A few days ago, Apple held a “fried field” conference. In addition to releasing a new MacBook Pro and new color matching audio, it also released the third generation of AirPods 3 true wireless headphones. The domestic price is 1399 yuan. I love audio After receiving AirPods 3, the net conducted unpacking, evaluation, and disassembly as soon as possible. Users who ordered on the official website have also begun to receive their favorite AirPods 3 headsets in the past two days. Unexpectedly, many netizens have fryed the pot and said that the AirPods 3 they received were overturned.
After I learned more about it, I found that most of the AirPods 3 received by netizens were produced in Vietnam. There were many defects in the workmanship, including the current sound of the earphones, the rough growth of burrs at the joints, the residue of glue at the joints, and the lid. Issues such as shaking.
It is reported that AirPods 3 is currently only produced in China and Vietnam. Most netizens who received AirPods 3 made in China said they were “happy, moved, and stable”, while most netizens who received AirPods 3 made in Vietnam said that they were “cracked, people are gone, find time to change.”
This is a set of comparison pictures of Vietnam-made AirPods 3 and Chinese-made AirPods 3 taken by I love audio network. (Left: Vietnam. Right: China)
Why does the same product produced in different regions cause such a big reaction from the majority of netizens? I love the audio network editor to lead everyone to explore together~
1. AirPods 3 made in Vietnam overturned?
There are more and more comments about AirPods 3 made in Vietnam overturning. The editor of I Love Audio Network decided to go to Weibo to see what netizens share. Let’s first look at a wave of Weibo big Vs’ comments on AirPods 3.
Weibo big[email protected]Hard brother said that the AirPods 3 he received was really bad, @Kang agreed, and it was also not processed after polishing.
Weibo big[email protected]Yiye Zhiqiu directly expressed his acceptance. The first one I bought on the official website was made in Vietnam, and the sound of the electricity sent over went straight to my brain; the second one I bought on the official website was still made in Vietnam, which was exactly the same. The electric sound of Nao Ren’er. @壹叶·知秋 decided to try again, if it doesn’t work, wait until the end of the year.
Another Weibo big[email protected]Martin Egg said that it was a large-scale rollover. He carefully observed the high and the low position of the lower fitting position. He even joked that “Is it going to happen to Huaqiangbei?”
Weibo big[email protected]Technology Xiaoxin said that some netizens reported that the workmanship of Vietnam-made AirPods Pro is worse than domestically produced AirPods Pro. Therefore, @科技小辛 predicted that the Vietnamese-made workmanship of AirPods 3 is still inferior to domestically produced quality. Many fans did not believe it at first, but In the past two days, many netizens reported that the AirPods 3 they received were very scumbags, with burrs, glue overflowing, and electrical noise. They were all made in Vietnam.
Weibo big[email protected]I’m Lao Lai and said that it’s almost breaking down. Does the Vietnam-made AirPods 3 really have such a crotch?
Weibo big[email protected]Chen Wenjun received the AirPods 3 produced in China and posted the photos. There are no obvious burrs in the workmanship, and there is no electric noise in the left and right earplugs. @陈文俊 said that he has not overturned the car for the time being, and was moved.
Weibo big[email protected]Today’s sky gray tone was released as soon as I received the AirPods 3. The earphones are made in Vietnam, which means that they are a bit overturned. I carefully see that the lower fitting position is high and the other low, the tolerance is a bit big, and it feels weird to wear on the ears. However, @今日的天空grey tone still recognizes the sound quality of AirPods 3. The spatial audio is very good, and the bass and vocal parts are strong. I feel that the sound quality is much stronger than that of Apple’s second-generation, but the wearing feeling is not as good as the second-generation.
Weibo big[email protected]The earphones received by New Youth Technology-Jack also had a sound of electricity, indicating that they had to go to Apple’s direct-operated stores to exchange them when they were free, but did not say whether they were made in Vietnam or made in China.
In addition to watching the AirPods 3 experience shared by netizens, I love audio network also bought 4 AirPods 3, of which 2 are from Vietnam and 2 are from China, so we speculate that AirPods 3 are shipped randomly.
From the perspective of user experience, there is not much difference, it may be like Weibo[email protected]Technology Xiaoxin said that the current batch produced in Vietnam is slightly worse, and it may be improved in the future, reaching the same level as domestically produced.
In general, the points that netizens complain about can be summarized into three points. The first is the sound of electric current. After wearing it, you will hear the sound of electric current. The experience is greatly reduced. The second point is that the earphone has a large gap and has burrs. Some netizens even complain about the same as the counterfeit products; the last point is that the connection of the charging box cover is unstable, prone to shaking left and right, and there are gaps in the wiring after the cover is closed.
two, Apple’s AirPods seriesFoundries
Why is the foundry of Apple AirPods 3 attracted so much attention?
