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Rubbish noise cancellation, but otherwise good.
Bass & sound quality is good. But often call sound quality is poor (when the same call is fine without headphones), and noise cancellation only works if a background sound is constant. Right now, I’m sitting next to my wife with my AirPods set to maximum noise cancellation while she watches a different show to me. I can hear every single word of the show she’s watching. Noise cancellation is great for constant noises like the oven while I’m baking, but 90% of noises aren’t so constant.
The “noise cancellation” function is frankly useless.
Purchased in May 2021 at Kogan.com for $300.00.
randomly drop out despite removing all other blue tooth devices from my iPhone and having full battery.
When they work they function well. No good when they do not work after a short period of time. Have never been wet or damaged. But work less often than they function. One ear pod drops out sometimes. Others both drop out. Sometimes after 5 minutes sometimes after 5 seconds. They’ve never been wet or damaged.
Purchased in December 2019.
Rubbish - ROTTEN APPLE, Seriously the worst company to deal with.
- Case ID: 101402025497
- I live in regional Qld, closest apple store 3 hour flight away.
- 4 months out of warranty AirPods (purchased directly from apple store)
- left AirPod stops charging properly
- black corrosion can be seen building up on the gold metal tab in the case
- Spent 4 hours following apples process, live chat, headed into authorised Repair store to be told $44 to look at product, live chat again, phone call, phone call escalated. No proactive positive outcome. I was only asking for a replacement case. They won’t do it. This wo...
Purchased in February 2020 at Apple Australia for $249.00.
Right one stopped working only 6 months old
I loved how easy they connected to my phone and other Bluetooth devices. I loved the item as I can go wire free and talk freely while doing dishes or out walking, this is very handy as a mum and working woman. I am disappointed that the right headphone stopped working 6 months in as I have never had problems with Apple products previously. I only buy Apple for their durability. The sound quality isn’t that great but they are still great… when they work. I am upset that when I took them back to the store they need to be assessed first. Every oth...er headphone brand besides beats (who Apple also own) you can take them back and get a refund when they are faulty. Not with these!!! They need to be assessed first. I’m thinking they want to make the process as difficult as possible so you don’t bother with the refund and just give up. Great for the company-crap for the customer.
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $200.00.
Just get something with better quality sound
I know there are many Apple simps out there that believe Apple is the BeSt CoMpAnY for this kind of product, you're just objectively wrong. The build quality is average at best and the sound is awful compared to other products that are a lot cheaper. Just do some research and find something better, thank you :p
Purchased in January 2021.
Sound is not good
When I’m actually listening to music I can hear it well but when I’m talking to somebody they say that my voice is very muffled which is the same as the other pair that I purchased
Purchased at Apple Physical store for $320.00.
Apple AirPod 1st Generation
I have purchased both 2nd and 3rd generations, one because I thought that I had lost one pair. I find that both of them are very poor sound when making a call, the receiver can not hear properly. I can not understand why both generations would be the same, it is very disappointing.
Purchased at Apple Physical store for $300.00.
Issues straight out of the box
They arrived quickly and promptly, purchased directly through Apple, however only 1 AirPod connects at a time as they arrived with different firmware versions. The tech team attempted to help me fix them without success and advised I call to exchange or get a refund. My phone call advised me to go to an authorised service centre where they attempted to fix the problem and couldn’t and assumed they’d just be able to swap out for new ones (a couple of days for delivery) but had a call on the way home saying Apple won’t authorise it and instead th...ey have to be sent to Apple for repair. Hopefully they both work next week... audio seems good and they fit well but I haven’t experienced both sides working simultaneously as of yet. Not happy they can’t just do an exchange given they arrived essentially DOA and contacted Apple straight away.
Purchased in March 2021 at Apple Online store for $399.00.
Apple lied to me
Only four months old poor sound. Apple told me on a recorded call that even though I did not have Apple care they would send me a replacement pair by courier and I just needed to send the broken ones back to them. After 8 business days I rang them, they lied to me on the first call as they were not sending any replacement pair to me. Now have to wait for weeks more for repair which I have to organise and a month later. Apple stop lying to customers.
