Apple AirPods: A New Way to Listen to Music
By: Cooper Short
If you are a living, breathing human being that has any access to a television or a computer with Internet, then you have heard about Apple’s latest product reveal from the recent Apple Keynote event. This year it was not the new and improved (but somehow underwhelming as always) iPhone that was in the spotlight. It was surprisingly a new line of wireless earphones called, AirPods. The AirPods dominated the event and social media exploded with reactions to the new product. Pros and Cons flooded the Internet and news outlets leaning towards mostly negative comments and passive aggressive memes being posted on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
As an avid consumer and listener of music, learning about the AirPods gave me mixed emotions, but most of them contrary to the majority reaction. Unlike most people that I know, I am truly excited to own and use the wireless headphones for several reasons: Their aesthetic, reliability, and most of all comfortability. Apple is known for making seamless and aesthetically pleasing designs, and it is no different with the AirPods. They have the classic look that consumers have grown to know and love. The Apple headphones I have owned over the years have always been reliable and offer a great quality of sound. Apple’s headphones have also always been the most comfortable for my personal preference. I have tried many headphones, but many of them either put stress on my ear or fall out with small movements. Also with the headphones being wireless, no longer will the wires become tangled, tied, or just plain get in the way.
All in all, the headphones are pretty cool. I personally will try my best to own a pair and will use them regularly. The headphones have features that surpass other wireless headphones out on the market right now making them more desirable and efficient. Despite being priced at a whopping $159 per pair and the negative flak this product has received, consumers will be waiting in lines that stretch for blocks to buy the new line of Apple products. You’ll definitely see me in one of those lines.