Following an extended delay, Apple’s BeatsX earphones are now available for purchase from, Apple’s retail stores and other retailers. The $150 earphones file as Apple’s most affordable audio product powered by the in-house designed W1 wireless chip, also found in the $160 AirPods, $200 PowerBeats3 and $300 Beats Solo3 headphones. The W1 chip enables seamless iCloud pairing with Apple devices and reliable wireless audio connection. BeatsX also work on non-Apple hardware as standard Bluetooth headsets.

The earbuds sport 8-hour battery life and come with a Siri-compatible RemoteTalk with built-in playback controls that let you control your music without using Siri.

As mentioned yesterday, all BeatsX purchases come with a code in the box that customers can redeemed on the official Beats By Dre website to gain three free months of Apple Music, on top of Apple’s existing three-month free trial.

Rated at eight hours, BeatsX use fast-charge technology that gives you two hours of audio playback with a quick five-minute charge. A full charge takes 45 minutes, for those wondering. By comparison, AirPods are advertised as having a five-hour battery life while Powerbeats3 have a 12-hour battery.

The earbuds have a built-in Lightning port for charging, Unlike Powerbeats3 and Beats Solo3 that use micro USB. The accessory features a new neckband design that provides a flexible fit, with a variety of eartip options for personalized comfort and secure-fit wingtips for added stability.

When you’re not wearing them, magnetic ear buds keep them tangle-free and they easily coil up for compact portability.

Available from for $150, Apple’s retail stores and other retailers, BeatsX come in Black, White, Gray and Blue, but you’ll have to wait a few days longer if you opt for the recently added Gray or Blue color options.

Will you be purchasing BeatsX?

If not, why?

  • triggerhappypunk

    I had been waiting for these to be released, and then I found out that they are not sweat/water resistant, so I picked up a pair of Powerbeats 3 instead on Amazon for the same price ($149).

  • Yujin

    Got them yesterday morning and saw plenty in stock in the grand central store. Sound is loud and so far I’m impressed on how easy it was to set up and the good sound. It also has 3 months free for Apple Music if anyone is wondering.

    Finally a wireless solution that can last more than 4 hours.

  • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

    Hey guys , need some clarification.. I wanted to buy Fitbit charge 2. so will they connect to my iPhone at the same time as my AirPods ?

  • Woz A Nater

    You can get a good set of wireless earbuds now for under $25.00.