AirPods are such popular headphones that even some Android fans use them. One gets the feeling that everyone has them, but this is not so: many doubt, ask the price, wait for discounts, and someone looks on the Internet in search of a worthy used option. Buying such AirPods is always fraught with problems and wasted money: if you are lucky enough to run into a decent seller who put up his own headphones for sale, then the chances are that they will not live long. In addition, internet sites are teeming with fake headphones. It’s time to dot the i: what’s wrong with used AirPods, is it worth saving money, and when exactly is it worth buying headphones from Apple.
Battery in AirPods
AirPods headphones by default they give good autonomy. The battery of the more or less new AirPods will be enough for a short flight from one city to another. Most new AirPods 3 and are completely capable of working longer AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. However, like any other device, the battery is a consumable item. In the case of AirPods, there is no official way to replace the battery – you will have to buy new headphones.
There is also no normal way to check the residual capacity. AirPods batteries… There are paid programs for Mac, as well as strange calculation methods – real dances with a tambourine, not otherwise. The process of using AirPods is also different for different users. It is unlikely that anyone conscientiously follows the recommendations:
- Disable noise cancellation, which drains the headphones faster;
- AirPods are best kept in a case;
- High volume affects the charge;
- It is important to properly charge your headphones.
When you buy a used AirPods, you run the risk of running into a tired battery that starts to die in a few months. Money wasted.
I noticed that many people I know neglect to clean their AirPods (and also to clean their ears). You take someone else’s AirPods, and they are dirty and greasy, the nets are clogged with earwax. They can be cleaned with an ordinary ear stick, wipe it with an alcohol napkin, but they will not become newer: dirt still gets inside and there is nothing you can do about it. Wearing such headphones is unpleasant – for the same reason, many people sell their iPhones without EarPods. In addition, AirPods’ casing starts to turn yellow over time. Agree, this is a little different from what you expect from Apple’s white headphones.
If you are a clean hygiene person, then in this case you should take a closer look at used AirPods Pro: they have replaceable ear pads that are much easier to clean from earwax. This is their huge plus, unlike regular AirPods. But again: pay attention to their color.
Quiet sound in AirPods
All headphones have one thing in common – they tend to sound quieter over time. This can be noticed by AirPods owners who have been using them for more than a year. When buying AirPods from your hands, you should have a more or less fresh copy on hand, for example, borrow from a friend so that you can compare with something.
Used AirPods can mislead you: one earbud is louder, the other quieter, or both are quiet at the same time. It’s all to blame for improper operation, listening to music at maximum volume, getting inside dirt or water. In general, one more reason to be more careful about such a purchase. And about what to do with AirPods when something went wrong with them, read our Yandex.Zen.
Charging case for AirPods
The case itself is quite good to use: it is compact, quickly recharges the headphones, it is quite possible to clean it from the accumulated dirt. The problem is different: it scratches from the air… Many readers our Telegram chat refute this, they say, for a year on the case, not a single scratch. You can be happy for such people.
In other cases, you can take absolutely any case for AirPods from his friends and examine him properly: you will see how much life shook him. It looks rather unpleasant, but if it does not scare you, then a case for the AirPods case will do for this option.
How to buy used AirPods
In my opinion, if you decide to buy such AirPods, then try to do it with your friends or acquaintances. It is not a fact that they will be in perfect condition, but you will definitely know all the ins and outs of the headphones. In addition, they will definitely be original – it is unlikely that your friends wore a Chinese fake, which is difficult, but realistic to calculate among the options with Avito.
When buying from strangers, pay attention to literally everything: the color of the case, headphones, the box from under the AirPods, check the serial numbers and even look at the AirPods operating instructions – Chinese craftsmen have learned perfect fake AirPods, but often a fake is given by a curved font in the instructions.
Buying used AirPods is a lottery. But it is really possible to understand it so as not to be left with nothing. Think about whether the game is worth the candle and the money saved: can it be easier to buy new headphones?
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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