Apple AirPods

80

Engadget Review

With Apple kissing the standard headphone jack goodbye, it's hoping people will buy these completely wireless earbuds instead. They're elegant in some ways, with a simple pairing process and good voice-call quality. It's too bad that Apple otherwise fell short in the sound department, and that you're forced to talk to Siri to get just about everything done. Still, while this first attempt missed the mark, the concept has plenty of potential.

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The AirPods aren't a must-buy (yet)
Apple's first wireless earbuds aren't perfect, but they have potential.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoSeptember 13, 2016

Pros

  • Dead-simple to set up
  • Siri and calls work very well
  • Solid battery life

Cons

  • Controls aren't flexible enough
  • Mediocre audio quality
  • EarPods-inspired design isn't for everyone
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AirPods

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Key Specs

TYPE
Earbud
CHANNELS
Stereo
CONNECTIONS
Wireless

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