• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BeatsX Earphones are perfect but not for me

    For a sports headphone pairing with iPhone 7Plus was perfect, sound was perfect and customizable within the Music settings, fitting in ear and staying in ear perfect during workout didn't become numbing after long periods of wearing. I have been rocking the PowerBeats2 Wireless which numbs my ear after an extended period and would really like to move to the BeatsX. My only issue is that the BeatsX aren't long enough to stay around my neck which makes them reposition themselves when I turn my neck or running. If they were to come in 3 sizes, being the size they are now for smaller necks, a medium, a large and even an extra large they would really totally be the perfect sport earphone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved Them Before They Started Malfunctioning

    I bought these about 2 weeks ago. I absolutely loved them. Huge improvement over my old power beats which I had to replace because a wire started to poke out the earpiece. I never did think the power beats were very comfortable or fit very well and I thought the sound was pretty bad too. I was so happy with the Beats X because both the sound and comfort had been improved. The noise cancellation on the Beats X is amazing.. I can't hear anything around me when I'm using them. Unfortunately, my volume started to turn all the way down by itself and shortly after that songs were skipping back and forth. I tried to reset my headphones by holding the power button and the volume down button. I thought that had worked, then Siri started to come on my phone every 10 seconds or so. Tried to reset headphones again, now I can't turn them on. Will be returning these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tinny and completely lacking bass - no simultaneous device use

    Why on earth did I think this would be any better than any other pair of Beats headphones I've been so underwhelmed with. Needed a pair of lightweight daily headphones mainly for calls and occasional music and was seduced by the awesome pair experience these promised with the new Apple chip, but these are so disappointing for music. I've tried every pad and jammed them tight into my ears and I cannot achieve even the smallest amount of bass. Build quality is nice for sure, but the sound is no better than what you'd get a £2 junk shop. I hope to return these!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Purchased this with my new iPhone 7 and the package came with two packs of ear clips and no ear bud covers. What am I supposed to do with no ear bud covers to adjust to my ears? Anyway exchanged this for a another set of beats x headphones and now it doesn't sync with my phone. I've tried every possible way to troubleshoot with no success. I'll be returning these for my money back. This was a case of bad first and second impressions!

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the wait!

    These new Beats X were definitely worth waiting for, they sound great, are super comfortable, and reasonably priced. The depth of the sound through these tiny earphones is incredible. I also have the Solo 3 which are truly awesome, but the Beats X are nice to have when you don't want to walk around with the bigger style headphones on. If you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you need these! Very highly recommended.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I can hear my footsteps echoing

    Never understood the hype about beats - still don't after buying these. They're fine if you're sitting down, but I don't know how all these athletes in the commercials are working out with them because I hear every single step I take when I'm walking with them. Even with the smallest ear caps my ears get sore after awhile. I've had them less than a week and have I mentioned an ear cap has already popped off and gone missing?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Paid for convenience, got garbage!

    Where to begin? Power button is too small and too difficult to use. It takes me multiple attempts to turn this thing on or off. Pairing is a nightmare! It won't pair with my mac mini. When I tried to pause it the other day, a second audio stream started playing OVER my music. I had to re-pair these MULTIPLE times on my macbook pro. I was listening to music from my iPhone, phone rang, pressed button to answer. Nothing. Would not connect my call. Tried again. Nope. Pulled my phone out and spoke on the phone. These things do not work with phone calls. I've given up on trying to use the supplied case. Too small to fit these into. Audio is ok, but I've got a pair of $15 earphones that sound better than these! I'm returning these. A complete and utter waste of time and money! Sorry for the horrible review, but I am BEYOND frustrated right now trying to pair these and wasting time when I could be working right now!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Bass at all.

