I just received a pair of Beats X as well as AirPods ... was really looking forward to the Beats X (I like isolation - living in Tokyo means lots of noise) but I have to say it's the AirPods that have really blown me away. Not so much the sound quality (although it's good, the lack of isolation is annoying) but it feels like I'm in the future when I wear them. Sounds dumb, but wow - being completely wireless is AWESOME. Sorry for the pointless rant, just thought I'd share. These things are awesome. If you're on the fence, go ahead and take the plunge. They're amazing.