AirPods 3 to look a lot like AirPods Pro, offer Spatial Audio for $150

22 February 2021
The earbuds will have longer stems, "semi in-ear" design with replaceable tips.

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  • AnonD-804996

Blackkk Mamba , 24 Feb 2021I run a shop selling phones and accessories. Must have tes... moreUm yeah right. I guess my ears are so bad they just don't know what they are even hearing. Maybe if you're listening to virgin pure FLAC music and you're really paying attention to audio reproduction with sole intention to spot a diffeence. With MP3's it's the same f*king damn thing. If we'd done A/B test using MP3 music, 90% (if not more) of people wouldn't be able to tell a difference. Everyone saying otherwise are pretentious audiophile wannabes. Sorry, but they just are. Also if anyone paid any attention before attacking me with nonsense, I didn't even say AirPods 2 are the best there is. They just aren't anywhere near as bad as everyone are trying to portray them here. For earbuds that don't use silicone tips that you shove into your ear canal, they reproduce very good sound. But hey, if you still want to deny that, well I don't give a damn. I'll just enjoy them and you do your whatever you want to use.

  • Blackkk Mamba

AnonD-804996, 23 Feb 2021Then that makes both me and him far more experienced than a... moreI run a shop selling phones and accessories.
Must have tested hundreds of TWS from cheap to expensive.
Wireless earbuds below 250$ have extremely lame sound quality compared to wired earphones.

Any 30$-40$ wired earphones are better than AirPods or some other wireless crap.

Wireless earphones/earbuds are for convenience, not sound quality.

Somehow as an iPhone user I understand what Apple does with its products, if you’re not an and I think it’s the same for every other iPhone user, that’s why they continue to sell more yearly it wouldn’t make any sense if you don’t use it simple and when you finally do which I’m 100% certain most of you will if money was not an issue, you’d remember all the years you spent bashing Apple and say to yourself, I must have looked like a clown🤡😂😂

AnonD-804996, 23 Feb 2021Then that makes both me and him far more experienced than a... moreDid the entire point of that reply just go flying over your head? You want to talk experience. Flossy Carter has a massive amount more experience with wireless earbuds than you, and he doesn't like AirPods.

So once again, disprove Flossy Carter.

  • AnonD-804996

joe nodden, 23 Feb 2021Disprove Flossy Carter. He's reviewed them and dozens ... moreThen that makes both me and him far more experienced than all of you that have zero experience with them...

AnonD-804996, 23 Feb 2021What am I suppose to debate when people say "AirPods a... moreDisprove Flossy Carter. He's reviewed them and dozens of other wireless earbuds. Far more experience than you.

  • AnonD-804996

Woohoo, 23 Feb 2021Sorry, but you can't demand or put forth your wishes. ... moreDemand, no. But I hate how entire market just entirely shifted to these silicone tipped earbuds. I know sealing ear canal improves bass and noise blocking, but I bet there is still a huge number of people who just prefer the regular earbuds that don't seal perfectly. I just don't like anything shoved inside my ears. But given the trends, I'll be forced to use this nonsense apparently. I was hoping it won't happen and I could just happily stick with normal AirPods, but if Apple will also turn regular ones into silicon tipped version, then I'll have to look for something else. But that always sux when you don't know if those work this well. There are billions of no name TWS ones on AliExpress that claim all sorts of things and all basically have made up specs and few from brands like Honor or Realme. And that's about it. And this is annoying. I'm well aware that all I can do is protest this, but ultimately, what people buy the most will decide the design for future.

  • Woohoo

AnonD-804996, 22 Feb 2021Great, more of this silicone tipped crap. I bought AirPods ... moreSorry, but you can't demand or put forth your wishes. You accept what the Master gives you or stick to your old product.

  • AnonD-804996

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021AirPods are the best wireless earphones for iDevices period... moreI don't even use them with Apple devices. Like, at all. I use them exclusively on Windows 10 laptops and desktops and they are great. I can even use tap commands in MusicBee music player. The wired Sennheiser and AKG earphones that I had all sounded great on MP3 players like Creative Zen, but when plugged into soundcards like Sound Blaster AE-5, a 150€ soundcard, they all sounded like trash and they just couldn't handle any bass as it always just turned into distorted garbage. AirPods can.

