So I finally purchased a pair of Apple AirPods. There was a deal going on and I got a good additional 20% as there was an offer on my credit card.
- I can’t control the volume with it (except using Siri).
- I have to choose between whether I want to be able to pause the music via double tap or go to previous or next tracks. I can customize the double tap on either side AirPod so I only have two choices really.
- Good thing though is that I can pause by removing either of the AirPods.
- The fit is good too. I expected it to fall out as Apple EarPods have never fit me; but no, this one stays. Good job!
- Audio quality is ok as expected. No large sound stage. No bass (I don’t mind that). Good for podcasts and audiobooks which is my use case.
- The lack of much controls customization irks me though. No other vendor would have been able to get away with that in my opinion.
- Update after using it for a day: I love the fact that I can use it just one AirPod at a time. That’s super handy. That alone plus the small size and that it’s light and that it fits in my ear and I barely notice it makes it a very useful gadget.