1. airneffect's Avatar
    So I participated in the Bragi Dash Kickstarter a few years ago now and I sort of suffered the 1.0 blues. They never quite stayed connected and I had allot of issues with the fit. I managed to order and get my AirPods right out of the chute when they became available and I loved everything about them. I slipped them in and I never looked back. Being a tech junkie however I saw the new Custom Bragi Dash by Starkey and I couldn't resist. I followed their directions and got an appointment to have the custom fit molding done and right about a month later they showed up. You might be able to say this about many custom in ear buds, but the experience is phenomenally different. The sound is fantastic and the fit is (obviously) perfect. Now my AirPods sit and my brand new ear computers have taken their place. Has anyone else tried the new Bragi custom edition by Starkey? -AIR->

    06-15-2017 04:31 PM
  2. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    You left out how much this loveliness costed you.
    Plus can I have your AirPods ...
    06-16-2017 09:28 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’ve never heard of the brand. Still, I have more than enough earpieces, both wired and wireless, but I’m glad you’re enjoying the Dash Pro earbuds....
    Spencerdl and airneffect like this.
    06-16-2017 10:41 AM
  4. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Took my AirPods back after a couple of days of use. Now I'm using the Beats X. Except for them hanging like a necklace I like them.
    06-16-2017 11:00 AM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I never heard of that brand either, but I'm glad you're happy with them. It's funny to me how everyone/everything is trying beat or comparing or "dethroning" Apple in one way or another...LOL. Apple has had a "bullseye" (figuratively speaking of course) on their backs for a long time and just seem to keep on going (like the Energizing Bunny). I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen Apple advertising comparing themselves to another brand, nope, not that I can recall from the many advertisements that I've seen.
    06-16-2017 11:10 AM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I never heard of that brand either, but I'm glad you're happy with them. It's funny to me how everyone/everything is trying beat or comparing or "dethroning" Apple in one way or another...LOL. Apple has had a "bullseye" (figuratively speaking of course) on their backs for a long time and just seem to keep on going (like the Energizing Bunny). I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen Apple advertising comparing themselves to another brand, nope, not that I can recall from the many advertisements that I've seen.
    It’s funny yes, but also terribly easy. I have no intention of ever spending $160 plus tax on a product I know the quality is that of $40 max. I don’t believe the W1 chip or convenience is worth $100+. I have a pair of lightweight on-ear headphones that cost $50 when I bought that beat anything Apple makes. And a pair of $80 in-ears that absolutely put them to shame. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll gladly accept a free pair of AirPods or buy them for $40 and use them, I’ll just never pay full price for them.
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    06-16-2017 11:48 AM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It’s funny yes, but also terribly easy. I have no intention of ever spending $160 plus tax on a product I know the quality is that of $40 max. I don’t believe the W1 chip or convenience is worth $100+. I have a pair of lightweight on-ear headphones that cost $50 when I bought that beat anything Apple makes. And a pair of $80 in-ears that absolutely put them to shame. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll gladly accept a free pair of AirPods or buy them for $40 and use them, I’ll just never pay full price for them.
    Yes, everyone has an opinion and yes it's widely known that Apple over charges for their products, but there are a lot of people including myself that think the AirPods are indeed worth the "Apple" price of convenience. In all honesty I believe the quality of the AirPods are little better than $40....maybe $75...LOL
    06-16-2017 11:53 AM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen Apple advertising comparing themselves to another brand, nope, not that I can recall from the many advertisements that I've seen.
    Ummmm ...
    06-16-2017 04:13 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Yes, everyone has an opinion and yes it's widely known that Apple over charges for their products, but there are a lot of people including myself that think the AirPods are indeed worth the "Apple" price of convenience. In all honesty I believe the quality of the AirPods are little better than $40....maybe $75...LOL
    I agree, a lot of people love them and have no problem paying for them. Subjectively though, based off of hardware, the sound quality is not great and not worth the cost. That’s why I’ll never pay full price for them. Sound quality is a fact based science, sound signature is how a company chooses to push the sound and is a matter of opinion.
    06-16-2017 04:53 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Ok, I get it. That's why I said "that I can recall"...Keyword being "I"
    06-16-2017 04:53 PM
  11. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Where are those guys?
    06-16-2017 06:52 PM
  12. airneffect's Avatar
    Agreed! I'm not one of those people. The Dash is a highly specialized product that costs twice what AirPods do, so they are not truly meant to compete. I was really conflicted because I really enjoyed the simplicity of the AirPods. Not giving them up though they are just no longer my favorite. The Dash has allot of features that Apple is not currently interested in for its shipping products. They (my AirPods) will no doubt find their way back in the rotation. They are way too cool of a product not to use.

    -AIR->
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    06-17-2017 01:52 AM
  13. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I'm familiar with the Bragi Dash earphones and all the other AirPod competitors, and they are competitors.

    The W1 chip is the reason I wanted the AirPods, not to mention the cost compared to the Bragis. I've had several earphones, wired and BT. but never wireless BT.

    And I specifically wanted some kind of BT earphones to wear out and about so those that sealed well were not a consideration. The AirPods fit the bill, so I'm happy with them. The sound is better than expected, so very satisfactory for me. For those times when I want better sound from earphones (and not headphones) the Sure 530s are my goto.
    06-17-2017 11:31 AM
  14. airneffect's Avatar
    To be honest, I didn't understand the true value of the W1 chip until I experienced it first hand. The fact that my AirPods showed up on all of my devices and connected seamlessly without the usual Pairing routine was Awesome! You give that up when you move to any other device save Beats X. The sound in AirPods is great for Audio Books and Podcasts. The in-ear feature in Beats X makes them a better product for music listening. The Dash Pro by Starkey, again is a highly specialized product. If you haven't heard them after being customized for your ears, there isn't a good way to explain how Phenomenal the sound is. It's down right beautiful. What you lose is the seamless way that the AirPods connect to anything you own in the Apple ecosystem. All of these products have their place and have sure strengths that make them great. In the end it all comes down to what's most important to you. For me it is smooth sound, warm lows and crisp highs all at even the lowest volumes. Oh and the fact that the Dash is waterproof, does language translation and will not come out of your ears no matter what you are doing... If I could stick my AirPods in a custom case made for my ears.... Well, that's a battle for another day.

    -AIR->
    06-18-2017 01:08 AM
  15. toneofark's Avatar
    Those commercials were funny. However, PC isn't a brand (although many brands MAKE PCs), Apple took on the entire platform.
    TheRandomDealio and Jude526 like this.
    06-20-2017 05:20 PM
  16. usmc8408's Avatar
    I never heard of that brand either, but I'm glad you're happy with them. It's funny to me how everyone/everything is trying beat or comparing or "dethroning" Apple in one way or another...LOL. Apple has had a "bullseye" (figuratively speaking of course) on their backs for a long time and just seem to keep on going (like the Energizing Bunny). I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen Apple advertising comparing themselves to another brand, nope, not that I can recall from the many advertisements that I've seen.
    There's a huge difference between popularity and quality. Apple definitely wins the popularity contest, but don't for a second think they win in quality. Plus, they are really good at buying up potential competitors.
    07-04-2017 09:11 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I like my Air Pods. Very pleased with them. I have an LG and think my AirPods are much more superior.
    11-21-2017 03:04 PM

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