  • AnonD-804996

[deleted post]Dude, I literally compared them to 70€ wired earphones and explained they sound way better despite being wireless, particularly with bass. Yet you somehow know it better by just "hearing things from others" than me who's telling from actual experience. And you jokers do the same with verything Apple here. You're all so god damn loud yet you all have frigging ZERO actual experience with any of the products. Yes, you're all parroting BS. Coz that's what parrots do. Just repeat what they heard. Hilarious "special" class of people.

  • AnonD-804996

joe nodden, 23 Feb 2021Yes, put down my argument that disproves yours as "BS&... moreWhat am I suppose to debate when people say "AirPods are trash"? Meanwhile I explained why they are actually great with comparisons and actual experience? They don't even bother argumenting why. Coz they have no clue as they never even used them. Yes, they are parroting BS.

Now this is the design I want

[deleted post]it's okay, the comment section is more entertaining this way 🤣

  • Anonymous

AirPods are the best wireless earphones for iDevices period.

Auto switching, good battery life, decent sound and decent mic. Plug it into your ears and forget its even there. While you move between your devices, it moves with you.

It's a product that people are willing to pay premium for it.

But that's ok for people who critic it here badly here.. comparing to some other earbuds. Because in real life out there, tons of people are using it, that's what truly counts.

AnonD-804996, 23 Feb 2021Parroting BS also exists as evident right here...Yes, put down my argument that disproves yours as "BS" rather than disproving it. Sure shows how right you are. Just keep ignoring it. See how far ignoring things you don't like gets you.

  • AnonD-804996

joe nodden, 23 Feb 2021And no I don't need to use them to know they're b... moreParroting BS also exists as evident right here...

AnonD-804996, 23 Feb 2021You literally confirmed you're talking out of your rea... moreAnd no I don't need to use them to know they're bad. Other people have used AirPods, and said people don't like them. I don't need to buy a product to know the quirks. Reviews exist. Comparisons exist. Rankings exist.

  • AnonD-804996

joe nodden, 22 Feb 2021Oh yes I've totally purchased $150 earbuds. No, I use ... moreYou literally confirmed you're talking out of your rear. Like 90% of people here on GSM Arena. Everyone being the biggest smarta** about everything without actually trying s**t. I love your confidence of trash talking about something you have absolutely ZERO experience with just because you "heard" about it and now you're the biggest expert on that matter. Do you see me trash talking about Skullcandy? No, coz I haven't tried them. I just said AirPods 2 were the best I tried so far and I compared them to Sennheiser and AKG that I also actually used myself and generally happen to be a byword for quality audio equipment. Spot the frigging difference? You generic Apple haters are such a joke.

AnonD-804996, 22 Feb 2021People keep repeating this nonsense. Have you actually used... moreOh yes I've totally purchased $150 earbuds. No, I use Skullcandy Crusher Wirelesses. Worth the $100 I spent on them. I bet you can't say the same for your trash earbuds. Honestly, why would you ever pay more than $80 for earbuds.

And no I don't need to use them to know they're bad. Other people have used AirPods, and said people don't like them. I don't need to buy a product to know the quirks. Reviews exist. Comparisons exist. Rankings exist.

  • AnonD-804996

joe nodden, 22 Feb 2021Oh yes 150 smackers for some sub par earbuds sure is amazing. People keep repeating this nonsense. Have you actually used them or are you just parroting same BS others have said? Guess what, I do have the AirPods 2 and they have the best sound quality of ALL earbuds I've ever used. And I was using wired Sennheisers and AKG's earbuds. AirPods have one of slimmest cases, they last for really long on one charge, the only earbuds I've used that can actually handle bass coz all the others sounded like goat pissing on sheet of metal in games and latency is so low I can't sense any of it when gaming with them. Yeah, I'm exclusively using them on Windows systems and that sometimes includes gaming. I used to think Apple fanboys were bad, but you people just straight out lying about Apple stuff are even worse. And I'd even believe all this BS if I haven't used them myself and know it's NOTHING like what people say about them.