When it comes to a set of true wireless earbuds that can keep up with the most demanding of workouts, and the longest listening sessions, few can match the Beats Powerbeats Pro. Right now, — a $50 savings on their regular price — at Best Buy for Black Friday.
There’s a lot to like about the Powerbeats Pro. They have top-notch sound quality and despite their bass-focused EQ (a common trait among all Beats products), our reviewer found that the sound signature is “strikingly clear in the upper register, and instrumental separation is especially impressive, allowing you to revel in the subtleties.”
Battery life is especially impressive. With the ability to go for nine hours before needing to return to their charging case for a refill, the Powerbeats Pro are at the top of the range for true wireless battery life. The charging case extends total playtime to 24 hours. Should the earbuds die mid-workout, give yourself a break and slip them back in their charging case — just five minutes will give you an additional 1.5 hours of use.
With IPX4 water-resistance, you can’t take them swimming, but you’ll never need to worry about sweat, or even cleaning the earbuds when they get dirty. We also really like the way the ear hooks keep the Powerbeats Pro securely in place no matter how aggressive your workout gets. It’s a feature you’ll find on very few true wireless earbuds.
If you’re an iPhone user, the Powerbeats Pro are especially handy. With an embedded Apple H1 wireless chip, these earbuds connect to iOS and MacOS devices in an instant, no messing about with Bluetooth settings. You also get hands-free access to Siri, which may not sound like a big deal, but when you can’t take your hands off your handlebars, or you’ve finally found your second wind on a run, it’s really helpful not to have to reach for your phone or your earbuds to skip tracks, adjust the volume or answer a call.
Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.