Lost Apple earpods

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surveyor

Original Poster:

13,659 posts

129 months

Monday 22nd July
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My daughter has lost her earpods. They have also disappeared from her find my iPhone altogether.

My suspicion is that they have been found or stolen and re-registered. Anyone any ideas whether there is any theft protection stopping this happening?

HRL

1,804 posts

164 months

Monday 22nd July
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If someone pairs them with another phone they’re lost I’m afraid.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,659 posts

129 months

Monday 22nd July
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feared so... One unhappy daughter learning a life lesson, or I'm about to lose mine...

HRL

1,804 posts

164 months

Monday 22nd July
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If she’s anything like mine, the latter!

thebraketester

7,948 posts

83 months

Monday 22nd July
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Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)

frisbee

1,929 posts

55 months

Monday 22nd July
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thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,659 posts

129 months

Monday 22nd July
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frisbee said:
thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.
Although mine always seem to run out of power at the wrong moment...

mikef

3,104 posts

196 months

Monday 22nd July
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I’ve already decided that when this inevitably happens I’ll try some of these from Sony

thebraketester

7,948 posts

83 months

Monday 22nd July
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frisbee said:
thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.
Correct.... (ive got bose 35 qcii), but airpods are a a shower of ste for sounds quality

Moobs

246 posts

129 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Will she also need to buy a phone with a 3.5mm jack? wink

ocrx8

760 posts

141 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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thebraketester said:
Correct.... (ive got bose 35 qcii), but airpods are a a shower of ste for sounds quality
I have a pair and was expecting them to sound terrible. I’m not in any way saying they’re even comparable to the Bose 35, but the sound quality from the AirPods has exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations.

HustleRussell

16,794 posts

105 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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mikef said:
I’ve already decided that when this inevitably happens I’ll try some of these from Sony
Let us know how you get on, I’m considering these.

That said, a colleague has a pair of the old version. They have a very noticeable blue LED which appear to flash constantly in use. They have the effect of making him look like an airliner doing its final go-around. Not sure I could live with it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not wanting to make a fashion statement- but I don’t want them to be unnecessarily conspicuous. Doubly so because they are £230.

visitinglondon

72 posts

134 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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frisbee said:
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.
Unless you run the cables up her arms a la gloves in the old days so she doesn’t lose them

Plus you look less of a with cables - I defy anyone to disagree with this statement


HustleRussell

16,794 posts

105 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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visitinglondon said:
Plus you look less of a with cables - I defy anyone to disagree with this statement
Fully agree but as is always the way with technology it’ll normalise pretty quickly and it’ll soon flip around.

sparkyhx

3,209 posts

149 months

Wednesday 24th July
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frisbee said:
thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.
I my world the inconvenience of cables is a (or more precisely sh*te battery life and poor sound quality) deal breaker.

Neckband ones offer a reasonable compromise, but still a bit battery life limited


Edited by sparkyhx on Wednesday 24th July 16:03

sparkyhx

3,209 posts

149 months

Wednesday 24th July
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frisbee said:
thebraketester said:
Look at the plus side... you can now buy her some good headphones with a cable that are 1/3rd the price of the airpods. :-)
Sod that. The convenience of no cables is brilliant.
I my world the inconvenience of cables is a (or more precisely sh*te battery life and poor sound quality) deal breaker.

Neckband ones offer a reasonable compromise, but still a bit battery life limited


Edited by sparkyhx on Wednesday 24th July 16:04

mikef

3,104 posts

196 months

Wednesday 24th July
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HustleRussell said:
Fully agree but as is always the way with technology it’ll normalise pretty quickly and it’ll soon flip around.
Anyone remember Google Glass?

gregs656

3,796 posts

126 months

Wednesday 24th July
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sparkyhx said:
I my world the inconvenience of cables is a (or more precisely sh*te battery life and poor sound quality) deal breaker.

Neckband ones offer a reasonable compromise, but still a bit battery life limited


Edited by sparkyhx on Wednesday 24th July 16:04
My current fully wireless ones have a 10hr battery life and can be recharged twice out of the case for a 30hr total.

A significant improvement over the last pair. I would say the sound quality is good too, and I have owned a couple of pairs of very well praised headphones and ear buds.

I said it on another thread recently but I would not touch those Sony's or Sennheiser's for anything like the money they are asking for them simply because the technology is still developing at a pace that in a year they will be obsolete.

The AirPods got a lot right, particularly the size of the charge case, the microphone and at least they won't be replaced every 5 minutes.


HustleRussell

16,794 posts

105 months

Wednesday 24th July
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gregs656 said:
I said it on another thread recently but I would not touch those Sony's or Sennheiser's for anything like the money they are asking for them simply because the technology is still developing at a pace that in a year they will be obsolete.
That was my thread

I am coming around to your way of thinking and considering spending a more sensible £75 or £120 on the Creatives or Cambridge Audio respectively.

How do you think the sound of the Creatives would compare to my usual Sennheiser CX-300s which I have been buying every couple of years for most of my adult life?

gregs656

3,796 posts

126 months

Wednesday 24th July
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I'd be reluctant to say as I've never tried those specifically.

I did own the original Sony fully wireless ear buds (the WF-1000X) which got rave reviews for sound but a lot of people suffered drop out problems (I didn't) and I would say the creatives are almost as good, and probably with different tips would be as good. They are more neutral than the Sonys.