The TWS AirPods made in China are usually with these two chipsets, Airoha and JIELI. I bought 2 super copy AirPods with these chipsets separately from a reliable factory located in Shenzhen. I compared them with the original Apple Airpods 2. Here’re my most honest reviews about these two AirPods clones.
These two AirPods clones were bought from one factory so their package boxes are totally same. Compared to the original Apple Airpods, these clones’ package boxes seem different. I put these AirPods clones’ package boxes and the original ones together, the clone’ box looks darker than the original.
The color difference is clear when putting together. The funny thing is that I didn’t notice this difference when their package boxes were put in different places.
Besides the package box, the manual and other paper boards of AirPods clones are all darker than the original. Even the cable color is darker too.
The original AirPods charge box is protected by a clear plastic sheeting. Many AirPods clones don’t put this clear plastic sheeting or put some other sheeting like blue plastic pager inside the package box. But the super copy 1:1 ones always come with this clear plastic sheeting. The materials are different. The original’s is strong, thick. The clone’s is always thin and very soft.
The manual’ texts of the original is clearer than the clones.
To sum up, you can easily tell the difference from the package’ color.
Before talking their differences on functions, let’s take an overall look at all these three airpods.
After two weeks’ testing, I found the below major differences of them.
The indicator light of JieLi is much weaker than the original and the Airoha one. I made a video so you can see clearly.
When I opened the original for the first time, It connected to my iPhone automatically and changed it name to Helen’s AirPods automatically. So did the Airoha one. The JieLi one was slow and I pressed the button on the back of its charge box to help it connecting to my iPhone.
Music listening. The music sound of the original is a little clearer than the Airoha. The bass effect of the Airoha is better and heavier than the original. The JieLi’s music sound is very common and not that clear.
Wearing comfort. The original AirPods fell off my ears easily especially when sleeping. The other two ones didn’t meet this problem.
Connection stability. The connection of the Airoha is as stable as the original. The JieLi often failed to connect. When listening to the music with the JieLi, the music always stopped and then continued by itself when I was moving.
Price. The JieLi is the cheapest one. I know most AirPods clones hot selling on AliExpress now are with JieLi chipsets to make sure its price is low.
Voice levels. These three earphons all have 16 voice levels. The original’s minimum volume is great and very good to the hearing. The Airoha’s minimum volume is a little higher than the original, but acceptable for hearing at night. The JieLi’s minimum volume is still louder for me. I usually listen music in quiet conditions. So for crowded conditions or running outside, I think their voice levels are all OK.
The Airoha is the best. There’re only several very tiny differences between it and the original. The JieLi is affordable!!! If you ask me which one I like most, the Airoha one! It wears most comfortable!
I tested some other AirPods clones before and I think this Airoha one must be the best one and it must be the nearest one to the original!