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Beats by Dr. Dre - BeatsX Earphones - Matte Gold

Fit for your life, BeatsX earphones are the perfect wireless companion. Experience authentic, clear sound throughout your day with up to eight hours of battery life. With Fast Fuel, a five-minute charge gives you two hours of playback. Its unique Flex-Form cable provides all-day comfort and easy pocket portability, while eartip options provide a personalized fit, and secure-fit wingtips offer added stability.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • BeatsX earphones
    • Eartips with four size options
    • Removable secure-fit wingtips
    • Pocket-sized carrying case
    • Lightning to USB-A charging cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Card

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6104 out of 6739)

    Features


    Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth® to your device for wireless listening

    Up to eight hours of battery life for when you're on the go

    With Fast Fuel, a five-minute charge gives you two hours of playback when the battery is low

    A variety of eartip options offers personalized comfort, and secure-fit wingtips provide stability

    The Flex-Form cable provides all-day comfort with easy purse and pocket portability

    Authentic, clear acoustics deliver crisp sound fit for your life

    Take calls, control your music and activate Siri with RemoteTalk


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 6739 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly excellent! Great sound quality

      Posted
      Budwiser
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Build: Excellent build quality. Doesn't feel cheap like some of the budget Bluetooth earphones I've owned. The cords for the buds are flat, which means they never tangle, and the neckband is thin and flexible, but firm. It's all this soft touch matte plastic and rubber that feels really nice. I opted for the blue color and it's really nice. It's kind of a royal blue that's it crazy bright. The two little lumps on the cord where the electronics and batteries are housed look weird at first, but it's a great way to balance things out while making the whole package super slim. There's also a magnet in the bids so they sort of click together around your neck when you take them out. Keeps them out of the way. I kind of always have them on because that's so convenient. Quality, quality build. These are not the Beats of old. This feels more like an apple designed product. Fit: They come with a few tips and a few ear hooks that go inside the ear. I found the large tips to work best (as usual), and I added the large hooks too. They go inside your ear, not over it, and they're really comfortable (same soft matte rubber). I have worn these all day with no fatigue. Almost forgot I had them in. The earbuds themselves are slightly angled in, which helps get a good seal. Because the electronics sort of test on your collarbone, the cords don't tank the buds out with their weight. Also, because there's just enough slack between the electronic lump things, they don't pull when you turn your head. Sound: I do and have owned high quality studio cans and wired IEMs. These, of course, don't touch those in sound quality. But in terms of Bluetooth, they're great. The sound is not at all Beats-y, that is, it doesn't have booming, muddy bass. In fact, I'd go so far as to call them very balanced with a nice bass punch. The mids are clear and the highs are crisp. The low end has a punch but it's not muffled or muddy. I read some reviews that said the sound quality was poor, but I think those reviewers didn't take the ten minutes to figure out the right tip/hook combo because once they seal, they sound awesome. That's the last part of this. The seal, for passive noise isolation, is amazing. I only need the volume turned up halfway to think they sound a little too loud. And when they're at a good volume, I can't hear anything in the outside world. Range and pairing: I know you only pair them once, but the W1 chip did, in fact, make pairing even simpler than it already is. Further, my other Bluetooth earbuds/headphones would often not connect right away or frequently lose connection. These have never, I repeat, never lost connection and have never taken more than two seconds to pair. The range is ridiculous. I've walked to the second floor of my house with my iPhone 7 in the basement and there was not degradation or skipping. At the office I get up and walk away and only after I'm really far away do I lose sound. It's the best range I've experienced. Battery and charging: The battery goes 8 hours for me, as advertised. They take about 35-45 minutes to charge fully once empty. The best for me though, is the 25%/2hr charge in five minutes. I'll often go through my workday and drain almost all of the battery. I pop them on the charger for 5 minutes and I truly get at least two more hours out of them, enough for my train ride home. As an added bonus, they charge via lightning and come with a 6 inch black, Beats branded lightning cable. It's great to not need a micro USB charger for anything now. Bottom line, I LOVE these headphones. They sound fantastic, have an amazing range, fit wonderfully, etc. If they go on sale again, I'd say run and buy a pair.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Will Not Hold Up to Daily Use

