A Review Of The Pros And Cons Of Airpods
Apple Airpods at least make listening to wireless music a feasible proposition, but their performance and features tend to divide opinion. As with wireless hi-fi headphones, wireless listening tends to mean compromising. However, whether such matters are deal-breaking matters is often a matter of personal preference, and if you're used to mobile gambling in online casinos, you might want to invest in a pair of cool headphones to enhance the experience.
Here's a look at the various features you might want to consider when evaluating what these have to offer which might potentially make them your must-have mobile accessory.
- Actually offering useable wireless functionality must be considered a plus for these Apple earbuds. In many ways, wireless remains very much an emerging technology, and Apple seems to be aware that there are many reasons why people buy wireless earbuds. An example of their user-centric approach is the built-in "find my Airpods" feature.
- These airpods are easy to pair with Apple devices and usually achieve this automatically. Pairing with Android and other non-Apple devices is a more complicated process, but usually achieves the desired result. Bluetooth connectivity is usually reliable and trouble free, but once again, it is non-Apple users who experience occasional glitches and a slightly limited range much more frequently.
- Apple's style instinct remains very strong, and these cool, minimalist buds are considered by many to be one of the top trends in designer ear wear. So if one of your non-negotiable requirements is to secure a desirable fashion accessory, Apple should be at the top of your list.
- As is so often the case, Apple's designers seem to be early adopters of smart features that improve the user experience, such as the device that stops the music track every time you remove an earphone, and when you put it back in your ear, the music continues at the same point in the track, a convenience that many users will see as a strong reason to make a purchase.
- Appealing design and high-quality workmanship are once again at the forefront of the accompanying charging case. Although lightweight, the case still feels sturdy enough to do the job, and the use of magnets to open and close the case significantly contributes to safety and ease of use. In addition, an LED indicator on the inside confirms the pairing status of the pods.Source: sohu.com
- These earbuds cost more than 150 USD, and yet their sound quality, while far from unacceptable, is certainly not in the "audiophile" category. Whilst it may be true that audio quality might be considered something of a common problem for most wireless devices, it's no comfort to would-be owners that much cheaper alternative options don't sound much different.
- Apple claims the Airpod battery lasts "up to five hours," which some reviewers have struggled to replicate. While this may be enough for many purposes, it's hard to feel ecstatic about this performance given that some pairs of budget Bluetooth wireless headphones like the Moo 302 can last up to 45 hours. Each Airpod is also powered by a separate battery, which means users could be faced with time-lag issues if one battery runs out some time before the other.
- It has also been reported that these batteries are prone to deterioration over time, so this could result in that five-hour continuous performance slipping to just three hours just one year after purchase.
- Apple have adopted a "one size fits all" design concept, which is good when the airpods fit well, but when they don't, there's no practical work around. For would-be buyers, of course, this means it's very important to make sure you wear these buds comfortably before you hand over any money.
- In addition to the problem of 'fit', wearers also find sound leakage is a problem. Since these earphones do not form a good acoustic seal, unless you are happy to listen at quite low volumes, others in the environment will also hear noise when your music is playing.
- Like some other Apple devices, these wireless Airpods are equipped with a built-in microphone and require some communication with Apple Inc's virtual assistant, Siri. This" always on "configuration has led some reviewers to speculate that this function might allow Apple to eavesdrop on your communications, or at least gather information about your consumer preferences.
- Wireless earbuds are small and relatively inconspicuous, but they can also make them much easier to lose than those with a cable attached. The "find my airpods" feature is designed to overcome this, but unfortunately does not work when your airpods are actually out of range.
- The only way to change the volume on the earbuds is by talking to Siri. While this does of course contribute to Apple's minimalist, 'hands-free' design concept, there may be public moments where this becomes almost impossible and / or quite awkward and embarrassing to accomplish discreetly