August 24, 2018

Alexander Shcherbakov


Will it be possible to save Apple magic if you use branded wireless headphones not with iPhone and MacBook.

AirPods announcement has become a certain step in the development of wireless headphones.Apple has created a new level of convenience and ease of interaction of a smartphone and headphones.You open the case, and the headphones instantly connect to the smartphone, remove them back, they charge - this is the so -called Apple magic.I have no and never had iPhone, MacBook or even iPad, so I wondered how Apple's headphones will work outside the ecosystem - with a smartphone on Android and a laptop on Windows.There is something to tell here.

AirPods + Android = good

AirPods with iPhone work perfectly - headphones instantly connect, work without interruptions, there are gestures.Before buying headphones for connecting to the Android Smartphone, you need to be prepared that this will not work as smoothly.

First of all, it is worthwhile to understand that AirPods outside the Apple ecosystem turn into ordinary wireless headphones.But they can be connected to any device that supports the transfer of music and sounds via Bluetooth.

They are connected simply - you need to open the case cover and press the only button on the case so that the indicator starts to flash white.It remains on the smartphone to find AirPods in the Bluetooth settings and you can use.There is an opportunity to connect headphones one at a time, using them as a headset or two at the same time.

With Android you can not see how much charging the case and headphones left separately.The function of automatic reproduction stops still does not work if you pull out one of the headphones from the ear.Well, for obvious reasons, the launch of siri does not work.Despite these shortcomings, AirPods remain comfortable headphones.

But gestures work with Android - double tapping on the headphone can pause.Some reviews say that you can still switch tracks, but I only have a pause for Honor 8..In any case, these gestures are a little uncomfortable, because it’s difficult to knock on a small headphone, you need to get used to it.

Part of the functions of headphones for Android can be added using applications.The most popular in Play Store is Airbatty, and I use it.It adds a battery charge display and an automatic pause, if you remove the headphone from the ear.There are nuances.First you will need to pay 85 rubles to turn off the advertisement.Another percentage of the battery is displayed incorrectly, if you connect several times in a row, then each time you can see another result-a scatter of 10-15%.But for an approximate assessment of this enough.For an automatic pause, the application is kept active in the background, so the smartphone will be discharged faster - this function seemed unnecessary to me, so it is disabled.

Стоит ли покупать AirPods для Android и Windows —

In general, if you have Android - AirPods you can take.It will turn out not as convenient as with iPhone, but still better than most other wireless headphones.

AirPods + Windows = Pain

Before buying Airpods for a computer on Windows 10, it is better to think a lot of times, and even better - to test this bunch.The system as a whole is poorly friends with wireless headphones, and with AirPods the situation is even worse.

If you connect AirPods only to the laptop on Windows and always use two headphones, then there will be no problems.Except one - they do not work in the headset mode, in general, in no way.I came to this conclusion after a long search for information on thematic forums.This is a big minus, because Apple headphones are very convenient to use for conversation, and it is impossible to do this with Windows.But you can even play in them, a signal delay for this is a comfortable.

Another problem appears when you try to use headphones in turn.If you sit with one headphone and try to get the second, then the system gets into a stupor - only one of them will work.Even if you just open the case cover, the connection can break off for a couple of seconds.Then you have to climb into the settings, unscrew the headphones, put them into the case and get it again.Horror.


Airpods - comfortable, but very expensive headphones.Discussing the sound quality is pointless here, they are definitely not for music lovers.In addition, the shape of the liners scares away, because the environment is well heard in them, in some cases it is even a plus.

In general, I was satisfied with the headphones, the notorious magic is lost with Android, but they still work well.Windows is worse, but I have long planned to switch to Mac, so these are temporary problems.