• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    THEY DONT sound good enough for $200

    I bought the iphone 7plus in November 2016 and, like many others, I'm scrambling to find a quality set of Bluetooth headphones that have features for my phone. I WANTED to love these headphones. The design is slick. The fit is great. The battery life and fast charge fantastic. The lightening charger makes me even happier. BUT BUT BUT. These are headphones....they have to SOUND good. For all the apple friendly specs I just cant convince myself to keep them. The sound is sooooo sooo subpar. The bass is uneven and flat. I have a pair of $29 sony earbuds that provide better enveloping bass with crisp trebles. I tested them over and over again playing the same songs, switching between my earbuds and the beatsx, and i just cant convince my ears and my brain into keeping them anymore. For something that's 10 times the price of a regular set of earbuds the sound quality should be comparable if not better. THESE ARE NOT. The fact that they aren't sweatproof either makes me worry they will be dead within a few months of taking them to the gym.

    Overall - wait for the next gen. Apple even if these were $30 more and that was all it took to make the sound actually good...DO IT. Consumers - Dont buy these unless you dont actually care what your headphones sound like (which is crazy) but honestly.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you live in Canada

    They're good earphones. Sound is good. Fit is good. Great for indoor use around the house or at the gym. However, if you're outside for long in the Canadian winter, they will constantly disconnect from your device. In -7 weather, they start dropping after 10 minutes and then have to be resync'd again every 5 minutes or so. Very annoying.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats X Need Improvement

    They have great sound and are comfortable but do need improvement. I purchased these headsets but when talking through the headset the person on the other end keeps telling me they can't hear me. Can't seem to switch from my iphone to ipad to ipod. This needs to be fixed or at least tell me where I can find how to do this. The Bose wireless are great, they switch from one device to another seamlessly, can always be heard when taking a call. I love the voice that tells me what I am connected to, when to charge, etc. Apple should design a headset more like the above.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with my first pair of Beats

    These are my first pair of Beats earphones/headphones and I am very happy with them. I traditionally used wired earphones – mostly Etymotic (4P/HF3) and Sure (525/535). I was skeptical about Bluetooth until owning a few full size Bluetooth headphones (currently using Sennheiser Momentum and previously Parrot Zik). I was also concerned with sound quality, comfort, style, and compactness. The Beats X have performed well against all my concerns but are not perfect.

    More battery life would be nice but 8 hours is great and they charge fast. I normally get 20+ hours with my full size headphones so my comparison is with larger/bulkier headphones. I think the Beats X automatically turn off which helps save the battery. I must get used to that and be ready to turn them on for phone calls.

    Turning on the Beats X takes some getting used to. The on/off button is on the edge of one of the bulges on the neck band and it feels unnatural since I want to hold the section flat. Doing this while wearing it just complicates it more. There is a nice audible chime indicating on/off but it seems delayed – the manual indicates holding the on/off for 1 sec so it’s not just a tap a go. This is great to avoid accidental on/offs but as I mentioned it’s not the flat part and not a natural feeling.

    My recommendation to anyone concerned about fit and comfort is to get foam earphone replacement tips. Foam is more comfortable but less durable than the plastic flanges that come with the Beats X. Foam is also better for sound isolation. I do not yet have a good recommendation for a brand – the first set I ordered disintegrate quickly. The foam for Shure (made by Shure) are great but do fit Beats.

    Also for improved comfort, I also wear the Beats X backwards. For my ears, this is much more comfortable given the short nozzles of the Beats and the somewhat bulky housing. I wish they were designed with a straight nozzle instead of angled (more like Etymotic which are the most comfortable in-ear earphones I’ve ever owned when used with foam). I prefer a deep in-ear insertion. With the current design and when used per the design, the Beats feel like they will fall out.

    Emphasizing this, using good foam replacements and with a deep in ear insertion, you will have more comfort, better sound isolation and better overall sound quality.

    I’d buy them again with no hesitation. But I look forward to beats X 2.0.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! Great job Apple!

    I'll be honest, I was a little skeptical when I bought these, but when I changed the eartip to my size and added the wings and tried them out for the first time, I fell in love! The bass on these are amazingly well for their size, and I love how fast they connect to my iPhone! I definitely recommend these to anyone in the market for new earphones!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless earphones

    Out of the countless earphones I've owned, these beatsX are by far the best in sound and overall quality

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Some of the best

    These bluetooth earbuds are great! They do everything nicely, there are a few things I wish they supported like being able to pair them to two devices at the same time. My old LG HBS-730 bluetooth headset did that, I found it odd that these didn't, the beatsX are really comfortable and I can wear them all day long. I also thought I liked having the battery indicator in the notification bar for the bluetooth headset like with my LG's but I see for the beats the battery life is indicated after swiping up from the bottom and then selecting your beatsX. None of those were deal breakers for me and I thoroughly enjoy this headset.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even works with profound hearing loss

    I have profound hearing loss (worse than severe) and can hear these loud and clear at 3/4 volume on an iPhone 7. I am very pleasantly surprised.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible quality

    i was soooooo excited to get these headphones. I noticed that no one on the commercials or advertisements have on a collared shirt or hoodie because they make so much noise. if they brush up against your shirt you hear it. People are saying that i sound muffled or far away. i'm sending these back immediately. I could've just bought some 20.00 earbuds.10 more bucks and i couldve got airpods. ridiculous.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This really should be a 4.5 rating

    I couldn't rate these at a full 5 stars, only, because the call quality is a bit less than that of earpods. THE KILLER FEATURE is the bluetooth range and penetration. I lock my phone in a gym locker and keep hearing music on the other side of the gym. I'm guessing its 150+ feet away going through a walls and all the gym equipment and everyone else's cell phone and bluetooth ear phones. Sound and ease of pairing are also just as good as many already stated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed within 2 weeks

    Sound quality good for Bluetooth - plenty of bass... and well balanced Mids and trebles.
    Cable noise very noticeable when running. But ok when just walking around.
    Unfortunately mine failed within 2 weeks.
    Would not turn off initially. Then would not charge.
    After reset - (guided from Apple support) - would not turn on or charge.

