I have air pods and love them for work. I work phone customer service and I can wear them under my head set to listen to my own stuff in between calls. They have okay sound and because they aren’t shoved in my ear canal I can hear the next call doming through
I wouldn’t mind trying them. I hear they’re pretty good. But they wouldn’t work with my Android phone anyway. I’ve tried several competitors (both cheap and expensive) and haven’t found any I really like. So I stick with my over-the-ear Bose QC35’s most of the time
I can’t stand apples design for the ear piece, it hurts my ears soooo much. I need the rubber thing at the end. I know the AirPods Pro have them but I’m not paying that much. I’m fine with the knock offs meh sold me.
I despise apple and their over priced junk.
Long story short, I gave apple a ton of money I didn’t really have at the time and their stuff didn’t last long at all. Not to mention all of the “planned obsolescence” shit they have going on. Apple is Bad, mmmkay
I see what you’re saying.
That idiom just always seemed weird to me.
My point was they paid for a Maserati… they got a Maserati. Whether they got their money’s worth is a whole separate topic.
It’s almost heartwarming that people are still playing the Apple vs PC wars but updated to Apple via Android.
Anyhoo, I wouldn’t mind trying a pair of AirPods Pro, but I have the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds and they’re excellent, except for when they fall out of my ears. Plus until I have to go back into the office, I don’t really need any kind of ear buds or headphones.
No earbuds. My mamma told me 70 years ago: “Don’t put stuff in your ears!” It still seems like good advice. As for earphones, my hearing isn’t good enough anymore to justify that much money. I can get good-but-not-great earphones for a lot less money, and a lot less angst about breaking or losing them.
I have Razer Hammerheads. Walmart had the Kishi/Hammerhead bundle on clearance for a stupid low price so I snagged it, mostly for the Kishi. The hammerheads are alright; I doubt I would like airpods any better. I’m not a fan of earbuds in general and also not an apple guy (my most recent apple hardware is an ipod shuffle…)
I have a pair of airpods pro that I connect to my gaming PC via bluetooth. They are decent. I also use a pair of wired high-end Sennheiser over the ear headphones that I very much prefer, but they leak sound like crazy (because I like it loud). So when my wife and daughter are in the basement watching the big TV, I put in the airpods, which have little residual noise pollution. If I’ve got my basement to myself, I prefer the Senns.
@kostia I have had that problem with any earbuds I try to use. It doesn’t matter what configuration I use and which size buds I put on, I still can’t get them to stay in my ears consistently. I have a pair of Santana Oyes and a pair of Bose QC35II that I love as I work in a loud environment and noise canceling/reduction is a must.
There are many options out there for memory foam tips that are total game changers. the little silicone tips always bothered me after a while, where these even after wearing them all day, no issues at all.
I gave up on earbuds because nothing I tried would stay in. Ditto for a bluetooth headset for the phone, for a long time. I couldn’t even find a non-bud phone headset that was tolerable; all of the ones I found with an over-the-head band used on-the-ear designs that I just could not tolerate. Like the stereo no-mike buds, the bud-style headsets just fell out or were brutally painful to keep in. Eventually, I found a solution by making a fitted adapter from moldable earplug putty so that the speaker probe wasn’t in the ear canal at all. I suppose I could do that for stereo buds, but I don’t really need them - so I won’t bother. At home, I use my Kraken, and on the road, I use the vehicle’s speakers.
not everything is for everyone. There are a lot of different fit options. like the ones listed, besides the different sized silicone tips, they also have the little add on wings that can provide a different fit, if/as needed.
there are plenty of bluetooth headsets that are just like the kraken… hell, your kraken can be used with your phone too… I dig the kraken, i have a pair too.
I love that a huge majority are good at all, music, calls, and gaming/computer… I have a bunch of earbuds, headsets, headphones, etc. because im weird… but realistically, you could easily get away with using 1 pair for everything.
I can’t use the Kraken while driving, though. And I went throgh more different designs of headset than I could afford before I figured out that nobody makes an off-the-shelf version I can stand. So I picked the one that worked best, and built a custom adapter for it.
I have a set of airpods that I got for my birthday, and their audio quality is honestly worth the sticker price, considering how often I use them. I have a couple sets of Raycon earbuds too, and like them as well, but the audio quality is the best on the airpods.
I like Apple stuff. But I swore I’d never get Airpods. I’m kind of a headphone slut and I couldn’t stand the “planned obsolescence” of them.
Then I got a pair for free from some vendor. Big mistake.
Suffice to say, a couple years later the microphones on them stopped working (audio playback still worked fine, so my kid inherited them) and I found it really difficult to NOT have a pair. They’re just sooo convenient to use pretty much anywhere and everywhere. I even tried a set of wf-1000mx3’s - not the same.
So I have another pair that I paid for now. Oh well.