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Beats Pill XL

Beats Pill XL
alaScore 94

727 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 727 reviews of Beats Pill XL. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design


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 2 user reviews of Beats Pill XL from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Metallic Sky BlueBeats by Dr. Dre Pill XL Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - White

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Beats Pill XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 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 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on People are impressed by the design. The size also gets good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

95% 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 Boombox (Metallic sky)Beats Pill XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker (White)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Beats Pill XL ( pink)


First, an apology. We're a little tardy in reviewing the Beats Pill XL, the bigger brother to the standard Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker. Part of the reason for that may have been that I was underwhelmed by the original Pill , which was decent enough...

The Beats Pill XL is well-designed with an integrated carrying handle, a robust feature set, including speakerphone capabilities and a USB-out charging port, and strong sound for a portable Bluetooth speaker. Also, battery life is decent at 15 hours.

Speaker requires its own AC adapter (not Micro-USB) for charging; no carrying case included.

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

Jan, 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

Consumer review by: Becca33 (

Great time


my son loves it! Great item! Thank you Beats pill is awesome

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Clive (

Good sound, battery did not charge


Battery was bad straight out of box. This happens so no big deal returning it and getting a new one. Made me weary of the brand but decided to give it a shot. Just got the service plan. Sounds great for size. Using it my car, my deck cannot be removed...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Johnwick (

Good sound very clear


The battery is good last very long about 10 hour on a single charge and is bases really good great for the beach or any outside activities

May, 2015

Consumer review by: adp711 (

Big sound!


This item works and sounds great, my only complaint is the price which is why I gave it 4 stars. If you have the money to blow go for it, otherwise you are paying for the name and I think there is better u can buy for less.

May, 2015

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active