Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 26 August 2019

New earphones: are Power Beats Pro the answer to Apple AirPods?

The popular headphone company has released a new line of earphones

The new PowerBeats Pro by Beats by Dre. YouTube / Beats by Dre
The new PowerBeats Pro by Beats by Dre. YouTube / Beats by Dre

New headphones have been released to challenge the Apple AirPods.

Beats by Dre’s latest creation, PowerBeats Pro, aims to wrestle the attention away from the big-selling Apple AirPods with its own earphones, which they claim are slicker and longer lasting. With a price of Dh918, from the Beats by Dre website, the PowerBeats Pro are Dh89 cheaper than the listed price of Airpods on the Apple website.

For those on the move

Aimed at athletes as well as music-lovers on the go, the earphones offer a "totally wireless" experience. Coming in black, ivory, navy and moss colours, they are designed to cater for different ear sizes and various levels of physical activity.

In addition to the company's claim that these are "23 per cent smaller" and "17 per cent lighter" than the AirPods, the PowerBeats Pro promises a sonic upgrade, low distortion and clear "voice performance" when it comes to your phone calls.

Fast charging

As for battery life, each ear bud has up to nine hours of listening time. The earphones power on when removed from their case and will charge once they're back in. A five-minute charging session can result in a 90-minute uninterrupted listening experience, while 15 minutes can get you four-and-a-half hours.

The costs

While the Powerbeats Pro have been officially announced, they are yet to go on sale worldwide. The item is tagged as "coming soon" in the Beats by Dre website with a price tag of USD 249.95 (Dh918). For details go to www.beatsbydre.com.

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Updated: April 4, 2019 08:17 PM

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