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Beats by Dr. Dre® BeatsX

In-ear wireless Bluetooth® headphones with Apple® W1 chip (White)

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Overview

Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre® BeatsX

Beats by Dre's new relationship with Apple is starting to pay off — even for those of us who don't own an iPhone. Their BeatsX neckband headphones can play music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. And thanks to Apple's new state-of-the-art W1 chip, they have a stronger battery life. You get eight hours of Beats' famous bass-heavy sound on a full charge. Perhaps more impressive — a quick, 5-minute charge can give you two full hours of wireless listening. 

Cutting-edge, on-the-go headphones from Beats

Beats by Dre's new relationship with Apple is starting to pay off — even for those of us who don't own an iPhone. Their BeatsX neckband headphones can play music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. And thanks to Apple's new state-of-the-art W1 chip, they have a stronger battery life. You get eight hours of Beats' famous bass-heavy sound on a full charge. Perhaps more impressive — a quick, 5-minute charge can give you two full hours of wireless listening. 

My hands-on impression

"There's much to love about the BeatsX headphones. A LOT of value here. Durable and comfortable, and the clever neckband design feels both secure and flexible. Wireless pairing with my wife's iPhone 6 was super-fast.

And the sound? Bold and balanced. ”

 — Jeff Miller, Crutchfield headphone guy

Beats BeatsX earphones

The BeatsX earbuds attach to each other magnetically, so you can easily keep track of them.

Extra-light neckband design and magnetic earbuds

The BeatsX headphones fit comfortably around your neck and feature an in-line remote for taking calls and controlling music, on the move. They fold up easily into a pocket-sized bundle when you're done listening. Or, you can stick the two earbuds together magnetically and wear them around your neck.

Quick, easy pairing for Apple users

Of course, if you do have Apple devices, you're really in for a treat. A one-tap connection syncs up your compatible iPhone with these headphones, wirelessly. Then, you're automatically paired to other devices on your iCloud account, like your Apple Watch®, iMac®, or iPad®. The W1 chip ensures a strong, seamless connection.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening and phone calls
    • Apple's W1 chip provides seamless, reliable wireless connection with iPhone 7 and other Apple devices (requires iOS® 10)
  • Flex-Form cable fits comfortably behind your head
    • folds up neatly into a portable bundle
  • magnetic earpieces snap together to wear around your neck when not in use
  • earbuds designed for comfort and noise isolation
    • includes four sizes of ear tips for optimum fit
  • dual drivers, including a separate woofer and midrange/tweeter, for clearer highs and deeper bass
  • easy, one-tap pairing with your iPhone
    • simultaneously syncs up your iPad®, iMac®, and Apple Watch
    • requires iCloud account and iOS 10, macOS Sierra, or watchOS 3
  • RemoteTalk cable offers music and call controls with most smartphones (functionality may vary)
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 8 hours of listening (USB-to-Apple Lightning® charging cable included)
    • Fast Fuel technology offers 2 hours of music listening on a five-minute charge
  • Pocket-sized carrying case included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear Bluetooth headphones (white) with 32" connecting cable
  • 4 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • 2 Pairs of Wingtips
  • 8" USB-to-Lightning cable (Type A USB on one end and Apple Lightning connector on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Apple Music card
  • Important Safety Information
  • Warranty information
  • Beats "b" decal

Connect with no problem. Not insane bass like I expected, but good enough for me. Didn't muddy up my metal/rock music. Good fit and don't fall out while running. I don't even use the wings. The cord that rests on your neck is a good length. Battery life seems to be as good as advertised.

Andrew, Riverside, CA

Reviews

Beats by Dr. Dre® BeatsX Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(29 Reviews)

Sound good

Andrew from Riverside, CA on 2/18/2018

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Connect with no problem. Not insane bass like I expected, but good enough for me. Didn't muddy up my metal/rock music. Good fit and don't fall out while running. I don't even use the wings. The cord that rests on your neck is a good length. Battery life seems to be as good as advertised.

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Great value and sound in a tiny package

Eric from Savoy, IL on 1/4/2018

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I actually bought these as a Christmas present for my wife. Turns out she doesn't like in-ear headphones, so I tried them out myself before shipping them back. The sound is fantastic - well balanced and clear. They are very comfortable and easily pair with my iPhone. The battery life is great and it is easy to charge with the same charger as my phone. Not having wires to get snagged, or dongles to adapt to my phone, is also nice. I'm glad my wife didn't like them, because I'm loving them!

