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Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
alaScore 100

31 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and comfort also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and noise isolation.

sound, comfort, design, portability, 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 31 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 : 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

Dec, 2021

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple AirPods 3 review

 

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

Spatial audio support is a real bonus ; Balanced, clear and detailed sound ; Strong battery life

Beaten for transparency ; Still no on-bud volume adjustment ; Fit won't be for everyone

While better-sounding alternatives exist, the AirPods 3 are daily delights with a strong selling point in spatial audio

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 : 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 : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) Review

 

Natural, rich bass depth and crisp, clear highs ; Hands-free Siri voice commands ; Water- and sweat-resistant design ; Wireless and MagSafe charging

In-ear fit can still be inconsistent, resulting in imbalanced stereo image ; Fit doesn’t feel secure enough for rigorous exercise ; No adjustable EQ

Apple’s third-generation AirPods provide notably better bass depth and are more rugged than their predecessor. Despite some improvements to how they fit and some neat sensor tricks, we still aren't wild about their open earbud design.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

AirPods 3 review

 

Just a step below premium

Slick, but familiar redesign ; Extremely comfortable ; Great audio ; Excellent battery life

A bit expensive ; No active noise cancelling

Oct, 2021