Launched in November, Beats Fit Pro is the latest wireless earbuds from the Apple Beats brand. While people are still waiting for the second generation AirPods Pro, does the Beats Fit Pro have what it takes to replace Apple’s AirPods Pro? Here’s how my experience has been so far.
I’m a defender of AirPods. I absolutely love them all, especially the AirPods Pro. When I launched the Beats Beats Fit Pro with an Apple-like experience, I couldn’t wait to try it on my ears.
Fortunately, this week I managed to get a pair, and I’ve been wearing them extensively to see how they compare to the AirPods Pro, which I recently said are the best option for many buyers.
First and foremost, the Beats handle AirPods Pro great, because the Beats Fit Pro has just about everything you’d expect from Apple wireless earbuds: great battery life, ANC, transparency mode, Dolby Atmos, easy pairing, and easy switching between features. Apple devices. In addition, the Beats Fit Pro also has an innovative wingtip design where not only do the buds go into the ear, but there is an additional hook to further secure the fit.
Although I’ve never had any issues fitting any AirPods, I’m always keen to try new looks. Personally, I could say the Beats Fit Pro fits perfectly in my ears, but after a few hours, the wing tips started to really bother me—especially if I’m wearing them at work. On the other hand, aerobics is really cool and relaxing. For example, running for 50 minutes is fun with these earbuds.
What impresses me the most is the sound quality of the Beats Fit Pro. Overall, Apple has always had a great approach to sound quality on their earbuds, but I really appreciate the Beats rich bass. Every time I work out, I really want to feel the beat of the music while running, and these headphones are perfect for that.
I’m not saying the AirPods Pro look bad – far from it – but the right playlist with Beats Fit Pro is the perfect combination.
Beats Fit Pro isn’t always heaven on earth
However, there are a few things that bother me about the new Beats wireless headphones. This issue is still a bit tricky to put in my jeans. Don’t take it personally, Beats is 1,000% better if you compare it to a Powerbeats Pro case, but, come on, all AirPods fit perfectly in any pocket you put them in – except for AirPods Max – and are forever to put the buds in the bag. I’ve always misplaced them, and I don’t even know why.
Second, the Beats Fit Pro features neither wireless charging technology nor MagSafe. Would it be great to easily charge these earbuds on MagSafe Duo?
Last but not least, I’m not a fan of pressing buttons in my ears. Since the actual earbuds are so small, I always start or stop a song when I tune it to my ear. Not only that, but if I’m running around and want to play another song, I have to be really careful about pressing a bud to my ear, or else the pressure and clicking in my head annoys me.
But there are still features to be commended
Aside from all of Apple’s experiences, I really think it’s interesting to charge the Beats Fit Pro using a USB-C cable. Good thing I can use the same cable for my MacBook Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and Nintendo Switch.
Another good thing is the battery life. You have up to six hours of listening when using Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode. With only Adaptive EQ enabled, the number rises to seven hours. The charging case adds an additional 21 hours of battery life.
While AirPods Pro can give you more listening time when you keep charging the earbuds, Beats Fit Pro delivers a long experience on a single charge.
Finally, there are some color options for the Beats Fit Pro, which AirPods Pro don’t offer. Beats is also known for its special edition headphones, which means it won’t take long for the company to release a newly designed pair of Beats Fit Pro to feel exclusive.