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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11051 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but overpriced & wireless issue

    Posted
    Kevin
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    My daughters have to have the "cool" Beats. Personally I would rather have a better set of Bose for about the same price or even a bit less or a comparable set of Sony for half the cost. However, I was a teenager once and wanted certain brands...While they have a great design and sound great, they are not worth the price, even on sale. In addition, the wireless is problematic at best. The first set my daughter had just stopped working wirelessly. Thanks to Apple's great customer service, we had a replacement in a few days. However, the same issue happened again. Upon a bit or online research, sounds like not an uncommon issue. Ultimately, was not a huge deal as she uses them wired mostly anyway (so am glad I got Solo instead of Studio, as when I was shopping, I heard that if the battery dies on them, they do not even work wired, so I chose Solo), but they are about $100 higher than Solo2 and I assume most of which is because of them being wireless. Bottom line, both my nephews want Beats for Christmas as well so found myself looking for people who still had Solo2 so I do not have to pay the extra $100 for wireless since it seems to be an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad - Not Great

    Posted
    PaulSCT
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    These aren't a terrible set of headphones. However for its price point, I think you'll find better sounding and more comfortable headphones on the market. I don't think you'll be dissapointed if you purchase these - but I don't necessarily think you'll be wowed either. They do sound better than the last several iterrations of the Beats Solo line. At half the price though, the Jaybird X4 sports earbuds sound better and are much more comfortable than these. The Jaybirds even offer better passive noise cancellation than these. If you're looking for on ear cans - sure, test these out in the store, but you'd be re-missed not explore other options from Audio Technica or Senheisser that will simply blow these out of the water.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charging doesn't work

    Posted
    Momof4
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    I went with my husband to pick these out for my birthday. I've never owned a pair that was super excited to get them. They worked good for about a month. The sound quality was really good however, the charging stopped working. At first I thought it was my plug so I tried a different one. I did all these different troubleshooting methods and nothing seemed to work. I bought the warranty but it's unfortunate for her only after a month, I'm having to use it. I hope they don't send me a refurbished one. This is really not what I expected for the the price that I paid… I should have done more research. For the price that these are, charging should not be an issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great while it lasted...

    Posted
    JohnDavid
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    I got my Beats Solo3 Wireless in January of 2017 and have loved them every time I used them. My only complaint for the first few months was that one of the clips that lock the headphones in place broke after a few months. Besides that, they worked fine. No biggie. I used them on every trip I went on, many days at school, and many late nights working on assignments. The pairing process was super seamless and worked great each time. However, after having them for 23 months, the right side quit working. Wonderful. Super annoying that they didn't last 2 years as much as they cost. I really want to buy another pair, but as careful as I was with these, why on earth did they break after less than two years?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound... for people with small ears.

    Posted
    BWalkr
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    Bought these headphones because I love their big brother, the Studio3's but wanted something a little lighter for the gym. The sound quality didn't disappoint, though the base was lacking compared to the over-ear version. I was impressed by the mid-range stability and overall performance. Still, I had to return them after only a few days of use because the on-ear design was just not comfortable for my large head and larger ears. I'd highly recommend these for teenagers and anyone with smaller cranium, but for me, I'll stick with the noise-canceling big boys for now. Guess my buds will have to suffice in the gym for now...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too muc Pressure

    Posted
    Kaycee
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    While they’re not marketed as an ‘over the ear’ headphone—they’re somewhat playing in that field with the studio-headphone quality. I ended up returning my pair within the Best Buy return date because of the ear-ache. It didn’t really take me long to figure out that because of the ‘isolation’ quality, the headphones press your ears into your skull. Over the course of a couple of hours, the cartilage does suffer a bit from the consistant pressure. So while the pain is allieviated by taking them on and off. As an artist by trade, I need to be able to wear a pair of headphones for longer than a couple hours. But the quality is amazing: sound is crisp, isolation is firm & they’re gorgeous headphones. Just the pressure is so tight it was obnoxious and gave me red ears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They are headphones

    Posted
    Gayle0012
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    They have good volume and clear sound but really I’m not a headphone critic. I have a bit of a small head so the band doesn’t really fit snug. There is about a two finger gap up top on the smallest adjustable setting. They start to hurt my ears after about 45 minutes because that fit is pretty snug which is probably the only reason why they stay on my head. I can hear my TV when I’m running my carpet cleaner though so purpose served. I got them because they are on sale so I feel like they are regularly overpriced. They are inconsistent with working for phone calls.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    XAQman
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    I purchased these headphones to go with my iPhone 7 as an accessory. The easy pairing is great. The sound quality is good, and the volume is very loud. All things I wanted in these headphones. My biggest complaint is the battery. The 30 hours is unattainable with moderate use. Also, as a college student in Minnesota, I walk about 4 blocks to classes. These headphones are incredibly temperature intolerant, making them unusable to me unless I stay indoors. This is a major draw back for headphones designed for portability at this price point. I also own a pair of Skull Candy Hesh 2 wireless, the volume is not as loud but otherwise I am much happier with SC's for half the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love my beats

