• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Bose

    • Written by Lasse Hammer P from Brabrand

    I already owned the Bose QC35 when getting these, so here is my comparison between the two:

    - The Beats offer far greater wireless range and stability along with easier pairing and switching between devices.
    - They both have similar battery life with ANC turned on (~20 hours) but the beats offer 20 additional hours with ANC off.
    - The sound profile is different between the two, but they both sound great.
    - The ANC is good on both headphones. In my experience the QC35's ANC is eliminating more noise immediately
    after being turned on, while the Beats ANC is supposed to be adaptive.
    - They both have similar controls on the headset but Beats also allow you to toggle ANC on and off.
    - You configure the Bose headphones through an app. The Beats are completely integrated with iOS like the AirPods.
    - Both have similar build quality. The Beats look better but The QC35's offer slightly better comfort. I noticed some ear/top of head pressure with the Beats.

    In short: I prefer the Beats.

    332 of 365 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by Ayman M from Walton on Thames

    Excellent Connectivity

    85 of 115 people found this useful

  • 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.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 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)

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 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!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever

    • Written by Reda A from Sydney

    They are nice and they are very good quality beats appple done a good job on them buy them for quality wireless/wired headphones

    11 of 12 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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.

    6 of 6 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase for Apple Ecosystem People

    • Written by John B from College Station

    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.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    • 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