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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds offer superior music quality compared to the Apple AirPods (2nd generation), with a better score in overall sound quality and soundstage. They are also built with planar drivers, which are typically associated with higher-quality audio reproduction. However, they are wired, lacking the convenience of wireless connectivity, and are pricier. Meanwhile, the AirPods are excellent for portability, feature ear/head detection, have longer battery life with additional charges from the case, and support wireless charging. If wireless convenience and features important to Apple device users matter to you, AirPods are a better choice, but if you prioritize audio quality in your music-listening experience, the Timeless will serve you well. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Apple Airpods (2nd generation)
  • Good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
5.8
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) is poor.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
4.8
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
6.9
The Apple Airpods (2nd generation) is only fair for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
8.1
The Apple Airpods (2nd generation) is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and Apple Airpods (2nd generation) are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
4.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Apple Airpods (2nd generation) has 4 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
$80
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) costs $80.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Airpods (2nd generation)
7.6
The 7hz Timeless has very good build quality, while the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) has good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the Apple Airpods (2nd generation) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$170
$80
Brand
7hzApple
Release Date
August 1, 2021March 1, 2019
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/105.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/107/10
Gaming Score
6.7/104.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A4 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/107.6/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

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About Apple

Apple Inc. is an American technology company, founded in 1976, known for its wide range of premium products, including smartphones, computers, and audio solutions. Apple offers the very popular personal audio line AirPods, highly regarded for their wireless, smart capabilities and their seamless integration with the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. They provide a high-quality sound, comfort and lifestyle features perfect for all users invested in their ecosystem.

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