Powerbeats 4 review

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  • Powerbeats 4
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Specs / Features


Overview
Type In-Ear
Volume Control Yes
Playback Control Yes
Noise Canceling No
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date March 18, 2020
Size
Weight 26.3 grams
(0.93 ounces)

Critic Reviews


GeekSpin

Combines the best of all worlds

from GeekSpin

Apple’s Powerbeats 4 is a powerful pair of wireless earphones that fill an important gap in Apple’s lineup. They offer most of the power and features of the premium Powerbeats Pros without the bulky charging case and for a more affordable price. They’re ultra-portable, sound great, offer ex...More

Apple’s Powerbeats 4 is a powerful pair of wireless earphones that fill an important gap in Apple’s lineup. They offer most of the power and features of the premium Powerbeats Pros without the bulky charging case and for a more affordable price. They’re ultra-portable, sound great, offer excellent phone call quality, and literally never fall out of your ears.

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Ausdroid

An okay experience

from Ausdroid

For AU$219 I expected them to be better than okay. I expected a bass-heavy sound signature from headphones that fit so well in the ear they blocked out a lot of outside noise. If you own an Apple phone your mileage may vary but for an Android user there are a lot of other options out there that y...More

For AU$219 I expected them to be better than okay. I expected a bass-heavy sound signature from headphones that fit so well in the ear they blocked out a lot of outside noise. If you own an Apple phone your mileage may vary but for an Android user there are a lot of other options out there that you should be considering before purchasing these headphones — at around the same price the Jaybird Tarah Pro are one.

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Gadget Guy

Good overall sound, reliable and comfortable

from Gadget Guy

I liked the Powerbeats headphones a lot. They are practical, decent sounding, and reliable. And I found that I never had to worry about them working loose from my ears. Plus, the price is good.

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I liked the Powerbeats headphones a lot. They are practical, decent sounding, and reliable. And I found that I never had to worry about them working loose from my ears. Plus, the price is good.

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Tom's Guide

A solid performer at a relatively affordable price

from Tom's Guide

For $150, the Beats Powerbeats 4 is a great pickup for athletes and fitness buffs who want reliable fit and sound and are still on the fence about true wireless earbuds. Beats managed to integrate all of the hallmarks that made the Powerbeats Pro such a huge hit, from the dynamic audio to the H1...More

For $150, the Beats Powerbeats 4 is a great pickup for athletes and fitness buffs who want reliable fit and sound and are still on the fence about true wireless earbuds. Beats managed to integrate all of the hallmarks that made the Powerbeats Pro such a huge hit, from the dynamic audio to the H1 performance perks. Battery life is also steady at 15 hours on a single charge, which is more than sufficient for about a week’s worth of full-length workouts.

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Wired

The best workout headphones if you use an iPhone

from Wired

Apple-owned Beats has made another great pair of headphones, but it also might have mothballed our previous favorites, the Powerbeats Pro, in the process. Don’t forget, Apple’s AirPods Pro are a great wirefree option if you don’t want a cord, and you get some non-workout features like noise...More

Apple-owned Beats has made another great pair of headphones, but it also might have mothballed our previous favorites, the Powerbeats Pro, in the process. Don’t forget, Apple’s AirPods Pro are a great wirefree option if you don’t want a cord, and you get some non-workout features like noise-canceling and better call quality. The cheaper Powerbeats are just as good as the Powerbeats Pro, with even better battery life, which to me makes them Apple's new workout headphones to beat.

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Stuff

Still the Beats hang

from Stuff

Apple’s input is evident – the beautifully simple setup and overall user experience is a breeze. Make no mistake. The soundscape is mature, but you can still raise hell when required, and where previous Apple and Beats products fall down on price, at £130 the (just)Powerbeats are bordering o...More

Apple’s input is evident – the beautifully simple setup and overall user experience is a breeze. Make no mistake. The soundscape is mature, but you can still raise hell when required, and where previous Apple and Beats products fall down on price, at £130 the (just)Powerbeats are bordering on bargain territory. Beats go bargain without scrimping on specs and it sounds as good in practice as it looks on paper.

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JimsReviewRoom

Pro enough

from JimsReviewRoom

Overall, the Powerbeat 4 earphones shines at having great bass and the stereo imaging is done really well.  The other features offered are simple, intuitive, and useful. The battery life alone is insane. I know these don’t have the most high tech features, but the features that are offered I t...More

Overall, the Powerbeat 4 earphones shines at having great bass and the stereo imaging is done really well.  The other features offered are simple, intuitive, and useful. The battery life alone is insane. I know these don’t have the most high tech features, but the features that are offered I think are done really really well.  And at $100 less than the Powerbeat Pros, I think it’s justified. 

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Cnet

Big upgrade over its predecessor, but behind the times

from Cnet

These are basically the Powerbeats Pro, but there's a cord between the buds, which are still wirelessly connected to the phone. At $150 (£130, AU$220), or $100 less than the list price of the Powerbeats Pro, they're a solid sports headphone and a decent upgrade over their popular predecessor, th...More

These are basically the Powerbeats Pro, but there's a cord between the buds, which are still wirelessly connected to the phone. At $150 (£130, AU$220), or $100 less than the list price of the Powerbeats Pro, they're a solid sports headphone and a decent upgrade over their popular predecessor, the Powerbeats 3 Wireless. Their only issue is that they're a bit behind the times, which makes you question whether they're worth the price Beats is asking for them.

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Expert Reviews

Bassy headphones perfect for powering your workout

from Expert Reviews

For £130 you’ll be hard pushed to find a better pair of headphones specifically designed for physical activity. The Powerbeats are comfortable, very stable when worn and the on-earpiece controls are a breeze to use. Sonically, they’re somewhat of an acquired taste. If like me, you have a mil...More

For £130 you’ll be hard pushed to find a better pair of headphones specifically designed for physical activity. The Powerbeats are comfortable, very stable when worn and the on-earpiece controls are a breeze to use. Sonically, they’re somewhat of an acquired taste. If like me, you have a mild addiction to bass, you’ll love how the hard-hitting lows envelop you in sound and the Powerbeats will prove a worthwhile investment.

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Review Geek

Almost Pro

from Review Geek

I think it’s really easy to recommend the Powerbeats, especially to anyone looking to get an excellent set of workout buds that sound great and stay in place. At $150, you get a lot of the experience—sound quality, fit, etc.—of the more expensive Powerbeats Pro, and the main tradeoff is the neck cable.

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I think it’s really easy to recommend the Powerbeats, especially to anyone looking to get an excellent set of workout buds that sound great and stay in place. At $150, you get a lot of the experience—sound quality, fit, etc.—of the more expensive Powerbeats Pro, and the main tradeoff is the neck cable.

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