AirPods aesthetic question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Lspice, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Lspice macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2014
    hi all!

    I have had my AirPods for a little while now and I noticed when I opened them that they didn't look as sleek as I thought they were supposed to. Please look at these pictures and tell me if yours look like mine.

    This first one especially looks kind of jacked up to me.
    IMG_0157.JPG IMG_0158.JPG

    Thanks for your thoughts on this.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Judging from your first picture, it appears that Airpod doesn't look like it was evenly assembled and then bonded together with the adhesive. Your second picture I can't really see too much.

    But there were some initial reports on the AirPods when first delivered, customers were saying how the adhesive looked dirty in between the seems of where the AirPods were assembled together. So perhaps you just received a pair of Airpods that were sloppily assembled.

    My Pair appear fine. I think it's just a matter if you can live with the construction of the AirPods or not. Fortunately, it doesn't have any affect on the performance.
  3. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Mine are similar.

    I thought people were being over dramatic when they made posts about this. Then I got my pair, and wore them. My left pod is ever so slightly misaligned, and it has caused some irritation. Mind you, I wear mine for 2 or more hours at a time.

    It's not enough of a problem to disrupt usage by any means, but I am mindful of it. I'm considering filing it. Shouldn't effect performance, and I'm definitely not selling or sharing them.
  4. mrex, Apr 15, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017

    mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    they seem to be misaligned and i need to check them again, if they are even well sealed (glued). i see a black line (through or not) when looking at the "crack".
  5. griss0r macrumors newbie


    Dec 1, 2014
    I'm on my second pair already because the first was way too misaligned in my opinion. Black lines are still visible but not as bad as before.
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    If they don't affect your wearing them/hearing, it shouldn't be an issue since they're hidden by your ear.
  7. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    If the crack is open, the moisture gets inside ("rainy" day).. better to check that they are well sealed/glued.

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