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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods
alaScore 98

2040 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2040 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. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The comfort and sound are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the price.

usability, sound, comfort, design, size

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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 : {'type': 'http://schema.org/Person', 'properties': (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 : 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 (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

Expert review by : Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Apple AirPods review

 

Apple's fully wireless earbuds solve its newest problem

Battery life is exceptional ; Sound is great ; Pairing is quick and easy

One-size-fits-all design ; No in-line remote ; Controversial looks

Apple AirPods provide an almost perfect future for anyone who wants to don fully wireless earbuds. With superb sound quality and seamless device pairing, all you have to worry about is if they fit your ears and if you can deal with the lack of an...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple AirPods review: buds that deliver, with £20 off the price

 

Apple's AirPods may look strange, but they're an interesting shake-up in what you expect from wireless audio

So there's definitely room for improvement, but this is far from the dud product that many predicted from early press shots. Apple has evidently given a lot of thought to sidestepping the typical pitfalls of wireless earbuds, and the result is a pair...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

A pricier, better sounding alternative to Apple's AirPods

 

Although some small design gripes remain, Bose's SoundSport Free are among the best totally wireless earphones available now.

Bose's SoundSport Free, a set of totally wireless earphones, offers richer sound than Apple's AirPods and a more secure fit. The buds are water-resistant and durable, battery life is decent and a charging case provides two extra charges on the go.

The buds stick out pretty far from your ears. The case is a little large compared to the AirPods' and Jabra Elite 65t's cases.

Although Bose's SoundSport Free may not be perfect, thanks to some software upgrades and a price drop, it's become one of the best -- and best sounding -- totally wireless earphones.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

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 : David Court (alphr.com)

Apple AirPods review: These new wireless earphones are surprisingly GOOD, but pricey

 

The AirPods are comfy, grippy and all you need from a pair of wireless headphones

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.

Sep, 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