AirPods are Apple's take on the headphones space, and while we might be a little biased, some of the best your money can buy. There's an AirPod for everyone, from the relatively low-cost AirPods 2 all the way up to the astronomically expensive AirPods Max. Connecting them to your best iPhone is an absolute breeze; just pop them out of the case near your device and they'll magically appear and pair.
They will, of course, work best with Apple Music, Apple's rather excellent streaming service which boasts millions of tracks and hi-res streaming.
What AirPods are there?
There's a great range of AirPods available, from the budget to the extremely expensive: This is the AirPods product line.
Noise canceling in-ears
AirPods Pro 2 are Apple's flagship buds, boasting a comfortable fit, a super slick charging case, and some epic sound quality.
Battery life: Up to 30 hours
Mini spatial audio
AirPods 3 here supposed to replace the AirPods 2, but the latter is so popular it's stuck around.
Battery life: Up to 30 hours
AirPods Max are for those who want the best of the best: the best sound, the best noise canceling, the biggest price.
Battery life: Up to 20 hours
Getting more from your AirPods
AirPods are, in many ways, magic. They connect to your iPhone like you where casting a spell, Spatial Audio makes music sound like its coming from all around you, and they're designs have become synonymous with in-ear buds in many cases. But there's always a way to make sure you're getting everything possible from your AirPods; here are just some hints.
Apple has explained why people need to buy new USB-C AirPods Pro 2 earbuds to get lossless audio from the Vision Pro headset.
The AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C have a massive discount, and they're not even available in stores yet.
We have AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. Is it time for AirPods Ultra, too? This concept suggests so.
USB-C Apple's new USB-C AirPods Pro 2 come with a new case as you'd expect, but you can't buy it on its own.
APPLE EVENT AirPods Pro is finally getting USB-C support. Here's everything we know about it
Dating back to the original AirPods, Apple has designed a custom audio processing chip. Now, these chips have made groundbreaking features possible.
The EVA2020 x final earbuds are some wickedly impressive buds, even when you take the price into consideration.
The Soundcore Space one are another triumph from Anker and Soundcore, albeit one that’s a little heavy on the bass.
iPhone 15 will be revealed on September 12, however, new reports indicate we'll see new USB-C AirPods too.
Built with care and restraint, the Final UX3000 are a beautifully thought-out pair of Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones.
AirPods Max units are being destroyed just by using them, as sweat gets into the driver units. But what is Apple doing about the issue?
Apple's AirPods Max are among the best wireless headphones you can find, and the second iteration should be even better.
If you head over to Amazon, you'll find a new lowest price on Apple's mid-range AirPods, the AirPods 3.
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