Why Are My Powerbeats Pro Making a Buzzing Noise?

Powerbeats Pro are renowned for their stellar sound quality and ability to hold up against splashes and sweat coming at them from any direction. 

They are made from quality materials, to be sure, and they are able to snugly fit into your ears and accompany you wherever you go, while you are on the go.

But these little powerhouses are not infallible.

There are quite a few reasons why sound can get screwed up on these suckers. 

You might have accidentally dropped your Powerbeats Pro or submerged them in the sink on accident and are now wondering “Why are my Beats whistling?”

Why Are My Powerbeats Pro Making a Buzzing Noise?

Electrical interference, damage from solid debris or liquid, a faulty wire, or the need for a firmware update can cause problems with the sound quality on your Powerbeats Pro. You will need to try a few troubleshooting methods to address the issue. However, in some cases, you might need to contact Apple Support for a repair or replacement.

That whistling noise you’re hearing is something that other Powerbeats Pro users have reported encountering as well, so know that you are not alone. 

While the cause for this obnoxious buzzing noise might not be totally clear, there are some ways that you can try to troubleshoot this issue. 

For some folks, there might be a buzzing noise coming from just one earbud, but for others, it could be emitting from both earbuds at the same time.

And some people report that it only happens when they are driving around in their vehicle, which suggests potential electrical interference.

So, what could be causing your Powerbeats Pro to make that buzzing noise? And just how are you supposed to fix it? Before we get into those troubleshooting methods, let’s first answer why this is issue could be happening.

Why are my Beats Pro making a buzzing noise?

Got a busted wire somewhere?

Could liquids have somehow breached the IPX4 water-resistant barrier and caused damage to some internal components? Are there any potentially interfering Bluetooth devices nearby? 

Any of these things could possibly explain why your Powerbeats Pro are experiencing a buzzing or whistling noise while you use them.

Do Powerbeats Pro have problems?

Powerbeats Pro, like just about any other electronic device known to mankind, have their share of issues. 

Granted, they are known for being pretty durable. 

But accidental damage or hardware problems can happen to these earbuds.

Many users are able to troubleshoot the problems that arise, but manufacturer defects and accidents can all happen.

How do I fix my Powerbeats Pro buzzing?

The simplest way to start trying to fix the buzzing coming from your Powerbeats Pro is to simply try putting them snugly back into their case for a few minutes and letting them charge. Try them again. 

Amazingly enough, this has worked for some owners. 

But, if it doesn’t resolve things for you, try some of these other troubleshooting techniques.

Turn Off Interfering Bluetooth Devices

Nearby Bluetooth devices can cause interference that generates buzzing or whistling noises from Bluetooth earphones. 

It might not be an ideal solution, but try turning those devices off and seeing if the buzzing goes away. 

Turn off your wireless keyboard, mouse, and any other nearby Bluetooth-capable devices.

Also, refrain from using your earbuds near anything that shares wavelengths with Bluetooth devices, including your microwave oven.

Toggle Bluetooth Off and Back On

You might want to try turning your Bluetooth off and on again. 

Connectivity bugs can absolutely occur with these wireless radios.

Just open up your iPhone’s or iPad’s control center, then toggle Bluetooth off for about 10 to 15 seconds. 

Then simply switch it back on and try using your Powerbeats Pro earbuds again.

If you are listening from your Mac, you will need to go to the Bluetooth menu in your Menu Bar. From there, click on Turn Bluetooth Off. 

Wait about 10 to 15 seconds before you try turning it back on and listening to your music again.

Reset Your Powerbeats Pro Earbuds

If toggling your Bluetooth off and on again does not work, you might want to reset your Powerbeats Pro. 

Doing this is pretty simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Place both of your earbuds securely inside of the case and leave the lid open.
  2. Press and hold down on the system button on the case for about 15 seconds or until the LED indicator light starts to flash red and white.
  3. Release the button.

This is all you need to do in order to reset your Powerbeats Pro.

Now, try giving your music a listen and see if the buzzing sound has gone away.

Check For Updates

On rare occasions, updates can obstruct sound quality and might even create buzzing or whistling noises that come from one or both of the earbuds. 

To check for firmware updates for your earbuds, you will need to have installed the Beats Updater app

Once you have it installed, just run it and see if there are any updates that need to be made. 

If there are any listed, run those updates.

Closing Thoughts

If the above troubleshooting methods fail, then you could be looking at some more permanent damage or hardware flaws.

If this is the case, you are going to need to contact Apple Support and figure out if your Apple Care+ can cover a repair or replacement of your Powerbeats Pro earbuds.

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