New Powerbeats With H1 Chip and Up to 15 Hours of Battery Life Now Available

Announced earlier this week, Apple's new Powerbeats are now available through its online store for $149.95 in black, white, and red.

powerbeatsredcord
The new Powerbeats feature the same Apple-designed H1 chip as the Powerbeats Pro, second-generation AirPods, and AirPods Pro, enabling hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands and faster pairing with iOS devices. The new Powerbeats also have up to 15 hours of battery life and a similar design as the Powerbeats Pro, but with a wire between each earpiece.

For more details about the new Powerbeats, read our announcement post earlier this week.

Tag: Beats

Top Rated Comments

nicho Avatar
14 months ago

I've had them for two weeks now and like them a lot.

I purchased them mostly for phone calls now that I'm making more of them and they tend to be long - 1 1/2 to 2 hours. They work really well for that. I'm also using them more for music for when my wife wants to watch TV, and being in the same room, I can just listen to music and read, or use my laptop.

The audio quality is much better than AirPods as the tips seal inside the ear. And they fit well.

I have no regrets with my purchase and would purchase them again!
I want them because 1) red and 2) I've had APP on my wish list for a while but could never really justify them, and definitely can't since i replaced a really old pair of beats studios with a pair of WH1000XM3.

I'm on the fence a little about buying these to replace both my 1st gen airpods and my powerbeats 2 i found in a drawer a couple months ago, since both technically work even if battery life sucks a bit... while i'm stuck at home, it's enough. but I'm really hoping one of them dies soon. It's definitely a question of when, not if, I pick these up.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edgonzalez32 Avatar
14 months ago

So, does anyone have these? I'm curious what people think of the fit. I realize every one has different fit requirements, but I wonder if people find the strap and the over-the-ear design better or worse than AirPods. These seem like they might be preferable for sports for some people.

What about the sound quality? I don't like overemphasized bass for example.
They're exactly the same as the powerbeats pro. Speaking as someone who own the powerbeats 3 (and plans on buying these), I've had mine since 2016 and they were 100% worth the money. I've used them in the gym, running (races too) and biking. I like the wire because it it's less of a chance for me to lose them. Plus when someone comes up to talk to me I don't have to worry about where to put them since they can hang.

Sound wise, I think they're really good. Nowhere near as bass heavy as the bigger over the ear beats. Also, just going to say it, I really thing the airpods are wildly overpriced. They're just earpods, but wireless. So it's still that same sound that sounds like everything is in a tin can. The powerbeats (and powerbeats pro if you really dont want the wire) are a far better purchase on just sound alone.

But you're right on the money about them being preferable for sports.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

siir apple event april 20

Siri Reveals Apple Event Planned for Tuesday, April 20

Tuesday April 13, 2021 12:04 am PDT by
Siri has apparently prematurely revealed that Apple plans to hold an event on Tuesday, April 20, where the company is expected to reveal brand new iPad Pro models and possibly its long-awaited AirTags trackers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Upon being asked "When is the next Apple Event," Siri is currently responding with, "The special event is on Tuesday, April...
apple event spring loaded

Apple's 'Spring Loaded' Event Officially Announced for Tuesday, April 20

Tuesday April 13, 2021 9:04 am PDT by
Following an overnight leak by Siri, Apple today officially announced that it will be holding a special "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As with all of Apple's 2020 events, the April 2021 event will be a digital-only gathering with no members of the media invited to attend in...
pixel watch prosser leak

Google Pixel Watch Allegedly Leaks with Circular Design, Rumored to Launch in October

Monday April 12, 2021 2:49 am PDT by
Renders of Google's first smartwatch, codenamed "Rohan," have been shared by Jon Prosser, showing that Google plans to adopt a circular design for its flagship wearable watch. Prosser shared the renders in an episode of his YouTube show "Front Page Tech," in which he claims they were made based on marketing material he had seen from a source within Google. The renders show that the Pixel...
Google maps feaure green

Google Maps App for iOS Finally Updated After Four Months

Monday April 12, 2021 10:03 am PDT by
Following the completed rollout of App Privacy labels for its App Store apps, Google today updated the Google Maps app for the first time in four months. Apple in December began requiring all new app submissions and app updates to include App Privacy labels, detailing the data that is collected by the app so consumers know what they're sharing. Google didn't begin implementing App Privacy ...
AppleTV and HomePod Feature

Bloomberg: Apple Working on New Apple TV With Integrated HomePod Speaker and FaceTime Camera

Monday April 12, 2021 3:32 am PDT by
Apple is working on a combined Apple TV with HomePod speaker that has a camera for video calls through a connected television set, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. From the report: The company is working on a product that would combine an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker and include a camera for video conferencing through a connected TV and other smart-home functions,...
samsung experience 1

Samsung's 'iTest' Lets You Try a Galaxy Device on Your iPhone

Thursday April 8, 2021 12:42 pm PDT by
Samsung has launched "iTest," an interactive website experience that's designed to allow iPhone users to test out Android on a Galaxy device, or "sample the other side," as Samsung puts it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iTest website is being advertised in New Zealand, according to a MacRumors reader who came across the feature. Visiting the iTest website on...
epic iap feature 3

Tim Cook Says App Store Would Become a 'Flea Market' if Third-Party Payment Systems Were Allowed

Monday April 12, 2021 9:41 am PDT by
In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about a wide variety of topics, ranging from App Tracking Transparency to Apple's ongoing legal battle over App Store policies with Fortnite creator Epic Games. Notably, Cook said that Epic Games' desire for Apple to let developers offer their own payment systems in apps "would make the App Store a flea market":At the...
tim cook toronto star

Tim Cook Says Apple is 'Not Against Digital Advertising' Ahead of iOS 14.5 Launch With App Tracking Transparency

Monday April 12, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Starting with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, Apple will be requiring apps to receive a user's permission to track their activity for targeted advertising purposes, as part of a privacy measure known as App Tracking Transparency. Ahead of App Tracking Transparency being enforced, Apple CEO Tim Cook has participated in a privacy-focused interview with the Toronto Star, telling the...
a13 bionic mockup

Apple Made Sudden Security Changes to its Chips in Fall 2020

Monday April 12, 2021 8:15 am PDT by
Apple made unusual mid-production hardware changes to the A12, A13, and S5 processors in its devices in the fall of 2020 to update the Secure Storage Component, according to Apple Support documents. According to an Apple Support page, spotted by Twitter user Andrew Pantyukhin, Apple changed the Secure Enclave in a number of products in the fall of 2020:Note: A12, A13, S4, and S5 products...
HomePod G4 Feature

Bloomberg: Future HomePod May Feature iPad Connected Via Robotic Arm to Track Users Around The Room During FaceTime Calls

Monday April 12, 2021 3:50 am PDT by
In a report outlining a possible Apple TV with a combined HomePod and camera, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that Apple is exploring a future high-end HomePod speaker that could include an iPad connected via a robotic arm that tracks and follows users around a room. From the report: The Cupertino, California-based technology giant, is also mulling the launch of a high-end speaker with a touch ...