• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Let down again by poor quality of Apple hardware

    • Written by David P from New bern

    I purchased Studio3’s 1month ago. They sound good with an emphasis on the bass tones. They are comfortable and the quick charge is awesome. However, out of nowhere (I only use them at my desk indoors), they stopped taking a charge. I’ve been to all of Apples trouble shooting and resetting advice. Still nothing. I’ve been to every forum for a solution. All I have found is that everyone agrees these are poor quality pieces of hardware. This is just like every other Apple product I’ve purchased from MacBooks to iPhones. They work great at first, and then start to fizzle fast. I guess that’s why Apple pushes their AppleCare so hard. Apple has become the KIA of electronics. I miss the old Apple.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good

    • Written by Wilson L from Toronto

    buy the black ones

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for ecosystem

    • Written by Mackenzie H from Minden

    I bought the black ones and they are amazing! The noise cancelling is amazing and the bass is really good. The only problem I have is that when I opened the box the paint on the glossy price on the side was chipped. Super disappointing but I still love them. They pair almost instantly and I love that you can turn ANC on and off

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying rattle sound in one ear

    • Written by stephanie D from Stittsville

    Bought these as a gift, after using them one week there's a persistent noise in one ear every time you take a step wearing them. It's like something is loose inside. Apple wouldn't return or exchange them, so I have to send them to get evaluated for repair, which takes 5-10 business days AFTER they receive them. $400 dollar headphones. Not worth the purchase.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    £299 is a rip off for these

    • Written by Ashton W from Bramford

    Now the fact that these connect instantly is incredible, but for £299, these are awful, the audio quality is very very disappointing. Personally I own AirPods, and not only the quality is far superior, but they also have more base than the Beats do, which makes no sense? On top of that, the beats are not very comfortable to wear for long periods, and the headphones physical quality just isn’t that great, it’s almost all plastic, though I’m glad there is no leather, but adjusting them is janky, with clicks, and the control buttons are very loud and clicky... and lastly, the noise counselling isn’t that great, it works fine, but plays up on busses and trains, creating very annoying noises... all in all, I wouldn’t recommend these at all

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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 $

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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,

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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. ❤️

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful