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Sunday, 12 February 2017

AirPods vs. Apple BeatsX Comparison, Which One to Buy?

In less than two months, Apple has launched two alternatives for sound enthusiasts: its AirPods and BeatsX , which came out last Friday . If you are thinking which of the two wireless headsets to get, perhaps a review of its main features can help you in your decision. Calm down, that's what we are for.

AirPods vs. Apple BeatsX Comparison

The design differences between the AirPods and the Beatsx are notorious . The AirPods are made to fit the world - and their respective ears - using an ergonomics similar to the EarPods. AirPods are made of hard plastic, something that some users may find annoying considering them too large or too small for their taste. From its one-size-fits-all design it follows that acoustics can vary from one user to another .

On the other hand, the BeatsX adopt a strategy of design much more traditional using silicone that allows its adjustment to the ear of each user . In addition also they include a fixation accessory so that they are completely fixed to our pavilions auriculares while we do sport. This design implementation allows a sealed acoustics, superior to the AirPods and greater comfort.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the BeatsX have a connection cable between the headphones , which prevent them from being lost individually and a storage simpler, but that can be annoying during use and of course, where there is cable, there are tangles, That has been true since time immemorial. In your favor say that they have a magnet to stick to being stored.

Finally, while the AirPods are only in white - something that has elicited a lot of complaints - you can get the BeatsX in several colors: white, black, gray and blue .


The AirPods are totally and absolutely wireless , their load is carried out while they are in their box, so that it serves both to store them and to load them. With the BeatsX, the load is produced through a Lightning cable until the power supply. That yes, Apple has implemented a feature called Fast Fuel that allows a use of 2 hours only with 5 minutes of charge, one pass.

In any case and despite the Fast Fuel, the comfort of wireless charging of the AirPods is unparalleled.


Both the BeatsX and the AirPods are fitted with the Apple W1 chip, so the pairing is identical on both models . Simply bring the headset to an iOS device - with Bluetooth enabled - and tap Connect. From that moment, the BeatsX will be synchronized to any other gadget that uses the same Apple ID. How comfortable, right?

Remember that you can synchronize your AirPods - and therefore, your BeatsX - with other devices besides the iPhone or iPad such as an Android smartphone, a mac, a computer ...


The BeatsX follow the signature of the firm in terms of sound quality, offering strong bass, although the media and high are surprisingly well tuned. The overall sound of the BeatsX is more dynamic than the AirPods, flatter and more uniform . Although it is somewhat subjective, it is generally believed that due to conductor impedance or a volume limitation in firmware, AirPods sound louder than BeatsX.

Given the subjectivity in this subject, we recommend that you approach an Apple Store to test them before decantaros by the AirPods or the BeatsX.


Although not a big difference, the Apple BeatsX cost 149.95 euros compared to 179 euros AirPods , 30 euros difference that may help to decant the balance towards one or the other.

Appleinsider has released a video summary about these characteristics, so you can see them live:

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