Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones Review

Tangle-free cord headphones
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    RemoteTalk control
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    Water & Sweat Resistant
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    Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life
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    Tangle-Free Cord
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    Adjustable Earhooks
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    Up to 30 feet (9 meters) Operation Range
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    High Price
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    Short Charging Cable

All You Need To Know


I would without a doubt recommend these earbuds to you guys. They’re ideal for running, biking and other more moving sports such as CrossFit. But as I always say when I’m reviewing headphones from Beats, you pay a lot for the 'logo'. If you're looking for high-quality earbuds at a lower price, check out the 
Philips Actionfit. But the Powerbeats 2 is overall great on many parameters. High-quality sound, secure and comfortable fit, beautiful and intelligent design, they’re letting in ambient sounds and therefore are good for your safety but still a very high price! 

Beats By Dre has since also produce a newer and extremely improved edition of this headphone line. Take a look at our review of the Powerbeats 3 Wireless.

Full Review

Sound Quality 

When you think of the size of these bad boys, it's a pretty amazing sound they have. The vocals are clear, even when listening to high volumes. It's incredible how much bass these little fellows can pump out. Headphones by Beats always have an amazing and powerful bass.

A secure and comfortable fit

We found the ear tips perfectly fitting, but please note that every human being has different ears and its only four different sizes, so you can be unlucky with the fit. Powerbeats 2 is equipped with flexible ear hooks to make sure the earbuds fit securely in your ears.

You can shape the ear hooks so they fit you the most secure and comfortable way. . I wish that Beats would include some foam ear tips with their earphones. They normally do a better job than the standard rubber ear tips when it comes to sealing and securing the earbuds. If you feel the same way, buy a universal pair of foam ear tips on Amazon for a few bucks here.

Design 

Powerbeats 2 Wireless is a pair of fitness headphones made especially for running and other sports.

The design of Powerbeats 2 wireless is perfect for running and biking. It’s one of the best wireless earbuds available on the market for sport and fitness. As always with headphones made by Beats, you pay a lot of money for the logo. Therefore it’s difficult to justify the high-end price when you compare them to other headphones in that price range.

They come in 3 different colors, white, red and black and with four different sizes of silicone ear tips. Powerbeats 2 earbuds are perfect for playing music at any volume while still letting in ambient noise, to make sure athletes stay safe during training.

Features 

Bluetooth

Because it's wireless, they pair through an easy to use Bluetooth system. On the top of the left earplug, there is a multi-functional button which functions as an ON/OFF button and also the Bluetooth pairing button. Make sure you remember to switch off the headphones after disconnecting Bluetooth, they don’t do it by them self (which I would say a pair of wireless sports headphones in this price range should do). We found some issues with the Bluetooth signal. It has a hard time reaching the connected device if it's in your pockets while running. You can fix this problem with an armband for running, and then there shouldn’t be any problems.

Next, to the Bluetooth button, there’s a LED indicator light that tells you how much battery life there’s left. As we know with Beats, they always give you great battery life on their wireless headphones. Of course, it’s not the same as with the newer model Powerbeats 3 wireless that goes up to 12 hours of playback. This model will still give you up to solid 6 hours of playback time with only one and a half hour of charging with the micro USB. Read more about the technical features here.

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