Beats offers a new Bluetooth headset-ear and apparently destined to athletes. He keeps his promises, both in terms of comfort and musical quality? That’s what we’ll find out in the following lines.
In his usual, Beats delivers its Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headsets in a neat packaging. We thus find wireless headsets, a short cable USB /micro USB for charging, a rigid protective case, the booklet of presentation and a very well done quick start guide. Everything is packed in good compartments. No complaints about the presentation so.The opposite would have been surprising coming from the manufacturer.
The Powerbeats 2 Wireless road is terribly simple. In the booklet of presentation we are advised to put the headset in charge right out of the box. Either a quick charge of 15 min, or a full load of 1 h. Simply connect the cable to a USB to a computer on the one hand, and the micro-USB port located under the left atrium of the Powerbeats 2 Wireless on the other. Bluetooth pairing is not more difficult. Press and hold the button located on the right earpiece puts headphones in search mode. Just then to find it in the menu of your source device Bluetooth devices and validate the pairing.
The helmet in him even is type -head. A clever hanging system keeps it also strongly that comfortably on the ear, including during violent movements. The Powerbeats 2 Wireless comes with additional 3 pairs of bits to well adapt to the morphology and the tastes of each. -Captive – cable has a remote control with the buttons pause/market/volume control and decision-making of communication for Applemobile devices. Note that it is compatible with Android andWindows Phone even if the functions available are less numerous (taking communication, pause and volume). The Wireless Powerbeats are not waterproof but they are resistant to perspiration, which is logical given their sports orientation.
Very light with its 24 g, the Powerbeats 2 Wireless holds particularly well on the Pavilion of the ear, particularly through flexible hooks very practical. To be tested and re-tested hopping current and shaking his head, you can go there, they will not fall. Pairing Bluetooth with a Cowon Z2 and a touchscreen tablet Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 is done very quickly.The Beats sound has a reputation for doing too much in the bass, this isn’t the case here. The bass are present but less intrusive than in the past. So we appreciate a mid-high more detailed. We saw more dynamic and richer in information, but keep in mind that it is a Bluetooth headset, is ear. The soundstage is logically narrow and the scale of the return suffers. But overall the Powerbeats Wireless 2 does the job very well. If it’s not a headset on a daily basis, it offers good sound quality in sport mode. The sound insulation is very correct but can still collect ambient sounds. Far from being a weakness, this corresponds to a willingness of the manufacturer to ensure the safety of the user who must remain aware of the surrounding world.
Amongst the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless flaws, it should be noted that theautonomy (about 6 hours) is in the average of this type of helmet, no more. We could expect more in this price range. Well, that said, for a sport helmet, 6 hours of battery life should be enough unless you’re the type to follow the marathons at breakfast. More annoying, the helmet does not automatically turn off Bluetooth connection failure with their smartphone or Tablet. Therefore stick manually, too bad. Finally, the rate of close to € 200 is a significant investment for this type of helmet.
On the balance sheet, Beats offers with the Powerbeats 2 Wireless headphones with a excellent ergonomics. Designed for sporting use, it achieved its goal with a very good performance and uneven wear comfortwithout a doubt. The sound is of good quality and the correct autonomy. Apart from a better autonomy and out of auto service, we would only liked a sweeter price.