I had a set of the original Airpods until quite recently. I’d had to swap both Earbuds for replacements (Apple replaced one for free as the battery was poor, and I paid to replace the other)
I recently bought v2 of the standard Airpods as I lost the charging case for the first set somewhere on the way to work. The v2 impressed me no end with the speed of pairing and moving between devices, even after switching off the automatic pairing.
But a couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity (Due to my daughter buying an ipad for university) to pick up a set of Airpods Pro for £90. I’d always shied away from full price Airpods Pro due to failing in the past to get along with the in ear component on other sets from other manufacturers, but for £90 I was willing to have a go. I have to say that I’m very impressed.
The switching is even faster than the Airpods v2 and the sound is so much better. Spacial audio is worthwhile and the battery life is better than I expected.
Cons are that I wish there was still the double tap to start/stop rather than the squeeze, and the fit in my ear is far better on the right than on the left, but I may Viticci them at some point.
I’m still not sure I’d pay full price for them on the expectation that like the standard airpods, they’ll only last a couple of years, but I’m enjoying my cut price deal.