• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    At first, I loved them. They connect so fast to your phone and the range is amazing. So good I would forget where my phone was because I could walk so far away from it. They stopped working one month after I had them. I've had them replaced 3 times since Feb 2017. I don't recommend them for people that train hard. They don't stay in my ear well and I'm pretty sure my sweat is why they stopped working all 3 times. My boyfriend has had his replaced 3 times since Feb 2017 as well. The battery doesn't last as long as advertised and his stopped charging completely. Don't waste your time or money on these if you train hard and plan on using them daily.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Hoped

    I bought these because I just upgraded to the iPhone 7 and use my iPhone nearly all day for conference calls, meaning it needs to be charging for most of the day, so the included earbuds are useless. I also use my computer for a fair number of web-conferences on my Macbook Pro during the day, so sharing one headset with that would be convenient. I also needed reliable gym headphones. These seemed like they would fit all purposes, and they did -- better than expected.

    The Good Stuff:
    *Setup is a piece of cake.
    *Switching between the iPhone and the Mac is very fast and painless. Fast enough that you can do it in time to answer an inbound call.
    *They are very comfortable, and once you pick the right eartips and wingtips, you can leave them in pretty much all day.
    *If you want noise cancellation, these aren't that, but the tight seal of the eartips does keep most of the outside world out.
    *The fast charge is nice. I've used it more than once.
    *'Hey Siri' works great.

    Less Good Stuff: Note that I gave 5 stars while you read these -- they are minor
    *You need to take the time to try all the different eartips. For the first 2 days I was convinced I would return these because they sounded tinny with no bass. It was simply because I didn't have a good seal because I was using the wrong tips. Once I got the right ones, these sound better than my old Bose in-ears. Spend an hour or two with each pair, and don't be shy about seating them all the way into your ears.
    *They really aren't great at the gym. The weight of the collar piece is great when you are standing, running, or face-down, but if you lie on your back like you would on a bench, the weight will pull even the tightest seal out of your ears after a few reps. I also found myself worrying about the amount of sweat getting around the mic and charging port. Stick to the earbuds for the gym since you can't charge there anyway.
    *For those used to the standard earbuds, it takes a few days to get used to the controls being on the left instead of the right. I don't know why they had to make these different.
    *The downside of the passive noise cancellation from the eartip seal is twofold: 1) when talking, you can only hear your own voice from inside your head -- so you always sound to yourself like you have an ear infection, and it's tricky to tell if you are speaking too loudly or too softly, and 2) you cannot hear other vehicles or your environment when driving. I find myself removing the non-mic earpiece when driving for safety.
    *The mic is even worse in the wind than the wired earbuds with even a mild breeze creating noise, and some reported that the noise gate was a bit pronounced, clipping the first bit of sound each time I started speaking.

    So, despite all the knocks, these are a 5-star if you take the time to get the eartips right.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just get AirPods

    The only benefit of these over the AirPods is that you look a tiny bit less dumb wearing them, and it's not even that big of a difference the way the wire on these curls around your ear. The feel of the cord on the back of my neck is pretty annoying too. I find myself taking them off before I'm done listening to stuff because they're so annoying to wear. The rubber material is a bit clingy and they're constantly in just the wrong position. The sound quality is slightly better than my previous $30 pair of Bluetooth headphones, but I wouldn't say that adds any value, since those have lasted me a few years and still show no sign of age, and these ones lasted a couple months before stopping working. When I plug them in, the light blinks red, and when I take them off, they do nothing. They were literally fine one moment, I plugged them in because I was going to bed, and in the morning they didn't work. Judging by reviews and stuff, I'd say the most you can expect to get out of these is 2-3 months if you're really lucky.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool head phones

    I love these. My partner does not. He thinks they sound bad. I disagree.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery doesn't charge anymore, just a month from I bought

    Just a few weeks after bought it, I have tried to recharge it, a red LED is blinking forever. I have waited one-hour on charging, but the red LED still blinking and the battery have not charged yet. I have thought there is a problem on my BeatsX. I payed $150 in this earphones and cannot use it. Absolutely disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality

    The marketing for BeatsX earphones is excellent. The problem is that the reality does not match up to it. The sound quality is truly appalling. I honestly could not believe it. There is literally no bass. The earphones sound tinny and suck the life out of most music. Acceptable if you only intend to listen to the spoken word, but given that the "reputation" Beats has is rooted in music (a bass-heavy sound at that), it is astonishing that they have the gall to charge £130 for a product that sounds like a £10 headset. I wonder if they'll keep this review posted or even bother to get in touch with me to offer some form of solution - they have my email address...

