Getting these instead of Airpods

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  1. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

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    I like the Airpods but the design worries me a bit if they fall out my ear there isn't anything that will save the headphones from falling to the ground.

    So i took a look at the new beats that are coming out and i quite like them. They have the same W1 chip as the Airpods and they look really cool and they are magnetized so that when you are not using them they do not get tangled and rest nicely on your neck.

    http://uk.beatsbydre.com/earphones/browse-earphones/wireless-earphones/MLYE2.html



    Let me know what you guys think and have any of you owned beats headphones before?

    Thanks

    MM
     
  2. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    I had a pair of beats solo 2 wireless and returned them to best buy after a week. Pure piece of garbage. However I am interested in these and would like to see some reviews when released.
     
  3. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I have basically the same Beats wired. I believe they're the URBeats. I love them and like you will be buying the BeatsX. Just wish I didn't have to keep up with charging another thing!
     
  4. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will let you guys know how i find them if i get them.
     
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  6. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes i think they do.
     
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  8. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    £129
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I honestly don't like beats. My GF has a pair of PowerBeats2 Wireless, I bought a pair as well because she liked them. Ended up returning them after a week. They weren't all that comfortable and the sound wasn't the best. I've been using my Bose earbuds for a few years now and love them. I'm hoping the Bose Soundsport Wireless are good quality and comfortable. I can't seem to find a single pair in-stock anywhere. They are $149, so even cheaper than AirPods.
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Close enough, after tax I would pay probably just $10 under $200.
     
  11. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will stick with the lightning ear pods for now.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My experience may very well be different than yours, but figured I would share my opinion to see if you helped you at all.
     
  13. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes you have thank you.

    These are the new ones that apple have been showing off with the W1 chip and so ill see reviews first before i buy :)
     
  14. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    These look great. I just wish they were sweat proof like the power beats.
     
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    I've done TONS of research on wireless headphones. Sadly Beats don't get a super high rating. I love my Jaybird X2's :)
     
  16. First Post G macrumors regular

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    I had the power beats wireless 2...actually several of them. They are sweat resistant, not proof. I had to return them to be serviced about 4 times before I finally just threw them out. They couldn't handle a good workout. Buttons stopped working and eventually they would stop charging. Couldn't return for credit and I got tired of sending them back in.

    I'm hoping that the "3" series do better...I would be cautiously optimistic since this is the first new version of them since Apple acquired Beats.
     
  17. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    Wow that's awful. X2's have great reviews like it was mentioned above. May have to try those. I'm not sure how much I want to spend for headphones I'm going to abuse at the gym.
     
  18. tommysm macrumors 6502a

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    I have the power beats wireless 2, they're decent at best, but disconnect quite often, and when I go to the sauna, can't even wear them. Thinking about trying the beats x if I can sell the power beats lol
     
  19. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    I would wait for reviews on the airpods. The beats also have the W1 chip but I'm
    Very interested in the microphone features.
     
  20. First Post G macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately for me, X2's just wouldn't stay in my ear. I tried a number of different wireless earphones before settling on Powerbeats2 which fit PERFECT...too bad the product quality was terrible in the end. I currently rely on the Apple earbuds that come stock with all iPhones for my runs and lifting sessions, and they are more secure than anything I have ever worn, with the only downside being the cords getting in the way. That's why I am hoping the AirPods fit the same. Not sure about their sweat resistance though. Time will tell.
     
  21. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    They fit me pretty well too. There are actually some wireless headphones on amazon that are very similar to the Apple EarPods. My co worker lifts in them hasn't had any issues. I'll see if I can find a link.
     
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    Hey I recently got them, I feel like the bass is really low? I find them uncomfortable and the black wing things keep coming out of my ear. Are the silicone earbuds better or the foam? Any tips? Also I'm finding that whenever I turn my head one of the earplugs come out.
     
  24. First Post G macrumors regular

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    I'd personally hold off on buying anything until a good number of reviews post on the Apple Store...you will see Powerbeats2 had BAD reviews for the same reasons I posted. Let others test them out for you.
     
  25. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. Thanks for the info.
     

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