• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vastly Improved audio

    • Written by Jason T from Tucson

    This is my 3rd pair of beats studio over-ears. I like technology, what can I say. I just got these today and tried a few different types of music. There are no cosmetic differences from what I can tell, but the audio (to me) is noticeably different. Much clearer and the switching between my iWatch and iPhone is seamless. Before it required turning them off and on and other unpairing/pairing options. I can't say if the one thing that has plagued my other two pairs has been fixed or not: The hinge. I take care of my electronics and they get charged every night, but gym use takes its toll. I've replaced the headband on the other pairs so many times that I lost count. Time will tell. These are expensive, even for a techie like me, but I don't buy them for the name. I like the bluetooth connectivity, the clear audio, and the noise cancelling. The over-ear works for me for comfort so to each his own. Whatever they did inside more than makes up for what they didn't on the outside. I would have liked to see a lightning or USB-C charging port, but hey maybe for Studio4.

    1456 of 1689 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Headphones

    • Written by Jonathan M from Argyle

    These headphones sound amazing and the noise canceling is impressive. The design is flawless. Also, the range of the headphones is considerably better than that of other bluetooth headphones I have used. Highly recommend the product.

    957 of 1142 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by John Paul D

    Love these, great distance on Bluetooth, and the clarity in the sound is awesome Really pleased all round

    507 of 622 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Headphone for Bass Lovers

    • Written by Brendan B from Toronto

    Honestly, I'd say the studio 3.0 is well worth it, a great upgrade. I've been testing what I can do with these headphones. I left my house with my phone inside, still connected. Great range. The ear foam is so much softer than the older editions, not to mention that the ear pads also move to accommodate headsize (they move a by up and down, it doesn't squeeze as much on your head as older studios). The noise cancelling is honestly top class, I'm currently listening to music on exactly half volume and I can't hear myself singing. The music isn't blasting in my ears. Last but not least, sound quality is the best I've experienced with any headphone so far. You can really hear the background detail in music you may not have heard before. The case is stylish, you get one mic audio cord, the clip for the case and a charging wire. My only issue with these is that you don't get a charging adapter, only the charging wire. All in all, the best wireless headphone I've experienced.

    339 of 368 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    • Written by Amit K from Cupertino

    I've had Bose over-ear QC headphones for quite some time and was initially skeptical about these being good. But I have to say, these are really good in delivering an amazingly rich sound quality experience. The base is perfect as is the treble, unlike other Beats headphones. The seamless integration just like AirPods make these really the best wireless headphones in the market. Have just 3 words for you - "Just try them"

    331 of 404 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by Soren O

    Best ones yet, really good sound quality an excellent battery life

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding quality!

    • Written by Grant M

    Super happy with my new beats studio3. Amazing sound quality and the noise cancellation works well to block out the variety of noise London life throws at you. Battery life is superb too, lasting me well over 3-4 days of medium usage. Overall a premium product that justifies its price tag.

    182 of 224 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great updrade(on the inside)

    • Written by Marquise S from Lancaster

    Been using the beats studio wireless for a year now and my real only complaint with those were the battery. I listen to a lot of rap so the base fits in great and the noise canceling was decent from it being my first time using the feature. Beats studio 3 is a well upgrade to them, i can actually notice the upgrade in sound quality and the base hasn’t really left. The noise canceling is more noticeable this time around and that A1chip is pretty neat. I have a Apple ecosystem so going from watch to iphone to macbook with a click is pretty convenient. Then last the battery seems to last literally a full day of use. Really appreciate the update to a classic.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Bose

    • Written by Lasse Hammer P from Brabrand

    I already owned the Bose QC35 when getting these, so here is my comparison between the two:

    - The Beats offer far greater wireless range and stability along with easier pairing and switching between devices.
    - They both have similar battery life with ANC turned on (~20 hours) but the beats offer 20 additional hours with ANC off.
    - The sound profile is different between the two, but they both sound great.
    - The ANC is good on both headphones. In my experience the QC35's ANC is eliminating more noise immediately
    after being turned on, while the Beats ANC is supposed to be adaptive.
    - They both have similar controls on the headset but Beats also allow you to toggle ANC on and off.
    - You configure the Bose headphones through an app. The Beats are completely integrated with iOS like the AirPods.
    - Both have similar build quality. The Beats look better but The QC35's offer slightly better comfort. I noticed some ear/top of head pressure with the Beats.

