• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    • Written by Gavin S from Belleville

    I went to fold so I can store away. Left side snapped. If you want a brand that is higher quality, I recommend Bose. Last time I’m buying Beats

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, poor construction

    • Written by Matthew B from Gilbert

    I bought these for my birthday since my old headphones failed. I love the ability to quickly pair and the active noise cancellation is excellent. Unfortunately, after just over a month of daily use they have begun to crack on the headband, near one of the earphones. I really expected a product that costs over $300 to be better constructed. I don't abuse them or use them in an unusual setting - they're my go to for working in an open office environment.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Underperforming for the Price

    • Written by Ryan V from Lombard

    For context, I have been playing trumpet for 8+ years and I am going to study music education this fall. I listen to a variety of genres of music ranging from rock, the ’80s, and classical music using a pair of Audio Technica M50X headphones as my daily drivers. I received these beats as apart of the Apple student sale. My overall impression as a first time Beats user was disappointing as I found these headphones sub-par compared to other offerings at a similar price point.

    Pros:
    -Free with the Apple Student Sale
    -Works well with the apple ecosystem

    Cons:
    -Poor build quality
    -Poor sound quality
    -Poor active noise cancellation
    -Price

    I found the Studio 3’s to have a poor build quality feeling plasticy and not premium. The buttons on the side of the ear cup had a very audible plastic click, and these did not feel like a product Apple would make or sell. Additionally, the headband lacked padding and put a lot of pressure on my head causing me discomfort after a half hour. The sound quality of the Studio 3’s is like many other beats meaning they heavily emphasize the bass while mids, highs, and vocals suffer. These headphones lacked the clear and balanced sound I expected from a product which retails for $349.99. I also found that the active noise cancellation did not compare to similarly priced offering for Bose or Sony. I took these on a walk with my dog and the Studio 3’s offered a little bit of noise reduction but had trouble covering neighbor’s air conditioners, passing by cars, and even suffered from some wind noise in a light breeze. While these headphones have excellent Bluetooth capabilities and seamless integration with the Apple ecosystem, other offerings from Bose and Sony come in at the same price with a much better build and sound quality. While these headphones were free with the Apple Student Sale, there is a reason for it. I would personally recommend the Bose QC35II or the Sony wh-1000xm3 as they retail for the same $349.99 and offer more value for the money. If you want a bass-heavy pair of headphones I would recommend the Sony wh-xb900n as they offer a bass-rich high-quality sound with more features than the Studio 3’s at a price of only $249.99.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone Quality Poor, Noise Cancelling so so, Heavy on the head and neck

    • Written by Seung Hoo M from Singapore

    I can’t help but thinking that the people who think the sound quality of BEATS is good might not have enough experience with other headsets. For me, this purchase was a complete failure.

    Sound Quality NOT so great considering its price, Phone Quality is Bad. Bluetooth Connectibility also NOT Solid, Battery does NOT last as long as it promises. One of the most annoying thing about the design is that the headset bites my hair every time I use it. If you have a short hair, your hair will NOT stuck I guess. But for me, EVERY Single time it bites my hair and as I take the headset off, my air gets pulled out. So annoying. This was not only happening to me but also other colleagues of mine who bought the same one have exactly same issue. As far as weight goes, the Headset is NOT light. After a couple of hours you DO feel the weight at the top of your head. You feel the weight and the pressure on top of your head and also your neck if you wear it after a couple of hours. NOT a comfortable headset. So unfortunately after using it about 5 times? It is now just sitting at home. I had used couple of other brands before and just before this BEATS, I was using JVC. JVC quality was much better than this. Phone quality was clear and bluetooth connection was rock solid. I felt very comfortable using it any time and anywhere, NO issue with Sweat during workout, Phone quality was completely stable. And I paid 100 US for it. But with BEATS, which is much more expensive about 3 times more, the bluetooth losees its connection when JVC’s doesn’t. And every time the person who is on the other side of the phone line complains that they can’t hear me well or the background sound is too loud. The wind and background noise get all picked up and the person on the other side of the line could NOT hear me well.

