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Total expert reviews: 20
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  • without a score: 10
Highest score by TechGearLab
96
Average score based on 20 reviews
71
Lowest score by What Hi-Fi
60

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Expert consensus

The Beats Pill Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers powerful and quality sound with a full, deep, and enveloping bass experience, making it ideal for bass-heavy music such as hip-hop and rap, but may not be ideal for more rugged outdoor activities or extended travel.

The Beats Pill Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers powerful and quality sound with a full, deep, and enveloping bass experience, making it ideal for bass-heavy music such as hip-hop and rap. It has a battery life of approximately 12 hours and can be used while charging.

The speaker is relatively easy to carry around, but may not be ideal for more rugged outdoor activities or extended travel. It has a solid build quality with metal grilles on each side of the speaker and a rubber coating that makes it feel more substantial than basic plastic. The speaker offers easy Bluetooth pairing and can connect up to two sources simultaneously, making it useful for switching between audio sources like a phone and laptop.

It also has a built-in speakerphone for taking calls on the go and a USB port for charging mobile devices. However, it does not have an IP rating for water or dust resistance, and it is not compatible with voice assistants. Overall, the Beats Pill Plus is a good choice for those who prioritize bass-heavy music and want a powerful and quality sound for indoor and outdoor use.

It is ideal for use in small gatherings, outdoor activities, or for personal use.

Sound quality

The Beats Pill Plus offers a powerful and bass-heavy sound with sub-par frequency response accuracy, making it a good choice for those who prioritize bass-heavy music and want a quality sound for indoor and outdoor use.

The Beats Pill Plus offers a powerful and quality sound with a full, deep and enveloping bass experience, making it a great speaker for bass-heavy music such as hip-hop and rap. However, the bass tends to overpower other notes, which may not be ideal for music with higher notes such as rock or classical.

The sound profile is solid and big, well-separated and natural across all music genres, but it has sub-par frequency response accuracy, and its sound profile is boomy overall with an overemphasized treble range that can make higher frequencies sound bright and piercing. The speaker can get really loud and had no problem filling a garage with sound, making it reasonable for outdoor use, and its battery lasts just under eight hours, which is long enough to use it outside for most of the day.

However, it doesn't get very loud, and it doesn't have an advertised rating for water or dust resistance. The speaker also has a built-in speakerphone for taking calls on the go and a USB port for charging mobile devices. It boasts a 12-hour battery life and can connect two sources via Bluetooth simultaneously.

Overall, the Beats Pill Plus is a good choice for those who prioritize bass-heavy music and want a powerful and quality sound for indoor and outdoor use.

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Battery life

The Beats Pill Plus has a battery life of approximately 12 hours on a single charge and can be used while charging, making it a decent option for portable use.

The Beats Pill Plus has a battery life of approximately 12 hours on a single charge, according to multiple expert reviews. However, the actual battery life may vary depending on the volume levels and the mix of wired versus wireless playback. The speaker takes 3 hours to fully charge and can be used while charging.

There is no information available on specific power-saving features, but the battery life has been improved from the previous model. The speaker can even be used to charge your phone in a pinch. Overall, the Beats Pill Plus offers a decent battery life for portable use and can be used while charging for extended playback.

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Portability

The Beats Pill Plus is a mid-range speaker that is portable and easy to carry around, but may not be ideal for rugged outdoor activities or extended travel.

The Beats Pill Plus is a mid-range speaker that measures 2. 5 by 2. 7 by 8. 3 inches (HWD) and weighs 1. 7 pounds, making it larger and heavier than some competitors. However, it is still relatively easy to carry around and its oblong, slender contour should fit fairly easily in a tote.

It does not come with a handle or strap for easy transport, but it does come with a carrying pouch and there are third-party carrying cases available for purchase that provide even more protection and convenience. Overall, the portability of the Beats Pill Plus is suitable for casual use and carrying it around in a bag or tote, but may not be ideal for more rugged outdoor activities or extended travel.

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Durability

The Beats Pill Plus has a solid build quality with metal grilles and a rubber coating, but it may scratch easily and lacks advertised durability ratings, making it important to handle with care and keep away from water and dust.

The Beats Pill Plus has a solid build quality with metal grilles on each side of the speaker and a rubber coating that makes it feel more substantial than basic plastic. However, the rubber coating can scratch easily over time, and the speaker does have some bare metal sections that could be susceptible to scratching.

The speaker does not have an advertised rating for water, impact, or dust resistance, so it may not be durable if dropped and can benefit from a protective carrying case. The included carrying bag provides some protection when taking the speaker on the go. Overall, the Beats Pill Plus is a good option for those who want a portable speaker with decent durability, but it's important to handle it with care and keep it away from water and dust.

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Connectivity

The Beats Pill Plus is a portable speaker with easy Bluetooth pairing, speakerphone feature, and the ability to connect up to two sources simultaneously, making it a good choice for personal use or small gatherings.

The Beats Pill Plus offers easy Bluetooth pairing and can connect up to two sources simultaneously, making it useful for switching between audio sources like a phone and laptop. It does not have Wi-Fi connectivity or support voice assistant integration. The speakerphone feature allows for easy phone call use, and the Beats Pill+ app allows for two sources to connect via Bluetooth at once or add a second Pill+ speaker for true stereo.

Overall, the Beats Pill Plus is a good choice for those looking for a portable speaker with easy connectivity options for both wired and wireless use. It is ideal for use in small gatherings, outdoor activities, or for personal use.

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Additional features

The Beats Pill Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a sleek design, splash resistance, and unique features such as a Lightning charging port and the ability to pair with another Pill+ speaker for stereo sound, but it lacks water and dust resistance and voice control compatibility.

The Beats Pill Plus does not have an IP rating for water or dust resistance, but it does have some splash resistance with a rubber flap protecting the USB, aux and Lightning ports. It is not compatible with voice assistants and does not have a built-in microphone for voice control. The Beats Pill Plus is not compatible with other Sonos products or the Sonos app, but it can be paired with other Beats Pill+ speakers using the Beats Pill+ app.

It can be used as a portable Bluetooth speaker, but may not be suitable for use in dusty or wet environments. Unique features include a Lightning charging port, a USB port for charging other devices, a built-in speakerphone for taking calls, and the ability to pair two sources via Bluetooth at once or connect to a second Pill+ speaker for true stereo sound.

The design is sleek and minimalist, with a unique long multi-vitamin pill shape that sets it apart from its predecessor. The Beats Pill Plus is ideal for those who want a portable Bluetooth speaker with a unique design, the ability to charge other devices, and the option to pair with another Pill+ speaker for stereo sound.

It is not recommended for those who need water or dust resistance or voice control compatibility.

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