      Posted
      Techguy

      I purchased these headphones in March 2018 for my daughter. She uses them to listen to music daily for roughly two hours per day. In August the headphones began to present a static/distortion noise intermittently. I find this odd that after less than five months of use the headphones would begin to malfunction at all. I didn't panic since the headphones come with a manufacturer’s twelve month warranty. However, I should have been suspicious when I purchased the headphones because Best Buy doesn't offer the option of purchasing a Best Buy warranty for this product. Several reviews warned of issues with longevity regarding Dr. Dre Beats products but after reading the positive reviews and having excellent experiences with several other Apple products I decided to buy these headphones anyway. I sent the headphones in under the warranty for repair. Imagine my astonishment when the assessment of the issue was as follows: "The head appear to have been modified or damaged by the user”. Repair options are as follows: Option 1: Pay $166.61 to have Apple repair the headphones, Option 2: Have Apple Return headphones unrepaired. Why would I pay more for the repair than the headphones are worth? The technician provided a picture of the damage it appeared from the image the left side was clouted with something. Once the headphones were returned I reviewed the issue and it appeared to be the glue used to hold in the screen had clouted the passage way along with ear wax. Apple should have fixed this under warranty. The glue holding the screen should have been able to withstand a little wax. I won’t be purchasing any more Beats headphones. I am really disappointed because I like the design and performance of these headphones. I expected more from Apple and I’m extremely disappointed that Apple choose not to honor the warranty and blame the user for the inferior performance of the product. I’m sticking with Bose from now they stand behind their headphone products. This short sighted business model will eventually catch up to Beats product line.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cut the cord!

      Posted
      Patrick
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So before this pair of Beats X, I had previously purchased a pair of Studio Wireless headphones. I was looking for some casual, wear everywhere type of product, and those are more of a desk set or airplane set. If you are looking for those types of headphones, I really recommend the Studios. If not, you're in the right place. I paid $99 for these headphones so here is my review based on the price point: there's not much better *IF* you're already in Apple's ecosystem (have a mac/iPhone/iPad/etc). Amazing connectivity technology means I can switch between apple devices seamlessly. An 8 hour battery life may not seem very good, but when you consider that you can get a whopping 2 hours of playback with a 5 minute charge, it lessens the blow. Plus, a big selling point for me is that it charges via lightning cable, so now I only have to bring one cable on trips or out and about to charge my phone and my headphones. The sound quality obviously took a step down from my studios to these in ear headphones. However, it is definitely Beats' most refined sound quality yet. They really took into consideration a broader group of listeners by toning down the bass a little so you get a broader, fuller spectrum of sounds. Don't worry though, I listen to mainly hip hop, rap, and electronic, and there is still plenty of boom. Also, if you pick the right size of ear tip for your ear (and there are tons to choose from), you will feel a sense of moderate noise cancellation which was nice. Overall, for $99, I feel like this is the best decision you could make if you are in the market for these types of headphones. Now, I understand that the normal price is $150, and that seems much higher, so two pieces of advice: 1) Wait for it to go down again OR 2) Compare it to other wireless in ear headphones At normal price I would say if you are a part of Apple's ecosystem, definitely go for it. If not, consider some Jaybirds X3's.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound and comfortable fit

