Beats PowerBeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Beats PowerBeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

£169.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 21 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Performance and power

    Inspired by LeBron James, the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones are exceptionally light and deliver the power of dual-driver acoustics to propel you through rigorous workouts.

    Designed to endure

    The IPX-4 sweat- and water-resistance rating means Powerbeats2 Wireless are tough from the ear bud to the tangle-free cable wrap around. There's also over-molding on the RemoteTalk for a no-slip grip when you’re changing volume, switching tracks, and making hands-free calls.

    More freedom

    From the street to the court, Powerbeats2 Wireless gives you the freedom to take your workout anywhere. Wireless Bluetooth lets you connect up to 9.1 metres from your Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPad or iPod - so you can move freely and stay focused on your workout. A rechargeable battery with 6-hour playback gives you the power to endure to the end. If you’re on empty, a 15-minute quick charge delivers an extra hour of non-stop playback.

    Made to perform

    Designed with your active life in mind, Powerbeats2 Wireless is lightweight and compact with a flexible ear hook to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

  • Highlights

    • Easily pairs within 9.1 metres of your Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPad or iPod
    • Premium sound performance
    • Rechargeable six-hour battery
    • Sweat and water resistant
    • No-slip grip in-line microphone and remote for calls
    • Lighter, smaller and with a flexible ear hook
  • Did you notice?

    You can be up to 9 metres away from your iPhone, iPad or iPod and still enjoy a strong connection with your music.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Hearing every detail of your music while you work out.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones
    • Hard-shell carrying case
    • Universal micro-USB cable
    • Cable management clip
    • Quick-start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Bluetooth, With Remote and Mic, Sports & Fitness, Wireless
    • Form Factor: Ear Hook, In Ear
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: MHBE2ZM/A
    • UPC or EAN No.: 848447012459

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Sound Lag

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    These earphones are great for running, they fit very well, are light and the sound is fantastic. Unfortunately they have a huge f These earphones are great for running, they fit very well, are light and the sound is fantastic. Unfortunately they have a huge flaw, whenever you watch video back, be it from an iPhone, PC, Mac, TV anything at all it has about a 2 second delay so everything is out of Sync. I have spoken to Beats support and they feel that the issue is all of the other manufactures need to issue an update to fix this. I explained that all of the other bluetooth headphones I own do not have this problem and work fine with iPhone, Mac Tv etc. Even a little £25 Sony Bluetooth dongle works better than these £170 earphones.

    If you just want them for running then go for it, they sound good and fit well. Don't touch them if you want to use them for watching Video however. In my opinion and at this price they need to do both and these simply don't.

    Needless to say mine are being returned to Apple tomorrow for a refund....

    • Written by from Beaconsfield

    100 of 117 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Sound Lag
  • Excellent

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recently bought these for running. Brilliant ear phones and great fit. Sound is excellent but there is audio lad if using them to Recently bought these for running. Brilliant ear phones and great fit. Sound is excellent but there is audio lad if using them to watch video. Could not recommend them highly enough if its just for training training that your buying them for.

    • Written by from co dublin

    44 of 49 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Best Fit but very occasional drop in connection

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought a number of earphones specifically for use when running both on road and a treadmill. For many I've generally found p I've bought a number of earphones specifically for use when running both on road and a treadmill. For many I've generally found poor fitting not only annoying but also negatively effects the quality of the sound by reducing the bass. My last wireless pair were Jaybird Bluebird X which tend to bounce out of your ear and if you wear the wire up and over your ears as it suggests, the wire keeps bouncing off the back of your neck which is more than a little annoying. I've had the latest Beats wireless earphones for 4 weeks using them pretty much every other day for running and the fit is the best I've experienced from both wired and wireless earphones. You can choose the size of bud and then just push in your ears with the fitting over the back of each ear, then a simple twist and they snugly lock into place. The sound has a great bass which now you can adjust equalisation if you are playing music using the latest Spotify app - however having tried you don't really need to adjust the sound as the fit and sound quality of these earphones are so good anyway.

