Review Powerbeats 2 Wireless

I am a runner and really enjoy being out in the morning before anyone is up and able to get some miles in before work. I enjoy running while listening to music or books on tape. I was using the Jaybird Bluebuds X headset, but decided I wanted something that would stay in my ears a little better so I got the Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless.

I loved the design and I loved the fact that they had an over the ear clip that helped them stay in my ear and still allowed me to use the phone controls and talk on the phone while running.

What I have decided that I don’t like is the fact that the bluetooth radio on them is really weak. If I have my phone on my right arm or in my spandex fanny peck depending on how I turn my head my music will cut in and out. It’s really distracting and kind of a pain. I have had the headphones replaced once already and while Apple support was great and immediately issued an RMA and sent me a replacement set of headphones I am still unhappy that the issue is still there. Not sure why there is such a weak radio in this headset as I didn’t have this issue with my Jaybirds.

That being said I still like how they stay in my ears better than the Jaybirds so to combat the problem I have had to move my arm holster to my left arm. This seems to have solved the issue and haven’t noticed the music cutting out once since I did this.

So overall impression is they have a good feel the controls work well, you just have to be wary of where the Bluetooth Source is and that it might cut out on you.

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