When it comes to headsets, Beats by Dre has been one of the most popular brands for consumers. However, ever since Apple bought Beats, tech lovers have been waiting to see how the new BeatsX, which is powered by the W1 wireless chip from Apple, compares to the recently released Apple AirPods, so we decided to compare both Apple products to help you figure out which is the best.
When it comes to convenience, the AirPods have the edge because it is a truly wireless earphone which is very convenient for people who are on the move because they don’t have to worry about the wire getting snagged on a piece of clothing or something else. The BeatsX however, come with the traditional wire that earphones come with, which doesn’t give the fully wireless experience they are looking for.
In terms of comfort, BeatsX has the edge simple because it comes with rubber tips, which are much more comfortable for your ears than the plastic tip the AirPod has. The rubber tips also gives users a better seal in their ear canals, providing better sound isolation and bass. BeatsX also comes with a small box on the wire that has a mic and also allows you to adjust the volume on the earphone without having to do it on the device you are using it on.
Even though the sound quality on both earphones are on the same level, the rubber seal allows BeatsX to provide better audio output than the AirPods.
The AirPods have the edge when it comes to connectivity because they can pair with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus in about a second. You can also tell how much battery you have left on the AirPods by simply opening the case near your phone, which leads to a small window popping up in your iPhone telling you how much battery is left on the AirPods.
BeatsX on the other hand is more conventional. You can use the Bluetooth to pair the earphones with your tablet or other mobile device the way you do with other headsets.
The one significant advantage BeatsX has over the AirPod is the fact that it is more practical. AirPods are cool and provide great sound, the problem we had with them is that they are very easy to lose due to the fact that they don’t have any wires.
BeatsX and AirPods are almost identical products. However, BeatsX slightly edges out AirPods because they have wires, making them harder to lose, and are slightly cheaper.