BeatsX are $100 at BB!


mdawid

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Do you guys think $119 is worth the price for these?
In my opinion - no. I recently picked up the Beats X in white from BB for $119.99 thinking for this price, plus $30 towards Apple Music/Store they'd be worth $89.99. After testing out for about 1/2 an hour, I came to the conclusion that the sound quality is sub-par. There's no bass which has always been signature for Beats By Dre. The overall quality sounded as if I was listening through a tin-can. I promptly returned them the next day. The Apple Airpods (in my opinion) sound much better.
 
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eclipse01

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In my opinion - no. I recently picked up the Beats X in white from BB for $119.99 thinking for this price, plus $30 towards Apple Music/Store they'd be worth $89.99. After testing out for about 1/2 an hour, I came to the conclusion that the sound quality is sub-par. There's no bass which has always been signature for Beats By Dre. The overall quality sounded as if I was listening through a tin-can. I promptly returned them the next day. The Apple Airpods (in my opinion) sound much better.
To each their own, I am quite happy they arn't overpowering in bass like past beats products.
 

Rigby

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Aug 5, 2008
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In my opinion - no. I recently picked up the Beats X in white from BB for $119.99 thinking for this price, plus $30 towards Apple Music/Store they'd be worth $89.99. After testing out for about 1/2 an hour, I came to the conclusion that the sound quality is sub-par. There's no bass which has always been signature for Beats By Dre. The overall quality sounded as if I was listening through a tin-can.
My guess would be that the eartip you were using didn't create a proper seal. They do have quite a bit of bass (but thankfully it's not as heavy as it used to be on earlier Beats products I tried).
The Apple Airpods (in my opinion) sound much better.
The Airpods have considerably weaker bass, which is very obvious when compared directly.
 

imaginex20

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In my opinion - no. I recently picked up the Beats X in white from BB for $119.99 thinking for this price, plus $30 towards Apple Music/Store they'd be worth $89.99. After testing out for about 1/2 an hour, I came to the conclusion that the sound quality is sub-par. There's no bass which has always been signature for Beats By Dre. The overall quality sounded as if I was listening through a tin-can. I promptly returned them the next day. The Apple Airpods (in my opinion) sound much better.
Yep. I felt the same way when I purchased the BeatsX awhile back and returned them immdediately. Powerbeats and AirPods are better IMO