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Jul 4, 2019

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple AirPods' website, Apple AirPods performs very well in terms of audio performance relative to other in-ear earbud headphone brands.

One reviewer on techradar.com said Apple AirPods performs well on audio performance relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The AirPods blow the Lightning-equipped EarPods, the ones bundled with recent iPhones, out of the water in terms of sound quality. The EarPods offer a flat and thin sound experience compared to the AirPods, which is comparatively buzzing with energy.

One reviewer on digitaltrends.com said Apple AirPods performs well on audio performance relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

In terms of sound quality, the AirPods are nearly identical to the EarPods you get free with the purchase of an iPhone. Bass is satisfying in that it reaches surprisingly low, has appropriate presence, and is pleasantly tight and tuneful. We’re not talking Beats-level bass here, but most folks will find bass levels just fine. Treble is sparkling, but not particularly refined or detailed — perhaps the best thing we can say about the treble is that it is not overly aggressive or aggravating. Midrange performance leaves us wanting for more presence and warmth. We’d love for voices to sound more natural and present. With all of that said, we feel everyone knows the AirPods aren’t designed to be the darling of audiophiles. Bottom line: If you find the sound of EarPods acceptable, you’ll be perfectly happy with how the AirPods sound.

One reviewer on engadget.com said Apple AirPods performs well on audio performance relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Apple’s updated AirPods don’t pack many thrilling upgrades, but the improvements they did get make for more seamless, convenient use. Because of that, little about the new AirPods are worth the upgrade for existing owners — that is, of course, unless their batteries are starting to go south. Even so, Apple has smoothed down enough of the originals’ rough spots that they’re a fantastic option for iOS users who are more concerned with ease-of-use than stunning sound quality.

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