The highly anticipated Airpods 3 is successfully launched, and it’s available to buy online. Earlier this year, Apple rolled out the latest generation of Airpods 3, which has a considerable number of upgrades and have remarked their way onto this threequel. The Airpods have set the standard as premium “wireless earbuds” with a contoured design and excellent active noise cancellation. The significant redesigns are highly appealing and reflect the touch of Airpods Pro.
However, they are not identical and dont have removable tips like Pro. With great support for Spatial Audio, its sweat and water resistance, a big design change, enhanced battery life and MagSafe charging case, it now emerges as a small but highly useful upgrade. It is embedded with a skin sensor that no other competitor wireless earphones are built with.
Features of Apple Airpods 3
Although the third generation of ubiquitous truly wireless earbuds is ingrained with some crucial features, they are still best in the sense of sound quality, functionality and usability. The Airpods 3 has been sold for about $180USD at major online retailers and is directly available from Apple too. The price remains in mid-tier sections like Beats Studio Buds and Samsung Galaxy Buds with ANC for lower MSRP.
Colour options are scanty to one – white. It’s the same as second-gen Airpods, and Airpods pro is pigmented with. But lately, Apple has pushed its tint options in other five colours – space grey, silver pink, green and sky blue.
The box comes with a MagSafe charging case, lightning to USB cable C, quick start guide and other documentation. The familiar gloss-white plastic finish is gleaming and comes in a wireless-chargeable option for third-generation models.
The first thing that would grab your attention is a tweaked, contoured design that is inspired by Airpods pro embedded with a shorter stem and accentuated black microphone cutouts. Unlike expensive headphones, they don’t have silicone ear tips, so it’s one size fits all, and you won’t have a total noise seal.
They stayed well in their ears while performing different errands like running, riding or exercising. Additionally, you don’t have to worry as they are resistant to rain and sweat. They have borrowed a force sensor that allows you to pause or play music, answer a call and more just by squeezing instead of tapping. You can long to access Siri if you don’t want to call out, “Hey Siri.”The AirPods have IPX4 water resistance ratings meaning they are safe from sweat or rain. The third-gen has a resistant custom driver and adaptive EQ that tunes and optimises audio output to ensure the best possible sound quality.
It claims to have further enhanced microphone performance and offers full HD voice quality, giving out clear, natural communication for better FaceTime calls.
The Airpods 3 case is compact compared to the rectangular Pro case. Apple allows you to customize pods with name, emoji, text and other things.
They support FindMy the same way, unlike Pro and Max do. In case you lose the case or bud, you can go to Find my app on your iPhone or Mac and help you direct within range.
Apple Airpods 3 generation doesn’t get the feature of silicone tips. However, the design is fresh. Now have shorter stems, and each bud has four microphones for better audio quality. The slightly shorter design somewhere lies between Airpods 2 and Airpods pro in terms of aesthetics.
Apart from the new designs, it is also Adaptive EQ, something that is usually found on Apple Airpods Pro. Along with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos, they are supported with sweat and water resistance. With an easy one-touch setup, once you pop out the cause, it will instantly pair with your device. The Adaptive EQ is amazing with enhanced sound quality that is beyond all recognition over previous predecessors.
The Adaptive EQ feature is designed to tune audio output that blends your ears; with inward-facing microphones, it adjusts according to your ear shape. With better life and faster charging with six-hour battery life, it stands out from the previous generation and Airpods Pro too. The Airpod Max still dominates in the Airpods portfolio.
Skin detection might seem inconsequential, but the skin detection tool is worthy of conserving battery life by stopping music playback when buds fall apart from your ears. Apple’s new groundbreaking feature detects the water content in skin and offers them the ability to differentiate between human skin and other surfaces. The sensor is unique, but it could have potential health-related features in the future, as per reports.
The promise of longer battery life would give you extensive hours of listening time and a total of 30 hours of usage. Five minutes of charging would give you about 1 hour of listening time. The charging case can fill up to four times before needing to be plugged in, bringing total battery life to a respectable 30 hours.
The third generation Airpods are powered with an H1 chip with improved pairing speed and lower latency. The wireless chip ensures seamless and easy pairing with Apple devices like other wireless Apple headphones. If you have to switch from your iPhone to Mac, the Airpods are smart enough to switch seamlessly.
The AirPods have a new driver embedded with a custom high-dynamic-range amplifier. The enhanced design is much like a double-edged sword that makes you feel like you are good to get audio experience akin to Pros. There is more bass, richer mids and clearer treble that is more forceful with greater control.
Vocals are rich with texture, crisp, well-defined, and bass is fair. We tried a few favourite tracks for testing bass with different tunes, and we couldn’t be happier and satisfied with how they sounded. Regular tracks are also good compared to second-generation Airpods, and the music comes alive with spatial audio features.
Earbuds are capable of handling spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. Spatial audio gives an immersive effect that was restricted to Airpods Pro and Airpods max. But it meets beyond expectations adding great true-to-life sound in this device too.
In a nutshell
Considering aesthetics, functionality and pricing factors, the device meets the mark. However, a no-noise cancellation is a unique factor that is distressing. At the time, you might want noise-canceling, especially when the outside is really loud and I am chugging to climb hills. But overall, Airpods 3 have inherited a couple of other audio features from its predecessors, like spatial audio and Adaptive EQ.
Spatial audio generally makes audio feel more enveloping, and it’s Mimi of a movie theater. Unlike third-generation AirpodsPro, it has an Apple H1 chip that gives similar performance to simplify tasks like summoning Siri and quickly connecting to Apple devices.
The sound is excellent, comfortable, and the battery life is great. It makes a big deal about spatial audio and dynamic head tracking. It can be immersive in watching movies and watching TV shows. Also, the seamless auto-switching between your devices is the crowning glory. The audio automatically routes to your iPhone in case of a call. Integration of Siri to blend with your commands.