PowerBeats Pro is Apple's own Beats' first true wireless Bluetooth earbud, which cuts cables and pursues the best running and gym earphones.
Like Apple's original AirPods, which look like the company's standard EarPods with a broken cable, the £ 220 PowerBeats Pro is basically the company's popular PowerBeats 3-neckband Bluetooth earbuds with no cables connected to the pair.
This includes signature earrings that hide behind the top of the ear to hold the earbuds in place. So PowerBeats Pro is not small or subtle. They come in black, but they are a series of attractive colors, such as dark green. If you are looking for a discreet set of earbuds though, you should look elsewhere.
In fact, the PowerBeats Pro is an AirPod with an unshakable attachment to your ears and a traditional silicone earbud (you can choose from four) to fill your ears and block out more ambient noise. It's not clear, but the earrings are actually adjustable. With a little force you can bend it to a more comfortable position. It took a bit of time to get it right, but once it was bent to fit it properly, it held it light and firmly for up to an hour, causing pain in the left ear.
The sunglasses are not comfortable because the earrings are in your ears, so are the glasses. PowerBeats Pro is also sold as a fitness headphone, but it doesn't have the capacity to play music on its own. They are simply Bluetooth earbuds that need to be connected to a phone or other device for music.
A large case
The biggest drawback of PowerBeats Pro is the huge case. It doesn't mean you can put it in your pocket. For true wireless earbuds, there are some problems. Because if you take it out of your ear, you can easily lose it unless you return it to the case. Obviously, large earbuds are less likely than smaller options, but I'm not sure why the case should be so large.
Like most other true wireless earbuds, this case has its own battery that is charged via Apple's Lightning cable, which is convenient for iPhone users but not very good for Android or iPad Pro users. There is no wireless charging.
PowerBeats Pro offers best-in-class battery life that lasts more than eight hours on a single charge. This case also charges 1.5 times more than PowerBeats Pro. That is, it plays for about 24 hours. In this case, a quick five-minute trip can play up to 90 minutes, which is convenient if you forget to charge.
Extending the life of PowerBeats Pro is Apple's H1 chip, the same one found in the second generation AirPods. Handle simultaneous connections to your phone. That is, the buds can be used independently and provide a solid connection even under difficult conditions.
It also handles instant pairing with your iPhone. The first time you open the case near iPhone, a pairing prompt appears on the screen. Once connected to one Apple device, you can connect to other devices signed in to your iCloud account without having to re-pair each time.
Pairing with your Android phone is also easy. When you install the Beats app on your phone, you'll be prompted to open the case near your phone and press and hold the button to pair with one tap on your phone. Otherwise, just pair it with another one in the standard Bluetooth settings.
The Beats Android app is convenient because it gives you the same battery info pop-up as when you open the case on your iPhone. You can only connect to one device at a time, but you can easily switch between devices. If another device's Bluetooth settings require a connection, PowerBeats Pro disconnects from one device and connects to the other.
Earbuds inherit one of Apple's other features from AirPods' Hey Siri support. Just say this word “Hey Siri” to access Apple's voice support on your iPhone. Otherwise, long press on the earbud's multifunctional "b" button will launch Siri or Google Assistant on your Android device.
Buttons are one of the benefits of PowerBeats Pro. Unlike most other true wireless earbuds, both earbuds have dedicated volume controls, and the main button handles playback controls with single, double and triple presses.
You can also set it to pause playback when you resume it when you take it out and reinsert it in your ear.
Sound and isolation
Beats has a history of headphones with a lot of bass. PowerBeats Pro outperforms the low end but doesn't overdo it. They are best for listening during activities such as lively, lively, lively and lively, walking, running, exercising.
They go quite well with most music genres. Silicone earbud tips, unlike AirPods, block noise but aren't massive. It means you have to turn up the volume to listen to music on public transport better than the isolated competitors. As Sony's WF-1000X or Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless sound gets better, even those looking for the best sound bud will be a bit disappointed at this price.
PowerBeats Pro, like many smartphones, has only IPX4 grade sweat protection, not IP68 grade waterproof, no sweat or water resistance.
A little practice is required to fit the earbuds in the correct position.
The lid of the case is closed with a reliable lump.
The call quality was good and it sounds loud and clear to the receiver, but with a little background noise.
The sound of the wind is a problem because it pops out of the ear.
Beats PowerBeats Pro is available in black, white, navy blue or green and costs £ 219.95.
Apple's AirPods are £ 159, Samsung Galaxy Buds are £ 139, and Bose SoundSport Free is £ 179.95.
PowerBeats Pro is an excellent set of earbuds damaged by some compromises due to their large shape and ear attachment.
They sound good, last long between charges, have solid connectivity and excellent control. It also has the same Apple Magic, which makes AirPods very easy to use with iPhone or other Apple devices. This is a big advantage that no other brand has. Thanks to the Beats app, you can also get some information on Android.
But the event is enormous, fit is not suitable for everyone, does not insulate them well, forgets to wear glasses. It's also quite expensive to put it in a bracket filled with true expensive wireless earbuds. Most fitness oriented sets are much cheaper than this.
Therefore, PowerBeats Pro is for those who want AirPods to provide some isolation and especially to hold their ears better for exercise. But I still want Apple to build an AirPod set with the right silicone eartips.
Advantages : Secure fit, solid connection, volume control, good sound, long battery life, quick pairing with iOS or Android, sweat resistant
Disadvantages : Big and huge case, not suitable for glasses and takes time to get the right fit.
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