      Posted
      TXIV
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I did a lot of research prior to buying these headphones. Beatsx are one of the most highly rated earphones on rtings.com. I originally set out to buy a set of AirPods (which I did), but then I saw Jaybird X3s on sale for $80. Why not? I bought a pair. The latency (lag between video and audio) was pretty bad. Even though they sounded incredible, I took them back. While I mostly listen to music with my headphones, I also watch a fair amount of video. Beatsx happen to also be on sale, so I made an exchange. The Beatsx had amazing sound and fit even better than the Jaybird X3. But, I was still curious. So, I bought AirPods. The AirPods were great for what they are: completely wireless headphones. It was nice not having any wires, and I felt completely free to move around. The sound was also reasonable considering they're just wireless EarPods. Unfortunately, the slippery white case slipped out of my pocket unnoticed at least twice while I was at my house. This freaked me out and made me think I might lose them pretty easily. That, on top of the fact that they cost $60 more than the Beatsx (at the time) prompted me to take them back. The only thing I don't like about the Beatsx is the cable. There's a pretty significant amount of cable noise if you're not careful about how you twist the cable when putting them on. The length took a while to get used to too. The length is also a positive though as you can take them off and let them hang around your neck all day. With the AirPods, if you take one out, you either hold it in your hand or put it back in the case. This is often really inconvenient. If you're using an iPhone, these are even better because you can take advantage of the W1 chip. This offers easy pairing, better sound quality, and better connection. I have not had the signal drop once, except when my phone was charging in my house and I moved the car into the driveway, but it just cut out a little and came back when I was in range. I did actually experience some stuttering the other day when I had another pair of bluetooth headphones connected at the same time, but I think that was due to my phone being a little confused. I forgot to mention battery life and the microphone. People I talk to on the phone say the microphone quality is great, and I have no complaints either. The battery life is as advertised, and maybe more. With intermittent use, these last me from the morning until the evening with battery to spare. They never shut off on their own unless they're disconnected, but they do have great standby time. Positives for the Beatsx: -sound isolation -sound quality -magnetized for hanging around your neck -cable length -W1 chip (easy pairing, better sound, and connection) -microphone quality -in-line remote -battery life Negatives: -microphonics (cable noise) -cord length

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Earphones

      Posted
      acd1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I must start saying, I've owned several headphones/earphones, and was weary of the Beats brand due to previous issues with some of their products. I myself owned the Beats Pro's when they were still Monster, while good they weren't the most comfortable and ended up being outclassed, in my opinion, by several cheaper models from other manufacturers. My daily headphones for ~1.5+ years have been some V-Moda M-100s that I absolutely love! While they will still be my go-to headphone for long trips, flights, and long listening while working from home, I must say the BeatsX will be taking over most of the time. I never realized how nice wireless would be, and let me tell you they deliver. Setup with my iPhone, and Macs was dead simple, the W1 chip made it a breeze and once setup on one device it's selectable on all of them via iCloud, now that is cool! The thing I didn't realize was how nice the Fast Fuel is for use, my job requires me to be on several hour long conference calls with regularity, so as soon as one of those wraps up a quick 5-10 minutes on the charger and I'm good to go for the rest of my shift! I could see this being super useful when traveling, if you have 5 minutes before a flight you'd be ready to listen for most of the flight! Now the convenience is big, but how do they sound? Honestly, great, I was pretty impressed, I always compare to my first decent earphones the Klipsch Image S4 which had a pretty good sound signature, if not a bit bass heavy. These remind me of that, but with better bass, highs aren't exaggerated which is great because you don't get ear fatigue or pain from sibilance that I sometimes get with my Klipsch X7i's. They seem to handle a wide variety of music well, I like hard rock, classic rock, and the latest EDM, pop, hip-hop. I haven't tried anything like classical, but I imagine it wouldn't be a bad experience here! Noise isolation is another big point, these might not be great for cycling or jogging due to their ability to buffer outside sounds, I can't hear someone talking to me from 4ft away if my music is at about half volume. There is a bit of microphonics in these earphones I think due to the weight of the battery assembly hanging around the back of your neck. With music on the microphonics are minimal and don't bother me, your mileage may vary. Fit is great with a variety of provided earbuds, including some wings to help hook into your ears, the default buds installed in the box seem to be the best fit for me so far. I really enjoy these, a lot more than I expected, I bought them thinking, well if I don't like them I'll simply return and wait for the AirPods to become more widely available. Well I can't say I will be doing that at all, I really like them, a lot! Also it comes with 29.97 USD in credit to use on iTunes, or for 3 months of Apple Music, as someone heavily invested in the ecosystem and an existing subscriber this was like a 30 dollar discount right out of the box!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent wireless headphones, especially for iPhone

