At Earhoox we love all types of headphones, from giant studio cans to wraparounds, on-ears and over-ears and everything in between. But if you’ve never owned a pair of AirPods before, you might be wondering if they’re really worth it. We take a look at the Top 5 reasons you should absolutely own AirPods.
Back in the heady early days of Bluetooth headphones, connections would drop out, pairing was a pain, they were crazy expensive, playback was unreliable and audio quality was the musical version of the old tin can telephone. But times have changed. Pairing is as simple as flipping open the lid of your AirPods’ case. And there is also an independent connection from a device to each AirPod to lessen connection drops and delays. Finally, sound quality is now rated on par with most wired headphones so you can rock out during your workout.
AirPods with charging case can house huge battery cells for all-day play. "With multiple charges in your case, you get more than 24 hours of listening time, or up to 18 hours of talk time. AirPods can get up to 5 hours of listening time or 3 hours of talk time on a single charge. If you charge AirPods for 15 minutes in their case, you get up to 3 hours of listening time or up to 2 hours of talk time." ...according to Apple's website. AirPods provide more than enough playback for an entire day at the office, several trips to the gym or countless laps around the block. Charging your AirPods battery can be something you only have to do once a week or so. Not a bad price price to pay for being wireless all the time.
Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason for buying AirPods is not to look cool. No, one of the main reasons for picking up AirPods is of course because they’re wireless. Not that we have anything in particular against cables, per se, but the freedom of going wireless is unparalleled. No more tangled headphone cords, no need to take your device with you as you walk around the house, no accidentally yanking your headphone cable out or knocking your phone off the table, no wear and tear, no safety worries with the new breed of smartphone with no analog port. After you create a perfect playlist and head to the gym with a pair of AirPods (with Earhoox for added stability), we guarantee you’ll become an instant convert. And seriously, who wants wires getting in the way when you are practicing your three point jumper?
AirPods are designated as Trusted Devices and will keep your phone unlocked when in close proximity. Trusted Devices are basically devices that you own or “trust” that you can use to keep your phone unlocked when a Bluetooth-powered device is in close proximity. Wired headphones don’t support this feature because they’re not able to broadcast anything to your phone. And if you’re the type to regularly keep your AirPods in your ears, Trusted Devices can be a massive time saver every single day.
A pair of AirPods may serve as a jack-of-all-trades audio product. One of the least noted benefits of AirPods is that they’re non-exclusive, unlike wired headphones. Get a pair of nice headphones with the wrong connector and you’re going to be making a trip to buy an adaptor shortly, but plug in your AirPods and you'll be able to connect to any device that support Bluetooth audio.
So those are five very simple reasons to give AirPods a shot. Considering some of the great AirPods deals going around, you can pick up a pair of version 1 or 2 refurbished AirPods for $99 USD and see for yourself how great they are. Or step to AirPods Pro for $200+. Regardless, buying AirPods doesn’t mean you have to throw away your old cabled ‘phones. Use them when it’s convenient and switch to cabled when it’s not. The question isn’t really why you should buy AirPods, but why wouldn’t you?
This year, there has been an incredible demand to launch an AirPod Pro version of the original and first-of-its-kind-product that has improved the listening experience for over 500,000. Today we are doing that.