My apologies for the delay in posts. I started a new job working for an Oahu t-shirt printing company (Plan B Printing). But, I’m back with another review! Hopefully I’ll make time to post more often. Enjoy!
In 2016, Apple announced the launch of 4 pairs of wireless headphones. These were in line with the company’s belief that wireless is better. Three of those headphones bore the Beats brand, which were all about style and not really about audio quality. But fans (and critics) were more interested in the AirPods. How good is it? Let’s find out in this Apple AirPods review.
Here are the most important bits of info you need to know about it:
- The design is fantastic. The case itself is small, so it can fit in your pocket. It’s very white, so it’s easy to find in your bag. The earbuds are locked in magnetically so they won’t shake loose. The earbuds can last for 5 hours straight, and the case can recharge them fully in just 15 minutes or so.
- It sounds great. This is one reason why audiophiles don’t care much for the Beats brand. It’s because that brand is dedicated to hip and coolness and not so much on sound quality. But it’s different with the AirPods.
This pair of earphones actually produces very good sound quality. According to Apple, there’s not much of a difference between the AirPods and the EarPods, but for the discerning it’s not really true. The AirPod sound seems much more dynamic, especially with the base.
- Connecting to your phone isn’t a problem either. The AirPods come with the W1 chip that makes the first pairing process quick and easy. Once you open the carrying case of the AirPods, your iPhone will display a popup asking you to connect. It’s that simple.
You can then use the Control Center on your iPhone to use the earphones with your iPhone, or with your Apple Watch or iPad. You can even automatically pair it with laptops that have the macOS Sierra.
- Synching is a cinch too. The audio signal travels better than over Bluetooth, because each AirPod basically has its own Bluetooth channel at the same time, with the W1 chip handling the synching. So you don’t get the latency you’ve come to expect from regular Bluetooth.
- It works with Android phones too. Of course, you’re forced to go through Bluetooth menus, but that can’t be helped. But it works very well compared to other Android earphones. Just like on the iPhone, it also pauses the music when you take them out of your ear.
- Will it fit your ear? This is the main problem with the AirPods. They seem every easy to lose, and that’s certainly true if they fall out of your ears often. According to Apple, the design of the AirPod will suit most people, but not all, obviously.
This would be a more upbeat Apple Airpods review if it fit my ears. It didn’t, so you can probably sense my lack of enthusiasm about it. Hopefully Apple will come out with alternate designs so that everyone can find the design that fits their ears perfectly.