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Apple AirPods

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2081 reviews of Apple AirPods. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The comfort and sound also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple AirPods is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple AirPods

 

Apple AirPods review: Are Apple's wireless headphones any good, or is your money better spent elsewhere? We take an in-depth look.

Strong Bluetooth connection ; Great battery life ; W1 chip is the future of wireless headphones

Sound quality not much better than average ; Don't fit in all ear types ; Design isn't for everyone

Ultimately, the Apple AirPods make me excited for what Apple can achieve for future versions, as the first attempt falls short in some important areas.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Bragi's 'Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods

 

Bragi's back with another pair of all wireless earbuds, and they're definitely worth a look.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple The bottom line: Our quick verdict on Apple's AirPods

 

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. It's too bad that Apple otherwise...

Dead-simple to set up ; Siri and calls work very well ; Solid battery life

Controls aren't flexible enough ; Mediocre audio quality ; EarPods-inspired design isn't for everyone

Sep, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple AirPods review

 

Rock-solid wireless reliability, range ; Solid battery life ; Fast, compact charging case ; Independent earbud operation ; Replacement parts available

Not suitable for fitness activity ; Average sound quality ; Expensive replacement parts

Apple’s AirPods are among the best completely wire-free earbuds available today. Their flawlessly stable wireless connection and range alone still puts them ahead of much of the competition. That said, they are no longer the kings of the court in terms...

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Apple AirPods updated review: Getting better with age

 

Apple's AirPods still aren't perfect, but a series of small software upgrades have made them better.

The ultra-lightweight Apple AirPods are fully wireless headphones that offer a reliable wireless connection, effortless pairing with Apple devices, decent sonics and good call quality. The included compact charging case quickly charges the buds. You...

Will fit more securely in some ears than others. Their open design allows for a lot of ambient noise to leak in. Similarly priced wireless models deliver better sound. And yes, they still look kinda dorky.

Look past their offbeat design and you'll find that Apple AirPods' compact size and high convenience factor are a winning combination.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple AirPods review

 

Not the ultimate in sound quality, but Apple leads the way in wireless headphone tech...

Tiny and light ; Pure wirelessness ; Weighty, balanced sound ; Good fit for most ears ; Clever case that carries extra charge

Lack detail and dynamic subtlety ; Siri isn’t a good substitute for buttons ; Attention-grabbing design, and not in a good way

The Apple AirPods are true next-generation wireless headphones, but sadly they are only of average sound quality

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple AirPods

 

The Apple AirPods feel like a big step for wireless in-ear audio—but it's more about innovations and features and less about audio performance.

Clear audio performance. Seamlessly pairs with multiple iOS devices on the same iCloud account. Carrying case doubles as backup battery.

Lack of ear canal seal means less bass response and potential ear-to-ear stereo image discrepancies. Limited onboard controls virtually require you to use Siri. In-ear fit could be more secure.

Most of the hand-wringing over the lack of a headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is misdirected—wireless audio is clearly the direction of the future. But it remains to be seen how the world will respond to this new breed of cable-free earphones. As far as...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (t3.com)

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

 

We've updated our original review to bring you our long-term AirPods verdict

They work brilliantly ; Unobtrusive ; So easy to pair

They look a bit weird ; Easy to lose one ; Case needs to be less slippy

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple AirPods review

 

A new dawn for wireless headphones

Brilliant, transformative wireless tech ; Very decent sound ; Awesomely neat, battery-boosting carry case ; Amazingly lightweight, compact and comfortable for those with average ears

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

They make you look daft and are in some ways ahead of their time, but tech-wise the AirPods are undeniably awesome

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

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. The AirPods have already...

Easy to connect, work instantly across the Apple eco-system, carry case is the charger, sound isolation for calls and Siri control

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

The AirPods have already polarised opinion when it comes to their design. Everyone we've asked would be conscious about wearing them, both because of the stick that protrudes from each ear and the fear of them falling out and getting lost.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Continuous audio playback time:5
Talk Time:2

Design

Colour of product:White
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:In-Ear

Headphones

Ear coupling:Intraaural

Packaging Data

Cables included:Lightning
Carrying case:Y / Yes
Charger:Y / Yes

Performance

Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 18
Height :4.05 / 40.5
Weight:8
Width:1.65 / 16.5