Pros: Great quality for the price, lasts all day

Cons: Nothing that I've found so far... very happy with them all around

Do not look any further, these are the ones

Roberto from Barceloneta, PR on 12/28/2017

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These babies are what I was looking for. I drive for a living and wanted to get a decent hands free blutooth device and I found it. They are very loud, I can hear music, pod casts, ebooks.. but most importantly phone calls. Works flawlessly with my Aplle Watch and I Phone. Makes my driving around a lot easier. Battery life is really good... i have them dayly for over 14 hours and still have battery when I get home plus it charges the battery with a Lightning Jack so I can just plug it in my car and a couple of minutes of charging give me a couple more hours of juice.

Pros: Great sound, good battery life, sleek professional look.

Cons: Not absolutly water proof.

So many great features

Anonymous from Canton, CT on 12/27/2017

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I was very unsure about these headphones but they do not disappoint! They come with 4 sets of ear buds and 2 in ear holders for working out. The backs are magnetic will connect when around your neck (and to the fridge I found out). When I get in my car my music automatically switches from my headphones to my stereo. They're comfortable and stylish to wear all day and the battery life is incredible. They also come with a carrying case. I especially like them because I can still hear people around me like you can with apple headphones but turn it up a little and you can block out the noise. It's the perfect combo. Super easy and conviennent to connect and use I highly recommend!!!

Pros: Long battery life Easy to connect Many earbud options Good sound quality

Cons: None yet

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Anonymous from Elkhorn, WI on 12/25/2017

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Great product

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Awesome

Chase D from Palm Springs, CA on 12/16/2017

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By far the best product in its class for the price and quality. I looked at serval different brands ranging from 80-300 dollars. For the biggest bang I decided to go with these bad boys. I also love the A1 chip feature because it connects with my apple products a lot smoother.

Pros: Everything but one thing

Cons: I don't like the cord

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Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 12/15/2017

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Very good sound for earbuds and great connectivity! Some people have unrealistic expectations for earbuds in this price range, but these sound significantly better than the the JBLs, or the Bose. Very happy with them

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Poor soundstage presence...very disappointed...

Anonymous from Ft Wayne, IN on 9/10/2017

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The best features are the easy pairing with a IOS 10 device and the nice bendable portion that connects the two earbuds. Sound quality is poor. The Beats X sound like you are in the nose bleed seats at a concert or in the next room with the door closed at the studio. I'll be selling these. That's what I get for not listening before I buy... I assumed they would sound at leastclose to the Beats Studio over the ear headphones. The Klipsch R6i earbuds I own sound much better and you feel like you're right there in the studio or in the front row at the concert. I'll be checking out the Klipsch offerings for wireless earbuds if I can get into a store to listen before I buy...

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Crutchfield response on 9/11/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your headphones. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Rudolph from Tracy, CA on 7/5/2017

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Loses blue tooth connection to i phone. These were purchased to be used with and iphone 7 for phone calls. Can see the apple wireless would likely work better. Have to reset Bluetooth if you walk away and return to proximity to the phone. Disappointed!

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Excellent headphones if you have the cash

ira from New York, NY on 5/28/2017

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These headphones have excellent sound and do a very good job of canceling outside noise. The battery is decent, although it is a bid tricky to turn them off. My only issue is that i think the cord is a bit long. If you can spend the money, these are good bluetooth headphones.

Pros: excellent sound, good bluetooth, decent battery.

Cons: long cord, cost

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Leslie from Boqueron, on 5/12/2017

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Ciertamente mucho mejor que los powerbeats2 y la integración com los apple devices. Con respecto a la calidad de sonido excelente aunque coincido en que tienen mucho bajo. Pero puedes con el ecualizador disminuirlo. El estuche para guardarlo no me gustó para nada tan así es que uso el de mis powerbeats2. Truly much better than the powerbeats2 and the integration with Apple devices. Excellent in respect to the sound quality although I admit that they have a lot of bass. But you can decrease it with the equalizer. I didn't like the storage case at all, so I've used the one from my powerbeats2.

Pros: La integración con los apple devices. The integration with Apple devices.

Cons: El estuche para guardarlo no me gustó para nada tan así es que uso el de mis powerbeats2. I didn't like the storage case at all, so I've used the one from my powerbeats2.

Crutchfield response on 5/17/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.

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Mike from Meridian, ID on 4/7/2017

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I was looking for good wireless earphone for jogging, and I think iv'e found the perfect pair! These sit comfortably around the neck and I don't even realize they are there, and the factory ear buds fit great and do not fall out while I'm jogging. I didn't even have to use the wing tips.... The sound is typical Beats with a little over-exaggerated bass and slightly rolled-off highs, but they are enjoyable to listen to while exercising. The battery lasts a long time... about 8 hours for me at normal volume, and the charging is super fast... just remember to turn them off when you're done listening (they play a little chime to let you know they are powering off). I highly recommend these!

