Are you returning your AirPods?

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  1. Sirious, Dec 29, 2016
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    Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering if there is anyone who is not impressed, or expected more from their AirPods and is thinking of returning them? Reasons/thoughts?
     
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  3. Traverse macrumors 604

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    No. I don't have the battery issues others are experiencing and they do as advertised.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately yes. I really, really like them and all the conviniences they provide. But they come loose in my ears After a few minutes of wearing or if I'm walking/moving around. My ears are too small and EarPods never fit me but I was hoping the AirPods would work after watching some reviews
     
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  7. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    Nope keeping mine. I've worked out with them and washed my car with them not once did they fall out and they are so convenient. Love these things
     
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    I already did. Mediocre sound, ambient noise leaking in, frustrated with lack of inline controls.
     
  10. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I can't help but think they'll make more models eventually. The shape is not universal and simply doesn't work for everyone.
     
  11. mdawid macrumors regular

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    Thought never crossed my mind! I must say that I'm enjoying them greatly. Much more comfortable than the Bose Soundsport wireless (which I tried and later returned). Sound may not be as good, but close enough.
     
  12. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    I hope so, I'll be the first in line to get them. Like for example these in-ear model they made fit me great, these give me hope that you're right

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  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Very likely. Being its a first generation. Apple will easily expand in these and the second generation Airpods are already being designed and likely tested. The next step is likely adding a new color release.

    And Mine have been great so far.
     
  14. Traverse macrumors 604

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    And hopefully more granular controls. Maybe configurable on a Left v. Right basis. Or at least:
    • One tap: play/pause
    • Two taps: Siri
    • Three taps: Rewind/fastfoward

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    Ideally, I'd like:
    • Left AirPod:
      • One Tap: Play/Pause
      • Double Tap: Siri
      • Triple Tap: Start over
    • Right AirPod:
      • One Tap: Play/Pause
      • Double Tap: Siri
      • Triple Tap: Skip
    And it'd be really cool if you could slide your finger up or down for volume...but that may be a bit too futuristic right now. :p
     
  15. Immiddx macrumors member

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    **** no. I love these things.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I completely agree with your idea's. That said, I do think Apple wants to keep the controls fairly straight forward and not complex.

    I think it's very likely with the volume controls to slide up or down. Excellent idea and I'm willing to wager you will see something very similar to this on future iterations.
     
  17. OBirder macrumors regular

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    No, not returning them.

    Love them:
    - no cords
    - light weight
    - great battery life
    - connection all around the house
    - innovative

    Actually spouse wants them now too
     
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  19. fishbert, Dec 30, 2016
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    I've already returned mine. I couldn't complete any moderate-length phone call without them losing connection with the phone. In one 14 minute call this happened 3 times; least reliable bluetooth headset I've ever owned, and that was really surprising considering all the glowing reviews from people with the pre-release hardware. But, apparently I'm not alone. I'm hoping it's just a quality control issue and not a design issue, but nobody has them in stock so I haven't been able to try another pair.

    Also, triggering Siri was a crapshoot, and that was rather annoying.
     
  20. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    yeah that doesn't sound normal, i was on phone for about 30 mins and had no issues.
     
  21. dangeng macrumors member

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    That's definitely not normal. Used them for a few calls and even a 90 minute phone call and no connection issues at all!
    Siri though, or rather the double tap, is sometimes kind of annoying...
     
  22. Phil A. Moderator

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    No way on earth would I return mine - I absolutely love them :)
     
  23. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    Yep because of a little thing called sound quality and the fact that there are other W1 headphones out there
     
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