• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even better than the Studio Wireless

    I had the Beats Studio Wireless headphones and bought the Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones yesterday. I did a side by side comparison and I gotta say, the Solo 3's sound better.... way better. I know Beats are geared more toward a the low end of the sound spectrum, but I played Hip Hop, Classical, Country, Rock and some Acapela. Every test had the Solo 3's as the clear winner. Even down to the sound isolation, and the Studios have "noise cancellation".

    There's only one negative, it is the carrying case. Could they not make it a tad bigger?! I feel like just one more centimeter of room would have shaved at least 3 minutes off putting them in the bag. ;)

    I have to be transparent, I got these for $210 on another large retailer's site (think the rain forest). Would I pay 300 plus tax? Probably, but the point is, you can't find them for less, just make sure the place you're buying them from is legit.

    Also, I suggest getting a SquareTrade warranty for them, it is 50 bucks for 3 years of accidental damage and manufacturer defects.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones

    Beats Solo3 are the best headphones I have used. The connection was as easy as turning on my iPhone. Very smart to use iCloud to pair them to all your apple products. As for as the sound It has amazing Quilty for any Genre that you plan to listen to. Beats have been know for years to have a really heavy bass sound and now with the new beats that are coming out they have been listing to there customers and make them have more of a clear true sound.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ears hurt after couple of hours of use

    Sound is OK. Wireless range is excellent. Battery life is phenomenal. Lightweight and stylish. Comfort factor - extremely poor. Your ears will hurt after couple of hours of use

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features, terribly uncomfortable.

    Don't get me wrong.. The headphones sound pretty good and they have amazing range and battery life, but the design is made that they fit SO tightly onto your head that it becomes unbearable after about 30 minutes of wearing them. Maybe it's just my large head, but I don't have this problem with my other pair of on-ear headphones. I will more than likely be returning them and will wait for Apple to update the Beats Studio with the W1 Chip and see if those are any more comfortable since they are over-ear.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable!

    I went into the apple store on Saturday 10/29/16 to purchase these. These headphones sound and look really nice. I got the black matte to match my phone. but it's Monday and i'm already contemplating bringing them back to the store this weekend. they are just SO uncomfortable. My ears are hurting and I have a slight headache as I type up this review. I think the the Powerbeats 3 or BeatsX might be a better fit for me.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Wireless Without The Hassle

    Had my Beats Solo3 for a couple of weeks and these are actually my first Beats headphones - wired or wireless - but not my first wireless headphones. My headphone sound preference tends to lean towards crisp, clear highs and mids - so definitely not a typical bass-head! That context will help when I talk sound quality - a very subjective topic!

    First, let me share overall wireless performance. Hands down these are the easiest wireless headphones I have ever used - assuming you are deep in the Apple eco-system! They paired instantly with my iPhone 6s and in seconds were also paired and ready on all my devices with iCloud. Wow! It is also very easy to switch to which device is actively connected and playing. This was a huge plus for me. Despite claims from previous headphones supporting multiple devices it was never easy to select the active device, and one headset I had always kept disconnecting and reconnecting to various paired devices in the middle of music! Not so with the Solo3's.

    Now back to the sound quality. My resistance to Beats headphones has always been too much bass, and even though I wanted the wireless benefits of these headphones, I was nervous about the sound. No worries! Yes, there is more bass then the headphones I typically like, but from what I recall from previous Beats headphones these are much better balanced and there are clear though somewhat reserved mids and highs. For most genre I listen to on my iPhone - Rock, Alternative and Country - the sound is great. For Classical and Jazz, I may still reach for my wired headphones. And one of the surprises is how good the spatial separation is - you get a great sense of being in the middle of the music.

    Overall, these are a very good pair of wireless headphones - as simple as it gets. The price is a bit high - there is more plastic then I usually see in this price range - so long term reliability remains to be seen. Comfort is good - pads are comfortable and they stay put with no pinching or rubbing for me. So if you finally want a no-compromise wireless headphone with the easiest bluetooth usage I have seen and with a well spaced but slightly bass sound - you won't be disappointed.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad sound quality and uncomfortable.

