Powerbeats Pro, an updated version of the Beats-branded sporty earphones without the wire between them, can now be pre-ordered from Apple.com ahead of launch next Friday, May 10.
Announced in April, Powerbeats Pro feature Apple’s custom headphone chip, dubbed the H1, that brings Bluetooth 5-powered faster device switching, better connection reliability with fewer dropped connections and longer battery life, in addition to the hands-free Hey Siri feature.
Unlike AirPods, Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat because they’re meant to be used for sports and workouts, and they include a noise-blocking feature. They sound better than their predecessors thanks to an enhanced linear piston driver that uses a pressurized airflow to create a powerful acoustic response, low distortion and great dynamic range.
As I said, these earbuds will launch in stores the following Friday, May 10, so go ahead and pre-order yours from Apple.com if you’re interested. They’re available in Black, Ivory, Moss and Navy, priced at $250 (see where they fit in terms of pricing versus other popular earbuds).