I bought the AAWireless adaptor in April 2022 for my 2017 VW, and have been using it ever since.
It has worked perfectly from the word go, and I can't recommend it highly enough. It simply plugs into the USB port in your car where you normally plug in the wire for your phone, and then you setup the app on your phone (one time only) and then your phone connects automatically to your car's Android Auto facility without you having to do anything. On my car its incredibly quick, because I think as soon as I unlock the doors, the device powers up (the USB port must go live at unlock time). By the time I've got in, put on my seatbelt and driven off, its usually available on the car's screen. In my car, the adaptor hides in the wee cubby with the door shut to cover it and you can forget its even in there doing its thing.
The one small snag is that you then need another place to plug in your phone for power, as on a longer journey your power will drain. But for me that was actually a plus point, as the USB port in my car only charged my phone slowly, but now I have a 12v adaptor for it that charges it quicker. Recommended.
I was a late arrival to wireless bluetooth headphones, my first ones being the Oneplus wireless bullets, but I was intrigued to try these. The reason I was reluctant to go wireless originally, was because it became yet another thing to remember to charge up.
I bought the Pixel Buds A Series shortly after they came out (I got them as a deal with a Pixel 6 phone) and they immediately lent themselves to a particular use-case - housework! Because they have no cable to get in the way, you can dive around doing things around the house without them ever getting in the way - except that is when they occasionally fall out... These rarely leave the house, except when I am doing gardening or washing the car, due to the fact they let all external sounds into your ears. So if you're near traffic they're hopeless. They're also hopeless to use in a noisy office situation. I'm very happy with them, but you need to know what they do and don't do. Battery life seemed fine and my top tip is if you're wearing them, put the case in your pocket always!
A year later, I bought the Pixel Buds Pro in the sale. I wanted to try to use the noise cancelling feature in the office, as I was finding the background noise distracting after 2 years working from home during the pandemic.
The noise cancelling feature is amazing, and combines with the fact that these are a snug fit and shut out all external sound - quite different to the A series. They're also more comfortable and never fall out.
I tried a video call in the office with background noise, but others on the call complained that there was too much background noise coming through the microphones (using Google Meet with background noise filter enabled), so I had to give up with that use-case unfortunately. They do work well on a video call with low background noise however.
So in short, both are highly recommended, but they're good at different things.
I have been into the latest gadgetry and technology since a young age and enjoy trying out the latest tech.