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Introducing wireless AirPods. Just take them out and they're ready to use with all your Apple devices¹. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear. Simplicity and technology, together like never before. The result is completely magical.
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Overview

What's Included


  • AirPods
  • Charging case
  • Lightning to USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15909 out of 16373)

Features


Designed by Apple

Automatically on, automatically connected¹

One-tap setup for all your Apple devices

Quick access to Siri with a double tap²

More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case³

Charges quickly in the case

Rich, high-quality audio and voice

Seamless switching between devices

¹Requires an iCloud account and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3.

²Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.

³Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction AirPods units and software paired with preproduction iPhone 7 units and software.

The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding).

Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge while playing audio until the first AirPod stopped playback.

The drained AirPods were charged for 30 minutes, then audio playback was continued until the first AirPod stopped playback. This cycle was repeated until both the AirPods and the Charging Case were fully discharged.

Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors.


What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 16356 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Amazing

    Posted
    Brendon
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member
    • Top 250 Contributor

    Got mine yesterday morning from Apple and they're already my favorite tech product of 2016. Let's start with pairing. These make it dead simple to pair these with all of your devices. Open their case next to your iPhone, click the big "Connect" button that pops up, and you're done. They're now instantly paired to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch. This means you can easily switch between any of your devices with no problems. Moving from your iPhone to your Mac? Easy, just click the sound icon in the top menu bar and click on the AirPods. You'll hear a little "bonk" to indicate they've switched to your Mac and that's it. It really couldn't be easier. Once you're switched, just listen to your music. The first thing you'll notice is that they sound noticeably better than the regular EarPods do. After that you'll notice that they're also surprisingly snug. I worked out with them, ran with them, etc. No matter how much I moved around these wouldn't come out; they didn't even come loose! This is subjective, but for me they have an excellent fit. If regular EarPods fit your ears, these will fit even better. Moving forward, another thing I love about these is their automatic play/pause feature. Need to listen to someone that's talking to you? Simply take an AirPod out and your music instantly pauses so you can hear them. Put them back in and it instantly resumes. It's simple, but works great and is highly functional. Battery life is lasting around 5 hours for me which is more than enough for my use. The charging case is what really shines here, though. Since they're always in their case – which, might I add, is incredibly tiny (I've added a picture of them next to my chapstick, for scale) and easily fits in even the smallest of pockets – when they're not in use they're always topped up to 100%, so battery life is almost never an issue. When they do inevitably die, however, you won't be without them for long. That's because they charge insanely fast –– I'm talking 20% to 100% after just 20 minutes in their charging case. Very impressive. Another thing that I'm really loving about these is the connection and lack of latency. They're incredibly reliable and have yet to dropout for me. I can put my iPhone 7 Plus in my room and walk around my house and still hear my music loud and clear from 20+ feet away. I previously was using Jaybird X2's and while those weren't bad, they did dropout numerous times a day (especially with iOS 10). That's not the case with AirPods. Their latency, or lack thereof, is something I never thought I'd see with bluetooth headphones. With my Jaybirds there was always a slight delay between when I'd do things on my iPhone and when I'd hear the sound in my X2's. For example, I'd click the play button on my phone and about second later I'd hear music. Same with pausing, fast forwarding, etc. Somehow, the AirPods don't have that delay. You click Play and instantly hear your music, no delay whatsoever. I've tested out numerous bluetooth headphones and none can match the AirPods in this regard. Now, let's talk about the microphones. They have absolutely blown me away in how well they work. FaceTime Audio calls are extremely clear and the microphones in each AirPod do an incredible job at cancelling out background noise. In fact, they worked so well that the person on the other line couldn't even tell I wasn't talking directly on my iPhone or that I was even outside where it was very windy and loud with cars and busses going by. Similarly, double tapping to activate Siri and giving commands through the AirPods works perfectly because of these headphones. Double tapping and saying "Call so and so," or to even just give commands like setting a timer hands-free when you're cooking dinner, worked flawlessly as well. If you've seen it, it's almost like the movie Her –– you've always got that little voice in your ear to do things for you. Unfortunately, Siri cannot be activated by simply saying "Hey Siri," although this is likely done in order to save battery life by not keeping the microphones always-on and listening for an activation phrase. This is a non-issue, though since double tapping to activate Siri (also works with gloves/hats on!) works very reliably and with no delay like there is when activating Siri on other bluetooth headphones. Overall, Apple has done an incredible job with these. It took them a while to get them out – still annoyed they delayed them by two months – but it's clear that they took their time with these in order to make sure they worked flawlessly. If you can manage to grab a pair of these before Christmas these would make for an excellent gift to give to someone (or yourself). I highly recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptic turned LOVER

    Posted
    JHNYSNZ
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Initially I was really debating purchasing this because of how WIRELESS they really are. I was set to get them delivered February 22nd because of the "backorder." So when I got an email telling me they had been delivered I was surprised. I have a iPhone 7 Plus and upon taking the airpod case out of the packaging and just opening the cover, the airpods showed up on my phone and were paired in an instant. which was astounding. after trying them out for a while, here are what i love about them, 1. THEY DONT FALL OUT THAT EASY. - i went for a jog, and they did not budge. they were in my ears the entire time and i didnt even notice them. 2. the case is quick charging and gets the airpods back up and running. 3. DISLIKE that you can only double tap and program it either to Siri, or to play/pause. i wish it had the single double triple tap function that the earpods did. 4. they hold a good charge. i was able to use mine for about 5-6 hours straight without needing to charge them at medium volume with my phone a few feet away. 5. you can single them out. - typically at work ill have an earbud in and the other ear open. these work the same way. you dont need to have both in your ears. and whats great is your phone tells you L and R battery life along with the case battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this