Apple AirPods series earphones have been a benchmark product in the field of TWS true wireless earphones since their release in 2016. Brands in the audio industry have used AirPods as their learning objects. During this period, the audio industry’s innovations and technological changes have been initiated by Apple. , Apple’s excellent processor chips W1 and H1, later developed into Sip packaging, and coupled with noise reduction, spatial audio and other technologies, have been recognized by the market and consumers.
According to the statistics of My Love Audio Network, Apple’s AirPods sold 15 million pairs in 2017; 35 million pairs were sold in 2018, an increase of 133%, and 60 million pairs were sold in 2019, an increase of 71%; the sales of 95 million pairs in 2020, an increase of 58%; AirPods 3 How much growth will it bring after the new product is released? let us wait and see.
It can be seen from the annual sales volume of AirPods series earphones that AirPods earphone products are generally well received, and Apple’s supply chain can also make a lot of profits from it. This is also the reason why all suppliers and foundries are yearning for Apple. Being able to enter the “Apple Supply Chain” is equivalent to obtaining tickets from world-class manufacturers and will gain market attention and sales support.
In addition, the brand effect is also one of the main reasons why Apple’s foundries have attracted much attention. The Apple brand can be called a popular and powerful idol star in the technology industry. It has its own traffic and attention. Therefore, whether it is Apple’s technology or Apple’s The products, sales, and even the foundries are all the information that everyone pays attention to.
This time, AirPods 3 was completed by the Vietnam factory and the Chinese factory. Netizens who received the product were obviously resistant to the AirPods 3 manufactured by the Vietnam factory, which caused widespread concern. Everyone questioned Apple’s decision to transfer the foundry to Vietnam. .
Many of Apple’s foundries are in China. China is a big manufacturing country with a full industrial chain, and the quality of China’s manufacturing has always been recognized. Why would Apple choose other places as foundries?
The early Apple AirPods foundries were mainly Luxshare Precision and Goertek in Mainland China. While these two foundries made profits for Apple, they also achieved significant revenue growth.
These two foundries have taken the express train of Apple and entered the threshold of world-class foundries. With the increase in sales, Apple will also reform the binding problem of foundries, because a single foundry will inevitably have problems such as bargaining issues, increased production costs, and the impact of the epidemic. In order to meet the supply demand, Apple has begun to try more To choose a new factory. It is reported that in addition to China and Vietnam, Apple is also considering choosing new manufacturers in Thailand, India, Africa and other places, because these regions can provide cheaper labor, which can greatly reduce Apple’s production costs. For Apple, the long-term The advantages outweigh the disadvantages, and it is a choice worth considering.
It is reported that Apple’s latest AirPods 3, the production capacity made in Vietnam accounted for 30%. After netizens received AirPods 3 earphones, there were many posts on the Internet about the quality of AirPods 3 made in Vietnam. There was a heated discussion about AirPods 3 made in Vietnam and China. Is the quality of Vietnam made worse than that of China?
Let’s look at the comparison chart of AirPods 3 made in Vietnam and made in China. (Left: Vietnam. Right: China)
The two AirPods 3 headsets made in Vietnam and China received by I Love Audio.com are not much different from the appearance, and there is no obvious difference in the experience.
Although the quality of products manufactured by different OEMs cannot be exactly the same, under Apple’s strict control of product quality, the products manufactured by the two factories will not have much difference in quality, indicating that Vietnam-made AirPods 3 The quality of individual defects is only a matter of probability.
I love audio network summary
In this article, I love the audio network and analyze the reasons why AirPods 3 are manufactured in Vietnam and the interpretation of the Apple headset factory. It can be seen that many consumers think that AirPods 3 is manufactured in Vietnam. The main reasons are: the earphones have electric current, which greatly reduces the user experience; the earphones have large gaps and have burrs; the connection of the charging box cover is unstable, and it is prone to shaking left and right.
The reasons why Apple’s production has attracted much attention include: Apple’s product quality has always been very good, recognized by consumers, has a strong technology and ecosystem, Apple-related industrial chain revenue is high, and Apple’s brand effect, etc. Etc., for these reasons, Apple has always been the focus of the industry.
In addition, Apple has transferred some of its foundries in China to Vietnam, making the comparison between the Vietnam factory and the Chinese factory a hot topic. After receiving the products, users who ordered AirPods 3 in recent days found that some of the products currently have some defects. , Once again ignited the topic of the Vietnam factory and the Chinese factory, causing widespread concern in the industry.