$159 for crap headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Zellio, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    You don't have to buy them.

    And it's actually a product that is priced quite favourably compared to other wireless buds.

    But anyway...
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Just curious, did you try them already, so you know they are crap, or......
  4. ant the ninja macrumors 6502

    ant the ninja

    Nov 21, 2012
    It's hilarious how people have their opinions before even trying the product out.
  5. slippery-pete macrumors 65832


    Jun 23, 2007
    Great, don't buy them Thanks!
  6. austriak macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    I am actually very interested in the airbuds. I am one of the few who actually likes earpods a lot. They are the most comfortable headphone I've used (can't stand in ear headphones). So the prospect of wireless ones is awesome.
  7. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2011
    Las Vegas
    I LOVE when people complain. That means there's more for the rest of us!
  8. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
  9. sat165 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    I'm in your cupboard
    I'm interested to try them. However I dont see them being much more powerful then current EarPods. If this turns out to be true then 159 is an INSANE price tag, especially as BeatsX will be 129 and no doubt outperform them.

    I dunno maybe people will want them for the completely wireless form and pretty cool tap to answer etc. Not me though I need in ear audio performance.

    Come on sennheiser do something..
  10. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    The tech looks great, but the reviews say they sound just like EarPods.

    Would be great if jaybirds could come out with something like this.
  11. adamneer macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    None of the reviews I've read have said this. In fact, they specifically say that the AirPods sound considerably better than the wired EarPods.
  12. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Maybe, but is that hard?


    Every single review here liked the tech, but said the sound is average. Compare that to a jaybird x2s, which can easily be found for cheaper, and you will see a drastic difference in sound.

    So, like I said, I'll be all over this when the tech is incorporated into a decent sounding pair of headphones.
  13. First Post G macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    If they fit as well as the stock earbuds did and sound at least on par, I will get them as soon as they are available. I plan on using them in the gym and on runs...sound quality is not my main concern there. I have my Bose QC35 for when that counts. Pretty cheap wireless buds in my opinion.
  14. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I completely get that, though I appreciate the sound quality of the x2s on a run.

    Still, I was considering these. But the idea that you have to use Siri to turn up the volume could be inconvenient on a run. Maybe I could control the volume via the Apple Watch?

    I'll have to look into it.
  15. adamneer macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    "I thought the audio quality of the AirPods was exceptional for Bluetooth headphones—actually it was just exceptional. I’ve been using them much more than the Lightning EarPods because they were so convenient and they sounded so good […] While they may not be for the audiophile, they are perfect for the average user and those that want convenience. That’s what Apple is going for here and they nailed it."

    "The sound quality is very solid. Nice thumpy bass and crisp highs produce a very listenable sound, though it’s far from audiophile quality […]"

    I'm still not seeing any reviews that specifically state the AirPods sound just like EarPods. Saying they sound "average" is not the same thing, and it seems a few reviewers judged the AirPods sound quality based on any wired headphones, which of course one would expect the sound quality to be at best average in comparison.

    Look, I'm not even interested in buying these things, but to cherrypick reviews to support your narrative is pretty disingenuous. People have varying levels of appreciation for sound quality, and I've seen no indication that anyone will be unhappy with the sound quality they get with these. When you purchase an Apple product, you go in knowing that part of what you're paying for is a simple setup, quality build and an Apple aesthetic. No one should be hoping to get reference quality audio from bluetooth headphones period, simply because the protocol isn't even capable of it.
  16. First Post G macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    Yeah, but I have a feeling Apple will offer some software/firmware update if people are really up in arms about using Siri for everything. Should be relatively easy for them to do. When I work out I usually don't need to change the volume or mess with the tracks since I use my own playlists...if that changes, maybe I'll finally embrace Siri.

    I don't use Siri often (ever) because it feels odd to...but it shouldn't.
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Gotta love the attitude of some of the people on these boards. You NEVER tried them, yet they're crap. Whatever. Buy what you like and let us buy what we like. The judgmental attitude is beyond annoying.

    For the record, I'm not interested in them, but I refuse to judge those who will.
  18. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Why would anyone judge anyone of the headphones they buy? Not seeing it....
  19. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States

    Hey... crap isn't cheap you know :cool:

    Personally I don't like any ear bud type headphones. Can't do anything without them falling out. So I use old Walkman style headphones. At least then I don't have to spend all my time holding the earbuds in.

    That and I find earbuds uncomfortable anyway. But that's just my personal feeling on it.

    Whether wired or wireless, I have no interest in earbuds. So the point of sound quality of the new wireless earbuds is irrelevant to me.
  20. cybertek macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2011
    How do we know they are crap before they have been released?
  21. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
    Exactly. There will be those who don't like something and thus must complain and push their ideals on others. And for what it's worth these are cheap. I paid over 200 for my other Bluetooth headphones as well as just stand alone one ear piece sets. For 159 it's a deal.

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