Pros: Comfortable Don't fall out while jogging Solid battery life

Cons: No automatic turn on or timed turn off

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William from Kansas City.mo on 4/5/2017

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Es un buen producto trabaja bien con el iPhone no suena como otros beats pero el sonido es muy buen recomiendo este producto para comprarlo. It's a good product, works well with the iPhone, it doesn't sound like other Beats but the sound is very good. I am recommending you buy this product.

Pros: Mejor que muchos Bluetooth que he usado me gusta el estilo que no pesa nada y también los imanes que tiene cuando te lo pones al cuello. It is better than many Bluetooth that I have used. I like the weightless style and the magnets it has when you put it around your neck.

Cons: No son buenos para hacer ejercicios porque no son contra el agua o el sudor y te golpean mucho en los hombros y Y eso molesta el sonido de la música Al hacer ejercicio. They are not good for exercise because they are not waterproof or sweat proof and they they hit your shoulders a lot this messes up the sound of the music when you're exercising.

Crutchfield response on 4/11/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.

Good ear buds. balances sound.

DK from Brooklyn, NY on 3/19/2017

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good pair of ear buds. wish the case was not silicone. it picks up all the dust in my pockets.

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Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on 3/19/2017

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Great sound quality for a Bluetooth product without the overwhelming bass my Beats Tour ear buds sometimes produces. I especially like the cord free mobility, sound isolation, comfortable ear fit, and the security provided by the neck cord vs the separate pod type ear buds that can easily fall out and be damaged or lost. My only minor complaints are that the neck cord is a little long and looks a little sloppy/droopy and the rubber case is low in quality and not that easy fitting the ear buds into. This included plain case should be discontinued and replaced by the much nicer zip case that comes with the Beats Tour line. Dr. Dre, the case is very disappointing. Come on, this is a no brainer!

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Disappointing

LizL from Knoxville, TN on 3/19/2017

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Worst feature - headphones do not power off after a period of non-use. Easy to forget to manually power off. May be more comfortable for a larger person. I am petite and headphones seem very bulky around the back of my neck. Most importantly, for this price point, sound is not as crisp as cheaper headphones I've used. Pros - even though my ears are small, BeatsX come with several sizes of buds, and I actually found a set that fits perfectly.

Pros: Variety of ear bud sizes

Cons: Power off button too small; won't power off automatically after a period of non-use, draining the battery

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Yanghong from Charlotte, NC on 3/19/2017

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It had been delayed for quite but it deserves all the waiting. Light and nice. Quick to connect and great sound quality - when they are properly secured in ears. The wing tips are very helpful. I enjoy it so much to run with my Apple Watch without the phone!

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Very good product!!!

Glen from Los Angeles, CA on 3/15/2017

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Very good product. With the correct size earbuds, the seal is solid and no outside noise and very comfortable fit. Sound quality is good with strong bass and highs! One minor issue is you can hear the sound of the strap when it rubs against you body but it isn't too bad.

Pros: Sound quality for earphones Noise filter Seal and comfort fit

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Anonymous from Oldsmar, FL on 3/8/2017

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Sound very good , nice fit, love it

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Richard from Glendale, CA on 3/8/2017

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Great design and fun to use. Bluetooth, not exactly perfect, but pretty easy to connect to an iPhone. It's when receiving a call when buds are not in use. A bit wonky. Carrying case isn't as simple as commercial would have you believe, but still very practical.

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Anonymous from Danville, Va on 3/8/2017

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Love the new headset. Sorry it took so long to get it since it was supposed to be a Christmas present. Love the usual deep bass and the magnetic connect. Would buy again

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Anonymous from New York, NY on 3/8/2017

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Solid product. Bluetooth works great and instantly, as soon as you turn it on. Very good sound quality as well. Only knock I can say is that the battery drains fast, but the charging is very fast to counteract that. Satisfied with the product.

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Gary from Boynton Beach, FL on 3/7/2017

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Simple setup, instant connection, Fast Fuel, and magnetized earbuds that hang comfortably around your neck. What more can you ask for?

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Rodrigo from Methuen, MA on 3/7/2017

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Difficult to place ear plugs attachements and no information as far of replacing batteries after one year.Where to go or what's the cost.

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Crutchfield response on 3/8/2017 Rodrigo, whenever you have a question about anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Nice

Bwell from Virginia Beach, VA on 3/7/2017

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Great headphones, they have great sound and are comfortable to wear. The magnetic ends are a nice touch. The price might be a little high for some but all in all a nice headset.

Pros: Great Sound

Cons: Price

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Anonymous from Hammonton, NJ on 3/6/2017

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great sound with long battery.

