I finally caved. After nearly a year of inwardly mocking anyone and everyone I saw wearing AirPods, I walked into an Apple Store and handed over $172 so I could have my own set.
And, even though I hated myself a little bit for it, I don’t regret it one bit.
First off, yes, they still look completely ridiculous. I won’t pretend they don’t. But I have long hair that almost always covers my ears, so most of the time they are far less visible than any other buds I own.
And, as silly as they look — and as much as it pains me to say it — they do feel pretty great. I have abnormally small ears and EarPods were already about the only earbuds that fit comfortably without falling out constantly. At $159 AirPods cost more than five times as much as basic EarPods so, naturally, they feel that much more comfortable. Read more…