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Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with MagSafe Charging Case. Spatial Audio, Sweat and Water Resistant, Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life. Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone

4.6 out of 5 stars 37,086 ratings

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Connectivity Technology Wireless, Apple H1 Chip, Bluetooth 5.0
Noise Control Sound Isolation
Water Resistance Level Water Resistant
Power Source Battery-powered
Special Feature IOS Phone Control, Water-Resistant, Fast Charging, Microphone included, sweatproof, Volume Control, Sports & Exercise, Lightweight, Wireless, See more

About this item

  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to your ears
  • All-new contoured design
  • Force sensor lets you easily control your entertainment, answer or end calls, and more
  • Up to 6 hours of listening time with one charge
  • Up to 30 hours total listening time with the MagSafe Charging Case
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”

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Ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars (37,086) 4.7 out of 5 stars (134,682) 4.8 out of 5 stars (548,803) 4.6 out of 5 stars (10,455)
Fit Universal Customizable Universal Customizable
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Chip Apple H1 headphone chip Apple H1 headphone chip Apple H1 headphone chip Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)
Hey Siri Always on Always on Always on Always on
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Battery life (listening time on one charge) Up to 6 hours of listening time Up to 4.5 hours of listening time Up to 5 hours of listening time Up to 20 hours of listening time
Battery life (listening time with charging case) Up to 30-hours More than 24-hours More than 24-hours -
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LED Charging Light Location Front of Case Front of Case Top of Case -
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Technical Details

AirPods (3rd generation)

Weight

AirPods (each): 0.15 ounce (4.28 g), Magsafe Charging Case: 1.34 ounces (37.91 g)

Dimensions

AirPods (each): 0.76 by 0.72 by 1.21 inches (19.21 by 18.26 by 30.79 mm), Charging Case: 1.83 by 0.84 by 2.14 inches (46.40 by 21.38 by 54.40 mm)

AirPods Sensors (each):

Dual beamforming Inward-facing microphones, Skin-detect sensor, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer

Power and Battery

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge (up to 5 hours with spatial audio enabled) Up to 4 hours of talk time with a single charge. AirPods (3rd generation) with Magsafe Charging Case: Up to 30 hours of listening time, up to 20 hours of talk time, 5 minutes in the case provides around 1 hour of listening time or around 1 hour of talk time

Release Date

10/18/2021

WARNING:

CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

What's in the box

  • AirPods (3rd generation)
  • MagSafe Charging Case
  • Lightning to USB-C Cable
  • Documentation
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    4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 28, 2021
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A solid upgrade over the AIrPods 2
    By BMO on October 28, 2021
    I don't understand why people feel the need to post their their non-verified purchase reviews(basically opinions) of new Apple products. But since I got mine today and all the reviews are from people who haven't even seen, let alone used the new 3rd gen AirPods, I will give my initial impressions.

    These are the successor to the standard, 2nd gen AirPods released in the spring of 2019. These keep the open design without eartips, but adopted the look and control system of the AirPods Pro. These also get wireless charging by default (like the AirPods Pro), as well as MagSafe charging (something that the AirPods Pro were updated with after these were announced). I am an Apple fan, for sure, and I own all versions of the AirPods that are currently sold as well as the Beats Studio Buds. Some people think that these aren't worth $180 because the Pro model already exists and sells for $180-200 usually, even though the list price is $250.

    These do not have the active noise cancellation feature that the AirPods Pro or Beats Studio Buds have, but I think people are forgetting that some people don't like using earbuds with tips that go into your ear canal. That is one of the the things that made AirPods so popular in the first place, plus the fact that they are made by Apple. There aren't a ton of options for premium, open true wireless earbuds with the universal fit that AirPods offer, they're just not as common as the kind with silicon eartips. And there is no way to use the AirPods Pro without also using the eartip, they won't stay in place like theses 3rd gen AirPods will.

    The bud itself is larger on these compared to the previous model with the longer stems, so these feel a bit different when you put them in your ear. I got used to it pretty quickly and they are really comfortable, they stay in place really well for my ear shape. These have the force squeeze controls that the Pros have and it is so much better to use than the old tap controls. If you haven't used this controls system before, you will most likely enjoy using it more because the bud doesn't get pressed into your ear when you need to pause the music and you get more options for controlling playback.