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Anonymous from Corona, NY on 3/6/2017

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I absolutely love this product it charges very quickly the sound is amazing and the connections is great I recommend this to everyone!!thank you Crutchfield team

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Melissa from Lawton, OK on 3/3/2017

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Paired easily to my iPhone and has awesome sound quality

Pros: Paired easily to my iphone

Cons: Price

Held potential, but underwhelming in the end

Patrick from Chicago, IL on 2/26/2017

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After a month-long wait, I'm sad to say that I will be returning these. While the form factor is innovative (much lighter than other collar-based set ups), the build quality high, and the sound generally solid, there are a few major issues for me that ultimately tainted the experience: Form factor: The form factor is not suited for activity - the wires are far too long and the neck band does not stay in place. This applies to running as well as other exercises (high-knees, sit-ups, etc). W1 Chip: Had much more "white noise/hiss" than I would have expected. The W1 chip also does a poor job pairing with the Apple Watch (I had ~10 pauses or breaks in music during a 30 minute workout). Sound quality: While the sound is overall pretty good and the large selection of in-ear tips help achieve a tight seal for strong low-end (and not to bass heavy, way to go Beats!), it does suffer in the upper end with shrill high-notes. Unfortunately, very below average sound quality for phone calls. On a more personal note, the isolation was a bit much for me. It lead to a cramped, sound-forward soundstage not to my liking. (Very dangerous for a run outdoors, too). In the end, if you're a commuter that isn't very active and doesn't mind the in-ear, isolated sound stage, these are likely a good option to checkout. However, if you are looking for headphones to play a second role for activity or you don't require the light portability, you should definitely look elsewhere.

Pros: + Good build quality + Lots of different tips to find right isolation + W1 chip allows for easy switching between devices and allows you to see battery life on device + Pretty good sound (outside the issues at high-end)

Cons: - Terrible form factor for activities (e.g., running) - Cramped sound stage - Sibilance makes for distortion in high-pitch range - White noise during audio playback - Poor connectivity with Apple Watch

Details

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Features and Specs

General
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.7 ounces
Cord Length 32"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The BeatsX in-ear Bluetooth headphones are designed for active lifestyles. The ear buds are connected via a soft, rubberized Flex-Form cable (32" in length) for all day comfort. They come with four sizes of ear tips, plus removable secure-fit wingtips, so they will stay in your ears as you work out. You can control your music and phone calls with the in-line RemoteTalk remote/microphone. The ear buds are magnetic, making it easier to keep your BeatsX tangle-free and in place around your neck when you're not wearing them. The BeatsX are powered by a rechargeable battery, and come with an 8" USB-to-Lightning charging cable, and a unique rubber storage case.

W1 Chip: The BeatsX feature Apple's W1 chip, which gives the earphones greater efficiency and better Bluetooth connections. The BeatsX offer up to 8 hours of battery life for longer, multiple workouts and all-day usage. The W1 chip also makes the Bluetooth connection rock solid with fewer dropouts. When pairing with a device running iOS 10, pairing is simplified. Place them near your device, and a prompt will appear on the screen asking if you wish to pair them. The pairing data is also tied to your iCloud account for faster re-pairing.

RemoteTalk: The ear buds are connected by an adjustable wrap-around flat cable with an in-line 3-button RemoteTalk remote and microphone. The controls are fully compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad, with many compatible features with Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices. RemoteTalk controls volume and music playback (pause/play, next track, previous track), as well as Voice Command (Siri) and Answer/End call.

Rechargeable Battery: The BeatsX headphones are powered by an 8-hour rechargeable battery. A short USB/Lightning cable is provided for charging the battery via your computer or another USB charging port. The battery has a Fast Fuel feature that will provide about two hours of playback with a 5-minute charge.

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Why did you buy this?

Price and reviews [ David  Dec 21, 2017 ]
we have had beats before and we like them very much [ cynthia  Jul 18, 2017 ]
Wanted in ear bluetooth headphones for iPhone 7 and Apple watch and looked at the good reviews on your site. [ Mike  May 09, 2017 ]
CNET recommendation [ Celia  Mar 22, 2017 ]
These earbuds seem like they'll pair well with the iphone ... I mostly buy from Crutchfield because of the awesome customer service! [ Mary  Dec 19, 2017 ]
I bought a black pair of BeatsX for my self. The sound, I fell in love with; the design and function, I fell in love with. The bass is there but not over powering or muddy. The midrange is musical and the highs are not fatiging for a all day listening. They sound simialr to my Shure 215 earphones (one of my favs). I then bought a white pair of BeatsX for a Bday gift. Highly Recommended! August [ August  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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