Get 'em while they are hot!
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They probably won't be priced that way for long, so get them while you can. When I bought mine, you could get any color from Amazon for $119, now you can only get the blue headphones at that price (Note: That time has passed, so hopefully, they will price them at $119 again at some point).
Are they worth it?
Why do I like them?
After that, they show up in the control center with all of my Airplay devices (if I am home):
The fun doesn't stop there!
Don't they work with the watch?
What about the design?
The pouch that is included is awful because it does not close and it is made of a lint loving rubbery material, but they include several ear-tips and wings to make sure they fit almost anyone. The AirPods are more of a hit or miss prospect since you can't change the tips.
How is the performance?
That being said, they block out a lot of external sound, which actually helps bass and sound quality when you aren't in a completely quiet room. I know Beats headphones are known for heavy bass and I did not get that impression from these headphones. I typically lean for headphones that emphasize accurate bass and I did not find the sound of these off putting in that area. They don't really compete with my full sized headphones or even my Etynomic ER-4P in-ear monitors for accuracy, but I can listen to them comfortably without feeling like I am ruining the music. That being said, if you are an audiophile, I would recommend sticking with headphones/buds that have a cable. Right now, Bluetooth is still lossy, so even with the best Bluetooth headphones, you have compression involved that is not involved with wired headphones.
Convenience is key!
In other words, for certain applications, I can put my audiophile concerns aside for convenience. I should mention that I listen to a lot of podcasts, so hearing John Siracusa's voice in less than perfect accuracy isn't really a problem. The battery lasts 8 hours and you can plug them in for 5 minutes to get two more hours of use out of them. Since they use the lightning connector, that they also use for the iPhone/iPad, I can take one charger along for my phone and use that same cable to plug these in. Very, very nice!
Yes, the sound quality is of average quality, so they aren't for audiophiles unless they can live with that trade off for convenience. For me, I will mainly stick with wired solutions when I am sitting around the house and listening to headphones, but when I am doing chores or activities, these are ideal. Knowing what I know now, I would probably spend the entire $149 for them, but I like having music and podcasts entertaining me a lot of the time when I am working outside and these are pretty awesome for that purpose.