You can now buy an Airpods 3 Clone before its official release! Check out our AirPods 3 Clone Review for all the details.
Apple AirPods have proved to be very popular true wireless earphones. They are built well, come with many cool features, and are priced reasonably for an Apple product. This made the upcoming Apple AirPods 3 even before they were launched. A lot of leaks and rumors are circling the internet about them including the design.
A clone manufacturer in China has taken advantage of these leaks and renders and went ahead and created an AirPods 3 clone even before it is official. And I was surprised at the images of these clones, they look just like the ones in the leaks and renders. So I wanted to get my hands on them and share the experience with you, my readers.
This article is a review of the AirPods 3 clones, and you will be surprised just like I was when I finally got my hands on them. Here’s our Airpods 3 Clone Review.
After having reviewed the Airpods 3 clone based on various factors like design, function, usage, performance, price, and much more; my team and I found that:
The Airpods 3 Clones is one of the best in its price segment. Like its predecessors, it is a 1:1 super copy of the original. However, unlike its predecessors, the Airpods 3 also happens to be much better in terms of build. Additionally, the sound quality is brilliant. Most importantly, it can last for 6 hours on a single charge.
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Inside the Box
Unboxing a clone is something I am always excited about because I want to see how close in quality compared to the original product’s packaging. The AirPods Max clones I looked at some time back, had one of the poorest unboxing experiences.
I have more hopes for this, as the manufacturer has made clones for previous AirPods. And this AirPods 3 Clone is a 1:1 clone, unlike the AirPods Max clone. So I am expecting the unboxing experience to be much better. And these AirPods 3 copy also cost significantly more so they better be good. Check out our complete Airpods 3 Clone Review for all the details.
The outer box is simple, it is an all-white box with a picture of the AirPods 3 on it. Opening the box you will find the AirPods case with the AirPods inside them. These are seated on a plastic stand kind of thing. Removing the stand you will find a USB charging cable, a quality control pass, and an instruction manual.
The packaging is cheap and nothing special, but it is better than the AirPods Max clones so I am fine with it. Though good packaging is nice to have, the quality of the product should be the one that should be tested, which I’ll do once you have a look at the technical specs. Spoiler alert, from initial impressions, it’s much better than the packaging.
|AirPods 3 Clones|
|Model Name||Air60 Pro TWS|
|Type||True Wireless Earphones|
|Speaker Driver Diameter||15 mm|
|Frequency Range||20Hz to 20,000 Hz|
|Impedance Range||Up to 32Ω|
|Battery||Up to 6 Hours|
Now comes one of the most important aspects when it comes to evaluating a clone product. The design and feel of it. If it matches or even comes close to the original product, it is a victory for the clones. But in this situation, there is no Apple AirPods 3 to compare it against, since Apple has not launched them yet.
I remember checking out a clone of the original AirPods long back, they looked extremely cheap and felt very bad. But these clone manufacturing companies have become better over time and have refined their process quite a lot. Now the clones of the original AirPods and AirPods Pro are of much better quality at least when it comes to design and build quality.
And I have to admit, some of these Chinese clone manufacturers know what they are doing. This clone of the upcoming AirPods 3 have been designed from leaks and CAD renders on the internet. They are designed to the exact leaked specs on the internet.
First comes the charging case, it almost looks like Apple made this. It feels as though the manufacturer stole engineering samples from Apple and is selling them.
The case looks and feels very similar to the AirPods Pro case but it is not of the same size, it is slightly smaller, in terms of width and length. The hinge is also very sturdy and features the same mechanism as Apple’s AirPods Pro charging case. It has a very satisfying feeling when you open and closes the case lid tool.
Now the AirPods themselves, and these look new and different from the older AirPods. It seems like a morphed version of the regular AirPods and the AirPods Pro for this AirPods Pro 3 clone. Since these are also based on leaks, this might not even be the product Apple is working on. But these clones look and feel as good as the AirPods Pro.
The stem is slightly longer than the AirPods Pro but it is much shorter than the regular AirPods. There are no silicone tips, but they should fit in the ears much better than the regular AirPods thanks to the new design.
