• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by jason S from MOUNT VERNON

    To be honest I'm not sure where to start ripping these apart. I guess I'll say the nice things first.

    What I like

    -new shadow grey color
    -‎new Pure ANC works well
    -‎Fast fuel charging solution
    -‎22 hour battery life
    -‎ability to turn pure ANC off and on

    "What I absolutely hate and the reason I will not be keeping these headphones and or buying them again unless there's a major revision."

    First of let me start by saying that I was looking forward to these replacing my studio wireless 2 with these.

    To get to the point now. These sound like a pair of JVC headphones and if I wanted those I wouldve bought them. The bass and subbass is absolutely lacking, the overall volume limit has been turned down and the highs are barely there. Everything sounds like it's just all out together and that the sound engineers got lazy and decided to cave into all the criticism.

    Beats have always been those headphones that were unapologetically unique in what they offered and now they just seen like the headphones that are just trying to fit in.

    I thought that when apple bought the company they would make things better but if this is the future of beats then I have to say my journey with the band ends here. Of course not everybody will share my opinion but I just feel hurt as someone who stands by the brand and borderline swears by it. Hopefully this feedback will be taken into consideration when doing a revision or when making the next version.

    151 of 226 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned After A Week!!

    • Written by David M from London

    Okay, now this needs to be addressed properly, the studio 3 are, well they are not terrible. But they are also no where near great. I purchased these for commuting on the train everyday. I notice while the noise cancelling is on, that screeching you hear when a train is stopping is never picked up with these earphone, but everything else you can barely hear if you just listen properly enough. Now the voice of people is another thing that the earphone doesn't cancel properly, even when i had music on i could still always hear my niece baby in the background. It seems that this earphone cancels high pitched noises, and the rest is dialed down to an acceptable level for some.

    You see i bought these headphone before anyone else had them, reviews weren't out and apple never had them on displayed, now I've heard the solo 3 and i must say that those head phone carry more bass and more solid sound than the studio 3 could ever manner. But if you want to hear how the studio 3 could be, use the aux cable and plug them into a computer and crack the volume up. Now that's sound, now that's how the studio 3's should sound, feel, and listened to.

    But who am i to critique the beats earphone, i'm just a disappointed customer, voicing his words.

    112 of 181 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cracked headphone apple refused to fix

    • Written by Jonathan S

    STAY AWAY FROM THESE BUY OTHER HEADPHONES FIRST. Had these studio 3 headphones for less than a year and a major crack developed below the hinge on the right ear piece. The plastics and materials used are VERY very cheap for a 300 dollar product and they broke over time simply by opening and closing the latch. Apple refused to cover this under the warranty and has completely lost me as a customer. Multiple iPhone, MacBook, beats purchases. Gone downhill ever since Steve jobs died IMO.

    44 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by will P from Santa Barbara

    Apple charges 200.00 to replace these if they break after a year, and they will break. Mine broke three times just from extending them to put on my head and I’m a light user. I wouldn’t pay another cent toward them when it will just happen again. So be prepared to spend a lot of money if u want to keep these around!

    57 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Studio3 Wireless Over‑Ear Headphones - Shadow Grey

    • Written by Sean W from Ballasalla

    Beautiful looking design. Exceptional build quality. Sound quality massively lacking in detail. Not especially good on bass or high frequencies, just dull. Look and feel like £300 worth, sound like £50 worth to my ears.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with BOSE!!!

    • Written by Justin M

    These headphones are nice for working-out and regular indoor use. But they are complete junk for use on airplanes, so if you travel do not get the beats. The noise cancelling goes crazy and cause's pure bass to come from the left earpiece. Therefore making the music/video audio unclear and irritates your ear drum in a very bad way. Serious let down, seeing as I forked out $350 bucks for a substandard product. From personal experience go with the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II.

    37 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommend, Apple took this over they don’t stand behind the product....

