Designed for your life, urBeats³ earphones with Lightning Connector feature a fine-tuned acoustic design to deliver an exceptional listening experience and optimal ergonomic fit for all-day comfort. A variety of eartip options provide individualized fit and comfort for noise isolation. And when you're not wearing them, the tangle-free flat cable and magnetic earbuds can be coiled up easily for compact portability.
The fine-tuned acoustic design delivers an exceptional listening experience
Optimal ergonomic design for all-day comfort
A variety of eartip options provide an individualized fit for noise isolation
The tangle-free flat cable and magnetic earbuds offer easy portability
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Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats³ Earphones with Lightning Connector
I bought the first set of beats because I wanted a set with the lightening connection so I wouldn’t have to keep buying an adapter for my set of Beats with the headphone jack that Ive had for over two years. They work just fine but I wanted to get away from the adapter. Whoa, shortly after buying the first set they started shorting out. I returned that set and got a second set. Now the second set has started doing the same thing. I had intended to return these the first of the week but something important kept me from doing so. I got this set on 9/9/2019 but it says the date to return them was 9/23/2019. Now I’ve got this set of earbuds that are not working. I don’t know why 2 pairs of the exact same earbuds as I have except for the connection being different ( headphone jack verses lightening connector) have shorted out so quickly after purchasing. I bought the protection plan so I’m hoping this will either allow me to get my money back or another replacement set. I bought the set with the headphone jack from QVC and they are still working fine. What is it with the ones I bought at Best Buy that they’ve messed up so soon after purchase. Does Best Buy sell seconds? Or is this the same product that QVC sells and I ejustgot a bad pair twice? I know that there’s always a chance of buying something that got by a quality check and it’s just not right, but come on two pairs that have gone bad just shortly after purchasing. Either I’m the most unlucky person shopping at Best Buy or something just isn’t right. Maybe there’s a reason the best price for these Beat earbuds was at Best Buy. Not sure what the problem is but I’m starting to wonder about purchasing anything else there. I added 2 pics, the earbuds and the Vera Bradley tech case they are kept in when not in use. The ones I bought at Best Buy didn’t come with a case like the ones I got from QVC.
I’m old fashioned so I love having the wires on my ear buds. It works well with my iPhone and iPad. When worn it does close noise when listening with it. I wish the buds weren’t removable, but that’s just my preference. I like the original buds to the iPhone then the buds they provided for the beats buds. I still like it and it’s comfortable just be cautious about the buds falling out or getting shut in the canal of the ear. I wanted the red ones but they didn’t have red ones they all sold out so I was left with white or black. I got the black ones wish there was a case to these so the buds won’t get lost. Overall everything is nice about them they do what they are suppose to. The price was ok because I got it on sale instead of it’s original price. Love that it has a mic too.
I own the "high performance bluetooth beats" and I would say if that version's sound is equal to 10/10 then these ones are like 8.5/10. the buds are super soft so sometimes there is a slippage effect unless you jam them in there. I also have small ears for the record. I bought these to use instead of the apple headphones and to use incase my bluetooth ones need charge. the voice quality when someone is listening to my speak is good in these ones. I haven't had any problems. the two little buds have magnets right on the b logo so that way they don't tangle. they will stick to your fridge lol i put my head near my fridge when I was just listening through one bud and then the dangling one kind of sucked to fridge and when i went to walk away it pulled the other one out of my ear lol but that was really minor inconvience. the cords dont get tangled because of the magnet so its honestly pretty legit. the apple ones are not good at all in comparison to these ones.
When it come in terms of "Which wired headphones do you want for your latest iPhone?" Well, there's the quick and simple answer of the Apple headphones, or their alternative of the urBeats3. As far as quality goes, they are about the same as the Apple headphones because they share similar technology in their design. urBeats are just the earbud version of the Apple headphones, but with a brand name. If you don't like how the normal Apple headphones fit in your ears, Wired or Wireless, Beats is the other brand that Apple offers you as the alternative.
Apples : to : Oranges (Beats)
EarPods : urBeats
AirPods/(Pro) : BeatsX/PowerBeats/(Pro)
AirPod Max : Beats Solo/(Pro)/Studio/Pro/EP
I preferably favor Beats more due to their ear fit over Apple headphones.
These headphones are quite good. Although not noise-canceling, they are really good at it. The previous iteration of these used to have a nice pouch to carry them but now Apple is cutting corners and not including them anymore. Not good value for the money that's charged so wait until they go on sale. They're a good $30 headphone (much better than the standard iphone headphones!) but not worth paying $59.
This review is from Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats³ Earphones with Lightning Connector - Yellow
2 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend
Bass, Price, Sound quality
Noise cancellation, Wiring
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great for Music, Not so good for calls
I purchased to replace an older set of Beats earbuds. What I liked was the consistent sound quality, decent bass which was not over-bearing, great for pop music that I listen to. I also liked the soft earbuds, which makes for a better fit than the standard Apple Earpods and the lightning connector was a plus, no longer need to carry an adapter. What I didn't like was the cord noise. When there's no music, and you move, you can hear noise from the cord. Not much of an issue when you're listening to music, but it's problematic when making a call especially since the other party also hears the cord noise on their end. To be fair, sound quality is good if you're not moving, but the whole point is to be mobile. Needless to say, I am not going to be using this for phone calls. One other negative is that there's no carrying pouch, which was a disappointment since my previous purchases of Beats and other higher end brands included a case or pouch. Bottom line, great for music at this price point, but not for making calls.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about usability, size, design and sound. Editors are less positive about treble quality and mids quality and have mixed opinions about noise isolation.
TechRadarRating, 3 out of 53.0Nick Pino on June 1, 2019
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