Understand the AirPods Myths that still circulate around AirPods
This year, the AirPods will celebrate their sixth anniversary – not a birthday, but a solid date. Over the years, headphones have become popular despite their cost. Today, the most affordable AirPods 2 cost about 12,000, although a year ago they could be easily bought for 10,000 rubles, and in 2018 many even managed to buy 1st generation AirPods for 9,000. Due to their popularity in society, there are always a lot of rumors, just like around the iPhone. It seems like it’s time to figure out which AirPod claims are questionable and which have rational grit.
How Bad Are AirPods?
There are still rumors that AirPods can be harmful to health, namely cause brain damage due to Bluetooth technology. At some point, a trend emerged on TikTok about why AirPods should be ditched: According to the authors, low-frequency radiation comes from headphones.
Apparently, this is all because headphones are in the ears, close to the brain, and even cause cancer. There’s no need to panic: Scientists and health officials have said the claims are baseless, and AirPods are not harmful to health.
If radiation comes from AirPods, then we speak of non-ionizing. It comes from many gadgets: routers, telephones, and microwave ovens. The transmission power of such a signal depends on the distance, and Bluetooth has a rather small radiation radius. Another thing is that AirPods can be a source of headaches due to the abuse of headphones for a long time and at high volume.
We have already written that modern fake AirPods are indistinguishable from the original. In any case, externally, it is certain. Unless you’re a music fan, you probably won’t even notice the difference in sound. It turns out that a fake cannot be distinguished from the original at all. And here that is not the case.
According to the research results, Counterfeit AirPods turned out to be too unhealthy. The sound level in such headphones is much higher than in real AirPods, and the sound quality leaves much to be desired: constant hissing, squeaking and other distortions – for this reason, it is better to overpay for a certified original than to buy a cheap fake.
Can I wash in AirPods Pro?
AirPods Pro is water resistant, unlike the first and second-generation AirPods. True, it is certainly not worth washing or swimming in the pool. The fact is that the headphones have splash protection according to the IPX4 standard, but this does not apply to water sports. You do not believe it?
Read the footnote on the Apple website – everything is clearly stated there. But with the AirPods case, everything is much worse: the charging cases are also not protected against sweat and water, so they must be dried properly (here is Apple’s description for you – see number 3 at the very end) and in no case charge wet headphones.
Should I keep my AirPods in a case all the time?
Many believe that AirPods with lithium-ion batteries should not be in the charging case constantly, as it is harmful. The same AirPods don’t have a power button and actually work all the time. Without a case, the headphones will stay on and start draining, and the charge will drop because the AirPods don’t “sleep”.
Therefore, it is not necessary to invent a bicycle and AirPods are best stored in a case: in it, the contacts of the case and headphones are in contact, and after closing the cover, the device goes into offline mode, charging up to 100%, remaining in standby mode. A detailed description can be found on the Apple website. Therefore, the earphones in the case will last longer than the AirPods without them and certainly won’t be lost.
AirPods not working on Android
Apple ecosystem – It is sacred. But this does not mean that the devices only interact with each other. You can also listen to music on your Android smartphone and even double-tap.
True, you will not be able to define its purpose without an iPhone: everything will be limited to turning on music or launching media. Also, Siri won’t work (it’s not on Android) and will move the track forward or backward in the playlist. This also applies to Windows laptops.
By the way, if you want cool omnivore apple headphones, then you better take a look at the Beats Studio Buds – they have an integrated MediaTek chip that allows you to use them with any smartphone. We even have a user experience article – be sure to read it!
And what AirPods myths did you hear? Share in the comments, and let’s discuss!