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Apple’s new Powerbeats are the biggest threat to AirPods

The biggest threat to the dominance of AirPods is coming from within Apple. The new Powerbeats Pro wireless headset from Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats so thoroughly embarrasses Apple’s AirPods in terms of sound quality, comfort and appearance, that this reporter wonders what the AirPods could do to bring him back into their stiff, white fold. Beats isn’t known for top-notch sound quality in its products, but the new Powerbeats pack a punch for their size. Plus, at $250, they’re worth the cost when compared with AirPods, which cost $200 with a wireless charging case. The Powerbeats Pro is the latest entry into the Powerbeats line — and the first to be truly wireless. Compared with its predecessor, 2016’s Powerbeats 3, th ...