    In short: I prefer the Beats.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RETURNED i IMMEDIATELY

    • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones in All Conditions

    • Written by Harris B from Champaign

    I lost a pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones and ordered these to see what Apple/Beats could do in comparison. They arrived just in time for a trip from central Illinois to Europe. During this time I was on a luxury coach/bus for 2.5 hours to O'Hare airport, a 7.5 hour flight to Europe and of course the same duration flight back, as well as a 2.5 hour train ride coming and going. One of the hotels that I stayed in placed me on a street side room with large windows and a terrace and there was a festival going on, so there was quite a bit of noise during the day/early evening.

    Overall, these headphones work exactly as advertised. They very effectively muted the noise on the airplane flights and the train trips, and the music playback was better than I have experienced using Bose noise-cancellation headphones. These headphones don't artificially increase the bass, as do many Beats headphones--instead the bass response is much more accurate than what one normally experiences using other Beats models, which is why I've always avoided them.

    I also noticed that, over time, any style of music I played (and because I have very diverse taste I listen to a very wide variety of musical genres) gained incredibly explicit separation. The separation was not just left-right. Instead I could hear different types of instrument showing up in different "locations" of the musical space that these headphones create. This really amazed me and I love it to this day.

    I have a rather large head and jughead ears that stick out, and I experienced no discomfort at all during either of the 7.5 hour flights, during which I wore the headphones, adjusted to give a very close fit, the entire time. They are very comfortable. In fact, I slept while wearing them with the noise cancellation turned on, without any music playing, and they didn't bother my sleep on the plane, at all.

    One point: The noise cancellation is different from that found on Bose headphones. Because of that, the outside noise that these let through differ from what is let in by Bose headphones. So, don't expect an identical experience. However, the amount of noise cancellation appears to be about the same, in my opinion.

    Final Judgement: Worth every penny I paid. I use them regularly even when I don't travel and this tells me that they are the real deal.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An overall fantastic product

    • Written by CHAD K from Portland

    Pros unique to Studio3:
    ⁃ I’ve owned many Apple products over the decades, but this is my first Beats product. It feels very Apple-like in the best of ways.
    ⁃ Love the sleek, simple & compact design. Good fit & finish. Plastic has a high-quality feel. Packaging is stunning. Nice carrying case w/ near waterproof zipper.
    ⁃ Light & comfortable, although, break-in required.
    ⁃ Flawless setup & Apple device integration. It’s just so quick & easy to bounce from device to device.
    ⁃ Efficient buttons, LEDs & interface.
    ⁃ Fantastic autotune for ambient noise levels & audio type improves overall listening experience. Brief delay w/ first power, change ambient conditions, or change the style of music, then sound comes into clarity.

    Pros common to similar products:
    ⁃ I no longer need volume to overcome ambient noise or poor balance, which has allowed volume drop & hearing protection.
    ⁃ While I prefer in-ear, the over-ear style has better battery life, along with better noise cancelling & audio quality performance.

    Cons unique to Studio3:
    ⁃ It is pretty tough to tell the left from right based on design & makings. The power button is the only indicator for orientation under dim, dark or other setting where you don’t want to have to look for the small grey “L” or “R” markings on the dark grey finish.

    Cons common to similar products:
    ⁃ Not-so-good new product off-gassing. Hoping it will rapidly dissipate, but it is definitely noticeable since the headphones are right next to your nose.
    ⁃ A Lightning or USB-C connection would have been nice to avoid having one more cord on the desk and having to bring another cord when traveling, but it’s a Beats product instead of an Apple product so makes sense.
    ⁃ I do not enjoy using over-ear for phone calls, but that might be more of a personal preference.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound and excellent noise cancelling

    • Written by Keir S from Salina

    I purchased these recently and have been quite happy thus far. I bought them to listen to music while hitting golf balls and mowing, quite the range of expectations.....: ) Their noise cancelling is amazing as I can mow and listen to music with my music at a low volume. This is a dramatic change from my ear buds and my iphone as loud as possible and making out every 4th word.
    They also stay in place well and feel firm on your head but not too tight. I also use them when hitting golf balls at the range and have been very happy with the fit. Overall very satisfied w/ the purchase!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good but where is the lightning cable for iPhone?

