Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones - Titanium

Rock out to your favorite songs with these Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio2 Wireless MHAK2AM/B headphones that feature a Beats Acoustic Engine and DSP software for enhanced clarity. ANC (Adaptive Noise Cancellation) allows you to focus on your tunes.

Headphones Buying Guide
Color:
Titanium

Overview

What's Included


  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Studio2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Hard shell carrying case
  • Owner's manual
  • RemoteTalk cable
  • USB 2.0 (USB A-to-USB micro-B)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16502 out of 17339)

Features


Rechargeable battery

Offers up to 12 hours of wireless use and up to 20 hours when plugged into your audio device. A battery fuel gauge keeps you apprised of the power level.

Lightweight, on-ear design

For comfort during extended listening sessions. Soft earcups and an ergonomic bellow help ensure a custom fit.

ANC (Adaptive Noise Cancellation)

Automatically adjusts audio for the optimal blend of music and outside sound. ANC-only mode allows you to increase the level of noise cancellation.

Bluetooth technology

Enables wireless operation with up to a 30' range.

Beats Acoustic Engine

Provides precision sound. DSP software helps generate the experience of live music through your headphones.


What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 17331 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    King
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I spend a lot of time researching headphones and I take in every aspect of each whether it may be good or bad. These headphones are pricey (of course) but if you have the money to pay for them, give them a chance. I have seen a lot of negative reviews on the beats website about these headphones but most people complain because they either don't know how to use the headphones properly, the hissing annoys them, or they complain about the sound being louder in the left ear. Fact 1: The headphones hiss (only when not playing music) because they are noise cancelling. If you can't accept that then don't buy them. Fact 2: The left ear does have a stronger output but not by much. Fact 3: Best Buy gives a one year warranty so if anything is wrong take the headphones to them. Fact 4: The headphones last up to 12 hours depending on how high your volume is. I have been able to play them at 75% volume for 8 hours straight on a 4 bar charge. Fact 5: If you are careless with these headphones they will reflect it. Now comparing these to the pros, the beats pro headphones have powerful bass as well as nice mids, are heavy, can withstand multiple drops on concrete, have daisy chain, are not wireless, do not need to be charged, expensive in my opinion. The beats studio wireless 2016 are the same in most aspects. They do have wireless capabilities which allow someone to be up to 30 feet away from the bluetooth device and still hear the music. the overall quality matches the pros but the bass is slightly stronger on the studios in my opinion. The studios are not nearly as heavy as the pros but the lack of protective material is the cause of that. Which leads me to saying the headphones are not very strong against drops. The wireless studios must be charged even if plugged in which makes sense due to the noise cancelling feature but since there is no way to turn that off (which does not make sense to me) the headphones will always use the battery. Based on the price the two are about the same depending on where you get them but based on original price the pros are more expensive. I could sit here all day and compare the wireless studios to every type of headphone on the market but I would rather not waste your time nor my own. I will say this though, the solo 3s are a match for the studios concerning the playtime, no need to be charged when using the cord, fast charge, lightweightness (if thats even a word), and ease of link with iPhone bluetooth, but alas these headphones have their drawbacks too. This is not an all encompassing review and I left out a lot of details about the packaging what comes in the box the comfort (which I recommend to tilt the headphones forward for longer use without displeasure), and style. If you want more information try to see what others have to say about the product, or test them out before you purchase. Either way I hope you find this helpful and enjoy the rest of your life!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    'Bulks' by Dre fall short for a number of reasons