    The controls seem very sturdy especially compared to my wired Beats earphones that are very plastic and fragile in comparison. You can easily control volume and track play/pause/forward/back. You can also shorten the ear to ear cable that sits comfortably on the back of your neck.

    The only slight downside is the occasional loss of connection. You don't need to do anything as it sorts itself out but I have experienced an occasional drop of sound or jump in the track which I've not experienced with other Bluetooth headsets. It's not really a big deal as it is more of an occasional thing rather than constant occurrence. I wear my iphone around my waist so if you have a wrist case this may not be an problem anyway, however this is why it's a 4 star rather than 5 in my book.

    • Written by from KIDDERMINSTER

    46 of 55 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best Fit but very occasional drop in connection
  • Great product idea, terrible product quality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to take my 3rd pair back this weekend for a refund as I've run out of patience with this product. First pair arrived wit I'm about to take my 3rd pair back this weekend for a refund as I've run out of patience with this product. First pair arrived with a faulty manufactured USB port, but replaced no problem at the local apple store. 2nd pair were used for 3 running sessions when the battery died (similar experience to other users). Changed again at store for a 3rd pair, on which the in line remote has stopped working before a run this morning. Very poor quality & not what you'd expect from an Apple company.

    When working I've found these OK - the sound is a bit too treble-ly for my tastes, but that could be as I struggled to get a good fit with then no matter which earbud I tried. Also agree with another reviewer that I found the cable material pulled on the neck a bit when running - I ended up having the cable around the front of the neck rather than the back as you see on the slick ads.

    The hunt for a good set of robust wireless earphones goes on :( In fairness the in store customer service was its usual high quality, unlike the powerbeats.

    • Written by from Cardiff
    Was this useful? Great product idea, terrible product quality
  • Amazing, GLAD i purchased.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So many bad reviews out there with this product, which scared me but because apple have a 14 day return policy i was happy to buy So many bad reviews out there with this product, which scared me but because apple have a 14 day return policy i was happy to buy and test them out. If i didn't like them i could simple return them :)

    After the 14 days i was very happy with the product, but still think its a little on the expensive side. £120 price point would have been good. You are paying for the brand Beat by dre, not cheap :( The wireless feature alone is amazing and i get decent ish range with them. I can leave my phone in one room and move to another no problem.

    Sound quality is brilliant for wireless bluetooth headphones, sweat/water resistant so perfect for hard gym sessions or jogging in the light rain. Very easy to operate. People are having problems with lag video audio. I myself have not had this problem, i updated my wireless beats and works brilliant with no problem (iphone6 and iPad Air) but they is a slight lag on my macbook retina

    All apps like music for iPhone and spotify have equaliser settings so you can make slight adjustments. Add more bass, treble etc.

    BEWARE of fakes on eBay they are loads around be careful, my friend purchase a set for £110 on eBay and it did not match the one i got from apple but it was a good copy and very close packaging you could not tell via the eBay photos. How to spot a fake: No serial number on headphone cable. Ive warned you!! More info can be found online or youtube on how to spot a fake. Feel sorry for beats because they so many fakes that go around and due to this they get a lot of bad reviews.

    Thank you Apple for the return policy! BUY, TRY then keep or return EASY!

    • Written by from Middlesbrough

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing, GLAD i purchased.
  • Probably the best headphones i've used.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using these headphones for a while now. After reading all the bad press they've received, i decided to purchase them any I've been using these headphones for a while now. After reading all the bad press they've received, i decided to purchase them anyway and make my own opinion.

    First of all the design is great. A lot of earphones slip out of my ears / don't stay in, i've never had a problem with these.
    Second, The audio quality if exceptional. Granted, they don't have as much base as most people expect (especially if you use the larger over ear beats) but remember they are smaller earphones and for the size, the base is great. A lot of people were complaining about how they can't see how much battery is left when using the earphones...A little battery symbol appears on the iPhone next to the Bluetooth symbol to show how much headphone battery is left.

    Seriously I'm so glad i went against everyones bad reviews and bought these, all around good earphones and i'd definitely recommend them again.

    • Written by from Bristol

    4 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Probably the best headphones i've used.

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