I've never liked Siri but AirPods are amazing. They're probably in my ears 14 hours a week as I run, bike and talk on the phone.
Trouble is, I'm tired of stopping to fumble with my phone to switch apps, rate songs, replay them, read texts, answer the phone, etc.
You can do Siri with AirPods 1 by configuring one of them to launch Siri when double tapping. Problem is, I have the right one configured to pause/play and the left to skip. I don't want to give up either of those, handy as Siri could be.
But with AirPods 2 I can just "hey Siri" while running to listen to a text I just got from Toni and respond. I can switch to Apple's Podcasts app if I pronounce the s at the end forcefully so Siri understands.
Problem: I use YouTube Music and Siri talks to me like Hal when I ask her to do anything with it: