Powerbeats Pro Preview: Everything AirPods aren't... nearly

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In terms of battery life, Apple says that you can expect around nine hours from the headphones themselves, and around 24 hours of battery life when combined with the charging case. Powerbeats Pro are definitely designed for working out and training, while AirPods are a more casual headphone design. You can find a link to the landing page for the new Powerbeats Pro through the Apple source link below. While we obviously can not judge the audio performance of the Powerbeats Pro until properly reviewing them, it's certainly exciting to hear sound was the "highest priority" in their development. The Powerbeats Pro will also be available in Apple Stores in "Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK".

The new Powerbeats Pro headphones have been completely re-engineered for better sound in a smaller package - the headphones are now 23% smaller and 17% lighter. You just don't have to charge the Beats as often to reach it. A 5 minute charge adds 1.5 hours of playback and a 15-minute charge 4.5 hours listening time.

Yeaaaaah. Powerbeats Pro come in colors.

The Powerbeats Pros will be available starting in May in the U.S. and 20 other countries and come in four different colors: black, ivory, navy, and moss.

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Like some other fitness-focused headphones on the market, the the Powerbeats Pro have optical sensors that can automatically play/pause your music when the earphones are placed in or removed from your ears and allow you to quickly say a few words to your running mate without messing up your flow.

So, who should get AirPods 2?

Apple has just announced its second-generation AirPods, which stand as the world's most popular wireless headphones; granted, popular doesn't always mean best according to our sister site SoundGuys. That said, it takes some practice to get that ear hook positioned just right, but when I did, the new Powerbeats were confusingly comfortable.

The PowerBeats Pro are sweat and water resistant, and feature volume, track and play/pause controls built-in. That said, at $250, the Powerbeats Pros are pricey compared to competing third-party products, so it's worth considering other available options before purchasing the Pros.

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