- Oct 3, 2015
I was stunned at the affordable price point of these. I’ll definitely be picking up some black ones. I love that they have the W1 chip, and pair like AirPods. Very very appealing.
Exactly! Apple removes the chargers and earphones(which prob costs them $5 to make) and includes a cable
A lot of android users buy beats headphones now that there is a pair starting at $50 they will really sell. Especially considering Best Buy and others will probably ha s great discounts on them.Yes an obvious move.
Only why do Lightning on the iPhone 12's while USB-C on these, Apple?!
Complete and utterly stupid. As per usual. 🙄
Yeah and the Skullcandy's don't have batteries so they won't be destroying the environment after a year.
This whole "environmental" BS spiel from Apple this iPhone launch is such a sham. Ala, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Beats Flex. Such a waste. Consumable, to the MAX
Exactly! Apple removes the chargers and earphones(which prob costs them $5 to make) and includes a cable 90% of people cannot charge their phone with
You can't tell how headphones sound from a picture. BeatsX are excellent headphones.
Apple will not make or sell 100s of millions of Beats Flex headphones like the iPhone. That's the difference.This whole "environmental" BS spiel from Apple this iPhone launch is such a sham.
No thanks. There is no point in these when we can get decent true wireless ones for around $30 now.
I refuse to pay for expensive headphones (which is one of the main reasons I refused to go back to iPhone when the 7 came out).
I neither need the higher-end features nor care what people think of me and my cheap audio devices.
I guess I'm the one with "courage".
I'm not saying paying more for features is wrong, I'm just saying I won't/don't need them.
AirPods and the like are nice for what they are, even if I personally don't think they're $150-$250 worth of nice.
To each their own, though.
could they make those any uglier? they look like the old earbuds I had ages ago and I bet the wire pulls them out of your ear the same way
A long wire will pull ear buds out but these are short. In the beatsX, the wires were short and while one ear bud was fine for me, the other one had volume/playback controls on the wire which bounced around while running and pulled the ear bud out. Looks like they realized the issue and fixed the design for the flex by moving the controls to the neck base.Can't workout in them as the loops bang around,
Are the 4.98 skullcandys even Bluetooth (much less have the W1 chip)?? Tech costs money...?These barely look any better than $4.98 Skullcandys at Walmart.
They probably sound only marginally better too.
I do wish companies would stop making batteries irreplaceable, even for small devices. Horrible for the environment and waste of money. At the VERY least make the battery and entire device recyclable.This whole "environmental" BS spiel from Apple this iPhone launch is such a sham. Ala, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Beats Flex. Such a waste. Consumable, to the MAX
Personally, I just love the form factor. I wouldn’t mind paying more for more premium features (and I guess design) but as it is, these are the ONLY headphones in the lineup that fit my needs.I'm genuinely surprised that Apple sells any wireless headphone with a W1 chip in it for that cheap, I'm similarly stunned by the HomePod mini coming in at $99. Apple are clearly doubling down on getting people into the ecosystem with these products.
I wouldn't have thought that the crossover of people who own multiple Apple devices but can't afford better headphones than these to use with them is very high. They'll go down well with teenagers presumably, but they don't really come to life unless you're also using them with other Apple devices, by which point you're probably not going to want a pair of ugly and bad-sounding exercise buds.
You could also look at it like Apple removed the included cheap wired headphones that less people were using, and so to compensate they drastically reduced the entry price of the next wireless headphones they made?
All apple’s wireless headphones are disposable. And not all headphones need to sound amazing.too expensive to be disposable & too cheap to be good.
Had beatsX, which these are basically. Hated them. Ugly loops rubbing and bouncing off your cheeks. Can't workout in them as the loops bang around, when you lie down they fall off your neck. Just poor design all the way around.
Not sure the flex wires would get in the way for you. They never really got in my way on my beatsX. But it seems like your current solution works well, so if it ain’t broke.. But if you do end up wanting wireless, you could also probably pick up a pair of cheap true wireless ear buds for around the same price as the flex.I just wanted a no frills bluetooth earbuds for my Ipod Nano 7th generation, currently when I do yardwork the earbuds sometimes get ripped out. I don't want Airpods as I don't like the way they fit in the ear but I definitely don't want the wires of the Beats Flex bouncing around my face, this never happens with my cheap wired Sony earbuds.
Simple yardword solution for now, wired earbuds go under my shirt to avoid them getting ripped out.
Not sure the flex wires would get in the way for you. They never really got in my way on my beatsX. But it seems like your current solution works well, so if it ain’t broke.. But if you do end up wanting wireless, you could also probably pick up a pair of cheap true wireless ear buds for around the same price as the flex.
$18 wow nice price. And with your nano, the W1 chip is probably irrelevant.Yes, they might not be as obtrusive as the quoted poster suggested, from the picture though they appear to be more in your face than the really thin wired Sony earbuds I currently have.
And right now Best Buy has the Sony copy of the Beats Flex on sale for $18, probably can't tell the audio difference.
I've had a set since October 2018 and they are still working great, 2 years later. As soon as they kick the bucket, I'll be happy to buy a new pair of Flex at $50.I’ve had a set of BeatsX for a few years now and they’ve been great. No issues with them and good sound quality. If they break I might just replace them with these.
I have the BeatsX for 3 years and only recently started having issues with the battery (3 hours). Was about to get the battery replaced by Apple for $56 dollars until they just released these.That's great. I'm on my 4th (or 5th, I've lost count) pair of BeatsX, which all had battery issues after six months to a year of use.
Next time my BeatsX die I'll give these a chance. 150 and even 90 was way too much for the Beats X, but 50 is great if the battery issues have been solved.