Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds
Shahtaj Maqsood

Shahtaj Maqsood

Beats Powerbeats Pro Review 2021

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Brief Intro/Description

The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds are quite up there in price but do they provide excellent value for money? Read our review for the answer.

What comes in the box

  • Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds
  • Charging Case
  • Four different sizes of Eartips
  • Lightning to USB Type-A charging cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wire-free Earbuds

Design & Comfort

The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds feature ear hooks that offer stability. 

There are controls on each one of the ear pieces that can be used to operate them.

You are also provided with extra ear tips of different sizes to assist you in getting the best fit. These are ideal for heavy workouts and jogging because they provide a great fit and the ear hooks are easily adjustable to stay put. This keeps them from moving out of the ears.

The design of these wireless earbuds is very ultra-modern and futuristic-looking. Moreover, the Beats branding is present on both earbuds. 

Of course, the ear hooks make these earbuds look very obvious when they are in the ears. However, they look very nice when on; they don’t make you look geeky.

The charging case is still pocketable, even though it is quite big compared to other wireless earbud cases out there. Takes a bit more space in the pocket.

To talk about the design of the charging case, it is quite aesthetically pleasing with a matte black finish and the Beats logo engraved o the top of the case.

You can purchase the Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds in different colors.

  • Black
  • Cloud Pink
  • Glacier Blue
  • Ivory
  • Lava Red
  • Moss
  • Navy
  • Spring Yellow

Charging Case

A single charge will provide you with about 9 hours of playtime. The charging case of these wireless earbuds quite conveniently provides extra charges for the earbuds. This way the overall battery life of the earbuds along with their charging case comes to over 24 hours.

They charge pretty quickly and you only need about 5 minutes of charge for about 1.5 hours of use. Additionally, there is an LED light on the charging case to show the battery life status.

Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds charge port

Sound Quality

The volume on these can get super loud. There might be some sound leakage if used on a very high volume. Furthermore, the seal that the ear tips create in the ear definitely helps improve the sound and provides an immersive experience. 

The sound quality is impressive. The bass is strong but not overwhelming and the mids and highs shine through too.

Powered by the Apple Chip 1

Call Quality

The microphone picks up quite a bit of noise from the surroundings, which can affect the clarity of phone calls.

Bluetooth

You get the H1 chip and Class 1 Bluetooth with these earbuds. These pair seamlessly and the connection is stable and lossless. There is also no latency when you use these for videos.

All you have to do is to lift the lid of the charging case for the Powerbeats Pro earbuds to connect to your device instantly.

You can even pair yours and a friend’s Powerbeats Pro headphones to the same iPhone and enjoy listening to the same thing.

Another plus is that these earbuds can function in mono mode and stereo mode.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Button Controls

Control Features

They also have motion accelerometers and optical sensors that pick up when these headphones are inside your ears or out. This allows the Powerbeats Pro earbuds to play or pause music automatically.

Each earpiece has a button on it with the Beats logo that operates these earbuds. There are also small buttons situated on the top of these buds.

You can summon Siri for assistance by just saying “Hey Siri”.

Water Resistance

These earbuds are rated IPX4 which means they are thoroughly protected against splashes of water and sweat. Can be used for exercise without any risk of getting damaged by sweat.

Avoid fully submerging these in water as that could ruin them.

 Sweat and Water resistant

ANC (Active Noise Canceling Technology)

These are not provided with Active Noise Canceling Technology but they are very noise-isolating when you wear the ear tips of the size that work best for your ears.

Extra Features

  • Microphone

Specifications

  • Water and sweat proof
  • Apple H1 Chip
  • Bluetooth
  • Button Controls

Watch Marques Brownlee‘s video review of the Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds.

Brand Credibility

Beats has been in the market for a while now and is one of the premium, high-end brands that are out there. 

Beats was set up by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine in the year 2006. And, in July of 2014, Apple got a hold of the brand after its major success.

This brand is popular for its excellent, high-quality audio products ranging from wireless earbuds to wired earphones and headphones. 

Their Beats Pill+ portable wireless speakers, Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds, and Beats Studio Wireless headphones are their most popular and in-demand audio products.

Quality & Materials Used

They are made of is plastic. Having said that, the quality of these is quite tough and long-lasting. And the design makes these look top-notch. The charging case is also quite durable and the matte finish prevents it from getting dirty too easily.

Price

At the time of this review, the Beats Powerbeats Pro are priced at $199.95.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds allow you to control the volume.
  • The ear hook design of these provides stability and comfort to the ears. Good for long-wearing.
  • You can get the Powerbeats Pro earbuds in a multitude of eye-catching colors.
  • These are very fast charging.
  • Sophisticated and sleek design.
  • These earbuds can handle both water and sweat.
  • Perfect for use during intense workouts.
  • Features Audio Sharing.
  • They can be used separately as well as together.

Cons

  • The Beat Powerbeats Pro earbuds feature button controls that can be slightly uncomfortable to use.
  • The battery life is inadequate.
  • The charging case lacks the wireless charging feature.
  • No active noise canceling.

Final Verdict

The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds are loaded with some awesome specs. Very durable with a sleek appearance, these wireless earbuds have more pros than cons and are totally worth a purchase.

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Product Summary

Brand

Beats

Control Type

Button Controls

Water Resistance

IPX4

ANC

Product has ANC: ✘

Wireless Charging

Product has wireless charging: ✘

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 4.0

Charging Case Playtime

15 hours

Earbud Playtime

9 hours

Microphone Rating

Microphone Quality Rating: 7/10

Sound Rating

Sound Quality Rating: 8/10

Rating

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Price

$199.95

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