• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for ecosystem

    • Written by Mackenzie H from Minden

    I bought the black ones and they are amazing! The noise cancelling is amazing and the bass is really good. The only problem I have is that when I opened the box the paint on the glossy price on the side was chipped. Super disappointing but I still love them. They pair almost instantly and I love that you can turn ANC on and off

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase for Apple Ecosystem People

    • Written by John B from College Station

    Pro:
    As an exclusive Apple product user, these make the best over-ear headphones. The W1 chip makes it fast and seamless to switch between listening to my iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac or AppleTV. Especially handy when I have to take a call. They're also comfortable for extended use. On calls, people tell me the mic is crystal clear. Music audio quality is very high unless you're a seriously refined audiophile.

    Con:
    My first pair stopped working in a few weeks, which Apple promptly replaced. At 8 months of use, the over-ear cushion surface started to flake, and less importantly, D-ring that attaches the case to a belt/bag broke. Was able to get aftermarket replacement parts easily for ~US$33 total, but as someone who handles possessions w/care, I'd expect better from Apple on initial quality.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    • Written by Kevin K from Mount Vernon

    I had the original Beats Studio, the big and bulky silver ones with the red wire, and I liked them a lot. Great for studying in college and what not. However, not great for moving around because of the wire.

    These new Beats are better in every conceivable way. If you are a member of the Apple ecosystem like myself, they are a no-brainer. They connect seamlessly to all your devices, sound great, and have super intuitive controls on the side of the headphones. I can't compare sound quality or noise cancelling to Bose or Sony, but I take the bus to work every morning and the ANC really drowns out the noise incredibly effectively.

    One final note, the bass on the older versions of the Beats was very loud and bulky, and made even little things like listening to podcasts a little uncomfortable. The sound balance on these is wonderful.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Among the best but not quite there

    • Written by Yuri G from COQUITLAM

    Having tried Bose QC35 II and Sony WH1000X, I can say with confidence that Beats stepped up their game and is quite competitive with the Bose, Seinheiser and Sony.

    Although the Studio3 don't excel in any category, they offer a very well rounded experience. For example:

    - Bose offers better noice cancelling
    - Sony offers better sound
    - Sennheiser is a lot more comfortable and offers better sound too

    BUT when you add the W1 chip, they're knock out all of the competition as it works so seamlessly (assuming you use it with an Apple product).


    My only problem with the headphones is that they could get uncomfortable after a few hours of wear (especially on the crown of the head).

    Once Beats reduce the weight of these headphones and add more cushion for the head, that would make these headphones a 5/5.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with some mismatched accessories.

    • Written by Kennard Y from Apison

    For reference, I own Bose QC35, Sony MDR-1000x and the new Beats Studio3 (I just sold a gen 2 Studio Pro) and I sit on the living room floor, entertaining my wife with testing and comparing these headphones. The new Beats (after a long break in) sound pretty much like the gen 2’s but the ANC actually works. It’s not as good as the Bose or the Sony but it’s pretty good in most environments. Personally, I think the Beats has the best sounds for the wide variety of music that I listen to and I do like a lot of bass to come through in my home and mobile audio set ups. Since I like the sound of the Beats the most, I can give up a little ANC here and there. One of my tests is vacuuming the floors. In the past, I could never use my beats, I’d have to use the Bose QC’s but now, I can use the Studio3! They are 85% of the Bose but close enough to listen to music with the vac wailing away. Something I find maddening is that Beats provides us with a headphone cord that has a 90º angle where it plugs into the source. Well, since we have to use the idiotic lightning to 3.5mm dongle with the 90º plug the two shapes fight with each other (SJ could have never allowed such a mismatch!) To solve it, I got a straight cord, with iPhone controls from another retailer. Another irritant is that there is barely enough room in the egg shell case to hold a charging and 3.5mm cord. All my other headphones come with some form of cable management pocket, not the Beats (old or new versions). I was hoping that they would add that. I do like the fast fuel, it works as promised. Another dislike is the depth of the ear cups. They are so shallow that my small ears touch the inside! Back to the sound, it’s rich and full with deep, but not ridiculous, bass. I could go on and on but if you like the sound profile of the Beats, get the Studio3. The ANC actually works this time around!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Good! The battery is amazing

    • Written by Saieed A from london

    Ive had mine just over 4 days, I have not charged it yet and I have been using it for atleast 7 hours a day.
    im still got two bars/dots of charge left.

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