Apple AirPods Pro 2 fixes the biggest fault of the originals

I've always loved Apple's AirPods, ever since its first release back in 2017 

but I've never had to book a Genius appointment at an Apple Store 

until I bought the AirPods Pro (2019) in 2021, due to the crackling issue. 

This was a common issue as it turned out – Apple has its own support document(opens in new tab) all about it 

where one or both earbuds start to crackle, and there's no way to fix it on your own. 

I've had to replace mine every year since, so I'm up to my third pair of AirPods Pro since July 2020 

while it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it's irritating that it happens at all.