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Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
alaScore 94

51 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Apple AirPods (3rd Generation). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the soundstage and noise isolation, and comments about the reliability and usability are different.

sound, comfort, design, portability, size

price, noise isolation, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 51 reviews)

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Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Apple AirPods (third-gen) review: new design, same appeal


There are many reasons to like them besides gimmicky spatial audio.

Less conspicuous design ; IPX4 water resistance ; Improved sound quality

No MagSafe reverse wireless charging from iPhones ; Spatial audio is inconsistent ; They let in a ton of outside noise

Apple’s third-generation AirPods have a new design with shorter stems. They sound better, have IPX4 water resistance, and support spatial audio with head tracking. But there are still reasons to choose the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max instead.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) Review


Natural, rich bass depth and crisp, clear highs ; Hands-free Siri voice commands ; Water- and sweat-resistant design ; Wireless and MagSafe charging

In-ear fit can still be inconsistent, resulting in imbalanced stereo image ; Fit doesn’t feel secure enough for rigorous exercise ; No adjustable EQ

Apple’s third-generation AirPods provide notably better bass depth and are more rugged than their predecessor. Despite some improvements to how they fit and some neat sensor tricks, we still aren't wild about their open earbud design.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

AirPods 3 review


Just a step below premium

Slick, but familiar redesign ; Extremely comfortable ; Great audio ; Excellent battery life

A bit expensive ; No active noise cancelling

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Review


From the butt of jokes to wireless trendsetter, Apple's AirPods are serious business now. The true wireless earbud market is a huge deal in accessories, and all eyes were on late 2021's…

Tight iPhone integration ; Solid battery life ; Improved audio performance ; Spatial audio is clever ; IPX4 water resistance

Fit won't suit every ear ; No active noise cancellation ; Open design means you hear ambient noise

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Jean-Simon Bonneterre (

Apple AirPods (2nd generation) Truly Wireless Review


The Apple AirPods (2nd generation) Truly Wireless are practically the same as the Apple AirPods (1st generation) Truly Wireless, with slight differences. They ha...

Fairly well-balanced mid and treble ranges. Very light and portable. Fast charging time. Great build quality. Unique and distinguishable design.

No EQ or presets. Poor noise isolation. Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Limited control scheme.

The Apple AirPods 2nd Gen are adequate for neutral sound. Instruments and vocals are present and detailed, but an overemphasized treble range makes them sound bright and harsh. The bass range, although punchy, lacks low-end thump and rumble. However,...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Rado Minkov (

Apple AirPods 3 review: Spatial audio steals the show


The 3rd generation AirPods are here, with much smaller stems, great battery life and Apple's newest gimmick – spatial audio.

Portable package ; Good-looking earbuds with small stems ; Comfortable in-ear fit ; Great sound, especially with spatial audio ; IPX4 sweat and water resistance

No active noise cancelling

Oct, 2021

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Apple AirPods 3 review


With solid upgrades to design, functionality, and sound, the Apple AirPods 3 come up slightly short of perfection. But they're still highly recommended.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Sam Smart (

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) review: Still unsealed, still not the best


Apple's classic, unsealed true wireless earbuds get more advanced features. Find out more in this AirPods (3rd generation) review.

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Unless you hate having ear tips inside your ears, we don’t recommend buying these over the Apple AirPods Pro or any other sealing earbuds. Unsealed earbuds have major disadvantages that aren’t just limited to sound quality.

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Manas-Tiwari (indiatoday)

Apple AirPods 3 review: Great sound, large battery and tricky pricing


Apple has introduced AirPods 3 with a new design, improved audio, bigger battery and support for spatial audio. They are priced at Rs 18,500 which we feel is a bit tricky. Read India Today Tech's review to know more.

Secure fit ; Spatial Audio ; Big battery

Open-fit style ; No Noise Cancellation ; Tricky pricing

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Andrew O'Hara (

AirPods 3 review: An excellent AirPods evolution, but fit can be problematic | AppleInsider


AirPods as a whole have earned their status as the most popular true wireless earbuds, and the AirPods 3 brings more new features, but they fit in a strange spot in the Apple and Beats lineup.

Improved audio quality ; Smaller stem ; Force stems replace the fickle tapping controls ; MagSafe charging is wonderful ; Smaller stems look better while wearing ; Very comfortable ; Adaptive EQ tunes audio automatically ; Spatial Audio with head...

No tight seal in your ears ; Case still scratches easily ; Hard market position between second generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, and new Beats ; No color options

Nov, 2021

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