    Posted
    Kronneth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was really excited to purchase these on a Deal of the Day for $199 (vs $379) and even more excited to use them in the real-world…that is, until I started using them. After owning and loving the Bose SoundTrue Headphones Around-Ear for a while, I decided I wanted to go wireless. I really wanted to Bose QC35’s, but holy h*ll, they don’t go on-sale and are rather expensive! Between full price Beats and Bose, I would go with the Bose, however, I did not want to spend $349. Real world use entailed flight from Alaska > Seattle > Seoul > Da Nang > Bangkok…and back. Many, many hours to use in the fuselage of jets. Ok, the dirty on the Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones - Unity Edition Red White Blue, MMHL2AM/A: • Comfort: These are not a true ‘over the ear’ headphone, they rest on the tops of your ears and become uncomfortable after short periods of use. Ears are not round Dre, they are oval'ish. • Heavy: These things are not light and they do not feel as solid as one would think they should, especially when factoring in the weight. • Bulky: ‘Bulks by Dre’ is more like it, not easy to store if space is an issue, like when on a jet or any other space limiting place. • Sound: Not great at all, especially for the price, even the sale price. Bass sounds ‘processed’ and not real. The treble also sounded poor and too bright. Most of the time I would be listening to Sade or Lana Del Rey, you know, music to chill and sleep to while on the plane. Experience with heavier music was the same, an overall tinny processed horrid sound experience. • Noise Cancellation: was alright, but could be a little better. Had to crank the volume to remove myself from the outside world. • Battery Life: I did not run into any issues. I would keep them charged, as my sanity on the trip depended on them not dying. I read a couple of FAQ’s and they all stated these headphones, with the supplied audio cable, will not work if the battery is dead. The Bose QC35’s will work if hard-wired and the battery is dead, just no active noise cancellation. After getting home I promptly returned the 'Bulks' and picked up the Bose QC35’s, paying the extra $150 (review coming – QC35’s are amazing!!!). Fun fact about the ‘Bulks by Dre’ – “someone” I was talking with told me Beats get returned all the time. I asked “this person” about the return rate on the Bose, answer…”never”. I know why too. I asked my nephew if he was interested in buying these at the sale price, he was not interested at all. I'm not sure what the right price is for me to have kept them...yes, yes I am actually, same result even at $100 or $50, returned and purchased something I would be completely happy with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats Wireless Studio Impressive

    Posted
    DJAluzion

    So I just bought these Beats yesterday. Its still very early to write a solid review but I would like to talk about some first impressions. The first thing I realized when i pulled these out of the box was how nice and solid they feel. I have used the original Studio headphones a while back and I remember how flimsy they felt. These Actually feel like they can hold up to everyday use. Next, from the first song I played through my iPhone I noticed how nice and warm they sounded. Plenty of bass and nice treble. They also get very loud to the point I assume it would be unsafe to listen to for extended periods of time. I love all kinds of music but I would say they really shine listening to EDM. The bass these produce feels like you have tiny subwoofers in the ear cups but yet is very balanced with mids and highs. I think they did a really good job with the sound. I also love the rechargeable battery. It lasted me all day yesterday and a few hours of listening today. Right now they are on charge and I wanna say it looks like they charge up fairly quickly. After an hour and a half they are already halfway charged. Nice features also include that you can control volume and track skips from the headphone itself as well as the ability to use a cord. And they provide you with two cords. A inline mic cord and a straight aux jack cord both with 90 degree jacks at one end to fit right against your iPhone or Other cell phone. The last thing I would like to say is that the Distance is pretty impressive using my iPhone. I could leave my phone in my bedroom and be three rooms over in my kitchen and they still sound great and withstand audio cut out. They are also very very comfortable. I was wearing them yesterday and today and i actually forgot i had them on. In conclusion, They are very expensive. I got them on sale and with the 2 year best buy protection total purchase was 430.00 I highly recommend the insurance for two years because best buy replaces headphones no questions asked so its a good idea to protect these. Ive only had them for 2 days now but after reading everyone else reviews I feel confident in giving these 5 stars. Just the fact that they are rechargeable and wireless active noise canceling headphones with nice clear tones makes it worth it for me. Theres a lot in these headphones that other competition has nothing on. If you can afford them and you love music like i do I say give them a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good headphones Dr. Dre - Beats Studio2