    • Written by James U from London

    The headphone itself is pretty good and the sound quality is above average for Bluetooth headphones. However, the plastic quality makes it feel rather cheap and what is the story with using micro USB while they change everything else to lightning connector? (Beats X and etc) Also, why supply 3.5mm phone jack to 3.5mm instead of lightning? What about these people who own and iPhone 7 and after? Do we really have to use these ugly as adaptor? I refuse to.

    107 of 168 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Studio 2 but...

    • Written by Kennard Y from Apison

    I owned, and have been a huge fan of Beats Studio headphones. I bought a Matte Black version while at the Georgetown store in Washington, DC when they first came out. To my ears and brain, they possess a sound signature that pleases me better than any other headphone in my collection (QC25, QC35, Beats Studio, Sony MDR-1000x, Sennheiser and Philips). The only real flaw was that the Beats’ ANC was a joke. I really put a lot into reviewing headphones to the point that my review of the Beats Studio 2 on Amazon, under the Name PiperFlyer, is the top review for the product. Since I’m limited on words here, I will say that Beats Studios have come a long way in improving the noise cancelling but when compared to Sony and Bose, they are still not in the same league. PureANC is a cool sounding technology but used side-by-slide with the major players, it falls short. I have tested the three in a variety of environments and the Sony’s win in most situations except in commercial or general aviation air travel...Bose wins. Where the Beats win is sound quality. Dre has done a great job with the sound signature and to me, it’s the most pleasing of the leading three brands. It’s why I use them so much–I travel with Sony but day-to-day use my Beats. As I was testing the brands I noticed something very disturbing about my iPhones. The sound produced from an iPhone (my 7 Plus or my wife’s 6) is inferior to my iPad Pro or my MacBook or any other source!! This is wired (with the dumb lightning connector) or Bluetooth! This is insane! The device that consumers use MOST to stream music sounds the worst! This discovery made me so mad (that and so may other Apple blunders since the tragic loss of Steve) that I am starting to question my loyalty to Apple. At first, I thought it was the headphones, then after swapping sources it was clear that it was the iPhone. So, to be clear, my audio review is based on a single source–the iPad. Bose has a very odd sound signature that sounds like someone was goofing with the equalizer and no one put it back to where it should be. The Sony’s sound very close to the Beats but lack fullness in the mids, lack clarity up high and are a tad less full down low. To my ears, the new Beats check all of the boxes that I use to consider headphones, or music in general. Back to PureANC, if these were the only ANC phones on the market, we would be highly impressed. But compared to the market leaders, they are good but not great. Since 80% of my listening is in environments where the Beats work well, I can live with it to get the sound I like most. In challenging environments, I use the MDR-1000x. Not a bad compromise but a nice leap forward for the Studio3. Comfort goes to Bose hands down. Both the frame and clamping force are light and the ear cups are deep. The Sony’s too have deep ear cups but they are a little small and they are HEAVY in comparison. The Beats, once stretched out a bit, have decent clamping force and the weight is nice but the ear cups are way too shallow. My ears rub the inside and I have small ears. I can’t imaging what happens if you have big ears. As you can see, no headphone is perfect but to me, Beats are the ticket, even with the small, shallow ear cups and mediocre ANC.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by Jason W

    Very happy with my new Matte Black Studio 3's, perfect for what I need in the Gym,Super comfy,brilliant connectivity, good deep sound and the Pure ANC works superb, all this and they look cool AF as well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    • Written by Viviane R from Forbach

    These headphones are the most incredible headphones I’ve ever tried. The sound quality is SO GOOD and they are very comfortable to wear. I’ve had the old version of these headphones and I can definitely say there is a big improvement. I am really happy with my order and will be using these headphones for a long time hopefully

    43 of 52 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.

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  • 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!

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