    Posted
    Kristin
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    I am giving this product 3 stars because in the 2 years that I have had them they have stopped working twice. The up side is beats customer service is great and will work with you. Bad part is for any repair you are without your headphones for several days. I have had the same ear on two seperate pair short circuit and stop working. I was asked if I sweat in them. I wear them to the gym so yes that does happen from time to time. I feel for the price of the earphones they should make them sweatproof....overall though I love my beats when they are working properly

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok wireless headphone

    Posted
    magestic1
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    I reviewed these Beats headphones before purchase and understood that I was getting a mediocre product in terms of sound range but good enough for an average joe like myself. What I didnt anticipate is that just a few weeks after purchase that I wireless function would stop working. After googling the problem I found that my situation was not uncommon and there was no current fix for this. I had to send in my headphones for repair which obviously leads to time without use. The only upside was that I bought the headphones on sale so the difference in price between the Beats and the wireless Bose was large enough to make considering the Bose prohibitive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not great.

    Posted
    Kaelan
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    Bought these for my wife before a trip to Norway to use on the plane. I bought a "new"set on eBay only to find out they were fake. Seriously, get the beats updater application, it will verify your headphones are genuine. They work ok, sound good, but at this point you're only paying for the name. I personally use Sony headphones and at less than the cost of these, they also give noise cancelling and full over ear. They still feel high quality, and sound good, so she is very happy and I am happy best buy sells real products!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mmmmmmhh

    Posted
    Kidd
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    I wanted a smaller build pair cause I hate wearing bulky headphones and the air pods are just not gonna happen, so the best alternative is beats. And well...look besides the part where I ordered “open box- excellent” pair, which FYI came without a cable to charge the stupid thing, had gum on the inside of the box, otherwise the pair arrived working and intact. Tragically the sound quality is just beyond salvation. I’m not even an audiophile but these play music like it’s coming from the other side of a drywall. Hard pass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent headphones

    Posted
    Baja6969
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    I bought these headphones for my girlfriend so it can match her phone. She wanted these so much. After buying them and listening to them I dont think they worth $300. I paid $200 on sale and I still dont think they worth the money. They are average. The sound is decent but it doesnt blow me away like other headphones ive owned. I own a pair of Sol Republic wired headphones and they sound great and it only cost $50. The come in alot of nice colors. Save your money and buy Bose quietcomfort or sony xm3.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Return Review

    Posted
    ReturnReview
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    I bought these because I needed wireless headphones to reduce the number of adapters and accessories I used with my iPhone. They were on sale for a really good price and I had a rewards coupon. I wanted Bose but these were cheaper and I only listen to Apple Music and nothing else that requires superior headphones. The color and quality were good. I ended up returning them after a few days because they were to tight which gave me a headache. After about an hour or so I would readjust them to stop my headache but nothing worked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meets expectations.

    Posted
    Jabaraboosh
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    As the title says, this pair of headphones meets expectations. Not bass heavy at all and the battery life is excellent. My wife has used it now for several days without needing to recharge. Bought the on-ear version to be usable at work. Only downside is the case could have been bigger, it's a hassle taking it out of the case and putting it back in. As far as sound quality, I have used equal if not better sounding headphones. The price for this unit doesn't justify the sound quality you get. I would spend it elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh...OK headphones.

    Posted
    ETH2
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    Beats Solo3’s do most things ok, but nothing really well. The base is a bit muddy, the build is a bit fragile and the headphones become slippery when moist limiting their usefulness in the gym. The one thing that they do have is battery life. They are lite but place a great deal of pressure clamping down on your ears making long listening sessions problematic. For the Best Buy sale price of $149 they are acceptable, but at $300....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You can do better for the $$

    Posted
    Groovykeys
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    No doubt that these phones are well made, a quality piece. And they look great. The W1 chip is killer if you use Apple product and they have battery life for days... however, the audio quality just doesn’t meet the price tag. Muddy his and mids, not crisp and lack of detail. Comfort will be hit or miss for different users. My 9 year old loved them for YouTube. These would be good at $100 for a teenager or kids. They just had Sony WH-1000xmw on sale for $299 and they are worlds apart in audio quality, like a Chevy vs a Mercedes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great but breaks easily.

    Posted
    Lillie

    I have bought this kind of headphones twice and they broke both times and in the same area. I was very unhappy. I used my beats every day. They are so expensive and should have a better quality on the outside to make it more durable. Both of them broke where the headpiece connects to the earpiece. One even broke while I was holding them. My sister has an earlier version of them and she has had them for years. I recommend buying an older version for a better quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Product

    Posted
    mann
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    I was so excited to receive this product but after two weeks of using it, i immediately return to BB. The sound quality is not what you would expect from big brand name like apple. It lacks noise cancellation and the music quality is just as good as from those headphones you would get for less than $100. Maybe it just me, but I really didn't like the product. I decided to get airports instead and I love those.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good if you want wireless hand free set

    Posted
    Halley
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    Initially upon reviewing them I had done my research and decided these would be perfect for me, not to mention they were at a discounted price from the original. Once I received them they were definitely smaller than I had expected and they didn’t sound expensive at all. So I made the conscious decision to return them. Maybe perfect gift for kids/ teens but not worth the big bucks for an adult.

    I would recommend this to a friend