The market for fully wireless headphones is booming. Since Apple launched the first generation of AirPods at the end of 2016, many manufacturers have created alternatives to get a piece of the pie. And although Apple is the queen of the sector with a 60% share, some Chinese brands are beginning to overshadow it.
A few weeks ago the Cupertino silently launched the second generation of AirPods with such interesting news as the new H1 chip, “Hey, Siri” and wireless charging case. However, some expected features such as resistance to sweat and water were left behind.
But it was not an “oversight” of Apple, but it was with all the intention of the world. And is that a few days ago leaked the image of the Powerbeats Pro in iOS 12.2, new Beats brand headphones aimed at athletes.
Much better than AirPods, but also more expensive
A few hours ago appeared a giant poster of the new Powerbeats Pro without Apple had presented them officially, although he did moments later.
In addition to being resistant to sweat and water (such as Powerbeats 3, which collect part of their design), have an approximate autonomy of 9 hours that can expand up to 24 hours with the charging case. In only 5 minutes we will have up to 1.5 hours of music.
They have the H1 chip, the same as the AirPods 2 and have 4 pads to choose the one that best suits the shape of our ears. They have physical buttons to control the volume and another to change the song or reject calls. As MacRumors says, the Powerbeats Pro can automatically detect when they are in our ears to stop or continue playing content.
By having better specifications than AirPods it is logical that they are more expensive, and in fact, they are 250 euros.
4 colors and available in 21 countries
Although the image that was filtered only showed them in black, they can also be acquired in Ivory (white), Moss (green) and dark blue.
In addition to the United States, the Powerbeats Pro will also be available in 20 other countries in the month of May, which will be when they are put on sale and, later, they will reach other markets : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain , Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Apple claims that the Powerbeats Pro has a premium sound quality, possibly higher than that of the new AirPods. You have to see it because precisely the sound is one of the biggest criticisms of Beats products.