I wouldn't like to inventory my drawer of used, partially-working earbuds I've tried over the years. It's my drawer of shame, a tangled mass of electronic waste.
When AirPods shipped it all changed. One pair has lasted more than two years. I wear them biking, running, in the shower, walking and talking on the phone (I always walk when on the phone). Never had one fall out except when changing t-shirts or wrestling kids or dogs.
But I need a backup pair and I perceive the battery life in my old AirPods isn't what it used to be. I have to use just one when talking on the phone while the other charges.
Enter these new Beats. Apparently, slightly better sound for music? Better base? Over-the-ear thingies to keep them from falling out? Sealing out ambient noise (that sounds hazardous while running & biking).
Can't decide. Anyone else paralyzed by this first-world dilemma?