    Posted
    Banzai
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    These are a very decent noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones, But...... It is different in respect to the active noise cancelling aspect. First with the overall impressions: 1. fits great and comfortable especially for extended periods 2. the build seems decent. good feel in the hands. Does not feel cheap. Sturdy. But as with anything, if you treat them right they will last a long time. Abuse them and they will wear and break before its time. 3. Sound - it has a full range of frequencies, I have listen to several movies and music and these headphones covers the full range from very highs, mid range, vocals, and lows. Plenty of bass but no over powering (unless you like overly driven bass it is not for you). The full range is very well balance. 4. Battery life last pretty long. so far I have driven then 12hrs and it still have some juice left in them. Active Noise Cancellation: Not sure what the original intent but it is weird... well at least not from what I am use to or have experience with other brands from the past. On these headphones, there are only two modes i.e. ANC only (where you power up by holding a couple buttons) where you have full active noise cancellation with out audio. Meaning your surroundings will be muted but the headphones will NOT or won't be able to play audio from your device..... AND Active Noise Cancellation with audio, this is the default mode where noise cancellation is on while you are playing with audio... BUT... in this mode, when your audio is not on, active noise cancellation doesn't seem to be on as you can hear your surroundings which leaves you to wonder if ANC is even on. When the audio is playing, you hear it clearly and the surroundings seems to be slightly muted. So I am thinking that the noise cancellation only works during while the audio is playing. Personally for me, I would have preferred if the two modes would be a single mode where your surrounding is silence by active noise cancellation and your audio playing on or off.. then if you want to hear your surroundings, there should be a button or touch sensitive area on one of the cups to temporarily disable noise cancellation. Also, another point on the noise cancellation function is that it doesn't seem as strong.... From my previous products by Sony, Planet Able, Audio Technica, and Phiaton, with these, when you turn on noise cancellation, your eardrums goes into a vacuum.. it is like all the air had been sucked out and you are in a totally silent room. You feel like you are in a padded room where no sound can enter or escape.... then when the audio plays, no external sounds can interfere.. It is not to say that the noise cancellation is not good, it is good but in a different way, at least from what I have had already experienced. I wished they were a bit stronger and in a single mode as I had described. So when I buy noise cancellation the main purpose is to lock out at much exterior sounds as possible all the time and not some of the time. Ok... I have blabbered enough... are these headphones good enough to purchase? I would say No at the retailed pricing ($379.99# but at the SALE price at #$159.99) definitely YES. If you are looking for a Bluetooth enabled noise cancellation headphones, at the sale price... DO IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall Headphone for Average Consumer

    Posted
    Tony
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Note I'm NO audiophile Yes, I know beats is not the best sounding headphones. But to the average person they're great and "fun" sounding. You can really enjoy music with these as flat sounding headphones may be a bit dull sounding. Most people like bass, and these have a decent amount. More than the average headphone but not as much as you think. Overall I bough these for school as the ease of connecting them to my MacBook will be easy. Honestly you just turn them on and they're connected (after your first connection with the device.) However the ANC is okay. I tested some bose QC35s in store and they canceled the noise much better than the beats. But would it be worth spending an extra $150? In my opinion no, but it depends on what your preference is. Go with beats if you enjoy ease of use and "fun" sounding headphones. If you're more picky about sound quality, bose are for you. So, how do an almost 4 year old beats compare to a relatively new beats solo 3? Well pretty well! The beats studio 2.0 wireless is much clearer and overall better in all aspects. Compared to the solo 2 wireless (which is the same sound and build as solo3) it really is worth purchasing over the solo 3's. Now, I have tried also the Sony Xb950bt and skullcandy crushers. The headband on both are a bit more plush than the studios headband. The earcups on the skullcandy are relatively the same as the beats. However, the Sony xb950bt were a decent amount more comfortable. So all of these being in the same price range, I would choose beats for overall the best whole package. I would choose the skullcandy for ease of use and the bass slider. And I would choose the sony's for comfort and sound quality. But beats has decent everything, so that's why I chose them. I also was interested in the V-Moda m100s but I got these $70 cheaper with Bluetooth so I'm good. NOTE: These headphones do not come with the power brick and extra cable with no mic, but now come with 3 months of free Apple Music. It's includes the free music, hard shell case, headphones (of course), a micro USB, and finally a cord with built in mic and play pause and volume control. You CANNOT use these without battery, even with the cable! But a cool feature with the cable plugged in is you can push the beats logo on the left ear up and it will mute everything (even ANC) for as long as you hold it. But it will not pause the song, just mute it so it will continue to play. On the left side of the earcups in Bluetooth mode is volume up and down and play pause. It is well hidden in the design of the headphones. They have two microphones in the headphones for ANC. It is believed that the ANC is used in ties with beats acoustic engine in the headphones. EXTRA NOTE: With me, my right ear is VERY sensitive to the ANC. I can hear my pulse and if I move my head even slightly, it makes this weird noise that sounds like metal wires being plucked. Weird I guess, it happens on both sides on the headphones when I switch it around. Only my right ear. Hmm. I also tried the in store display and this didn't happen. But it also seemed they somehow activated the extra noise cancellation to play with music. (There is a mode for just noise cancellation that is much better but cannot play music using it) You hold the B logo first, then power button until it turns on. It works pretty well. But my biggest gripe is I cannot turn of the ANC. Why you do dis to me. (It's also a problem in bose so :| ) CONCLUSON: It is a pretty good overall headphone. Not sure how the earcups will hold up with use. Hope they last for at least 1 but if not I'll have to pay $200 for them to fix it or get a new set of headphones (which is how much they cost right now!) Ridiculous how they charge $200 for replacing $10 ear pads! Oh well, Overall great price, as I got them for $180 on sale so I'm content with my purchase! (Ps I got titanium since it's the best Anti-fingerprint color)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Audio, Lackluster Noise Canceling.

