Workouts are intense, and it is easy to run out of energy midway through them. So what is it that keeps most people going? If you ask me, the answer is some heart-thumping music. There is simply no alternative to blasting some really hyped-up music when you need that quick rush of adrenaline to push through your workout. And now, with the Beats Fit Pro, the brand is getting on the truly wireless train for those who are conscious about their health and athletes who want to go the extra mile. Not sure what I am talking about? Keep reading to find out all that you need to know.
Beats by Dre is a brand that has become an icon in pop culture, mainly because of its affiliation with the hip-hop star Dr. Dre, and the fact that it has become a celebrity status symbol. However, it was bought by Apple several years back and has since then seen a transformation and catered primarily towards Apple devices. However, it seems that the trend is changing with the advent of the Beats Fit Pro, the new earbuds by the brand designed specifically for heavy workout sessions or athletic performances. But does the brand do a good job of creating something usable and pleasant to listen to? That is the question we are going to answer today.
So without much further ado, let us get right into the middle of everything and see what the Beats Fit Pro can do for you.
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Beats Fit Pro: An Athlete’s Earbuds
Beats is actually a good audio brand that has only grown under Apple and started to offer some really nice products. And it seems that Apple wants to offer something that will finally appeal to everyone with the Beats Fit Pro. The brand already has the market for iOS with the Apple Airpods Pro, but it still had to make some effort to capture a market that had still stuck to Android or was switching between the two. Whatever the case might be, the Beats Fit Pro was the perfect way to do it. Apple has finally produced an earbud that caters to smartphones across the board, not discriminating between the two operating systems.
However, that is not all that there is to talk about the Beats Fit Pro. In fact, there is plenty here that makes the earbuds speak for themselves. To begin with, the Beats Fit Pro comes with an unconventional design that you might not find familiar at all but is rather suited to workouts or other high-intensity exercises. The Beats Fit Pro features a rubber wing tip that will allow the earbuds to snugly stay seated in your ear without much play. All you have to do is put in the earbuds and twist them to lock them into place. This isn’t the first time that we have seen this sort of a fit on sports earphones, but this is the first time that we have seen them on truly wireless buds, and in such a mainstream product.
Regardless, the earbuds also come with an IPX4 rating that protects them from light water splashes and some amount of dust. However, you might not want to go swimming with them. The earbuds themselves look rather average when it comes to durability, however, and we expected a little more from them, especially considering the rather flimsy case that is provided along with the buds. It’s not bad by any means, but the magnetic case paired with the Beats Fit Pro is prone to opening in case of accidental falls and puts the safety of the earbuds at risk in case of falls.
Putting build quality issues aside, however, there is another big issue with the earbud. While the Beats Fit Pro come with Active noise canceling, they are still rather average when it comes to noise cancelation, easily losing out to better offerings like the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds which offer excellent noise cancelation. All of this is made worse by the fact that there is a common issue with the Beats Fit Pro where the ANC stops working randomly and this happens to the majority of users. This is a case of poor quality control by Apple and really detracts from the value of the earbuds, considering the premium that you are paying for them.
The sound quality is good, however, and sports a bassier signature as seen on other workout-oriented earphones and earbuds out there. This is good when you need that solid thump to drive you through your workout and is highly suited to electronic music. So you won’t be having any issues on that front.
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Beats Fit Pro: The Verdict
When it comes to the verdict on these earbuds, it is a rather difficult choice, and the main reason for that is the price that they sell for. Priced at $200, the Beats Fit Pro are a rather costly pair of earbuds that don’t really do much to prove their value, losing out to Apple’s very own Airpods and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds by quite a margin. So I won’t recommend them to anyone looking for a regular pair of earbuds.
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