    The other big upgrade here is the sound quality along with Spatial Audio which works just as well as it does on the AirPods Pro. The sound quality now is pretty much on par with the AirPods Pro, some reviewers have even said it's better. It includes the Adaptive EQ feature where the earbuds are constantly re-adjusting the sound to give you the best quality audio based on your surroundings. There is an internal microphone dedicated just to analyzing the audio to make sure it sounds as good as possible.

    Spatial Audio is kind of hard to explain but I will try my best, instead of having a static left and right channel audio, the audio sounds like it's all around you. For Video, it makes the sound seem like it's coming from where the video is playing (your iPhone or iPad or Apple TV). Think about if you are listening to audio from a speaker that is in front of you, if you turn your head to the left, your right ear is going to be hearing more of the audio because your left ear is now facing away from the speaker. That is what spatial audio is like, using the new AirPods when you watch a video on your iPhone. The AirPods use the sensors(accelerometers and gyroscopes) in the earbuds as well as in your iPhone to calculate the position of your head in reference to the device playing the video. The end result is that the audio sounds like it is in front of you, coming from the device, even though it’s playing through the AirPods. It really is awesome and it's one of my favorite features of these AirPods, the older 2nd generation did not include this feature but the Pro model does. While originally it only worked on iPhone/iPad, it now works on Mac and Apple TV as well.

    The last thing to mention is these AirPods now have better sensors for detecting when they aren't in your ear, even the Pro model doesn't have the new skin detection sensors. This means that if you take out your earbuds and put them in your pocket or a dark place like a drawer, the AirPods will not be fooled and won't accidentally un-pause your music until you put them back in your ear. The old model used optical sensors that were good, but not this good.

    Pros+

    Wireless Charging+MagSafe charging comes standard (before you had to pay extra)

    Spatial Audio for watching videos and for supported songs through Apple Music

    Open design that doesn't require the use of eartips you have to put in your ear canal

    Much improved sound quality over the previous generation (AirPods 2)

    New force touch sensors like the AirPods Pro

    Better in-ear detection thanks to skin detection sensors

    Improved mic quality for voice calls, Apple is using a new codec for voice calls (AAC-ELD)

    Longer Battery Life (6 hours) [compared to 5 hours on Airpods 2 and 4.5 hours on AIrPods Pro]

    Better support from the Find My app, there is now a precision finding feature similar to AirTags and you can ring them while they are still in the case (only available on the new AirPods 3)

    Apple’s H1 chip and the strength of the ecosystem (Hey Siri, your messages and notifications will be announced to you, auto switching between devices signed into your iCloud account, audio sharing, etc). To be clear, these are not new or exclusive to AirPods 3, but still add to the value proposition.

    Cons-

    No Active Noise Cancellation because of the open design

    The AIrPods Pro can sometimes be had for roughly the same price

    Universal shape might not fit everyone’s ears

    Not as compelling for people with Android phones and Windows computers. Apple’s OS and software is what makes these so magical
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    Josh B.
    2.0 out of 5 stars They're good headphones, but they fall out too easily
    Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 26, 2021
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    Ryan
    1.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favor, buy the 2nd Gen airpods
    Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on November 11, 2021
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    Gustavo Curiel
    4.0 out of 5 stars Calidad, diseño y comodidad
    Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on November 18, 2021
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Calidad, diseño y comodidad
    Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on November 18, 2021
    Excelente calidad de sonido, personalmente me gusta mucho el diseño. Hay mejores audífonos probablemente, mas baratos definitivamente, pero lo que me convence de Apple ademas de su diseño e innovación, son las comodidades que presenta manejar un ecosistema Apple, gracias a su chip H1.

    El único inconveniente que veo es el precio. $4,500 me parece un buen precio para el AirPods PRO, que la única diferencia con estos es la cancelación de sonido. Tengo que confesar que no leí bien la publicación y pensé que había comprado los PRO por muy buen precio, un poco mi decepción al darme cuenta de mi error, pero no pienso pagar 1,500 mas por el cancelamiento de sonido. De ahí en mas, muy feliz con mi compra
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    John
    1.0 out of 5 stars Sound is better, fit is worse.
    Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 29, 2021
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    Darcy
    5.0 out of 5 stars They finally stay in!
    Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 30, 2021
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