Reviewing the AirPods: Let’s take a closer look at which models most suitable for you

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AirPods or Apple’s wireless headphones/earphones were first released in 2016, created a buzz and sold incredibly well. This was due to Apple redesign of the typical earphones with a sleeker aesthetic while also being easy to use. No matter where you are, it’s undeniable you’ll see AirPods as an everyday essential in the ears of those around you.

Whether it be an iPhone or a Macbook, the addition of AirPods when you’re already an Apple user will complete your gadget ecosystem. By simply taking your AirPods out of its charging case, you’ll be able to immediately connect it to any device. Furthermore, there are also applications such as Find My that enable you to track all Apple devices at once.

Currently, there are 4 AirPods models sold, where each have different prices and specs as follows:

Model AirPods Gen2 AirPods Gen3 AirPods Pro AirPods Max
Chipset H1 H2 H1
Audio Technology Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking
Active Noise

Cancellation and Transparency mode that can be adjusted according to external conditions

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
Adaptive EQ
Custom high-excursion Apple Driver

 

Apple dynamic driver
Custom high dynamic range amplifier
Censor Dual optical sensors Skin-detect sensor Optical sensor
Motion and speech-detecting accelerometer Position sensor
Double-tap sensor Force sensor Touch control Case-detect sensor
Microphone Dual beamforming microphones Dual beamforming microphones and inward-facing microphone 8 microphones for Active Noise Cancellation

 

Controller – Double-tap to play, skip, or answer phone calls

– Say “Hey Siri” to do things

– Press once to play, pause, or answer phone calls

– Press twice to skip

– Press 3 times to rewind back

– Press and hold for Siri

– Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode

– Say “Hey Siri” to do things

– Turn for volume control

– Press once to play, pause, or answer phone calls

– Press twice to skip

– Press 3 times to rewind back

– Press and hold for Siri

-Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode

– Say “Hey Siri” to do things

Water Resistance Sweat and water resistant
Case Lightning Charging Case Lightning Charging Case or Magsafe Charging Case MagSafe Charging Case with speaker and lanyard loop Smart Case
Battery Life Up to 5 hours of listening time on a single charge Up to 6 hours of listening time on a single charge Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge
Up to 24 hours with Charging Case Up to 30 hours with Charging Case
Up to 3 hours of talk time on a single charge Up to 4 hours of talk time on a single charge Up to 4.5 hours of talk time on a single charge Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.3 Bluetooth 5.0
Price 5,290 6,790 8,990 19,900

 

Which AirPods model is best suited for you?

  • AirPods Gen2 – Suitable for new AirPods users due to its more affordable price. It is also equipped with all the basic features, seamlessly connects to other devices quickly with the ability to switch between devices, while its tap controls enable different actions to be carried out. The only functions it does not have are water resistance and Active Noise Cancellation, which makes listening to music on the AirPods Gen2 slightly inferior to other models.
  • AirPods Gen3 – New AirPods with a design similar to that of the AirPods Pro. It features Spatial Audio but does not have ear tips like the AirPods Pro. Nonetheless, it has IPX4 Water Resistance, making the AirPods Gen3 suitable to use during your workouts.
  • AirPods Pro – The most expensive AirPods in the TWS series, making the AirPods Pro fully equipped with features including its in-ear design, Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode that can be adjusted according to your external conditions to provide the best listening experience, as well as water resistance properties making it suitable to use during exercise.
  • AirPods Max – Over-ear headphones designed for up to 20 hours of continuous use on a single charge. Equipped with Active Noise Cancellation and supports Spatial Audio features which makes it the perfect headphones for those that are looking for the best music listening experience.

AirPods Tips to Make Your Life Easier

In addition to its fast connection to other devices and beautiful, compact design, the AirPods are able to seamlessly switch across a variety of devices to make your life easier. Where in which Apple has released additional tip to use the AirPods more seamlessly:

  • Rename your AirPods – You can name your AirPods in your iPhone settings by simple heading over to Settings > Bluetooth > AirPods > tap the current name of your AirPods and rename.
  • Check your AirPods’ battery status at any time – The battery of your Charging Case and AirPods can be checked via your phone when the Charging Case lid is open.
  • Use Siri as soon as you start speaking – Connection to Siri can be set up by going to Settings > Tap Siri & Search > Enable and you’ll be able to use Siri just by simply mentioning the words “Hey Siri”.
  • Tap for Noise Cancellation – AirPods Pro has a built-in Active Noise Cancellation Feature that can be activated by holding on to the AirPods. This will cut out any external sounds and adapt according to external conditions.
  • Tap to adjust the volume – For all AirPods models, tap once to immediately pause or answer a phone call. As for the AirPods Gen3 and AirPods Pro, you can additionally squeeze 2 times to skip, and 3 times to rewind.
  • Share audio via AirPods -You can now listen to audio on the same phone or device using different AirPods via the AirPlay function in the Control Center or within the application: select Share Audio > open the Charging Case lid of the AirPods you would like to share your audio with, and bring it closer to your device > Tap Share Audio on your device.
  • Track your AirPods with Ease via the Find My app – Once your AirPods are connected to your phone, you can easily track it instantly via the Find My app.

Many that have experienced using the AirPods all agree that it is considered to be Apple’s most practical gadget with the best value-for-money. For those interested in the AirPods, try it out in person at every branch of Studio7, or alternatively purchase it via online channels here. Click here to for information about the AirPods.