New Beats Flex Wireless Earphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Magnetic Earbuds, Class 1 Bluetooth, 12 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone – Black (Latest Model)
It’s very easy to get lost in the latest Apple ads. Previously, the company brought together journalists and everyone involved and held an event every six months for two hours, where he talked about news and projects. Now everything is different: life has moved online and on November 10 awaits us for the third Autumn announcement of Apple, most likely, will be devoted to computers on their own processors. Well, in general, autumn for Apple came out a little unreal, there have never been so many novelties. It all started with the iPad, then there was the announcement of the iPhone, well, somewhere in between, they introduced and started selling Beats Flex, the company’s most affordable headphones. In essence, this is a new evolution of Beats X-let’s unpack and listen.
Since it appeared on sale iPhone 12 has been very little time, and I’m used to these small boxes! Yes, less carbon footprint, but also more convenient logistics, more space on supermarket shelves and in general somehow more tidy and decent. See beats Flex and Beats x Boxes in comparison:
The Apple-style box is closed on a label, inside everything is perfectly folded.
The nozzle, the cable, but the cap left. They were sacrificed to reduce the carbon footprint. Or just to reduce the packaging.
There are other changes. Instead of Lightning, now USB Type-C, and probably good, there are a lot of such cables now. The controls have changed slightly: the answer button is soft, it is close to the microphone, there is a volume rocker. A small indicator light is inserted into the power button.
The cups stick together when you have connected the headset, the sound does not enter it, when disconnected — the iPhone immediately sends the sound in Flex, the function can be turned on or off in the smartphone menu. In addition, by disconnecting the cups, you can answer the call.
Wearing headphones on the neck is comfortable, but the right section of the cord constantly falls on the cheek, a little tickling. I am already so used to wireless models that I can not safely perceive the Old usual form factor, it is directly irritating. Although Flex is convenient to fold and store in your pocket. But look at this unappetizing construction:
Connecting to the iPhone is easier, you need to turn on the headset and wait for the menu to appear on the screen.
The settings are standard, except that they gave a little more control to the magnets in the cups. Well, the software version number is now shown here, and not in the iPhone settings.
Also from the kit removed the nozzles that lean on the ear-only normal ones remained. If desired, you can buy / get nozzles for Beats X and an inexpensive way to significantly improve ergonomics.
Features and operating time
The headphones are available in four versions: black, ash gray and the colors “blue”and” citrus yellow”. In Russia, there is still no gray and blue helmet.
The W1 chip (Apple’s most advanced audio solution) is used here. Working time 12 hours, and it is good. There is a quick charge, ten minutes of connection give an hour and a half of music playback. The Beats app will be available on Google Play for headphones, software updates and feature settings, as far as I know, it just arrived with Flex. We have to try!
Like AirPods, Beats Flex is above all an advanced headset with outstanding bass and excellent voice transmission. And this is not a reproach! Universal frame, I liked listening to music, watching YouTube, playing games. There are no delays and malfunctions in signal transmission, for this I have to say Thank You Bluetooth Class 1-no, this is not a version of Bluetooth, this is a class, and the class tells us about the working range. But the Bluetooth version of Beats is not folded, just like the supported codecs, I’m sure there is AAC. Good voice transmission quality, you can talk quietly even on the street, if you approach the microphone. Everything is very smooth and smooth.
If you are an audiophile, it is better not to even approach Flex. But for every day and for any content, this is a good thing.
On the one hand, for their price, these are the perfect headphones: easy connection to Apple products, USB Type-C charging, long service life, bright design (if you buy a model of bright color). Everything is fine with the sound. And it’s worth 4990 rubles! Shall I take it?
On the other hand, Apple has diligently accustomed us to the true wireless connection and now even the coolest headphones with at least one cable are perceived as an anachronism. For 4990, the choice of TWS models is really huge, I’m not talking about AliExpress, where you can buy a pair of headphones of different colors and change them depending on the mood. Honestly, even a year ago I would have written: “yes, everything is fine, buy.”But now I train with Beats Powerbeats Pro, I actively use AirPods and AirPods Pro, in the office I listen to music on Beoplay H95 and even if there was no money, I prefer to borrow / take a loan / save, but buy AirPods, rather than trying to save on your own convenience.