After years of speculation, the Apple AirPods 3 are finally revealed. Apple has made a series of upgrades to make it compete with Best fully wireless headphones From this moment on.
AirPods 3 were announced at Apple Unleashed event. At the online event, the manufacturer told in scents and colors what exactly is better about the AirPods 3 than its predecessors.
The new Apple AirPods 3 cost €199 and will be available in stores from next week.
AirPods 3 release date
The third generation of Apple AirPods is now available for pre-order. The official sale of Apple AirPods in the Benelux (and 26 other countries) begins on Tuesday, October 26.
AirPods 3 price
The suggested retail price of the third generation AirPods is 199 euros. This is 20 euros more expensive than the second generation Apple AirPods, which had a suggested retail price of 179 euros. Want a wireless rechargeable case instead of a regular case? Then I lost 199 euros.
Apple further announced at its Unleashed event that the second generation AirPods have received a permanent price cut; The suggested minimum retail price is 149 euros.
AirPods 3 design
Although Apple has not revealed much information about the design of the new AirPods 3, it appears that the manufacturer has looked at its own AirPods Pro.
The long, distinctive stems of the 2019 AirPods have been replaced by shorter versions, which include touch-sensitive sensors. If the touch controls are similar to those on the AirPods Pro, that means you can manage your music via stems.
The AirPods 3 case has also been modified, with a more streamlined look than before. Apple reports that the surround design delivers music “directly to your ear.”
Unlike AirPods Pro, there are no replaceable covers. Perhaps the Pro headphones still offer better noise cancellation, as well as better bass performance.
The new third generation Apple AirPods are IPX4 water and sweat resistant. So you don’t have to worry about a few drops of sweat during your workout.
AirPods 3 Hearing Aids
When announcing the AirPods 3, the manufacturer confirmed that it wanted to bring spatial sound to more consumers. So it makes sense that the newly unveiled earbuds will support this technology.
Spatial Audio takes 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos content and applies audio filters, putting audio in a 3D atmosphere and making it more immersive. Sound seems to come at you from every possible angle.
So far, this technology has only worked with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The technology is based on built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes. This way it follows the position of your head and ensures that the sound is coming from the correct direction.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any support for Hi-Res audio. Fans who want to get the most out of it Apple Music Lossless So we must look further.
The AirPods 3 should sound better than their 2019 predecessors, but there’s a new dedicated speaker driver and a high dynamic range amplifier, which combine to produce “powerful bass with crisp, clean highs,” Apple tells us. We especially hope that the triple performance will sound better with AirPods. We are a bit disappointed with the second generation, especially in the large size. Any increase in bass performance is also welcome.
With Adaptive EQ support (introduced in AirPods Pro), AirPods 3 should also fit your ear (in terms of sound quality). This technology adjusts the sound based on how they are sitting in your ear. According to Apple, an internal microphone monitors the sound, and Computational Audio ensures that the low and mid tones are set to match.
Beam-forming microphones filter out ambient noise and emphasize your voice, resulting in clearer sound. AirPods 3 also support the AAC-ELD codec. Apple claims that the earbuds offer “Full HD sound quality” (whatever that means). At the bottom of the line, Apple’s new earbuds should look good, whether you’re calling traditionally or via FaceTime.
Absent an important function is active noise cancellation. Although we didn’t immediately expect this technology to be present in “regular” AirPods, there were rumors that AirPods 3 would be able to block out ambient noise.
Many earbuds in this price range have active noise cancellation, but the lack of silicone tips means the AirPods will be less effective in terms of ANC than the AirPods Pro. Apple may want to continue offering an alternative with the standard AirPods for everyone who doesn’t want to use earphones.
AirPods 3 battery life
AirPods 3 come with a significant increase in battery life. Where the 2019 earbuds offer 24 hours of listening pleasure (4 hours from the earbuds themselves and 20 hours thanks to the charging case), the new AirPods 3 provide up to 30 hours of listening pleasure.
Apple reports that you get up to six hours of listening or four hours of talking from the same earbuds. The charging case provides four additional full charges. Are you in a hurry? Then know that a quick five-minute charge actually provides an hour of listening time. Like the AirPods Pro, AirPods 3 come standard with a wireless charging case compatible with Apple’s MagSafe system.
AirPods 3 connection
AirPods 3 are unexpectedly not fully optimized for Apple devices. With one click, you can automatically pair the earbuds to your iPhone, iPad, Mac or MacBook.
With Audio Sharing, you can split audio from your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Apple TV between two sets of AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max.
We also find a new skin sensor in the AirPods 3, which knows exactly when the earphones are in your ear and when they are in your pocket or on the table. Don’t have AirPods 3 in? Then the music will not play. All this for the benefit of battery life.
As with the previous generation AirPods, you can easily and quickly summon Apple’s voice assistant by shouting “Hey Siri.”
If you own an Apple device running iOS 15, you can access some additional features, including Spatial Audio, head tracking in FaceTime conference calls, and integration with the Find My network. You can also access the feature to announce notifications, where Siri reads urgent notifications. This includes phone calls, notifications from Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and apps from other manufacturers that use the API.
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