    Flickering power light would suggest electrical fault

    Very poor build quality for the very light use they had - which was around 5 hours in total. And only 1 x 45 minute indoor run.

    I would expect better for £129!

    Bose soundsport wireless here I come!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just perfect!

    Ever since purchasing the iPhone 7 Plus, I have been looking for a set of bluetooth ear buds that sit comfortably in my ears and these bad boys are just perfect. They're easy to use and I love the fact they stick together when they're dangling around your neck so you can't lose them easily. The price is decent as well.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds, solution for undersized carrying case

    The good: Performance and controls exactly the same as urBeats wired earbuds in both sound quality and ambient noise levels, W1 chip provides quick and seamless Bluetooth connections as advertised.

    The bad: Carrying case too small and cumbersome to use. Purchased via Amazon.com a small zippered pocket change purse, about 3"x 5", problem solved!

    4.5 out of 5 stars because of carrying case

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless ear phones on the market!

    Pairing is the easiest of any wireless earphones out there. Apples W1 chip is the bees knees. As soon as you turn these on your phone picks it up in a few seconds. No need to even go into any settings. Sound is well balanced with good base that's not over powering.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome little earphones

    just got a pair of black ones. very well made. they charged fully very fast. the earbuds that came on them fit perfectly. so far i have to say they sound great! i haven't listened to anything yet with heavy bass, but i'm sure they will be good. extremely comfortable. i think i can wear these for a long time without them bothering my ears which is not true with a lot of in ear headphones. i'm very happy!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, but need a little tweaking.

    Ear adapters
    Connectivity(but also a negative)

    Random music playing
    End call/play pause button

    I really enjoy these headphones. I own the Plantronic Backbeat Go and I enjoy those as well for different reasons. I would not recommend these headphones for jogging or outdoor activities(for safety reasons). These headphones block a lot of noise and you should be able to hear somewhat what is going on around you. For this reason I enjoy the Plantronic. These headphones are great for studying, airplanes, or in the gym. I started a call today and then connected the headphones, then out of nowhere music started playing and would not stop until the phone was reset(iPhone 7). The play/pause/end call button sometimes takes a firmer press for some reason. The Plantronic are updatable, I do not know if these are. I mountain bike and this is why I compare these to the Plantronic. I am not a brand junkie but functionality and sound and these sound really well. These headphones need some minor tweaking, but they are awesome sounding and work great.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's only ok

    I expected BeatsX to impress me with good sound quality and exceptional battery life. The output doesn't sound stereo like. I have a 6+ and tried switching out the equalizer trying to find the best sound but to no avail; I still haven't found the best sound output for these earbuds. I also switched out the earbud pads that came with it maybe that'll help but it didn't.

    The flexible neck band is very nice for workouts and running so that's a plus. The battery claim of up to 8 hours is hit or miss. I use it all day at work for a good 10-12 hours and I'm yet to see it go past 6 hours. The Fast Fuel does help after charging it for 5-10 mins, it'll give you at least 2 hours or less, so that's accurate. There's a problem with overnight charging though. After charging it overnight, I noticed a "trickle" discharge even if the earbuds are turned off. I noticed this a few times after turning it on, it displays either 98% or 97% on the battery meter. This is somewhat accurate but I can't say for sure because of my experience of less than the advertised battery life of up to 8 hours. Overall, it's decent enough to get 3 stars from me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Sound Possible!!!!

    In the beginning I though these headphones would unestimate me. I was wrong I soon as I started to play a song I instantly when in shock such an awe that I was really impressed and these headphones where extremly easy to pair with your iPhone 7. Thanks to this amazing W1 Apple chip it is just and amazing product from beats. I love this headphones and I recomend this headphones 100%

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab BeatsX

    Brought these after having a different set of wireless headphones that were too heavy and wouldn't stay in my ears. These are fantastic, easy to set up, easy to use, battery lasts forever and super quick recharging.

    My only complaint would be with the carry case. It's ridiculous, the headphones don't fit in nicely and there is nowhere to store the cable. For the price I would have expected something way better.

    Would I still recommend them definitely

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best headphones I've ever had!

    I've had many different headsets over the years, some better than others for my use case. I walk for 2 hours per day as my main form of exercise. At my age I can't read books without falling asleep after 20 minutes so I multitask (yes it's possible as I'm combining a largely subconscious activity with a largely conscious one) and it's hard to fall asleep while waking. I have "read" more audiobooks in the past 5 years than I have read paper books in the previous 60 years. So I was after a headset with a decent battery life, good acoustic qualities, effective noice cancellation, wireless operation and ear comfort. The BeatsX is the best combo so far that I have found. The only suggestion I have for potential users is to consider changing out the ear tips for a good pair of Comply tips which work better for me by improving the ear comfort and passive noise cancellation.