• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth connection, tinny sound

    • Written by Adam W from San Jose

    I'm sure I'll get flamed here for saying something negative about an Apple product, but much as though I want to like these (the connection/pairing experience and iCloud sync across to my Mac and Apple Watch is so clever), the sound quality is...bleh. It's super tinny with very little meat to it without cranking the volume to the point that it almost hurts. I flipped back and forth with my old Bose Soundsports (sheesh do I hate that connecting cable) and while the sound on those is muddier, it's far less harsh and so easier to listen to for extended periods.

    I guess Apple wanted to "de-Beatsify' the sound by toning down the bass, and in the end the turned the treble knob to 11. My search for comfortable AirPod alternatives continues...

    27 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Phone Quality

    • Written by Michael K from Darien

    I like these as earphones for working out. They stay in ear well and audio quality is good. When it comes to phone calls, this is where the Beats fall woefully short. I get complaints that my call audio is poor, muffled, clicking and lots of background noise. Unacceptable for a $250 headset. Will likely return shortly

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality is less than stellar

    • Written by Keith W from Brooklyn

    I ordered these right away after hearing good reviews from early You Tubers. I wanted to use them mostly for gym purposes. I have the AirPods 2 and they sound ok for what they are. Unfortunately for actual gym use the AirPods don't stay snug in my ears so I basically use them for phone calls. When these Power Beats Pro were released I thought these would be the solution for my situation. However when I received them today paired them to my phone I was shocked how lack luster the sound quality is. I've been using the Bose Free Sound Sports for the gym and although they are not perfect the sound quality blows these Power Beats Pro out of the water. I was literally laughing at the sound of the Power Beats Pros after being used to the Bose. I don't know how others feel but for $272.00 I want some amazing sound quality with full range coming from them. These have that mid to high range sound with not too much low end or high end just a lot of emphasis on mid range. You can get that kind of sound quality from a pair of wireless earbuds on Amazon for like $30. I know, I know you won't get the "H1" chip with $30 earbuds, but they will have the same sound. So for me I'm not willing to fork over an extra $240 for the convenience of that chip for $30 sound quality. I also noticed that you can't help but hit the Beats logo when putting them in your ears which stops the music and kind of got annoying real quick. But to be fair maybe with time of use you would get used to placing them in your ears without pushing the button by accident. I really can't comment on battery life because I put these things right back in the box to return them. I'm sticking with the Bose.

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