The BeatsX wireless headphones landed three years ago as Beats’ first product with an Apple W1 chip and a Lightning charging port like the original AirPods. The $ 149 headphones eventually dropped $ 50, and today the Beats Flex replaces the BeatsX for $ 100 less than the original price.
The Beats Flex wireless headphones still use Apple’s original H1 chip just like the BeatsX, although the Lightning port has been replaced with a USB-C port (such as the iPad Pro and iPad Air) for better service to Android users.
- Beats Flex has an aggressive price tag of $ 49, as Apple no longer connects EarPods to new iPhones
- Battery life is up to 12 hours with Beats Flex compared to 8 hours with BeatsX
- Beats Black and Yuzu Yellow are available on the market; Smoke Gray and Flame Blue are coming in 2021
- Available from October 21 on apple.com and November 20 at authorized distributors
“I’m pleased to announce that Beats is launching its most affordable product to date – complete with amazing audio technology from Apple,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Beats, Apple Music and International Content. “This will allow even more music lovers around the world to experience the quality sound and design that Beats products are known for.”
Beats Flex introduces a “magnetic auto start / pause” function to start and stop playback when the headphones are magnetically connected and disconnected. Beates also advertised “a patented multi-layer driver with two-chamber acoustics to achieve rich, balanced sound with exceptional stereo separation”, ear pressure relief, accurate sound delivery and an advanced digital processor.
The new Beats Flex Wireless Headphones for $ 49 are designed with what Beats calls a Flex-Form cable made of Nitinol material, which winds up to be convenient for pockets when not lying on your neck.
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