Overview AirPods: smart wireless headphones from Apple
Devices / / December 19, 2019
The package includes headphones AirPods in a case, a set of instructions and Lightning-cable.
Case has rounded edges, fits nicely in your hand and fits into any pocket. Open and close the cover - a special pleasure that turns case for headphones as an alternative anti-stress toys.
On the reverse side is a button for connecting to devices and Android-pairing with iOS-device, and the bottom side - socket for charging.
Over time, the lid is formed dark plaque, which accounts clean. It is not clear where it appears: a case is always closed, dirty hands no one touches it. Judging by the reviews, the periodic cleaning covers are engaged many owners AirPods. What to do, design costs in white colors.
Another nuance - play cover when moving it from side to side (not in the opening direction). Scenarios in which it would be necessary to move the cover that way does not exist, but such roughness of the Apple technology upset at least due to the fact that they are rare.
Inside the case are hidden magnets in which headphones are literally fly into the case. The cover is also primagnichivaetsya at closing, so you can safely throw AirPods on the bottom of the bag - earphones do not fall out and get lost.
Wireless ear at first sight seem to be the same EarPods, but without wires and with a slightly thickened legs. If you do not take into account the hidden in these legs tehnofarsh, it EarPods is. And it's cool. It's not even skeuomorph and continuity. It's just really comfortable and pretty universal form of headphones.
If doubts before AirPods acquisition associated with the fear of losing the earpiece had fallen, then we hasten to dispel them: inserts securely held. The main reason for loss EarPods - wires that constantly pull the headphones down. There are none.
Real dangers brought up the habit for years to shoot one of the headphone during a conversation and let him go. Liner EarPods would remain hanging on the wire, and wireless earpiece simply fall to the ground. However, you can reorganize a couple of days, but for the most unfortunate in the sale is a special silicone cords connecting headphones to each other.
Sound characteristics - the most important part of any review of the headphones, but definitely the most boring when it comes to AirPods. As is the case with wired predecessor, here we get a not particularly ambitious, smooth and slightly stained in medium and high frequency sound.
For fans of the exact specifications we borrowed frequency response graph from the French portal les Numeriques.
This is a good result for urban in-ear headphones, do not pretend to be an audiophile device. Still AirPods not like that sound, although asking for the average user, they do an excellent job.
Create a couple of AirPods with "apple" handheld device is very simple. For fast answers to synchronize specially designed headphone chip W1. Suffice it to the lid of the cover, and the iPhone automatically recognizes AirPods.
Confirm the pairing by pressing a single button on the cover of headphones - and yet, the pair created and already scattered on all synced devices. even pressing a button does not need at this moment - broadcast will be automatically transferred to AirPods, if they are inserted into the ears.
Buttons on the headphones do not. The only possible gesture control - Double-tapping. The best I came up with - start and pause on the right earpiece, the challenge of Siri - the left. Another way to pause - to pull out one of the headphones.
Towards a new navigation system, it is difficult to get used to. In this regard EarPods still convenient. One or two buttons is not enough to control playback and Siri - is not a panacea. I, for one, still too shy to use it in crowded places.
To answer the call, you must also double-tap on the headset. Outgoing sound quality is excellent: effect of the active noise reduction system. Therefore AirPods you can talk with your friends, or cause Siri even in relatively crowded and noisy place.
If you bring an open case to the iPhone, the screen shows the charge cover data and headphones. In addition, the widget "Batteries" you can see the charge of each of the inserts. The fact that they are identical in fillings, each can be used as a headset. In this case, the sound will be broadcast in mono, and the battery life AirPods doubled.
AirPods are also able to work in conjunction with all iOS devices with iOS-10 and higher, Apple Watch with watchOS 3 and above, and MacOS computers with 10.12 and higher. In addition, the headphones can be used with any device that supports the Bluetooth 4.0 standard. developers promise "Magic" in this case will be gone, but as assured users of Android-smartphone, wearing AirPods their devaysa quite comfortable. True, there is of Siri, but with the help of third-party software, you can do so on tapping spoke Google Assistant.
Fully charged inserts and cover can live 24 hours listening time and 11 hours of talk time. Without briefcase headphones worked for five hours. And they charged very quickly: in 15 minutes, they are gaining the amount of charge is sufficient for playing music for another three hours.
This means that the discharge devaysa never catches you by surprise. One has only to charge the case with headphones every 3-4 days and do not listen to music for five hours.
We advise AirPods, if:
- you are equipped with Apple's complete collection and want to supplement another utilitarian handheld device;
- you are tired of interrupts cables EarPods, but the headphones themselves have fully satisfied;
- you are looking for a wireless headset that will not take up much space in your bag.
We do not recommend AirPods, if:
- you constantly lose everything;
- you live in is not the most developed region, where exotic gadget can cause unwanted attention;
- you are an audiophile, to which the frequency response, THD, and other unintelligible abbreviations important than anything else.
And most importantly: do not forget that the headphone choice is purely personal. If any or Sennheiser Koss like you more EarPods, then purchase a wireless version of the unloved headphones for 12 thousand rubles - not a good idea.
But if you want to receive a maximum of Apple's technology, used to the ergonomics and sound EarPods and love to experience the aesthetic and tactile pleasure from the gadget, then you'll love AirPods.
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