Airpods clones (Airpods replica, clone, knockoff) look insanely like Apple Airpods – and while they may be worth listening outdoor they never have all the features that come with original Airpods.
Earpods and now AirPods and AirPods Pro the Apple products take over the true wireless earbuds’ market. Because it’s so popular and creating a tech culture phenomenal – it is a subject for copycat.
Inauthentic Earpods are just 2 bucks, which is ten times cheaper than authentic Earpods. It happens the same for Airpods, the Airpods (or replica)- you can buy Airpods clone for $39 whhic is four times cheaper compared to the original price of Airpods.
I did a research and bought a numerous samples of inauthentic Airpods (aka Airpods replica, clone) to test – on JD, GearBest, 1688, Aliexpress, Amazon. Shipping time varies on your location – but if you order on Aliexpress – it may cost just a couple of bucks.
So Airpods clone – Are They Any Good? I would say YES but buy at your own risk
Best Airpods 2 Clones
These are from sellers on Aliexpress and Alibaba you can also buy from resellers. I wont publish the link on this post please leave the comment with your email – I will send you the link to buy.
Equipped with Airoha 1536 this pair gets a lot of advanced feature like Airpods – clear call quality, ambient sound mode and Bluetooth 5.0, audio share, battery indicator, GPS, tap control, pop-up for pairing, renaming.
Airpods 2 clone’s build quality is pretty solid with metal hinge, opening and closing the lid are almost like the original. The buds are magnetically attached to the case when putting in.
The balanced sounding profile is impressive. But it’s not easy to know how close it sounds to the original. The clarity, details you must play a lot of tracks with different genres to figure out. The battery life just goes over 3 hours – and wireless charging case and the call quality is usable.
Best budget Airpods Reps
Built with lower-end cheap model – the Jerry D8 (JL chipset) this pair costs less than 20 bucks . Their battery is varied from 3.5 to 4 hours. The charging case gets wireless charging feature while the bud has tap control, GPS and other standard features – rename the buds, magnetically clip to the case, pop-up pairing and auto-pause/play music with sensor in ear detection.
But it doesn’t come with a metal hinge.
First off – The Battery
Apple claimed the Airpods 2’s battery life is up to 5 hours and the Airpods reps are easy to achieve that battery life. Though the charging case of the fake hold less juice – about 10 hours compared to 24 hours for their buds.
The quality of battery is another thing to compare but we all know that after 18 months Airpods’ battery and charging case starts to degrade. It happens the same to all Airpods clone models.
Airpods case can be charged by lightning, Airpods clones do it via Micro-USB.
Case can be wirelessly charged
Bluetooth processor – H1 vs others (Airoha, Realtek)
With the latest Bluetooth chip H1 Apple developed and built in Airpods – the paring is ***quick and easy. It automatically pairs with your phone almost instantly.
H1 has a feature that can detect when airpods are removed out of your ear to stop and play when you put it back.
Connecting Airpods clones to your iPhones is not painful but it takes a little effort that once you get used to Airpods you don’t want to go to another option.
Airpods Clones such as Airsounds also doesn’t have perfect yet Bluetooth connection though they are supported by Bluetooth 5.0 like Airpods.
Sometimes it lost the connection – the hiccup while you take the fake with you for outdoor activity.
How do they sound? it is the most interesting fact I want to figure out?
Airpods carried on the weakness of Earpods at bass performance – but their sound profile is natural, airy and well nice to most people’s ears. It may come from the simplicity in design (kick out eartips).
Closely inspect the vent on Airpods and Airpods replicas you would see that the vent position is not the same. On the fake there is no vent at all.
While the Airpods’ sound is purposely cover a specific range of frequencies – the level of clarity and detail I can feel it clearly. Airpods reps don’t, but overall they sound pretty decent.
The difference is not easily noticed, I think only purists who sit in a quiet room and compare each by each can distinguish the sound.
It harly notice when I go outside, walking though.
How does it feel in your ears
Apple passed the design concept of Earpods into the Airpods (inspired by star wars’ iconic stormtrooper) you wear them but don’t feel like you have them on. That’s comfortable and lightweight. Fake or clone Airpods are either smaller or larger if they may not be that comfortable as Airpods, but they may fit more securely.
Airpods has no button
While Airpods are clean with no physical attacted to it – Airpods replica have a button to switch on/off. It’s fine since most wire wireless earbuds also have buttons. And after use you have to power off the buds.
AirPods clones include all the accessories you need and you don’t have to pay more. For instance, the i60 TWS includes a silicon case cover, buds cover, string attached and wireless charging mat.
Are you willing to pay more for Airpods accessories?
Should I buy AirPods Clones?
Frankly Airpods are expensive and it isn’t worth the money – you can always find another pair of TWS for cheaper price. But if you’d like to know how Airpods clones looks and sounds in your ears just like Airpods give it a try.
If you don’t want to take the risk buying reps, you can go for similar design with long stem from other band like Anker and RHA. RHA TrueConnect or Anker SoundCore Life P2 are much cheaper they seal the sound in and offer stronger bass.
My country is a neighbor of China so I am able to grab the newest reps quickly before they ship to US and sold on Amazon. It takes just about 10 days to get all my samples after they are released in China