Spoiler alert – disappointment
If you’re pushed for time, I’ll sum up this review with a quick image below that will tell you everything you need to know about what I think about the BeatsX. You can then get on with your day then come back later to read the rest of my review, you’re welcome.
For the rest of you that are still here, allow me to explain. You see, as you may know from looking through my site and seeing my other BeatsX posts here and here you’ll know that I was pretty excited about these headphones and that I’ve been waiting a pretty long time for them. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I believe that they would have been better than Apple AirPods for many reasons, for example they’re cheaper, come in different colours, still include W1 technology, they have inline controls for music and Siri, they’ll fit many different ear types and are customisable thanks to different ear tips and wings, aesthetically they look nicer than the AirPods and as it turns out Apple were even able to weave their magic into the BeatsX and they produce a better sound profile than any other Beats headphones I’ve used other than the Beats Pro, not the loudest but definitely the clearest of the lot.
As it turns out, all the above is true and I do find them to be a really good set of wireless earbuds, with decent sound and great pairing thanks to the W1 chip, but there is simply (for me anyway) one flaw with the BeatsX that I just can’t get over and that I’ve rarely seen others mention in their YouTube videos and online reviews and it’s the length of cable, it’s just far too long in my opinion.
I’ve actually branched out and dabbled into video and this week put out my very first YouTube video that shows exactly what I mean. I’ve linked the video below and I’ll let you be the judge, am I being too harsh? Is this something that would turn you away from the BeatsX?
I’ll do you a solid and skip past the five-plus minutes of excessive unboxing and amateur-hour footage and get you straight to my thoughts and opinions.
[Update] I’ve updated the video because it was awful, boring, and kept me up at night as I could do better, it’s 2:15am as I’m finishing editing and re-uploading a much better, shorter edit.
For me personally, I like something that’s sleek and out of the way and the Droopy style of the BeatsX is just something that I can’t seem to get over.
What do you think? Am I over reacting or do you feel the same way, could you see this being an annoyance to you also? Let me know in the comments below.