I finally pulled the trigger on some AirPods (the Pro model - the noise cancelling was a lot of why I wanted it, for when I mow the lawn or am at the gym and don’t want to hear the dumb music they are blasting over the speaker system) and it was probably the best investment I made in 2020 with the stimulus funds. The sound quality is excellent, I’d say the reliability is something approaching 95% in terms of “take it out, put them in, they are auto connected and working” with only occasionally do I have to maybe put them back in the charger and try again (it happens - I only mention it to set expectations, they aren’t flawless or anything, but far, FAR better in this regard than any other bluetooth device I’ve ever used). Anyway, I’m not quite an audiophile like my Dad and brother are (I’m more a visual/graphics guy) but I think they sound freaking awesome, compared to my previous ($20-30) blue tooth and wired options I’ve used in the past, and compared even to the Beats my daughter was using for a few years (until the third pair she had fell apart and she gave up and now has her own airpods).
Super worth the money, I use mine daily between music, podcasts, watching streaming TV on my phone, and again, the noise cancelling is incredible.
There are (I believe but cannot recall) some cheaper options with the same features but these just work and work almost perfectly and immediately. Some of the reviews I watched for these before I bought them brought up alternatives in almost every review, so if you are interested maybe check some of those reviews out.