Apple AirPods 3 review: Third time's a charm

The Apple AirPods 3 come with a refreshed design, which is a blend of the AirPods Pro and the AirPods (2nd Gen). They are also IPX4 water- and sweat-resistant. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a 33 percent shorter stem on the AirPods 3 and the head has been tapered and angled to deliver audio directly into your ears. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The AirPods 3 have Spatial Audio on board, which creates a three-dimensional theatre-like experience and it's a great addition. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's some great features on board, including better compatibility with the Find My Network and a force sensor on the stem for better controls. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The AirPods 3 offer great sound. The AirPods Pro and their active noise cancellation are better - but the AirPods 3 are excellent for calls and on-the-go music. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The AirPods 3 offer excellent features for iOS users, like auto switching and one-tap setup, but they are compatible with Android devices too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The AiPods 3 come with a new charging case which is not only wireless charging compatible, but MagSafe compatible too. You can also use the Lightning port. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The AirPods 3 have a great battery life in our experience and overall are excellent - a perfect blend of features for the asking price. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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