The fake AirPods made in China are very dangerous!


The French magazine “60 million consumers” tried several fake AirPods made in China. The final result: poor sound quality and volume much higher than the maximum recommended level, and therefore dangerous for hearing.

The Apple AirPods are the undisputed leaders in the market for wireless headphones. Specifically, they are number one in the world, with 45% market share. In fact, it is not surprising to see copies and clones swarming everywhere on the Internet. Sold $159 per pair, the AirPods have a relatively prohibitive price, not to mention the AirPods Pro at $249. This is why for several years now, Chinese manufacturers have embarked on the production of fake AirPods at low cost.

The magazine “60 million consumers” has decided to look into these low-cost imitations, which are very much appreciated by some influencers and Youtubers. As the magazine specifies, these wireless headphones are regularly promoted by videographers, as part of sponsored content. These influencers and Youtubers get money to say good things about these devices. Some devices take up the line-by-line design of the AirPods, while others take it further by integrating copies of Apple’s H1 chip.

AirPods copies are dangerous, according to 60 million consumers

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For the purposes of the test, the writers ordered 7 different pairs of fake AirPods. Of the 7, only 4 arrived at the editorial office, the other three having mysteriously disappeared between China and France. And of those 4, one copy just didn’t work. No choice therefore, the journalists turned to the only three functional pairs in their possession.

The final verdict: the sound quality is mediocre, but one of the models proves to be dangerous for the hearing of the user, with a maximum volume exceeds the standards in force by 10 decibels. As the newspaper suggests, this is one of the major problems with these counterfeits, which rarely meet security standards.

Unsurprisingly, the magazine does not recommend any of the three devices tested. It urges consumers to take caution when purchasing wireless headphones. The best is still to move towards recognized brands, certainly more expensive, but respectful of safety standards.

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40 Comments

  1. Andrew
    January 25, 2020

    say hello to fake news

    • Kumikarma
      January 25, 2020

      Hello

    • abhijeet soni
      January 26, 2020

      Hello sir

    • Mr. Dankify
      January 26, 2020

      Hi!

    • Fry Of Destiny
      January 27, 2020

      Nope, this is completely real. People can die or get very sick from the bluetooth radiation of the fake airpods.

  2. Danny Concepcion
    January 25, 2020

    But apple airpods and all wireless head phones they also made in asia i mean WTF?….Lol

  3. N T
    January 25, 2020

    Lol y’all just don’t know what ur doing. I’ve tried several and overall for the money they are actually pretty good. Not to mention who the hell listens at full volume.

    • Carlistillo
      January 27, 2020

      When I was young haha

    • Bhagesh Mulchandani
      January 27, 2020

      its hears not listens l

  4. TheMentalist00
    January 25, 2020

    I tried many clones the ones I had were better than Apples because they actually sounded better, they even have more base. I don’t blast music on full volume so that’s user error if someone goes deaf.

  5. Von Spradlin
    January 25, 2020

    If apple didn’t pay for that, and this, article, I’d be amazed. There are legitimate airpod pro replicas that are every bit the same quality as apples at literally a quarter of the price. Give me a break

    • Bhagesh Mulchandani
      January 27, 2020

      I recommend u to use Airpods first…the difference between the real & fake ones is HELL LOT! moreover apple sales are more then their expectations why would they care a duck abt Defaming such stupid articles.

  6. Justinizuu
    January 25, 2020

    I don’t want to believe that Apple is so scared of losing as to come up with such a cheap news. Your stuff is damn too expensive and a perfect clone as cheap as half your price gives its consumers a perfect treat. Stop whimpering!

  7. Agent_OO7
    January 25, 2020

    I actually won both fake and real and I much rather prefer the fake for better sound and quality not to mention the price besides China makes both of them the fake and real so this announcement is not necessary

  8. Bjørn Madsen
    January 26, 2020

    This article reports the same points over and over again and could be consolidated down to a few paragraphs. It reminds me of my freshman year of high school, trying to stretch 2 pages into 3 to meet the teacher’s length requirement.
    No offense but that type of writing is laborious to read!

  9. Washington Luis Menezes
    January 26, 2020

    So? Just turn the volume down.

  10. TWihl
    January 26, 2020

    Geez I wonder if Apple paid any money for this advertisement.

  11. Dirk Bikkenbergs
    January 26, 2020

    Such important journalism here, those 10 extra decibels could have destroyed my family

  12. Axotic Al
    January 26, 2020

    Supporting corporations much?

    I have a so called fake, and for $20, ($10 on sale) I can enjoy my audiobooks while driving with only one of them in my ear working independently, or both of them if I’m in the train. I would like to point that the max volume is a little below apple airpods originals and battery lasts 2 to 3 hours. I think you should reconsider being a cheerleader for corporate interests and ask yourself why would you pay $150 if you could get a similar product for 10 time less?

