Got them this morning. These aren't going to work for me. The lack of inline controls and noise isolation is too much for me. Sound isn't really the issue. Sound pretty much on par with EarPods IMO. My Sony's XB50BS's have much stronger bass. I really love the case and the freedom that no wire whatsoever provides. I'm glad I purchased them early and at least got to see for myself. X3's are due to arrive tomorrow at my place. I need the ear canal seal they provide. I believe they will sound better than the AirPods too. Regardless, if you can live with the lack of inline controls and noise isolation (some people prefer having ambient noise so they are aware of their surroundings) then I highly recommend the AirPods.