• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Talk time far less than advertised

    I use them exclusively for calls. Sound quality and fit are great. However, I get a maximum of 4 hours of talk and standby time combined. Although the recharge time is as fast as advertised, I do have to make sure that I charge them between conference calls to avoid them shutting down unexpectedly. This is my second pair after i replaced the first one thinking that it was defective. Both of them though exhibit the same battery characteristics.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be better if they honored $30 gift card

    I LOVE how easy it is to connect via Bluetooth to my iPhone, iPad and Macs and how reliable the connection is. I finally have a Bluetooth device that actually works well! As people are saying, the sound quality is pretty good but not great. They are really comfortable and have decent battery life.

    The one thing really irks me is that it comes with a $30 gift card (making the price a lot more reasonable), but I've been trying for *over a week* to get onto the Beats registration website but every time I get a message that they're having technical issues. I've seen messages on Reddit from two MONTHS ago saying they're having issues. Sounds like they just don't want to honor the gift card, which is just plain slimy and not what I'd expect from Apple.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until they break...

    I bought these as soon as they were released as I wanted some neat wireless earbuds (and didn't want to go for the AirPods). They worked great with very good sound quailty and noise isolation.

    Unfortunately, it has only taken a month for them to break. It's absolutely gutting when you spend a great amount of money on some big brand earbuds and they only go and break. The noise in the right ear suddenly vanished and is broken at the bud end of the wire. I really thought these would last me at least a year but apparently not. I have not been tugging around the cord or doing anything rough with them, only regular day-to-day use. I have also been storing them in the carrying case which is recommended by Beats.

    Now I will have to go back to the Apple store and send these off to be replaced which will take a couple of weeks (this has happened to me before with the Solo2 Wireless).

    It's a great shame that a company so large can't even make earbuds that last more than a month or two.

    I would have recommended the BeatsX but I can't say can now.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent beats x

    Recently purchased beats x and I am very pleased with the sound quality. Pairing to my iPhone is a breeze and 8 hrs battery life is easily achieved.I found the earbuds extremely comfortable and was able to wear them for several hours without any discomfort. My only criticism and hence the reduction of one star is the travel pouch which is of very poor quality, it is a dust magnet and the ear phones don't fit completely into the pouch.Anyone spending £130 on earphones should expect a much better case than this which is completely unfit for purpose

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really impressed!

    This is my first beats product and they haven't disappointed. Priced well. The connectivity is great, with all my devices. The sound is very balenanced and full for all types of music. I find myself wearing these all day even when I'm not using them, because they are so comfortable. I like the around the neck style, I don't feel like i will lose them.

    Great product

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic earphones

    I've had my BeatsX earphones for about a week now and I'm sold, they are a truely excellent product. Excellent sounds quality and comfortable fit for long periods of time, add to that the great battery life and light weight design, making these an absolutely excellent product. I love the having the cable and the fact that the earphones have magnets to join them together around your neck when not in use, not something I initially though I would use but has been an excellent feature. 10/10

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    Very very surprised by sound quality. Have had other Beats, and the bass drowned out the music. They stayed in my ear during running. They charge really quick. I think if I had a complain, I would just be being spoiled or petty. They works perfect for me.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatible, fit great, sounds great.

    I really like the idea that they loop around your neck. That was the one reason I wasn't too keen on the wireless headphones. When I put these on, they fit just right. I have a terrible time with ear buds, but these are perfect. Works with my iPods, iPad, and iPhone. just great.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid functionality, okay sound quality

    Solid build quality, stupid easy device switching with built-in W1 chip, Lightning port for charging, and Fast Fuel which gives you 2 hours of playback with 5 minutes of charging. The plastic enclosures on the either ends of the neckband part does bounce around a fair bit when you're running (especially the left, because of the weight of the in-line remote) but it's not that much of a problem, and the noise that comes through the cables are tolerable. Sound quality is okay. It's not as bass-heavy as other Beats products, but the treble can get uncomfortably high especially at high volumes. Another nice bonus is that you get a 3 month Apple Music subscription for free (as of the writing of this review). If Apple Music isn't your thing, you can always choose to add the subscription as iTunes credit which will net you about $30. The code also works for non-US iTunes Stores as long as they're in one of the promotion participating countries.

