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Apple BeatsX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 744 reviews of Apple BeatsX. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the mids quality and treble quality. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

sound, usability, comfort, design, size

treble quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple BeatsX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Beats X review: Apple's neckbuds for the everyday


The new $150 Beats X wireless earbuds have taken a backseat to Apple's AirPods ever since both products were announced at the same event last September. The truly wireless AirPods got a Jony...

Comfortable enough to wear all day ; W1 chip makes life simpler for Apple customers ; Fantastic noise isolation

Average sound quality ; Cable between earbuds is too long ; Terrible lint-magnet carrying case

Apple's other wireless earbuds might be a better fit for you than the AirPods

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

BeatsX review


Like 'em or hate 'em, Apple's AirPods have been the talk of the headphone world ever since they were announced alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September 2016. But there's another Apple wireless headphone from the company's Beats by Dre...

The BeatsX is a comfortable, lightweight, water-resistant, neckband-style Bluetooth headphone with a secure in-ear fit and good sound quality. It pairs instantly with Apple devices, rolls up to fit in an included carrying case, and charges quickly via...

Slight treble push; cords may seem a bit long for some users.

The slickly designed BeatsX is an appealing neckband-style wireless headphone that offers a lot of the "magic" of Apple's AirPods in a more conventional, sports-friendly design.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Beats BeatsX


The BeatsX Bluetooth earphones from Beats deliver strong audio performance and excellent wireless connectivity, aided by Apple's W1 chip.

Powerful audio performance with rich bass and clear highs. Includes W1 chip for fast, seamless connection with iOS devices. Excellent wireless range.

No auto power-down or sleep mode. Sculpted sound signature not for audio purists.

Of all the earphones and headphones we've tested with the W1 chip thus far, the BeatsX are our favorite. You get all the benefits of the chip, along with a secure fit and a refreshingly reasonable price (for Beats, that is). But mainly, it's the...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Marc Henney Vanessa McCuaig (

Beats BeatsX Wireless Review


The Beats BeatsX Wireless are neckband headphones well-suited for sports. Their rubberized design is lightweight and flexible, making them easy to store when you...

Portable and stable design. ; Impressively quick charge time. ; Very low leakage.

The neckband design might not be comfortable for all users. ; Extremely limited app support only available on iOS.

The Beats BeatsX Wireless are decent for mixed-use. Their flexible neckband design makes it easy to take these headphones with you, whether in your pocket or around your neck. Although they don't significantly reduce low noises like vehicle engines,...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (



The Beats BeatsX are above-average, mixed-usage headphones for everyday casual use. They have a great wireless range and a well-balanced sound. They're lightweight, portable and unlike other around-the-neck designs, they can be crammed into your...

Portable and stable. ; Good, passive isolation. ; Minimal leakage.

The in-ear fit and around-the-neck design are not for everyone.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

BeatsX Decade Collection review: Clean design, new Beats sound


Since Apple's purchase of Beats there have been many changes and for the better. This is the BeatsX Decade Collection review.

The BeatsX earbuds have a clean design with new Beats sound that doesn’t kill you with bass but makes the bass more of a foundation to the other frequencies. A mushy power button is probably the worst part of these earphones. Overall, these are a good...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Charles A. Cohen (

Beats X Review: Are Apple's Premium Earbuds Worth It?


The $149 BeatsX headphones are certainly not going to blow away audiophiles with their sound, they should work fairly well for most folks, especially Apple fans. The flat, tangle-free, balanced cable is more comfortable than the designs of other...

Good fit and noise isolation ; Weighted battery/electronic pods on cable ; Comfortable earbuds and flat cable for all-day usage ; Quick-charge functionality

Cable is too lengthy ; Awkward pairing procedure using Android and Windows ; Treble and midrange are lacking

The BeatsX wireless headphones deliver a comfy fit, quick-charge functionality and decent audio.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Mikey Campbell (

Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones


With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

Overall, BeatsX is a well-made, decent sounding earphone that works in a variety of environments. Add to that an easy pairing process and solid wireless connection thanks to Apple's W1 chip, and the package becomes even more appealing.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Brian Heater (

Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor


It's hard to say precisely what took Beats X so long to arrive. Unlike Apple's own house-branded AirPods, the company didn't really start from scratch. Sure, it's a somewhat new form factor, but the wireless earbuds don't stray all that far from the...

At $150, the Beats X are just a hair under the AirPods. In spite of the company’s big “No Strings” ad campaign, they’re ultimately not as flashy as Apple’s primary offering, lacking some of the more refined interface and noise-canceling design. They’re...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Beats X


Beats X review: Bluetooth earphones, with Apple's iPhone-loving W1 chip for a smoother wireless ride.

Great general wireless performance ; Extra easy for iPhone owners ; Fun sound

Unrefined upper mids ; Not that detailed

iPhone owners will find the Beats X a dream to use, but you can get better sound at the price.

Oct, 2017

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