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Powerbeats Pro Review
New headphones Powerbeats Pro from the company Beats(which is owned by Apple) can be considered one of the main products of this manufacturer over the past few years. They actually became wireless, since the wire connecting the left and right earpiece is now completely eliminated. At the same time, they look very familiar. Let's discuss their strengths.
Appearance is not only the aesthetic side,but also reasonable design in terms of landing. Here she is just perfect. When the headphones enter the ear, they simply fall into place and no longer slip anywhere. The kit also provides 4 sets of nozzles - you will definitely find yours here. Plus, the accessory is now 23 percent smaller and 17 percent lighter. Here we mention another feature - the presence of headphones in the black color of the case, which is not the apple accessory. In addition, there are versions in dark green, dark blue and white.
Another achievement of the manufacturer is the possibilitylisten to music through Powerbeats Pro without interruption for 9 hours. Traditional Bluetooth headphones are hardly capable of such. AirPods, Galaxy Buds, Jabra Elite 65t left somewhere behind. Plus there is a charging case that will allow you to play music all 24 hours.
You might be surprised, but Powerbeats Prowork on the same processor as the new AirPods 2 - Apple H1. Accordingly, you can use voice commands to control headphones. But you can also use the physical control headphones. There are buttons to adjust the volume. Also, headphones have motion sensors that automatically put them into sleep mode in standby mode.
Like the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro has an auto pause and resume feature if you pull out one of the headphones. Both Powerbeats Pro headphones connect to your device independently.
There are weaknesses in new items. They also need to discuss.
Large charging case
It is clear that the company Beatscalculates that users will store a charging case for Powerbeats Pro in some kind of bag; it doesn't matter if it's a sport bag or a daily bag. But you must understand that the body here is much larger than that of Apple. You can't put it in your pocket.
No wireless charging
Here is another difference - lack of opportunity.charge the headphones in the case wirelessly. There is no LED indicator that shows the state of charging of the headphones: Apple AirPods also do not have this, so we were not surprised. But some wireless headphones have separate LEDs that reflect the charge level of the case and the headphones. The tiny round LED on the front of the Powerbeats Pro is designed only to display the remaining battery power. Checking the battery level for the headphones themselves requires opening the cover next to your iPhone: a menu will appear showing the level of charge of the headphones and cover.
It is, but what standard does it meet untilno information. The manufacturer assures us that the headphones were designed in such a way as to exclude the penetration of sweat. The charging case is not waterproof, so you should wipe the headphones before putting them there after a hard workout.
The initial impression is positive. Good dynamic range, the emphasis is on bass. The completely redesigned inside headphones are equipped with an upgraded driver that uses efficient airflow under pressure to create a powerful acoustic response in a small package.
Finally, I would like to note other nuanceswhich may be important to you. The case is charged with a Lightning cable, not a USB-C. This, incidentally, is not the first time. For example, Beats X also uses Lightning. Therefore, if you are an iPhone owner, this is an added convenience for you. Headphones also work great with Android, but you can’t use Hi, Siri anymore.
Charge Powerbeats Pro fast enough. One and a half hours of playback will be provided for 5 minutes of charging, four and a half hours after a 15-minute charge.
Powerbeats Pro or AirPods?
New Powerbeats Pro headphones are not directrival Apple AirPods. This is a completely different price category - $ 250 against $ 159 or $ 200. Plus, there is no possibility of being aware of what is happening around when you are listening to music, as the headphones completely isolate the sound. For some, this is a plus, for others - a minus.
But if the AirPods don't suit you or you want noise-canceling headphones, Powerbeats Pro would be a great solution. And do not forget that at your disposal will be 9 hours of music without recharging.
The cost of headphones Powerbits About considerable -249.95 dollars. Sales have not yet started, only in May. They are not the most expensive, but are in this segment. For comparison, we brought lower prices for popular headphones today so that you can estimate their value on a scale.
- Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8: $ 299.99
- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: $ 299.95
- Master and Dynamic MW07: $ 299
- Beats Powerbeats Pro: $ 249.95
- Sony WF-1000X: $ 199.99
- Apple AirPods with Wireless Case: $ 199
- Bose SoundSport Free: $ 199
- Sony WF-SP700N: $ 179.99
- Jabra Elite 65t: $ 169
- Apple AirPods: $ 159
- Samsung Galaxy Buds: $ 129
- Anker Soundcore Liberty Air: $ 79