AirPods are a status thing, but they are actually awesome. I don’t really care about having the latest stuff, but my husband bought me my own AirPods last Christmas or the year before because I was always using his. I love putting them on and having my cocoon of quiet. I can also put them in to watch or listen to our tv or a tablet and be in the room with my kids and either hear everything that’s going on, or not hear it all if I want. I use them gardening all summer, and it’s really helpful not to have to pick up my phone and answer a call or text, I can just hear it in my ear and respond with mud dripping down my hands. I have put them in with very quiet white noise and had the best sleep. He has had problems with his once or twice, and apple replaced them. I’m sorry if I sound like an asshole, but my AirPods are one of my favorite things that I use daily.