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Beats Flex Wireless Headphones [Review]

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Beats Flex Wireless Headphones

The Beats Flex Wireless are budget-friendly in-ears with a neck cable that come in a variety of colors. They have a simple, lightweight, and comfortable design. Their bass-heavy sound makes them ideal for genres with a lot of thump and rumble, such as EDM. Their companion app, on the other hand, is limited in functionality and lacks an EQ. However, because of their W1 chip, they are simple to combine with a variety of Apple devices

New Beats Flex Wireless Earphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Magnetic Earbuds, Class 1 Bluetooth, 12 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone - Black (Latest Model)

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Features

  • BATTERY LIFE - Up to 12 hours of listening time
  • CUSTOMIZED FIT - All-day comfort with Flex-Form cable and four eartip options
  • APPLE HEADPHONE CHIP - Powered by the Apple W1 headphone chip for seamless connectivity
  • THE MUSIC STOPS WHEN YOU DO - Magnetic earbuds with Auto-Play/Pause
  • LISTEN WITH A FRIEND - Audio Sharing lets you wirelessly share audio with another pair of Beats headphones or AirPods

Style

The Beats Flex has a similar sleek and basic style to the Beats BeatsX Wireless. They have a cable around the neck that gives them a sportier look. They do not, however, have ear-hooks like the Beats Powerbeats 4 Wireless. To better fits your style, they are available in four colour options: ‘Black,’ ‘Yuzu Yellow,’ ‘Smoke Grey,’ and ‘Blue.’

Comfort

The Beats Flex in-ears are lightweight and easy. They don’t go too far through your head, and wearing the cable around your neck shouldn’t be too taxing. If you don’t have a good seal, the ear tips will shift out of place.

Controls

The control scheme works well. The volume can be adjusted using a button rocker on the left side of the neck cord. A multi-purpose button is located next to it. You can play or pause your audio by pressing once. These commands can also be enabled by magnetically clipping the earbuds together. Two presses advance the loop, while three presses reverse the track. You can also search forward through your audio by pressing and holding the button once, or backward by triple tapping. Keep the button down until you hear a chime to trigger voice assistant. The multi-purpose button isn’t the most clicky, despite having some audio prompts.

Portability

These headphones are extremely lightweight. When you’re on the go, you can fold them up to fit into most pockets or wear them around your neck.

Build Quality

The build quality of these headphones is excellent. They’re mostly made of silicone and rubber, making them extremely bendable. They also seem to be tough enough to withstand a couple of drops. The ear tips, on the other hand, seem to be prone to ripping, and they lack an IP rating for dust and water resistance.

Stability

The Beats Flex headphones are well-balanced. They don’t have ear hooks, but once you have a strong seal, they shouldn’t jump around too much. To help you get the best fit, they come with four different-sized ear tips.

Noise Cancellation

The Beats Flex performs admirably in terms of noise isolation. They only minimise a small amount of low-frequency noise, such as that generated by bus or train engines, which may not be sufficient if you commute every day. They do much better with mid-range noise, such as ambient chatter, and can significantly reduce high-pitched noise, such as the hum of an air conditioner.

Battery

The battery life of the Beats Flex is adequate. They have an 11-hour continuous battery life and charge in just over an hour. Beats advertises a ‘Quick Fuel’ feature that allows you to listen for 1.5 hours on a 10-minute charge. We do not, however, currently test this function. There are no power-saving features on these headphones, and they cannot be used when charging.

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth compatibility of the Beats Flex is adequate. They don’t support multi-device pairing or NFC. They do, however, have a W1 chip, allowing them to be easily paired with Apple devices. Although they have a high audio latency on PC, they have a much lower latency on iOS and Android, which is better for streaming video. However, since different apps and devices compensate for latency in different ways, the results can differ.

Pros and Cons

Pros
    Cons
    • Comfortable, stable fit
    • Good build quality
    • No EQ

    Verdict

    The Beats Flex are suitable for a variety of applications. They’re lightweight and easy, and they’re safe enough for moderate exercise. They also have a bass-heavy sound profile that will keep you energised at the gym or at work. Their 11-hour continuous battery life should be more than enough to get you through your workday or commute, despite their simplistic nature and lack of extra features like an EQ. However, they fail to reduce low-frequency noise, such as that generated by bus engines. On PC, they still have a lot of audio lag.

    The Beats Flex is ideal for traveling and commuting. They’re lightweight and easy to wear around your neck while you’re on the go. Since they’re small and have a lightweight plastic and silicone shape, they’ll fit easily into most pockets or bags. On the downside, they have trouble isolating bass-range noise from background noise such as bus or plane engines, and their 11-hour continuous battery life may not be sufficient for long plane trips.

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