Purchased in July 2020 for $277.00.
Use these everyday! Makes working out with music or podcasts so much easier and more comfortable
I was given these as a gift from my BF and they have honestly been the biggest game changer to my workouts! Usually I would struggle with the headphone cords when running or lifting weights but the fact these can just sit securely in my ears is amazinggg. I don’t even notice they’re there!
Purchased in January 2021 at Apple Store Australia.
Rubbish. Waste of money.
My Airpods constantly disconnect from my Macbook. Very frustrating. I wish I had never bought them. They work ok on my iphone but not on my Macbook. I expected much better.
Keep perfectly still or they fall out
Sound and features are great! What a pity they fall out of my ears every 30sec (10sec if I’m running), ditto when my wife uses them. Make sure you have ears that meet Apple specs or you are out of luck.
Purchased in November 2020 for $399.00.
Overprice and after 2.5 years ended up in the landfill
Overprices buds and short shelf life. After 2.5 years my AirPods battery only last 20 min.
Forget about warranty, Apple won’t replace. However they charge more than a new one for a replacement under their care policy.
Better ended buying Jabra, that has a better battery and way better sound quality.
Purchased in February 2019 at Apple Online store for $249.00.
Typical apple product all show no go
Battery life abysmal. Non repairable and not even good for recycling.
Have tried all the ‘fixes’ to try to stop right one shutting down after a minute or so.
I won’t be replacing these with an apple product.
Purchased for $250.00.
It works perfect!
I was skeptical when I first saw the AirPods. It was looking awkward and was too expensive for my taste. Until I started hearing reviews from my friends! Everybody who owns it, gives 5 star! I had to try myself. I am glad I did it. I love it now. It is just a perfect product
Purchased in September 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $239.00.
Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions about Apple AirPods
What is the difference between the normal Charging Case and the Wireless Charging Case?
While both cases can be carried around in your pocket and will recharge your Airpods on-the-go, there are two different ways to recharge the case itself. The normal case charges by plugging a cable into the wall, the same way many devices are charged. The Wireless Case can also be recharged using a wireless charging pad (with the normal cable charge also being a back-up option). So if you don't have (or don't want to buy) a wireless charging pad, there's no need to pay extra for the Wireless Charging Case.
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Why are they so expensive for 1st gen? Looks great. Reckon you could get with them with $170. Just asking pleeeeeeeeeease my son really wants them but everywhere is to expensive. Thanks
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The popular Apple Airpods are a convenient and stylish way to listen to music on the go. Simply pop them back into their sleek and compact charging case, and slide them into your pocket when you’re done.
- 5 hours listening time or up to 3.5 hours of talk time
- Multifunctional - can use them at work uni or while exercising
- Compact charging case, so you easily slip them into your pocket
- There’s the option to choose between the standard charging case and a wireless charging case. The standard charging case can only be charged via a cable, whereas the wireless charging case gives you the option to charge via cable or a wireless charging pad.
What reviewers loved about Apple Airpods:
- The Apple Airpods easily pair with phones, making it a simple process to transition from listening to music to answering calls
- As these wireless headphones are so light, they were comfortable to wear for long periods of time
- Since these headphones are multifunctional, you can use them at work or uni. They're also suitable for exercise such as running and cycling.
- Reviewers appreciated the vibrant and clear sound these headphones produced.
|Category||Wireless Headphones||Wireless Headphones||Wireless Headphones|
|Features||Charging Case, Microphone Included and True Wireless (Earbuds Only)||Charging Case, Microphone Included and True Wireless (Earbuds Only)||Charging Case, Microphone Included and True Wireless (Earbuds Only)|
|Weight||8 g||8 g||8 g|
|Battery Life||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White|
|Release date||Mar 2019||Mar 2019||Dec 2016|
|Discontinuation date||Feb 2019|
|Replaced by||Apple Airpods 2nd Gen|
- GTIN14: 00888462858410
- GTIN12: 190198764805
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