1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AirPods (and AirPods Pro) now available

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by danielanthony, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. danielanthony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,055

    Location: Abingdon

    Got mine ordered, ETA this Monday.

    I use my PowerBeats daily, the wire drives me mad though, AirPods should fix that problem. I mainly listen to Podcasts and use headsets for taking phone calls or WebEx sessions, looking forward to trying these out.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,539

    I think it's incredibly wishful thinking to expect them to not fall out of your ear and roll down a drain.
     
  3. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 64,825

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    The wired one falls out when I am just sitting on the train, I don't dare getting these.
     
  4. Marky

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 16, 2007

    Posts: 22,681

    Location: UK

    Any news on the BeatsX? I'm interested in the "W1" chip they showed off, but would rather have a little cord, for the reasons already mentioned :p
     
  5. n111ck

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 31, 2008

    Posts: 4,959

    Location: N/A

    It's generally the wire that causes them to fall out though...
     
  6. danielanthony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,055

    Location: Abingdon

    BeatsX will be early next year, I did consider these but I find that the cable on my PowerBeats gets snagged on my clothing when turning my head and often pulls the buds out. BeatsX would have the same problem.

    I'm intending to use the AirPods mainly in the office or walking around town, not jumping around.
     
  7. Hotwired

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 7,151

    inb4 accessories to tape/clip/glue these to your ears.
     
  8. Thomss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 12, 2004

    Posts: 1,800

    Location: Newcastle

    Ordered, due next week :D - beatsX due Feb by the sounds of it.
     
  9. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,539

    Yeah maybe some sort of headband or a fabric cord that links them together :p
     
  10. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 29, 2004

    Posts: 3,977

    Location: Bath

  11. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 6,204

    Oh look, they've effectively turned back into a normal set of earphones :D:D

    It's a nice idea, but queue up all the people moaning that they've fallen out of their ears and have either as another poster said - rolled down a drain, or they've broken upon impact when landing on the pavement. At £125 a pair, i don't think i'd want to be taking that risk.
     
  12. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,051

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Do these sound better than the god-awful earpods?
     
  13. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,851

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Apparently they sound pretty much the same.
     
  14. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,750

    Location: West mids

    What's wrong with normal BT headphones that have a completely unnoticeable wire running round the back of your neck?

    I'm sure these will be a great seller because Apple but they're a massively daft product.
     
  15. danielanthony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,055

    Location: Abingdon

    The W1 chip massively increases range over Bluetooth so I can walk around the office when taking calls from my Macbook. Also, the mic in the AirPods is supposed to be excellent.
     
  16. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,185

    I can see loads of these lost everywhere. With lots of #lostAirPod #ILostMyAirPOD tweets lol
     
  17. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,051

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Right. Won't be bothering with them then.
    £10 MonoPrice buds sound better than the stock Earpods.
     
  18. Jamesyboyjim

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 30, 2008

    Posts: 3,103

    Location: South

    I'm too scared to fork out on these, they look cool but they look like they fit the ear the same as the earpods, they don't stay in my ears for love nor money so no way would I risk losing a pair of these!
     
  19. welshboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006

    Posts: 1,310

    Location: North West

    Looks like ordering has pushed 4weeks.

    going on ebay for crazy money
     
  20. randal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 12,331

    In before AirpodGate.