I've had my AirPods since just before Christmas last year. I've used them every day with no problem. Then today they kept cutting out. I tried everything I could to resolve the problem, including multiple iPhone resets. Eventually, they just refused to produce sound at all, even though the iPhone claimed they were doing so. I strongly suspected popping them in their case would resolve the problem, but I never carry it with me. When I got home, I put them in their case for about two seconds and they returned to full functionality. Lesson learned -- I'll carry the case with me now.