  13. James0090381
    January 26, 2020

    All I can smell like this article is jealousy! You can’t blame China to makes things batter then Apple is not both side fault! Is 2020 and if the clone one can replace the original then probably is your problem and the price, who will paid for the high price just because of the brand? That’s stupid!

  14. J
    January 26, 2020

    Welcome to a world where people find it so hard to lower their phone volume so they post shit online about fake airpods, we are doomed.

  15. Porridge Games
    January 26, 2020

    These Chinese AirPods aren’t that bad to be fair. Good for the money and anyway, who listens and full volume

  16. C CCC
    January 26, 2020

    So you’ve just posted a piece that promotes Apple (you’re the influencer btw) and fails to provide actual technical proof as to why these cheaper alternatives are dangerous.
    Chunk article that only displays your lack of knowledge and/or ability to investigate fully.

    Dangerous is if they catch fire or explode in your ear, not that they have high volume which you can TURN DOWN.

  17. Hilton G
    January 26, 2020

    They can’t be any worse than genuine airpods. They are dangerous to your bank account, and anyone who wears them looks like a dickhead.

  18. BENJAMIN EXE
    January 26, 2020

    i love earraids

  19. Big Man
    January 26, 2020

    to be very honest’ I am reseller of this product and I am also using this fake airpods, there is no problem in the sound quality nor its dangerous at all, its around 30usd but 95% same as orignal, this is what this news guy having issue with the fake airpods, because it works so good ..that’s y

  20. vallabh v
    January 26, 2020

    Paid puff piece..only inference is counterfeits are getting better and slowly eating into thier sales … dangerous?!!! ….only recently a recognised brand battery started to burst into flames and was banned entry into flights but it’s 100% clone wasn’t…..Hilarious

  21. Treyarder Gamers
    January 26, 2020

    I think somebody is giving us fake news because they spent too much money on an apple product yet for the same alternative could of saved alot more. Just because it is cheaper doesn’t mean it is dangerous, alot of items cost alot more due to the amount of taxes which are paid throughout each stage of Production and dispatch.

  22. Casey Green
    January 26, 2020

    I have the billboard true wireless ones identical to the ones in this article and the sound quality is just as good if not better than air pods.

  23. shadowrunner
    January 26, 2020

    Dude they r all made in China and designed in California

  24. Jay Li
    January 26, 2020

    So the real airpod is made where ? In case you don’t know, the same factories in China. Why shouldn’t the “fake” ones be equal or better.

  25. john Hutchison
    January 26, 2020

    bought last week in Alicante Spain i bought 4 sets @ €10 fantastic value, sound no problem just lower sound bar on mobile

  26. Tyler Kane
    January 26, 2020

    Airpods r just as dangerous tbh. That’s a horrible attempt to sway the fact that airpods ain’t that great for their value. They currently r loosing to clones that can make the exact same thing, a little worse, or a little better for under $100. Found one that was $20 had every feature and sounded exactly the same as airpods w a little more crisp w -2hr battery. This article is complete bullshit lmfao.

  27. Aurelio Magallanes
    January 27, 2020

    Turn down the volume to 50%. Problem solved. LOL

  28. Carlistillo
    January 27, 2020

    Is that bad? I’m not audiophile but the pods doesn’t sound very good…. You use the volume you want…

  29. Me Here
    January 27, 2020

    I own 6 clone pairs. Some were replacements due to mic not working. Good vendors who helped me out. The only danger I think could be the charging and batteries may catch on fire. Never had that happen but if I happened to Samsung it can happen to these. One pair I received even came in an apple box. Identical.

  30. ohioplayer1177
    January 27, 2020

    The fake ones probably come with a free serving of a viral lung infection. I love Chinese viruses… They come out with new versions every few years from the filthy inhumane food they eat. Live animals of all types are enjoyed. Mammals, fish, sea creatures, cats, dogs, pigs, anything with wings including bats, and bugs.
    People of China: please kill your food and cook it fully before shoving it into your face hole or you end up spreading your sickness to innocent people all around the world.

  31. Patriks Gustavs Rinkevičs
    January 27, 2020

    Includes paid promotions from Apple inc…
    They are all using same blutooth, bluetooth from your phone, not hedphones, and you can ALWAYS turn volume down a bit

  32. Carl Gregory
    January 27, 2020

    There is a subreddit for airpod ‘reps’ or replicas. Total nonsense, there’s no way they are dangerous lol, what a ludicrous stretch of a wild and worried (about profit) imagination. Sounds quality often surpasses apples mediocre sound. Anker make superb Bluetooth headphones similar to airpods, much better sound £35, Apple are just beyond greedy.

  33. Applesucks841
    January 28, 2020

    *Paid by Apple*