Everybody has those little white AIRPODS hanging out their EARS these days. Well I don’t like being like EVERYBODY ELSE. The BEATS brand has a new WIRELESS headphone read to RIVAL Apple’s Airpods… Or are they? Check out the NEW PRODUCT SPECS below and see which one you ROCKING WITH!
Beats Powerbeats Pro share many new AirPods features but have better sound
The first true wireless headphones from Beats also have Apple’s H1 chip and always-on Siri, but no wireless charging. They’re coming in May for $250.
Apple may make the AirPods, but lest anyone forget, it’s the owner of another headphone company, Beats, which now has its own true wireless competitor, the Powerbeats Pro.
Scheduled to ship in May in both the US and international markets, the Powerbeats Pro carry a list price of $250 (£220, $AU350) and are available in four color options.
As you can see, they’ve got the same sporty adjustable ear-hook design as earlier Powerbeats. But it isn’t like Beats just snipped the cord off the Powerbeats3 Wireless and called them the Pro. The exterior design has been refined so they should fit more ears securely, though they still might not fit some ears.
According to Beats, they’re 23% smaller than the Powerbeats3 and 17% lighter. They’re not rated as being fully waterproof, but they are sweat- and water-resistant.
One thing that’s definitely not compact is the charging case. Although it isn’t heavy, it’s a good three to four times times the size of the AirPods’ charging case. It’ll leave a pretty big bulge in your pocket, so you’ll probably want to leave it in a bag or locker at the gym. Considering these cost $250, it would have been nice if Beats had thrown in a protective pouch to carry them around in for those times you want to leave the charging case behind.
It’s also worth noting that the case doesn’t offer wireless charging as the new AirPods Wireless Charging Case does. However, it does charge via an included Lightning cable, which is better than Micro-USB. Beats’ earlier BeatsX also charged via Lightning.