Like ’em or hate ’em, Apple’shave been the talk of the headphone world ever since they were announced alongside the and back in September 2016. But there’s another Apple wireless headphone from the company’s Beats by Dre subsidiary that’s also received its share of buzz: The BeatsX ($150, £130, AU$200). And like the AirPods, the BeatsX was also delayed, but it’s officially available as of February 10.
The BeatsX employs Apple’s new custom low-power Bluetooth chip, the W1, which is also found in the AirPods, PowerBeats3 Wireless and the Solo3 Wireless, and allows for automatic pairing with Apple devices updated with the latest versions of its operating systems (iOS 10, MacOS Sierra and WatchOS 3). But among that trio of new Beats models, the BeatsX is the only truly fresh model, and the first one designed with the help of Apple’s design and engineering teams.
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