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[Amazon.ca] Airpods 2nd Generation with Wireless Charging Case - $229.00 ($40 off)

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[Amazon.ca] Airpods 2nd Generation with Wireless Charging Case - $229.00 ($40 off)

$40 off compared to apple.ca for those who are interested. Not much left in stock
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Are these genuine ones for sure ? I've been hearing horror stories about people getting knock-offs.
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I would not recommend. It's not Sold&Shipped by Amazon, but rather a 3rd party. My GF once tried buying airpods off Amazon, and they were clearly used and had been paired to a previous phone.
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Amazon have a pretty friendly return policy. I've purchased one and if they aren't genuine I'll be setting up a return
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Way overrated, overpriced and overhyped. Not worth it Imo. But....... not my money. Wallet is safe
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Niklasky wrote: Are these genuine ones for sure ? I've been hearing horror stories about people getting knock-offs.
On that front, some knockoffs are actually really good too. I intentionally sought out some knockoffs straight from China because I'm an Android user on a budget who doesn't need expensive earphones but wanted something with the airpod fit/size for the office - and they've been the best sounding pair of sub-$100 earphones I've owned (paid about $55). Features, sizing, and even text inscription is 1:1 with the originals other than no icloud connect. But.. you have to know what to look for, for every good quality knockoff there's 100 more that are absolute junk.
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mindabsence wrote: On that front, some knockoffs are actually really good too. I intentionally sought out some knockoffs straight from China because I'm an Android user on a budget who doesn't need expensive earphones but wanted something with the airpod fit/size for the office - and they've been the best sounding pair of sub-$100 earphones I've owned (paid about $55). Features, sizing, and even text inscription is 1:1 with the originals other than no icloud connect. But.. you have to know what to look for, for every good quality knockoff there's 100 more that are absolute junk.
Do you mind sharing which ones you got and where you ordered them from
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mindabsence wrote: On that front, some knockoffs are actually really good too. I intentionally sought out some knockoffs straight from China because I'm an Android user on a budget who doesn't need expensive earphones but wanted something with the airpod fit/size for the office - and they've been the best sounding pair of sub-$100 earphones I've owned (paid about $55). Features, sizing, and even text inscription is 1:1 with the originals other than no icloud connect. But.. you have to know what to look for, for every good quality knockoff there's 100 more that are absolute junk.
Well, in some cases, I suppose the Chinese knock-offs might actually come from the same factory as the originals...
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mcfrugal wrote: Do you mind sharing which ones you got and where you ordered them from
My research led me to this model from this seller as being some of the top tier knockoffs: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 6dd8GMw9kY

We have a bunch of them in the house now - no complaints from anyone. Sound quality is great, battery life is ~4ish hours (listening at office volume), in ear detection even works on Android (woohoo).
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HenryK046 wrote: Amazon have a pretty friendly return policy. I've purchased one and if they aren't genuine I'll be setting up a return
Funny thing about this item is that they are fulfilled by Amazon, so it's does seems like less of a scam (at least not as blatant). Not sure if Amazon validate the stock they have in stock though.

mindabsence wrote: On that front, some knockoffs are actually really good too. I intentionally sought out some knockoffs straight from China because I'm an Android user on a budget who doesn't need expensive earphones but wanted something with the airpod fit/size for the office - and they've been the best sounding pair of sub-$100 earphones I've owned (paid about $55). Features, sizing, and even text inscription is 1:1 with the originals other than no icloud connect. But.. you have to know what to look for, for every good quality knockoff there's 100 more that are absolute junk.
The issue is that these knock-offs are selling for $220, which is many times what they are worth.
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number8888 wrote: Funny thing about this item is that they are fulfilled by Amazon, so it's does seems like less of a scam (at least not as blatant). Not sure if Amazon validate the stock they have in stock though.
They don't. There's plenty of cases of people getting knock-offs as "fulfilled by Amazon". You can't trust it anymore, especially on highly counterfeited items like electronics. Buy direct from Amazon or not at all (or be prepared to send it back)
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mindabsence wrote: My research led me to this model from this seller as being some of the top tier knockoffs: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 6dd8GMw9kY

We have a bunch of them in the house now - no complaints from anyone. Sound quality is great, battery life is ~4ish hours (listening at office volume), in ear detection even works on Android (woohoo).
How's the mic? That seems to be an issue with knock-offs

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