The Apple Airpods are one of the most popular earbuds in the market at the moment. Its latest model, Airpods 2 was recently introduced into the market and as all upgrades should be, it is faster and smarter than the models before. However, that also means you would have to spend a little more to purchase them.
This post tells you what you should expect when you set out to purchase the Airpods 2 and how much it goes for in the current market.
Price of Airpods 2 in Ghana
The Apple Airpods 2 is one of the best earbuds in the market so you shouldn’t expect anything less from the model. As it stands, the Apple Airpods 2 costs between GHC 1 050 – GHC 1 490.
When shopping for the Airpods 2, take note of the package given to you. The Airpods 2 supports wireless charging and comes with a wireless charging case. This case not only acts as a storage unit but also charges the earbuds when they run out of juice.
But you can purchase the Airpods and the wireless charging case separately. In this case, you should expect a lower price.
Airpods 2 Specs at a Glance
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Type: Wireless Headphones
Compatibility iOS: 12.2 or later
Watch OS: 5.2 or later
Mac OS: 10.14.4 or later
Apple TV: Supported
Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge2
Up to 3 hours of talk time with a single charge3
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
More than 24 hours of listening time4
Up to 18 hours of talk time5
15 minutes in the case provides up to 3 hours listening time6 or up to 2 hours talk time
Charging Case: Works with Qi-certified chargers
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Chip: H1 headphone chip
Sensors: Dual beamforming microphones
Dual optical sensors
Controls: Double-tap to play, skip forward, or answer a phone call
Airpods 2 Review
The Airpods 2 packs a good number of specs that make up for the added price. Its got better sound quality with more sensors than the previous model. So far we consider the features viable enough for the price hike. Below we take a deeper look at the specs and features of the Airpods 2. This review should help you decide if you really need to upgrade from the previous model to this classic earbuds.
There is really nothing new with the design of the Airpods 2. It still carries the same color, shape and build material as the previous model. We believe Apple decided to stick to the design since it is widely accepted.
At 0.14 ounce, the earbuds are lightweight and nestle gently into the ear. Its negligible weight and glossy design mean you can wear them for hours without any discomfort.
Though Apple came under a lot of criticism due to the stem-like protrusions on its earbuds, it still retained the design in this model. While this design doesn’t make the Airpods 2 look as stylish as other models from competing brands, it makes you less anxious about losing the earbuds since they are larger and stick to the ear firmly.
With the earbuds comes the wireless charging case. The charging case features an LED light on the front that informs you of the charge status of the buds – a green glow indicates the buds are fully charged, and it remains orange if they’re not.
The Charging time is pretty impressive and short. The battery should be fully charged in an hour and you can go back to using the earbuds.
If you’ve used the original Airpods, then you would know how fast it takes to connect it to an iPhone. If you thought nothing could beat that, then you haven’t used the Airpods 2. It takes about 3.2 seconds to connect the Airpods to a smartphone, but the Airpods 2 does even better at 2.8 seconds.
Airpods 2 is powered by Bluetooth 5.0 which we consider to be a major upgrade. The Bluetooth 5.0 not only improves the battery life of the Pods but also allows for a longer wireless range. This means the buds will remain connected even if you move a distance of 50 feet away from your smartphone.
While the Airpods 2 features several impressive upgrades in many areas, its audio quality still remains the same. You’d still get the good audio quality as with the original Airpods, but you might notice some hiccups when it comes to higher-frequency sounds.
Another issue that remains unsolved is the bass. The bass isn’t just as deep and clear as you would expect for earbuds with its price tag.
While the audio quality could use a little improvement, especially when listening to music, its call quality, however, is top-notch.
As said earlier, it takes just about an hour to get the earbuds fully charged and ready for use. The good news is that the Airpods 2 can last 5 hours on a charge. The significant improvement is due to the use of the H1 chip which allows the Pods to deliver 50 percent more talk time.
When used with the charging case, the Airpods 2 can offer you more talk time. Depending on your usage, you should be able to get 24 hours of listening time. More impressively, you can get up to 3 hours of listening time or about 2 hours talk time from 15 minutes in the charging case.
Airpods 2 – What You Will Like About the Earbuds
- Long-lasting battery life
- Short charging time
- Hands-free Siri integration
- Faster connection on iOS devices
- Lightweight, glossy, and compact design
As you would expect, the Airpods features a good number of upgrades that match up with its hefty price tag. Its fast charging and connecting time, and improved battery life are good reasons to spend more on these earbuds. From the prices above, you should be able to budget properly towards buying your own Airpods 2.