Might be random to you that we’re (me) doing a product review on some headphones, but in all honesty I love tech like this (amongst other tech) and will most likely be doing more reviews of them in the future. In fact, we’ll have a review of Apple’s Air Pods (pro) shortly. But for now, the Beats Powerbeats Pro review


High-performance workout earphones. Beats Powerbeats Pro will revolutionise the way you work out. Built for elite athletes, these totally wireless earphones have no wires to hold you back. Beats Powerbeats Pro delivers powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation for a premium listening experience.

Battery Life

Up to 9 hours of listening time (more than 24 hours with charging case)


Reinforced design for sweat and water resistance during tough workouts


Adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for lightweight comfort and stability


The Beats Powerbeats Pro are Apple’s first pair of completely true wireless fitness earbuds (by way of Beats). Yes, there are the airpods that also deliver true wirelss from Apple, but that aren’t really considered fitness, more business. These Beats Powerbeats Pro deliver excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration in a low-profile package.

The Beats Powerbeats Pro are a perfect option if you love training, or for some reason love headphones that clamp onto your ears. Before the Airpod Pro’s came out these were the height of true wireless headphones (imo) and were high on my list. What are they good for? Training, not tripping over cords, easy connection on the fly and they can handle sweat and crap all over them.



The Beats Powerbeats Pro sticks with the Powerbeats lineup’s signature around-the-ear hook, which offers stability while you’re sitting on the couch doing lifts with your can of XXXX Gold. Jokes aside, the hook is pretty critical now that there’s no wires to anchor them behind your head – you want them staying on, because at 350$ you don’t wanna be losing them.

One of the better things I noticed when fitting them initially was that Apple (Beats) supply you three sets of silicone tips – small, medium and large – so that you can work on getting the best fit possible. The other thing I noticed was ear fatigue, I generally get pretty solid ear fatigue on flights with my Bose QC’s, but with the Powerbeats it’s a lot less. You eventually get fatigued, but you should be finished training by the time that happens…

8.5 out of 10 here.


If you’re a full on audiophile maybe go read a review on these elsewhere, cause I have mad tinnitus and don’t hear that well to begin with. That said, I thought the sound was pretty good for what they are – the bass is there, they’re Beats after-all, a brand renowned for being bass heavy – overall you’re walking away with a solid pair of wireless ear buds.

The one thing they don’t have, which seems to be common these days, is noise cancellation (like the Air Pod Pro model) – or transparency sound – but to be honest, if you’re using these to travel you’re probably more than ok with the extra noise.

If you’re chasing some sites that have in-depth reviews around the sound, hit the Verge up. Nilay over there is crazy on sound and dives in a bit deeper than I do here.

Overall, 8 out of 10.


These things stand up to a beating and keep running – sweat, dirt, water, movement – it’s all there for you to throw at the Beats Powerbeats Pro. Don’t go swimming with them, but feel free to sweat up a storm while watching a Simpsons marathon or similar.

Battery is quite possibly the biggest highlight here, these things give you a full day pretty much. Kinda wild in the day/age of short ass battery issues. Along with the 9 hours you’ll get from the earbuds on a full charge, you also get a crazy boost from the small house of a case that will give you around an additional 18 hours of charge time – 27 hours in total!

Connectivity is all time amazing, the Apple vibes are strong here with the H1 chip that literally has you connected before you get them in your ears. There’s control too in the shape of a volume rocker switch. The Beats symbol itself is also a button.

8.5 out of 10 here.


At $350 (or less if you buy from Amazon right now), these aren’t anything to gleefully fuck around with. Lose them and you’ll be pissed at yourself for a while. The price is in the top end of the ballpark for wireless earbud market – Airpod Pros are $400, Airpods are $230, Jabra Elites are $300 – so there’s cheaper options out there.

The H1 chip/connectivity alone makes these things amazing, you open them up and they’re connected and ready to go. Add in the touch adjustments you can play with, the water resistance and sound along with the warranty (and extended apple care if you get it) and I think the Beats Powerbeats Pro are pretty good value.

8 out of 10 here.


If you’re looking for a pair of sweat-resistant earbuds that you can wear to the gym, on the beach, on the train or at work, the Beats Powerbeats Pro is worth the money. Just look after them, cause they are still costing a lot of money – fortunately they’re hard to lose with the size of the case.

For me, who is an Air Pods fanboy, the Beats Powerbeats Pro are a great alternative with their build, their fit and their premium features. Thanks to the Apple H1 Bluetooth chip technology, they’re wonderfully easy to set up and use, and they’re virtually glitch-free in their delivery of wireless audio.

Put it this way, if you want a pair of true wireless headphones it’s either these, the Sony’s, Airpods or Jabras. The (spolit) choice is yours…

Overall Rating

  • Battery life is amazing
  • Connectivity/H1 Chip
  • Fit is secure and comfortable
  • Sound is pretty good unless you're a audiophile
  • The charging case is H U G E
  • Charge via lightning (not USB-C)
  • Some sound issues if you're an audiophile
Fit & Comfort 85.
Performance 85.
Sound 80.
Value 80.
Buy Now


If you’ve got $350 Australian spare and we’ve convinced to get an a pair of Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds then hit the below links and spend up. Like we said, these are damn amazing, more so if you’re a training type of person (if you’re not hit the Jabra’s or Air Pods up).

Buy a pair of Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds from :
– Apple Australia
– Amazon (currently 20% off)
– Beats by Dre

Alternatively, if you’ve looking for surf based product to buy we have buyers guides and product reviews over here, and here. First up though, it’s Autumn – a good time to check out our Springsuits Buyers Guide.

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