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Is the Apple AirPods easy to use and learn?

Is it easy to answer incoming calls easily and quickly with the Apple AirPods? Is it easy to activate the Apple AirPods motion and voice controls?
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Jul 13, 2019

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Apple AirPods' website, Apple AirPods performs average to better than average in terms of usability compared to other wireless earbud brands.

Based on a review posted on tomsguide.com, Apple AirPods was rated as fairly average for usability relative to competing in-ear earbud headphone brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

As weird as the little rods hanging from the ends of the AirPods look, they do serve an important purpose. Apple has placed a special voice accelerometer and dual mics in the rods to ensure your caller can hear you loud and clear. The voice accelerometer detects when you're speaking, while the dual-mics amplify your voice while eliminating background noise.

Based on a review posted on soundguys.com, Apple AirPods was rated as fairly average for usability relative to competing in-ear earbud headphone brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

The case is absolutely necessary when using the Apple AirPods. If you don’t have it with you, it’s all too easy to misplace and lose the earbuds. We did a fit test video on how the original version fit, and since the build and design hasn’t changed at all it’s still applicable here so make sure to go check that out if that’s what your main concern is. As for the overall AirPod design, they don’t look too different from regular earpods, just without the wires obviously. On each earbud, you have a tiny microphone for voice calls and a small sensor that gives you a few controls when you tap them, which brings us nicely into the next section here.

Based on a review posted on techradar.com, Apple AirPods was rated as fairly average for usability relative to competing in-ear earbud headphone brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Outside of music controls, Siri works very well. We were able to use voice-dialing to make calls, which were nicely audible to the person we were speaking to, and Siri felt just as accurate as using it on the phone itself – which is to say it’s good, but isn’t the best voice-assistant out there.

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