• 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.

    19 of 27 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.

    14 of 22 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.

    16 of 19 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Incredible, Pairs Like Magic

    I had a budget friendly on-ear headphones, which was okay but not pleasant to listen to. Since Beats were known for the great sound quality, combined with Apple W1 wireless connectivity, I gave these pair a go. Well... All I can say is, magic, and sounds amazing. The sound has that Beats characteristic, the W1 works so well, I can connect to my Mac and iPhone with a tap, and it lasts so long, and it's very comfortable in my ears. One of my favorite is the noise isolation, and overall, highly recommend for dying heart Apple fans like me!!!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Had waited for these but disappointed in the results

    I have been waiting for these earbuds and order them immediately. Had several problems with them and was forced to return them. They kept dropping calls very frustrating. When I was listening to music and a call came in, irrelevant of the Volume I had them set to the ring would be at full blast and blowout my eardrums. I have a pair of corded beats and the sound quality is better than these. I like the concept but disappointed in the results.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Bluetooth connection

    I've had my BeatsX for a little over a week and have experienced dropped Bluetooth connect in various situations. For no clear reason, the earphones will disconnect from my iPhone. I've tried removing and re-pairing a couple times with no luck. Apple also suggested resetting the earphones. I'm returning my pair and will try a second pair, so maybe the rating could be higher. Usually I don't mind paying a premium for Apple—but for now, I'm disappointed in an Apple product for the first time ever.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned them.

    hardly any bass at all. Every song sounded baseless. And kept falling out at the gym. Returned them.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best All Around Wireless Headphones

    I have tried out many different wireless headphones, and I this is by far the best one. Sure this isn't perfect, but overall, it is a must have for anyone in the Apple Ecosystem. The headphones are really easy to pair, and it's easy to switch between my Mac, iPad and iPhone. These headphones are great at isolating sound, which I actually don't really like. When I use the headphones, I can't hear any background noise. For example, the fire alarm went off in my office building, and I didn't hear it at first. Battery is great, and the ability to fast charge and use my iPhone charger is perfect. My one complaint is that I wish the headphones would automatically turn off like the AirPods. But other than that, they're awesome headphones.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for my needs

    Pluses - I used to use standard, UE wired earbuds when I drive and listen to music or take calls. The wire to the iPhone always got caught on the emergency brake, etc. I really like the freedom of not having to deal with the extra wire. I do a lot of hiking in the hills, and again, not having the wire to deal with is great.

    I think the sound quality is pretty good. I have read the negative reviews on sound, but I did not buy these for perfect sound. I like the fact that I can leave my phone in the house and listen to music or make calls from anywhere in my house. I have not had the issues others report of dropped calls.

    Minuses - Battery life is said to be 8 hours. That is not my experience. I have kept track of the actual time and it runs about 5 hours; 40 minutes. That is not continuous use, and I am thinking of turning them on and leaving them on to see if battery time is longer. 5 1/2 hours is an adequate amount of time for me so it is not a major issue, but it concerns me that, when new, battery life is quite a bit less than advertised. I hope it does not decrease from here. They did power down once with 26% still showing as available. It has not happened since.

    I had a hard time getting the right "fit" for my ears. Being male and having "male-size" ears I figured the larger ear "hooks" would be correct with one of the soft ear buds. Nope. Regardless of what I tried, they kept falling out. I finally switched to the smaller "hooks" and am using the buds from my UE earphones and have not had any issues.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very happy purchase

    at first, they shipped me the wrong color - which was easily fixed in store. The sound quality is good, its got a soft ear pod so it blocks out a lot of noise on the subway, and the one ear phone call is great in the office so you don't end up shouting.

    Music: bass levels are nice, clear acoustic.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I've worn Bose QC15 or QC20s for the past 6 years and they're still my go to earphones for flights or when I want better quality sound. However, these BeatsX are a brilliant every day earphone. I wanted bluetooth for simplicity and ease of use for my daily commute in London. I originally looked at the AirPods but the normal EarPods don't fit my ears that well so I assume the AirPods would be the same. The X1 chip made it super easy to pair and they also showed up automatically on my MacBook, iPad and Apple Watch. Having refused to join the Beats club previously on the grounds that they were over priced fashion accessories I'm not sure how the BeatsX compare in sound quality but I'm happy with the results. I've had to change the equaliser to 'Rock' on my iPhone to get more bass from them and I feel they could be a little louder but overall they do a good job. Quick charge feature is a god send when you want to go for a run and they're dead. I'd definitely recommend these to anyone looking for an every day earphone with half decent sound and hassle free use.

    3 of 3 people found this useful