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BeatsX Earphones Launch on Apple Store for $150

Apple today officially launched its much-anticipated BeatsX Earphones on its online store for $149.95, after initially delaying the earphones from Fall 2016 and into February 2017. With the delay of BeatsX, Apple focused on the December launch of the AirPods, which have subsequently become hard to come by for those interested in Apple's own Bluetooth headphones.

Apple's website states shipping times of 4-5 business days for the White and Black color options, and 8-11 business days for Blue and Gray. Some Amazon orders for BeatsX suggested the earphones might arrive in late January, but those dates were inaccurately estimated for customers.

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BeatsX are different from the AirPods in a few small ways, including the fact that the earphones are tethered together by a flex-form cable instead of being completely wireless like AirPods. Thanks to the cable, however, BeatsX include in-line remote control media playback, as well as more ease of mind for those afraid of losing the earphones thanks to the cable's security when resting on the user's neck. Further preventing loss is a magnet in each BeatsX earphone that clicks the earphones together when resting against the user's chest.

The BeatsX Earphones also include a W1 chip for easy pairing with any iOS device, as well as a charging system that supports Lightning cables, continuing to deepen the ease-of-use of the Beats brand in Apple's ecosystem. To provide as secure fit as possible, the earphones ship with four interchangeable eartip sizes, as well as removable secure-fit wingtips for when users plan on being highly active with BeatsX.

The new earphones provide up to eight hours of music playback with a full charge, and users can get a full two hours of battery life on five minutes of charge with its "Fast Fuel" charging feature. "Authentic, clear acoustics" provide high-quality sound playback on BeatsX, with optimized noise isolation to give users an "immersive listening experience."

BeatsX were one of the W1-enabled earphones that Apple announced during its September 7 iPhone event, also including the AirPods, Powerbeats3, and Beats Solo3. The AirPods launched on December 13 and availability remains scarce, while the Beats Solo3 have been out since September, and the Powerbeats3 were available to order in October. Now, those interested can pick up BeatsX on Apple.com for $149.95 in both white and black.

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18 months ago
Ordered. Black and white. They arrive on Valentine's Day. Black for me. White for my better half.
Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago

Get rid of that awful "b" logo or refresh it.


It's called branding, you know, where companies stamp their logo on products. Maybe you have heard of it?
Rating: 10 Votes
18 months ago

I agree the beats brand is not for grown folk. I think grown men wearing beats branded products look ridiculous.


and shaming people for their preference in headphones is about appropriate for 10 or 11 years olds. Congrats
Rating: 8 Votes
18 months ago
Just picked my pair up from Apple Covent Garden, London.....apart from the initial issues with paying for them....the sound I can confirm is really clear, crisp and with a load of depth to the sound......

Lets see how they go over the next couple of days
Rating: 8 Votes
18 months ago

It's called branding, you know, where companies stamp their logo on products. Maybe you have heard of it?

Calling out gratuitous rudeness.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

Hi

Save your money and purchase the Studio Series SX Headphones:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6ZYYLJ


No reviews and out of stock - third party seller. Not sure why I would look at those.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago

Get rid of that awful "b" logo or refresh it.


I don't think it's a bad logo. Refreshing it in no way means it would look nicer. There are certainly much worse logos out there.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago
Get rid of that awful "b" logo or refresh it.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago

Still wondering why exactly they were interested in Beats.
There is no technology, it's just branding and Apple has a stronger brand themselves.
Establishing Apple as a headphone brand wouldn't have taken too long.

If you were buying a headphone company, which one would you buy? Would you buy one with:
A. Highest market share
B. Highest revenue
C. Highest profit
D. Highest margins
E. Streaming service
F. Ubiquitous brand recognition that crosses all platforms
G. All the above

Apple chose G. Smartly, in my opinion.
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago

It seems like a lot of people are buying both airpods and beats x. Airpods for general use. Beats for gym for noise isolation. Apple sure know how to get people to buy multiple products.

The perfect earphones would be airpods with some kind of beats type fit seal for noise isolation or at least the option of. Then you get the best of both worlds.

But then you wouldn't get people buying two products instead of one. Sneaky ;)

I bought the AirPods specifically because they don't create a seal. If I'm wearing earphones while walking down the street or driving, I still want to be able to hear what's going on around me.
Rating: 3 Votes

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