    • Written by Robert M from Bellevue

    Before Apple took this brand over if I ever had a problem it was taken care of . Now I have $1000 worth of beats stuff, and $600 of it is going in the trash. No matter is it is in the ear over the ear or standard head phones, do not waste your time or money in to this brand. Apple has failed as a company and as you can see the reviews prove this. My in ear devices need a little piece of felt to fix them, O sorry we can’t sale that to you, but for $120 plus shipping and tax we can fix them!! My wireless studio head phones I used under 50 times at the gym the pads are falling apart, Amazon I can get the parts for $11 Apple wants $150 Oh yes plus ship and tax to fix their own poor design. I hope they do not start making cars, we will need to pay for the recalls, what a joke.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap materials

    • Written by Viktor S

    Made from cheap, thin plastic. The left side, above the metal ring has broke after few month of usage, when wearing them on. I was surprised seeing a PLASTIC frame inside, screwed with two tiny screws. Metal is just a fake show-off! Such a waste of money! However, they sound very good.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with temperatures below 32F / 0C

    • Written by Magnus A from Jackson Heights

    $349 and they will shut down when the temperature is below 32F/0C. Two different people at apples genius bar sad it's normal. Crazy bad product. There's a thread on reddit on this so it's nothing with just my headphones. Don't buy if you live where the temperature drops below 32F and you expect your headphones to work.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk!

    • Written by TC B

    I bought my Beats Studios a year ago and only use them when I travel (they aren't used daily). The cheap nylon coating is peeling off the ear cups and the female charging connector inside the headphone has become loose; I have to wedge the headphones into a corner in order to charge them. These headphones have been stored in their case when not in use as I am dedicated to taking top care of all my electronic accessories. I would not recommend these overpriced poor excuse for a headphone to anyone.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you buy a warranty as the charger will stop working!

    • Written by Anthony E

    I got these headphones less than a year ago and I agree with most of the reviews, they are awesome, BUT after wearing them and charging them for a few months, they stopped charging. It is not a problem with the chord, but the headphones themselves seem to stop charging. It first started with having to place the headphones in a very very specific charging position, but after a month or two this wouldn't even do the trick anymore. So they worked for a few months, but I will now have to buy a new pair, and if they worked I would buy them again, but I don't want to shell out $350 every year for headphones. At that price point, they shouldn't die within the first year of purchase.

    28 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Wesley R from Hornchurch

    Ok so I purchased these headphones expecting big things seeing as the cost £299 pounds but big things I did not get firstly there’s no voice prompts to say anything really so you don’t know when the anc is on or off you don’t know when and what device your connected to that for starters is a joke at this price range pretty much every other noise cancelling headphone at this price point has multiple voice prompts and so they should!
    My second gripe is the sound quality it’s average at best yes there’s a bit of bass but it’s not even that punchy or refined the sound has no depth and it’s average at best and again at this price point is a total joke!
    My third complaint which is by far my biggest gripe with these headphones and that’s comfort these headphones are so uncomfortable it’s unbelievable I mean who actually tests these headphones before they get released because whoever is should be fired as there is no way these headphones should be released being this uncomfortable the clamping force is ridiculous it felt like the worlds strongest man was squeezing my head by pressing on my ears it’s quite ironic as it states on the box that people ain’t hearing all the music well you won’t be hearing any music with these headphones as you will be in agony after 10 mins and have to take them off I really cannot express how uncomfortable these headphones are seriously don’t waste your money as after 10 mins you will be taking these off due to your ears causing you discomfort I’m so disappointed that Apple have released these headphones being so uncomfortable seriously Apple hire me to try your next pair of headphones on before you release them as whoever you have at the moment doing that job is a joker
    I literally purchased these headphones and within 24hrs I returned them for a refund

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost bass on studio beats 3 all colors

    • Written by Robert T from Brooklyn

    Although I love the new noise cancelling feature, the sound quality has gone down. Yes, it does sound clear but where is the bass? Ever since Apple took over beats the customer service and sound is trash. Many people will say “it sounds tight and clear for those who don’t know much about headphones and music” but that’s bull. The sound quality on the studio beats 2 were amazing, and that’s when Dr.Dre still owned beats before selling it to Apple. Thanks for ruining my listening experience, Apple.