    Posted
    PiperFlyer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was skeptical about Beats after listening to the older "boomy" models but after sampling the Studio Wireless at different Apple Stores I started to come around. While vacationing in DC, I grabbed these in Matte Black at the Georgetown store. My wife has Bose QC25s so it was fun to compare the two and fully expected the Bose to win but WOW, in overall sound the Beats sound better. I was shocked! The highs are brighter and the lows are way better. An example is Pittbull and Marc Anthony's "Rain Over Me." During Marc Anthony's main riff a huge bass roll drops from a low to almost sub-sonic in the first two seconds of the song. With the Bose on, the bass fades as it bottoms out. They just can't handle the low frequency. The Beats easily handle the bass but retain all high and mid tones. That's a real accomplishment. But bass isn't the only thing the Beats Studio's deliver. They do a great job with details in the upper register too. "No More Miracles" by Kid Ink starts off with Elle Verner screeching out "I never waited on a miracle, there ain't no miracles 'round here" over a strumming mandolin. The Beats deliver her vocal rasp with such precision it's almost like she was in the room with you. As a light bass line enters the mix and you can clearly hear the bass player rapidly fingering the string to keep the line humming along with the vocals. Using the Bose, the bass line sounds artificial, like it's being produced from a synth. Later in the song, at 0:24, well delivered bass kicks in as the song goes full-on Hip-hop. I'm so accustomed to sloppy Hip-hop that when you hear this song on the Beats, it's like hearing it for the first time. This song can be a challenge for some headphone as a delicate mandolin can easily get drowned out by deep rumbling bass but the Beats show their balance as both are forward and clearly audible. Listen to this track on Beats Studios for the first time and once it ends you'll want to play it again. I promise. Diana Krall and Bryan Adams (yeah, that one) cover "Feels Like Home" written by Randy Newman and originally performed by Linda Ronstadt. Diana's piano is so well reproduced that it sounds like she's playing it right behind you but the best part is that Diana's whiskey, lounge-singer voice drifts like wisps of cigarette smoke gently floating into your ears. Every detail of her complex voice is revealed with crisp audio clarity. If the seventeen seconds of Diana's voice and smooth rolling piano, between 0:51-1:12 don't convince you that these aren't just Hip-hop bass beasts then you are either tone deaf or biased against the Beats brand. This short moment in time is near audio perfection and the Beats deliver it flawlessly. When it comes to noise canceling, the Bose win hands down, no contest. Bose invented ANR, patented the *bleep* out of it and no one can touch them. I got to do a side-by-side comparison on the plane ride home from DC and my wife's Bose shamed the Beats in noise cancellation. I like Bose's battery vs. Beats recharge system too. You can always find a battery but plugs can be inconvenient. Also, the Beats egg-shaped case is a pain to pack in a messenger bag! And why no cord pockets? Come on! The Beats comes with three cords! The best sound around and I'm glad I bought them but they totally lack effective ANR, the odd-shaped case is a pain to pack in a messenger bag, the lack of cord pockets are minuses. So close Beats! Maybe Jony Ive will help Beats get the details right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones and good sound quality

