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BeatsX Officially Launching February 10, Two New Colors Coming After Launch

BeatsX Earphones will launch this Friday, February 10, with Beats By Dre announcing the official date this morning on Twitter. Yesterday, rumors of an imminent launch of BeatsX began circulating following increased activity on Apple's and Best Buy's online listings for the earphones.

In December, Apple updated its BeatsX listing with a vague February launch window, but up until today we had yet to receive a more solid day on which the earphones would launch. In addition to the confirmed launch date, CNET has also reported that two additional colors of BeatsX are coming after launch: gray and blue. When they debut, users will be able to choose from white or black.


Yesterday, February 10 was a date pinned by French reseller Fnac, while other resellers -- like Fry's Electronics -- looked towards a launch later in the month, on February 20. BeatsX include Apple's custom W1 chip for fast device connecting via Bluetooth, enabling users to pair them by simply powering them on and holding them near an iPhone. The major difference with Apple's AirPods is the flex-form cable that connects each BeatsX bud to one another.

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34 months ago

Happy now everyone? Now you can stop complaining.


You must be new here.
Rating: 11 Votes
34 months ago
It gets to a point where you're not even excited for a product anymore because it's taken so long.
Rating: 8 Votes
34 months ago
Too late, i already fell in love with the AirPods.
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago

I understand why these are not called Apple headphones. Beats just doesn't have the sophistication of the Apple brand.



No, Beats is one of the world's most recognized brands. It now has grown to have 60% of the world's premium (>$100) market, and now is the number 1 wireless brand in the entire world. It would be ludicrously poor business to mess with the Beats name on this line of their headphones. Indeed, Apple has the best of both worlds with multiple branding.

Many people who criticized Apple and thought Apple overpaid for Beats "because their streaming numbers simply weren't worth the money paid" now have a lot of egg on their face. Not only has the streaming service allowed Apple to rapidly grow into the 2nd largest service in the world, but the real genius by Tim Cook was recognizing the value of the headphone business which many of the "analysts" missed.

There's a reason they are the most valuable company in the world and keep setting records for revenue AND profit.
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago

I understand why these are not called Apple headphones. Beats just doesn't have the sophistication of the Apple brand.


Apple doesn't have any sophistication with audio. Never has done. That's why they are Beats branded, which ironically are not exactly well known for their quality.
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago
I have absoluteley no opinion on these, except for one thing.

Beat sex.

Wat? Lol great job, naming department. :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago

The W1 chip allows for tapping the ears for Siri, right? Or is that just for AirPods?

The BeatsX have a proper remote with buttons, which will in all likelihood work much better than the unreliable tapping of the Airpods (and of course also provide more functionality such as volume adjustment and skipping songs).
Rating: 3 Votes
34 months ago
I understand why these are not called Apple headphones. Beats just doesn't have the sophistication of the Apple brand.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago

Too late, i already fell in love with the AirPods.


I use my Airpods every day. Especially during my weightlifting. I'm contemplating purchasing a second pair. That's how much I like them.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago
Widely available by summer 2017
Rating: 2 Votes

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