BeatsX wireless earphones will be released on February 10


Announced back in September, at the same time with Apple's AirPods and iPhone 7 family, the BeatsX wireless earphones are now finally ready to hit shelves in the US - following a delay of over a month. Beats (an Apple subsidiary since 2014) today announced that the earphones will go on sale this Friday, on February 10.

For the beginning, the new earphones will be sold only in white and black, with two other color options (blue and gray) coming at a later date. Priced at $149.95, the BeatsX will be available from Apple's online shop, in Apple retail stores, and via authorized retailers.

Using the same Apple W1 chip found inside the AirPods, the BeatsX wireless earphones can seamlessly connect to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac. The earphones provide 8 hours of battery life, and, thanks to what Apple is calling "Fast Fuel" charging, you can get up to 2 hours of playback time after just 5 minutes of charging.

Unlike the AirPods, which are completely cable-free, the BeatsX earphones feature a Flex Form neckband - many users may actually prefer this design, instead of what the AirPods are offering.

source: Beats (Twitter) via Cnet

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15 Comments

1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I would prefer these over the airpods.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why do these new Beats X earphones only have 8 hours, when other earphones can have up to 25 hours. Jabra has 16 hours, LG Tones Plus has 17 hours. Not to mention a number of them are lower in price.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Indication that they put in a smaller capacity battery that wear out sooner than the rest.

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Because it's not about the longevity of the usage or quality of the sound. It's ripping people off. Even sol republic is way better than any beats outs there.

15. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Beats and Apple is a perfect marriage. Beats is good, but not the best by far. It's all about name recognition. Get Beats.. they must be great! I see the name everywhere!!! You can get far better for less money.

13. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

WireLESS? Dont make me laugh. As much wireless as wire'LESS' charging. Wires all over the place and you call a product wireLESS... Inferior product to ordinary wired ones.

2. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

This makes absolutely no sense. They should release all 4 colors at the same time since these headphones were delayed so long. I've been waiting so long for these and now I have to wait longer because I want the gray ones. *insert Jackie chan meme*

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I am a fan of beats but 8hrs of battery life is piss poor. Jabra makes a similar headset with 16 hrs of battery life. Hopefully the sound makes up for the battery life...

4. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So it can't can't connect to my PC or ps4 pro?

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

So many other options other than beats. Beats are just OK headphones. This video is a little dated but the point still stands.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsxQxS0AdBY If you buy these...that's you're fault.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"If you buy these... It's fine because that's YOUR money, not mine." FTFY

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Still your fault for buying it.

7. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG Tone Platinums are the best..and are a cheaper price tag.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The only thing with the platinum's is they pick up way to much background noise... I've spoke with numerous people that have them and they say the same thing. for $200 they should block out a lot of the background noise like they claim to do.

14. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Only they look ridiculous around your neck. The airpods also look stupid when wearing them.

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