Apple launched its new wireless AirPods along with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, let's take a closer look.

The new AirPods – which so far have been the butt of quite a few jokes – promise high-quality audio and a long battery life but can they deliver and what can they offer that other headphones can’t?

Well for one, the AirPods know when you’re listening and automatically play and pause your music accordingly. You can also access Siri – who has gotten more control over your iPhone with the launch of iOS 10 – with a simple double tap. Check out some of the other features below.

The new AirPods will be available in late October with prices starting from $159.