• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really hurts my ears

    • Written by Mason C from HULL

    For something so expensive they are poorly designed. Yes, the sound is good, but the strain and force it pushes onto your ears is so painful after only a few minutes. I sometimes wear glasses and have to alter how I wear them just so i can use the headphones. Terribly designed!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Engineered, Overpriced -- Don't waste your money

    • Written by Pierre B from Vancouver

    I had a pair that I used for about a year and a half. I used them for studying and work -- nothing active. They aren't as comfortable as other headphones in this price range (ears get sore after a few hours). Additionally, mine suddenly lost audio in the right side one day while sitting at my desk (a wiring issue). It is a known problem with these headphones, and the cost to repair is $170 if you are past the 1-year warranty window. Apple does not stand behind the quality of this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, terribly uncomfortable

    • Written by Dom G from London

    These headphones produce great sound. They aren't noise cancelling, but if you're in a noisy environment they do the job of blocking out a lot of the background distractions. The only issue is, after about 20 minutes they really start to hurt your head.

    The on-ear design is terrible. For headphones so expensive, wearing them for more than an hour is a massive chore because the strain and squeeze on the ears is huge. What's the point in owning a great pair of headphones if they are awful to wear? I massively regret my purchase. My advice? Get over-ears, and you can get noise-cancelling ones elsewhere for the same price. Sorry Apple ����

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT FOR BASS BOOSTED HEADPHONES AND EDITING.

    • Written by kealoa T from baldwin park

    I bought these to edit and for all day use and I LOVE THEM granted the sound qaulity is not very good but I love BASS any headphones with bass i will buy my old bose QC35s i dont need noise cancelling these also are very comfy and a little too tight they charge fast too I HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BASS

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too tight

    • Written by Renil J

    the grip is so tight, it hurts my ears after 15 minutes. Whoever designed this, be proud of the worst design.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    • Written by Riley H from Orange

    These headphones are okay. I’ve had them for maybe 3 weeks, put them in my backpack without case and the tiniest peace of leather came off, in my option that is not good enough for 300 dollar headphones. The sound is amazing though. When I have it on 4 it sounds like a speaker. They are pretty comfortable except when you where them for a couple hours. I like the option where if the battery is dieing you can you use the cord provided. Also I like that it includes a carry case, although it has a soft shell, while the studio 3 has a hard case. I use them in school for listening tests, music and educational videos. At home I use them for music, movies, shows and more. These headphones are great.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning ASAP

    • Written by Emma S from Lakewood

    The earphones are too small and give me a headache. I might be able to get used to that if these stupid headphones didn't repeatedly launch itunes. More than 20 times in 30 minutes. They also make a random movie from my library autoplay. It's incredibly annoying. Exchanging these ASAP for a pair not made by a company owned by Apple. Maybe I won't have this problem that Apple clearly doesn't give a cr*p about- can't find a workable solution ANYWHERE.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty awful

    • Written by George L from Pickering

    I got it replaced 3 times because the headphones started to fall apart. I am much happier with my 30 dollar anker earbuds. Not only do they sound better, they dont fall apart even with excessive and rough use. Truly disappointing. It's almost like they designed it to fail. Next time I need headphones I am not even gonna look at what beats has to offer.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and lacking features.

    • Written by Nicolas A from weston

    These headphones are very expensive and don't offer the same features as other headphones in the same price range, for example they do not have noise canceling, they do not charge with usbc or lighting, and there is no way to change the sound profile. The sound quality is average and the materials and build are not good, they feel flimsy and very plastic. I believe the price is justified only by the brand name and not by the functions or the quality.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My ears hurt :-(

    • Written by Christopher C from Holt

    They must be called beats because of the vibrant beet red shade you’re ears will turn after using them. I’ve been wanting wireless headphones for years now and am pretty sad that these are my first foray. I got these free with a new laptop. I also don’t like that there’s no auto-off feature (that I’ve found). I would like for them to turn off after being paused for 15 minutes. I’ve had the battery run out before because I forgot to turn them off. I sort of just expected that they would turn off on their own given how expensive they’re being retailed for.

    The sound quality is pretty good, so that’s a plus.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by kanika M from Denver

    it makes my ear and head hurt , not suitable to be used for more than 20 mins.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gym people, they can't handle the sweat!!

