Hello! I was awfully busy the last weeks but it is good to be home. By the way, I got my Airpods a few months back (no one asked, I know) and I will share my review of Apple AirPods 2 with the charging case.
I had been drooling over it since it came out last year and I had been fantasizing about all the things I can do with it (why does it sound like a Strong-Parental-Guidance show?) Experts say that when you want to buy something, you should wait for three days so you can assess if you really need it and to avoid impulsive buying. But, in my case, I waited for a little over one year (talk about delayed gratification!) because I just could not get myself to splurge for it.
After going back and forth on whether to buy it or not, I finally bought Apple AirPods with the charging case from the Apple website!
Actually, I could have just bought it from the Apple’s Flagship Store on Lazada or from the physical stores of Power Mac Center or Switch and get it the next day. But, I wanted to have it personalized so I directly ordered from the Apple website. They can engrave your name, initials, emoji, or any texts on the charging case of the AirPods. Cool, right? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you cannot really mix emojis and texts—it is either-or only. However, the good news is you can request an engraving with a maximum of 13 letters or emojis for free of charge! All orders from the Apple site also do not have a delivery fee. It took more than three weeks before I received it but it is all worth the wait so why not write a review of Apple AirPods 2 with the charging case, right?
WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX?
- Charging case with the earphones
- Warranty and instruction booklets
- Lightning charger cable
WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT IT?
1. Its portability and the convenience it gives me.
It was such a goner when I wanted to move freely while dancing to the song I am listening to, but I could not put my phone down because of the wired earphone connecting my ears to it. But, now, I can even do number two with the AirPods on my ears and my phone lying on my bed.
2. It is smart and not sensitive.
I can set for ‘Automatic Ear Detection’—AirPods have advanced sensors that enable it to automatically pause or resume the music as I remove it and put it back to my ears. I can also customize its ‘double-tap’ controls on my phone for any commands like Siri, Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, or Turning Off. Furthermore, I can control how I can activate the microphone.
It is not sensitive because I do not have to worry about playing the next track unintentionally as it has a dedicated spot where I can double-tap. Though, I miss the volume button. It is either I will reach for my phone to turn the volume down or request Siri to do it for me.
3. It gives crisp, clear audio.
While AirPods are not the best in the area of sound quality, enough of everything is already in there—bass, dynamics, treble, soundstage, detail, and clarity.
4. The wireless charging case is excellent in terms of design, ease of use, and portability.
To operate it is very easy because of its minimal design. Also, when placed in my bag, it does not take too much space because it is small and lightweight.
5. Easy pairing.
The initial pairing of your device and the AirPods is quite straightforward. Once matched, the AirPods will be automatically paired to your phone as long as its Bluetooth is open.
WHAT DON’T I LOVE ABOUT IT?
1. It has no noise cancellation.
When I am in places that are especially noisy, I can still hear all the background noise, unless, of course, I turn the volume up which can injure my eardrum, or can make the sound leak, and people around me may hear what I am listening to.
2. It is not water-resistant.
I really do not use it when I know that I will sweat a lot like when I am jogging, working out, or doing yoga. I do not want to wear it out rapidly because of reason number 3.
3. It is expensive.
The Apple AirPods 2 is not stellar in the areas of sound quality, in-ear fit, and water-resistance build but it is damn pricey. So expensive that it took me more than one year to convince myself to buy it. But then again, when we buy Apple products, we pay premiums for the products themselves, even more so for Apple’s reputation and brand.
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