• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    So I got the beats solo 3 rose gold for my birthday, and I was a bit hesitant in spending so much money on a pair of headphones. Turns out, they're not actually that bad as everyone says they are. They are very stylish and have a sleek design. As well, they come in a small, compact size which is good for carrying around if you're a commuter. They are comfortable on your head and won't fall off when doing intense movement, which is good for the gym . However, my ears felt a bit sore after wearing them for extended periods of time. It has good noise isolation too. It lowers the noise around you by about 60 to 70%, so it could be useful if you're in a a noisy environment. The audio and sound quality is ok. It's pretty heavy on the bass, so it all depends what genres of music you're into. I'd rate the sound a 7 out of 10. So do I recommend these? If you're not too picky about how your music sounds, then yes. These are your perect day to day headphones. They're small, lightweight and comfortable. Pairing is a breeze and the battery life is so long it's almost ridiculous. Sound quality is pretty decent but could be improved. Overall I enjoyed the beats experience and for your average music listener you will not be dissapointed;)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Music Rediscovered

    The beats 3 solo are incredible. I'm hearing parts of songs I've never heard before. I wear them to listen to music rather than watch tv. Yes I'm wearing them now. Sign up for 3 months of Apple Music for free. Great platform so far but I'm not sure about how it compares to Spotify. You won't be disappointed with the Beats. I go around putting them on heads of my friends and family. Now I'm understanding why Apple bought them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, crisp and clear sound

    Let me preface this review by saying: I've had my LG Bluetooth buds for running, but they aren't comfortable enough in my ears to handle while studying in the library or playing Netflix at night while my boyfriend is sleeping (lol). Also, that Bluetooth blue light that blinks is obnoxiously bright in a dark room. I'm very particular about the sound quality of my music and HD movies. For example, I've always had Bose speakers and auxiliary Monster cables in my car and in my home.

    Ok, with that being said, I thought I'd spend the money and try these out. The nostalgia of huge on-ear headphones, that come in rose gold to match my Apple Watch and 7+, made them appealing before I even tested the actual quality. Then there was the perk that it had the W1 chip and a 40-hour battery life. I already hate that I have to charge my watch every day... my phone can go 3 days if I need it to and I'd like headphones that could do the same. I'll admit it: I'm lazy. They don't drain the battery on my phone the way my other Bluetooth earbuds and my car's Bluetooth do. Furthermore, you can register the Beats for free with Apple (keep your receipt filed at home, just in case). They're crisp, clear, and LOUD. I can appreciate different background sounds and instrumentals in my music that gives it this dynamic theater-quality listening experience.

    I'm still mastering the side controls; these aren't as straightforward as my LG Bluetooth buds. I did need these headphones to be able to control music and calls, so I'm going to have to figure that out a little more. Volume and pause/play are the only controls I've managed to master lol. It's just a user error. I've also noticed that when making calls, with the Beats connected via Bluetooth, my phone defaults it to speaker from the phone itself... I have to manually redirect AirPlay to my Beats. They appear right there at the top of the list, so I'm not sure what's going on with that. Perhaps an update for the phone or software is necessary. Also, they don't disconnect when signal is weak or cut in and out (which is due to the W1 chip in both the Beats and the fact that they're paired to another device with a W1 chip).

    Hope this helps you in making your decision if the Beats Solo3 are right for you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Pros:
    Excellent battery life
    Stylish looking
    Loud to the point where I could never listen at full volume (and I work around heavy equipment and aircraft)
    Stay on your head tightly during workouts and running
    Ridiculously fast and easy pairing
    Not flimsy feeling at all

    Cons:
    Too big for the gym for my liking, I'll probably wait for powerbeats3
    They're pretty pricey even for the quality you're getting

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    Everything is cool. It's just not loud enough like what expected.

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