• 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like these

    • Written by laci a S from coeur dalene

    They seem great, controls are cool, the gold is gorgeous. They're really uncomfortable, they don't fit all the way over your ears, they don't cancel any noise, they have a high pitched tone in the left ear when music isn't playing, and the case is trash. I'm sad to return these as I have to find a better pair.

    42 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Wesley R from Hornchurch

    Painfully uncomfortable headphones seriously don’t waste you time or money no point in having a fancy W1 chip and great styling and colours if you can’t even keep them on your head for more than 10 mins without being in agony so uncomfortable it’s unreal I cannot believe these have been released being this uncomfortable ear ups are way to small for your ears to fit inside also the clamping force is way way to strong and to top all that off there’s no voice prompts which is a total joke at this price point
    Also no usb type c or lighting connection there still using micro usb I mean really come on now 2017 micro usb it’s laughable
    And finally the sound is average at best no way worth £299 there flat sounding there’s no real punch and clarity is definitely not a strong point of these headphones again at £299 totally not worth it
    I genuinely suggest you look elsewhere!

    22 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No lightening cable charge option!

    • Written by Richard B from Worthing

    How many cables does apple/beats expect us to have?

    59 of 298 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    0 of 1 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Solos Sound Better

    • Written by Jonathan R from Vermillion

    I just received my Beats Studios today and I instantly wanted to see how they sounded compared to the Beats Solos I already own. Sadly I was disappointed because personally I think the Beats Solos sound better than the Studios because the Solos are able to go much louder than the Studios. I don't know if this just happens to be with the pair of Studios I received or with all of them in general, but it sort of bugs me that I'll be using my Solos more often then my Studios even though the Studios costed much more. If the Studios were the first Beats headphones I've ever owned, then I would've liked them much more since I wouldn't have been able to compare them to the Solos.

    15 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor sound quality; poor noise cancellation; uncomfortable

    • Written by Pavel Z from Novouralsk

    Sound quality: the bass is ridiculously overwhelming, as usual for Beats. It's very muddy, not "punchy" at all, since it causes the earcup to resonate and also drowns out all other frequencies, e.g. vocals. You can easily find a pair of headphones that handles loud bass much better, without resorting to the "Bass Reducer" EQ setting. Speaking of vocals (heh), the frequency response of this pair doesn't really favor vocals and guitars.

    Active noise cancellation: it kinda works, but there is a huge obvious flaw. The ANC microphone picks up and _amplifies_ wind noise right into your ears. It's also very sensitive, so even the slightest movement of air (e.g. from a brisk walk) is enough for it to sound like there's a hurricane raging around you. It wasn't a problem with 3 other different noise cancelling headphone models I've used.

    Comfort: earcups are relatively small and exert a lot of pressure on your head. This might be uncomfortable for you, it is for me. They also don't rotate when folded.

    17 of 51 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

  • 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.

    20 of 40 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Good! The battery is amazing

    • Written by Saieed A from london

    Ive had mine just over 4 days, I have not charged it yet and I have been using it for atleast 7 hours a day.
    im still got two bars/dots of charge left.

    124 of 132 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with some mismatched accessories.

    • Written by Kennard Y from Apison

    For reference, I own Bose QC35, Sony MDR-1000x and the new Beats Studio3 (I just sold a gen 2 Studio Pro) and I sit on the living room floor, entertaining my wife with testing and comparing these headphones. The new Beats (after a long break in) sound pretty much like the gen 2’s but the ANC actually works. It’s not as good as the Bose or the Sony but it’s pretty good in most environments. Personally, I think the Beats has the best sounds for the wide variety of music that I listen to and I do like a lot of bass to come through in my home and mobile audio set ups. Since I like the sound of the Beats the most, I can give up a little ANC here and there. One of my tests is vacuuming the floors. In the past, I could never use my beats, I’d have to use the Bose QC’s but now, I can use the Studio3! They are 85% of the Bose but close enough to listen to music with the vac wailing away. Something I find maddening is that Beats provides us with a headphone cord that has a 90º angle where it plugs into the source. Well, since we have to use the idiotic lightning to 3.5mm dongle with the 90º plug the two shapes fight with each other (SJ could have never allowed such a mismatch!) To solve it, I got a straight cord, with iPhone controls from another retailer. Another irritant is that there is barely enough room in the egg shell case to hold a charging and 3.5mm cord. All my other headphones come with some form of cable management pocket, not the Beats (old or new versions). I was hoping that they would add that. I do like the fast fuel, it works as promised. Another dislike is the depth of the ear cups. They are so shallow that my small ears touch the inside! Back to the sound, it’s rich and full with deep, but not ridiculous, bass. I could go on and on but if you like the sound profile of the Beats, get the Studio3. The ANC actually works this time around!!

    117 of 132 people found this useful