If you’re looking for a new pair of headphones but think that most brands look a little bit too understated, then we’ve got great news for you, as Beats (opens in new tab) has officially unveiled the colorful new lineup of options for its Powerbeats Pro headphones. The new lineup of colors includes pink, yellow, blue, and red and will be available for purchase on June 9th. There has been no change in price, so expect to see the Powerbeats Pro earbuds on sale at $249.95.
We have to say, as we look through our choices for the best headphones (opens in new tab) there is a glaring lack of vibrancy and color in the options, as most manufacturers have gone for a sleek but understated visual style. So it’s refreshing to see Beats try something different with these color additions.
Rather bizarrely, Beats didn’t make the announcement through a press release or post on its website, but instead collaborated with e-sports video gaming team FaZe to make the announcement on Instagram (opens in new tab). We’d like to put a content warning here for terrible acting.
Beats originally launched the Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds back in April 2019, with a substantially more muted color range at the time. Beats hasn’t said anything about whether these new headphones will have any upgrades other than a new coat of paint, but we’d take no news on this to mean nothing has changed internally.
Beats is owned by Apple and while its products aren’t exclusive to Apple devices, they are designed to work well with other Apple products like the iPhone 11 (opens in new tab) or the new iPhone SE (opens in new tab) (which is strange when you consider that Beats compete directly with Apple’s own AirPod Pro (opens in new tab) earbuds).
Regardless of your brand of choice though, these earbuds would be the perfect accompaniment to any of today’s best smartphones (opens in new tab), since they’re completely wireless and the headphone jack is a thing of the past in smartphones.