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Apple AirPods

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Apple AirPods. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price and design. There are some mixed views about the size.

sound, usability, comfort, portability, reliability

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple AirPods is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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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

There’s lots to like about the AirPods including their sound quality, and how seamlessly they pair with your device, but at the end of the day their lack of in-line remote means that there are easier headphones to use while out and about, and Siri...

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.

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: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Apple AirPods

 

AirPods are the first completely wireless earphones from Apple, and they're sold as the perfect companion to the new iPhone 7. In lots of ways, they're the best wireless earbuds you can buy right now, thanks to a rock-solid connection, easy setup and...

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.

Jan, 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: (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: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple AirPods

 

I would say that Apple has had two major innovations for 2016. The first would be TouchBar on the new MacBook Pros and the second are the Apple AirPods.

The Apple AirPods aren’t for everyone, but if you want the most seamless all-day iOS connected headphone experience, this is worth looking at. As someone who has been using Bluetooth headphones or over a year, I found the simplicity and elegance of the...

Dec, 2016

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Lance Ulanoff (mashable.com)

Don't worry about how they look -- Apple's AirPods are excellent earphones

 

These wireless earbud prove dorkiness is in the eye of the beholder.

Comfortable ; Great sound ; Long battery life ; Intelligently switch between devices ; Fast, easy pairing

Expensive ; If you drop one, it's hitting the ground or worse ; Might look dorky

Apple AirPods have enough utility, smarts, sound quality and wearability to overcome what some see a potentially awkward design.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Apple AirPods review

 

Yes, wearing Apple's AirPod headphones makes you look positively goofy. But you already knew that .

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.

Their open design allows for a lot of ambient noise to leak in. There are no controls on the buds (except Siri). Similarly priced wireless models deliver better sound. And yes, they look pretty dorky.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple AirPods Review

 

Wireless headphones have been ripe for a reboot for years now, but no contenders for the crown have divided opinion quite like Apple's AirPods. Revealed alongside the iPhone 7, the fully-wireless earbuds were intended to salve the pain of losing the...

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

Weight & Dimensions

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