AirPods!! Lets settle this!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Picapau21, Dec 20, 2016.

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How much do you think is a reasonable amount to charge on top of the $30 wired EarPods

  1. up to ¢30 - Total Price = ¢60

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. ¢30 - $60 - Total Price up to ¢90

    4.0%
  3. $60 - $90 - Total Price up to $120

    24.0%
  4. $90 - $120 - Total Price up to $160

    40.0%
  5. More than $120 - Total Price >$160

    32.0%
  1. Picapau21 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    There have been a lot of people moaning about the price of the new AirPods in relation to the fact that the audio quality is almost identical to the wired EarPods.

    So I ask the question:

    How much do you think is a reasonable amount to charge on top of the $30 wired EarPods for the development and production of 2 x small bluetooth transmitters, 2 x Taptic engines, 2 x proximity sensors, 2 x microphones and 2 x batteries, 1 x charging case and 1 x lightning cable?

    Try and answer the question honestly.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    They don't have taptic engines, right?

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    Though I was hoping these would be hitting the $99 price point I feel the cost is justified at $160. Its a lot but you're getting a lot, and you're paying for the development that went into these.
     
  3. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    There are earbuds that cost twice this much that aren't nearly as good. The price is a steal.
     
  4. MH01 Suspended

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    if you accept the SQ is of £30 headphones, they are worth the price for wireless convenience. If they actually sounded like £150 headphones, they would be a complete bargain. I bought a set with expectations of £30 SQ and i have really been impressed with everything other than the SQ. Well implemented product with Great BT....if you use an iPhone.
     
  5. Picapau21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Those were my thoughts as well. Paying for the extra features rather than SQ of £150 earphones. I think some people had
    unrealistic expectations.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I expect these to drop to $120 when the next gen comes out with the fitness features Apple has been working on.

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with the current price point at the release of a new product however.
     
  7. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    Based of the iFixit Teardown these things must have been very difficult and expensive to develop. Fitting this much technology in the very limited space is not easy. So I think the current price is somewhat reasonable.
     

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