• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is Good but Ears in Pain!

    I was so excited about these headphones and they really do have an amazingly long lasting battery. HOWEVER, I can only wear them 5-10 minutes before my ears are in too much pain. I tried everything to loosen them. Not possible. Will have to return and exchange for something else.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt ears!!!

    It is super tight!!! My ears hurt from the pressure 20 minutes using it. It’s a shame that it has 40 hours battery but it’s impossible to use it for even 40 minutes without hurting...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound, but it hurts my head.

    I got these as a gift with my imac. I like the sound but they squeeze my head, which is extremely uncomfortable. I don't recommend.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This phones are substantially better than Bose's. Buy them!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but they are so uncomfortable.

    I'm so glad that I didn't pay for these headphones. After just fifteen minutes of wearing them my ears hurt! Not because of volume but because of the vice like grip that these suckers have on my head. Super bummed that they hurt. For what they cost, you would think this wouldn't be an issue.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Once adjusted properly, incredible. Blocks out all sound, fantastic bass. 5 stars!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    OMG these are horribly uncomfortable. Just got them and put them on for a few minutes. Had to take them off and it feels as if they're still on. I got them as a "free gift" (useless) when I purchased my new computer. I wonder if they will replace them with the other type of Beats bluetooth headphones. I wouldn't even try to sell these to an unsuspecting buyer.
    The sound was OK.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    The headphone fit good on my head (have a big head), and the sound quality is good. The ear part of the headphones started to fall off.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too tight on the head

    I have been using this product for about a month now. Love the sound quality, the ease of switching from one Apple device to another and the physical buttons. But I absolutely hate the vice-like grip the headphones have on my ears. After about 30 minutes of using them, I keep moving them around every few minutes to ease the pain on my ears due to the pressure. I have a normal size head. Called Apple support and they asked me to take it to the store. At the store, they said they cannot do anything to fix the pressure and suggested I upgrade to the noise canceling headphones that were $100 more. I chose this headphone because I need a non-noise canceling headphones since I already have the Bose QC35 which I can wear for hours without any discomfort. I will keep looking for another way to fix this problem since I bought this more than 30 days ago.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible durability

    These headphones are badly constructed, it's plagued by an issue where one side will stop working.
    Mine stopped working before the first year so I got them replaced but the replacement failed a few months later. Now the warranty period is over and Apple wants $169 to fix them!

    There are lots of youtube videos showing how to fix this very common issue and it's not easy: you'll have to go through several layers with screws/tape and will need a soldering kit.

    Huge disappointment, don't waste your money on headphones that won't last a year.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely priceless for hard workouts!

    I have been using these headphones for a long time with primary usage at the gym (weight lifting workouts). For me I appreciate the tighter fit as it helps keep the headphones on my head. As far as the sound is concerned I have nothing bad to say, they are loud with plenty of bass. Admittedly if you’re looking for headphones to listen to a fine tuned simphony these might not be for you. Build quality is robust so far and I can say I have abused mine. The foam pads are plenty comfortable but not sweat resistant thus for long term gym usage, expect to replace the foam pads (easy job for DIY).
    The looks don’t disappoint, they are slick looking and with the black ones it’s difficult to see the logo, which gives them that “murderous” look when you hit the iron!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay , while it lasts !

    So I was on a trip this summer ; and I bought my beats solo3’s with me . When I took them out for use , only the left side worked ! I reset them and watched a dozen videos on:YouTube to try to help . If you didn’t guess already NOTHING worked .
    Very bad quality headphones and it is a huge regret that I bought these for the money they cost .

    BUT , the overall sound is exceptional . However it doesn’t justify the price that we get these for .

    I am overall very let down by these headphones and the overall A+ status they are held by in our society.
    Don’t waste your money on the name alone you guys .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible fit

    Why spend so much time on the quality of sound when you can barely wear the headphones? SUPER tight and feels like my brain is being squeezed. When I take it off, I instantly become dizzy and feel the blood rushing through my head again. Thank goodness I got this for free with purchasing my iMac because I don't know why anyone would be buying this! The least the company could do it allow more adjustment options- this is ridiculous.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light years better than AirPods

    I was always skeptical about the Beats line of headphones. People would always say that they were garbage quality and the sound wasn’t even that great..... oh how they were wrong. I got these headphones when I purchased an iPad Pro for college and I am so glad that I paid the extra money for them. I had previously been using AirPods and these Solo 3s outpace the AirPods any day. The battery life is amazingly long, the sound quality is the best I’ve ever heard, and the comfort is far better than AirPods are. I wanted to get the Gold color since both my phone and iPad were gold, but the Matte Black is odlysatisfying.

    Another feature that the Solo 3 have but many people may not notice (and I don’t even believe Apple lists) is something called “Mic Voice Feedback”. This allows you to hear yourself slightly through the headphones from the microphone when talking to someone over the phone or using Siri. It’s very popular with professional gaming hardware since it allows you to sort of hear yourself as you talk and not suffer from “deaf man volume”. This was a great surprise to find out when I started using Siri dictation!

    Also, anyone complaining about discomfort after a few hours of wear; I found that “pinching” my ears between my thumb and index finger (thumb under the earlobe) and gently stretching the cartilage in a circular motion helped with the stiffness that comes with wearing these for extended periods of time.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but cheap quality

    Sound is good and everything but the build quality is poor. Had to bring mine twice for repair, costing me 200$ the last time. Beats just stopped working for no apparent reason, while I was at the gym.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    Mixed feelings about these headphones:

    I'm on my 3rd pair - previous 2 replaced under warranty. 1st pair, leather padding cover peeled off. 2nd pair just stopped turning on. fingers crossed for the 3rd pair.

    Sound quality - bass is rocking
    Battery Life - lasts ages and love the quick charge and fuel gauge
    Remote control feature
    A lot of people say they're uncomfortable - I don't find that at all in fact they are quite comfortable. They are adjustable.

    Build quality - apple you need to look into this.
    the fact that I have had to have 2 previous pairs replaced

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They are alright...

    Look great but the comfort is terrible since they are way to tight on the head. Can't wear them for too long or i would get a headache and heats up my ears. Sound quality is for sure not bad but not worth paying 300 dollars. I would rather go for something like audio technica or bose,

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They're so tight!

    I got these free when I bought a MacBook Pro so I can't complain too much... But they're so tight on my head! I notice this isn't just me experiencing this issue, but seriously they actually hurt my ears after half an hour or so.

    I own a pair of QC35s and they're so comfortable the difference is literally night and day.

    I'll keep them in a draw as a spare pair, but they're definitely not worth the £249 price tag!

    Sound quality is OK, nothing special. Amazing pairing functionality with Apple devices as we've come to expect.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Spent so much time being careful with these headphones and they are already falling apart just a few months in. The leather part around the ear pads are both tearing off. These headphones aren’t even comfortable to wear. Wouldn’t recommend! They’re very pretty but quality wise, it’s a hard no.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones

    These are the best product I've seen come by apple in a while

    7 of 12 people found this useful