• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need 2 Pairs of Beats Throughout the Day

    The BeatsX are a great pair of headphones, if you plan on not using them in the gym. These are great to use at work as the battery is great, the headphones are comfortable and the lightning cable charging is convenient. As for the gym, I noticed after a minute on the treadmill that the cords brush against my face and the sound of the wires hitting my face covered the sound of the music. The Powerbeats are great for the gym but not for all day wear, meaning I need to pony up $350 to wear Beats at work and the gym. Hey Beats, how about a bundle for both or release the PB4 as a combination of these two headphones. For now, it looks like I'll be using my JBL wireless headphones and returning the X and PB3.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, buggy, buggy. Nothing but irritating issues with these earphones

    Very disappointed in the BeatsX.
    The sound is mediocre at best.
    The power button is a pain to use and takes me multiple attempts to turn on or off. Very small and hard to press.
    The other day, I tried to pause playback and instead started hearing an advertisement while the music still played.
    And as I'm writing this review, my phone rang, it was announced in my earphones, but would not pick up when I pushed the button to answer the phone!
    I thought this new chip was supposed to make pairing and usage easier, but I'm having nothing but trouble using it with my iPhone and Macbook Pro.

    I think I need to return these.
    Disappointed as I was looking forward to these for so long.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but didn't last long

    I had very high hopes for the BeatsX. I'm a runner and have tried just about every other set of wireless earphones out there that are less than $200. Sound quality was excellent!! Bass was much better than I expected and the really fit in my ears good right out of the box. I had no need to swap the ear tips.

    However, they only lasted 10 days and then they died. I used them 6 times over the course of the 10 days, and I was very impressed, but now their dead and won't come on. Reset doesn't work either, so back to Apple I go to change them out for another pair. I'm disappointed, but hopefully I get a better pair that last longer this time.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Short Seconds of Happiness

    I purchased these, opened the box and was really excited. Tried them on and they were more than enough for my taste. Fit nicely in my ears, look great etc.. Im not going to comment on the sound because to me its fine; however, I cannot deal with the fact that every 3 seconds the connection cuts off. I did not pay 200$ to not be able to listen to a full 3 minute song.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting product, but not quite there yet

    W1 chip features and easy pairing REALLY made me want to like this product ... BUT, alas the bad outweighed the good. The mic doesn't function well outside, with a breeze easily interrupting function during phone calls. The earbuds themselves sealed the ear canal really well, but over long periods of use these became uncomfortable. Also, the length of the cords and location of the battery lend the design to move A LOT during exercise.

    I've used Bose products for years and would love to switch to Apple to gain additional easy of use, like those offered by the W1 chip. I think the form factor of this product needs to evolve.

    I returned my purchase after 1 week of use.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good.

    I'm surprised Apple allows this product to go out. It felt like I bunch of rubber bands fighting my face. The design is on the right track by having a wire around the top your neck with the volume and mic like traditional ear pods. The audio quality was acceptable, but I think normal ear pods sound better. I kept it for one day and returned. Way over-priced. Feels more like a product from a $10 lightning deal on Amazon.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the hype

    I really wanted to like these. I read the reviews, I watched the review videos. These headphones were going to solve my corded headphone woes. Sadly this was not the case. The sound was flat. The bass was decent for small headphones, but the headphones that came with the iPhone 6 sounded much better. So besides flat sounding music (the highs were not crisp), the neck cord transmits all the rustling of your clothes against the cord. The apple wired headphones do transmit some of the rustling, but no where as much and it isn't as pronounced as the Beats X. The packaging is really nice, he headphones feel well made, but the sound is just lacking and sound is the reason you buy headphones. These are $19 headphones in a $150 body.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So so

    Ok sound not great, not Apple like design overall. - Wingtips poorly designed - Do turn off when not in use (earbuds linked magnetically) idiotic flaw - Too rigid cable uncomfortable

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No sound on right

    For starters, there is no sound coming out on the right side. This is not OK. I also struggle using these on phone calls. It sounds very strange in my head when I can hear my own voice as it seemingly echoes in my head. Sounds around me are louder and exaggerated for example footsteps and closing doors, like in my office. Voices around me and other white noise is muffled and odd sounding which just feels weird

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Microphonics are an issue

    These earphones are comfortable and the sound quality is pretty good, but microphonics were an issue for me. I could hear the thud of my footsteps as I walked and the rustling of the cord as it brushed against my clothes. This makes for a less than ideal listening experience. Decided to return the product.

    33 of 58 people found this useful