• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as comfortable as bose and still not USB-C

    • Written by Chris C from Salem

    Works wonderfully, but still uses the old micro-usb cable and not as soft and comfortable as the Bose equivalent.

    Hopefully not too much longer until it's updated to USB-C and can be as comfortable if not more than Bose.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alexander S

    I hate to see bad reviews just like this one, but nothing about these headphones justifies the price, besides their look. They are indeed very fashionable, but at $350, just don’t buy these. The sound is not very clear at all, which for the type of music I listen to (heavy metal), they just aren’t worth the price. However, they have gone down in price a lot, all the way to $220. This however, is still too much money for headphones that just don’t sound good. I absolutely hate being negative on beats, but when I tried these out, they sounded like $50 headphones, if I’m being generous. Just don’t buy these headphones, because if no one buys these bad headphones, Beats will be forced to either add quality to their headphones, or just go out of business.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bass boost in Flight when using Noise Cancellation.

    • Written by Raja jaya chandra M from Dallas

    Not sure if this product is tested at higher altitudes coz, I had bad experiences with my Studio3 on every flight flying at higher altitudes. When noise cancellation is enabled and at normal passenger plane altitudes, all of a sudden, the Bass of any playing song increases to a point where its unbearable to hear and never goes away even after switching on and off. I'd have to wait for several minutes switching off and On to get back to normal state. Often times, I had this problem when I had to take off headphones(with songs playing) to have some snacks and then put in on to hear the songs messed up. May be its going into a bad feedback loop with noise cancellation.

    At all other times(Ground level), it works really great. But as a frequent traveller, this is really annoying.

    Anyone else encountered this issue ?

    I'm planning to take this to Apple store and swap it for a new one, but I really cannot explain the reason coz, it only happens on an Airplane.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    the wireless is so bad

    • Written by Mohammad J from Jedda

    am saudi boy..my English is not good..but i want to say something

    1) I connect *beats studio wireless* to my iPhone and watching youtube .. if i close the YouTube and open *instagram* or * any other programs* the head phone will disconnect .
    2) the leather in the headphone is not good at all .. i wish i can upload pictures to show you what happened to my beats studio wireless

    in the future .. i will not buy any wireless headphones, because it’s expensive but not good quality

    i hope you can understand what i want to say .. best regard

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Michael S from JOPLIN

    I've never owned a pair of beats before this, but these are, without a doubt, the most uncomfortable headphones I’ve ever worn. Granted, I have a big head and my ears are a little larger than the average persons so if this is your situation as well, these are not for you. Trust me. I wore these for about 20-30 mins and the clamping force was unbelievable not to mention the fact that the cups have absolutely no depth whatsoever so my ears were smashed against the speaker grill. After that period I had to take them off as I had a headache and my ear was throbbing and red for at least the next hour.

    The sound quality was decent, not equal to others in the same price range though. The bass was not as punchy as I had been led to believe about beats, the mids were slightly drowned out, and I believe that if you were able to wear these for an extended period without pain due to tightness you would eventually be pained by the harshness of the highs. Good sound stage. Definitely for people with smaller ears and heads though.

    Side note:what happened to the color choices!?

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    if you have studio 2 keep them save your money!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Kendall M from Stony point

    i regret selling my perfectly fine studio 2s i was simple upgrading and that was the biggest mistake ever! the studio 3 sound extremely muffled and not crisp like the s2 don't waste your money if you want sound quality but the a1 feature is absolutely amazing

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    quality of sound

    • Written by Kashif M

    I hv bought beats 3 after using beats1 headphone of my friend. But quality of sound specially bass is not like beats1. Does it some setting problem or bulitin difference. can someone help is this

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Quality but terrible battery problems

    • Written by Hannah A

    I had these less than a year before the battery completely stopped charging. I thought it was a cable issue, but the battery just won't hold a charge. It got to the point where they died completely and didn't have enough juice to even attempt a reset. Apple said they would replace the battery for 79, barely a month out of warranty. These headphones are not worth the money for all the trouble they cause.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones, Terrible ANC

    • Written by Michael P

    I purchased these headphones at the advice of the Apple sales rep in Best Buy. Everyone seems to like their beats headphones. I wanted the ANC. I work in a Data Center and want to cut down on the noise that reaches my ears, but I want to hear music. So I purchased these. They sound great, but block out almost zero noise in a Data Center.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly engineered

    • Written by JONATHAN S from NEW YORK

    They sound great ... when they work.

    Sadly they don't work when its cold. I'm not talking arctic cold. I'm talking 10 minutes of exposure walking to work in 16 degrees with no wind. They just shut down. There is no warning before you buy the product that these are only designed for usage in the highly moderate zone of the Bay Area. Apple used to care about good engineering but I guess insulating the battery would have cost another $1 cutting into their profits on a four hundred dollar pair of headphones.

    So these are just summer headphones. Except when it's too hot they make your ears sweat. So I guess they are Spring and Fall headphones. Spend another $400 for Summer and Winter headphones.

    This is lazy engineering and the kind of misleading sales practices which turn people to other companies for good.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't worth

    • Written by Alex H

    They designed the most stupid headphone microphone I have ever seen! It can't reach my mouth, if you want to sing or speak with the wire while you are using a computer, no way! Pretty sure you can;t use in the hot days, also unconfortable sometimes

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Beats Experience

    • Written by Christopher W

    The sound quality of the headphones are remarkable, after testing several different brands this product stood out the most with the volume, sound and cancellation. My biggest issue was I wore the headphones at a 10 times max and the came apart somehow. I contacted Apple and they quickly sent me a repair box, the customer service was great but when I received my headphones back I was told that 2 screws were missing and it was too costly to repair them. I wish I was able to upload photos to show the condition of them are brand new but the left side is hanging by only a wire. This is my 4th pair of beats and this will definitely be my LAST PAIR.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    • Written by Frederick F from CHICAGO

    The one thing about these headphones is they look fantastic. The design is great as well as basic functionality of the headphones. The problem is....for $350, they sound horrible. I thought beats were supposed to have BASS??? There is almost none. Compare them to Bose QuietComfort 35ii...and you’ll hear the difference. I would recommend the Bose if you want your music to sound great and with depth. Also the noise cancellation on the Beats is not great....it will cancel out background white noise, but that’s about it. With Bose, the entire outside world is blocked out. I’m really not sure how they justify the $350 price for these subpar headphones.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These headphones are meh...

    • Written by Peter K from abingdon

    The Studio3s sound fine but the adjustable part feels like it's going to wear way too easy. I don't feel confident about them lasting long for $349. I'm going to return them & get the Bose qc35IIs. Apple did a very poor job designing these.

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but uncomfortable

    • Written by Thomas S from SAN FRANCISCO

    I got these because I wanted to get some on-ears with the W1 chip. The noise canceling and sound from these headphones are good. The noise canceling does an effective job muting the outside noise, and does not degrade the audio coming out of the headphones. The instrument separation and mids exceeded my expectations considering what the Beats brand has been known for. The deal breaker though was the earcup design of these headphones. The earcups are so shallow that your ear brushes up against them and it is fairly uncomfortable. I could not wear these for more than two hours before giving my ears a break and that is unacceptable for headphones that cost this much.

    40 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Headache after 30 minutes of use

    • Written by Matt J from Durham

    I found the sound quality to be much better than any standard headphones. They were enjoyable to listen to and were very easy to use. This being said, after 30 minutes of use I had to take the headphones off. They put an uncomfortable amount of stress under my ears which gave me a headache. I decided to return the headphones after deciding it would not be worth the money if I couldn't enjoy listening to them for any longer than 30 minutes.

    34 of 54 people found this useful