      Posted
      eeebee
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      These are pretty nice wireless headphones for a decent price, and work seamlessly with other Apple products. Being an Apple user (iPhone, iMac, MacBook Pro), I loved the fact that these charge using the lightning cable. This means when I travel, I only need to bring one cord to charge both my phone and ear buds (and it's a nice, small physical port). It's also super-easy to pair, using the built-in NFC technology of the iPhone (and will even name your beats based on your name as registered in your phone (e.g., Joe's BeatsX). For those that aren't iPhone users, you may dislike the lightning charging cable, as it's Apple-proprietary, and obviously won't work with non-Apple products. The sound quality is pretty good, and it's easy to control the music on your phone and take calls. I gave these 4/5 stars because there are a couple of flaws/annoyances... First, the wire that connects the actual buds to the part that loops around your neck is flat (as opposed to your standard round cable) and a bit stiff. This means that if you fold up the earphones when not in use, it's very easy for them to get and stay bent into a certain position. For example, sometime when I put them on, one of the sides will want to bend into my cheek, while the other side bends away from my face. It just feels awkward. So I find myself often hanging them on something when not in use to try to avoid this problem, and keep the kinks out of the cable. Second, the neoprene case for storing the earphones is too small, making it difficult to get the earphones completely inside the case unless you wrap them JUST SO. This leads, as I mentioned before, to problems with the cables bending in ways you don't want it to bend. Additionally, the case doesn't completely close--there's no zipper or drawstring or anything. Just an open gap at the top. Not terribly secure. Still, I can live with these flaws, as they're otherwise pretty nice headphones. And based on reviews I've read of equivalent products from competitors, it sounds like none of them are going to be perfect.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Headphones

      Posted
      Adam

      Overview: The BeatsX wireless headphones are a great headphone with durability, a sleek deign, and powerful sound quality for people on the go. It holds a charge for up to 8 hours and offers a fast charge time with only 5 minutes of charging giving you 2 hours of battery life. Ideal Uses: The BeatsX are a great for active work like running or at the gym. These may be the most popular uses but what is nice about these is that they can also be used in every day-to-day activity. Their slim design make very easy to take with you anywhere you go. Sound Quality: For being the middle-priced earphone for Beats, this product will give you the best bang for your buck. It delivers a clear, smooth sound as well as having a slight noise cancelling effect when wearing them. The quality stands throughout the headphones no matter what the battery level is as well. Design: Beats has designed the BeatsX to be the sleekest in-ear headphones with the best capable sound quality. Along with that they have their Flex-Form Cable technology that is durable for all the times you use it and is comfortable for your neck as well. There is also a magnet in each earpiece for when you are not using them. Lastly, wingtips are a feature you can freely put on or off, and are used for giving you a more secure fit of the earpiece being in your ear without having an over the ear attachment like the PowerBeats. Technology/Features: These headphones are not waterproof, but they are sweat and water resistant for intense workout conditions. In addition, Apple installed a W1 chip, which is the reason for the long battery life with minimal charge time. There is also a mic for phone calls and volume control with easy use with IPhones, with siri-compatable remote talk. Additional Accessories: There are four different sizes of earbuds that can be used for finding the right fit for your ear along with the wingtips. A small case is included as well for you to carry your headphones and could fit inside your pocket. Also, there is a 5-inch Lightning to USB cable for charging. Lastly, there is a warranty card along with the instruction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BeatsX - AWESOME!!!

      Posted
      MobTownFinest
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      BeatsX are the best headphones I have owned in my 31 years. I am very knowledgeable with wireless, computer and home electronics. I like to make one purchase for each of my electronics that will last a couple years at least, so this makes me really pay attention to what I buy. I have used Studio Beats for my heavy bass songs but mostly used LG (Harman Kardon) headphones for conference calls and music. They never really do the trick with music no matter how much money I spend. I purchased PowerBeats3 and returned them mainly b/c I didn't like how they hung around my neck. I wanted BeatsX, but they didn't come out until after I purchased PowerBeats3. I returned PB3 and got BeatsX after 14 days of use. I fell in love with the BeatsX! I use the wing tips to give that extra support so they won't fall out. The noise canceling is the best I have ever had. I can hit a bat against brick wall, and hear a little something while I have a song playing. Can't hear the lawn mower while cutting grass. Bass is great! I recommend these for conference calls, phone calls, and of course music! The grey color blends in very well with everything. Just enough to be noticed, but still stealthy. I get stopped in the hospital all of the time and asked about them. My mom has the black ones, but the grey is smooth looking. Enjoy, MTF

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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