• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless, good fit (for me) and Great Sound for Hip Hop and Gospel

    I got me Solo 3's about a week ago and I have been listening to them a couple hours a day. The wireless is amazing. I have not yet hit the range where they cut out. I love Hip Hop and Gospel, so the bass works just fine for me.

    I find them very comfortable, and I had all but given up on find on-ear or over ear headphones that would work for me. I have a very large head (just shy of an 8 hat size). Any headphones will be tight out me. The ear cups make all the difference and these are comfy.

    I should note, I rarely wear for more than an hour. It's possible that if I listened longer, I would not be some positive about the fit.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My ears = Pain

    I have Beats Solo 2, and my ears are on fire. I tried to wear them during work but i have to constantly take them off because my ears are on fire. My ears are in so much pain it hurts. Did no one from the apple team wear the headphones for a day?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Were great until they broke.

    At first I was happy with these headphones. Sounded great, had a good battery and awesome blutooth range. They were tight and weren't terribly comfortable, but not so bad I couldn't wear them for long periods of time. In less than a year of babying them, one of the hinges snapped and came apart. After seeing about getting them repaired, Apple told me the cost would be the same as buying a new pair. Will not be returning to Beats for headphones in the future.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am bound to use these painful headphones

    So my wife brought these as a gift to me,it started felling uncomfortable as soon as i put these on,,but now i m using this with a fake smile on my face only because my wife wants me to,and she brought it as a gift...but believe me my skullcandy is way better than this garbage

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Painful to Wear! Shame on Apple!

    I got these headphones when I purchased my MacBook Pro, which cost me a pretty penny, so believe me I was excited to get something free out of the mix. Wireless, seemingly good sound quality...doesn’t matter when you can’t wear them for more than 10 minutes (literally, ten at the most) until your ears and head are sore, to the point I’ve taken medicine to ease the pain. I am a petite female between 18-24, and my head isn’t very large, so this should have been no problem with normal headphones. Plus, no USB-C charger option means another dongle for me. Shame on Apple for giving their customers a seemingly great gift for purchasing one of their expensive computers but skimping so much on the quality and design that they’re barely usable anyway. Incredibly disappointed.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt the ears

    1. Free with imac purchase
    2. Good quality for base and acuostic sounds
    3. Easy to use and connect to anything
    4. Wireless.......love the wireless
    5.Compact and easy to pack

    1. Hurt the ears after and hour or so.
    ......so pretty much anything else doesn't matter. They hurt so I won't end up using them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So was excited about these. Sound is good and nice to have the choice of cable/wireless.
    BUT! The headphones are VERY painful, after a few minutes my ears start hurting! Very bad design!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My beats make my ears hurt

    I don’t know when this occurred. I have a pair of Dr. Dre corded beads. They don’t make my ears hurt. My NEW APPLE BEATS SOLO make my ears and head hurt. They are too tight!!!!!
    I’m pulling them off every ten mins or so!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful headphones.

    More than pleased with my beats solo3 headphones. The audio is clear, rich and full. The fit is comfortable and snug.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay sound, but the pain is not worth it!

    I was initially excited to get these with my new MacBook Pro, and immediately put them on after opening the box. I listened and thought ‘Wow, these sound almost as good as my Skullcandy Crushers’. In 20 minutes, my right ear was in intense pain, and my left was already becoming sore. I though about how much more comfortable my Skullcandys were for 4 times cheaper. I simply can’t fathom how these highly-acclaimed $300 headphones could be a cause for so much pain — and I’m not the only one! Since these were free I’ll probably give them away to someone with tiny ears, and just buy wireless Skullcandy Crushers and enjoy pain-free listening. I’m not impressed with these at all.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones!

    I was able to get a pair of these for free with the purchase of a MacBook with the back to school deal! These are very high quality headphones and they work great with my iPhone 7 especially since I don't have a headphone jack! These are amazing

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Uncomfortable headphones ever

    I think these headphones sound great, but they are way too tight. I can wear them for 10min at most. After 10min they are hurting my ears so badly that I can't keep them on. These are terrible. What engineer designed these. Was there no QC (quality control) on this product. Very disappointing for $300 headphones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Heaphones!

    They look great, but they hurt my ears after 15 minutes of wearing them. I have a headache now. Sound quality is great!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad pain

    These headphones sound great, but they are super super tight on your ears. Use these at work all day but need frequent 10 minute breaks to try and ease the pain. These came free with my Macbook, but probably wouldn't spend £250 on them

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mmh, don't buy?

    Got this product for free with Apple's Back To School promotion.

    Conversely to other people I decided to try them an not to blindly sell them on Ebay, wanting to enjoy the wireless experience with my newly acquired MacBook.

    What a mistake. There are not confortable at all, it's almost like they're crushing your skull, but worst thing probably being that they sound awful. If you're listening to a lot of Rock, Punk and Metal like me then you will barely recognize your favorite musics that you've listened hundreds of times before on multiple different headphones or whatever.
    I just can't believe they're sold $300, they're barely worth less than $100 in my opinion. Erh, taking into account I can't even use them for a decent sound, they're worth nothing.

    Let's not talk about the fact that they come with a USB-A charging port while all Macs have USB-C (and now, almost all new laptops ave at least one USB-C port). Meaning I have to charge them on my PC, really not practical.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These headphones are probably the most uncomfy headphones that I have ever tried. It is too tight, giving me an earache and a headache. I was looking forward to using them while studying in the library, but I would actually loose all my concentration if I had these on.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely hate wearing headphones because they always tend to hurt my ears after I use them for too long.
    These Beats are the worse headphones I've encountered so far. My outer ear hurts after using them for 15-30 minutes. I constantly have to take them off and massage my ears. My left ear especially becomes sensitive - it hurts so much I can't even touch it sometimes.

    I've heard clearer and more crisp audio from other headphones.

    Honestly, I'm happy I got these for free with my laptop. I would not spend $300 for these awful headphones.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts/Clamps head

    I normally don't post anything bad, but these earphones for me were long anticipated.

    At the steep price tag, I was expecting something a lot more comfortable.

    This head phone has hurt my head from the minute I put them on, as bizarre as that sounds.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Ultimate sound. I'm very happy to have this earphones

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Torquemada would have loved these...

    ...for an accused heretic. Acoustically, I find the headphones adequate. Nothing compelling. From a physical comfort perspective, they are head and shoulders the worst I've ever used. Bessey should wish their woodworking clamps could hold a workpiece as tight as these headphones crush your skull.

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