Following an extended delay, Apple’s BeatsX earphones are now available for purchase from Apple.com, 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 Apple.com 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?