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Updated April 11, 2024·

Considering your preferences is key. If you prioritize wireless convenience and exercise, the Beats Fit Pro feature wireless connectivity and sweatproof certification; they're a great companion for workouts and have good noise isolation. They also provide easy pairing and additional features for Apple devices, like spatial audio. On the other hand, the Etymotic ER4XR, with its excellent sound quality and noise isolation, could be more appropriate for critical listening and environments where sound quality is paramount. However, the Etymotic lacks wireless functionality and may not be as comfortable during long sessions or as portable as the Beats. If phone calls and virtual meetings are important to you, the Beats' fair microphone quality might serve you better than the Etymotic's poor mic score. Remember, the Etymotic has a detachable cable and high durability, which could be a plus for longevity. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Beats Fit Pro
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Etymotic ER4XR
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

6.9
Fit Pro
ER4XR
8.0
The Etymotic ER4XR is very good for music, while the Beats Fit Pro is only fair.

Gaming

4.9
Fit Pro
ER4XR
6.2
The Etymotic ER4XR is only fair for gaming, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

6.3
Fit Pro
ER4XR
4.7
The Beats Fit Pro is only fair for phone calls, while the Etymotic ER4XR is poor.

TV and Video

5.6
Fit Pro
ER4XR
7.4
The Etymotic ER4XR is good for TV and video, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

8.3
Fit Pro
ER4XR
9.1
The Etymotic ER4XR is excellent for noise reduction, while the Beats Fit Pro is very good.

Battery

5.2 Hours
Fit Pro
ER4XR
N/A
The Beats Fit Pro has 5.2 hours of battery life. The Etymotic ER4XR does not have a battery.

Cost

$160
Fit Pro
ER4XR
$281
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The Beats Fit Pro has a price of $160 and the Etymotic ER4XR costs $281.

Build Quality

8.5
Fit Pro
ER4XR
9.0
The Etymotic ER4XR has excellent build quality, while the Beats Fit Pro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.6
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ER4XR
7.3
The Beats Fit Pro and Etymotic ER4XR are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the Beats Fit Pro and the Etymotic ER4XR compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Beats Fit ProEtymotic ER4XR
Beats Fit ProEtymotic ER4XR

GENERAL

Price
$160
$281
Brand
BeatsEtymotic
Release Date
November 1, 2021June 1, 2016
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
7/108/10
Phone Calls Score
6.4/104.8/10
Gaming Score
5/106.3/10
TV and Video Score
5.7/107.4/10
Exercise Score
7.3/104.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
5.2 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
1.3 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5N/A
Case Battery Life
18N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
YesN/A
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
6.7/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7/106/10
Size
MediumSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.6 Grams4 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

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Beats Fit Pro

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SoundGuys

Lili Katz | January 2024
"The Beats Fit Pro is just as easy to use with an Android device as it is with an iPhone. It seems Apple-owned Beats is trying to appeal to a wider market, and it works. The Fit Pro fits like a pro with the ear tip fit test and multiple ear tips. Sound quality is sure to please most athletes, but the Fit Pro is just at home in the office as it is in the gym. The main factor holding the Beats Fit Pro back from gold is the price."

Etymotic ER4XR

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What HiFi?

What HiFi? | May 2015
"The Etymotic ER4XRs' top qualities are the detail and definition of the midrange, rewarding the closest listening. While the soundstage is large rather than gigantic, the excellent separation and spatial precision mean you can dive deep into music just as much as when wearing a pair of full-size open-backed headphones."

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About Beats

Beats is an American, consumer-focused, audio products manufacturer. Founded originally by American rapper and producer Dr Dre, the company is now a subsidiary of Apple. Beats sells a wide range of audio products, including several models of headphones, earbuds and speakers as well as full car audio systems.

About Etymotic

Etymotic Research is an American based research, development and manufacturing company founded in 1983. They invented the first insert earphones that were used for the diagnosis and research of hearing loss and other auditory disorders. They went on to pioneer the market of high fidelity, isolating, in-ear earphones.

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