    If you're already pretty invested into Apple's ecosystem (as in own at least two Apple products) go ahead and buy these. If not, try looking into other options first before pulling the trigger. You will be getting a lot less out of these earphones if you only own one Apple device.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life problem

    The earphones is charged to the full and leave switch off for a day,and on the 2nd day when i switch on and connect to my iphone 6s plus it showing 80%.Decided to send it for replacement.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 30 days

    Worked ok for a while but then suddenly stopped working after 30 days. Complete garbage. Now I can't even get a refund. Last pair of beats I'll ever buy.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fair to middling

    Was really wanting to get blown off my feet with these, but honestly no better than my jaybird 2.
    Being slightly hard of hearing the volume a tad on the low side for me, sound quality can't really fault.
    My biggest gripe is the connectivity, sometimes power on and instantaneous music, other have to dig the phone out to connect, tried resetting but still very hit and miss.
    Control layout also poor, the weeist on/off button ever and moving to the next track, seem to end up talking to Siri quite a lot, which has now got used to the command" play music".
    Fast charge is superb though, all in all if the jaybird 2 had fast charge also would win hands down.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones!

    These are some of the best headphones I've owned. The sound is very well isolated. The quality of the audio is above average, with some decent bass and mids. Overall, for the price point, I don't think you could do better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst Apple product ever

    I was so happy to get these - but ended ups a my first returned Apple product. In general, sound quality was far inferior to my regular Beats (same style ear buds). It sounds like the music is playing from an adjacent room. Sound volume drops arbitrary. During phone calls, occurring many times, the sound will become garbled, pix-elated on both sides. As somebody pointed out, the best experience was the easy return of BeatsX.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Just works. Magnets are a great feature. Battery charge fast, comfortable. Secure in ear even without the wingtips.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Disappointment

    I waited for these and thought I was lucky enough to get them the day they finally came out. Returned them after the two week period and the Apple Store didn't blink an eye. I was the third beats x return that morning. The Bluetooth connectivity was horrible. I never made it through a phone call with it getting dropped. Running with them was even worse. The weight of the wire would pull the buds out of my ears and all I could hear was the thumping of the wire against my shoulders with every stride. I figured I was stuck with them but the Apple Store manager was super understanding. The ease of returning them was the only good part of owning them.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked at the poor sound quality!

    I was really shocked at how bad the sound quality is, really tinny sound, probably the worst sounding headphones I have tried for many years.
    I would not advise purchasing this, I regret it.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wierless Headphones

    have not had a single problem with these they sync beautifully to my iPhone and iPad and have no delay with video like i have had with all wireless headphones in the past. the design is amazing i forget i have them around my neck at times. if you are looking for low profile wireless headphones these are the best

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earphones, Horrible Case

    I have had the BeatsX for over a week now, and love the sound and ergonomics of these earphones more than any I have owned previously. For this I would give them five stars.

    The case for holding them is much worse than the reviews I read before purchasing them. After using the case for the first time, I ended up with a few nasty kinks in the earbud cables which were dealt with only after a lot of massaging of the cables. Whoever designed this case should never be allowed to design anything ever again. I have since resurrected a Palm Pilot pouch (which includes the stylish Palm logo) to carry my BeatsX around with me...

    So, if you can accept the fact that you will have to replace the provided case with one of your own, I highly recommend these earphones.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I regret the purchase

    Unfortunately I regret this purchase. I waited for ages to purchase this....now it's over 3 weeks I have the item and I cannot return it anymore! Otherwise I'd happy to go back to the basic Apple earphones. First of all quality is not really amazing.....the earphones are not very comfortable and the battery lasts just few hours....it's not good to make calls so bottomline for £130 you can buy more valuable earphones. I would not invest money in this.

    1 of 8 people found this useful