Best Airpods® Alternatives - 3rd Generation Black or White
Launched in November 2021, these cutting edge Earbuds are based on the latest Apple Airpods® 3rd generation. These are not Apple Airpods® but instead a great alternative for around half of the price! If you want the very best in noise-cancelling audio, then check out our AirPods Pro Alternatives instead.
Our amazing Earbuds 3rd generation wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth device that plays music. Most commonly this will be a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or smartwatch (regardless of brand).
If you would like to know exactly how our wireless earphones compare to the leading brand, please take a look at our Airpods 3 comparison video below...
Airpods are a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Our Airpods 3 Alternatives are lightweight and offer a contoured design. They sit at just the right angle for comfort and to better direct audio to your ear. The stem is a third shorter than Airpods 2 Alternatives and includes a force sensor to easily control music and calls.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
Sound is placed all around you to create an immersive, three-dimensional listening experience for music, TV shows and movies. Gyroscopes and accelerometers in Earbuds work together to track your head movements — so it sounds like you’re in the centre of songs and scenes (subject to content)
Music is automatically tuned to suit the shape of your ear. Inward-facing microphones detect what you’re hearing, then adjust low- and mid-range frequencies to deliver the rich details in every song.
Longer battery life
Our Earbuds 3 have an extended battery life compared with other versions. Typically you can expect around 4-5 hours of listening time, and with just a few minutes of charge, you’ll get around an hour of listening or talk time. And with the MagSafe Charging Case, you can enjoy up to 25 hours of total listening time and charge with compatible MagSafe and wireless chargers.
They make a perfect gift for anyone who likes AirPods® 3 but does not want to pay nearly £200 for the privilege!
Type: Bluetooth wireless in-ear earphones
Compatibility: Any Bluetooth enabled device
Time to Market: Nov 2021
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Operating Range: about 10m or 33ft(without obstacles)
Listening/Talk time: around 4-5 hours on a single charge
Charging Time: 30-60 mins
Charges from Case: 3 to 5
Charging Type: Wireless + Cable (included)
Dual Microphone: Yes (great for taking or making the odd call)
Control: Force sensor
Volume Control: No, only via input device or Siri
Hey Siri?: Yes
In-ear Sensors: Yes
Bluetooth Name Change: Yes
Spatial Audio: Yes
Audio Sharing: Yes
GPS Tracking: Yes - so you can see where you left them!
IOS Pop-up Window: Yes but please note battery % is only approximate
Active Noise-Cancellation: No
Suitable for: Adults and Children 10 years plus
Please Note: You will need to ensure your IOS is fully updated (V15 at least) in order to get the full functionality from your Earbuds 3.
There are hundreds of really cheap Earbud clones available these days. The trouble is you end up playing 'retail roulette' as to what you actually get. Most clones are far inferior to the originals (particularly in terms of reliability, sound quality, and battery life).
Even if the product looks the same, the internal parts can vary greatly! The upshot is that it is very difficult to know if what you're buying is any good. Inevitably, you get what you pay for - there is a reason the deals on Wowcher, eBay, GadgetsBuy, any variation of Phone4U, etc. are so cheap!
If you are unsure whether a website is genuine, please read our 7 Tips to spotting a fake e-commerce website.Whatever you do, please do not purchase "refurbished" Airpods®. A number of very similar websites, with seemingly good reviews, have recently appeared selling what they claim are "refurbished" original products.
Apple® does not design their products to be easily fixed, repaired, upgraded, or anything similar. These sites instead sell very cheap, poor quality, clones and pretend they are high-quality refurbs instead - simply not true! (see the evidence on our FB post).
If on the other hand, you want the best quality earbuds at a sensible price, then you're in the right place. All our earbuds are comparable to the leading brand in terms of looks, features, sound, and build quality. We offer a full one year warranty to back this up.
Order today and you can expect your gadget to be dispatched the following working morning. You should then expect your order to arrive in 1 to 2 working days.
Your delivery will be tracked and will be delivered via Royal Mail or courier. You will not normally need to sign for your delivery.
In the unlikely event that there is an issue with your earphones, we provide an excellent, 5 star, support service and a 12 month warranty period in which we will be happy to arrange a new replacement.
We are so confident you will like your Earbuds, we'll happily provide a full refund if you are not satisfied with your purchase. All we ask is that you return the product to us in 'as new' condition within 30 days of purchase.