    • Written by Pyper K from Halifax

    The battery life is amazing, and the sound is perfect (obvs),

    BUT, the reason I'm giving this product 3 stars is because it is a little painful on the ears (and I even have super small ears). So, within a half hour I just want to take them off.

    Also, the main button on the headphones used to switch songs/pause started to get finnicky within 5 months of having them...and now the button has stopped working all together. So now I am in the process of returning them to get fixed (under the 1 year warranty). This problem could be because I only use them at the gym, which is a lot of sweat...so I'm assuming that the headphones just aren't made for this kind of usage.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and excessive price

    • Written by Loris V from Paris

    The headset is made of poor quality materials, it seems like it is gonna break anytime. The sound isn't great. The autonomy is acceptable but not as good as they say. To finish the product is not worth the cost at all, many other brands make great wireless headsets at this price which are 10x better.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not spectacular

    • Written by Olivier V from Saint-Eustache

    The sound is great and the connectivity is pretty easy to use. However, I can't adjust the pressure on my ears and it's pretty painful after a couple of hours. I would certainly not pay the price for this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised and a new lifetime fan

    • Written by Adam S from Edmonton

    What most anti-beats critics out there fail to mention is what the full beats experience provides. These headphones are optimal for today’s music consumption, I prefer these to my adiophile headphones simply because they fit into my life day to day. Every time I make a technology choice, it needs to augment my life, and I believe this is increasingly where society is headed. Apple made a great choice with the AirPods and they made a great choice with Beats, very happy with this Black Friday purchase and anticipate being a long time fan!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEATS SOLO3

    • Written by Pravin S from Chhapra

    I BOUGHT BEATS SOLO 3 ON 11.11.2018 1ST DAY I WAS SO EXCITED AND USED A LITTLE . 2ND DAY MORE THEN 6 HOURS I USED BUT IN THE MID OF EVERY 30 TO 45 MIN I NEED TO REMOVE IT FROM MY HEAD BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH PAIN ON MY EARS. 3RD DAY I DON'T HAVE EVEN COURAGE LEFT TO USE IT AGAIN BY REMEMBERING THAT IMMENSE PAIN. YOU MAY THINK THAT I USED IT ON LOUD VOLUME BUT NO . I USED I ON VOLUME 2 TO 3 IN IPHONE AND 6 TO 8 IN LAPPI. BEATS CAN YOU REFUND MY MONEY ?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    • Written by Jaise J from Ballarat

    I got the beats solo 3 couple of months ago and I love them, love the battery life, how it looks and the way they connect is amazing I can easily switch between my iPhone iPad and Apple Watch. But the first time I put them on my ear they hurt soo badly for the first weak but after that it was perfectly fine. The only thing I don’t like about the headphone is how cheap it feels when I shake them it sounds so cheaply made and the buttons on the side also feel very cheap.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful

    • Written by Ryan M from Markham

    Received these with my MacBook and cannot wear them for more than 20 minutes without pain. Same issue with Beats Pro. Stick with Bose QC35.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most uncomfortable headphones...I'd give 0 stars.

    • Written by Andrew H from Milton

    I got my Beats free with my MacBook Pro in September. I actually rushed and bought the 13" pro because I needed a new set of headphones for work (I spend a lot of time on the phone with clients and candidates.) Had I known that these would induce headaches and pain on the side of my head, I'd have waited. As it is, I've bought QC 35 II's to use and I enjoy them every day.

    These are defective, in my opinion. Pressure on your ears, the side of your head (especially if you wear glasses) and it doesn't matter if it's a kid that's wearing them; my son is 9 and my daughter is 7. Both suffered headaches after wearing these for a 30-minute episode of something on Netflix. I'm contacting Apple because, while I received them free as part of a promotion, there is no way they should retail for $329. I'm happy to spend the difference and get something else (Studio's? Pro's?) just as long as they don't hurt. I also feel I made a stupid decision buying the MacBook because I got $329 headphones with them...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but painfully tight

    • Written by Angela S from Brookline

    I think I have a pretty small head but even then these headphones are SO TIGHT. They practically pin your ears to the sides of your head and pinch your jaws. It's so uncomfortable, which is such a shame because they work well in terms of blocking out noise and delivering high quality sound. I want to stretch them out but I'm afraid to break them. It's frustrating that they're basically unusable.

    5 of 8 people found this useful