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i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: Is the cheap AirPods clone worth buying?

BySophia Windsor 2019-09-11 44687

The well-known Apple AirPods offer stunning design and excellent sound quality for users. However, not everyone can accept its expensive price tag. That’s why there are many AirPods clones on the market, among which the i series TWS earphones is one of the most famous AirPods replicas, such as i10 TWS, i11 TWS, i12 TWS. Today we are going to compare the i11 TWS with the Apple AirPods. Will the i11 TWS wireless Bluetooth earphones be the best alternative to the expensive AirPods? Let’s find out in this comparison.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: specs comparison

Product name

i11 TWS headphone

Apple AirPods

Processing chip



Battery capacity with charging case


24-hour battery life

Music playback time

1.5 - 2.5 hours

2 hours

Talk time

3 hours

3 hours

Product weight



Touch control



Waterproof rate

IPX5 waterproof


Compatible devices

Both Android and iOS devices

Only iOS devices

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: identical design

The i11 TWS Bluetooth earphones adopt almost the same design as the Apple AirPods. And they have the same charging case. The only small difference is that the charging case of the i11 TWS earphones is slightly taller than that of AirPods. At the bottom, both the charging cases offer a lightning charging port. In addition, there is a power button on the front of the both charging cases. When press the power button on the charging case, the LED light of the i11 TWS will turn on, while we cannot see the LED light on the charging case of the Apple AirPods.   

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods 

When opening the charging case, we can see a an LED charging indicator in the form of a single dot on the top of the charging base of the AirPods, while it doesn’t exist on the i11 TWS.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods 

In addition, both the i11 TWS and Apple AirPods adopt the magnetic design so that they will not easily fall out of the charging case.

Taking out of the earphones from the charging case, you will find that there is a slight difference in design but not too much difference.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods 

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: touch control features

Both the earbuds come with the touch control features, with allows users to easily control the earphones via a simple tap, for example play or pause the music, switch to the next song, wake up voice assistant, etc.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods 

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: sound quality

Sound quality is another key factor that we must consider when choosing earphones. The new Apple AirPods are equipped with the advanced H1 chip, which will offer faster connection speed, lower latency and better audio performance.

While we don’t know what exactly chip the i11 TWS adopt, as it didn’t appear in the specs table. Although the i11 TWS earphones also offer decent sound quality, but it still cannot compete with the AirPods.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods​ 

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: battery

As for the battery life, the i11 TWS can offer 1.5 - 2.5 hours for music playback and 3 hours talk time. In addition, its charging case has a 400mAh battery, which can charge for the earbuds for 4 times. Therefore, coupled with the charging case, the i11 TWS earphones can offer up to 12 hours working time.

While the Apple AirPods can offer 2 hours music playback time and 3 hours talk time. Coupled with the charging case, it can offer up to 18 hours talk time. And it only needs 15 minutes charging time to offer you 3 hours of listening time or 2 hours of talking time.

Therefore, the Apple AirPods will offer you longer battery life than i11 TWS when they are used together with the charging case.

i11 TWS vs Apple AirPods: price and verdict

The Apple AirPods with the normal charging case is priced at $159, while the i11 TWS Bluetooth headphone is priced under $30 on Gearbest now. That’s a big price difference. If you don’t want to spend lots of money on the Bluetooth earphones and just want to enjoy the normal sound and the wireless using experience, the i11 TWS is a good choice for you. Moreover, the i11 TWS will offer you IPX5 waterproof and it can work with both the iOS and Android devices.

However, if you care too much about the sound quality, you can consider about the AirPods only if you are willing to pay for it at a much higher price tag.

But whichever you choose, it will be a good deal for you.    

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