I don't think they were lie'in when they said better bass. I think the bass is good for TW. Bass definately seems an improvement over the WFXM3 which I thought wasn't well controlled and got a bit flabby in response. I will have to test out the ANC in more extreme noisy spots to figure out how well it performs, but so far it work, that's all I can say. Being Apple they had to provide a cable with a connector that doesn't plug into a typical charger?! That really pissed me off! It's like they want me to buy an adapter, and I now believe they do this crap on purpose because in other areas you can tell they are thinking about customer experience. Thankfully I had a wireless charger on me. In regards to Apple customer experience I am impressed in how they package the products and how easy it is to unwrap the products. They put a tab so that you can easily tear the plastic packing. Nice touch. I do like that finally they decided to add some seal to the airpods, which improves the low-end significantly. I have no issue with fit and doesn't feel bulky or anything like the WFXM3 which has most weight being suspended, whereas the airpods have narrow area that suspends and most of the bulk of the weight is cupped on the concha. I am using and Android device with the airpods and I got to say the signal quality is quite good with AAC. I had no signal disconnects with these. Also, AAC bitrate isn't difficult to keep the signal stable I believe. Streaming Tidal through USB Audio Player Pro (awsome app!). So far, I'm quite fond of these.