Be nice to noobs, we were all noobs at one point in our life.
- Apr 27, 2011
I never really understood the hate of the design with the stem. Sure it looks wonky or weird, but it looked not too far different from the original EP. I purchased a set on launch and quickly fell in love with the convenience of the entire thing... No powering on and off, they connect immediately by the time they're in your ears, no cables to connect, everything is just faster to use. Immediate pairing and the fact that they could automatically be known when you get a new phone or device was really awesome to have. They eventually turned to just something I use for meetings, calls, etc. rather than music since they were kind of meh for music. The AP3 are an improvement from the music perspective, though I still prefer to use the APP for that.Is interesting the experience of every person. I buying the AP1 the day of releasing 5 years ago (when everybody is laughing about the design) and I loving instantly the convenience and comfort (you feeling nothing in your ears only 2 minutes after you wearing this earphones!). I using the AP1 and the AP2 every day since the day of releasing. I saying before that the AP1 is a genius device from Apple. Is funny how very quickly the AP1 selling so much.
Similar like you, for me tapping the earphones is a great feature in AP1/2 because in my case (podcasts & calls 95% of the time and 5% videos and films) tapping for pause/play or answering/ending a call is fantastic (I don't using Siri), and sometimes my hands are wet or sticky or little dirty because I'm eating something or cooking or washing something and the quick tapping with alternative finger is great. So, I understand your comment.
But what is nice now with AP3 is #1 the fact I can now listening to music too and really enjoying the sound. The AP3 really is having a very correct and clean sound for ALL genres. So now for me having more playback controls is great (next and previous track features is now important for me). Now for films too you having spatial audio that is great experience in Netflix and HBO, and then we having more battery life in the earphones and the case. AND the case is working really great with the MagSafe wireless charger (instant positioning of the case because of the magnets...little great things like this...)
Regarding the control, I never really noticed that since the situations where the stem was worse than the tap never really came up for me. I do prefer the stem though since it does provide more control options in general.
One thing that I will note is that there are a ton of people on Reddit with fit issues with the AP3 vs the AP1/2 since the housing is larger. I guess the AP3 is falling out of a lot of people's ears? Or maybe it's a strong vocal minority with the issue.