Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds Review

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds Review

Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre founded the headphone manufacturer Beats Electronics in 2006. The headphones produced there were in the high-priced segment. Beats has been part of Apple since 2014. With the Beats Flex, the manufacturer is now stacking deeper. The new Bluetooth model Beats Flex costs just 48.65 euros. Are the cheap headphones also good, or do they turn out to be cheaper branded junk? The examined COMPUTER BILD in the test.

PROS:

  • Affordable
  • 12-hour battery life
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Android app for Android users
  • Auto-pause magnetic buds
  • Easy pairing with Apple products

CONS:

  • USB-C charging cable doesn’t fit regular USB ports
  • Limited codec support
  • So-so noise isolation
  • Auto-pause is a little clunky
  • No carrying pouch included

Where did Beats save?

The Beats Flex looks nice and simple, and the plugs and buttons look high-quality. A somewhat stubborn cable connects the right and left earbuds, so these are not true wireless headphones. That lowers the costs. There is nothing to complain about when it comes to the operation. The buttons are easily accessible and divided into two volume buttons and a play button, which you can use to pause, start, jump forwards, and backward tracks. Practical: the plugs stick together magnetically when not in use. Then the playback pauses automatically.

Beats Flex in the test: wearing comfort and battery

Because the Beats Flex only consists of a cable and plug, the weight remains at a feather-light 18 grams, which is hardly noticeable when you wear it. The beats sit comfortably tight in the ear, the cable in the neck is quickly forgotten. However, a little fiddling is necessary to ensure that they sit optimally. The in-ears didn’t mind a lot of movement, although you had the feeling they might fall out at any moment. The battery life doesn’t have to hide either. The Beats Flex played around 13 hours. With that, they beat the similarly expensive JBL Live 220BT.

That’s how good the Beats Flex sounds.

The beats in the test were able to exceed the expectations of the small plugs in terms of sound quality. They delivered a pleasant and broadly balanced sound. However, with their warm attunement, they reproduce vocals somewhat cautiously. We liked the bass kick, but some details are lost in the depths. If double-bass heavy metal is playing, the sound blends into a deep pulp – a shame.

Test conclusion: Beats Flex

In the test, the Beats Flex turned out to be an accurate price tip. The in-ear headphones, which cost almost 50 euros, deliver a pleasant and balanced sound. The battery life is decent, as is the wearing comfort. With its no-frills design, the Flex is also lovely and light.

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds Review
Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds Review

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