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conclusion:We're mixed

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Athletes need a pair of headphones that are snug, secure and comfortable. The wireless Powerbeats2 more than deliver on that front, but at the cost of stellar bass.

The Powerbeats2 headphones are graced with ear hooks that CNET says you can customize "to fit around your ear better" so they fit "pretty snugly," and the NY Daily News finds they stay "practically glued into your ear canals through just about any workout." They're also sweat-resistant so you don't have to worry about moisture getting in. The same can't be said for exterior sound, as the Powerbeats2 "won’t seal ambient noise out, but that’s by design," according to the NY Daily News, since "outdoor runners need to know what’s going on around them."

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7.0
CNET Jun 24, 2014

While it's a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.

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5.0
PC Mag Jul 8, 2014

The Beats Powerbeats2 is a gym-focused Bluetooth earphone pair with a frequency response that will only appeal to extreme bass fans.

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9.0
ChipChick Jul 14, 2014

These fresh looking in-ear headphones are wireless and amazing for exercise and running. They’re IPX4 water and sweat resistant, plus they have an over-ear design that guarantees a good fit no matter your intensity.

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iLounge Jul 21, 2014

If they had the signature aesthetic appeal of Solo2 or other Beats headphones, that’d be one thing, but they’re not even that exciting ... with a two-generation-old Bluetooth headset design. There’s no real reason to choose these headphones over their more modern and affordable competitors.

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NY Daily News Jul 11, 2014

The $199 Bluetooth PowerBeats2 earbuds are the best-rounded pair of fitness earphones on the market, blending durability, comfort and solid sound into a tiny, easy-to-control package.

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CNET Jun 12, 2014

In all, despite a few small shortcomings, I was fairly impressed and came away thinking that the Powerbeats 2 Wireless is one of the best wireless sports earphones, combining strong sound with a shape that should comfortably fit most people.

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