• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones, not worth the price tag

    • Written by Blair F from Edinburgh

    These headphones have a good battery life and are nicely designed aesthetically. The Active Noise Cancelling works well however its not worth the high price. The sound quality is average, it still uses a micro usb to charge, you can't skip songs from the headphones and the build quality seems a bit flimsy. I got them free with a recent purchase of a MacBook but would otherwise not spend £300 on these headphones when there are better cheaper alternatives from the likes of Sony, Bose and Sennheiser.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but rubbish specs

    • Written by Oliver F from Douglas

    Great design, but they're made of plastic, use Micro USB, not USB C or even Lightning, the sound quality is ok, worth £50 not £320, Sony and Bose have much better sound quality, these have the least active noise cancellation volume and quality in the industry. But of course we all buy this for the great design, they have very slow speed and unreliable W1 pairing, sometimes they won't even connect via bluetooth until I restart them a few times, every time I connect I have to switch from their microphone to my MacBook's one for less noise cancelling fuzzy interference like noise, I would get the Surface Headphones because they are aluminium, have better sound quality, noise cancellation, they have two rings to change the volume of sounds and percentage noise cancellation, with a similar great design. The problem with Sony and Bose would be they don't look very nice, that's why I got Beats, I wouldn't get them again though, I'd go with the Surface headphones but they don't pair with Xbox by the way if you have one, don't consider that a factor.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase for Apple Ecosystem People

    • Written by John B from College Station

    Pro:
    As an exclusive Apple product user, these make the best over-ear headphones. The W1 chip makes it fast and seamless to switch between listening to my iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac or AppleTV. Especially handy when I have to take a call. They're also comfortable for extended use. On calls, people tell me the mic is crystal clear. Music audio quality is very high unless you're a seriously refined audiophile.

    Con:
    My first pair stopped working in a few weeks, which Apple promptly replaced. At 8 months of use, the over-ear cushion surface started to flake, and less importantly, D-ring that attaches the case to a belt/bag broke. Was able to get aftermarket replacement parts easily for ~US$33 total, but as someone who handles possessions w/care, I'd expect better from Apple on initial quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst heaphones ANC headphones ever do not waste your money!

    • Written by Daire M from Enniskillen

    The ANC is inferior compared to other headphones like the Bose QC 35 v2's and the sound is dreadful I pair of 1 pound headphones would have better sound.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not worth more than $100

    • Written by Prabhas K from Las Vegas

    These headphones may sound okayish but they are not comfortable at all. The most uncomfortable headphones I have ever worn. A $100 headphone is more comfortable than these. I did not return them thinking they will stretch over time, but they did not get stretch. I still regret not exchanging them with some other headphones in the same price line. Total waste of money. Only buy these if you getting them for less than $100. Otherwise, there are excellent products out there for $350 price line.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all that head phones

    • Written by Elie A from Brooklyn

    Horrible after like a year and half which I only started using them like 6 months ago the ear usion starts peeling and they wanna charge you 200 hundred dollars to repair the after purchasing them for over 300 close to 400 just horrible I would stick would a different brand headphones or save your money and get your self air if Sony ones for 30 which sound just as good if not better so mad at apple and beats right now waste of my money which beats we’re still Dre’s better service Apple just wants to take your money

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by Tj G from Dayton

    They work great long lasting and can’t even hear the noise around me high quality the only downside is sweaty ears but that’s just because I run it’s worth the $

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ANC disappointed me

    • Written by James P from Worrigee

    This is my 3rd set of beats (first wireless) my only real concern with these headphones is the adaptivness of the ANC- active noise cancelling. There has been a few different issues I've experienced, firstly while using on a aeroplane I took them off to talk, then put them back on, the ANC flipped out and was cancelling (or trying to) the speech and as such went into a max volume mode changing from ear to ear, aftwr a reset the problem would go away temporally.. then i noticed If you sit in front of a fan or a/c it seems to have issues cancelling the sounds also, they start to pulse as if they cancel the noise and then it's turns off ANC, and does it again, trying to decide if the noise was there.. I had them replaced by apple after 6months of this kind of issues, which was no issue.. second pair are much the same... but I'm learning to just ignore it.. unfortunate as they are very expensive and I don't think this should happen... also firmware updates didn't help. I also don't like the micro usb.. but that's not really a show stopper.
    Positively I do like the design and the ease of swapping between blue tooth devices,

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever!!

    • Written by Yogiraj A from Etobicoke

    I use it with my ecosystem and they sound phenomenal!! Sharpness, clarity, bass and ANC is amazing. ❤️

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Fit for Purpose

    • Written by Ben O from Colchester

    Prince might as well whisper Purple Rain in my ear. These headphones were purchased for sound quality and impact over the wireless earbuds. In actual fact, the wireless earbuds offer a better sound impact. What you are paying for here I do not know. The only positive was that when I wore these it did seem to separate me from the external noise around me, but these headphones did not deliver the beats.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by Charlie E

    I was impressed immediately with these headphones. The pairing itself was effortless, but I was a little worried on listening to the first song considering my previous experiences with Bluetooth headphones. Looking back, I had absolutely no reason to worry. The headphones deliver a wonderful sound quality. Best of all, however, was the noise cancellation. I was sitting on my couch while my family talked and watched TV, and couldn’t hear a word they were saying. The range is also exceptional. I can pair the headphones, and be anywhere in the house and have no disparities in sound. If you are on the fence as to buy the Solo3 or the Studio3, coming from a person who has heard both, buy the Studio3. The Solos have no noise cancellation, and they feel uncomfortable and awkward on your ears. The Studios cover up your entire ears, and (in my opinion) deliver a better sound quality than the Solos. They are $50 more, but for the quality difference it’s worth it, no doubt. Packaging was easy to take apart, and it was easy to understand. The one flaw I found with these headphones was the carrying case that came with them. The case is barely big enough to fit the headphones, and it would be great if the case could expand in size to include space for the charger and audio cord. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a pure sound and great functionality.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is OK but the On/Off lags too much...

