Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
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$168 w/ free s/h at Amazon. That is all of $3 more. Woot? Moot!
Check out this review over at Cnet
If you’re into working out and being active, these are hands down the best ear buds on the market. They are worth every penny. I bought a pair for me, my wife, and my sister in law. I’ve had them for 6 or so months. I get pretty sweaty when I work out and they still work. I paid $200 a piece brand new so at $160 it’s a steal.
The product cost on these is like $103, not a great deal Woot.
I listened to these and the Bose IE2 sport, side by side for roughly 20-30 minutes when deciding to buy a nice pair of headphones. After taking the beats out and putting the bose in, hands down the bose outright beat them in every way shape and form. Bose has deep bass, no tin sound, and I even heard instruments and certain musicals “notes” I couldn’t even recognize with the beats in. I paid about $130 for mine and they are by far the better buy.
They also have this thing “design” that keeps the headphones in your ear, similiar to the beats ones, just in your ear not around your ear, and they haven’t fallen out once.
Except that the Bose headphones are wired, and these are wireless.
I am glad I read the discussion forums, I almost hit Buy thinking that you got 2 pairs of earphones.
They seem to have lots of wires for a ‘wireless’ device?
I got these from Best Buy a week ago, and I’m probably going to return them.
Sound: The sound is actually decent for bluetooth, but the strong bass is too much for me and comes at the expense of clarity; it just sounds too muddy. Isolation, which is a matter of preference and practicality, is poor. In my case, I work out at the gym most of the time, and I really need to block out that gym music. These would probably work well for someone running outside.
Fit: They are super comfortable. The loops make it so that they won’t fall off your ears, but the bulbous base of the stem prevents deeper insertion, so they tend to slip out of my ears, even with 3rd-party (Comply sport) tips. While it looks cooler to wear the cord behind your neck, the rubberized cord has some friction that will snag more that way when turning your head. Wearing it in front of my neck worked better.
They are overall decent, but for me all of those annoyances don’t add up to the price being asked.
The Wirecutter is currently recommending the Jlab Epic Bluetooth over the Powerbeats 2 Wireless. So, I’m going to try those instead.
They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.