    So In the end the headset become just a display in my phome. Honestly I am not going to buy another BEATS Product unless drastic improvement takes place and the product quality gets better overall. As far as sound quality goes, my best experience is Bose. They have an aswesome After service. I plan to buy QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II and get rid of BEATS.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Studio3 Wireless

    • Written by Ryan T from Tewksbury

    - I received these headphones as a gift for Christmas a couple years ago. Recently, my charging on the device had broke so now i have a pair of headphones that is unable to be charge.
    - Though this isn't even the worst thing about these headphones. The ear pieces rotate very little and when you have them around your neck, you have little to no neck movement.
    - The headphone itself is made of plastic with a very thin rubber cushion. Because of the lack of support, these headphones often begin to hurt my head around 30-45 minutes into use. With the mostly plastic construction, the sounds that these buttons makes is just unpleasant. For the price paid for these, the sound produced by the buttons is sub-par and very cheap.
    - The noise cancellation is meh at best, compared to other headphones like Bose and Sony, the noise cancellation on the Studio3 is rock bottom.
    - The description says over-ear when really they are more on-ear than anything else
    - Though I am a fan of Apple's products and tend to lean towards them when buying my tech, this showing that they have not created nearly the best headphone on the market has made me disappointed in Apple's Beats line.
    - So in my opinion, buying this product would be a complete waste of money while you can by a far greater product like Bose for only $20-30 more
    - From now on, I will 100% be going with Bose over Beats.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing, really discomfortable on ear

    • Written by Md Abdullah Al M from Scarborough

    It feels really heavy on head and feel pressured on the ear. Very discomfortable waring it over the ear. Sound quality is not good at all. Quality of the sound is same or lower compare to any of the $60 amazon product. If I am wearing this headset and listen to a music or something in shared space like a train, the fellow individuals can almost hear everything, what is the point of wearing such a big headset then?

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, cheap, garbage

    • Written by Nick T from Jeffersonton

    Made very cheaply. Here is why:
    They don't include a charger.
    The cable that is included doesn't fit Apple chargers.
    There is a standard headphones cable, but not one that works with iihone. Apparently Apple includes that adapter in the phone box.
    Very flimsy.
    Speakers are very tiny and don't fit over the adult ear. They are like baby headphones.
    They look funny on the head.
    They don't stay extended on the setting, because the plastic is so flimsy and cheap.
    They flop around and slide off your head, because the plastic is so flimsy.

    Keep these things in mind when you decide to pay $300 plus for a pair of headphones.

    21 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the wall plug to charger?

    • Written by Vincent R from Pinole

    It is so crazy to me that these headphones don't come with a wall plug to charge them! this is literally my second pair of beats studio, my first pair (although older) came with a wall plug!!! Apple is really cheeping out when it comes to these headphones.

    30 of 93 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound and lightweight, but bad material selection.

    • Written by ビッグ ト from Ichikawa

    This is my third set of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. Only really use for traveling and a couple trips to the gym each month.

    The Studio 3 has adjusted sound and a little less bass than the v1 and v2. These have the same issue with the ear pads falling apart at about a year of infrequent use that has existed since the first Studio Wireless model before Apple was in the mix. Apple replaced one set of ear pads under warranty, but told me they would never do it again. Even if it was less than a year of use. Seems that it is considered a wear item. I had zero issues with any other part of the headphones.

    If you do not mind buying a new pair or paying for repair every year, these are great. Perfect if you have all things Apple and they sound much better than most people seem to give them credit for. As soon as they add bluetooth the the Beats Pro, I would buy those in a heartbeat. The price is not an issue and I could have easily spent more. I liked these the best for travel packaging and weight. Back when I got my first pair the Studio Wireless was the only thing I found that had Bluetooth and a 3.5mm jack for use in airplanes. This still seems to be the case. The thin headband is amazing for travel.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is garbage

    • Written by Francisco V from Turlock

    Sound was super thin and terrible. Not sweat proof either. Shouldnt have to adjust EQ for every song I listen to. Just super bad quality, wouldnt recommend.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good battery, terrible sound

    • Written by GLENN W from Highlands Ranch

    I received these as part of the Back to School Mac promotion. I have always used Bose headphones, except for my Apple AirPods. I'm not sure what music genre the Beats are engineer for but for the music have listened to with them the sound is muted and flat. I see some reviews talking about the incredible sound, sorry I don't hear the incredible sound. The price point these should wow me when listening to music, and they leave me wanting to get my Bose out. I listen to Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, and Classic Rock and everything sounds flat. On the positive side, the connection to my iPhone works great, the headphones are comfortable, and battery life is good. Outside of those items I just can't see why these are the price point they are at.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a year

    • Written by Michael P from Saco

    I am so peeved because these headphones always seem to break. Great sound quality, comfort and looks while they last, but they are very brittle and break often. I would not recommend beats to anyone and will never buy a beats product again:(

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality and convenience, but not build quality

