The current headphone market is big business.  Not an event can go by without music or sports stars being snapped with their (mostly) over sized headphones on, getting worked up before the game or gig!

These sponsorships can be seen in the ticket prices on some of the high-end market, where some can reach £1000+ and even €100,000 (€110,000 if you want the stand!)!  The choices now are also endless.  Do you go wired or wireless? On-ear, over-ear or in-ear? Noise cancelling or standard? Do you look for a good all-rounder or multiple pairs for gym/travel/commute?


BeatsX by Apple

This latest offering from Beats/Apple could prove to be a popular offering as they tick many boxes to become a strong all round product.




The BeatsX are wireless earphones….. with a cable! But stick with it as these do make perfect sense.

They are wireless as they connect to your phone/tablet/mp3 via Bluetooth, so they do away with the cable hanging down from your ears to the device.  However the cable that tethers the ear buds together is where all the technology has been packed and is kept out of your way by being worn around your neck.




So if you are not completely convinced by the Apple Airpods, for example, these could be a better alternative!

Powered by the Apple W1 Chip, BeatsX can use iCloud to provide easy set up on your Apple devices (providing they are running the latest software), but will also work with any other Bluetooth connected devices.

The W1 Chip also enables, what Apple is calling Fast Fuel.  This means a 5 minute charge provides 2 hours of playback!  On a full charge the earphones can last 8 hours.  Charging is via a Lightening to USB A cable.




BeatsX are available in 4 colours and pack all the features expected from premium earphones today.

  • Remote & Mic
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Inline Volume Control
  • Noise Isolation (not cancelling)
  • Inline Call & Music Controls
  • Stero Bluetooth Playback
  • Rechargable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Choice of 4 Eartip buds for the Best Fit
  • Detachable Secure Fit Wing Tips (good for use when exercising)


Sound that stays with you

BeatsX features authentic, clear sound with optimised noise isolation for an immersive listening experience. An innovative acoustic design delivers a clean treble response and distortion-free bass for the most natural tonality across a broad range of genres.


A handy design addition is to the ear buds themselves.  They are magnetic, so when not in use, they can connect together around your neck.

The earphones come with a carry case for storage along with the ear buds/wingtips and lightening charge cable.


They are available direct from the Apple store although, currently have a delivery time of 2-3 weeks.

BeatsX are £129.