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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and bass quality. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, usability, size, bass quality, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and bass quality. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas the reliability and price get critical opinions.

sound, usability, size, bass quality, design

price, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (t3.com)

Beats Pill XL review

 

Beats Pill gets an upgrade, for bigger, bassier sound

Convenient design ; Powerful sound ; Great battery life

Neglected mids ; No micro USB charging

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL Speaker System overview

 

BEATS PILL XL SPEAKER WHITE

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Beats Pill XL Bluetooth speaker review

 

Editors' note (June 3, 2015): Apple and Beats have recalled this product due to an overheating problem. Our list of best Bluetooth speakers has plenty of great alternatives in the meantime.

The Beats Pill XL is well-designed with an integrated carrying handle, a robust feature set, including speakerphone capabilities and a USB-out charging port, and strong sound for a portable Bluetooth speaker. Also, battery life is decent at 15 hours.

Speaker requires its own AC adapter (not Micro-USB) for charging; no carrying case included.

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Sparkes (telegraph.co.uk)

Review: Beats Pill XL

 

With a stylish design, comfortable handle, fantastic batter life and punchy, high-quality sound, the Pill XL is a fantastic product that could easily justify its admittedly high cost over a few summers of barbecues, trips to the beach and lazy days in...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Billy Steele (engadget.com)

Beats Pill XL review: Dr. Dre's newest speaker is supersized and super loud

 

Back in 2012, Beats unveiled its diminutive Pill wireless speaker in a bid to steal the Jambox's thunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been

Stellar sound quality ; Great battery life ; Quick and easy setup ; Simple controls

Relatively uninspired design ; Difficult multi-unit pairing ; Heavy

Beats Pill XL bests Jawbone's Big Jambox thanks to its clear, well-rounded sound quality.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Beats Pill XL (review): Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price with strong design and sound

 

We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-size model is well-designed and performs much better.

The Beats Pill XL is well-designed with an integrated carrying handle, a robust feature set, including speakerphone capabilities and a USB-out charging port, and strong sound for a portable Bluetooth speaker. Also, battery life is decent at 15 hours.

Speaker requires its own AC adapter (not Micro-USB) for charging; no carrying case included.

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Beats Pill XL

 

Dr. Dre's Beats Pill XL delivers thumping, powerful Bluetooth audio in a portable design intended for bass lovers on-the-go.

Intense bass response. Powerful audio performance. Portable. Aux inputs and outputs for versatile playback options. Built-in speakerphone. Can charge external devices.

Minor distortion on seriously deep bass at top volumes. A bit overpriced.

Conclusion If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker with serious bass presence, you've found it. Your only qualm at this point might be the price (the minor and rare distortion shouldn't be a deal breaker); as with most Beats products, it's a...

May, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Beats Pill XL (review): Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price with strong design and sound

 

First, an apology. We're a little tardy in reviewing the Beats Pill XL, the bigger brother to the standard Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker. Part of the reason for that may have been that I was underwhelmed by the original Pill, which was decent enough but...

The Beats Pill XL is well-designed with an integrated carrying handle, a robust feature set, including speakerphone capabilities and a USB-out charging port, and strong sound for a portable Bluetooth speaker. Also, battery life is decent at 15 hours

Speaker requires its own AC adapter (not Micro-USB) for charging; no carrying case included

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Ali Heriyanto (chipchick.com)

Beats Pill XL Review: The Doctor Delivers a Bigger Dosage of Sound

 

If you thought the Beats Pill was good, but perhaps not big enough on sound, here comes the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL delivers an extra dosage of power in a significantly larger body, but still maintains its original pill inspired shape, while...

Once again – the pill capsule design is back and looks even better larger. NFC support. 15 hour battery life. Convenient carrying handle. You can charge your devices from the Beats Pill XL. Sound fills a room well. Great sonics with strong mids and...

Takes several hours to warm up the speaker drivers. Only one color available so far

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Beats Pill XL, as much as I thought the Beats Pill was adorable, how was the Beats Pill XL going to wedge its way in between the smaller Pill and the Beatbox Portable? Well the Beats Pill XL has managed to wrestle...

Feb, 2014

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