• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but uncomfortable

    • Written by Thomas S from SAN FRANCISCO

    I got these because I wanted to get some on-ears with the W1 chip. The noise canceling and sound from these headphones are good. The noise canceling does an effective job muting the outside noise, and does not degrade the audio coming out of the headphones. The instrument separation and mids exceeded my expectations considering what the Beats brand has been known for. The deal breaker though was the earcup design of these headphones. The earcups are so shallow that your ear brushes up against them and it is fairly uncomfortable. I could not wear these for more than two hours before giving my ears a break and that is unacceptable for headphones that cost this much.

    40 of 52 people found this useful

  • 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

    Feels just CHEAP!

    • Written by GREGOIRE H from London

    I've returned those the same day it arrived!!
    Th noise cancelling is the worst on the market, you cannot even try to compare to the bose!
    And juste the quality seems cheap!

    Would not recommend at all!

    66 of 165 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Headphones

    • Written by Rohin J from Ridgewood

    Bought a pair of Studio 3's at the Apple Store earlier today, and I am quite happy with the headphones. They are comfortable and the noise cancellation works great. I can walk around the house without my phone and keep music playing, and bluetooth connects quickly even between devices. It comes with a strong case and the audio quality is pronounced and overall great. Satisfied with these headphones and would recommend.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    105 of 119 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these headphones

    • Written by Katherine C from La Canada

    Noise cancellation, bluetooth range, and battery life are impressive. Gave me a pretty bad headache after a few hours of use, but then I discovered I could turn noise cancellation off and that solved the headache problem for quieter areas. Makes my ears really hot after wearing for a while despite the "advanced venting" system incorporated in the "over-ear cushions."

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High price tag, new "Flava", new engine

    • Written by Mark K from Darien

    At $350 USD, the Beats Studio3 is still expensive, but don't rule it out because of the price tag--Apple's been working VERY HARD to ensure that the features warrant the price tag. First you can now listen with or without the revised Beats Studio ANC, though your ears need to get used to the new "Flava", which is a plus for Beats loyalists aching for this feature for a long time. Siri convenience for iOS users is a plus. Wired or wireless, the choice is yours (with the included wire). Soundwise, it's hard to say whether wired or wireless, With or without ANC is better--audio is subjective nowadays. On my wish list is auto-off and Apple Lightning instead of Micro USB (major flaw). Bottom line is that 40 hours without Pure ANC (22 Hours with Pure ANC) you get what you pay for with Beats Studio3 Wireless. Ton of "Flava" but you have lots of options from out of the box.

    46 of 67 people found this useful

  • 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.

    69 of 80 people found this useful

  • 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!

    59 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Headache after 30 minutes of use

    • Written by Matt J from Durham

    I found the sound quality to be much better than any standard headphones. They were enjoyable to listen to and were very easy to use. This being said, after 30 minutes of use I had to take the headphones off. They put an uncomfortable amount of stress under my ears which gave me a headache. I decided to return the headphones after deciding it would not be worth the money if I couldn't enjoy listening to them for any longer than 30 minutes.

    34 of 54 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"

    332 of 405 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely bad bass

    • Written by Cara S from Newmarket

    The earphones that come with the iPhone have better bass than the one on these headphones :(

    75 of 256 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

    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.

    1458 of 1691 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by Christopher R from West Barnstable

    If you want a headache, buy these headphones. The part of the band that rests upon your head is not very well padded, and is of some odd rubber material. Ten minutes wearing these, and I have a headache, and have elected to return them. My Bowers & Wilkins wired headphones are softly padded around where the band rests upon the head. I will be purchasing their P7 wireless version to replace these poorly designed Beats headphones.

    89 of 242 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.

    181 of 228 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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