In terms of audio high quality, I am not going to mince phrases: These are the best-sounding Beats headphones yet. There may be one caveat, however total, the corporate has completed nicely with the tuning on the Powerbeats Pro. The Studio 3 Wireless has noticeably much less bass than most earlier fashions, and the identical is true right here. There’s nonetheless loads of low finish to assist hold your vitality up on the fitness center, which is precisely what it is best to count on from earbuds designed for bodily exercise. Nonetheless, it is by no means overpowering to the purpose of drowning out the mids or highs. In reality, I might argue there’s an excessive amount of treble — which is one thing I by no means thought I might say a few pair of Beats.
The heavy-handed, high-end tone is most noticeable when they’re cranked close to full blast. In case you’re like me and haven’t any regard in your listening to (I ruined it years in the past anyway), that is the way you wish to hearken to music. Particularly while you’re on the fitness center, both making an attempt to get within the zone or making an attempt to drown out the Maroon 5 or Ariana Grande blasting over the audio system. Some genres endure from this treble problem greater than others, and I discovered it extra noticeable after I listened to the likes of Maren Morris, Thrice and Anderson Paak. Hello-hats, snare drums and a few guitar licks shortly turn out to be uncomfortable noise as an alternative of contributing to the tune. It is an odd factor, as a result of there’s nonetheless loads of bass beneath — it is simply that the treble is turned up approach excessive too. The readability is good right here, however it’s not fairly as crisp as what Sennheiser provides on the Momentum True Wireless.
Not all genres endure from this although. The Powerbeats Pro (like each different pair of Beats) handles most hip-hop, pounding digital tunes and chugging metallic with ease. Gojira’s Magma sounds nice on these, for instance, however it’s booming and bass heavy — even the grinding guitars. Ditto for Each Time I Die’s Low Teenagers. It is while you’re listening to kinds that depend on treble to finish the sound that you simply run into points. However once more, it is the worst at or close to full quantity. Flip the extent down a pair clicks and it is not practically as unhealthy.
Beats claims 9 hours of battery life on a cost for the Powerbeats Pro, which is for much longer than many of the competitors. Different fashions sometimes provide round 5 hours of listening at a time. I by no means discovered myself getting near a low battery in a single go, and I might think about you will not both. Even if you happen to put on all of them day at work, you are possible going to place them within the case throughout a lunch break or assembly or another interplay with people. And with 24 complete hours of playtime, based on Beats, that useful (albeit cumbersome AF) charging case virtually totally eliminates any battery anxiousness. Particularly while you issue within the Quick Gasoline characteristic that offers you 1.5 hours of use with a five-minute cost or 4.5 hours of listening with a 15-minute cost. The earbuds will absolutely cost in 90 minutes whereas the entire shebang (charging case and all) is topped off after 2.5 hours. Regardless of my greatest efforts, I could not drain the Powerbeats Pro totally throughout regular use, and that is a very good factor.
At $250, there are more-affordable true wi-fi choices on the market. Jabra’s Elite 65t remains to be my favourite total, and the dear Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless and Master & Dynamic MW07 provide higher total audio high quality. Nonetheless, the Powerbeats Pro’s reliability, options and nice total audio make it a strong selection for anybody on the lookout for exercise headphones that may double as your on a regular basis set. They work nicely even on Android units, regardless of some options being iOS-specific.
The Powerbeats Pro is not with out its flaws, however total, that is one of the best set of headphones or earbuds Beats has put out to this point, particularly by way of audio high quality. The firm took awhile to enter the true wi-fi house, and because of Apple’s tech, it bought virtually all the things proper. In case you’re on the lookout for headphones you possibly can put by means of the ringer on the fitness center, you will have a troublesome time discovering an alternate that checks as many containers on the Powerbeats Pro, particularly if you happen to’re an iOS person.