• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Painful to Wear! Shame on Apple!

    I got these headphones when I purchased my MacBook Pro, which cost me a pretty penny, so believe me I was excited to get something free out of the mix. Wireless, seemingly good sound quality...doesn’t matter when you can’t wear them for more than 10 minutes (literally, ten at the most) until your ears and head are sore, to the point I’ve taken medicine to ease the pain. I am a petite female between 18-24, and my head isn’t very large, so this should have been no problem with normal headphones. Plus, no USB-C charger option means another dongle for me. Shame on Apple for giving their customers a seemingly great gift for purchasing one of their expensive computers but skimping so much on the quality and design that they’re barely usable anyway. Incredibly disappointed.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt the ears

    1. Free with imac purchase
    2. Good quality for base and acuostic sounds
    3. Easy to use and connect to anything
    4. Wireless.......love the wireless
    5.Compact and easy to pack

    1. Hurt the ears after and hour or so.
    ......so pretty much anything else doesn't matter. They hurt so I won't end up using them.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So was excited about these. Sound is good and nice to have the choice of cable/wireless.
    BUT! The headphones are VERY painful, after a few minutes my ears start hurting! Very bad design!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My beats make my ears hurt

    I don’t know when this occurred. I have a pair of Dr. Dre corded beads. They don’t make my ears hurt. My NEW APPLE BEATS SOLO make my ears and head hurt. They are too tight!!!!!
    I’m pulling them off every ten mins or so!!!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful headphones.

    More than pleased with my beats solo3 headphones. The audio is clear, rich and full. The fit is comfortable and snug.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay sound, but the pain is not worth it!

    I was initially excited to get these with my new MacBook Pro, and immediately put them on after opening the box. I listened and thought ‘Wow, these sound almost as good as my Skullcandy Crushers’. In 20 minutes, my right ear was in intense pain, and my left was already becoming sore. I though about how much more comfortable my Skullcandys were for 4 times cheaper. I simply can’t fathom how these highly-acclaimed $300 headphones could be a cause for so much pain — and I’m not the only one! Since these were free I’ll probably give them away to someone with tiny ears, and just buy wireless Skullcandy Crushers and enjoy pain-free listening. I’m not impressed with these at all.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones!

    I was able to get a pair of these for free with the purchase of a MacBook with the back to school deal! These are very high quality headphones and they work great with my iPhone 7 especially since I don't have a headphone jack! These are amazing

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Uncomfortable headphones ever

    I think these headphones sound great, but they are way too tight. I can wear them for 10min at most. After 10min they are hurting my ears so badly that I can't keep them on. These are terrible. What engineer designed these. Was there no QC (quality control) on this product. Very disappointing for $300 headphones.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Heaphones!

    They look great, but they hurt my ears after 15 minutes of wearing them. I have a headache now. Sound quality is great!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad pain

    These headphones sound great, but they are super super tight on your ears. Use these at work all day but need frequent 10 minute breaks to try and ease the pain. These came free with my Macbook, but probably wouldn't spend £250 on them

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mmh, don't buy?

    Got this product for free with Apple's Back To School promotion.

    Conversely to other people I decided to try them an not to blindly sell them on Ebay, wanting to enjoy the wireless experience with my newly acquired MacBook.

    What a mistake. There are not confortable at all, it's almost like they're crushing your skull, but worst thing probably being that they sound awful. If you're listening to a lot of Rock, Punk and Metal like me then you will barely recognize your favorite musics that you've listened hundreds of times before on multiple different headphones or whatever.
    I just can't believe they're sold $300, they're barely worth less than $100 in my opinion. Erh, taking into account I can't even use them for a decent sound, they're worth nothing.

    Let's not talk about the fact that they come with a USB-A charging port while all Macs have USB-C (and now, almost all new laptops ave at least one USB-C port). Meaning I have to charge them on my PC, really not practical.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These headphones are probably the most uncomfy headphones that I have ever tried. It is too tight, giving me an earache and a headache. I was looking forward to using them while studying in the library, but I would actually loose all my concentration if I had these on.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely hate wearing headphones because they always tend to hurt my ears after I use them for too long.
    These Beats are the worse headphones I've encountered so far. My outer ear hurts after using them for 15-30 minutes. I constantly have to take them off and massage my ears. My left ear especially becomes sensitive - it hurts so much I can't even touch it sometimes.

    I've heard clearer and more crisp audio from other headphones.

    Honestly, I'm happy I got these for free with my laptop. I would not spend $300 for these awful headphones.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts/Clamps head

    I normally don't post anything bad, but these earphones for me were long anticipated.

    At the steep price tag, I was expecting something a lot more comfortable.

    This head phone has hurt my head from the minute I put them on, as bizarre as that sounds.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Ultimate sound. I'm very happy to have this earphones

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Torquemada would have loved these...

    ...for an accused heretic. Acoustically, I find the headphones adequate. Nothing compelling. From a physical comfort perspective, they are head and shoulders the worst I've ever used. Bessey should wish their woodworking clamps could hold a workpiece as tight as these headphones crush your skull.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Solo 3 Matte Black

    I've had these since their release back in October I believe and the experience has been flawless until July.
    The amazing range, fast and intuitive connectivity, battery and sound quality are all still there. The problem is that one of the earphones is broken, for no special reason at all it doesn't work anymore as if it wasn't supposed to be fold even though it's the only way to keep putting it back into the case offered in the box.

    I haven't had the time to take an appointment at my Apple store until now but I will do so in about 2 weeks and see what they can do about it.

    If it wasn't for the broken earphone, I'd give this product 5 stars cause it has many qualities and the best of them all is even though I'm an heavy user, I only charged my Solo 3 7 times I believe.

    So I guess, if it had much better reliability, it'd be the best headphones on the market for this price range.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts ears, connection issues

    I can't wear these for more than a half hour without my ears stinging. Connecting them some times it's quick and easy, other times you have to keep turning them on and off to get them reconnected.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurting left ear.

    So I've just read through some reviews of people stating their ears are hurting after using beats solo 3. I myself am experiencing extreme pain in my left ear, sometimes it is so bad that it I touch my ear an hour after use it still
    Hurts!! Now people believe it is that the headphone are tight on their heads and that it is causing it, may be so but my beats do not feel tight around my head and are quite comfortable on except the extreme pain in just the left ear. It is not ear drum pain like an ear ache but pain around the outside of ear and in the cartilage hard bit near the Opening of the ear canal. It's crazy to think a pair of earphones could be causing this much pain especially after using them for 30-40 mins..
    My right ear has never had any problems.
    Before I read the reviews I thought it could be that something was wrong with my ear, now I'm
    Not too sure.
    I have a thought that it could be the wireless signals causing it or something else to do with the electrics.

    Anyways I'm a bit disappointed this has been happening and after a long 2 hour train trip whilst using them I am in excruciating pain in my left ear.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummed out

    So I specifically asked for best buy gift cards for my birthday so I could get these headphones.
    I was so excited! Once I started using them the music sounded great...
    and then came the ear pain within 10 minutes! They are the most uncomfortable headphones!
    I am so disappointed in apple for putting out such a bad product and making it so overpriced!
    I am going to return them later today and now I'm stuck with these best buy gift cards and have no need for anything there.

    5 of 9 people found this useful