Review of the AirPods – Yay or Nay?

Product – Review of the AirPods

Function – Provide True Wireless Audio

Connection – Great

Battery Life – Great

Price – $219.00 (CAD)


What’s up everyone, how are you doing today? For this review, we will be looking at the Apple Airpods and discussing all the different features, benefits and even downsides of this product. We will specifically be relating these ideas to using the AirPods for training. However, there will also be a section where I discuss my opinion on this product in regards to everyday use!

So buckle your seat belts, this is going to be one amazing review!

Durability:

When purchasing any product, we are going to want it to last and be worth our money. That is why durability is always at the forefront of our review list!

The case of the AirPods and the AirPods themselves are made of a hard and durable plastic. They open and close through what appears to be a metal/magnetic hinge system. The charging port looks just like any charging port you would find on an Apple device.

Over roughly 2 years that I have had the AirPods, I have not experienced any issues at all with the case, opening and closing of the hinge or the charging port. They have all held up extremely well with no signs of breakdown in any way shape or form. This was until my dog got a hold of them and put bite marks all over the case, unfortunately, haha!

The only downfalls with this product when it comes to durability would be the black markings inside towards the top that have built up over time, as well as the reduced sound quality due to earwax build up. I believe both of these things could have been prevented/mitigated had I put in more effort with the upkeep of the product.

Overall, this product has kept the same look and general function that it has had from day one! The inside of the case did buildup some markings as mentioned above, however. With all of these factors in mind, I give the AirPods an overall durability rating of 8.5/10.

Performance Rating:

The reason anyone purchases a product is because it performs a specific task that we need to be accomplished! That is why within every review on Full Affect Fitness we are sure to include a comprehensive review section! Before we asses whether a product completes a specific task or not, it is important to understand what this task is!

With the AirPods, we are looking for a truly wireless form of audio that is low profile, has great connectivity and the audio aspects that we are looking for. This all wrapped up in one package that stays secure in our ears! Let’s dig in and see if this product does just that!

First of all, we can check off the truly wireless audio part as we know the AirPods do not need any cords to produce sound. With this product coming in a very small and compact case, and the AirPods themselves being very low profile, we also know this product is quite sleek, and as talked about above, durable! All of this is wrapped up in one lightweight package!

With the W1 chip installed in the AirPods, it allows the product to connect exceptionally well with your iPhone. With that being said, it will still connect to other devices such as androids, and it is still a simple process. However, it isn’t quite as seamless as connecting them to an Apple device.

When it comes to the audio of these headphones, there is certainly more to be desired. While they do play loud enough, and the sound is good enough, you are not paying $220.00 for earbuds that have “good enough” sound quality. Would I suggest the audio to be adequate for training? For most people, no. However, for everyday use, or if you’re someone who doesn’t need a top-notch training headphone, but more so uses them for everyday life, these are certainly a solid option!

All in all, my thoughts on the Airpods is they are quite a low profile form of truly wireless audio in regards to their design and connectivity. It is all a very seamless process. However, there is certainly more to be desired when it comes to the audio performance of these headphones. With all of these things in mind, I give the Airpods a 7/10 when it comes to performance.

P.S – They do stay in your ears quite well for most people!

Appearance:

I know what you may be thinking, the Airpods are nothing but a white box and earbuds. While this is true, the case and earbuds have a certain elegance to them that the white colouring suits very well. It is almost like the design of this product is trendsetting.

The compactness of the earbud holder adds to the overall look of the case and the earbuds themselves in a design we have not seen before. I personally find this product to look quite sharp when in your ear as well. However, I have heard contradictory opinions about this from others.

The case and Airpods look sharp, with a polished white look and a design that is minimal, elegant and trendsetting. I personally think Apple did an outstanding job with the look of the AirPods.

If you desire more of a colour “pop”, you can certainly purchase cases for your AirPods if that is the route you would like to go. I will be sure to link those at the end of the article for your easy navigation.

Taking all of these points into consideration, I give the AirPods a 10/10 on appearance. While many others do not see it this way, I personally find the AirPods to be in a class of their own.

Concluding Remarks:

All in all, if I could describe the AirPods in one word, it would be revolutionary. Yes, they certainly have room for improvement when it comes to the audio of the product. However, they are in a class of their own when it comes to the low profile nature of the product, connectivity, sleekness, elegance and trendsetting appearance.

With that being said, $220.00 is quite a lot to pay for headphones, which is why I will describe who I feel the AirPods are best suited towards.

If you are someone looking for a great audio form for training, these are not your best choice. However, if you are looking to use AirPods for day to day living, especially if you are busy on the go, this is a product for you. This is especially true if you are looking for a product that can 100% get the job done in the gym as well! This means you can kill two birds with one stone!

If you are interested in purchasing the AirPods, you can do so by clicking the link below:

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What are your thoughts on the AirPods? Do you find them revolutionary? How about the look of them? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this article, I truly hope it has been of benefit to you! As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to leave them below and I will be sure to reply!

 

Until Next Time,

Kohl Johnson

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I am a 16-year-old fitness fanatic! I have learned nothing but quality training and nutrition information from the utmost well-respected individuals in the field. Now, my only focus is to share this knowledge with you for your benefit, in the most honest way possible. We are all in this together! LET'S GO!

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