As far as the wireless earbuds’ battery life, the promised play time of three hours between charges of the Amps Air really isn’t that great. Apple’s AirPods offer five hours, Jabra’s Elite Sport go up to four and a half hours, while Bragi’s Dash Pro is between 3-5 hours depending on how you listen.
However, the Sol Republic’s Amps Air exceeded that requirement. In our tests, when listening to Spotify uninterrupted, we got up to three hours and 15 minutes of playback before voice entered our ears even telling us the battery was low and needed to be recharged.
And since the carrying case has a large capacity battery, you can recharge the Amps Air about 15 times before running out of battery. As an added bonus, the USB output also makes sure you can use it for a quick boost to your other devices if they run empty. In an emergency, it can even fully charge your iPhone.