirExpress for airplay around the house) but still have to deal with Windows for work. Music and quality music/audio is important to me so deciding to buy these came with some consternation so I decided to "gift" AirPods to my wife (she loves it now). Well, I started using her AirPods for a few days while I took a few days off work and that's when I was turned onto the AirPods. If you are an apple household, there's no doubt, like with most apple products, this is the wireless earbuds to get (even with some drawbacks, see below) for it's it's seamless integration with other apple products. My only experience in using it with outside of apple ecosystem is with my work laptop on Windows 10. It works fine for listening to music, pair and works relatively well when I'm at work but has issues using as a mic (see below Skype issue). I have never been in a situation where I have listened to music for more than 5 hours and even with wired earbuds/headhones, I generally takes breaks as I get sound/music fatigue.

    Background on my listening preferences/habits:
    1. I listen to just about everything...for me music is about mood (yes, there are a few genre's that I don't care for but I'm very open for the most part)
    2. I invest in quality audio products for my home audio, earbuds and headphones as I like to enjoy good audio when I do decide to listen
    3. I have/still own AKG k7xx series headphones, Senn 5xx series, Phillips Fidelio x2, various earbuds but my favorite for years has been the Klipsch x10)

    What can be better with AirPods (lost of a star):
    1. Audio quality - It's good enough, not great. I have read some reviews with various opinions on comparison to the wired EarPods that come with iPhones. AirPods might be a touch better but not sure if in real world outside, it makes a difference so to me, they are about the same
    2. Noise isolation - I "think" this is an area where trade-offs come to mind. Although I like ability to hear the surrounding environment, it's not very good in noisy situations (think airplanes and noisy coffee shops). Probably one of the reason it's more comfortable in the long run than earbuds that completely block out noise like my Klipsch x10. This is one of my biggest complaint about AirPods.
    3. Doesn't work with Skype on Windows 10 - I was hoping to be able to pick up calls while listening to music at work but no go. You can read online describing the issues but believe the primary cause is the W1 chip compatibility with Windows. Works for music so another compromise.
    4. Not 100% seamless across apple devices - although it works well and most of the time is not an issue, I have encounter some occasion issues after switching between iPhone, MacBook and Windows that it gets "weird out". Nothing a turn on/off of bluetooth doesn't fix but not seamless.

    Overall, I am very pleased and complete happy with my decision to buy a set for my own after testing with my wife's set. Charging pod is genius, absolute genius...next two years, all manufacturers will have charging pods for their own earbuds. To me, technology is about compromises to how things currently operate and can be discomforting but there are many positives that you just don't anticipate and can become a complete surprise, in a good way and the AirPods fit that category.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They are amazing just one problem...

    I love having these amazing earphones, I have never experienced another earphone like it. The battery last a long time as well as the battery for the case. The volume is not bad and the sound is pretty good. I also have had many times to when the new W1 chip has come in handy. The pairing is amazing on my phone, yet I wish the pairing when connecting them to my iMac was much more streamline when opening it. Overall I love this product and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a wireless earphone.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best Apple Products in a last decade

    - Form Factor
    - Battery Life
    - Usage of optical sensors, accelerometers
    - Greatly implemented integration with Apple products
    - Currently the best solution in it's category on a market

    - Using AirPods in Headset mode with macOS causes poor sound quality due to usage of SCO codec instead of AAC (tested on 2014 and 2015 MacBook Pro's). Better to use internal microphone.
    - One of the AirPods could occasionally turn off for 3-5 seconds and then turn on back during any kinds of playback.
    - Lack of any Android application for gestures configuration and firmware updates (probably least of the con's).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just barely worth the price

    I've had these for about three weeks now, and they're pretty good. They're well-built and designed fantastically, the way they work with the charging case is great, and they don't necessarily sound bad. Compared to Earpods, they have ever-so-slightly less definition in the highs and mids leading to a slightly muddier overall sound, but it's a comparison you'd only be able to make for the first 24 hours or if you're switching back and forth between the two. They're perfectly acceptable, almost bordering on good, and will sound great to most people. If you're an audiophile that uses mid- to high-end headphones while at home or sitting at a desk for work, however, you'll be disappointed by their small-ish range, apparent emphasis on lows, and lack of soundstage.

    As for fit, these stay in my ear better than Earpods because there's no cable constantly pulling them down and out of my ears, a problem that made wired Earpods pretty much unusable for me. I've never tried running with Airpods, but I can confirm that shaking my head around violently wasn't enough to cause them to fall out, so take that for what it's worth. Pairing is also just as simple as people make it out to be, but it's easy to overlook just how seriously quick these connect to your phone. Because they start to connect as soon as you open the case, by the time you take even one out and put it in your ear, it's connected to your phone and ready to play music. It's almost scary how fast they are. Five hours of battery may not seem like a lot, but unless you're on a marathon work session or flying across the entire continental United States, five really is a reasonable number. Combined with the fact that they quickly charge whenever they're in their case, it'll seem like they're never dead.

    All of this is to say that their best use case is...any situation where you'd use Earpods. That might sound obvious, but it's true; walking, biking, skating, on public transportation, possibly running, for sharing music with a friend, anything like that. Normally, that wouldn't justify the $159 ($172 after sales tax, by the way) price tag, but add the wireless connectivity, great battery life, and seamless connection and integration with your Apple devices, and they just manage to be worth the money (for me, at least). Having something as small, portable, and inconspicuous as these whilst being completely free of wires is one of the most liberating experience you'll have if you've never owned wireless headphones before.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    At the store, they met my standards: good, immersive sound (and I listen to trance/techno), surprisingly comfortable and light, innovative idea with a recharging case they come in. The fit could be even better though: if they had kind of a silicone fitting or “fin” piece that goes into the ear, it would fit a better range of users.

    I took them on a test run and they began to slip and fall out. The fact that they still slip out rather easily with exercise is my only gripe. Nice work, Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but only with iPhone

    Everything is great when you use AirPods with your iPhone. It's convenient, sound is also cool, you don't need to charge headphones very often. But if you'd like to connect with Macbook, it won't be as good as you expect. AirPods are constantly disconnecting especially when you have a call via Skype or other messenger. Sometimes just one headphone works when you're listening to Apple Music. So annoying because usually I use AirPods at work and I would not to have any issues with the connection between them and my laptop. Please fix it as soon as possible!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    You need iPhone 7 up to use fully

    The product itself works very well for me but I have problems trying to switch the connection from my iPhone to my Mac. I took it to an Apple Store and they said you don't get the w1 chip or something like that with the iPhone 6 so whenever I want to switch from my phone to a Mac I have to put the airpods in the case unpairing it from the iPhone and have to repair with the Mac. I mainly bought it cuz they said it'd be a seamless integration.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

    These are pretty great and i love almost everything about them. Except the double tap functionality pretty much never works. And i am a pretty tach savvy apple guy. Also Siri needs a lot of improvements especially when that’s the only way to change the volume.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    They have a good sound and they have no wires and when you got an iPhone it connects automatically. These are nearly perfect the only thing what I miss is that you can stop the music or make a different volume without talking to Siri.
    All in all really good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Hate Relationship

    Received my Airpods for Christmas and I must say I do love them. But there is also a few things I don't like about them. They are very easy to lose and you may or may not notice it fall out of your ear instantly. Also, the battery life is not good at all. After about a 2 hour conversation on the phone, my airpods are dying. But still, I love them. Super Convenient

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