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Thoughts on Apple AirPods

by Morris_Moss / February 2, 2018 4:22 AM PST

What is everyone thoughts/reviews on the new Apple Air pods?
I am thinking of purchasing some but wondered if anyone had any thoughts or experience with them?

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AirPods okay but not perfect
by lanman4 / February 2, 2018 8:44 PM PST

I adopted bluetooth headsets years ago starting with the original Jawbone and ending with a Jabra Stealth. I had many different brands. The AirPods are my latest and first off they are far from perfect so don't expect that. The good things are: very comfortable, easy and quick to charge, sound is decent, but not excellent. The not good things: Sometimes there is some minor noise on the audio. Sometimes they do not automatically turn on as they are supposed to and connect to your iPhone or whatever you are connecting to. Sometimes you have to move them around in your ear to get them to turn on. Sometimes you have to manually turn them on using your device to do so. Lastly but my biggest complaint is the longevity on a charge is just not that good. For example a Jabra Stealth is good for 5 hrs talk time. The AirPods are good for maybe 2 hrs.
That is just not enough. I usually use mine for phone calls. I use one and when it goes dead I put it in the case to charge and take out the one for my other ear and start using that one. I don't find them as great as all the reviews I read online. Apparently some people have not had much experience with Bluetooth headsets and therefore think these are better than they are because it's all they have ever used. I think they could use some improvements in the areas mentioned.

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Great wireless earphones
by pcardey1 / February 2, 2018 11:29 PM PST

I have used AirPods for ages and think they are great, probably not the best looking device but work well in my opinion. Sound is good but not perfect but then again I don’t think any Bluetooth unit is going to be as good as a corded option.

Sometimes they don’t connect instantly so you have to enable through settings but normally ok, I use mine daily and charge them up every 3 or 4 days which I think is acceptable.

I would certainly recommend these to others and I think they are a good investment if you are the sort of user who wears headphones alot.

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They're cute and quite functional, but
by billygard / February 3, 2018 11:10 AM PST

I'm kind of new to them. I like how they look, and that they're much more comfortable than a standard bluetooth, in that they have no irritating earhook to hold them on.

I've kind of confused about getting my iPhone to show the right stuff for it though. The AirPods manual at the Apple suport site kept referring to an "audio card" in the upper right corner of the control center window, but no such thing appears on mine (iOS 10.3.3). They say simply that you need iOS 10.

The earbuds, if taken out of the case and put on the ears on the same side, actually are reversed in the stereo image, so they have to be crisscrossed if you're picky about that. I haven't yet determined which way they stay more snuggly mounted so the sound is most audible. Sometimes pushing a bud in when it's getting loose will cause the sound to gap.

I haven't yet succeeded in getting one AirPod to connect when making a call. The connection happened when I put in both of them.

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Earphones were way too fragile
by Zoro66 / February 26, 2018 7:46 PM PST

Hi Morris_Moss! I haven’t got a pair of these Air Pods yet, but I have been thinking about it for a while now! The thought of an earphone that has no weak cables is pretty exciting and I appreciate that Apple finally found a solution. The original wired earphones were way too fragile, I just hope that the Air Pods are tough enough to stand daily use!

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Like it
by Jack-Owlson / February 28, 2018 4:57 AM PST

I am personally impressed. Because sound and call quality is great, the auto play and pause function works well, as for the Siri controls they are also accurate. I know that for some the form is not okay but to me perfectly fine. When I compare air pods to other wireless earphones on the market, i can say for sure that Apple has succeeded in this field and offered us a great listening experience. As for the price, not especially expensive either (though depends on a country)

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