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Apple AirPods 3 Review – Are They Worth It?

The completely wireless headphones revolution began with Apple’s AirPods, and the trend quickly followed. Almost every accessory business and even smartphone manufacturers are now releasing their version of wireless earphones. With most smartphones now omitting the old 3.5mm headphone jack, it appears that purchasing fully wireless earphones such as the AirPods is the best option.

However, it is crucial to realize that in the long term, avoiding alternative Bluetooth earbuds or even decent quality 3.5mm headphones may not be the best option. With the AirPods from Apple, you can be able to listen to your favorite podcasts, audiobooks, or music just like any other ideal wireless earbuds. Let’s take a look at if the Airpods 3 are worth buying.



Reasons to Use Apple Airpods 3

The AirPods 3 have the same old magic, new look, and new sound. The $179 AirPods 3 have been completely redesigned, making them perilously close to the AirPods Pro while being $20 less expensive. The AirPods 3 include a fresh appearance and new capabilities like Enhance Find My, Adaptive EQ, and spatial audio.

Plus, with MagSafe charging, they’re more durable and provide an extra hour of battery life. The AirPods 3’s battery life has also been enhanced over the AirPods 2, albeit the change is minor when using them with Spatial Audio activated.


Apple Airpods 3 Design

The AirPods 3 have been reduced by 33% and now have a force sensor control notch. The housing comprises the same sparkling white plastic we’ve come to expect from past AirPods models, with a sliver of silver chrome lining the stems.

Special acoustic mesh covers a large vent on the side of the buds and a smaller vent on the top. It shields the microphones while suppressing wind noise on a call, ensuring that your speech is heard clearly. The Pro has a vast vent at the top for pressure equalization, the most considerable difference between the AirPods and the Pro. The Pros include silicone ear tips, although the AirPods 3 have the same unadorned appearance as the original AirPods and AirPods 2.

Turn the buds over to show the new optical sensor for the in-ear detects feature, which works with the accelerometer. This allows the buds to easily recognize, whether in your pocket or your ears, to preserve battery life.

The AirPods 3 charging case appears very similar to the Pro with its ovular form and glossy white plastic casing. The little status light is located just beneath the slightly concave lip, making it easier to open the case. If you’re partnering with something other than an Apple device, the pairing button is located below. Apple continues to promote the Lightning connector.


 


Color Options

The AirPods 3, like all of Apple’s AirPods except the AirPods Max, come in a classic white hue with a matching case. The case, however, allows wireless and MagSafe charging, as well as a Lightning connection.


Sound Quality

In terms of audio quality, the AirPods 3 feel like a significant upgrade over their predecessors. They include innovative low-distortion, custom-made drivers as well as high dynamic range amplifiers. According to Apple, the latter is designed to offer “powerful bass with clear, clean high frequencies.”

The new earbuds deliver a more robust, warmer sound than the AirPods 2, and they do a better job of expressing bass sounds. These aren’t audiophile in-ear headphones by any stretch of the imagination, but they’re a great listen whether you’re listening to music or podcasts.


New Features

The AirPods 3 also include Spatial Audio, which was previously only available on Apple’s premium headphones. Spatial Audio offers immersive audio experiences for music, movies, and other media. We discovered that it works well with the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, transforming ordinary soundtracks into immersive 3D landscapes.

AirPods 3 also has Announce Notifications for auditory reminders, hands-free Siri activation, and genuine Find My support for misplaced AirPods.

These AirPods might be the ideal accessory for your new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro since some of these tools were just released by Apple with the iOS 15 software update for iPhone.



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Tech Specs

Audio Engineering

  • Dynamic head tracking with spatial audio1
  • Adapter EQ
  • Apple driver with high excursion Custom high dynamic range amplifier

Sensors

  • Microphones with dual beamforming
  • A microphone that faces inward
  • A sensor that detects the presence of skin
  • An accelerometer that detects movement
  • An accelerometer that detects speech
  • Force Sensor

Airpods Battery

  • With a single charge, you may listen for up to 6 hours (up to 5 hours with spatial audio enabled)
  • With a single charge, you can chat for up to 4 hours.
  • MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods
  • Listening duration of up to 30 hours
  • Talk time of up to 20 hours

Final Thoughts

The third-generation AirPods are significantly different from the last pair, which debuted two years ago. However, because the second-generation AirPods are still available, we’d consider AirPods 3 to be a new tier in Apple’s AirPods series. We also really the like the Beats Studio Buds which released a few months ago.


 

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