THE PROS AND CONS OF APPLE AIRPODS
Apple AirPods are becoming the most popular Bluetooth earbuds on the market, there’s no question about it. But are they worth the chunk of change that Apple wants for them? We’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of AirPods, and let me start off by saying if you are someone who is not impressed by anything Apple does, then they probably aren’t going to do it for you.
One thing everyone can agree on is that the Apple AirPods are very comfortable. They are basically just Apple’s wired earbuds, just without the wires. It depends from person to person, but the majority of people say that AirPods are safely secure in their ears. If you are worried about them falling out of your ears, just know that if the original earbuds fit snug, then so will the AirPods.
As far as style goes, Apple AirPods are the sleekest, most aesthetically pleasing wireless earbuds available. Apple uses its minimalist and clean look to offer a great product. AirPods are better looking than the wireless earbuds that have an around-the-neck band, like the BeatsX .
When Apple first announced the AirPods, I assumed that people would get funny looks by wearing tiny white things in their ears but I was wrong. I actually get more stares when I wear my BeatsX wireless earbuds while grocery shopping. This is most likely because people are so used to seeing Apple’s original earbuds in people’s ears, making it less of an odd sight to see the same thing in ears but without wires.
If you’re a neat freak, then you’ll want to get a case for your… case. This is because it’s really easy to scuff and scratch your AirPods case during your day-to-day, just like a MacBook charging block.
Everyone’s biggest drawback from purchasing AirPods, besides price, is the fact you might lose them. This is a completely subjective scenario because if you are a techie who cares for their devices, then you’ll most likely have no problem holding onto them. However, if you’re one to constantly misplace your things, break your phone’s screen or run your devices into the ground, then you may want to opt for a more inexpensive option. I suggest the BeatsX wireless earbuds if you’re afraid of your AirPods falling out of your ears.
Apple had the foresight to include touch controls which are used by tapping or double tapping either the right or left AirPod, but they seem to have hit a roadblock when it came to volume controls. You’ll have to resort to using the volume buttons on your phone to adjust the sound. However, if you’re lucky enough to own an Apple Watch, you will be able to easily control the volume with the dial. Still annoying, but at least you won’t have to pull out your phone.
The touch controls, by the way, include track skipping forward/backward, Siri access, and play/pause.
Battery life is amazing with the AirPods and the charging case is extra convenient. In fact, your AirPods will immediately pair to your Apple device the instant you flick open the case for the first time. Anytime after that, your AirPods will connect to you device once you put them in your ears.
I was concerned about the quality of phone calls when using the AirPods as a hands-free device, but I was shocked by its performance. The sound comes in clear and the mic pics up your voice surprisingly well.
Sound quality is great, but not astonishing. If you’re looking for hardcore, Beats Studio-like sound then you probably won’t be satisfied with Apple AirPods. Audio is balanced and full, just like the original earbuds. They sound perfect with the volume all the way up, but if you are the type to play the loudest song at the highest volume, then maybe you want another type of headphones. Again, if you’re looking for something that can handle aggressive bass, then check out the BeatsX.
– Satisfyingly comfortable.
– Long-lasting battery life.
– Easy device pairing.
– Great sound quality.
– Aesthetically pleasing.
– Long bluetooth range.
– Restrictive touch controls.
– Easy to lose (depending on you).