I love to be outside and active, and I'm a tiny bit obsessed with finding the best piece of gear for a given need. :)
Overpriced, better alternatives.
I wanted to love the Apple magic of these - but they're just not up to the competition. They sound like the cheaper Anker buds ($25), but are priced like the much better Sony wf-1000xm3's. Add in that you're a walking model for Apple anytime they're in (only white, weird shape), and in a world where truly wireless headphones have been a thing for 5 years, it's hard to recommend these to anyone. Word is the new Airpods Pro's fix a lot of these issues, but I haven't gotten my hands on them yet.