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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The much-anticipated launch of BeatsX could be occurring soon, according to some behind-the-scenes movement happening on 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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  2. gsmornot macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2014
    Well, I'm sure some people remembered these were coming but I sure forgot.
  3. 1applerules1 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2015
  4. gemmen23 macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2015
    I hope there will no issues on their first produced products.
  5. dschulian macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
    They are on my wishlist since they were announced. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
  6. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    Omg omg omg!!!

    They're coming!! So excited!

  7. dwaltwhit macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2013
    is this beats X or beats 10 vis a vis OSX? beats X sounds like beat sex...
  8. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Lot's of "may", "should", "could", "is expected" from Apple over the last year :confused:
  9. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Very satisfied airpods user and haven't looked back since.
  10. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    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.
  11. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2013
    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.
  12. jimothyGator macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    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.
  13. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    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"
  14. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    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.
  15. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    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.
  16. Larry The L Suspended

    Jun 9, 2016
    You have to remember that you do not reflect the needs and desires of others. Many want this product, even if you don't.
  17. stanman64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2010
    Likewise. Best all-around pair of headphones I've ever owned.
  18. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    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.
  19. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    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
  20. lokey macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2003
    Don't like your Airpods?
  21. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    Snowflakes always think they talk for most others.
  22. gemmen23 macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2015
    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.
  23. humanresources macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2016
    It's Beat Ex. As in I Beat my Ex up all the time.
  24. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    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.

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