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Pricey but these could be interesting. 
will wait till the reviews before I buy a pair. It’ll be interesting to see how much better they can over the original considering they are sealed earphones. 

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I've bought some and they are excellent. The seal is good with 3 different types of silicone tips. Assume someone will come up with a memory foam tip too at some point. They are comfortable and s

Great, yet another Apple thread turning to Schiit. 

looks like they may finally have the design right but still struggling with the fact they look ridiculous in your ear, but each to their own.

speaking to the apple genius in getting a phone replaced a month or so ago. i asked him casually what was most popular problem he worked on... he said air pods...

 

bain of existence :D people who can't synch them. loose them mix them up and all sorts... hopefully this newer one helps in this regard...less problems all around :) 

 

ive resisted buying a pair... probably will continue to resist....

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1 hour ago, betty boop said:

speaking to the apple genius in getting a phone replaced a month or so ago. i asked him casually what was most popular problem he worked on... he said air pods...

 

bain of existence :D people who can synch them. loose them mix them up and all sorts... hopefully this newer one helps in this regard...less problems all around :) 

 

ive resisted buying a pair... probably will continue to resist....

I've worn mine more than any other headphones I've ever owned. Do they compare with SQ of my other "serious" headphones? No, but it reminded me of the old photographer chestnut, "what's the best camera? The one you have with you." I carry mine just about everywhere. Even when travelling overseas, I take my noise cancelling ones for the plane or hotel room, but my airpods for out and about as they fit in the change pocket of my jeans which usually has no other use for me.

 

I love that these have a mode that allows outside noise in, I hate the feeling of isolation when out walking or riding.

 

Yes my wife has lost hers before but I never have. From memory we used the find my phone app to get us close to my wifes, and then were able to find pretty easily.

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14 minutes ago, blybo said:

I've worn mine more than any other headphones I've ever owned. Do they compare with SQ of my other "serious" headphones? No, but it reminded me of the old photographer chestnut, "what's the best camera? The one you have with you." I carry mine just about everywhere. Even when travelling overseas, I take my noise cancelling ones for the plane or hotel room, but my airpods for out and about as they fit in the change pocket of my jeans which usually has no other use for me.

 

I love that these have a mode that allows outside noise in, I hate the feeling of isolation when out walking or riding.

 

Yes my wife has lost hers before but I never have. From memory we used the find my phone app to get us close to my wifes, and then were able to find pretty easily.

a bit like my Apple TV as being the "best source" because I use it everyday, user experience is excellent, it always works, is easy for everyone to use and the quality is more than adequate.

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My only real gripe with the original AirPods was that they were thin sounding. I’m hopeful that for one they have improved their drivers and secondly that the seal in the ear will boost them up a bit. 

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Well finally, actually new AirPods from Apple, oh well very happy with the Sennheiser Momentum True wireless, especially sound wise. Plus the aesthetics of the Sennheiser are more pleasing to the eye than the white tampons now shorter hanging from each ear? 

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7 minutes ago, Neo said:

Well finally, actually new AirPods from Apple, oh well very happy with the Sennheiser Momentum True wireless, especially sound wise. Plus the aesthetics of the Sennheiser are more pleasing to the eye than the white tampons now shorter hanging from each ear? 

Neo

Thanks for that pointless post. 
 

 

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15 minutes ago, Sime said:

Thanks for that pointless post. 
 

 

You welcome, been a fan of Apple for a long time, but really over it with how they market things now. When Steve Jobs was at the helm, each new announcement/release was worth paying attention as it set up the rest of the industry to follow Apple as the leader in technology. Now the release are just plain vanilla, the Sennheisers are similar spec and will no doubt be sound superior to Apple AirPods pro. So no the comment wasn’t pointless, members need to know that AirPods are not that magical ?

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26 minutes ago, Neo said:

Well finally, actually new AirPods from Apple, oh well very happy with the Sennheiser Momentum True wireless, especially sound wise. Plus the aesthetics of the Sennheiser are more pleasing to the eye than the white tampons now shorter hanging from each ear? 

Neo

I find a big round disk hanging way out of the ear much more stupid looking. I'd prefer a choice of colour but may well get the new ones and gift my originals to someone else.

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@blybo if your happy enough with the originals, you’ll love the Pro’s, they are pretty good for what they are, I had a demo at the Apple store, compared them to the new Beats equivalent, didn’t like those, and bought a pair of the pros. . I use them with the Latin eq setting and so far so good. 

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5 minutes ago, blybo said:

Have you tried transparency mode? This would be my main use.

