Okay, Apple eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and the world went crazy. But thankfully, the company had a resolution: wireless devices called AirPods. Much to the irritation of anyone acquainted with Apple, they weren’t put into the box with iPhones. Instead, they’re offered as a premium accessory, and they are really hyped. When Apple released them at the beginning of 2018, shipping was over six weeks.
It doesn’t matter the hype, lots and lots of folks bought a pair of these things and wanted to test them to see if they were really as epic and innovative as Apple swore when it revealed them many moons ago.
Here’s the real: Apple’s wireless AirPods are around $160 which is honestly a little pricey. Read on to determine if the cost is worth the wireless listening and cool factor.
How are AirPods unlike EarPods?
Visualize if someone took regular EarPods and cut off the wires, then provided you with a snazzy little case to put them in that charges them. That’s AirPods in a nutshell.
They link to your phone via Bluetooth. When you plug both AirPods in, you’ll hear a confirmation tone that you’re connected. Crank up your fav music and you’re good to go.
Double-tap either of your AirPods to turn on Siri. Remove one AirPod from your ear, your music stops playing. All these functions and steps take mere seconds.
In case you’re pondering how does the music sounds coming out of them. the sound quality is relatively the same as the EarPods. Tests were done of both EarPods and AirPods with bass-heavy songs and smoother songs and there wasn’t any difference. The bass sounded around the same. For specific songs, though, the bass coming thru the EarPods was a little louder. It comes down to your personal preference and your budget.