    Posted
    Wylmuch
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Air pods are amazing. The sound is crisp and clear. The mic on the AirPods is top notch. All of my calls so far have been excellent. I do have 2 issues though. 1. I wish there were a way to adjust your volume. 2. They are too big for my small ears. I purchased some ear clips on Amazon, and now I wear them constantly, and they never fall out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Went from skeptical to falling in love with these

    Posted
    Lamar310

    When Apple first introduced these earbuds initially I had no interest in them. I never use the EarPods that come with the iPhone and the one time I did try to use my EarPods...they didn't fit my ears. I tried on a pair AirPods to test them out and they not only fit me but NEVER fell out of my ears. Here's what I like so far and how I use them: 1. Very easy to set up and came with a battery charge of over of 70% so you can use them out the box right away. 2. These are great for working out. I'm able to do sit-ups, arm curls, and jog with these on and they don't move. I'm very surprised by this considering Earbuds don't fit comfortably in my ears at all. 3. These are the best for standing in lines. Right now it's the Christmas season and everywhere I go it's crowded. I use these while waiting in line at the grocery store, the bank, the mall, the post office, and while at the car wash. 4. Battery life is no concern when using these. Since the case is the charger all you need to do is charge the case at night and you'll be able to use the AirPods as much as you like the next day. 5. The sound quality is actually good and clear for music, movies, and calls. I'll be honest...they aren't super loud and I usually crank the volume all the way up or almost near it. They are loud enough to enjoy your music in a noisy environment and they have just enough bass to make my music sound full. These are NOT a replacement for the giant on ear headphones and shouldn't be compared to them...that's another category of headphones. Bottom line...Apple has hit another homerun and I went from doubter to loving these and using them all the time. Going out and to places where I have to stand in line is now an easy task because having the option to hear my music or watch a game on the ESPN app is great with these headphones and makes those lines seem short. I've always hated talking on the phone because smartphone to smartphone calls always sounded low volume and not very clear but these headphones make calls sound great on both ends. These aren't a replacement for my over the ear headphones but they are a better option in public. They seemed expensive at first but I'll be using them daily so I'll get my money's worth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Posted
    jefejefe
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I own many pairs of headphones both OTA and in-ear. I have the EarPods that came with the iPhone and they're fine. Ok. Nothing to write home about but solid for what comes with the phone. I usually use higher-quality BOSE in-ear headphones and a few other OTA brands depending on what I'm doing. I figured the AirPods would basically be wireless EarPods. They're not - they are MUCH BETTER! The sound quality is very good to excellent. You get a really nice low end and noticeable high end. The quality is certainly there for the $159 price tag and they pair to any bluetooth device (including Android and Kindle). When pairing to a new iPhone 7 or pretty much any other apple device it is seamless. You're listening in seconds. Really happy with these!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product well worth $159

    Posted
    tmybrgr
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The airpods are Excellent truly wireless BT earpods. The pairing process is completely seamless to other Apple products I was using them in less than a minute. That is typical Apple and Apple at its best. They also switch between Apple products seamlessly. Audio: Surprisingly it is excellent. It is not the best compared to wired but it is top notch for BT and that is good enough given that these are really for portability. Auto-Pause: At first this might seem gimmicky but it is really a time saver to auto-pause when you remove one of the airpods. Excellent feature that again is classic Apple Fit/Build: The build quality, feel is top notch. They feel solid, the case is solid and small. The magnetic pull when placing them into the case and closing it just feels great. It adds polish to the product overall. Overall Earpods don't fit my ears and the Airpods fit perfectly they are ever so slightly contoured differently so if you have issues with Earpods try these they may work. They are very light and don't feel like their in your ear. Downsides: Volume control missing from the airpod itself (via touch) is a glaring oversight that mars the experience a bit. Siri (via doubletap) is delayed ever so slightly enough to be annoying (as Siri typically is in general) so it seems clunky. Overall for a version 1 product these are exceptional. They are well worth $159 and are really Apple at its best. Finally a product this year that lives up to the Apple standard. I highly recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    HANDS DOWN... SOUNDS GREAT!!

    Posted
    Tomlinjr
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased these to replace my power beats. Sound is excellent!! Work great at the office. Love how music stops and resumes when removed from one ear or back in, Talking on the phone is very clear. No issues there. Working out with them... sucked! they move a little while laying on a bench they pause. Had one fall out. ( I disabled the pausing function and bought EARHOOKS) after making those adjustments, they are really awesome. They stay in and have no issues with loosing connection. Now here is another issue. volume! you can use siri but thats a pain in the butt. or you have to lower from your phone which is not convenient . Would love for a touch slide your finger volume adjustment on the ear piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magic in your ears

    Posted
    bigraytk
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    All I have to say is wow! I have never worn earbuds that I cant tell are even on. Like everyone said the easiest pairing experience I've ever had. On my workouts they worked perfectly. I never felt like they would fall. Goodbye Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash, Amps Air.... This experience is like no other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, usability, design and comfort. Editors are less positive about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
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