Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
329 681 686 3
Connect ID #
329 681 686 3
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

Our contact center is currently closed.

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to
Chat Advisor Image

Your Advisor,

More about me
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Apple AirPods® (3rd Generation)

True wireless earbuds with H1 chip and charging case

Item # 472AIRPDS3

These AirPods offer many of the strongest features of the AirPods Pro, minus the active noise cancellation.

These AirPods offer many of the strongest features of the AirPods Pro, minus the active noise cancellation.

Aria
Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.
New

Item # 472AIRPDS3

Ships free

Expected: 12/10/2021

$179.00
Aria
Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.

About the Apple AirPods® (3rd Generation)

The AirPods 3 deliver a pro-level performance 

Apple's third-generation AirPods sport a streamlined design that's similar to their premium AirPods Pro. And that's not all the two models share in common. In fact, if you don't need active noise cancellation, these AirPods offer many of the Pro's strongest features. First and foremost is how brilliantly they work with your iPhone® — and all your other Apple gear. 

The AirPods 3 deliver a pro-level performance 

Woman wearing the AirPods 3

The sweat-proof Apple AirPods 3 sport sport a compact design, but are loaded with convenient features.

Apple's third-generation AirPods sport a streamlined design that's similar to their premium AirPods Pro. And that's not all the two models share in common. In fact, if you don't need active noise cancellation, these AirPods offer many of the Pro's strongest features. First and foremost is how brilliantly they work with your iPhone® — and all your other Apple gear. 

These AirPods don't come with ear tips, and fit like more like the original AirPods. But they are sweat-proof and they run on the same renowned H1 wireless chip as the Pro version. I've spoken to engineers at other companies, and they tell me this chip is a major achievement.   

Steady, high-quality connection to your Apple gear

While the AirPods will play music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled phone or music source, the H1 chip makes pairing up with Apple devices even more special.  A one-tap connection syncs up the earbuds to your iPhone®, and then you're automatically paired to other devices on your iCloud® account (like your Apple Watch®, iMac®, or iPad®).

Personalized sound powered by Apple's H1 wireless chip

Since these AirPods don't have ear tips, it is harder to create a noise-isolating seal. That lets more external sounds in, which can be helpful for staying aware busy areas. But I always warn that it will hurt audio performance. That's why Apple tweaked their Adaptive EQ for these AirPods — to account for the sound leaking in.   

Their special processing can sense how the AirPods fit in your ear, and make adjustments to the midrange and bass accordingly. The H1 chip features ten audio cores that can further control and customize the sound. A special amplifier drives a high-excursion driver to deliver the goods with clarity and low distortion.

3D movie sound for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

These headphones also use head-tracking technology to serve up "spatial audio" for certain shows, movies, and music. It's designed to emulate the sound of a Dolby Atmos home theater speaker setup in a room. And as you nod or turn your head, the sound field stays fixed and centered.

That makes for an immersive TV watching experience on an iPad, iPhone, or a big screen connected to Apple TV 4K. And it also adds an extra dimension to your tunes when listening to Dolby Atmos Music tracks. The Apple Music streaming service has thousands of songs mixed Atmos, and the Atmos version plays automatically when you're wearing AirPods.

iPhone with AirPods 3

The H1 wireless chip allows easy, one-tap pairing between the Apple AirPods and your iPhone.

Clear phone calls and FaceTime conversations

AirPods have become an everyday essential for some, often as much for phone calls or FaceTime as music listening. They make it so easy to hop on conference calls, order food, or talk when you're out and about. A super-powerful, voice-detecting microphone can filter out external sounds for clear calls and FaceTime conversations in noisier environments. 

Smarter, hands-free Siri® voice control

Siri voice commands are easy, too. Instead of having to double-tap the AirPods to activate Siri, you can just say "Hey Siri" and follow it up with a command or request. After a one-time setup through a connected device (like your iPhone), Siri will recognize your voice command. 

A carrying case that's compatible with Qi wireless charging systems

These AirPods offer six hours of music listening on a full charge, or four hours of talk time. That's the longest battery life of any of the earbud-style AirPods. When you need to refuel, just click the AirPods into their included wireless charging case.

It can bank 24 hours of power to recharge your AirPods. And just 5 minutes of charging gives your AirPods an hour of wireless music listening. The case can be placed on a compatible Qi charger (not included) to refresh the charge wirelessly. 

READ LESS

Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth® 5.0 for wireless music listening and phone calls
    • Apple's H1 chip provides seamless, reliable wireless connection with iPhone and other Apple devices
    • AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • no connecting cord between left and right earbud
  • IPX4 sweat- and splash-resistant
H1 wireless chip details:
  • easy, one-tap pairing with iPhone simultaneously syncs up your iPad, iMac, and Apple Watch
    • requires iCloud account and latest version of iOS, macOS, or watchOS
  • 10 audio cores help optimize sound and lower latency
    • clear, detailed sound for music, calls, and other audio
    • helps sync wireless audio and video on compatible devices
  • Adaptive EQ customizes the sound based on how AirPods fit in your ear
General info and specs:
  • spatial audio feature emulates the sound of a home theater system in a room
    • sound field stays fixed and centered as you move your head
    • requires iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K (works with movies, shows, and video in supported apps)
  • dual beam-forming microphones with voice recognition for calls and Siri control
  • force sensor controls on AirPod stem over music, volume, transparency mode, and Siri
  • optical sensors automatically stop music in either AirPod when removed
    • AirPods can be used one at a time or as a pair
  • built-in rechargeable batteries offer up to 6 hours of listening
    • up to 4 hours of phone call talk time
  • included MagSafe wireless case banks up to 24 hours of power to charge AirPods
    • wireless charging available with compatible Qi chargers (not included)
    • 5 minutes inside case provides enough power for 1 hour of listening
    • Lightning® cable included for charging case
  • AirPod weight: 0.15 ounces (each)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MME73AM/A

Customer reviews

We don't have any reviews, yet.
Submit a review and then enter to win a $350 gift card.
Be the first to review this product

Loading reviews...

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response

<< >>

More details on the Apple AirPods® (3rd Generation)

Mark G.

Features & specs

General
Fit Style True Wireless
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Single-earbud Operation Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri Yes
Connectors
3.5mm No
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Specs
Frequency Response ---
Sensitivity ---
Impedance ---
Weight ---
Cord Length ---
Parts Warranty 1 year
Labor Warranty 1 year

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

Loading articles...

TOP