Beats by Dr. Dre - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished BeatsX Earphones - Black

Geek Squad Certified RefurbishedEnjoy listening to favorite tunes anywhere with these refurbished BeatsX earphones. They're lightweight and built to go wherever you do, hanging comfortably around your neck when not in use. When you're in a rush, 5 minutes of charging produces up to 2 hours of playback from these BeatsX earphones, and a full charge provides 8 hours.

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Refurbished products are repaired and restored to a like-new state. They are verified to work properly and include all parts and accessories (original or comparable substitutes). All refurbished products sold by Best Buy also include a warranty, and Best Buy's Return & Exchange Promise applies.

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    What's Included

    • Beats by Dr. Dre Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 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:
    81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (281 out of 347)


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

    Up to 8 hours of battery life for when you’re on the go

    With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 2 hours of playback when the battery is low

    Variety of eartip options offer personalized comfort and secure-fit wingtips provide stability

    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

    Overall customer rating

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert Rating




    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Stylish, comfortable but poor sound quality.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      After thorough research and as per my preferences, I decided to purchase this pair. I took the refurbished one as it was affordable. I really liked the design and the way it sits on your neck. The cable stays straight and does not tangle. So, if you are a commuter and need a comfortable wireless pair and are not really bothered with sound quality then this is the one. I got disappointed with the sound quality because it has a lot of bass which ruins all the rhythm and softness of a song. If you only listen to hip hop and rap stuff, this should sound great to you. But if you are a soft listener (like me), you will not like the sound quality. Moreover, beats audio should introduce an app like jaybird where you can tweak the settings and get the desired result. Unfortunately, there are no pairs in the market with such comfort and great sound quality so I have to trade off sound for comfort. I thought of returning it and get a jaybird x3 but after getting reviews, I came to a conclusion that jaybird x3 is specifically focused on active use. It does sound good (I mean really good!) but it is not as comfortable if you want to use it while traveling on a bus, train or just taking a walk. And as far as performance is concerned of a refurbished product, it is working fine up till now. Connectivity is great. Though, I am an android user but haven't experienced any problem yet. But it doesn't connect to two devices simultaneously so I have to connect it every time when I switch from my cellphone to laptop. One more thing, I really like the magnet tips so you can just stick them together and form a beats necklace when you are not using them so it remains safe and you don't have to worry about losing it. Hope this helps. Take care!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      These are great!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I expected them to be more base heavy, knowing Beats reputation, and I like bass, but the nicely balanced sound I am getting is fine. I like the sturdy construction. I like the neck wrap part. I like the little silicone case, it’s very cleverly designed. One thing I don’t like is that the on button is small and shallow, so it is a bit difficult to find with my fingers. It does not give a very positive click when pressed, so I am never really sure if I pressed it. Then, there is a haphazardly delayed period before the unit gives a series of tones saying it is on, or paired, whatever, so I am often finding myself repressing the on button, perhaps turning the unit off again. Seems like shoddy design, considering it is coming from Apple. Apple usually thinks through interface problems like that, I thought.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      lost these - spent $ to buy them again!

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

      i think my title speaks for itself. i, like an idiot, lost these headphones by dropping them on the ground. i spent the money to re-purchase them immediately after. if that isn't a testimonial, i don't know what is. yes, these headphones are costly, but they're worth it. i ride public transportation every day and its very loud, very crowded, and always busy. these headphones pretty much cancel out every sound in the universe. the battery lasts a pretty good amount of time. i ride the train for 1.5 hours daily and these last for me for days on end without being charged. initially i was under the impression that these headphones really wouldn't be good; i think it was all the celebrity hype and them being expensive. but i really can't live without them now. i loooove these headphones and will continue to purchase beats!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Bad!

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

      I’m growing to like this headset. I had a pair or wired Beats earbuds that I absolutely loved but they died. I bought these to replace them and was a little disappointed but they’ve grown on me. The older earbuds fit straight in the ear canal, these new ones go straight in but the bud body angles slightly. I like the magnet backs to keep around my neck. I’m not too fond of a wire still if it’s “wireless” but it isn’t too bad. My wired earbuds had a LOT more bass than these wireless earbuds. I will say this is my primary disappointment! I listen to a wide variety of music but the tones don’t sound as complete since the bass contributions are lower. The charge holds for a long time and there is an audible alert when the battery is low. Pairs like any other Bluetooth device without issue. I’ve connected this to my 2 phones and iPads without issue.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best midway for comfort and sound

