Powerbeats 3 vs. Powerbeats Pro vs Beats X: Which one to choose?

Powerbeats3 in combination with the iPhone has good sound, like for Bluetooth-headphones, are convenient in everyday use and in training, they work on a single charge for a long time. Given the above advantages, this model can be described as one of the best wireless headsets on the market. Unfortunately, devices bearing the name Dr. Dre have never been affordable, and these headphones are no exception.

The true wireless Powerbeats Pro a big step up for the Apple-owned headphone brand. They have their limitations (see: lack of noise-cancellation, limited noise isolation, and IPX4 rating), but they are most premium workout buds.

We got great headphones for the money, and with BeatsX Apple will definitely grab a decent piece of the pie in the category of wireless devices. I recommend to all sellers to stock up on this model. I advise all consumers to pay attention to BeatsX, given the above.

P.S. It’s not worth buying for sports!

PROS

  • Autonomy
  • Wearing comfort
  • Good sound combined with Apple technology

PROS

  • Easy pairing with iOS
  • Immaculate fit
  • Enjoyable sound

PROS

  • Nice design, comfortable to wear, hide under the collar
  • A regular Lightning connector will delight all owners of Apple technology
  • With iOS, the connection is very simple
  • Thanks to the W1 chip, when connected to one device in an iCloud bundle, the headphones immediately become known to all other gadgets. But, alas, it will not work to simultaneously connect the headphones to a smartphone and tablet-based on iOS
  • All controls are available without a smartphone thanks to the buttons on the remote control
  • Good sound quality
  • Good voice quality
  • Fast charge, working time about 8 hours
  • Magnets in cups, convenient to carry in the stowed position

CONS

  • High cost

CONS

  • Case is fairly bulky
  • Limited noise isolation
  • Only IPX4 rated

CONS

  • It is not clear how the device software update will be organized
  • It is a pity that you can not connect simultaneously to the tablet and smartphone. Perhaps not yet.

PLAY TIME: Powerbeasts 3 vs. Powerbeats Pro vs Beats X: Which one to choose?

The manufacturer claims that in the mode of listening to music, the headset will work for 12 hours. With daily use of about 2 hours at a volume of 40%, our copy worked for 5 days, and on the sixth, the headset began to notify of a low battery and in this mode, it worked for about 40 minutes. Almost 11 hours is a very good result for compact headphones.

The manufacturer does not indicate battery information in the headphones and in the case.

From one charge, each of the headphones works for about 6-7 hours at 70% volume. I do not really imagine a person who will strain his hearing longer than this time.

The case allows you to charge each “ear” 3 more times accurately. One cycle – 30-40 minutes. The case itself takes about 1 hour to charge.

The declared operating time is about 8 hours, about as much as can be expected from the device. There is a quick charge, five minutes of network connection gives two hours of listening to music. A good function for a number of cases: you decide to walk on the track, quickly charge the device and listen to the music.

NOISE CONTROL: Powerbeasts 3 vs. Powerbeats Pro vs Beats X: Which one to choose?

In the case of an inexpensive Android smartphone, you could periodically hear the noise in the sound even with your hand covering the case. Unfortunately, Powerbeats3 and low-cost smartphones are not the best combinations.

Powerbeats Pro do not support noise cancellation, though you will get a certain level of noise isolation thanks to the in-ear design.

Passive noise reduction is at a good level, better than the already mentioned AirPods – still, the design is completely different. But do not hope to completely hide from the noise, only specialized devices with an active noise reduction system will help here.

CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT: Powerbeasts 3 vs. Powerbeats Pro vs Beats X: Which one to choose?

The headset is made entirely of plastic. Build quality is good, but the feeling of cheapness does not leave when you hold the headphones in your hands. This also applies to the control panel, which you want to handle as carefully as possible. The case is protected from moisture and sweat, but the micro USB connector is not covered with a plug, which is strange.

From the point of view of design, everything is relatively calm: the headphones are connected to an oblong-shaped module, which fits behind the ear. On the outside, the Powerbeats Pro case is flat, rounded on one side. Surely it could have been done differently, but here the form repeats the Beats round logo.

The headset itself is two small blocks connected by a flexible jumper, it can be twisted as you like, and nothing will happen to them. Most likely, nothing will happen to them during operation, the wiring around the headphones causes great concern, they are too thin. The cups are small, they have magnets, in the stowed position which stick together.

SOUND: Powerbeasts 3 vs. Powerbeats Pro vs Beats X: Which one to choose?

An interesting point was noticed during use: the sound quality was slightly different when connected to the iPhone and Android smartphones. The same situation was observed in the case of another device on the Apple W1 chip – Apple Airpods. When connected to the iPhone 6s, Powerbeats3 sounds rich, there are powerful bass and good detail in high frequencies, in general, everything you need during a workout. In conjunction with the iPhone, the headset sounds very cool, you do not expect this from either Beats by Dr. Dre, or from Bluetooth headsets of this format.

But when connected to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x, which has a not so high-quality transmitter, the sound was noticeably simpler – less bass, less detail, and less fun while listening. In conjunction with the iPhone, the headset maintained a stable connection to the smartphone at a distance of up to 30 meters without direct visibility.

I’ll start with the volume. Here, at least you can roughly say – louder or quieter. The sound in Powerbeats Pro is loud, but there is not much stock. In a noisy place, set the volume to only 100%. In the hall, I set it to about 70%, since the club has its own music.

The frequency response is flat: there are no obvious surges in the lower or upper. In my opinion, the headphones “hold” from 20 Hz to 17,000 Hz.

It’s nice to listen to both classical melodies and pop, jazz or something heavy

AirPods have custom speakers, and I find the sound great for a wireless headset. What does BeatsX have, no one says anywhere. But listening to music and podcasts is nice – for me, AirPods is better, but BeatsX, due to a different design, can please lovers of low frequencies. Sound quality very much depends on the type of file or the selected streaming service, for the hundredth time I’ll advise you to use an iOS player called Vox.

FINAL VERDICT: Powerbeats 3 is a perfect winner if we consider all factors w.r.t Price.

If you’re looking for the best in sound, convenience, and virtually all other features — and you’re willing to bet you won’t experience the connection issues we did — the Powerbeats Pro seem like the clear winner. But if you’re worried about that connection stability, and you want to save a fair bit of money, you’ll want to opt for the Powerbeats3.

Powerbeats3 in combination with the iPhone has good sound, like for Bluetooth-headphones, are convenient in everyday use and in training, they work on a single charge for a long time. Given the above advantages, this model can be described as one of the best wireless headsets on the market. Unfortunately, devices bearing the name Dr. Dre have never been affordable, and these headphones are no exception.

The true wireless Powerbeats Pro a big step up for the Apple-owned headphone brand. They have their limitations (see: lack of noise-cancellation, limited noise isolation, and IPX4 rating), but they are most premium workout buds.

We got great headphones for the money, and with BeatsX Apple will definitely grab a decent piece of the pie in the category of wireless devices. I recommend to all sellers to stock up on this model. I advise all consumers to pay attention to BeatsX, given the above. PS It’s not worth buying for sports!

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