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Getting To Know Airpods

When it comes to shopping for AirPods, Apple has a few choices for you to choose from. Each type has their own unique capabilities, so there is a pair of AirPods for everyone! So without further ado, let's take a look inside the box of each kind of AirPods!

AirPods 2nd Generation: $129

The wireless headphone experience has been redesigned with AirPods. Simply remove them from the charging case and use them with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.

AirPods function like magic after a quick one-tap setup. AirPods can detect whether they're in your ears and will pause when you remove them.


Simply say "Hey Siri" and make your request to adjust the level, change the song, make a call, or even seek directions. When listening to music or podcasts, you can wear one or both AirPods, and you can play or skip forward with a double-tap.

AirPods use optical sensors and motion accelerometers to recognize when they're in your ears, thanks to the all-new Apple H1 headphone chip. The H1 chip intelligently channels audio and engages the microphone whether you're wearing both AirPods or just one. An additional speech-detecting accelerometer works with beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice when you're on a call or chatting to Siri.

Battery Life

On a single charge, AirPods provide 5 hours of listening time and 3 hours of phone call time. Thanks to a charging case that carries numerous charges for more than 24 hours of listening time, they're built to stay up with you.

AirPods 3rd Generation: $179

AirPods 3rd Generation are slim and lightweight, with a curved shape they're angled just right for comfort and to help direct sound to your ear. The stem is 33 percent shorter than the second-generation AirPods and contains a force sensor for easy music and call control.

Both the AirPods and the MagSafe Charging Case are IPX4 water resistant, so they can endure everything from rain to strenuous workouts.

Battery Life

With listening time of up to 6 hours and talking time of up to 4 hours You can receive roughly an hour of listening or talking time with just 5 minutes of charging. You can also get up to 30 hours of total listening time with the MagSafe Charging Case, which charges with compatible MagSafe and wireless chargers.


AirPods 3rd Generation are equipped with fun features that maximize your listening experience. Music is automatically tailored to fit the shape of your ear with adaptive EQ. Inward-facing microphones detect what you're hearing and modify low- and mid-range frequencies to present all of the song's rich subtleties.

With dynamic head tracking and spatial audio. For music, TV shows, and movies, sound is placed all around you to provide a realistic, three-dimensional listening experience. AirPods use gyroscopes and accelerometers to track your head motions, making it sound like you're in the middle of songs and situations.

AirPods Pro $249

Active Noise Cancellation for immersive music, Transparency mode to hear your surroundings, and a customized fit for all-day comfort are all features of AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro connect to your Apple devices in the same way that AirPods do. They're also ready to use straight from the box. With three sizes of flexible silicone tips to pick from, AirPods Pro provide a more personalized fit. They fit to the contour of your ear thanks to an inside taper, securing your AirPods Pro and establishing an outstanding seal for enhanced noise cancellation.


Active Noise Cancellation, AirPods Pro isolate you from your surroundings so you can concentrate on what you're listening to. To achieve improved noise cancellation, AirPods Pro employ two microphones: an outward-facing microphone and an inward-facing microphone. Active Noise Cancellation keeps you fully tuned in to your music, podcasts, and calls by constantly adapting to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips.

Transparency Mode, when you put AirPods Pro in transparency mode, the outside sound comes in, letting you to hear and connect with your environment. AirPods Pro uses outward- and inward-facing microphones to undo the silicone tips' sound-isolating effect, making things seem and feel more natural, just as when you're chatting to people around you. Conversation Boost makes it easier to hear individuals during face-to-face talks in noisy surroundings.

Powerful bass is delivered with a custom-built high-excursion, low-distortion driver. While prolonging battery life, a superefficient high dynamic range amplifier creates clean, extraordinarily clear sound. Sound is placed all around you using spatial audio and dynamic head tracking.  For a rich, consistent listening experience, Adaptive EQ automatically adapts music to suit the shape of your ear.

Battery Life

With the AirPods Pro you can get up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge. When you're not using transparency mode or noice canceling you can get up to 5 hours of listening and up to 3.5 hours of talk time with a single charge

MagSafe Charging Case adds more than 24 hours of listening time and gives you more than 18 hours of talk time. 5 minutes of charging your AirPods Pro provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time.

AirPods Max $549

AirPods Max deliver an unrivaled listening experience by combining high-fidelity audio with industry-leading Active Noise Cancellation. Every component of their custom-built driver works together to generate sound with extremely low distortion over the entire audible range. You'll hear every note with a fresh feeling of clarity, from deep, rich bass to accurate mids and crisp, clean highs.


External sound is countered with equal antinoise by industry-leading Active Noise Cancellation, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in what you're listening to.

Switch to Transparency mode by pressing the noise control button, which lets outside sound in so you can engage normally with your environment.

Adaptive EQ adjusts the sound to the ear cushions' unique fit and seal. Inward-facing microphones detect what you're hearing and modify your music's frequencies to provide a rich, consistent experience that authentically reproduces every note.

For movies and shows, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking creates a theater-like experience with sound that surrounds you. AirPods Max and your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV track the subtle movements of your head using built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers, anchoring audio to your device.

Battery Life

With Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode active, you can get up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge.

On a single charge, you may watch up to 20 hours of movies with spatial audio.

On a single charge, you can chat for up to 20 hours.

After 5 minutes of charging, you'll have about 1.5 hours of listening time.

In Conclusion

AirPods have changed the way we listen to music and talk on the phone. With their amazing features and great battery life, what isn't their to love about AirPods.

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Posted on 12/29/2021, written by Shane

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