    Very disappointing as the bass is really low. Comparing them with the normal/standard earphones that come with the iPhone, this is very bad.
    At the first I though they could be faulty so I exchanged them, but the second ones still the same.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    After previously owning both Beats by Dre Tour earphones and Bose QC25 Acoustic noise cancelling earphones, I did not expect these to surpass the quality of the Bose earphones, but definitely be an improvement on the Tours...The result was as I said in the title, shocking. They quickly proved to be as good or better than the Bose earphones and not only were these buds unrecognisable from any previous beats product before them, not only in form factor and technology, but in their build quality, their balanced, rich and quality sound reproduction. They stay comfortably fixed in my ears at all times no matter what, especially with the provided wing tips, and sound isolation is amazing especially considering that's not even a SP. 100% Recommend any perspective buyer to go for it, you wont be disappointed, I never usually bother to write a review but I felt these deserved it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous headphones

    Convenient to wear, store and set up. Fit perfectly (in my ears at least) with lots of options to get the right fit... Most importantly though, they sound brilliant. Crisp, clear, bassy but not overdone. Classical music just as impressive as pop/indie etc. Highly recommended.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad that I had to give only 1 star

    I have been looking fwd to this little thing since it's announced.
    I purchased it on the very first day it's released.
    Then I am disappointed.
    I just want to share 1 thing.
    The sound is intermittent, this is definitely not something I could accept.
    I can't even listen to my song!
    I dunno if I was unlucky, but to me, Apple did an ugly job to deliver this to me.

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  • 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.

    10 of 12 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite earphones to date

    The BeatsX have to be my favorite headphones the company has released. I have owned many pairs throughout the years from the HeartBeats to the Tours and PowerBeats. Being a developer, these have been a blessing to me. The sound quality is great for music, and hosting conference calls has been great as well. The charge is extremely quick and can recharge if I need to when I run to lunch and be set for the rest of the day. Keep going Beats. You are doing great things.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First good value from Beats

    First Beat product I can say that has good quality and value. Very competitive pricing. Pros: Very high quality product. Very light. Love the Lightning charging port. Perfect length of cables to move your head around. Good sound quality. Cons: Not much. The power button could be a bit easier to press. Current firmware 6.7 does not show battery indicator beside the BT icon on my iPhone. My other BT headset shows a small battery bar.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleasantly Surprised

    In the past I have used top of the line, wired Shure earphones. I had accidentally sucked my Shure's up in the vacuum and was leaving on a business trip the next day- long flight to Asia and needed noise cancellation afforded with earbud type earphones. I bought these out of curiosity and I am very happy with them. They sound great VERY comfortable. I had also tried the LG platinum HBS1100s and those were garbage compared to these. BTW to me they sound best with EQ on iPhone turned off. Anyhow, well done- definitely an effort they should be proud of...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Just bought these babies today after finally getting the cash to purchase them and they're absolutely fabulous!! I was torn between the PowerBeats 3 and the BeatsX. Read many reviews and watched plenty of YouTube videos on each of them and also in comparison to one another and I went with the newest addition to the Beats family, the BeatsX. The new W1 chip makes battery life and Bluetooth paring seamless. They are perfect for my workouts and they're also perfect for just using them as an everyday earbud. The BeatsX come with 2 sets of wings to help secure them even more into ones ear, as well as an additional 3 other pairs of rubber caps.

    I was going to go with the PowerBeats 3 at first, but, on my journey of reviews and videos, I have come to learn that the PowerBeats 3 have many many issues and most people retune them over and over again, or just go with new Beats all together. BeatsX all the way!! 5/5 would recommend.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    These are great headphones, sound is top notch and easily stay in my ears/around my neck. Only drawback is the cord isn't adjustable so it tends to slap me in my face/cheeks a lot, which is why I gave 4/5 stars. Also the case the headphones are stored in could be a little bigger and zip! Overall, I would highly suggest these to anybody! Wireless headphones make life at the gym so much simpler!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Workout? While yes go ahead!!!

    Look first off, like Cnet stated, these are sweatproof even though Apple doesn't spell that out in it's features. I owned Powerbeats2 (Bluetooth) and replaced them countless times! These are the best earbuds I've ever owned! I have used them for 2 straight weeks for a total of 9 1-hour elliptical sessions! Make sure you wear them around the back of your neck as advertised! You're welcome!!!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Recommended for Northerners

    My fully charged BeatsX earphones quit working about 5 minutes into my walk this morning. It was 10 degrees F. Apparently the battery cannot take the cold. That's a bummer for those of use who live in New England, because they cannot be used during outdoor activities in the winter.

    Otherwise the only real problem with them is some cable noise ("microphonics"). I guess that's one advantage of the Apple AirPods.

    Overall, they deliver as promised. They don't sound as good or as accurate as my trusty Sony MDR 7506 ($90) but they are more convenient.

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