Works pretty well, but of course it depends on how loud you listen to music. Noise canceling is decent also, active and passive. But overall, it’s good to see the Apple headphones are finally heading in the right direction. 
 

Basically if you put them on my head and didnt tell me what they were, I’d be happy enough and surprised once I found out. Not the best of course, but getting there, but for the size of them, remarkable. 

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I use my AirPods daily purely for their convenience - will order the AirPod Pro on my return home from overseas based on my experience with the original AirPods (whose battery is now slowly dying.......).

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They definitely have that fuller sound that the original ones lacked. 
 

But like I said, if anyone was happy enough with the originals, these will be worth the upgrade. 
 

Still looking forward to my Nura Loops though. 

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56 minutes ago, Sime said:

They definitely have that fuller sound that the original ones lacked. 
 

But like I said, if anyone was happy enough with the originals, these will be worth the upgrade. 
 

Still looking forward to my Nura Loops though. 

Great to hear they are living up to the hype Sime ??

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8 minutes ago, Hi-Fi Whipped said:

Great to hear they are living up to the hype Sime ??

Still AirPods though ........ ?

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They look like a good upgrade. I freaking love my AirPods and also use them pretty much every day. Happily, I use them for podcasts and almost never music so the better sound is pretty irrelevant to me. If i was going to spend those sorts of dollars on ANCs for travelling, I’d probably go something like the Sony over ears for a bit less. So, they seem great but I also feel pretty good that when I have to replace my current ones, I’ll still be pretty happy with the base model. :) 

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20 hours ago, Sime said:

@blybo if your happy enough with the originals, you’ll love the Pro’s, they are pretty good for what they are, I had a demo at the Apple store, compared them to the new Beats equivalent, didn’t like those, and bought a pair of the pros. . I use them with the Latin eq setting and so far so good. 

Hey, @Sime. Curious, just in terms of logistics/hygiene. How did they handle the demo at the apple store?

 

Also, are the tips standard size? Like, could you replace them with comply tips or similar? Thanks

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1 hour ago, RankStranger said:

Hey, @Sime. Curious, just in terms of logistics/hygiene. How did they handle the demo at the apple store?

 

Also, are the tips standard size? Like, could you replace them with comply tips or similar? Thanks

They were using alcohol wipes and also had stocks of spares I think. 
 

As for the tips, they are a proprietary design how they lock on so other types won’t fit. 

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22 hours ago, Sime said:

@blybo if your happy enough with the originals, you’ll love the Pro’s, they are pretty good for what they are, I had a demo at the Apple store, compared them to the new Beats equivalent, didn’t like those, and bought a pair of the pros. . I use them with the Latin eq setting and so far so good. 

good these are progressing in sound and design. 

 

ive never got Beats anything. just dont know what it is with their sound ...

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21 minutes ago, betty boop said:

good these are progressing in sound and design. 

 

ive never got Beats anything. just dont know what it is with their sound ...

I had a listen to the beats yesterday, they were demonstrating them along side the pro’s and I hated them immensely. Way too much bass and they had the same sound signature that the Sony 1000’s have that I hate. 

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20 minutes ago, Sime said:

I had a listen to the beats yesterday, they were demonstrating them along side the pro’s and I hated them immensely. Way too much bass and they had the same sound signature that the Sony 1000’s have that I hate. 

yeah its her overwhelming bass push i guess ! :) definitely something about the sound signature.

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21 hours ago, Sime said:

I had a listen to the beats yesterday, they were demonstrating them along side the pro’s and I hated them immensely. Way too much bass and they had the same sound signature that the Sony 1000’s have that I hate. 

Which Beats model didn’t you like (compared to Apple Airpods Pro)? 

 

These?

 

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26 minutes ago, rand129678 said:

Which Beats model didn’t you like (compared to Apple Airpods Pro)? 

 

These?

 

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Yes

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The OG Airpods are the best smartphone accessory of the last 5+ years for me. Helps when they link up to all your devices via a user-friendly ecosystem.

 

The Pro’s are this years most exciting product for me. Cannot wait to grab them.

 

FYI, Aussies can have Airpods with depleted batteries replaced within 2 years, thanks to our consumer law.

 

I did that with mine after 22 months - first called up Apple support who did some testing before they suggested I visit an Apple store, where I was in & out within 20 minutes with a new set of Airpods.

 

So, for $400, for a much improved product that I’ll be using every day, for much of the day + a free change over, should the batteries degrade within 2 years (which they will), I think it’s worth it.

