Beats Match Professional, launched in November, are the most recent wi-fi earbuds from the Apple model Beats. Whereas persons are nonetheless ready for the upcoming second-generation AirPods Professional, does Beats Match Professional have what it takes to exchange Apple’s AirPods Professional? That is how my expertise is thus far.
I’m a proponent of AirPods. I like all of them, particularly AirPods Professional. When Beats launched Beats Match Professional with a extra Apple-like expertise, I could not wait to attempt them on my ears.
Fortunately, I used to be capable of seize a pair this week and I’ve worn them extensively to see how they examine to AirPods Professional, which I just lately mentioned are the only option for a lot of consumers.
At first, the Beats model of AirPods Professional is nice, as a result of the Beats Match Professional has virtually every little thing you’ll count on from a wi-fi Apple earbud: nice battery life, ANC, transparency mode, Dolby Atmos, simple pairing and simple switching between options of Apple units. As well as, the Beats Match Professional additionally options an progressive wing tip design the place the earbuds not solely go within the ear however there’s additionally a further hook to additional safe the match.
Whereas I’ve by no means had any points with the match of AirPods, I am all the time excited to attempt new shapes. Personally, I can say that the Beats Match Professional suits my ears effectively, however after a couple of hours the wingtips actually begin to hassle me – particularly once I put on them to work. Alternatively they’re actually nice and cozy. 50 minutes of working is a pleasure with these earplugs.
What I’m most impressed with is the sound high quality of the Beats Match Professional. Usually, Apple has all the time taken an excellent method to the sound high quality of its earbuds, however I actually respect Beats’ wealthy bass. Once I’m figuring out, I actually need to really feel the beat of the music whereas working, and these earbuds are excellent for that.
I am not saying AirPods Professional sound dangerous – removed from it – however the precise playlist with the Beats Match Professional is an ideal mixture.
Beats Match Professional is not all the time heaven on earth
That mentioned, there are some issues that hassle me concerning the new Beats wi-fi earbuds. The case remains to be a little bit of a blunder to place in my denims. Do not take it personally, Beats improved 1000% when in comparison with the Powerbeats Professional case, however come on, all AirPods match precisely in no matter pocket you set them in – besides the AirPods Max – and I will do it eternally too left to position the buttons within the case. I’ve all the time misplaced them, and I do not even know why.
Second, the Beats Match Professional doesn’t have wi-fi charging expertise, nor does it have MagSafe. It might be nice to simply cost these earbuds on my MagSafe Duo†
Final however not least, I am not a fan of urgent buttons in my ears. Because the precise earbuds are so small, I all the time begin or cease a tune when becoming them on my ears. Not solely that, however once I’m working and I need to play one other tune, I’ve to be very cautious about urgent a button on my ear or the strain and click on in my head will hassle me.
However there are nonetheless options to reward
All of the Apple expertise apart, I discover it actually fascinating that Beats Match Professional expenses with a USB-C cable. It is good that I can use the identical cable for my MacBook Professional, iPad Air, iPad mini and the Nintendo Change.
One other plus is the battery life. You’ve got as much as six hours of listening time whenever you use the lively noise cancellation or the transparency mode. With solely Adaptive EQ enabled, the quantity goes as much as seven hours. The charging case provides 21 hours of additional battery life.
Whereas the AirPods Professional can provide you extra listening time should you maintain charging the earbuds, the Beats Match Professional present an extended expertise on a single cost.
Lastly, there are some coloration choices for the Beats Match Professional, which AirPods Professional do not provide. Beats can also be identified for particular editions of its headphones, which suggests it will not be lengthy earlier than the corporate releases a newly designed pair of Beats Match Professional so you’ll be able to really feel unique.
Who will win the battle? AirPods Professional or Beats Match Professional?