• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could’ve been better quality for $160

    • Written by MITCHEY F from Boynton Beach

    Pros: they’re completely wireless and 15 minutes of charging will give the AirPods a full charge. I’ve had mine for about 7 months and this is the second time that the left AirPod has gone low on audio. The people at the store are very nice and do attempt to clean them (which works a little bit) and they swap them out if necessary. The volume is decent; it doesn’t go too loud though. Also, every so often, the AirPods won’t automatically connect to my phone. All in all, I wouldn’t buy them again.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection

    • Written by Dimitriy S from Homer

    Love these headphones! Great sound and look amazing as well. One down fall is the connection, I have an iPhone X and a MacBook Pro and when I connect to my laptop and try to connect to my phone I can’t. I have to go into the Bluetooth section and clock connect myself. I have Bose qc35 and right when I turn them on it connects both to my laptop and phone and I can listen on my phone and laptop at the same time if I wanted to. Wish the AirPods did the same. But overall I recommend them other than the connection issue.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish they were water resistant

    • Written by Anna S from Charleston

    Overall, I have enjoyed my first gen AirPods. Sound quality and ease of use is second to none. Also, they fit and stay in my ears better than some others I have tried. My complaint is more regarding wear and tear on them. I use mine for workouts and I sweat. Inevitably they get wet, I’m always having to clean the corrosion from the bottom contact and it’s annoying. Mine worked well for maybe the first year. Then I started having issues with them not always charging when left in the case. Then they would disconnect from my iPhone during use for no reason. A couple months back, the right one started to quit working after 40 minutes of use, even as it showed 90% charged before using. Then the left one started doing it. Now, they last about 11 minutes on a full charge.

    After investigating what was wrong with them I learned that this is about the life expectancy on them...2 years. Because the battery is not accessible it can not be replaced, so you have to trash the whole thing. This seems wasteful and opposite Apples “green” plans. I would expect to have to buy a new battery and put money into them after years of use, but Apple wants us to buy a whole new set every time apparently. Just know that going in...

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    When They Connect To What You Want Them To Connect To They Work Great

    • Written by Robert N from Jamul

    My AirPods work great, sometimes. The sound quality to me is just slightly better than the old style wired headphones that come for free with iPhones, iPods (old style), and so on. Although a feature that is not on the wireless AirPods that you could do with the old wired ones is to take a photo or start the phone video by pushing the volume up or down.

    The real issue with AirPods is bluetooth. My wife has an iPhone and iPad. Her AirPods work fine for her. I have an iPhone, iPad, two Mac Book Pros, Apple TV, remote speaker, large amp for stereo, all hooked to blue tooth, not to mention several Windows computers that also have blue tooth that are on sometimes.

    Sometimes when I turn on Apple TV the AirPods hook up when I set them to do so manually and sometimes automatically. Sometimes they work well. Then other times they work for a while, then connect with another blue tooth device. Flip back and forth, and so on. Ditto with iPhone and my iPad.

    My workaround is to mostly use my old wired headphones for the iPad and iPhone. Apple TV???? I mostly switch to the Roku box which has a phone connector on the remote and I plus my Bose headphones into that.

    Blue tooth in it's correct state is unreliable for me. I have not even bothered to pair my iPhone to my current car because of problems with the interface.

    41 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love AirPods BUT limited on sizes

    • Written by Alexa K from Huntington Beach

    I love AirPods! They are amazing!! But I have very small ears and they don’t fit in my ears :(

    Apple, please make 3 different sizes of the AirPods and I promise ever single person will buy them!! (Small for children and petite women, standard for the norm, and large for the gentlemen with larger earlobes!!) I promise it will be an amazing customizable headphone! And I personally think it’s the only reason everyone doesn’t own a pair or two!!!

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not one size fits all

    • Written by Daniel L from Lakewood

    This product is great as far as the features and quality are concerned. I really enjoyed using the "Hey Siri" feature, for a truly hands free/phone free experience. My only complaint is that these were not comfortable in my ears. If you are an avid user of bluetooth ear devices for talking, listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks as I am, then these may make your ears sore and tender as they did to mine. I decided to return them in the 14 day return period for a refund due to the ear discomfort. If comfort is important, then wait for the soon to be released option from Beats.

    36 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Airpods 2 Suffering from Overpowering Mid-bass hump problem.

    • Written by Jeffri L from Southbank

    Airpods 2: Only 5hrs break in.
    Comparing Sound Quality of Airpods 2 vs Airpods 1:
    Airpods 2 : Firmware Version (1A671)
    Strength: Better Detail and Clarity, Better Dynamic, Separation and Soundstage
    Weakness: More Clinical Sounding Stiff sounding, Midbass hump problem(Can be very tiring because overpowering inside your head).
    V Shape Sound Signature with midbass hump exaggeration.

    Airpods 1:
    Even though Airpods 1 sounds more Muddy each instrument seems to be more relaxed and less pronounced. But overall Airpods 1 is more musical and great for long term music listening. To my ears Airpods 1 seems to have a flatter sound signature and more balanced, without exaggeration with midbass hump problem.
    I miss the more musicality of Airpods 1 with a very satisfying deep bass felt through the back of your spine rather than heard inside your head a weakness in airpods 2.

    Tracks Tried with Music Apps:
    -Take It - The Seige
    -Teamwork - Mackenzie Zeigler
    -Come Hang Out - AJR

    I hope apple fix the midbass hump problem in Airpods 2 with next firmware release.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh.

    • Written by Tayler F from Roseville

    I bought them a few days ago and I’m just not feeling it, they kind of make my ears hurt and for some reason they go in and out. So I’m just going to return them and hopefully find some other wireless headphones.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They fall out when using in them bed

    • Written by Michael M from Andover

    When I'm lying on my back in bed and watching something on my iPad these things often just fall out or dislodge (to the extent that I notice the reduced volume in that ear) if I lean my head a little to one side. I really don't think my size/shape is particularly non-normal either. Also not a great fan of the color - for me they just look too pretentious.

    17 of 47 people found this useful