Finally, the charging cable that comes included in the box is a generic USB cable for charging which is cheap and of low quality but it will get the job done.
Overall, I am very impressed with these clones of the upcoming Apple AirPods 3. They look and feel like something Apple would have made. They come very close to the quality of the real AirPods Pro, both the charging case and the AirPods. I am impressed, one of the best looking and feeling clones I have come across.
Functions and Use
These AirPods 3 copy don’t just look and feel like a real AirPod, they also function like a real one. They connect similarly to the AirPods Pro and when connected, it notifies that an AirPods Pro is connected.
Leaks also suggest that the upcoming AirPods 3 from Apple will include noise cancellation and spatial audio features. As these features are already available on the AirPods Pro, it makes sense that the clones get identified as AirPods Pro.
Once you have paired the AirPods 3 clones to your iPhone you get all the notifications and animations that you will get the first time you are connecting an original AirPods Pro. The way these manufacturers have implemented it is uncanny as it feels very real. You also get notified about Siri and spatial audio.
When you go to the AirPods Pro control panel in your iPhone, you get all the same functionality for these AirPods 3 clones. For example, you can turn on noise cancellation, transparency mode, spatial audio, etc. I will tell you if these features work and how well they work in the next section.
The performance of a clone will always be subpar when compared to original products because while it is easier to copy, the engineering inside a product is not. Everything inside an Apple AirPods is custom-made by Apple so the clone manufacturers can’t design, develop or obtain these internal materials.
That said, just because of how well these clones are designed and built, I wouldn’t be surprised if they perform very well too. These earphones sound decent, especially when you compare them to older clones of AirPods. The AirPods 3 clones do a good job of being loud without distorting at high volumes. The high and mids are clear and good for the price. The bass is a bit lacking but nothing to frown upon.
While the sound quality is decent, the quality of feature implementation is not, you can toggle on noise cancellation, transparency mode, and spatial audio but none of them work or work well enough. Both noise cancellation and transparency mode do nothing at all, and while spatial audio does work it is not as good as the AirPods Pro.
While I have been giving a sort of a negative review on the performance side of things, these are still very good for the price. I should remind you that these AirPods 3 clones cost less than 50 dollars, which makes them one of the best performing earphones in the price category.
Obviously, they can’t match the performance of the original AirPods or AirPods Pro, but they still hold up well for 50$. This is surprising as for the price, I feel the feature set and performance are very good.
While there is no official rating for the battery life of these AirPods 3 clones, the product page on AliExpress does state that the battery life is 6 hours on a single charge. While I couldn’t test these claims, I loved one cool feature, they have a live battery life indicator.
You can check the battery life of each AirPod, and the charging case too. This is very useful and was absent on the AirPods Max clones.
Airpods 3 Clone Review – Final Thoughts
I love checking out clones, cause you never know what you get. And this time out, I was very surprised by the product I received. These are some of the clones of any Apple product on the market right now.
They look and feel very close to real AirPods but feature the design of the upcoming AirPods 3. And the fact that they were able to pull this off even before Apple launched the AirPods 3 is amazing. The performance is nothing stellar but for the price, it is very good.
These are so well built, that people would easily fall for them and think they are real. They also cost less than a third of the original AirPods so they are worth the money easily for me. I would recommend them to anyone who is a casual listener and wants to flaunt something Apple-like.
Are there fake AirPods 3?
Yes, in fact, the fake AirPods 3 came out even before the original AirPods 3 was announced. They had the same design and features that the original was supposed to have. And the fake AirPods 3 convincingly sold the look. Check out our AirPods 3 Clone review for more details.
Is it worth buying AirPods 3?
AirPods 3 are great if you are looking for a pair of small comfortable earbuds. They are not as feature-rich as AirPods Pro but offer a decent improvement over AirPods 2nd Gen. They are definitely worth it for the price, even though I would recommend getting the AirPods Pro for the best experience.
Does fake AirPods work?
Yes, they do work ut they are not close when it comes to offering the quality as original AirPods. Fake AirPods might look and feel as good as genuine AirPods, but they will lack features and sound poor. The battery life of fake AirPods will also be significantly worse.
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