Apple AirPods Reviews

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Manufacturer: Apple
Expert Reviews: 
 3.8
User Reviews: 
 4.8
 
 

Apple AirPods review

4.0
Verdict: In a number of ways the Apple AirPods are genuinely amazing. As a piece of engineering they're stunning, fitting the most advanced and user-friendly wireless technology into an incredibly compact design. Without a doubt, the W1 chip is ushering in a new dawn for wireless headphones.
Pros: Brilliant, transformative wireless tech, Very decent sound, Awesomely neat, battery-boosting carry case, Amazingly lightweight, compact and comfortable for those with average ears
Cons: Non-adjustable size and shape means they won't fit everyone, Attention-grabbing design, and generally not in a good way, Easily lost and expensive to replace, Siri isn't yet a good replacement for buttons
2 years ago
 

AirPods review: they sound great, but Siri holds them back

4.0
Verdict: When Apple pulled the headphone jack off the iPhone 7, it also unveiled a new set of wireless earbuds called AirPods, and claimed they were so great, users wouldn't mind the missing headphone jack.
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods

4.5
Verdict: The AirPods look just like Apple's regular headphones but without any cables – not even a cable joining the two earpieces. And they come in a magnetic case that not only stores them but keeps them charged. You can hear your music, talk to Siri and also make and receive calls on the move.
Pros: Great design, excellent sound quality, charging case, decent battery life
Cons: Maximum volume and bass level might not be high enough for some
2 years ago
 

AirPods review: They sound great, but Siri holds them back

4.0
Verdict: The AirPods have good battery life and great sound, and the integration with iOS can't be beat, but if you listen to your music with third-party apps,...
2 years ago
 

AirPods review: the best non-isolating wireless earbuds, but only for Apple

4.0
Verdict: In some ways I love the AirPods. Apple's W1 chip really does what it claims: solves Bluetooth connectivity issues that have plagued all but a few truly wireless earbuds, and with excellent battery life too. The case is also brilliant and I don't even mind the stalk-like design.
Pros: rock-solid connection, brilliant case, long battery life, seamless connection between multiple Apple devices, no lag or lipsync issues, good if not quite spectacular audio quality
Cons: no isolation, less stable when connected to non-Apple devices, lack of controls, reliance on Siri requiring an internet connection
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods Review

4.1
Verdict: The Apple AirPods are definitely one of the most convenient headphones we have tested. They are true wireless headphones – no cable or cord connects them and they stream music via Bluetooth. The fit is comfortable and surprisingly secure.
Pros: Super convenient, Comfortable and surprisingly secure fit, Easy setup and integration with other Apple devices, 15 minute quick charge feature
Cons: Expensive, Not a fan of the volume controls and track management – must use Siri for everything, No native music storage
2 years ago
 

Review: Apple AirPods

4.0
Verdict: On its website, Apple describes its new AirPods ($159) as "Wireless. Effortless. Magical." The completely wireless earbuds have finally arrived, after a delay that almost caused Apple to miss the holiday season completely. AirPods use...
7 months ago
 

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

4.0
Verdict: With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods.
Pros: Easy to connect, work instantly across the Apple eco-system, carry case is the charger, sound isolation for calls and Siri control
Cons: Design will polarise opinion, lose the charging case you're stuffed, expensive, no audio upgrade compared to EarPods, can fall out, Siri control is sluggish
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods review: we love them, but people keep looking at us

4.0
Verdict: So what do we think of Apple's latest creation? In short, we love the AirPods. They are technically brilliant and we're big fans of how well they work with iOS (we wouldn't bother if you use Android). The sound quality is also superb. However, there is one big drawback and that's their appearance.
Pros: They work brilliantly, Unobtrusive, So easy to pair
Cons: They look a bit weird, Easy to lose one, Case needs to be less slippy
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods review: wireless that wows, earbuds that don't

3.8
Verdict: One of the first criticisms lobbed at AirPods - even on the day they were announced - was how they seemed too easy to lose. So we have to start with the way AirPods fit, or don't fit, in your ears.
Pros: Great battery life, Good sound, Fixes some of Bluetooth's big problem
Cons: Won't fit everyone's ears, Open design lets in outside noise, Awkward looks
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods Review: Almost Magical

4.0
Verdict: For $159, the AirPods offer a seamless, no-fuss setup for iOS devices, with a relatively hands-free way to access Siri. The Pods offer almost-instant connection with your iOS device, with 5 hours of battery life and an additional 24 hours via the handy-dandy charging case.
Pros: Lightweight, wireless design, Quick, seamless connection on iOS devices, Solid Siri integration, 5 hours of battery life, Great audio quality
Cons: Limited controls, Expensive to replace, Can be charged only with the charging case
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods Review

4.0
Verdict: Apple's AirPods are the best fully wireless earbuds you can buy.
Pros: Rock-solid wireless reliability, range, Best-in-class battery life, Fast, compact charging case, Independent earbud operation, Replacement parts available
Cons: Not suitable for fitness activity, Average sound quality, Expensive replacement parts
2 years ago
 

Apple AirPods

4.0
Verdict: It might be two years since their release, but Apple's AirPods continue to enjoy sales success, with consumers still flocking to grab Apple's first real foray into headphone tech. Millions of pairs have been sold in the past couple of years, while AirPods have shaped the street scene xqconsiderably,...
8 months ago
 

Apple AirPods

4.0
Verdict: AirPods aren't meant for everyone. The EarPods that come in the box with the iPhone 7 are the earphones meant for the proletariat; AirPods are meant for people who want to free themselves from a life of tangled wires and a physical tether to their phones.
3 years ago
 

Apple AirPods

4.0
Verdict: With Apple kissing the standard headphone jack goodbye, it's hoping people will buy these completely wireless earbuds instead. They're elegant in some ways, with a simple pairing process and good voice-call quality.
Pros: Dead-simple to set up, Siri and calls work very well, Solid battery life
Cons: Controls aren't flexible enough, Mediocre audio quality, EarPods-inspired design isn't for everyone
3 years ago
 

Apple Airpods Review: Are they any good?

3.6
Verdict: If you're looking to just listen to music, the Airpods are a good choice since the connection never drops. Just don't expect to get a great sound experience and be prepared to lose at least one.
Pros: Great connection, Really portable
Cons: Not the best fit, Sound isn't great
2 years ago
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