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Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
alaScore 96

36 reviews

Jul, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Apple AirPods (3rd Generation). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the size and usability. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the comfort, while the reliability and noise isolation get critical opinions.

sound, design, portability, usability, size

price, noise isolation, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 36 reviews)

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Apple AirPods 3 Review: Better design and better tunes | Trusted Reviews

 

The AirPods 3 are the first proper redesign for the now-iconic wireless earbuds from Apple and they are very good.

Small, compact design ; Much improved sound ; Unmatched iOS and macOS integration

No ANC ; Poor in loud environments

The AirPods 3 are an easy recommendation for iPhone users who want a pair of simple, good sounding buds that work well and last for a long time between charges. They’re still missing any sort of noise cancellation and are useless in loud places though,...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple AirPods 3 review

 

AirPods advance closer to the Pro model with redesign and stand-out spatial audio

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (techradar.com)

Apple AirPods 3 review

 

The AirPods 3 are a worthy upgrade for iPhone users

Impressive spatial audio ; Easy to use ; Comfortable, subtle design

No active noise cancellation ; No interchangeable eartips ; Battery life could be longer

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) review: excellent sound from smart wireless earbuds

 

The AirPods (3rd Gen) offer a huge audio quality upgrade over the older version, but is the fit right for you?

Dynamic, detailed sound ; Great new design ; Improved battery life ; Outer-ear fit ideal for some…

…But the fit isn't for everyone ; Battery life still average overall ; Sound leaks in ; Smart features are only for iOS

The new AirPods (3rd Gen) sound excellent, and come packed with useful features. As an upgrade to the earlier AirPods, they're exactly what you'd hope for (as long as you don't prefer in-ear tips). But you need to be prepared to live with sound leaking...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) review: Third time's a charm

 

Should you opt for the middle-of-the-range AirPods (3rd generation) over their predecessors or top-of-the-range AirPods Pro? Here's our review.

Refreshed design ; Great sound quality ; Excellent convenience features ; Spatial Audio is very good ; Sweat and water resistant ; Good battery life

A little big for our ears ; No active noise-cancellation (ANC) tech

Sitting in the middle of Apple's wireless headphones portfolio, the 3rd Gen AirPods offer a great balance between features and price point, whilst also delivering a refreshed and water-resistant design and great sound quality.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPod - 3rd Generation

 

With large storage MP3 players now not only here to stay, but fast becoming the mainstream, Apple, alongside its launch of the iTunes music downloading operation in the US has launched a new version of the iPod so you can store all your latest tracks...

Stylish design, fast transfer of songs to PC or Mac,

No docking station included in the box, PC users unable to dock and charge at same time

There’s no doubt that new iPod has all the smoothness of the previous version and the Apple brand. There’s also no doubt that this new version will also be a huge success with Apple users. PC users however are a lot more cynical, and while this new...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple AirPods 3 review: Simply sensational

 

A superb pair of open fit headphones, the third-generation AirPods are a huge step forwards from their predecessors

Superbly comfortable ; Great sound quality ; Spatial Audio support

Microphone not the greatest

If you travel a lot and value being able to listen to music in your own bubble, these aren’t the headphones for you. But you probably knew that already. The lack of ANC and any form of passive noise isolation means the AirPods 3 aren’t the greatest...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

AirPods 3 review: Apple upped its sound game

 

Apple's third-generation AirPods have an improved design and sound. But are they better than the AirPods Pro that cost around the same price?

Ultracompact, lightweight, sweatproof (IPX4) and very comfortable to wear ; Significantly improved sound with better bass ; Performance when making calls is excellent ; Improved battery life (up to 6 hours) ; Spatial audio virtual-surround feature...

May not fit ears as securely as AirPods Pro ; Open design allows sound to leak in and out ; AirPods Pro are frequently available at the same price

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (stuff.tv)

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) review

 

The AirPods 3 are more like AirPods Pro Lites - here's why

Great sound quality ; Sweat and water resistance ; Long battery life ; Skin-detect sensor very welcome

AirPods Pro aren’t that much more expensive ; No noise cancelling

Apple’s AirPods 3 are a worthy upgrade. But, unless you want to avoid the silicon tips of the AirPods Pro, you may find the Pros aren’t that much more expensive.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Apple AirPods (third-gen) review: new design, same appeal

 

There are many reasons to like them besides gimmicky spatial audio.

Less conspicuous design ; IPX4 water resistance ; Improved sound quality

No MagSafe reverse wireless charging from iPhones ; Spatial audio is inconsistent ; They let in a ton of outside noise

Apple’s third-generation AirPods have a new design with shorter stems. They sound better, have IPX4 water resistance, and support spatial audio with head tracking. But there are still reasons to choose the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max instead.

Oct, 2021