Best Airpod Alternatives Matte Black or White (2020 Version)
These Airpods are our 3rd generation, 2020 earphones. You can find our slightly older and cheaper 2nd generation version here Airpod Alternatives 2019
There are hundreds of really cheap Airpod 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 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 Amazon, Wowcher, e-bay, Airbuds, i7Pro, 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 read these independent Airbuds reviews before you make your decision!
If, on the other hand, you want the best quality sound at a sensible price, then you're in the right place. All our Airpods are comparable to Apple's in terms of looks, features, sound, and build quality. We offer a full one year warranty to back this up.
If you would like to know exactly how our Alternative Airpods compare to the leading brand, you can be assured our 2020 version is identical in terms of looks, weight, size, feel etc. They have everything except the logos!
The only significant difference is that our battery life is not quite as good as the leading brand (2.5 hours vs 4.5 hours on a single charge). We will shortly create a detailed comparison blog post so you can see for yourself just how similar they are.
What they do...
Our amazing Airpod Alternatives wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth device that plays music. Most commonly this will be a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or smartwatch (regardless of brand).
Simple to operate, they let you listen to music, or take phone calls, whilst on the go. Just like the big old fashioned earphones but with full flexibility and a real sense of freedom.
They make a perfect gift for anyone who likes Airpods but does not want to pay Apple around £200 for the privilege!
What we like most...
Type: Bluetooth wireless in-ear earphones
Compatibility: Any Bluetooth enabled device
Time to Market: 2020
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Operating Range: about 10m or 33ft(without obstacles)
Listening/Talk time: about 2.5-3.0 hours on a single charge
Charging Time: 30 mins
Charges from Case: 4 to 5
Charging Type: Wireless + Cable (included)
Microphone: Yes (great for taking or making the odd call)
Control: Touch control
Volume Control: No, only via input device or Siri
Hey Siri?: Yes
In-ear Sensors: Yes
Bluetooth Name Change: 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
In the unlikely event that there is an issue with your earphones, we provide a 12 month warranty period in which we will be happy to arrange a replacement or a refund, dependent on the nature of the problem.
Order today and you can expect your gadget around *
Your delivery will be tracked and will be delivered via Royal Mail. You will not normally need to sign for your delivery.* Estimated delivery date (usually a little earlier but may be later)
I ordered these on 4/05/20 and they arrived the next day! They paired immediately without me having to try and figure anything out, the instructions are very clear and they fit my ears perfectly (which I really struggle with normally). The customer service is the best I've experienced (and I work in customer service haha). I was really apprehensive about ordering from a website I was unfamiliar with but would definitely recommend to anyone. The only thing I would say with them is that you need to tap firmly to play/pause but that's not a criticism just letting people know. Thank you so much to Rich who was so helpful and sent a personal thank you email for my purchase which I've never experienced before!
Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice detailed review Bryony. That has made my day :o)
Couldn’t give 6 stars so had to settle for 5. Excellent product, great value and even better customer service from Rich. Very quick dispatch and delivery. Will be buying again from you soon
Thanks so much for your kind words Natalie, it is greatly appreciated!! We try our best... :o)
Had the first pair as a present and I was so delighted with them that I bought a second pair for my wife. Who incidentally is just as pleased with them as I am. Excellent service too!
This was the most easiest purchase that I’ve made to date with regard to the experience and positive reviews. The website is setup well so not frustrating to browse. I received a mail to say my purchase is on its way. I received one from Hermes with date time to expect it. Which arrived the very next day. Rich the owner went above and beyond To make sure that i was happy. He also seems genuinely grateful for my custom. They are a gift for my daughter so haven’t tried them out but the package looks sound. A positive experience altogether wouldn’t hesitant to recommend or use again. Keep up the good customer care. More happy shopping experience required on more sites.
Thanks so much Tracey, very happy to be of service! :o)
Fantastic service, loads of communication and more than happy with the product. Will definitely use again for myself as these were a present. Dave