August Update: There is a new named i500 TWS. We suspect this is a marketing trick (just renaming) and that these are i200TWS. We will be testing them and checking as much as possible the model numbers.
The best clone now apart from the 1:1 Super Copy are the i200 TWS.
The i200 TWS brings performance increases with a better chipset and ear sensors so like the true airpods these stop playing when you remove them from your ears. This is now the go to model.
But these have been quickly copied and you can see two price points very clearly. The cheaper ones do not have the in ear sensor, this is not a major thing also the cheaper ones do not report accurately the battery life. The sound is great in the cheaper ones. Also i200 TWS more expensive ones have no volume control on the touch control. So you can opt for the cheaper i200 TWS and get a great pair of airpods.
You need to find a good supplier you can trust and that takes time and experimentation. The best way is to simply buy from Shop Style Review Airpods they test and order direct from the cutting edge in China and offer you UK service refunds etc. If you chose to source yourself and save 10 pounds go with the reviews of trusted knowledgeable buyers and if the price looks low then your probably buying something else.
The others below are worthy and will so very good prices now so if you're looking for the Best Budget Airpod Clones all these models are good.
Originally the i13 was the recommended airpod clone. These have quickly been superceded with better sound and battery life by the i60 and i80 (sometimes called i100). So in the following article replace i13 with the i60 or i80 then you are good :)
Below is a video of the i60 in action. The i60 is the best budget model but go for the i80 if you can't go for the i200. The i100 is not offering wireless charge as it clones the airpod v1 strangely.
The brand apple stands alone in it's products. They are designed in the USA with unrelenting performance, style and function. This is why they can command a bigger price than its competitors. Their macbook air was incredibly thin and their very first mobile had a touch screen. Apple lead the way with design and function. Let's go on- the iMac was a single unit integrating a screen and monitor now unrivalled in the marketplace. The iPad came from apple they created the first tablets though a firm called archos was making interesting products. Apple killed off the sony walkman with it's MP3 player the shuffle and iPod. Apple has always been synonymous with a good music scene and they released their take on headphones with the apple airpods. If something is a pod it is said to be a kind of module of another part or links together. The airpods come back to their case so you don't lose them and also they get charged from it.
In December 2016 we saw the first apple airpods. They had dual microphones in each pod to pick up your voice better, a W1 chipset and bluetooth 4.2 connectivity allowing them to be used with bluetooth 4 devices- not just apple products.
An update to the technology but NOT design came in March 2019 with a new H1 chipset and features such as wireless charging and better performance all round. As you can see below the design is almost the same apart from the light in the v2 release.
Ever since their design in 2016 and their popularity chinese manufacturers got to copying elements of the design. AirPods were the first to use a case for example. The first clones were pretty awful but the i7 TWS was the first which had decent functionality at least were useable and served the function. To the non apple nerd you might have even been using the real thing. There have been a splurge of colours too from red to gold and inbetween- pretty horrific.
If the i7 was a decent seller it was the reason it itself got copied and you could never be sure of what you were getting. The best way to buy them was on price. If you pay low you know it's a copy of a copy. The i7 is also bulky compared to the say the i13 which is my tip for 2019. But find a good i13. Look for the following
We have seen a good few clones and there is now one which in fact is a little too much of a copy though it is very good it's illegal in the western world (not in China) as it is very nearly identical through packaging to the product. They have even stated it has H1 chip. Aside from that we recommend finding the good i13. Again there are copies of this and no the i14 is not better. Different manufactures just start labeling using a bigger number such as i30 doesn't mean it is better. I looked at this i13 and made a video to show you the best apple airpod legal clone. It's legal because it isn't showing itself as an apple airpod. Here is the good one on Shop Style Review- https://shopstylereview.com/product/3d-wireless-bluetooth-airpods/
Official Apple Airpods Link
Forbes- What's the difference between Airpod versions 1 and 2.
The Best Airpod Clones Currently