After launching its new AirPods 2.0 wireless headphones, Apple announces the release of Powerbeats Pro, the first product of its kind from its subsidiary Beats. Available in May for a price of around 250 euros, these new true wireless headphones stamped by the brand initially created by Dr Dre, appear as fervent competitors of the popular Apple AirPods. Superior autonomy, noise filter and careful ergonomics, they also include the H1 chip, similar to that fitted to their cousins, allowing the use of the voice assistant “Hey Siri” as well as faster pairing with Apple terminals.
The Powerbeats Pro will be available in four colors
If the Powerbeats bluetooth headsets are enjoying huge success, in particular due to their design ideal for running, the new Pro branded model goes further by eliminating the cable connecting the two elements, while retaining a design similar to the version. classic. 23% smaller in size and 17% lighter in weight, the Powerbeats Pro come in a variety of colors, from black to white, green and blue..
The new Powerbeats Pro are 23% smaller and 17% lighter than the classic version
Boasting an increased battery life of up to nine hours of use according to data provided by the manufacturer, the Powerbeats Pro surpass many of its competitors in this respect, including the AirPods. However, while the charging case also holds an extra 15 hours and thus allows extensive use for up to 24 hours, it does not have the QI wireless technology of the latter. Another highlight of the Powerbeats Pro is ergonomics, designed for water and sweat resistance, making them stable and comfortable. The whole thing is associated with a well thought out acoustic box and embellished with a pack of four tips provided to adapt to all types of ears..
Ergonomics designed for advanced sports use
Equipped with simplified buttons for volume and track change, the Powerbeats Pro are also equipped with motion sensors allowing automatic standby after a certain moment of inactivity, as well as a system that stops the music when one of the two headphones is removed. Independent of each other, these have their own connection and can be used independently, during a call for example.
If they appear as notable competitors to the AirPods despite a significantly higher selling price, these new Powerbeats Pro are presented by Apple as a complementary product, intended for a sportier and less casual use than the flagship headphones of the brand. from Cupertino.
Powerbeats Pro Beats by Dre (249 €) VS. Apple Airpods 2 (179 €)