How many people thought their Powerbeats sounded rubbish until they..

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by TJ82, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    rotated them so they sat further into their ear canal!

    Sitting here for hours thinking how poor the bass and depth of sound was on these. Was by accident I sorted it out. Was messing around with the controls and pushed one in further and then the penny dropped once I heard the difference.

    These actually sound really good! So much joy, I was resigned to them sounding a bit blah but thinking I'd just get used to it.

    Posting this because I bet I am not the only one to not fully have them placed right when they first get them. Hope it helps someone somewhere someday!
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Glad you're liking them.

    All earbuds sound different depending on how they are fitted at that particular time which is why I despise them for music.
  3. ascender macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2005
    Having had the Powerbeats Pro for a few days, I'm really surprised that anybody could think that the AirPods sound quality when playing music is better. I'm sure some of it is down to how well (or not) AirPods fit your ears, but that aside, there's just no comparison in my opinion.
  4. TJ82 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Yes these are definitely a big step up from AirPods and AirPods 2. I did see someone on the forum mention they thought AirPod sound quality was superior, but I think like you say it's a fit issue.
  5. Sajal macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    One of the major reason I could not ever get the Airpod, it may be a wireless wonder, but after all the quality is just like the free bundled one.

    Any chance OP ever used Bose or Beats offerings ..

    I use a Bose sound sport free and will love to know how better is the power beats pro
  6. TJ82 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    I had Beats X before Airpods last year and they lasted less than a week! Apple sent me a warranty repair which I eBayed right away. Really wasn't impressed with sound or durability.

    Only Bose I've got are the Sleepbuds so can't really comment on how your Sport Free's compare to the Powerbeats Pro!

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