1. robertk328's Avatar
    Yes, but I find those tiny little earbuds hold a ton of power. I've yet to experience a low battery issue. Even if I were to, they charge back up pretty quickly.
    I used them last week on a work from home day with 2 conference calls and some podcast and got to 10% and heard the chirp in my ear they needed it. But it was easy to fix.
    03-26-2017 07:26 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I will always recommend the BeatsX over the AirPods if a question of only those two. For the same cost the BeatsX give you better options for fit, longer battery battery life, in-line controls, better sound quality, and the same W1 chip. The AirPods give you no cables, worse sound quality, and essentially no controls.
    03-26-2017 02:08 PM
  3. maxey05's Avatar
    Well I have the Bose Sound Sport Bluetooth Headphones which are similar to the Beats X. Very practical when running or working out since it has a cord going to both earphones. When you are resting and take them out, you can just sling them around your neck, whereas the Air Pods seem more of a hassle when trying to put them somewhere.
    03-26-2017 02:30 PM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I will always recommend the BeatsX over the AirPods if a question of only those two. For the same cost the BeatsX give you better options for fit, longer battery battery life, in-line controls, better sound quality, and the same W1 chip. The AirPods give you no cables, worse sound quality, and essentially no controls.
    Well I have the Bose Sound Sport Bluetooth Headphones which are similar to the Beats X. Very practical when running or working out since it has a cord going to both earphones. When you are resting and take them out, you can just sling them around your neck, whereas the Air Pods seem more of a hassle when trying to put them somewhere.
    It's good to have options. What some people see as a feature, others see as a negative or a hassle. It really comes down to what you personally prefer. I could make an argument for why any of these are better than the others.

    I still have my Beats and have gone back to using them in the gym for the noise canceling and controls. I use the AirPods for everything else though and about the only improvement I'd like to see is controls on the AirPod themselves for volume.
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    03-26-2017 03:59 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I would not recommend any in ear headphones for running. Most if not all will seal the ear canal and block out road noise.

    I use my AirPods while running and doing all of my exercise and have not had a single issue with them. If they feel loose in your ears you can try to use cheap foam covers. That helps them stay in place even better.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    03-27-2017 09:05 AM
  6. imwjl's Avatar
    I will always recommend the BeatsX over the AirPods if a question of only those two. For the same cost the BeatsX give you better options for fit, longer battery battery life, in-line controls, better sound quality, and the same W1 chip. The AirPods give you no cables, worse sound quality, and essentially no controls.
    It's important to consider or qualify the use. I think both are tremendous products. AirPods are the no doubt better mouse trap if telephony, speech and collaboration are important.

    Having tried both and still owning a cabled type Bluetooth set (Jaybird), I find nothing beats the AirPod design if you're doing conf calls, collaboration, tech support, training and business projects. Even with both in I hear surroundings. One in is great for some work scenarios.

    For sports I confess the sealed type can have superior sound but I can also be bothered by the sound of the cable/cord.

    Having tried both my sincere opinion is the best is delay gratification and try both types but for work and some scenarios I've really appreciated the no cords aspect. I didn't like extensive telephony with the sealed and corded type.
    04-01-2017 08:32 AM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    My wife has a set of AirPods and she likes them. I tried them but don't like the way they feel in my ear, and I can still clearly hear ambient noises. I'm still using an LG HBS900 or I'd have the BeatsX.
    04-01-2017 08:41 AM
  8. ry189's Avatar
    Airpods all the way. If I'm going to have a Bluetooth earphone, I'm not going to want to deal with cords again.
    robertk328 likes this.
    04-01-2017 09:25 PM
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