AirPods vs. BeatsX vs. Powerbeats3: Comparing wireless earbuds
What's up guys and gals?
Brian Tong here, and on this table we're gonna do a little bit of a comparison on the fly.
AirPods versus BeatsX versus Powerbeats 3. These are all W1 chip based headsets, they are wireless, although you know Some of them do have wires, but lets first break down the stats and then find out which one are best for you and how you wanna use them.
Okay, starting off with the Airpods.
169 price point.
Obviously, the most wireless of them.
These are really the true wireless earbuds.
The big thing about them is you can only use either Siri or Pause/Play.
You have one command or the other.
You can't do anything else, so it doesn't have the functionality of the others.
Also, really, one size fits all.
If this does not fit in your ear, it's just not going to be an option right away.
But the convenience of them, the fact that it has an additional pack that carries them, looks like dental floss.
But it gives you 24 hours of juice if you have the charging case with you, which you will.
That's what you have here.
Now let's go over to the BeatsX.
The cheapest of the group, 149 price point.
You have the wire design that looks less goofy, I guess you could say.
It has the full functionality, pause, play, stop track change, volume up, right here in the remote.
Also the best sounding of the bunch, because they fit really deep into your ear, it seals off the sound, and you get the most bass and oomph from them.
And then let's check out the PowerBeat 3. This is the most expensive of the bunch for 199.
It's really for someone who's super active.
Running, shooting hoops, if you like to warm up and do that, these are the ones for you.
They do have a wire design but it's a lot shorter.
It wraps around the back of your neck and then you can tighten it.
It also has the full functionality with the remote on the side.
And then it wraps around your ears.
So it keeps them really stable.
Some people don't like that feeling but I love them when I work out.
Now we talked about call quality because this is important in the microphone.
Which one's the best.
In our tests The AirPods stand out as the best one for call quality, both receiving and sending your voice.
When you talk about second, these two guys are pretty close.
But what stood out the most was the Beats X, the microphone actually kinda rests closer to your mouth.
So we tended to find that it was better sounding versus the Power Beats, where the mic rests a little on the further back so it might be a little more muted.
It's going to be the Airpods.
Let's talk battery life here.
The Airpods are quipped with five hours of battery juice.
But then this extra packet comes with it that you can carry around with you.
Gives it 24 hours.
If you talk about the BeatsX, that gives you around eight hours of juice from start to finish.
But you don't have a charging case with it.
And then if we talk about the Powerbeats 3, that gives you twelve hours of juice before you have to recharge it.
Now, you break it down, if you had to choose one of these three, I'm also gonna lean towards the AirPods.
The reason being they are the most convenient.
They are really, truly wireless.
As long as you don't care what they look like, these are gonna be the ones of the three, if you had to pick one, that I would say, you know what?
You gotta go this way.
Now the BeatsX fall somewhere in the middle.
Again, they have the best sound.
But if you're someone who's really all about fitness, like I said, the Powerbeats3, they are 199.
These are really the best if you're an active person.
But if you wanna go HAM, you're a baller I'd say get the iPod for everyday use, get the Power Beats 3 for excercise and you're gonna be set.
So I just kinda wanna break down the advantages and disadvantages the iPods, versus the Beat X versus the Power Beat 3