Which New Beats Headphones Should I Buy?

By Thomas Tamblyn - 18 February 2020

 Beats Solo Pro

Beats by Dr. Dre’s new 2019 range of headphones and earphones are the perfect balance of incredible sound quality and state-of-the-art technology courtesy of Apple. Now at EE, you can easily add your dream pair of Beats headphones to your monthly plan from as little as £5 per month.

The only challenge is choosing which pair are right for you. Are you after something ultra-portable like the stylishly sleek Beatsˣ ? Or perhaps you want to put the music centre stage with the all-new Beats Solo Pros.

Read our guide to help you decide which pair is right for you:

Beats Solo Pro

Best for: People who want no distractions from the music.

 Beats Solo Pro Grey

The brand-new Beats Solo Pro are a commuter's best friend, combining a portable on-ear design with powerful Active Noise Cancelling and incredible battery life.

The result is a pair of premium headphones which constantly analyse the noise around you then cancel it out, letting you focus on every tiny detail even on a packed bus during rush hour.

Thanks to Apple’s W1 chip you also get the same incredible pairing experience as you’d find on the AirPods, and you can even share your music with another pair of Beats headphones or Apple AirPods. Finally, you’ll never need to worry about running out of battery thanks to 22 hours of audio with Noise Cancelling turned on and a whopping 40 hours with it turned off.

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Powerbeats Pro

Best for: People who push their earphones to the limits.

 Beats PowerBeats Pro

Powerbeats Pro are the ultimate high-performance workout earphones. With an incredibly light secure-fit design that wraps around the ear, these earphones simply won’t budge regardless of whether you’re running a marathon or kickboxing. Sweat and water resistance keeps them playing in even the toughest conditions, while a massive 9 hours of battery life will keep you going in the gym, on the track or by the pool.

Pair that with the included Charging Case and you get an extra 24 hours of listening time. The Pro name reflects every part of these earphones, including sound quality. Tuned with the help of athletes, Powerbeats Pro deliver a powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation for an incredible listening experience.

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Best for: People who want the perfect wireless companion.

 BeatsX wireless earphones

Beatsˣ are the perfect companion for people who want wireless audio that’s discrete, yet powerful. The Flex-form cable design sits comfortably around the neck, discretely hidden under a shirt or top. By moving the battery and processor away from the earphones, the earbuds feel almost invisible in the ear.

Despite its small, lightweight design you’ll still find Apple’s powerful W1 chip hidden inside, which lets you seamlessly connect your Apple devices and achieve an impressive 8 hours of battery life. Need a quick top up? Just 5 mins will give you an extra 2 hours of listening time.

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Best for: People who want no-nonsense audio for all-day listening.

 UrBeats3 wired earphones

Still feeling nostalgic for the cabled earphone? Well urBeats3 are here to fill that hole in your life. They combine a fine-tuned audio experience with a design that gives you all-day comfort, so you’ll never feel like you have to stop the party.

Just because you’re using wired earphones doesn’t mean you have to experience the age-old tangles that come with them. urBeats3 use a tangle-free cable design – the earbuds magnetically attach, so when you’re not listening they can sit securely around your neck.

As with the rest of the Beats range, you can still expect the same great listening experience thanks to an axial-aligned driver, which in plain English means that no matter what genre of music you’re into, it’ll sound great through urBeats3.

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