Product Comparison: Beats BeatsX vs Beats Powerbeats 3

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General Specifications
Powerbeats 3
About the Product
Sleek, light, and compact, Beatsˣ earphones are the perfect wireless companion for all-day music. Beatsˣ earphones feature authentic, clear sound with optimized noise isolation for an immersive listening experience. The innovative acoustic design delivers a clean treble response and distortion-free bass, creating a natural tonality across a broad range of genres. This is sound that stays with you.
Take your workout to the next level rain, sweat, or shine with Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones. Sweat- and water-resistant, the earphones provide the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and difficult weather. The Apple W1 chip adds long-lasting endurance, with up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day listening. Add in immersive sound and an optimized design for improved comfort and you’ll be ready for any workout challenge.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
8 hours
12 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Beats BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - White
  • The midrange is similarly clear but recessed; vocals are un-hyped but don't cut through as well compared to the other units tested. The bass is very full and tight but can overpower the overall balance.
  • Very good bass and midrange and the overall sound presentation is smooth. Volume is more than ample.
  • Sound is good. Not great. Not particularly exciting. Just good. It’s surprising how much balance there is overall. The bass isn’t that typical Beats bass which honestly I’m fine with for earbuds.
  • The sound is not at all Beats-y, that is, it doesn't have booming, muddy bass. In fact, I'd go so far as to call them very balanced with a nice bass punch.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Best sound and best price plus you have good gym usage
  • Gave this as a gift to someone who used the wired earphones and the sound is so much clearer on both ends!
  • I bought these to replace the Beats 2. From the moment I turned them on I noticed a difference. The Beat 3's have a great sound, and amazing bass. Very happy with them
  • I had to get use to the fit. It is different. I put the strap in the front and not behind my neck because the ear buds kept coming out. The sound is incredible. I even take phone calls with these headphones.
  • It has the best sound of any of the ear bud I have ever bought.
  • I thought the sound was going to be better. It does not block any surrounding sound, at times it cuts off.
Size & Weight
7.3 in.
6 in.
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
2.6 in.
3.2 in.
11.2 oz.
9.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Beats BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - White
  • The build quality seems good. The cable is flexible but rigid and the earpieces seem to be durable and sturdy for their size and weight.
  • The little "weights" prevent them from falling and the magnetic ear pieces make sure they are not dangling. BY FAR the most comfortable wireless headset I've ever owned.
  • Very light weight, and one-piece connected construction eliminates the "lost ear-pod" scenario. Excellent fit for long periods of listening.
  • While the weight and balance of the wires are perfect, but the audio and mic quality are no different then any cheaper headsets.
  • I purchased both of these to try out and the Beats X will be going back to the store. Not to mention the cord is extremely long and adds to weight around your neck, which I would imagine is not good for running and working out.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • These headphones are light weight and love the sound
  • Very clear and light weight. I would recommend this to anyone who is on the go
  • Great sound that Beats is known for. Very light weight. Stays in place no matter what I'm doing.
  • They are light weight, stay on well, and sound great!
  • These are light weight and great for working out or exercise
Pairing Interface
Connection Range
30 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Fit for Your Life, Take Calls With RemoteTalk, Always Ready
Power, Endurance, Wireless freedom, Ready whenever you are, Wireless the way it should be
What customers say about "Features"
Beats BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - White
  • In my house, the range was also excellent. I could go from room to room without dropping the connection or losing any perceptible audio quality. Really, really impressive. So, I charged them up before bed, and took them to work with me the next day.
  • These have never, I repeat, never lost connection and have never taken more than two seconds to pair. The range is ridiculous.
  • This is one of the best wireless headsets I have ever purchased. The microphone quality (often overlooked) is one of the best with very clear transmission of voice during calls.
  • When connected directly, the audio quality is noticeably different -- clearer and better balanced (although it's not too shabby via Bluetooth either).
  • Connected very quick on first use. No longer connects automatically. I have to hold the power button down on the earbuds for 5 seconds, then select from my Pixel XL Bluetooth menu. All of my other Bluetooth headphones auto connect. Not the BeatsX.
  • Only complaint is they don't always pair the microphone which can be troublesome when trying to take a call, though the sound always pairs.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I love the way they fit my ear, they don't slide off when I'm sweating from working out, and the sound is far better than any other ear bud I have ever used. Great product!
  • I had the previous model ones and these seem to fit better then the old ones.
  • The Powerbeats 3 are great for workouts. They fit around the ear great with little movement. They also have great Bluetooth range. Sound quality is excellent. Only wish they were a little louder. Overall, excellent product.
  • This product is made by Apple and it wouldn't connect to my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which is less than one year old. They may be good headphones, but I wouldn't know.
  • Overall not a bad product but it continues to disconnect randomly when listening podcasts.
Battery Type
What customers say about "Power"
Beats BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - White
  • The BeatsX seemed to fit the bill of enhanced sound, better Bluetooth performance and above all, better battery performance.
  • They charge super fast although honestly the battery life seems to be less than 8 hours to me. They look great around the neck and on. I’ve really grown to love these things so I’m adding the 5th star.
  • Battery life is spot on around 8 hours of continuous use at work.
  • The battery life has been good at around 8 hours. I'd love to get 12+ hours like on the Powerbeats but I preferred the smaller and more compact design of the BeatsX.
  • I just have a feeling it's not gonna last that long cus just like every phones battery will eventually die and give up from charging so will these one day too?
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I charge them like once a week and use then every day
  • The battery comes for a week assuming a daily work of 90min workout. after using for 2 weeks now, I did not find any major discomfort or an issue using this product.
  • These get a good from me as the battery life is no where near 12 hours (the most I have got is 8) and they are not the most comfortable on my ears. Still a great Beats product with amazing sound quality.
  • This new beats are great and have a long lasting battery life. I use them for the gym Mon-Sat for about two hours a day. I do charge them maybe every 2-3 days. It takes as little as 5 mins to get a good charge. Definately worth the upgrade.
  • Overall the headphones are great, just the battery life doesn't last very long.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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