Beats X are better than AirPods in almost every way [Reviews]


Beats earphones
The Beats X are worth listening to.
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I’ve never been a fan of Beats headphones. Whenever I’ve given them a go, I’ve found the sound quality to be less than stellar, with far too much bass. So when Apple unveiled Beats X wireless headphones alongside the AirPods last fall, the weird-looking white ones grabbed my attention.

Now that I’ve had a chance to try them both, it’s clear I got that backward. I give you all the details on Beats X versus AirPods in my Beats X review below.

BeatsX wireless earphones are finally available to buy


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Finally they're here!
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Apple’s new BeatsX earphones are finally available for customers to buy, both in brick-and-mortar Apple stores and online.

The $149.95 earphones are available in four colors — black, white, gray and blue — although you’ll have to wait 7 to 10 business days to receive the latter two colors.

Long-awaited BeatsX earphones finally arriving this week


Save big on a pair of BeatsX
Coming this Friday to an Apple store near you.
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After leaving us hanging for five months, Apple’s new BeatsX headphones will finally go on sale this Friday, according to a new report.

The $150 wireless headphones will be available in white and black, as well as previously unannounced gray and blue options — although these will ship further down the line.