Well, I finally broke down. I purchased some Apple AirPods. I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to give into the trendy-ness of them. I wasn’t going to further delve myself into the Apple ecosystem, despite the fact that I’m already deep into said ecosystem. But while I was attempting to take calls for school while walking to and from my various meetings while I’m out in Seattle, my current wireless headphone performance was just the last straw. Poor connectivity and audio issues plagued my calls until I was forced to hold my phone to my ear. I know, imagine that. It’s so 2006. I say this with sarcasm in my voice, of course.
Video review link will be posted here at a future date.
So, while out in Seattle I ordered the AirPods 2 with wireless charging case and had them delivered to a local Amazon Locker. Side note: this was my first Amazon Locker experience and it was quite seamless. Anyway, back to the AirPods. I was really excited to try these out because I heard (no pun intended) how awesome these worked within the Apple ecosystem. The setup proved this as all I had to do was simply open the charging case and my iPhone recognized the new AirPods. After connecting them, they just simply… worked. They worked the same way with my iPad and my MacBook Pro.
Another area of concern for me was the design and usability of these in various settings. For example, would these stay in my ears while working out? What about walking around town? How about lounging in my house. Yes to all three. Now, I know what you may be thinking. Of course they will stay in your ears! They are designed to be mobile! I always have a bit of a hard time with in-ear headphones as their “universal” design doesn’t always fit my ear the way that I would like. I have always preferred over-the-ear headphones because of this. Only time will tell if I get into a situation in which the AirPods decide to fall out. If I have an issue, I’ll make an update.
The last thing to comment on, for now, will be the audio quality. I have heard that the audio quality is just “good.” I have found these to be better than good. Sure, are they the best earphones I have used? No. But they are pretty darn close. The audio sounds crisp and clear. The bass is pronounced. I never thought anything sounded too “tingy” or washed out. They sounded great listening to rock, soundtracks, metal, podcasts, YouTube, and conference calls. Overall, very impressed with the sound.
Well, that is about it for now. If you are interested in checking these out, or purchasing them, feel free to go to this link (via Amazon Affiliates). Feel free to comment to discuss this post as well!