With the help of Apple technology
When wearing headphones for running, gym or cycling, the best sound is not important. Fit, ease of use and ruggedness are more important. Tests have shown that PowerBeats 4 can provide all these features, and because of the use of Apple technology, they also sound very good.
Comfort and workmanship
Test conclusion: fair price
Beats Powerbeats 4 made a good impression in the test. Not limited to this, especially active leisure activities. They sit comfortably in your ears for hours, and are not lost due to the neckband, and the sound is fairly balanced. All of these can be obtained at a price that we consider reasonable.
- Suitable for sports
- Neck strap, suitable for daily use
- Setup and pairing (iOS)
We don't like
- No automatic pause
- The middle is a bit thin
Some people swear, others cannot even imagine. We are talking about listening to music while jogging. No matter which campsite you belong to-after three weeks of jogging training with the new Powerbeats 4, we have determined the following advantages. This is not only an advantage when jogging, but also when cycling or in the gym, or even shopping in the supermarket. Both have advantages. Because Powerbeats 4 is:
- Waterproof and sweatproof Bluetooth headset (IPX4), suitable for active people
- Comes with a neck strap-two earrings are therefore connected to each other, but the connection to a smartphone or smart watch is wireless
- The average battery life is 13 hours (the average value determined in the test)
- The same technology as Powerbeats Pro
- But it's 100 Euros cheaper (recommended retail price 149 Euros)
The last point of this list is interesting. After all, the price of the fully wireless Powerbeats Pro is 100 euros higher. In fact, you only have to pay a surcharge, because the Pro version has no cables and the most important controls on both earbuds. But we just found a practical cable on the sports headphones.
Daily life beats with strength
When getting in the car, at the cash register of the bakery, when someone asks for directions at the traffic lights, they can pull the tempo out of the ear in pairs or pairs, and then hang it comfortably on the shoulder. Just like the towel you put on your neck.
Although AirPods Pro and other True Wireless headphones always want to be put back in the charging case, Beats headphones will not be lost soon. They will not disappear alone in backpacks or pants pockets. All of these are very practical in daily life.
Powerbeats 4 fit: Thanks to the temple, nothing slipped here
Compared with most True Wireless headphones, the power beat is equipped with an integrated stand. It takes some time to get used to it, but then the headphones become rock-solid ears. Three different sizes of silicone accessories ensure that they also fit well in the ear canal. However, since the stand does most of the fixing work, it is not as important as other headset models.
On the go: This is how the headphones jump when jogging
To the house round. Since sometimes it is difficult to play music, we podcast. Apple Watch Series 5 can be used as a player, and like Apple's H1 chip and AirPods, like Powerbeats 4, the initial connection with the iPhone is also as easy.
In a practical sense, there is no doubt about the Bluetooth coupling process. All you need to do is turn the beat of the power supply close to the iPhone. In principle, Power Beat also applies to Android smartphones.
Beat Powerbeats 4 in the test
Powerbeats are charged through the Lightning connector, which is included in the scope of supply, as is the packaging bag. Headphones may score …
Our initial concern is that the neckband will stimulate all the ups and downs when jogging, which is unfounded. After a few meters, we no longer notice it, but enjoy the podcast. Too bad: if we take one or two plugs out of our ears, the podcast will continue to be unaffected. There is no automatic detection function like AirPods Pro.
Operation and control
With Apple technology, Powerbeats can be used with Hey Siri commands. Alternatively, there are several buttons that can be used to control the volume or pause or resume playback. Android users can directly use the headset to call the Google Assistant.
When you get home, you cannot use Powerbeats to shower. In principle, they are waterproof and will not disturb them after a long time in the rain. However, avoid immersing it in water completely or using directional spray on it.
Listening test: This is the sound of Beats Powerbeats 4
Officially, the headset is only called Power Beat-the manufacturer does not mention the fourth generation in the website description. We can't directly compare with the more expensive Powerbeats Pro, but we don't like to test the sound of headphones, and don't like the sound of AirPods Pro. That is not due to lack of noise cancellation.
We really like the voice of the podcast spokesperson. Clear, understandable and stressful. On the other hand, music playback has light and shadow.
We believe that we must actively emphasize bass reproduction. When we tested the Beats Solo Pro headband headphones, we already recorded it: The era of Beats' first use of Poser bass to attract people's attention is over. The depth of Powerbeats 4 is almost exemplary, not the main one, but to punch holes in the right place.
Usually, few people have any complaints about the sound of Beats headphones, especially during exercise. However, even on the train or on the sofa at home, we have nothing to complain, thanks to its high details and good performance, even in some open spaces. It must also be clear-there are more and better choices to maximize the enjoyment of audiophiles.
Comfort and workmanship
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