    • Written by Donald N from Edmonton

    The sound quality is amazing, the ANC works fairly well, and I love the easy connect feature across my iOS and even tvOS devices. But my headphones developed cracks just above the earpad on both sides after just 8 months because I have a fairly big head. Never had this issue on any headphones I've owned before that I used for years. They won't do anything about it because it's physical damage even though this seems more like a design flaw of inadequate structural reinforcement. Good thing I bought this at a retailer that offered no questions asked protection coverage which I opted to buy. Otherwise I'd say a hard pass on these headphones in favour of ones that are built better.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones-Minus 1 Simple Feature

    • Written by Holly R from Ottawa

    I just purchased these headphones yesterday, and generally speaking they are the best headphones I have ever purchased and in my opinion well worth the money. The fit of the headphones is wonderful and it feels like I have barely have anything on my head. The colour I chose is gorgeous, it is such a pretty, soft pink. The sound is amazing, in all of my past headphones, the sound quality has never compared, and I was quite literally blown away when I tried them for the first time last night. I also appreciate how easy all the functions are to use.

    What I feel like they lack is something that in my mind should be simple, stupid and quite obvious. I find it absolutely ridiculous that even when you have them wired into your laptop with the cord that you still have to have the battery turned on to have any sound function at all. Because of this, while you are wired, you are still draining battery in the background, and then your headphones will eventually just die while you are watching a movie or a tv show. While maybe it seems basic and old school, I believe that all headphones, should be able to be powered by their cord without having to waste precious battery life. I am very disappointed in how quickly my headphones died while watching a tv show, and I think that Beats should try bringing back a basic but very useful function of headphones!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, terrible build quailty

    • Written by Harrison A from Ottawa

    I have had these headphones for a while now, replaced once and now needing to be replaced again. If you are a traveler or just on the go with these BE CARFUL. I literally unfolded them last week and one side completely snapped off. The Bose equivalent of these have amazing sound quality as well but are built to be thrown around. They can keep up with your lifestyle or in my case, unfolding the headphones. :/

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade compared to Solo

    • Written by SHIU W from Garden Grove

    Pre-ordered these and it was definitely worth the wait. I mainly use these on my daily train commute and it works like a charm. With the new chip, pairing it to any iOS device is simple and my headphones follows wherever I am sign on (Mac, Apple TV, iPhone, etc). The noise cancellation feature is also a big plus, makes listening to music a bit more enjoyable when there are lots of ambient noise around. Coming from the Solo2, these are way more comfortable, can easily use all day with a battery to match as well. Well worth the $ IMHO.

    91 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible sound and clarity

    • Written by JOSEPH R from Denver

    I’ll make this short and sweet. Apple put more effort into these headphones and time as well. The sound and quality are the telling differences. Sound is better than ever. The pure ANC really pops and makes the music even more better. Try em out. You won’t be disappointed. This blue color is beautiful too.

    74 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent With Apple Hardware

    • Written by Gordon D from Denver

    I picked up the Studio3 yesterday and, so far, I'm thrilled with them. I'm not an audiophile so there's absolutely room in other reviews to argue the relative sound reproduction of these headphones versus competing devices in this price range.

    I think what sets the Studio3 headphones apart, though, is the W1 chip. I was already in love with my AirPods as they bounce well to any modern Apple device. This device provides that same functionality but with longer battery life, better sound, and noise cancellation. I watched a few movies on my Apple TV and listened to some music and podcasts. The movies sounded excellent and I could definitely pick up details in music on these headphones that may have too subtle to notice with my AirPods. What was even better was my phone could easily bounce between the two of them (Airpods and Studio3s), with the device almost instantly picking up where the other left off.

    Yeah, some might find it frustrating that these charge over micro-USB instead of Lightning, yeah, maybe they don't sound better than this premium headset or that one, and they are absolutely expensive. But the Studio3 seems like THE best set of headphones you can buy today that work as a first-class citizen within the Apple ecosystem.

    Also, as others have said, the blue color is really nice looking!

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I have ever had

    • Written by Benoit L from Gatineau

    I bought these headphones on sale.
    Since Day 1, I have been satisfied with the quality of the audio that they produce.
    They are also so comfortable that I sometimes forget that I am wearing them!
    They do a great job in the city bus too, can’t hear the engine when taking a ride!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AAFES Exchange Black Friday sale.

    • Written by Anthony J from Fairview heights

    I have owned the Bose Sound Link around ear, and Bose QC35 until AAFES black Friday sale 2017. I brought the Apple Beats Studio3 for $129.00. The sound is great but needs more accuracy. The Pure ANC is great but no in the Bose or Sony standards. CNET and Consumer Reports rate these headphones very high. Apple great job on the improvements. I can't wait until the improved Studio4 comes out next year.

    17 of 22 people found this useful