    This is the worst earphone that I ever had.I knew Beats headphones don't have good sound quality.The sound quality is even worse than I expected.It is just a functional headphone. You can use it to make phone calls .As for listening to music, actually I don't think this thing is delivering music. It is just making sounds.Also it doesn't support AptX so it is impossible to perform HiFi musics. The headphone is too tight,it makes your ears hurt if you wear it for a long time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking. Great sounding.

    Beautiful, warm sound for many genres — from electronic to classical, attractive matte black finish, effortless connectivity, and phenomenal battery life!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope the Studio version will come out soon

    Good:
    1. Works well with the latest Apple hardware and software;
    2. Easy to set up;
    3. Never-died battery life;
    4. Good sound quality for certain playlists in Apple Music.

    Bad:
    1. Not comfortable enough for the price you pay for it;
    2. Doesn't work well with my old Apple products (e.g. 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina 15");
    3. You really need to select songs to extract the full potential of these cans;
    4. Software can still be improved, e.g, switch between two Apple devices can be quicker and smoother. Sometimes my iPhone can't find the headphone when it is switched from my MacBook Pro.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes you just need to trust what you don't fully understand.

    Beyond the sleek Matte Black finish, there lies the future of wireless led by the W1 chip. There is a lot to appreciate here. I feel like a lot of reviewers put pressure on themselves to be overly critical when it comes to a product like Beats headphones. You can find a flaw in anything. With that being said, these headphones sound great. Take it for what they are, a fun listening experience. The range is truly impressive and the reliability of the W1 is something to marvel at. Battery life is excellent. Do yourself a favor and pick these up. Easy to set up and even easier to enjoy.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, terrible comfort

    I bought these headphones because I am unable to wear ear pods. (They hurt my ears and they fall out. I have tried many, many different types. Have the same problem with ear plugs.) These headphones work well, have a large range, and good quality of sound, etc. They look beautiful. Unfortunately, after about five to ten minutes, the band on top starts hurting my head. No matter how I adjust the band, the discomfort doesn't stop and persists long after I've taken the headphones off. After owning them for less than a week, I find myself looking into whether I can buy extra band paddage. For the price of these headphones, I shouldn't have to do that.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    Ordered this pair special edition black headphone on Thursday and received it on Saturday. It looks and feels great, though the sound wise I thought a bit lacking in the 'oomph'. The bluetooth connection is fast and superb as advertised - so far the best and hassle-free set up bluetooth headphones/earphones I ever had.
    Buy this if you want :
    1) fast and no lag connection
    2) great battery life and fast charging
    3) wireless

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great connectivity but uncomfortable.

    As far as I'm concerned, these headphones deliver everything they promised in terms of connectivity. They are by far the easiest bluetooth headphones I've dealt with. But... I cannot wear them more than a few minutes before the top band starts giving me a headache. And they sit so tightly on my ears that everything aches. If you, like me, have a somewhat sensitive head (and ears) these probably aren't for you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These Headphones are amazing!

    In my humble opinion, these headphones were the best item announced at the recent iPhone event! Just received them in the matte black finish. First impression, they look awesome. Pairing was about two seconds just as advertised. And, within the time it took me to check they were already paired through iCloud to my Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro. Plus, since the iPhone knows to call me Lord Vader, all four devices indicated Lord Vader's Beats Solo3! The name is actually fitting the look of the headphones.

    Tested out the sound on a few of my favorites, Coldplay (Charlie Brown), Florence and the Machine (Spectrum), Basement Jaxx (Never Say Never), and Afro Celt Sound System (Mojave). The clarity and sound range is fantastic for headphones this price. There is ample bass, but it is not overdone like some other Beats headphones. Plus, they are loud enough to meet me senseless desire to crank the volume.

    I haven't tested the batter life yet, but if that is anywhere near the advertised 40 hours I will be thrilled. I just need them to last for 20 hours of flying to Singapore.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These earphones have RANGE TO SPARE!

    Very COMFY, SOUND GREAT, but THE RANGE IS OUTSTANDING! I placed my iPhone 6 Plus on a fence post, and took a 200 foot tape measure out for a walk. I got all the way to my neighbor's fence at 170 FEET, and the signal was still STRONG. No dropouts! This headset claims to be a "Class 1 Bluetooth" device, but the iPhone makes no such claim. Theoretically, I am limited to the range of the lesser device (iPhone) which should have a range of 33 feet. Now, 170 feet is very impressive!

    Jim
    Littleton, Colorado

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