Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Specifications, Tests and Review

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Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Full Specifications and Details

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DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Product Type True wireless earphones - Bluetooth - wireless
Product Generation 3rd generation
Height 3.079 cm
Width 1.826 cm
Depth 1.921 cm
Weight 4.28 g Better than 88 % of in-ear headphones rated.
Dimensions & Weight Details Charging case: 5.44 cm x 2.138 cm x 4.64 cm / 37.91 g
Protection IPX4
Recommended Use Portable electronics

The Apple AirPods (3rd generation) are wireless headphones that allow unrestricted movement and thus increase comfort while listening to music. Because of this feature wireless headphones are especially popular with casual users. On the other hand, the limiting factor of wireless headphones is a certain delay in sound transmission between the source and the headphones (almost indistinguishable for the average user), and they also need to be charged regularly. Unlike wired headphones, where the headphones are charged by the connected cable itself, wireless ones must be charged separately. The technology used for the sound transmission used by the headphones is Bluetooth 5.0.

These headphones are in-ear type and are therefore designed to fit directly into the ear. This allows them complete or at least partial isolation from external noise. Such headphones may also have an ambient sound isolation function, which affects the degree of their isolation capabilities. Compared to over-the-head headphones, in-ear headphones are much more portable The weight of the headphones is 4.28 g.

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SOUND QUALITY Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Headphones Form Factor Ear-bud
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 5.0 Better than 87 % of in-ear headphones rated.
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Sound Effects Adaptive EQ
Features Apple H1 chip

The sound quality can be affected by many factors.

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MICROPHONE Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Form Factor Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode Beamforming
Microphones Included 2 Better than 61 % of in-ear headphones rated.
REMOTE CONTROL Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Controls Volume, answer/end, next/previous track
CABLE Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Cable Type USB-C to Lightning cable
FEATURES Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Internet of Things (IoT) Compatible Yes
Intelligent Assistant Siri
Sensors Motion-detecting accelerometer, speech-detecting accelerometer, force sensor, skin-detecting sensors

Demanding users and technology enthusiasts will appreciate an intelligent assistant with whom they can partially control connected devices. For example, they can adjust the volume or request information about messages or alerts.

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BATTERY AND CHARGING Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Battery Type Headphone battery rechargeable
Battery Life 6 hour(s) Worse than 52 % of in-ear headphones rated.
Battery Life Details Continuous playback: up to 6 hours
Continuous talk: up to 4 hours
Continuous playback (with included charging case): up to 30 hours
Continuous talk (with included charging case): up to 20 hours
Continuous playback (spatial audio on): up to 5 hours
Wireless Charging Standards Qi
Auto On/Off Yes

In terms of headphone battery life as a significant factor in the purchase decision, it depends on what you want to use the headphones for and potentially how often you will be able to recharge them. Headphones with up to a few hours of battery life are more suitable for home use as they will require more frequent charging. Headphones with a battery life of around 10 hours or more are already more suitable for commuting and shorter journeys. However, nowadays you can also find headphones on the market that have a battery life in the higher tens to hundreds of hours. In this case, you do not have to worry about your headphones simply running out of power on longer journeys, and you will not have to deal with constant recharging. The battery life of the Apple AirPods (3rd generation) reaches up to 6 hour(s).

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OTHERS Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Included Accessories Wireless charging case, Lightning to USB-C cable
Compatibility iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac
Service & Support Limited warranty - 1 year

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