    • Written by David C from Duvall

    These are a quality build headphone, sound good etc. They dont get 5 stars for these three reasons...
    Always a pain to put them on and hit the on/off button and expect them to pair and play in like 2 seconds or less. Problem is the boot up lag is so long you press on/off again turning them off. Only to start the process over again. They need to make a sound the instant after you press the on button.
    Reason they lost another star - They charge with micro usb. Ohhhh what other Apple smartphone has used micro usb in the past 11 years? None. Wth - these should be charged with a lightning cable so they interop with all my Apple phone chargers. Wish they would turn on noise canceling without 3 minute auto shutoff. If you dont pair them on BT and just want noise canceling feature you have to plug in the audio cable into your wireless headphones or they shutoff in about 3 minutes. Ill ding them a 3rd star for this broken scenario.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First wireless headphones I love

    • Written by Carl R R from Portland

    I've had various Jaybird wireless headphones and they were fine. Compared to those, these Beats are significantly better connection wise. I'm fairly certain that Class 1 Bluetooth and the W1 chip are what make these headphones fantastic. At the end of the day audio quality is important but I care more about a solid, fast, long range connection. With both my iPhone XS and MacBook Pro these headphones stay connected throughout my entire property. Through walls, inside, outside, second floor, etc. There is next to no lag so watching videos is pleasant. The volume and play/pause/answer button seem to work on both iOS and macOS. Beats have always seemed low value, but if these headphones hold up I suspect I'll stick with the brand.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great head phones but poor material

    • Written by Angus J from Portsmouth

    The sound system is great, the noise cancellation is excellent. If I was writing this comment 5 months ago when I recently bought it, it would have gotten a 5 star easily. However, 5 months in and the plastic part that holds the extension bit starts to break easily. If I am lucky, I can get 2 more months off it. For, the price I doubt it is worth the lifespan. Everything else seems great though.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tight

    • Written by Zach A from Toronto

    Great sound quality. Intelligently blocks sound, so you can still hear car horns and traffic, but it blocks out airplane noise. Very comfy, and handy control on the side. Battery charges fast and stays charged for a long time. Fast connection to iPhone / Mac.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    • Written by Kevin K from Mount Vernon

    I had the original Beats Studio, the big and bulky silver ones with the red wire, and I liked them a lot. Great for studying in college and what not. However, not great for moving around because of the wire.

    These new Beats are better in every conceivable way. If you are a member of the Apple ecosystem like myself, they are a no-brainer. They connect seamlessly to all your devices, sound great, and have super intuitive controls on the side of the headphones. I can't compare sound quality or noise cancelling to Bose or Sony, but I take the bus to work every morning and the ANC really drowns out the noise incredibly effectively.

    One final note, the bass on the older versions of the Beats was very loud and bulky, and made even little things like listening to podcasts a little uncomfortable. The sound balance on these is wonderful.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Among the best but not quite there

    • Written by Yuri G from COQUITLAM

    Having tried Bose QC35 II and Sony WH1000X, I can say with confidence that Beats stepped up their game and is quite competitive with the Bose, Seinheiser and Sony.

    Although the Studio3 don't excel in any category, they offer a very well rounded experience. For example:

    - Bose offers better noice cancelling
    - Sony offers better sound
    - Sennheiser is a lot more comfortable and offers better sound too

    BUT when you add the W1 chip, they're knock out all of the competition as it works so seamlessly (assuming you use it with an Apple product).


    My only problem with the headphones is that they could get uncomfortable after a few hours of wear (especially on the crown of the head).

    Once Beats reduce the weight of these headphones and add more cushion for the head, that would make these headphones a 5/5.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Studio 3

    • Written by Adrian H from Milton Keynes

    Over many years i have used headphones and found very few to be worth their while, Up until now i have persisted with a pair of AKG 160's from around the mid 70's mainly for their comfort and sound quality. Now these studio 3's have topped many that i have tried. noise canceling is very good, only ever known this type of noise canceling on aircraft headsets. sound quality is the best I've ever had, battery time is extremely good, comfortable to use for hours on end and unlike many other wireless cans theres no blindingly bright flashing lights lighting up the place like a lighthouse. only con i can think of is mabe apple will introduce a lightening connection of future versions.
    overall rating 9/10 (would give it a 10 if a lighting connection was there)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than I expected

    • Written by Sang Hun L from Regina

    I was concerned about sounds quality but decided to get these after reading reviews from CNET and consumer report. I am very satisfied with my purchase. Highly recommend!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Purely Wasted Potential

    • Written by Michael D from Brick

    Sorry Beats, you blew it on sound. It’s not exciting enough to be a fun headphone nor is it clean enough to be an audiophile-grade headphone. Instead, it is in an awkward consumer-compromised middle ground.

    Studio3 has a sub-bass roll-off that makes the bass presentation too focused on the upper bass, which leads to the bass lacking the fullness that would give it impact and body. This mid/upper-bass emphasis can add weight to certain bass notes, but on a whole leaves the bass lacking the emotion and definition that would be expected. Unfortunately, the mid-range can come off as muddy and slightly cluttered. There is a sense of clarity that is missing on Studio3.

    Beats took three steps back after Solo3 turned out to absolutely exceed every expectation I had for them, and BeatsX punched above its weight as a wireless headphone with performance that competed with wired headphones at the same price point.

    Studio3 is iterative rather than innovative, and after four years that is not enough.
    Purely wasted potential.

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