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Beats Pill XL

Beats Pill XL
alaScore 94

145 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Beats Pill XL. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Beats Pill XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Beats Pill XL from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats Pill XL Portable Speaker (Black)Beats Pill XL Portable Speaker (Black)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Beats Pill XL


Dr. Dre's Beats Pill XL delivers thumping, powerful Bluetooth audio in a portable design intended for bass lovers on-the-go.

Intense bass response. Powerful audio performance. Portable. Aux inputs and outputs for versatile playback options. Built-in speakerphone. Can charge external devices

Minor distortion on seriously deep bass at top volumes. A bit overpriced

Like all things Beats, the Pill XL is a bass-heavy affair (so purists can stop reading now). Also like most products in Dr. Dre's audio gear lineup, it's well-designed. At $299.95, the Pill XL isn't an inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker, and is...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Billy Steele (

Beats Pill XL review: Dr. Dre's newest speaker is supersized and super loud


Back in 2012, Beats unveiled its diminutive Pill wireless speaker in a bid to steal the Jambox's thunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been

Stellar sound quality ; Great battery life ; Quick and easy setup ; Simple controls

Relatively uninspired design ; Difficult multi-unit pairing ; Heavy

Beats Pill XL bests Jawbone's Big Jambox thanks to its clear, well-rounded sound quality.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Beats Pill XL review


The Beats by Dre brand is edgy, glamorous, eye-catching, and undeniably, extremely popular. It is also polarizing. Among the audio enthusiast community, Beats has taken … well, a beating. I've read or heard Beats' products called everything from “a...

Lots of thoughtful features ; Clever design ; Long-lasting battery ; Huge sound, lots of bass ; Clean, controlled treble a refreshing change

Bass can be overwhelming at close range ; Bass can have a “one note” effect at times ; Mids/vocals a little recessed

The Beats Pill XL punches well above its price class, sounding bigger and badder than much of its like-priced competition.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Ali Heriyanto (

Beats Pill XL Review: The Doctor Delivers a Bigger Dosage of Sound


If you thought the Beats Pill was good, but perhaps not big enough on sound, here comes the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL delivers an extra dosage of power in a significantly larger body, but still maintains its original pill inspired shape, while...

Once again – the pill capsule design is back and looks even better larger. NFC support. 15 hour battery life. Convenient carrying handle. You can charge your devices from the Beats Pill XL. Sound fills a room well. Great sonics with strong mids and...

Takes several hours to warm up the speaker drivers. Only one color available so far

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Beats Pill XL, as much as I thought the Beats Pill was adorable, how was the Beats Pill XL going to wedge its way in between the smaller Pill and the Beatbox Portable? Well the Beats Pill XL has managed to wrestle...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Beats Pill XL review


Is £270 for a wireless speaker too much to swallow? We check out what you get for your cash in our Beats Pill XL review

Convenient design ; Powerful sound ; Great battery life

Neglected mids ; No micro USB charging