The Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats officially unveiled the new ‘Powerbeats Pro’ on Wednesday. In line with previous rumors and reports, the new model is a totally wireless version of the popular sport earbuds that comes with Apple’s new H1 chip and ‘Hey Siri’ functionality.
It’s been nearly 10 years since the first Beats by Dr. Dre headphones were first produced. To celebrate this anniversary, Apple has revealed a new Beats “Decade Collection,” which goes on sale on Friday, June 1.
Because Apple nixed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the bottom of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you either have to use the supplied Lightning dongle for backwards compatibility with your 3.5mm audio accessories, or you have to kick it up to the new age with a pair of wireless or Lightning-enabled audio devices instead.
When you don’t want to be bothered with the issue of charging your device at the same time you’re listening to audio with headphones or earbuds in, the obvious choice is to go wireless. While there are tons of options, only a few come with Apple’s brand new W1 chip, which supports the slick new Bluetooth pairing process. Among those are AirPods, Beats Solo3, and Powerbeats3.
If you’re in a predicament and can’t decide between the three then you should find this piece helpful, because I’ll be comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each from a variety of angles.