Need gift advice, Beats Solo3 vs BeatsX

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Alvi, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Alvi macrumors 65816

    Alvi

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    My best friend's birthday is coming up and I've been wondering what to get him and I realized he has no wireless headphones whatsoever, AirPods are still a bit expensive (and I'm not that happy with them) so I'm a bit torn between the BeatsX and the Beats Solo 3. I recently listened to the Solo 3 and I unexpectedly liked how they sounded, how they felt on my ears and all that, I'm impressed.

    The price difference isn't really that big between them, it's basically 100$ (beatsx) vs 130$-ish (solo3)

    I'm just wondering which ones are more useful to him in the first place, I guess that the beatsX are better for the gym and also better when listening to music at his workplace because he can choose to have just one headset in his ear, however, I feel like the Solo3 are way cooler to have, I really want to get myself a pair too even though I have some supposedly superior Bose noise cancelling headphones. They sound great with NC on, but they suck without it, and NC gets really annoying for me to have on when there's no need for it.

    I also worry that the Solo3 are more likely to break than the beatsX for some reason, what's your experience with any of the two products or both?
     
  2. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

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  3. yegon macrumors 68030

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    Libratone Track+.

    Way better than BeatsX, which I also have.

    Sweat proof, decent noise cancellation for the form factor, and stays connected to two devices simultaneously. Can’t believe the much hyped W1 chip doesn’t allow this. So much better when moving between devices, ie iPhone to iPad.
     
  4. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

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    To be honest W1 based headphones switch between Apple devices pretty quickly.
     
  5. yegon macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but you have to dip into settings, or the CC thing (can’t recall the proper term).

    With the Track+ and my Bose QC35, I just pause on my iPhone and press play on iPad, et voila. It’s a small thing, but it’s a much smoother experience that the W1 chip really should have.
     
  6. chrislope macrumors newbie

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    I bought my daughter a pair of BeatsX for Christmas last year and the right earbud went out in April. Apple replaced them, which was nice. Then the right earbud went out again last week. Apple will only replace them if I pay $79, since apparently the replacement pair they sent in April only comes with a 90 day warranty. The one year warranty on the original pair vanished like Apple's vaunted high quality, haha.

    I'd go with a different brand on headphones. There are quite a few at that point I that are better quality.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

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    If you have have a receipt for your purchase you should contact Apple again as the warranty is for the length of the original term. Apple cannot legally shorten the terms of the warranty under which the original item was sold.
     
  8. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

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    If you purchase something Jan for example, then they fail the following Jan (the 1 year warranty has run out) then it's normal for the replacement to be warranted for 30-90 days.

    If they were only a few months old and the replacement was for 90 days, there would be a problem. I worked repairing laptops before and replacement parts would be covered until the warranty run out or 60 days depending on when the part failed.

    The reason for this is they have 1 year warranty, if they were replaced 1 year later, you would have 1 year warranty again.

    Headphones break for many reasons, fault? abuse, misuse. Who knows. Everyone will say they looked after them really well anyway. I look after my things (and strangely, all my stuff still works), but the laptops I have seen (apparently well looked after) were cleared abused and most of the damage cause by the owner.
     

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