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Simply put, wow! I love these things! Excellent sound, easy to use and connect to devices and actually comfortable enough to sleep in! I don’t have money falling out my pockets but I decided to splurge on these as a nice not cheap pair and I’m so glad I did. They’re awesome for working out, waiting in the car for kids and falling asleep to audiobooks at night. While they aren’t exactly cheap they aren’t the most expensive pair out there either but honestly, I don’t think I need those. These little babies do everything I want and they’re noise cancelling too! If you’re on the fence and you’re like me and don’t fork over money unless you’re pretty sure it’s something you can use and will be worth your hard earned cash, believe me, these are totally worth every penny:)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was very disappointed when I pressed play on my phone. The sound was so dull. There was absolutely no bass. I changed the EQ in my settings, but it didn't make a difference whatsoever. I ended up returning the headphones because of the extremely underwhelming sound. I love beats (I own PowerBeats and Beats Studios), but these just didn't live up to the quality that I'm used to. The stock EarPods that came with my iPhone sound much better than these refurbished BeatsX. Maybe I just received a dud, and that's the risk I took by ordering a refurbished pair. I wasn't able to compare the sound to another pair because there weren't any on display at the store, but I can't imagine a new pair having such bad quality.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Beats Name but disappointing Sound Quality

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I normally like Bestbuy Certified Refurbished headphones, I have happily bought several and they all look and feel like new. These headphones however are a disappointment, even at the nice discounted price they weren't worth the cost, Can't imagine buying them at full retail!. The Sound Quality just isn't very good, they are frankly a disappointment, they sound muffled and tinny the bass? what bass? The sound quality compares to $20 dollar headphones in my opinion. While they fit nicely in my ears, the band leaves much to be desired, they are bulky and featureless. W1 chip might be useful for iPhone users, I'm an android user, so the W1 chip provides 0 benefit to me. Buy it if you want nice looks, and a brand name but only mediocre sound quality...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than I thought

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this instead of Airpods because it has the inline controls and people said they sounded better. I'm surprised by how much I really like them. The whole neck cord thing was weird at first, but everything is so light you don't even notice it. The swappable eartips were helpful because the pair that were installed just didn't sound that great, but when I switched to the tighter ones everything sounded amazing. The wires going from your neck to your ears could have been shorter for sure and is the only con about these, but you get used to it. The battery lasts quite a while (the quick charge feature is great), the fit is right and having the controls (even Siri) available make these the best pair of in-ear headphones I've ever bought.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, comfort, durability and sound. Editors are less positive about mids quality and have mixed opinions about treble quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
    • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5What Hi-Fi? on June 30, 2017
      Beats X review
      Energetic and full - as you'd expect from Beats - but you can get better at this priceFull Review
    • Mashable (UK)Damon Beres on February 25, 2017
      Beats X review: The perfect earbuds for young cyborgs with cash to burn
      The best wireless earbuds yet?Full Review
    • Chip ChickHelena Stone on February 23, 2017
      BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review
      Beats has been killing it lately. Their Powerbeats3 and Solo3 wireless headphones both earned Chip Chick Picks for being top notch wireless headphones in their respective categories. After a delay, their lightweight BeatsX in-ear headphones areFull Review
    • The VergeRating, 3.7 out of 5Chris Welch on February 20, 2017
      Beats X review: Apple's neckbuds for the everyday
      The new $150 Beats X wireless earbuds have taken a backseat to Apple's AirPods ever since both products were announced at the same event last September. The truly wireless AirPods got a JonyFull Review
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Nick Pino on February 17, 2017
      Beats X Wireless Earphones review
      Meet some good-sounding earbuds that can charge in five minutesFull Review
    • AppleInsiderRating, 4 out of 5Mikey Campbell on February 14, 2017
      Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones
      With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.Full Review
    • TechCrunchBrian Heater on February 10, 2017
      Beats X bring Apple's wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor
      It's hard to say precisely what took Beats X so long to arrive. Unlike Apple's own house-branded AirPods, the company didn't really start from scratch. Sure, it's a somewhat new form factor, but the wireless earbuds don't stray all that far fromFull Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5David Carnoy on February 9, 2017
      BeatsX review
      Like 'em or hate 'em, Apple's AirPods have been the talk of the headphone world ever since they were announced alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September 2016. But there's another Apple wireless headphone from the company's Beats by DreFull Review

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