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pieces of S*** and so is the customer service

    • Written by Lorenzo S

    These beats are garbage. The quality is too cheap for the price. The sound quality is decent but the frame and materials are very easily broken. Normal use of folding the Beats to put them in the case causes the arms to break. I paid the $200.00 repair price and was given refurbished Beats that broke within year. After calling to get a replacement for those I was told that I would need to pay another $200.00 because the warranty goes 1 year from the date of purchase of the original Beats you bought. So after owning them for 1 year your warranty expires. DO NOT buy this product! Excellent sound but horrible build quality.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats are not worth the cost.

    • Written by Sylvia G

    If I could rate lower than 1 Star, I would! This is the second pair of beats I purchased and have had the same issue with them both. The headset breaks where the earphone part is supposed to bend. I have had these headphones for about a year and I can't believe Apple sells such poor quality products. I still have the box and the headphones literally look new. My son loves to use headphones to cancel out noise and listen to music. He is on the Autism spectrum and is very careful with his things. He is the kid that takes such good care of all his possessions. He has never broken any of his electronics (phones, games, etc) As a matter of fact he still had his original iPod that is over 10 years old. Obviously, to pay over $150 to get these fixed is beyond ridiculous. I can purchase Bose for about $200. I don't think we will be using Beats any longer.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dismal comfort, cheap feel***skip it

    • Written by Manuel R from DENVER

    I bought a set of BEATS Studio 3 and the first feel I got when I opened the box was how cheap it felt. Plastique, uncomfortable to wear, too heavy, too tight, too expensive. Get Sennheiser, Sony, etc...THE UPSIDE Very easy to set up with  TV and ok sound quality . I hope the studio 4 is a much better design.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality, returned the same day

    • Written by Marc W from Tadley

    Build quality is very cheap, which I could deal with. However the sound quality is absolutely atrocious. At first, I assumed there was a problem with the connection, or that my hearing was going. I played around with various equaliser settings on my phone ( iPhone 8) to no avail. After about 30 minutesI gave my old Plantronics office headset this was supposed to replace ( that cost half the price ) another listen and the warm, vibrant sounds that emanated from them confirmed that my hearing was in fact fine and it was just these awful Beats headphones at fault. Really not worth £300.

    21 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy Beats Studio 3!!!

    • Written by Amanda R

    We bought our 13yr old son the new studio 3 wireless beats for Christmas. He had them a week before one ear speaker was Falling off. He is very good with his stuff, and even if he pulled them off his head by the ear it shouldn’t come off that easily!! He has the solo 2 headphones with no issue and the wireless ear buds, no issues, so we send them to Apple (after going to the store and being told “with no appt they wont even look at them and if a repair is needed they will ship it off anyways”). They send them back and say we have to pay $200 for accidental damage. After several reviews I have read, And a couple of his friend’s had the EXACT SAME issue with the speaker falling off an ear, I know this particular model is garbage. We will never buy beats again.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, returned

    • Written by William N

    These headphones are terrible for the price, I returned mine almost immediately.The earcups are badly padded as they don’t have a lot of padding, the headband is not well padded, the anc wasn’t that good when I tested as I could only detect a small dip in volume and not worth the minus 18 hours in battery life as advertised. And the battery brings me to the next point, mine drained incredibly fast as it came charged at 100% and over 2 hours with no anc, it went to 62%. These don’t fare much better as headphones as they are cheaply made out of plastic and is massively oversized, making it hard to move around in, defeating the purpose of Bluetooth. If it sounded good, I’d be fine with it but the sound quality is as good as the rest, which is too say terrible. Practically no bass and even if you want a clean and even sound with less bass, then these don’t even do that as these sound like the drivers are under mud. I recommend Sony WH1000XM2 as they have more bass and still are clean sounding, or Sennheiser PXC 550 if you want something lighter and easier to move in. Those are much better than this terrible product.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These headphones were terrible since the day I bought them.

    • Written by Rodriguez D from Austin

    1.) Ear cups started to flake off within the first year.
    2.) Software and bluetooth are buggy.
    3.) Both ends of the headphones broke after lightly using them for 3 years.

    I suggest buying Bose headphones for the same price.

    25 of 44 people found this useful