Whether you’re a diehard audiophile or just want to make hands-free calls, chances are you’ve explored wireless earbuds. The technology has come a long way, from wrap-around, over-the-ear headphones to tiny, cordless units that fit inside the ear.
Apple’s AirPods take the concept to the next level, incorporating smart features and seamless integration with Apple devices. “Considering the small form factor of the earphones, the amount of tech inside is incredible,” writes MacWorld UK. “When looking at other wireless earphones on the market, it's clear to see that Apple has succeeded where others have failed.”
Here are 6 reasons why Apple’s AirPods are worth considering:
1. Crisp sound: An earbud is only as good as its sound quality. And the AirPods provide quality in spades. “I’m happy to report that the AirPods sound great … with full, detailed sound and plenty of volume,” writes MacWorld’s USA edition. The AirPods also offer dual mics, which filter out background noise during phone calls.
2. Comfy fit: Reviewers have compared the look of the AirPods to baby candy canes, the heads of electric toothbrushes and futuristic earrings. Regardless of what they look like, the design works: They fit comfortably in most ears, and don’t fall out. “The AirPods stay put when I’m dancing, headbanging, jogging, hanging upside down, riding my stationary bike, sprinting to catch the bus, and shaking my head around smacking my temple like I’m trying to dislodge water stuck in my ear. Really, they aren’t going to fall out,” according to MacWorld USA.