I prefer the AirPods for its sheer coolness factor, but lately I’m more often using the LG Tone 750 headset.
Why? Because I almost exclusively listen to podcasts, with Overcast, and the LG Tone is a neckband headset. It’s got a horseshoe-shaped plastic component that sits around the back of my neck and rests where the neck meets the shoulders. Here’s a photo.
And that neckband component has remote controls on it which I can use to skip ahead 10 seconds, skip back 10 seconds, pause/play, and activate Siri.
I’ve only figured out a way to do two of those things with the AirPods. If I want to do the third and fourth thing, I need to haul out my iPhone (inconvenient) or use my Apple Watch (tricky when walking – and unreliable).
I guess I can do a tap on the left to go forward, tap on the right to go back, take out an AirPod to pause and I dunno haul out the phone for Siri?
I tried using Siri Shortcuts, but skipping ahead a minute or two in 10-second increments is a chore.
Anybody found a solution that lets you control podcasts with the AirPods without resorting to the phone or Watch?