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1 hour ago, Ralfi said:

 

 

FYI, Aussies can have Airpods with depleted batteries replaced within 2 years, thanks to our consumer law.

 

 


tell me more about this. Preferably before the 29th of this month :) 

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tell me more about this. Preferably before the 29th of this month :) 

If they’ve dropped to just over an hour for phone calls & ~3 hours for music, then call up Apple Support & see what they say. The advisor I spoke with suggested I leave the Airpods out of the case overnight & check their charge in the morning. They mentioned if they dropped to a certain level, then I should take them into an Apple store, for further tests. At least this way, you go into a store with an incident number & proof you’ve had another Apple Genius look into the issue.

 

Hopefully the in-store tests come back with further evidence of severe battery degradation & they’ll swap them with a new pair.

 

My case wasn’t swapped, which didn’t bother me, as it had no issues. They did test the case though, so I’d imagine they’d swap it too if it was also defective. Good luck!

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3 hours ago, Ralfi said:

If they’ve dropped to just over an hour for phone calls & ~3 hours for music, then call up Apple Support & see what they say. The advisor I spoke with suggested I leave the Airpods out of the case overnight & check their charge in the morning. They mentioned if they dropped to a certain level, then I should take them into an Apple store, for further tests. At least this way, you go into a store with an incident number & proof you’ve had another Apple Genius look into the issue.

 

Hopefully the in-store tests come back with further evidence of severe battery degradation & they’ll swap them with a new pair.

 

My case wasn’t swapped, which didn’t bother me, as it had no issues. They did test the case though, so I’d imagine they’d swap it too if it was also defective. Good luck!

Awesome. Thanks, I’ll give it a shot

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I've bought some and they are excellent. The seal is good with 3 different types of silicone tips. Assume someone will come up with a memory foam tip too at some point.

They are comfortable and secure. Surprisingly so...


Active noise cancelling is very good for an earphone and would be better with memory foam when and if it comes to beare. 

 

Sound quality is even and balanced. These are NOT for bass heads. Perhaps they don't have the pseudo excitement of some competitors but i enjoy the evenness ad maturity of the sound. If i was to compare the sound to a typical loudspeaker signature i'd think the Sonus Faber sound or Kef Reference type of qualities or dare I say it Bang & Olufsen.  A presentation that isn't in your face or offensive. Timbre and tone is excellent. Bass notes have a strong musicality to them. The lowest notes of a double bass retain the woody quality and the bottom E string on an electric bass has the vibration and musicality to know that it is in fact a bass and not a sequencer. Mids are reserved but communicative and never over powered and the tops are gentle and not at all sibilant. All of this is true to my ears on the type of music i listen to which typically consists of acoustic instrument or electric instruments played by "real" musicians and bands opposed to sequenced and programmed music.

The "tails" aren't as long as normal earpods and don't look as ridiculous. 

Touch has been replaced with a squeeze for control. I think i prefered the touch but my wife likes the squeeze so i guess each to their own.

 

No volume control on the earpods but "hey Siri - change volume to 70%" works or simply "Hey Siri turn up / down the volume". Sorry if you don't have apple phone - this probably won't work.. BTW did you know that "hey siri"  followed by "OK GOOGLE" activates google assistant !!!


The transparency mode sounds a bit weird but it is effective if a little artificial sounding. I've not checked to see if this works in stereo so you know what direction a sound is coming from which could be useful to know which way traffic is coming from.

 

Case is a little bigger than previously but still nicely finished and pocket friendly AND it has wireless charging. Battery life will do everything I want it to but not as good as others at a claimed 4.5 hours.

 

All in all i am thrilled with them. I purchased from officeworks on zip pay and delivery happened in less than 24 hours to a rural town. Amazing service from them.

 

 

 

 

 

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I've had Nuraloops on order since, well I can't remember, June? Anyway, VERY interested to see how they end up. Could be a game changer.

 

Back on topic.. Have not tried the airpods... But it's good to see Apple getting into that market.

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16 minutes ago, Jovan.s1987 said:

I've had Nuraloops on order since, well I can't remember, June? Anyway, VERY interested to see how they end up. Could be a game changer.

 

Back on topic.. Have not tried the airpods... But it's good to see Apple getting into that market.

Yup, really looking forward to their release. 

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I've just gotten mine. They're pretty great. SQ is better than the originals and I like the squeeze controls better than the old tapping version.

 

Noise cancellation is fine -not as good as full sized ANC cans, but that's to be expected. Transparency mode works very well for me.

 

Good stuff

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