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    The quality of sound is really good, but one of the earphones irritates my ears because it is rubber.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Runners! this review Is for YOU

    These headphones are awesome for The weight room but for running it might be questionable. For future beats ex I think the cord needs to be a lot shorter especially for people who are small like me. If the cord was similar to the Powerbeats the headphones would be perfect. I am a runner and I was excited to try out these headphones with my Apple Watch but today as I was going on a faster run more of a sprint/fast jog the length of the headphone string seemed to be too long and flopped all over my neck which forced me to hold onto the cords and adjust it constantly! These headphones sound great and are super awesome in the weight room but I am pretty bummed that they aren't really successful well I am running.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Earbuds for iPhone

    Great set of wireless headphones if you are using them casually. They aren't sweat proof, so that's something to consider. But if you're an active traveler, I'd find it hard to argue for the money that you can find a better pair of wireless headphones. The W1 chip and lightning charging capability with fast fuel make them worth every penny. 5min gets you TWO hours of playback! On top of that, I've easily put over 7hrs of nearly continuous use without them dying. That makes them perfect for keeping wires out of your way when on a plane, in the airport, and walking to the next destination. Get these, you won't be angry. I would give them 5 stars if they had slightly more midrange and mid-low performance. But with that said, they sound good for what they are.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible user experience

    I bought these as a dedicated set of headphones for running. What has ensued during my ownership is nothing short of not quite ready for primetime.

    I am able to use this headset for one single use. That is I charge, turn it on, pair it, and everything works great. Then I turn them off. When I go to turn them back on, long story short, I have to delete their profile from my phone and re-pair them so everything works again. If I do not delete the profile and re-add them, when they turn on, they aren't fully connected to the phone. You get no headset icon in the status bar. But when a phone call comes in the phone app thinks the headset is there. If I choose the use the beats on the active call, the connection never gets made. A timeout is reached and then the phone call reverts back to phone. While these are in la la land, I am able to turn up other bt headphones and they work fine. the issue is this headset. Once I delete their bt profile and re-add them, they're fine again until I turn them off.

    This product needed significantly more testing. This should not happen. By contrast I own the Beats Solo 3 and those are phenominal.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke down completely!

    Less than 2 months out and the earphones broke down. Nothing could fix it. Apple store provided a replacement, which I ain't sure if I'll be getting a new or a refurb! disappointed. May be I had the defective piece. Lets see how long the replacement goes on for.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great - fall out of my ears though

    I love the sound, the overall idea, and how well it works with Apple products, but the part that goes in your ear constantly falls out and/or I am constantly pushing them back in. I've tried all of the different sizes. Almost wish they made a hard ear bud instead of these rubber ones. Maybe accessories down the road?

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Bass Whatsoever

    I wanted to love the Beatsx so much- even trying them out multiple times in the store, but I just couldn't take the sound quality. These earbuds have NO bass whatsoever. I am shocked at those who are stating that the sound quality is awesome- because it sounds like you're hearing music out of a tin can- the music sounds hollow! As far as comfort and design, these are great. But there are earbuds that are a lot cheaper and sound 10x better. Returned them after 1 day. Would give the 2 1/2 stars if I could.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Airpods

    I love how it just hangs around my neck. The battery life is great. I didn't have to wait for 6 weeks before it gets in my own hands.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    they were very good at first but then...

    so after having them since the day they came out , they don't want to work at all which was a disappointment because i thought apple did a good job at first but nope they don't work at all i will be going to the apple store and see if i can get new ones or something but yeah the sound went out and LED light kept blinking red and then it went off completely so basically they worked very good until that day it went out.oh yeah another thing i did not get them wet or anything i just hope my next pair works.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd use and it's dead

    My 3rd (and last, this time for sure) Beats earphone and again I am disappointed. Bought Beats x two months ago and after 3rd or 4th use it is simply dead! No lights on, no charging! Absolutely frustrating.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of ear phones

    Great and simple ear phones.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Synchronization; Poor Sound Quality

    It's really nice that these headphones sync across all your iCloud devices, so you only have to sync them once. Plus, the W1 chip means that the quality of the bluetooth connection is very good. On the other hand, the sound quality of these headphones leaves a lot to be desired. Audio is very shallow and echoy, with little to no bass. Other wireless headphones like the Bose SoundSports have a much better range of audio. In addition, the design is an odd one. The length of the cabling means it folds back on itself when you put them in your ears and tap against your neck as you move. It would be much nicer if the lightning connector were put on the PowerBeats - because for some reason, when Apple is so committed to lightning and not switching to USB-C, the PowerBeats were given micro-USB - and they were given a better range of audio, that would be an excellent overall design.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working in less than a month

    First and last Beats. I liked the design and sound, I was really liking them, but all of a sudden stopped working. The earphones are dead with less than a month of usage....I was expecting more $150. As a huge Apple fan, I feel very disappointed!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome love it

    The sound on this device is amazing

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