For whoever is interested...I was hoping with Bluetooth 5 support the range would be better with the new Airpods. There are many times that I'm listening to Spotify on my 2018 MacBook Pro while walking to a different room or outside so this is important to me as often times the audio cuts out when I get too far away. I took my MacBook outside and tried to see how far I could walk with both the Gen 1 and the Gen 2 Airpods and found absolutely no difference. Kind of a disappointment. Sound quality sounds the same to me. With the improvements in the new firmware for Gen 1 AirPods, really the only difference seems to be the wireless case and better Siri support.