Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats Powerbeats Pro

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.5/10
CALLS: Good7.0/10
GAMING: Poor5.5/10
TV: Poor5.7/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Excellent9.2/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.6/10
AIR TRAVEL: Good7.9/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor4.6/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds are well-suited for active lifestyles, featuring a secure fit with ear hooks and excellent durability. They perform admirably for music and calls, but their performance for gaming and watching TV is poor due to latency. They support AAC codec, which ensures better sound quality for Apple device users, and are optimized for both Android and Apple, with an H1 chip for improved spatial audio when paired with an Apple device. Even with good portability, they lack active noise cancelling and may be less ideal for noisy environments. For those on the move, their sweatproof design is a plus, and they offer a respectable battery life with an additional charge from their case. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Closed form factor for better sound isolation
  • Wireless design for convenience
  • Good build quality and controls
  • Secure fit with ear hooks, ideal for exercise
  • H1 chip provides features with Apple devices
Cons
  • Only fair mic quality for calls
  • Gaming and TV scores are poor
  • Noise isolation isn't the best
  • No wireless charging capability

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.8
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Air Travel:
4.4
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Calls:
4.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Exercise:
3.6
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Music:
3.5
The Beats Powerbeats Pro have a closed enclosure that impacts their soundstage, making it less open and immersive compared to open-back headphones. Their sound quality is rated as 'Very Good', but they lack support for lossless codecs, which could limit audio fidelity for discerning listeners.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$190
Brand
Beats
Release Date
May 1, 2019
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.5/10
Phone Calls Score
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7/10
Gaming Score
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5.5/10
TV and Video Score
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5.8/10
Exercise Score
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6.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
10 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
5
Case Battery Life
24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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4.6/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
No
Mic Quality
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6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.8/10
Comfort score
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8/10
Size
Large
Weight of single earbud
11 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Sound Guys

Christian Thomas | November 2022
"Sweat resistance, actual noise isolation, and a secure fit in your ears make these the true wireless earphones you want in Apple-land. Android users may find other options they like better, as these only support AAC."

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