I really hoped Apple would turn Beats around and make truly great sounding audio gear. The Beats Pill+ has improved tremendously over the original, but it’s still not enough.
I found the original Beats Pill to sound thin, even though it had a strong bass emphasis. The Pill+ improves on the Pill’s sound in every way but it’s just not enough in a world where you can find great sounding speakers for less money.
I took my time comparing the Beats Pill+ with the JBL Charge 3 and Razer Leviathan Mini. I came away even more impressed by the JBL Charge 3, which I highly recommend (full review on TechRadar), as it provided a way more spacious sound, waterproofing, better bass and is $80 cheaper.