• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, keep breaking

    First pair failed after 2 months and were replaced under Apple's 1 year limited warranty. Replacement pair then became faulty within two weeks of being replaced. Send back to Apple for a full refund.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately they stop working

    The headphone quality is about the same as the earpods which I liked. But now after 2 months of using them the battery life is about 3 hours from 100% to 0% and when connected to a macbook pro (perhaps any laptop) they stop playing sound when you choose a new video to play. So bizarre.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Good As Expected

    I had been waiting for these since they were announced at last year's iPhone 7 reveal as I was planning ok getting an iPhone 7 and knew there wouldn't be a headphone socket and didn't fancy the Air Pods as they wouldn't have for my ears. Now I must say connecting was a breeze, just as easy as demonstrated and the battery life is as advertised. In my opinion these are a perfect accessory for the iPhone 7 and have a deep balanced sound. Take time to use correct sized ear buds and push them in properly and you'll be immersed in Beats trademark sound.

    2 of 2 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.

    6 of 9 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

    3 of 4 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    5 of 13 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

  • 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


    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded expectations

    I'm very impressed with these. Having owned many Sennheiser units over the decades (I still use some), I had some trepidation about the BeatsX based on Beats general reputation for being very bass heavy (heavier than the momentum 2 in-ears), but decided to give them a go as I was getting tired of the adaptor with the iPhone7.

    I'm glad I did.

    The BeatsX have a remarkably balanced sound. They start off out of the box with a lot of top end brightness - and it's a little harsh on some music. However, over a week or so of use this calms down, and what you're left with is a really nice sound that has plenty of detail. And don't get me wrong, when you want bass it's there.

    Battery life is good, fit is good, W1 works (I've never had a problem with bluetooth pairing, so not a plus point for me), bluetooth works VERY well where others have had issues (like Kings Cross station in London at rush hour).

    A genuinely good product

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Arrived in middle of delivery window.
    Unboxed - wow - super light, very easy to connect - awesome sound. Felt like Birdy and Adele were giving my ears their own private concert! : )
    Love the magnetic earbuds

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Once you put on the ear phones, you are in the world of music. The outside world doesn't exist. The sound is superb, feel comfortable to have in the ears and above all the design is minimal. Thank apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Im really impressed with these! Comfortable fit and they sound great! With the volume just half way up, outside noise is completely isolated (I commute on the tube by the way) Nice balance between treble and bass.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD...But could be greatly improved...

    First thing, packaging is great as always, Comes with plenty of ear-tips/wing tips. And carrying case, although it feels a little flimsy.

    Earphones feel great, and are very comfortable, although I find the neckband/wire feels far too long, when in my ears they hang down very far by the side of my face, which can be a little annoying.

    Great battery life and connectivity with Apple W1 chip.

    18 of 23 people found this useful