Apple’s Beats Electronics subsidiary is back in the limelight with the announcement of the $250 totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earbuds, but if you can’t afford those bad boys or the $159 and up refreshed AirPods, the Dre-founded company has a number of older options you may want to consider… at the right price.
If you own an ancient iPhone with a headphone jack or an Android handset capable of physically pairing to these relatively straightforward earphones, you can choose between standard black and “defiant black-red” models of the urBeats3. Meanwhile, those of you who don’t have a problem using their iPhone’s Lightning connector to listen to music can go for a black, blue, yellow, or coral paint job.
Either way, you don’t get a very complex set of features or an incredibly original design. But the urBeats3 are arguably sleek, lightweight, and convenient enough to justify their reduced $39.99 price, also promising an “exceptional listening experience”, optimized sound output, optimal ergonomic fit, as well as advanced RemoteTalk functionality allowing you to answer voice calls and activate Siri by pushing a button.