After a long time of use, it’s clear that Beats Powerbeats 4 is a significant upgrade on the company’s wireless workout earbuds. They offer an excellent sound quality lifted directly from the Beats Powerbeats Pro, they also offer this new feature that lets you summon Siri with the sound of your voice.
Beats Powerbeats 4 can last 15 hours per charge which is six hours more than the Powerbeats Pro and three more than the Powerbeats 3, it can also be paired with multiple devices and share songs wirelessly with other Beats Powerbeats 4.
Despite the Beats Powerbeats 4 and Apple Airpods Pro have a lot of the same technology and specs, they are not as good as Apple’s high-end alternative, especially in terms of the way they fit and sit in your ears, although the Beats Powerbeats 4 is a decent cheap alternative since they share same features.
1. Beats Powerbeats 4 Price and Release Date
The Beats Powerbeats 4 is the latest addition to the beats family, they were released on March 18, 2020, and costs $149.99 (£129.95 / AU$219.95), they were cheaper by 50$ than the Powerbeats 3 and $100 less than the similar-sounding Powerbeats Pro.
Although Beats Powerbeats 4 has the same price as the Apple Airpods, they offer many features that even Apple AirPods don’t have, such as; sweat-resistance and interchangeable ear tips.
Beats Powerbeats 4 also has a wire running between the buds that you won’t find on the Apple AirPods, which makes it easier to distinguish between those amazing buds.
2. Beats Powerbeats 4 Have an amazing Design
If you liked the tried-and-true Powerbeats design, you are going to love this new Beats Powerbeats 4, this new model kept the same curved stem design as previous models, they also added the same smaller ear nozzles that come from the Powerbeats Pro.
You will find inside the box a USB cable, a carrying case, and an instruction book for earbuds. pairing the Powerbeats 4 is so simple, just hold them near an IOS device, for the android device you need to hold the power button.
You will find the drivers for the earbuds Inside the large housing, and behind each side, there are the controls for the headphones, on the left housing you will find the Bluetooth\power button while on the right housing you will find the play button that also controls volume and your virtual assistant.
To find the right fit, you will have to try all the ear tips included in the box (small, medium, large and double flange). It is very important to get the right fit because it controls how much passive noise reduction you’ll get. To find the right fit is different than other in-ear headphones, we still can’t find a way to wear them comfortably, yet we are still looking and testing them
You can summon Siri just by speaking to the microphone that is located in both earbuds, which means with Siri it can read your message out loud and help you make a phone call without the need to use your phone.
Although at first, it felt like SIRI isn’t working because Beats Powerbeats 4 doesn’t make a chime sound by default, if you ask a question using”‘Hey SIRI” or just hold the right button, Siri will answer.
Beats Powerbeats 4 made an excellent job on this microphone, we have been testing them for months now, and there is no doubt it’s better than the most earbuds out there,
As many Beats Powerbeats 4 Review addresses that the wire can be very annoying, since it runs from each rubber stem to the other connecting them, so to find the right fit is a bit tricky, so no matter how good Beats Powerbeats 4, nothing beats true wireless earbuds.
Although the wire is a bit annoying, it can be useful too, you will never lose earbuds ever again, we all know losing buds is a common problem that many wireless earbud users suffer from, but with Beats Powerbeats 4 the chances to lose one bud is impossible since it is connected by a wire. Besides, being connected means twice battery life which might be an advantage over the AirPods.
3. Beats Powerbeats 4 Performance
When it comes to sound quality, the Beats Powerbeats 4 have an above-average wide soundstage and excellent overall clarity in the entire audio spectrum.
The price is similar to other earbuds in the market, but they are certainly cheaper, if you considered the feature and the good sound quality and the excellent mic that Beats Powerbeats 4 have, it’s a steal.
Some Beats Powerbeats 4 Review said that the Powerbeats Pro has a similar sound quality, and both have amazing durability, just throw them on your gym bag without worrying about anything.
Many athletes recommended this earbud over many buds in the market due to the sweat assistance feature, and noise reduction that helps them stay focused, keep in mind that the Beats Powerbeats 4 are purposely designed to allow some noise in, this can be a pro or con, it depends if you like to hear the grunting, growls and metal-on-metal crashing sounds at your local fitness center.
We can’t say that we are big fans of the lack of noise cancellation but the headphones at least come with customization that can help reduce the noise, so it won’t be a big problem.
The fact that Beats Powerbeats 4 are sweat-resistant make them top earbuds in the market, you can take them to the gym without having to worry about them falling out or being ruined with sweat. The connection is really good on Beats Powerbeats 4 and stable, you can easily connect them to both ANDROID and IOS devices.
In terms of battery, Beats Powerbeats 4 lasts 15 hours per charge, they can charge in a short amount of time, five minutes of charge can give you over an hour of use, recharging them is easy too.
The delay on auto-functionality is the only bad news that Beats Powerbeats 4 has, it can deplete your battery. Beats Powerbeats 4 don’t pause when you take them out, so you have to use your device to stop the music.
Hands down, the new Powerbeats are the best wireless workout earbuds in the market even though they are missing a few niceties like active noise-reduction and they may feel a little uncomfortable for some people, they are the best and the cheapest alternative to Apple’s higher-end in-ear headphones.
- Hands-free Siri
- Long battery life
- -Excellent sound quality
- They feel uncomfortable
- Lack of noise reduction
- The wire isn’t ideal
This Powerbeats 4 Review makes it clear that these buds are excellent for sports, and last longer than their predecessors and sound better too, the hands-free SIRI is a powerful addition to this buds, you can command SIRI to do anything without the need to use your phone, it can also read your messages aloud. The sweat-resistant makes them good gym companions and better than the AirPods.
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Despite this many features, these buds aren’t perfect, they still need a lot of work, especially when it comes to how uncomfortable they become when you wear them for a long time, also the fact they aren’t totally wire-free like google buds and the lack of noise-canceling technology.
Beats Powerbeats 4 is not the best earbuds in the market, but if you compared the Beats Powerbeats 4 price with the amount of the feature you will get it’s a steal.