You’ve certainly heard of Apple’s Powerbeats Pro, commonly known as Beats By Dre, which debuted in 2019. (Dr. Dre the rapper, that is).
Beats was founded by Dre and Jimmy Iovine, a record label executive, in 2006.
Iovine and Dre recognized that Apple’s plastic earphones were of poor quality and set out to recreate and rebuild them.
Apple eventually bought Beats in 2014, and they’ve been working to improve these wireless headphones ever since.
If you’re looking for these headphones, you’ll see that they have an IPX4 rating on the packaging.
A product with an IP rating has “Ingress Protection,” which means it is protected from solid and liquid items. Is it, however, completely waterproof?
Is the Powerbeats Pro water-resistant?
Powerbeats pro has an IPX4 rating, which means it can withstand sweat and a few drops of water. However, you don’t want to get them too wet. They’re water-resistant, so you’ll be fine in the rain, but you won’t be listening to them while swimming laps in the pool.
Can you keep splashing them with water for ten minutes? Sure.
Do you want to bury them in snow or water, though? Not in the least.
I’m here to inform you why Powerbeats Pro aren’t waterproof and how much liquid exposure they can tolerate, as someone who has lost earphones to the horrors of water damage.
What does it mean to have an IPX4 rating?
Your Powerbeats Pro earphones have an IPX4 rating, which means they can survive splashes from water, perspiration, and pretty much any other liquid. They’re also tested for solids.
These splashes might appear from any angle.
Can Powerbeats Pro tolerate a lot of splashing?
The Powerbeats Pro earbuds can tolerate a lot of water.
It turns out that you can splash them with water for up to 10 minutes without causing them any harm.
And, of course, this is a lot more splashing than you’d get from sweat or rain.
They can be dropped in a kitchen sink with splashes of water, flushed briefly, or even left in a bowl of water for 20 minutes without sustaining significant water damage.
You don’t want to take any chances.
Is it possible to use Powerbeats Pro while showering?
While Powerbeats Pro can possibly be worn in the shower, it is not suggested.
This is related to the toiletries you use during your shower rather than the water.
Because of their chemical constituents, soap, body wash, shaving cream or gel, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotions can all damage earphones.
It is preferable to leave them in their case than to expose them to shampoo and risk harm.
Is it true that if I drop my Powerbeats Pro in the sink, the sound would be muffled?
If you submerge your Powerbeats Pro in water, the sound may be muffled. This is a fairly common occurrence.
If you want to properly restore the sound quality of your earbuds, you’ll need to get the water out — and quickly.
Let’s look at how you can accomplish this.
What’s the best way to get water out of my Powerbeats Pro?
Water may be removed from your Powerbeats Pro, and you should do it as soon as possible after exposure.
If they become wet, take them out of the water right away.
If moisture gets into the circuitry of the buds, they can be harmed if they are turned on or sent audio signals while they are still wet.
Do not use the earbuds under any circumstances.
And don’t use the hairdryer on them, please, please, please.
The electrical components within your earbuds will be damaged by this extreme heat.
And please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please,
Instead, consider the following options:
- Remove the attachable tip sleeves and lay them out to dry on a soft towel.
- Using a knife or a small screwdriver, carefully pry the earphones open.
- To eliminate the water droplets inside the earphones, gently shake them several times.
- Blow air into the open earbuds with your mouth, giving each one a few breaths of air. This will aid in the removal of more water.
- Dab the excess water inside the earphones with a gentle, lint-free towel.
- For around 48 hours, soak your earbuds in a medium-sized bowl of rice. (Don’t forget to throw away the rice!) Any residual moisture will be drawn out by the rice.
If you have let too much time pass or if too much water has gotten into the earbuds, these instructions may not work.
Is my Powerbeats Pro covered by AppleCare if it gets wet?
Your Powerbeats Pro earbuds are covered for two years if you have AppleCare+.
There are, however, some limitations.
Within each of the two 12-month periods, you will only be covered for two incidences of unintentional damage, and each event will incur a $29 service fee (plus any applicable tax).
Here are some of the advantages of AppleCare+:
- Priority access to Apple professionals via phone conversations or online chats is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Apple will send you a prepaid shipping box to send your headphones in for repair.
- Request a repair at an Apple Store or another Apple Authorized Service Provider in your area.
- Apple’s Express Replacement Service sends you a replacement device so that you don’t have to wait as long for repairs.
The Powerbeats Pro earbuds are splash-resistant rather than waterproof.
You’ll have to be cautious about where you take them.
If water gets inside them, you’ll have to act quickly to save them.
Powerbeats Pro, on the other hand, has proven to be extremely durable in all of the tests I’ve seen.
And, if you’ve chosen AppleCare+, you’ll be covered if they get damaged beyond repair.