I love my AirPods. People ask what I do when they fall out? Well, they don’t. People ask why I would spend $160 on something that cost $29 with a wire? I didn’t, they sound incredibly better than a pair of EarPods. I love Vlad’s review for being honest about something that audiophile’s love to hate. They’re not for everyone, but for me, and apparently for Vlad, they’re awesome.
As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and easy-to-lose cigarette butts. The AirPods were the resurrection of the awful Bluetooth headsets of years past, I thought. But this year, I finally got around to testing a pair of the AirPods for myself, and I finally understand why everyone who owns them loves them.