    Posted
    Justice

    I am not usually into large headphones. My best friend recently purchased the Beats Studio Wireless and he likes it and enjoys every bit of it. I decided to borrow the device and give it a try. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones is overall worth purchasing which is good for working out, taking long walks, road trips or for personal use. After giving it a try I fell in love with the headphones and did not want to give it back. I decided to purchase the headphones a week later. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones that I purchased was black in color. Even though it was expensive, it was worth every penny. It takes your music experience to a whole new level. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones has lots of great features that make it cool. These headphones are very light in weight and not heavy compared to my other previous headphones like Bose. I was very impressed with the weight when I held it. This headphone has the best ear cushions and I feel more comfortable when I wear them. The Bluetooth technology is fantastic. I can sit my phone in my room and be in the kitchen and living room and it still works perfectly fine. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones has a warranty of 1 year and you can purchase more protection plans. Speaking of the sound quality, the Beats Studio Wireless is on top of the game. I get good clarity of every song that I listen to and the vocals are very clear. I really love working out with the beats studios because there are no wires attach to it which is a plus, especially when you are running or lifting a dumbbell. Some people may love the beats but others may also hate it. A lot of people complain about how overpriced this item is, but in my opinion, it is worth every penny. I really like the packaging of this item including all the essentials materials. The hard-shell case also comes in handy which can protect the headphone when it falls to the ground. I was happy with how the associate of Best Buy treated me with love and care. I saw the product online but decided to go to the store to have a more look and feel of the Beats Headphones. One of the associates at Best Buy answered all my questions and concerns about the headphones. Best Buy offered me a two-day free shipping but I turned it down because I live a minute away from the store. One the other hand, I found the product to be very satisfying and there were few things I did not like about the beast headphones. One thing that I noticed about the beats headphones is that it is very flexible but breaks easily. I had to return my first headphone because it normally disconnects by itself when it was connected via Bluetooth and that was annoying. I wish I knew what the problem was but I could not figure it out. The adaptive noise cancellation is great but in my opinion and experiences, it is not to my satisfaction. Another thing that I really do not like about the beat studio wireless headphone is the life span of the battery. Even though Beats offers up to twelve (12) hours of wireless use and up to twenty (20) hours when you plug in the audio cable on the studio wireless headphones, the battery does not last that long. It is very irritating to constantly charge the headphone many times during the day. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones get me through the day and other activities. I know there are many of wireless headphones on the market but I will highly recommend this brand and this particular type of other customers. Customers can use this for working out, taking long walks, road trips, for personal use or as a gift to other people. The Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphones is overall worth purchasing and you will love it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Only Noise Canceling Bluetooth Over Ear Headph

    Posted
    DrDave
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After searching high and low, surprisingly enough this is the only decent quality Bluetooth noise canceling over ear headphones available. (don't know why this is in the On-Ear section in Best Buy because it is definitely over the ear). After some experimenting, I feel very happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting the above features and can afford the premium price. Bose has much better noise canceling but is wired, their Bluetooth version does not have noise canceling. Sony has a Bluetooth noise canceling headphone but it is ON EAR. Turtle Beach does have a gaming wireless 7.1 noise canceling headphone (which I purchased then returned because it was uncomfortable and the controls were awful). These headphones sound great, although I think there is a slight quality loss due to the Bluetooth because the sound is slightly better when you use the included wires. I have it Bluetooth paired with my iPhone, Macbook Pro and Bluetooth TV output. You can only connect to one at a time, but it only takes a few seconds to switch between them. I have yet to see anything close to the battery life they claim and there is no auto off. But the headphones charge up quickly and will charge from USB battery banks which I always have with me for my phone, so that is not a problem. Another great feature is that it will play wirelessly and charge simultaneously. Finally the controls are great. Just one big "B" button and vol up down. Since the controls are very similar to the iPhone earbud controls it is easy to remember. Press B to pause/answer phone, press twice to skip to next song press 3 times to skip back etc. The whole package is beautifully put together, it has the quality and look of an Apple product which probably explains why they purchased the company. If you are on the fence, jump off and buy it. The only decision you need to agonize about is what color to buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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