Review overview

Sound quality8.2
Battery life8
Fitting8.5
Connectivity8.5

Summary

A great start towards a new way of using earphones. We would prefer to either wait for the next version or seek alternatives with improved design specifications.

8.3

The Pros

  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Quick access to Siri with a double-tap
  • More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case
  • Charges quickly in the case
  • Rich, high-quality audio and voice
  • Seamless switching between devices 6
  • First wireless earbud without wires in-between

The Cons

  • No custom ear fit
  • Easy to fall out for some users
  • No physical volume control
  • Mediocre sound quality for some users
  • May have intermittent connection issues
  • Easily lost

We have been using the Beats bluetooth sports earbuds that comes with its own charging case. Then Apple came along and showed the world their own version of Wireless Airpods – even without any wires connecting the two buds! The first impression is that this design looks too good to be true – common sense will tell you that it might be easily to lose the earbuds if you are not careful. While some of my friends are certain that the earbuds do not fall off easily, we have seen mixed reviews online.

Never be the first to try out a new idea or technology – it is meant to fund the 2nd version that is even better!

The following are Apple Airpods alternatives:

1) Skybuds

2) Jabra Elite Sport

3) Onkyo W800BT

4) B&O BeoPlay E8

5) Sony WF-1000X

6) Bose SoundSport Free

7) Bragi Dash Pro

8) Anker Zolo Liberty+

9) Elyxr Air

10) Jam Ultra True Wireless Earbuds

11) Philips True Wireless SHB4385

12) Samsung Gear IconX

13) Earin M-1

14) Erato Muse 5

15) Motorola Verve Ones+

16) Sol Republic Amps Air

17) Google Pixel Buds

 

References:


The following are good and detailed reviews:

T3 – Apple Airpods Alternatives

Techradar – Apple Airpods Alternatives

 

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