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Beats Fit Pro review: AirPods Pro but better?

With excellent noise cancelling, a comfy fit and a seamless pairing experience with iOS, are these the iPhone earbuds to beat?

Beats Fit Pro open case in hand

Our Verdict

If you’re an iPhone user looking for a pair of wireless earbuds, the Beats Fit Pro buds are a well-designed option with great features. They pair with iOS or Android devices quickly, offer fantastic sound quality and clarity, and their noise-cancelling ability is impressive. However, Android users do miss out on some of the features that iPhone users benefit from.

Reasons to buy
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Secure fit
  • H1 chip for hands-free Siri
Reasons to avoid
  • ANC could be improved
  • Android users miss out on features

As an iPhone user who didn’t want to spend nearly $250 on earphones, I was keen to find an alternative earbud that offered a similar experience for a lower price. So, when I stumbled across the Beats Fit Pro earbuds, also owned by Apple and designed with iOS users in mind, I was keen to put them to the test. 

While I’d not owned AirPods before, I had tested them out and, to be honest, they weren’t a great fit for me, even if they are one of the best earbuds for iPhone. They didn’t sit securely in my ears – especially while exercising – and weren’t all that comfortable. In contrast, the Beats Fit Pro buds, complete with an innovative wing-tipped design, feel far easier and more comfortable. 

These earbuds are designed to offer an all-in-one solution for anyone wanting a pair of compact, wireless earphones that can be seamlessly paired with any Bluetooth-compatible device. They can be used to listen to music, make phone calls, and games, either on your phone or via your PC. So, let’s take a look at what sets the Beats Fit Pro earbuds apart from their competitors and why they’re my earbud pick of choice.

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Price & availability

One downside to the Beats Fit Pro earbuds is the price. Although lower in price than AirPods, these earbuds don’t come cheap and are definitely at the more luxe end of the spectrum. So, if you’re someone who’s looking for a more budget-friendly pair of earbuds, these probably aren’t the option to go for. 

That said, if you’re looking for an earbud that works just as well as AirPods but costs slightly less, these could be an option worth considering. Priced at $199, they’re not a cheap buy, but compared with competing earbuds, like the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, they are priced competitively. 

Beats Fit Pro earbud in ear


Earbud type  True wireless earbuds
Bluetooth  5.0
Active-noise cancelation  Yes
Spatial Audio  Yes
 Battery life 6 hours (earbuds), 27 hours (with charging case)
 Colors Black, White, Grey, Purple
 Earbud weight 5.6g per earbud
 Case weight 54.5g


Designed to be used for workouts, the Beats Fit Pro earbuds are snug-fitting and are made to remain securely in the ear, regardless of what you’re doing – whether you’re gaming on your iPhone or doing a workout, these buds should remain in place. While they only come with three tip sizes, it’s easy to work out which tip is the best fit for your ears, thanks to the Ear Tip Fit Test that can be found in the Bluetooth menu on an iPhone connected to the Beats Fit Pro earbuds, or in the Beats app on Android phones. This can be used to determine whether you’re wearing the right size earbuds and whether you’d be better with a smaller or larger size.

And, because they’re made for workouts, these buds also feature an IPX4 rating for water and sweat, so should they get splashed or become damp, there shouldn’t be an issue. The earbuds are also super lightweight, weighing just 5.6g each, while the case weighs 54.5g, making them ideal for popping in your pocket when you’re out and about. 

The earbuds come in four colors: black, white, gray, or purple, and also come with a matching case. The charging case is small and compact, making it ideal for holding in the palm of your hand, and with rounded corners and a matte, scratch-resistant finish. 

Beats Fit Pro earbud in hand


There’s no arguing with the sound quality provided by these earbuds – it’s effortlessly clear and crisp. But, in a bid to ensure that I properly put these earphones through their paces, I tested them out in a wide range of scenarios, from playing music and playing free-to-play phone games to talking on the phone and using them for streaming. 

I’m pleased to report that these buds excelled in every situation, providing deep, well-balanced sound, regardless of what I was using them for. And, I also found that the built-in microphone captured sound extremely well, which came in useful when recording streams and making phone calls.

What’s also great about these buds is that the sound quality doesn’t change significantly when ANC is turned on. As someone who uses ANC almost constantly, this is a feature that’s crucial to my user experience, as is the quality of the active-noise cancelation being offered. 

As someone who is neurodiverse and, as a result, is sensitive to sound, earbuds with good ANC are a total must for me. So, when I heard the rumors that the ANC on the Beats Fit Pro was exceptional, I knew I needed to test it out and see for myself. And, after rigorous testing, I can confirm that the quality of the active-noise cancelation on these buds is exceptional, further enhanced by the ability to choose between full noise cancelation and transparent noise cancellation. 

The Beats Fit Pro has six mics built into them which are positioned to perfectly help achieve quality ANC, and use a combination of mics that face inwards and outwards to help adjust the ANC levels depending on where you are and how loud it is.

What I love about these earbuds is that they offer up to seven hours of battery life when fully charged – if you opt to have ANC on, then this diminishes to six hours, in addition to another 27 hours via a fully charged case. This means that you can go for an extended period without charging them, depending on how often you use them, of course. 

In terms of charging time, the Beats Fit Pro comes with fast charging, which means that after charging them for just five minutes, you should have around 60 minutes of charge. 

Beats Fit Pro in a case


Beats is owned by Apple, and as the Fit Pro shares the same H1 chip found in Apple AirPods, they also share many of the same features. These iOS features include quick setup and pairing, audio sharing, and automatic switching. You can also check the earbud battery status easily via the settings section on your iPhone, as well as customizing the control buttons. In addition to being able to access Siri using voice commands, you can also set up the buds on the location tool, FindMy. 

I found that once paired to my iPhone the connection was seamless; there weren’t any connectivity issues, which can sometimes be the case with Bluetooth earbuds. And, it’s not just the iPhone that works well with these buds; when I paired them with my partner’s Google Pixel 8 Pro, I found that the earbuds worked just as well, and were just as easy to pair and keep connected. For the best Android phones, access to these features is available via the Beats app, rather than the phone itself. 

To control the Beats Fit Pro, you gently press the buttons on each bud. While most earbuds have touch-sensitive controls rather than buttons, I prefer the buttons as you don’t accidentally pause your sound when repositioning an earbud. The standard settings include being able to press the earbuds near the logo to control playback, while a longer press on the same area allows you to switch between ANC modes, or you can opt to customize the buttons to do whatever you’d like, such as managing the volume. 

The H1 chip also ensures that Spatial Audio is properly supported, offering a more immersive experience for users, whether listening to music, gaming, or talking on the phone. Another great feature of the Beats Fit Pro is automatic pausing when a bud is removed, meaning you don’t need to worry about pausing your sound before removal.



I’m a big fan of the Beats Fit Pro earbuds but it’s worth mentioning that Android users miss out on some features and need to use the Beats app to manage them. iPhone users can control the buds directly in their iPhone’s settings. 

If you’re looking for a pair of comfortable earbuds that fit snuggly in place, regardless of what you’re doing, I’d recommend the Beats Fit Pro. They’re also super diverse; I use mine for working out and gaming, making phone calls, and listening to music. 

They’re also easy to pair with any phone, whether an iOS phone or an Android – all you need is a Bluetooth connection and you’re good to go. The sound quality is balanced, and the noise-canceling capabilities are fantastic for the price.