• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Gavin S from Belleville

    I went to fold so I can store away. Left side snapped. If you want a brand that is higher quality, I recommend Bose. Last time I’m buying Beats

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, poor construction

    • Written by Matthew B from Gilbert

    I bought these for my birthday since my old headphones failed. I love the ability to quickly pair and the active noise cancellation is excellent. Unfortunately, after just over a month of daily use they have begun to crack on the headband, near one of the earphones. I really expected a product that costs over $300 to be better constructed. I don't abuse them or use them in an unusual setting - they're my go to for working in an open office environment.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Underperforming for the Price

    • Written by Ryan V from Lombard

    For context, I have been playing trumpet for 8+ years and I am going to study music education this fall. I listen to a variety of genres of music ranging from rock, the ’80s, and classical music using a pair of Audio Technica M50X headphones as my daily drivers. I received these beats as apart of the Apple student sale. My overall impression as a first time Beats user was disappointing as I found these headphones sub-par compared to other offerings at a similar price point.

    -Free with the Apple Student Sale
    -Works well with the apple ecosystem

    -Poor build quality
    -Poor sound quality
    -Poor active noise cancellation

    I found the Studio 3’s to have a poor build quality feeling plasticy and not premium. The buttons on the side of the ear cup had a very audible plastic click, and these did not feel like a product Apple would make or sell. Additionally, the headband lacked padding and put a lot of pressure on my head causing me discomfort after a half hour. The sound quality of the Studio 3’s is like many other beats meaning they heavily emphasize the bass while mids, highs, and vocals suffer. These headphones lacked the clear and balanced sound I expected from a product which retails for $349.99. I also found that the active noise cancellation did not compare to similarly priced offering for Bose or Sony. I took these on a walk with my dog and the Studio 3’s offered a little bit of noise reduction but had trouble covering neighbor’s air conditioners, passing by cars, and even suffered from some wind noise in a light breeze. While these headphones have excellent Bluetooth capabilities and seamless integration with the Apple ecosystem, other offerings from Bose and Sony come in at the same price with a much better build and sound quality. While these headphones were free with the Apple Student Sale, there is a reason for it. I would personally recommend the Bose QC35II or the Sony wh-1000xm3 as they retail for the same $349.99 and offer more value for the money. If you want a bass-heavy pair of headphones I would recommend the Sony wh-xb900n as they offer a bass-rich high-quality sound with more features than the Studio 3’s at a price of only $249.99.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone Quality Poor, Noise Cancelling so so, Heavy on the head and neck

    • Written by Seung Hoo M from Singapore

    I can’t help but thinking that the people who think the sound quality of BEATS is good might not have enough experience with other headsets. For me, this purchase was a complete failure.

    Sound Quality NOT so great considering its price, Phone Quality is Bad. Bluetooth Connectibility also NOT Solid, Battery does NOT last as long as it promises. One of the most annoying thing about the design is that the headset bites my hair every time I use it. If you have a short hair, your hair will NOT stuck I guess. But for me, EVERY Single time it bites my hair and as I take the headset off, my air gets pulled out. So annoying. This was not only happening to me but also other colleagues of mine who bought the same one have exactly same issue. As far as weight goes, the Headset is NOT light. After a couple of hours you DO feel the weight at the top of your head. You feel the weight and the pressure on top of your head and also your neck if you wear it after a couple of hours. NOT a comfortable headset. So unfortunately after using it about 5 times? It is now just sitting at home. I had used couple of other brands before and just before this BEATS, I was using JVC. JVC quality was much better than this. Phone quality was clear and bluetooth connection was rock solid. I felt very comfortable using it any time and anywhere, NO issue with Sweat during workout, Phone quality was completely stable. And I paid 100 US for it. But with BEATS, which is much more expensive about 3 times more, the bluetooth losees its connection when JVC’s doesn’t. And every time the person who is on the other side of the phone line complains that they can’t hear me well or the background sound is too loud. The wind and background noise get all picked up and the person on the other side of the line could NOT hear me well.

    So In the end the headset become just a display in my phome. Honestly I am not going to buy another BEATS Product unless drastic improvement takes place and the product quality gets better overall. As far as sound quality goes, my best experience is Bose. They have an aswesome After service. I plan to buy QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II and get rid of BEATS.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Studio3 Wireless

    • Written by Ryan T from Tewksbury

    - I received these headphones as a gift for Christmas a couple years ago. Recently, my charging on the device had broke so now i have a pair of headphones that is unable to be charge.
    - Though this isn't even the worst thing about these headphones. The ear pieces rotate very little and when you have them around your neck, you have little to no neck movement.
    - The headphone itself is made of plastic with a very thin rubber cushion. Because of the lack of support, these headphones often begin to hurt my head around 30-45 minutes into use. With the mostly plastic construction, the sounds that these buttons makes is just unpleasant. For the price paid for these, the sound produced by the buttons is sub-par and very cheap.
    - The noise cancellation is meh at best, compared to other headphones like Bose and Sony, the noise cancellation on the Studio3 is rock bottom.
    - The description says over-ear when really they are more on-ear than anything else
    - Though I am a fan of Apple's products and tend to lean towards them when buying my tech, this showing that they have not created nearly the best headphone on the market has made me disappointed in Apple's Beats line.
    - So in my opinion, buying this product would be a complete waste of money while you can by a far greater product like Bose for only $20-30 more
    - From now on, I will 100% be going with Bose over Beats.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing, really discomfortable on ear

    • Written by Md Abdullah Al M from Scarborough

    It feels really heavy on head and feel pressured on the ear. Very discomfortable waring it over the ear. Sound quality is not good at all. Quality of the sound is same or lower compare to any of the $60 amazon product. If I am wearing this headset and listen to a music or something in shared space like a train, the fellow individuals can almost hear everything, what is the point of wearing such a big headset then?

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, cheap, garbage

    • Written by Nick T from Jeffersonton

    Made very cheaply. Here is why:
    They don't include a charger.
    The cable that is included doesn't fit Apple chargers.
    There is a standard headphones cable, but not one that works with iihone. Apparently Apple includes that adapter in the phone box.
    Very flimsy.
    Speakers are very tiny and don't fit over the adult ear. They are like baby headphones.
    They look funny on the head.
    They don't stay extended on the setting, because the plastic is so flimsy and cheap.
    They flop around and slide off your head, because the plastic is so flimsy.

    Keep these things in mind when you decide to pay $300 plus for a pair of headphones.

    21 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the wall plug to charger?

    • Written by Vincent R from Pinole

    It is so crazy to me that these headphones don't come with a wall plug to charge them! this is literally my second pair of beats studio, my first pair (although older) came with a wall plug!!! Apple is really cheeping out when it comes to these headphones.

    30 of 93 people found this useful