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Beats launches new wireless headphones for £49

Beats launches new wireless headphones for £49
Beats launches new wireless headphones for £49
The Beats Flex headphones come in a choice of black or yellow to start with

Beats, the Apple-owned audio brand, has just announced a brand new pair of headphones for £49.

The Beats Flex is a new set of wireless headphones that resemble the earlier BeatsX, with two in-ear buds connected via a neckband.

The new headphones come in four different colours: Beats Black, Citrus Yellow, Smoke Gray and Flame Blue.

The black and yellow options are both available to pre-order now at with availability set at October 21. The Smoke Gray and Flame Blue options will launch in ‘early 2021’ according to Beats.

‘I’m excited to announce that Beats is launching its most affordable product ever—packed with incredible audio technology from Apple,’ said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Beats, Apple Music, and International Content.

‘This will allow even more music fans around the world to experience the quality sound and design Beats products are known for.’

A young woman wearing a pair of blue Beats Flex headphones
The Beats Flex headphones have a neckband that stops them pulling down on your ears (Beats)

As well as the low price, the driving force behind the new Beats Flex will be the Apple W1 chip inside it that makes it easy to pair it quickly with other Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad.

There’s also a feature called Audio Sharing that lets users wirelessly share audio between the Flex and any other Beats headphones or AirPods. So two people can be watching the same content – for example in the back of a car – and split the audio wirelessly.

A pair of Beats Flex headphones next to an iPhone 12
The W1 chip inside the headphones means they pair easily with an iPhone or iPad (Beats)

According to Beats the new Flex headphones will have up to 12 hours of listening time on a single charge. They can be charged via USB-C and a 10 minute charge with the included USB-C cable will give 1.5 hours of listening time.