Before you continue reading, no, this is not an in-depth review of the AirPods; this article is mainly focused around my opinions on the product. I’ll try not to ramble on for too long.
So, yes, I purchased them (back in December of 2016 to be exact). I was lucky enough to order them only twenty minutes after official release, which was quick enough to get a shipping date of around the 10th of last month (January); but that’s besides the point of this article.
I won’t waste anymore time, let’s begin.
As you have most definitely heard from everyone who owns a pair of AirPods and uses them with an Apple device compatible with its new W1 chip features, their convenience is one of the best things about this product. I am not only referring to its amazingly fast setup and connecting processes; instead, its attribute of being 100% wireless. My girlfriend and I enjoy listening to music together in class nearly everyday. It’s a pain, and a struggle as well, to have to keep our heads close enough together so that the buds don’t get ripped out of one of our ears when using Apple’s wired EarPods. With the AirPods, we are free to do our own thing and not have to care about a pesky wire.
The AirPods’ automatic pause/resume feature is a nice addition as well, especially when I am being constantly talked to and all there is for me to do to pause my music is pull out one of the pods from my ear. To resume, I just stick it back in and the rest is done for me. Unfortunately, this very helpful feature does not work when only one pod is out of the case.
The sound quality is great as well, as you could expect. I personally think the added amount of bass is the biggest difference, and for someone like myself who listens to rap and electronic music, this means a lot. When comparing this change between the
EarPods and the AirPods, it’s very noticeable.
I understand this was a short read, but unless I want to repeat more of what dozens of other articles and videos have pointed out, there isn’t much else to add about this product. If you want more of an in-depth review, MKBHD’s video is one to give a watch.
In conclusion, Apple’s “new” wireless AirPods are far worth it, and before any of you readers begin complaining about the cost; stop. The price tag is easily justifiable as long as you conduct proper research. I highly recommend you purchase a pair.
EXTRA: If you don’t like the look of your AirPods, this company will paint them black for just $99.