Beats announces Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones with Apple H1 chip

Prasad, 03 April 2019

Beats has announced a new pair of wireless earphones, the Powerbeats Pro. They are priced at $250 and will start shipping in May.

Powerbeats Pro with the charging case

The Powerbeats Pro have a fully wireless design and are designed for an active lifestyle. They have an earhook design that rests over your outer ear and use silicone eartips for a more secure fit. The design is water and sweat resistant. When not in use, they can be placed in their case, where they charge.

The Powerbeats Pro use Apple's latest H1 chip, also found in the second generation AirPods, which enables faster and more stable connection than the previous W1 chip. It also enables hands-free Hey Siri activation. However, since the Powerbeats Pro are designed to be used with all sorts of devices and not just Apple's, you can use any other assistant with them as well.

Ivory Moss Navy Black
Ivory • Moss • Navy • Black

Like the AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro are designed to play or pause when you put them in or remove them from your ears. Each speaker also has physical controls for volume control that also doubles up as playback controls. You can use just one speaker at a time or both together in stereo.

The Powerbeats Pro have a battery life of 9 hours for music. Along with the powered case, you can get up to 24 hours combined. The case charges with a Lightning connector but they come with a Lightning cable, in case you plan to use them with your Android device.

The Powerbeats Pro will be available in four colors, Ivory, Moss, Navy, and Black.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 09 Apr 2019
  • j5y

nobody with sane ears, mind and wallet buys beats, cant say the same about you though...

it's not the thickness that the problem, more like that the fact that apple and samsung only supporting bluetooth 5 which isn't readily avalible, maybe in 2 years time, but at the moment, very limited choice for audiophile grade high bitrate audio o...

What Sony headphones? If I do not count XM line (big, fragile), are there even other Sony BT that are at least semi-decent? I don't think so, Sony usually sucks when it comes to headphones - with exceptions you can count on one hand.

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