I impulse bought the new AirPods on BB the other day and they shipped overnight. After a few days with them here's what I can say. 1. Battery life is terrific, 5 hours doesn't seem like a long time until you realize that when you drop them into the case in just 15 minutes they are juiced back up for you. This keeps the battery "topped off" at almost all times. Very clever approach to this. 2. They're light, and that's a good thing if they fall out they don't take as hard of a hit on the ground. Also because of how light they are and the lack of chord they stay in my ears much better than EarPods did. 3. The automatic pause when you pull out a headphone is more useful than you realize, it has eliminated a step of having to pause what's playing when I talk to people, my favorite feature. Very intuitive. 4. The mics do a great job of picking up my voice, no one has noticed I'm talking on AirPods over phone calls. I've also found Siri has no problem hearing my requests, so accurate I had to leave my phone in another room to ensure my iPhone mic wasn't being used somehow. 6. Range is incredible, by far the best range I've gotten with a Bluetooth set, I truly do feel free walking around my house with these on. But it's not magic walk around a sharp corner you will loose connection, but it reconnects instantly with no trouble when you walk back in range. 5. They sound good, much better than EarPods. I'm not an audiophile but I can tell when lows and highs just don't hit like they should, these have impressive range. Obviously not pair of can's headphone quality but noticeable enough I don't like listening on my old EarPods anymore. The drawbacks My only gripe is using Siri to control playback, I'd love the option to assign the left to volume up on tap and right volume down or skip track. I don't know a good solution otherwise but if you have an Apple Watch like I do, the controls have shifted to that screen anyhow so my phone can continue to stay in pocket on commute. Back to the title, this product is the first in awhile I've seen come out of Apple and truly has exceeded my expectations. You can say they're just headphones but they play to all of Apples strengths and products like this remind me what makes me come back to Apple it's all the little thoughts. I own many other headphones and speakers that are Bluetooth and all of them now feel like a hassle to deal with. I find myself preferring to just use AirPods for everything. That's the feeling I love getting from Apple. I'd love to see the AirPods iCloud pairing expand to my Apple TV as well in the future, no wires means I can comfortably lay in bed with these on. My two cents, go give them a try.