If you’re anything like me you most likely saw the Apple Airpods for the first time and laughed. It’s not the only example of when I was wrong about the projected success of an Apple product. For months I mocked one of the most influential companies in the world for their so-called “iPad”. I mean, who would want a giant phone that doesn’t make phone calls? As it turns out, everyone does, including myself. The iPhone I own now is humungous and I haven’t made a phone call in years.
The Airpods are going strong, and I’m beginning to feel like an outdated idiot with a cord dangling from my chin. It’s time to invest in wireless headphones, but I’m still not convinced by the $229 price tag of the Apple Airpods. Who am I, Cardi B???
Stroll on down to JB Hi-fi and get yourself Bose SoundSport for only $226. That’s right, you’ll save three whole dollars. I would suggest you spend that money on a coffee, but they cost $4.50 now, so…maybe give it to charity?
The BlueAnt Pump Air Wireless are reasonably priced at $169. The battery life is only three hours, compared to the five of both the Apple Airpods and Bose, but that’s what you get for living on a budget.
Beats X Wireless In-Ear Headphones will set you back $199. That’s pretty good for a company that was once so totally out of my price range I would have the same reaction towards people wearing them as I would to people driving Lamborghinis; hatred. These wireless darlings are pretty swell, although if you’re regularly running from zombies probably don’t make this purchase. Apparently they aren’t great for high-sped chasers.
I personally might wait for the next gen of wireless audio equipment, where they just replace my physical ears with Apple hardware. I’m sure that’ll be mentioned in the next Terms & Conditions.