I had my heart set on either of the two new earbuds from Apple. However I saw that the Jaybird Freedoms were on sale for $150 so I decided to give them a try. Holy crap they are awesome! Sound quality blows away my old set of Beats Solo2's. They are super comfortable, especially if you use the clips to shorten the cord and wear them over the ear. Plus you can pair them with 2 devices at the same time. The whole reason I wanted the airpods was because I got tired of re-pairing my headphones every time I switched from my iPad to my iPhone. The Freedoms will pair with both simultaneously and the transition is seamless. I'll be keeping these. No airpods for me.