Apple AirPods Price & Specs in Malaysia July, 2021
Top Selling in Headphones
|Microphone Position||On Earphones|
|Active Noise Reduction||No|
|Control Panel||Touch Screen|
|Call on Hold||Yes|
Apple Airpods have been a hit ever since the first generation launched in 2016, and the second generation was released in March 2019 followed by the Airpods Pro released in October 2019. However, the first generation is now completely discontinued from their Apple store. This Apple wireless Bluetooth earbuds provide you with a whole new level of headphone experience compared to the traditional tangled wired earbuds. You can listen to your favourite track effortlessly. Is it worth it to get one for yourself? Now let's take a look at the specs.
What is so special about Airpods?
With millions sold in the market, this wireless headphone designed by Apple has gone on to be one of the most popular products by Apple for over the years. So what's so special about Airpods?
Apple Airpods 2 has a longer battery life which delivers up to 5 hours compared to Airpods Pro that claims a little less than 4.5 hours. However, both series offer another 19 hours added by the charging case. Inside the charging case has a battery too, allow the AirPods to charge multiple times over to give 24 hours of listening time.
Wireless Charging case
The Airpods charge inside a small white charging case. There's a quick charging feature that provides one hour of listening time after five minutes of charging. The Airpods 2 offer two options of charging case; the normal charging case like the 1st generation as well as a wireless charging case which it can charge by any Ai- Certified wireless charger and lightning cable. However, Airpods Pro comes with a wireless charging case as standard.
This noise-cancelling tech is only featured in Airpods Pro. The Airpods 2 depend on noise isolation from the buds themselves. This amazing active feature is able to eradicate noises when you are in the public or on a commute, while small noises such as chatter volume are reduced to a whisper. You can completely feel and enjoy the music, videos, or podcasts playing from your iPhone, iPad or other devices. Apart from the noise-cancelling mode, the Airpods Pro also feature the transparency mode- the two microphones feature allow outside sound to come in so you can be more aware when talking with others. By switching between 2 modes, all you need to do is simply press and hold the stem of the Airpod.
Apple products never disappoint the user in terms of sound experience. Airpods Pro is deemed to have a better headphone experience as it features a design software called Adaptive EQ which automatically tunes the music or audio to the shape of your ears. If you are watching movies or TV shows, it can turn into a theatre-like experience inside your ears thanks to the spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. But overall, the sound and volume are fuller and richer in Airpods 2.
Design and Fit
The noticeable difference in terms of design is the 'universal fit' in Airpods 2 and more 'human fit' silicone tips in Airpods Pro. The pro comes with 3 sizes of flexible silicone tips to suit you best. By running through the built-in Ear Tip Fit Test once your headphones in place, it is quick to find the correct fit that suits your ears. Besides, the Pro model is IPX4 sweat and water-resistant, while the 2nd generation model has no resistance to moisture. You can wear Airpods Pro to the gym or training. Additionally, the Pro model also features a force sensor on the steam to allow more controls as well as a vent system for pressure equalisation.
Device Settings and Controls
On-device settings for Airpods 2 only allow double-tap for different control such as answer the phone call but limited to audio playback or launching Siri. On the other hand, Apple Airpods Pro allows 3 different taps for different settings. You can set one tap to play/pause audio tracks and answer a phone call. Additionally, set two taps for skipping forward the audio and three taps for skipping back to the track you are playing. In terms of compatibility with Siri, both models offer the "Hey Siri" Control with its Apple H1 chip.
New Airpods- Airpods Max
The rumour of the launching of over-ear headphones is no longer a rumour. Apple has introduced the new Airpods Max. This time, these new Airpods come with 5 familiar range of colours. It comes with a soft and slim smart case to preserve the battery in an ultra-low-power state. The Airpods Max has a 20-hours battery life even with active noise cancellation on. Besides, the beamforming microphones help isolate your voice during phone calls, you can even hear clearly in windy or rainy situations. Now for the downside of this new Airpods, it does not come with a headphone cable and socket, no power button, and needs at least one Apple device for settings and software updates.
Airpods Malaysia Frequently Asked Questions
Do both Airpods have a mic?
Yes, each Airpod has a microphone, either of your Airpods can act as the microphone. You can use Siri and make phone calls at the same time. You can either set the microphone to Always Left or Always Right side of your Airpods. That AirPod will be the microphone even if put it in the case or unplug from your ear.
How do I answer a call on Airpods?
- AirPods 1st and 2nd generation - Double-tap either of your AirPods.
- Airpods Pro - Press the Force Sensor on either of your AirPods.
- Airpods Max - Press the Digital Crown.
How do you skip songs on Airpods?
The default setting for skipping the songs on your Airpods is by double-tap one of your Airpods and the current listening songs will move to your next available track. AirPods Pro only allows you to adjust the press-and-hold action, you may change the press and hold action to Next Track in the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone in order to skip songs.
Why are Airpods so expensive?
Firstly, Airpods are under Apple products, which you can expect high-quality build products in term of materials, design and construction of each product manufactured under the company. Next, Airpods are not cheaply made, so we can't expect them to be sold at a bargain price.
Is it worth buying Airpods in 2021?
Yes, you get what you pay for the price. If you are thinking to get a wireless headphone with exceptional sound and good battery life, you may consider getting yourself a pair of Airpods that can last for years. Or, if you're willing to invest more in better sound quality and noise cancellation, AirPods Pro may be your best bet.
Where can I buy Apple Airpods in Malaysia?
You can buy them through the official Apple Malaysia website. Alternatively, you can also find authentic products on Lazada and Shopee. If you need to inspect the product before purchasing one, you can go to the Apple authorised retail stores such as Switch, Machines, or Harvey Norman It is encouraged to be extra careful when checking the products' specs and price online before making your mind to place the orders.