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Beats by Dr. Dre® BeatsX

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

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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 (black) 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

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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?

This would be my 3rd set of beats [ JOHNNIE  Jul 15, 2018 ]
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 ]
Excellent Quality and Sound [ MICHAEL  Jun 08, 2018 ]
Connectivity to my iPhone [ Carlos  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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 ]
liked reviews [ DAVID O  Mar 27, 2017 ]
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