Beats Flex Unveiled: Apple’s Cheapest Wireless Headphones Are $ 50

The Beats Flex will initially ship in black and yellow in early 2021 with light blue and gray colors.


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In today’s time iPhone 12 event, Apple has not announced its long-rumored, highly anticipated full-size Studio airpods headphones. But it offered a small consolation prize: BeatsX, The once-popular neckband-style headphones were upgraded and renamed the Beats Flex and its price dropped to $ 50 (£ 50, AU $ 80).

Apple-owned Beats since 2014 says Beats Flex is its “most affordable premium wireless earphones, delivering” for a higher-quality sound experience than its predecessor costs. ” When they launched in February 2017, BeatsX cost $ 150, but now you can get them for less $ 70.

With new iphone 12 The model No longer including wired EarPods The headphones in the box become an affordable Apple-friendly wireless headphone option for the Beats Flex AirPods, starting around $ 130 for standard version with wired charging case. It is still $ 50 more than “included for free” in terms of headphones (and power adapters) for every iPhone since its launch in 2007. And, if you want to use some old-fashioned wired headphones, you’ll need pesky $ 8 adapter.

Beats moves the inline microphone down on the flex cord.


The Beats Flex earphones look similar to its predecessor, but there is a notable design difference: the inline microphone and control module have been removed and included at the bottom of the cord (on the left) that rests at the base of your neck is . As a result, earphones should feel better balanced.

Some other major upgrades include new acoustic drivers for better sound, upgraded microphones for better voice calling, magnetic auto-play / pause earbuds and a 12-hour battery life (over 8 hours). Flex is also the first Apple headphone to have USB-C charging, with a 10-minute charge giving you 1.5 hours of playback.

Unlike AirPods, the Flex has cords.


Beats Flex has Apple’s older W1 chip, not the H1 found in second-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro. Beats Solo Pro. The W1 gives you Apple’s easy-to-pair feature with any of your Apple devices, which is synced with iCloud and allows you to switch between Apple devices, check battery status, or use a friend using Beats or Apple headphones Allows to use audio sharing with (with W1 chip). Android users can download the Beats app from the Google Play Store to get additional features like quick-pairing, device status (ie battery level) and firmware updates.

BeatsX vs Beats Flex

I liked BeatsX but they had a slight presence boost (triple push) which might cause some hearing fatigue. Flex is not believed to have this problem. Designed by Apple engineers, the new drivers employ a proprietary level driver with dual-chamber acoustics to achieve rich, balanced sound with outstanding stereo separation, according to Beats. ”

While they come with four different sized ear tips to help you get a tight seal, I think they incorporate a sport fin so that you can use them to really fit your ears for sporting activities. I can lock it. That said, earbuds, like standard AirPods, are not sweat-soaked or water-resistant (they have no IPX rating). Many people work with and out of AirPods to no effect, but Beats will attract you to it Powerbeats Pro If you want true sport earbuds.

The other issue, of course, is that the Beats Flex are “wired wireless” headphones – one cable when connecting the left and right earbuds – one at a time Budget true wireless earbuds are widely available for $ 50 or less. They may not look as good, and they won’t have those fancy W1 features that allow easy connection to other Apple devices, but they also don’t have the old-fashioned wires found on the Beats Flex.

The Beats Flex ships on October 21 in two color options – Beats Black and Yuzu Yellow – and can be preorder now. Smoke gray and flame blue colors are coming in early 2021. We will do a full review of Beats Flex in the coming days.

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The gray and blue versions will be available in early 2021.


Flex key beats glasses

According to Beats:

  • New acoustic driver
  • Magnetic earbuds automatically play music when they are in your ear and stop the audio when they are in your ear.
  • Upgraded built-in microphone helps reduce wind noise
  • USB-C charging
  • 12 hours listening time.
  • 10 minutes of fast fuel charging gives you 1.5 hours of playback.
  • On-device control allows you to adjust the volume as well as manage music, make calls, or activate your voice assistant.
  • Beats App for Android Users
  • Price: $ 50 (£ 50, AU $ 80)
  • Four color options: Beats Black, Yuzu Yellow (available now); Smoke Gray and Flame Blue (available early 2021)
  • Now available for preorder, shipping October 21

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