BeatsX May Launch as Early as Today Per Apple's Website [Updated x3]

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The much-anticipated launch of BeatsX could be occurring soon, according to some behind-the-scenes movement happening on Apple.com where the earphones are now listed as "Available Today" in two stores in Manhattan: West 14th Street and the Upper East Side. At the time of writing, customers can't order or add BeatsX to their bag, however, so it's still unclear when exactly the earphones will be up for purchase.

Two stores in New York list BeatsX "Available Today" for Personal Pickup


Adding to the evidence of an imminent launch is Best Buy, which has quietly updated its website with a "Check Stores" button, as noted by one Redditor. The button still presents users with an out of stock warning, but the backend movement to prepare for the arrival of the BeatsX suggests a launch soon, and Apple's website has included a "Coming February" release date since December.

According to French reseller Fnac, BeatsX will be available to purchase February 10, and Fry's Electronics has the earphones listed with a February 20 launch date. Looking at reseller websites typically isn't the most reliable source of predicting accessory launches -- Fnac said the AirPods would launch November 30, while Fry's previously said the BeatsX would arrive January 23.

Update: New Apple retail stores across the east coast have gained BeatsX stock, and some have quickly gone back to listing the earphones as "Currently Unavailable." It's still unclear exactly what's going on or when BeatsX will launch online, but iStockNow has a BeatsX activity tracker for those interested in following new developments.

Update 2: iStockNow appears to having trouble tracking BeatsX availability at the moment, but a handful of stores along the U.S. East Coast continue to show availability on Apple's site. Online orders, including Personal Pickup at stores where there is availability, remain unavailable.

Update 3: Some users are reporting Apple has removed the availability checker from its site, simply stating "Apple Store Pickup is currently unavailable." iStockNow tells us they are continuing to check Apple's site but have added a filter to not trigger alerts unless the headphones are also available to order for delivery or pickup.

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gsmornot

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Well, I'm sure some people remembered these were coming but I sure forgot.
 

H3LL5P4WN

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I would consider the Beats X's (or even the Power Beats 3) if someone can confirm that they have a more natural EQ; if it's the usual "listening through a blanket" (as God, I mean Lemmy, put it) bass flub, then count me out.
 

Harmonious Zen

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I would consider the Beats X's (or even the Power Beats 3) if someone can confirm that they have a more natural EQ; if it's the usual "listening through a blanket" (as God, I mean Lemmy, put it) bass flub, then count me out.
I've got the Powerbeats3. They sound good for what they are. Apple has done a great job with Beats sound quality as of late. If you're an audiophile though you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
 

jimothyGator

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I'm curious about the fit of these BeatsX. I must have small ear canals, as I've found many headphones quite uncomfortable in my ears. For example, I've got the original Jaybird X earbuds, and they are extremely uncomfortable because the part that goes in the ears is so large.

On the other hand, I've found the wired Klipsch S4i and R6i are the most comfortable in-ears I've tried, owing to the narrow part that fits in my ears. Klipsch does make two Bluetooth versions of the R6, but I'm not thrilled by the large piece that goes behind your ears in the original Bluetooth R6, nor am I thrilled by the price of the neckband R6 (though, that probably will be discounted by 40% or more a year or so from now, judging from typical Klipsch price trends). Even when they do come down in price, I'm not sure I like the neckband style.

The BeatsX look appealing because of the W1 chip and decent battery life. Comfort is the big question market for me.

Anybody else with small ear canals found success with Bluetooth in-ear phones? I listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks, as well as take phone calls. I'd like something I can wear at the gym or while jogging. Also curious if any of these inexpensive China source headphones that pop up on Amazon are any good, though I don't mind paying the extra for BeatsX if they are comfortable.
 
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oneMadRssn

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is this beats X or beats 10 vis a vis OSX? beats X sounds like beat sex...
Good question.

Try this: Open up terminal, and type in "say beats x" and "say beatsx". How does the Mac say it? I would try this, but I'm not at my mac at the moment.

If you do it for OS X, I think the Mac says "oh es ten"
 
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I'm curious about the fit of these BeatsX. I must have small ear canals, as I've found many headphones quite uncomfortable in my ears. For example, I've got the original Jaybird X earbuds, and they are extremely uncomfortable because the part that goes in the ears is so large.

On the other hand, I've found the wired Klipsch S4i and R6i are the most comfortable in-ears I've tried, owing to the narrow part that fits in my ears. Klipsch does make two Bluetooth versions of the R6, but I'm not thrilled by the large piece that goes behind your ears in the original Bluetooth R6, nor am I thrilled by the price of the neckband R6 (though, that probably will be discounted by 40% or more a year or so from now, judging from typical Klipsch price trends). Even when they do come down in price, I'm not sure I like the neckband style.

The BeatsX look appealing because of the W1 chip and decent battery life. Comfort is the big question market for me.

Anybody else with small ear canals found success with Bluetooth in-ear phones? I listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks, as well as take phone calls. I'd like something I can wear at the gym or while jogging. Also curious if any of these inexpensive China source headphones that pop up on Amazon are any good, though I don't mind paying the extra for BeatsX if they are comfortable.
Rubber earphones tips don't fit well into my ears at all, but apples earphones have always worked perfectly for me, that's why I chose AirPods out of the many cheaper competitors that were already released. Not sure if they will fit you but they do not fall out, and even while running or jumping around they stay put.
 

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I've got the Powerbeats3. They sound good for what they are. Apple has done a great job with Beats sound quality as of late. If you're an audiophile though you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
If it's only "warm" then I'm ok. I do enjoy a warm mix. I've tried (borrowed) two pairs of beats, one of which was a urBeats, and the mix was atrocious to me.

My issue is that while my AirPods do fit better than the EarPods, they wiggle out after just a few minutes, especially the left one.
 

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I will order them immediately. Wanted to wait for reviews, but they'll likely be out of stock for weeks if I decide to wait...

I'm not sure about the wire hanging in your neck, but I really like the promise of Beats audio compared with the in-ear design. Miles better on paper to me than the sound-leaking (both ways) and EarPod-like sounding and fitting AirPods.
 

Korican100

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I have my Airpods in my ears right now, and I can't WAIT to pull the trigger on these BeatsX. I've been tracking them since they announced at the iphone 7 conference
 

gemmen23

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I have been waiting for BeatsX since last year, to my extreme disappointment when they decided to move the release date. It made me triggered to find another wired in-ear earphones which is RHA MA750i, also available from Apple's website. Its very nice and produce decent with amazing sound isolation, but I was not happy though. One thing I'm always annoyed and frustrated with, is the extent of length that comprises the entire wires (where the mic, volume control, play, pause and next button). I need to hide extra cord inside my pocket with the phone and pulling them like I'm fishing . Although the cables are made from high quality material, it keeps on literally long, I pulled the earbuds by accident because the cord keeps tangling on the furniture and somewhere else. I just realized wireless is my life. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get one.
 

dmylrea

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Hopefully these stay connected to the iPhone better than most of the BT headsets I use. My Plantronics Legend is just a mess trying to connect and staying connected, and the iPhone picking the right input when I answer a call.