• 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.

    5 of 8 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,

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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.

    20 of 40 people found this useful