Product Comparison: Apple Airpods vs Samsung Gear IconX


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Samsung
Model
Airpods
Gear IconX
Origin
China
About the Product
The Apple Airpods are the next step in wireless headphone technology. Designed by Apple, the Airpods are sleek, stylish and ergonomic. With One-tap setup for all of your Apple devices, syncing up your Airpods is a breeze. The Apple Airpods feature clear, high-clarity audio and voice when you need to take a call. Just place the Airpods in your ears to play your music, and take them out to pause so you never miss a thing. The Apple Airpods will also provide you with quick, easy access with a simple double tap to Siri. The Apple Airpods are the perfect earbud headphones for anyone on the go.
It just couldn't be any simpler. Plug the Gear IconX earbuds into each ear and you're ready to go. No strings attached.
Key Specs
Battery Life
5 hours
3.8 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • I like the sound and lack of wires. These were never proposed to be noise cancelling so the ability to hear surrounding noise keeps me aware of rooms where I should be listening but want to hear the music or in a store.
  • These headphones sound better than the headphones bundled with the iPhone. Great quality and easy set up with all Apple devices.
  • The sound quality of the AirPods is incredible. Battery life is great too.
  • The sound is good. The pods feel like they might come out during exercise, but they don't. They let in a lot of background noise but that's good if you are walking in the city.
  • This is the best cordless headphone, sound outstanding nice and clearly between high and low frequency is great. I recommend to get this headphone sound better then the one with the cord.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • Sound quality is pretty good for a Bluetooth headset. It can be described as "warm" with bass present but not overpowering. Highs and mids are somewhat lacking but not to the point where you won't enjoy your music.
  • I've used them for 6 days in the gym, running, sleeping, working, etc. I'm hearing things that I haven't before using past earbuds, better high-end response than a few wired earbuds I have, but of course not close to a good pair of wired headphones.
  • Sound quality is excellent. Those complaining about it seem to have misread the manual or not read it at all.
  • These headphones look just great, perfect small size, and with really good sound once the tips are changed to the biggest provided (the ones that came installed made them sound flat without enough bass).
  • If you're looking for an earbud with supreme sound, these are not for you. They lack a low end, even when fitted properly and overall they don't really have a lot of good punch either - they are balanced, though.
Size & Weight
Height
1.74 in.
1.3 in.
Width
0.84 in.
4.2 in.
Depth
2.11 in.
6.3 in.
Weight
1.34 oz.
7.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • Very portable great sound little too expensive but worth it
  • Great earphones very comfortable and good size airpods
  • Very comfortable good size and battery last long .
  • Great for on the go. Love the small overall size of the charging pod
  • The quality of sound is terrific. Plus the compact size with charging capability is awesome.
  • Pods are nice but need to be made in different sizes
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • These have a nice weight to them, no moving/loose parts, and fit nice and snug in the provided charging case. The overall shape seems to wok very well with most ears, so I think Samsung has done a nice job here.
  • They seem to be just the right weight and can sit well in the ear with no discomfort.
  • Amazing! I've only had them a few days but they fit better in my ears than any other headphones I've ever owned. I barely even notice them in my ears when I'm working out. Light weight and comfortable.
  • Very Comfortable no strings and never falls out of ear. I lift weights/run/muay thai training
  • I love that the headphones charge in the case and that the case isn't too big or too small. I like that there were different ear clips sizes and different ear bud sizes.
Features
Color
White
Black
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Connection Range
30 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Extras
Automatically on, automatically connected, One-tap setup for all your Apple devices, Quick access to Siri with a double-tap, More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case, Charges quickly in the case
Built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor, A fitting design, Control with a touch
Fit And Convenience
3 pairs of multi sized and shaped ear tips
What customers say about "Features"
Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • Has great sound and best feature is battery life. Small,sleek and great fit.
  • If you are looking for a bluetooth headset... I would say these are about the best I have used. They pair easily and even on devices that are not apple, and apple devices that are not all on the same iCloud account on them.
  • When I bought this I did so after talking to several people about the Bluetooth, but being a truck driver I haven’t found a great Bluetooth that can be heard over the engine, until now.
  • These have been the best Bluetooth head phones I've owned. They sync up so easily.
  • I hated rating the AirPods 3*, because the sound quality is on par with the best. But, like all apple ear buds, they fit horribly, and fall out any time I do any physical activity or exercise.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • It's very easy to advance the song, raise volume by swiping either direction, pause songs, etc. But, due to how large the touch surface is, it's very easy to accidentally send a command without wanting to.
  • Controls are relatively easy to learn and use
  • Very comfortable, especially after switching the outer rubber ring to the smaller size
  • Heartrate and activity tracking seems to work ok, but would like to test them out more against my Garmin Fenix 3 w/ chest strap
  • If you simply connect them to the computer and load media to the earbuds the sound quality will be compromised and will not be stereo. Each earbud has it's own memory and they need to be synchronized.
  • The auto connect is great when it works, but if you yawn or make certain facial movement they can disconnect and reconnect off and on because the sensors lose the tight connection with the ear (I tried the different sizes as well). This is quite annoying.
Power
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • These Bluetooth headphones are great for many reasons one main reason is the battery life
  • Battery life is awesome. The case lasts for about 3 days and the AirPods last for like 3 hours with only 15 minutes of being in the case after they are dead. I love them
  • They offer great sound quality and battery life, they stay in the ear quite well and the storage and charging case is a nice item to round out the package.
  • Battery dies quickly. Use one AirPod at a time to prolong battery life.
  • Love how they fit in my ears but the battery life is very low. I'm not on the phone much at all but by 3 pm they are dead.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • Yesterday, I used them (fully charged) in the gym for about an hour and fifteen minutes, and they started to die. It'd be nice to get a solid two hours out of them while connected to bluetooth.
  • Charging case - works perfectly, and can charge the earbuds several times
  • Solid case that doubles as a charging dock and has a battery of its own that is good enough to recharge the earbuds about 3 times. A clever move by Samsung given the battery life is one of the IconX's major weaknesses.
  • Runs well on a full charge, but doesn't seem to hold a charge from day-to-day (I wind up charging it in my car each day on my way to run)
  • The battery life is short in bluetooth mode, but the case recharges them within an hour. The focus is on working out and with the internal media player (no bluetooth) they will get around 3 hours. Plenty for the vast majority of workouts.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
159.00 $


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