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Apple Airpods (2019)

Apple Airpods (2019)

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Apple AirPods (2019) Review: Small improvements

Apple AirPods (2019) Review: Small improvements

Posted   04.03.19
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple’s updated AirPods don’t pack many thrilling upgrades, but the improvements they did get make for more seamless, convenient use. Because of that, little about the new AirPods are worth the upgrade for existing owners — that is, of course, unless their batteries are starting to go south. Even so, Apple has smoothed down enough of the originals’ rough spots that they’re a fantastic option for iOS users who are more concerned with ease-of-use than stunning sound quality.

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Pros
  • Improved wireless performance
  • Same solid battery life
  • Supports wireless charging if you’re into that
Cons
  • In-ear fit isn’t for everyone
  • No meaningful change to sound quality
  • Wireless charging is slow
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

80
parul.d
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
nanogiga
For starters, zero in-canal wireless buds work for me, so if I want to go wireless...read more
90
Whiskeyjack
These were actually my first pair of Airpods and they deliver exactly what Apple...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average user Score
 
70
jshah716
08.08.19
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
Scott
07.11.19
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget