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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Purely Wasted Potential

    Posted
    Michae
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Studio3 Review After building up my expectations for Studio3 to be an industry-leading wireless headphone based on the momentum of the fantastic Solo3 that preceded it, Apple’s infinite resources and talent, and the groundbreaking W1 chip, I ended up being extremely disappointed with Studio3. Beats had the opportunity to change the headphone industry with their flagship wireless headphone much in the same way AirPods created a new category, but instead settled on complacency and mediocrity. Design Appearance The design is the high point of Studio3 as it retains Beats’ signature stylish understated look, but even the aesthetic feels dated since it recycles the design from the 2013 Studio 2.0 model. Of the six colors available at launch, Shadow Gray and Porcelain Rose showcase gorgeous color schemes and make a better case for an upgrade; however, it’s a testament to how poorly Beats handled the development of Studio3 that the two colors that look fresh and fashionable are not sold at most retailers. Build quality Studio3 falls short in this regard as the overall construction feels hollow rather than reassuring. While Studio3 is unlikely to be as problematic as Studio 2.0 due in part to new stitching on the ear-pads that is supposed to rectify the issues many had with the previous model, it also does not feel as premium as the design makes the headphones appear from a distance. The plastic creaks when I put them on my ears and move my head, the hinge mechanism feels loose and imprecise, and Studio3’s design as a whole is lacking a solidness to it that would be expected at this price point. (This is not due to the relatively lightweight nature of Studio3, the headphones simply are lacking a rigidness that would classify them as high-end.) Comfort/fit It does seem that Beats takes care in developing the comfort of its headphones, and it shows with soft, moderately comfortable ear-pads that are well-padded. They are quite shallow relative to other headphones, which I assumed was by design to provide a better bass response and more stable fit but neither came to fruition in my testing. However, this design does provide a solid level of passive isolation. While Studio3 is perfectly fine for sitting at a desk for a few hours at a time or walking around, in my personal testing I found they were not well-suited for exercise. At the gym I found myself re-adjusting them a dozen times, never happy with the fit, and they were not stable enough to run in. Mileage will vary in regards to fit, but the Studio3 while fairly comfortable did not provide a stable enough fit for me to continue actively using them. Packaging Basically the same unboxing experience Beats has featured for the past few years. Clean, sophisticated, luxurious. The hard case included feels premium and is easily a luxury item. If we were judging Studio3 on packaging alone, it would receive top marks. Sound “Studio-quality” sound signature Sorry Beats, you blew it on sound. It’s not exciting enough to be a fun headphone nor is it clean enough to be an audiophile-grade headphone. Instead, it is in an awkward consumer-compromised middle ground. Bass Studio3 has a sub-bass roll-off that makes the bass presentation too focused on the upper bass, which leads to the bass lacking the fullness that would give it impact and body. This mid/upper-bass emphasis can add weight to certain bass notes, but on a whole leaves the bass lacking the emotion and definition that would be expected. Mid-range Unfortunately, the mid-range can come off as muddy and slightly cluttered. There is a sense of clarity that is missing on Studio3. Studio3 would not be defined as “bassy”; rather, Studio3 is a balanced headphone that lacks the resolution that should come from a relative lack of bass impact. Yet, the mid-range manages to almost sound as muddy as it does on headphones that have a much more pronounced bass tuning due to a focus on the upper bass/lower mid-range. Treble Inaccurate at times but the treble does cover a full range and can bring out the best in certain instruments. This is the one aspect of the sound I cannot really fault. Also note that Studio3 has a closed soundstage which means that instruments do not have as much space between them as discerning listeners would prefer. Overall Surprisingly, I find the sound signature to be best-suited for listening to music at about 50% volume as it is quite well-balanced even if it is not adequate for studio mixing or critical listening. Regardless, Beats has reverted back to providing audio that underperforms for the price and that is disappointing. Studio3 isn’t competitive at its price point as $349 can buy premium build quality and sound from other brands. Active Noise Cancellation (“Pure ANC”) Studio3 provides above-average active noise cancellation that doesn’t compare to its closest competition. It is capable enough to block out certain low and high frequencies, but is inadequate at providing total isolation. Bose’s QC35 II and Sony’s 1000X line provides far more isolating ANC at a cost to the sound. What Beats’ Pure ANC lacks in strength, it makes up for in clarity as it does preserve the quality of the audio and I found Studio3 with ANC enabled to provide a better listening experience than with it disabled. There is a hiss when ANC is enabled that I find is not as pronounced on similar ANC headphones; consequently, I do wish the ANC was more transparent in this regard even though the hiss does slightly dissipate over time. Pure ANC will be good enough for most users though, especially those not seeking the total sanctuary of Bose or Sony’s ANC. Wireless connectivity Beats totally wasted their opportunity to create the first no-compromise over-ear wireless headphone while Apple’s W1 chip is still a year or two ahead of the competition in connection strength, reliability, and range. Apple has developed the best Bluetooth technology on the market, and the AAC Bluetooth codec Apple uses to transmit audio from iOS/Mac OS makes it so that there is truly zero quality degradation between wired and wireless when it’s used with sources like Apple Music that stream AAC files. While the W1 chip is the foundational feature of Studio3 and provides wireless audio with zero compromises, Studio3 presents compromises in every other area. Conclusion Beats took three steps back after Solo3 turned out to absolutely exceed every expectation I had for them, and BeatsX punched above its weight as a wireless headphone with performance that competed with wired headphones at the same price point. Studio3 is iterative rather than innovative, and after four years that is not enough. Purely wasted potential. Note to Beats by Dre: Beats is expected to produce fun, energetic headphones. Rather than sculpting the sound as Beats has on every Studio model, keep it simple like Solo3’s almost excellent signature which features a mostly even boost throughout the entire bass range, scooped mids that manage to sound natural, and a rolled-off but fairly articulate treble; undoubtedly, Solo3 is the best headphone Beats has produced to date in my opinion (and the opinion of audiophiles like Tyll from Innerfidelity). Focus on developing innovative new tunings and driver technologies to produce quality sound while still retaining a healthy, linear bass boost of 5-10dB. I would not expect Beats to attempt to imitate audiophile brands like Sennheiser as Beats has its niche; effectively, Beats should be figuring out better ways to reach its end goal of bringing out the emotion in a song while also providing the details the artists intended listeners to hear. Ultimately Studio3 is a misstep which doesn’t have a lot of bass presence and also doesn’t have a particularly clean sound signature. I do truly believe Beats has the potential to make the best wireless headphones on the market; in fact, in many ways I firmly believe Solo3 is best-in-class. An over-ear headphone with an exciting bass boost and clarity throughout all the other frequencies could be a game-changer, and Solo3 has proved that Beats is capable of producing the type of sound that they so masterfully market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Please don’t believe the bad reviews

    Posted
    dunhill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Okay so this is my second review on here today. I want to start out by saying I wasted a lot of time back and forth to Best Buy buying and returning different headphones because I was reading and believing the negative reviews on here about the Studio3’s not being good with no bass and bad sound. I have been into music since I was 14. I’m 34 today. I produce music as well as DJ. So I’d like to believe I know music and sound to a degree. I also have a pair of studio2 wireless that I purchased almost 4 years ago when they first released and they still work and sound like the day I bought them with only a headband replacement recently that cost me 25.00 to fix. ( the serviceability is easy on Beats ) that’s important to anyone. So I bought the Bose QC35 2’s to try and while comfortable they had no volume headroom or bass. I actually couldnt believe Bose charges 349 for these. They went back the next day! Then I bought the Sony WH1000XM2’s and while at first I was impressed I quickly saw they werent as good as they seemed. The bass sounded reproduced and not true to the bass in the music. They would also distort with heavy EDM music. That was the first thing I realized. Then the right side of the headband had a creaking noise only after one day. I read that the previous version had cracking problems so with those two things they went back after a week. Now here’s the thing. I tested the new studios in the bestbuy store but the volume was very low and the bass was almost non existent. Every time I tried them I thought to myself, maybe all these reviews are true. Maybe Apple really did ruin them. So on a wimb because I had just bought and returned two pair of headphones in a week I told the associate if I buy these and they sound like your floor models I’ll be returning them. They assured me they would sound completely different as the floor model is toned down for children for liability reasons. So he’s my result. They sound really really good. The highs and mids are great and the bass is tight clear and punchy. True representation of every song I listen to with them. They also get very loud just as the studio2’s. All in all I want to tell you the person reading my review. Ignore the bad reviews because I listened to them and in the end nothing they said was even remotely true. You can return them if you feel they are not for you but if you like good clear sound with volume and deep punchy bass that doesn’t cut out you HAVE to try them. The range is also VERY impressive. The new W1 chip def extends the range and battery life seems very good also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BAD REVIEWS, BUT NOT FROM ME!

    Posted
    MERCURYMIKE
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I PURCHASED THESE HEADPHONES 3 MONTHS AGO. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE HOW I FELT ABOUT THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND THAT OF THE SOUND. THIS IS MY SECOND SET OF STUDIOS. I CAN DEFINITELY HEAR A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE IN THE SOUNDS FROM MY OLD SET TO THESE. I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THESE STUDIOS ARE BETTER. ALSO, I HEAR AND HAVE READ TERRIBLE REVIEWS ABOUT HOW THE "APPLE BEATS" WORK WITH ANDROID PHONES. ONCE AGAIN, I FEEL THAT IS TOTAL BULL SQUIRT! I'M USING A MOTOROLA ANDROID PHONE AND EVERYTHING HAS BEEN JUST GREAT! I PAIRED MY CELL TO THESE HEADPHONES IN LESS THAN A MINUTE! ALSO, SOMETHING I REALLY NOTICED IS HOW FAR AWAY FROM MY CELL PHONE I CAN BE. I'VE ACTUALLY LEFT MY CELL IN MY HOUSE AND WENT OUT IN MY YARD AND CUT MY GRASS! THE ANC WORKS SO WELL THAT IF I DIDN'T FEEL THE VIBRATION OF MY LAWN MOWER, I WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN THAT IT WAS EVEN RUNNING! ALSO, I WENT ALL AROUND MY YARD AND NEVER, NEVER DROPPED OUT! THAT WAS A DISTANCE OF MAXIMUM 40 YARDS!! NOT FEET, YARDS!!! I MIGHT HAVE AN ANOMALY, BUT THAT'S JUST REMARKABLE FOR ANY BLUE TOOTH DEVICE! I WORE MY PHONES FOR THREE STRAIGHT HOURS AND EVEN THOUGH I SWEAT ( A LOT!! ), I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE COMFORT OF THESE STUDIOS. I WEAR GLASSES, SO I HAVE THAT BOW HANGING ALREADY ON MY EARS, BUT, THE PRESSURE OF THE HEADPHONE FIT WORKED JUST FINE. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE FROM MY PRIOR BEATS TO THESE BEATS IN OVERALL SOUND QUALITY. I HEAR MORE INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE SEPARATED BETWEEN THE LEFT AND RIGHT. THERE IS LESS OF A BASS INFLUENCE IN THIS NEW SET. THAT COULD GO EITHER WAY FOR SOME OF YOU. I FIND IT TO BE BETTER, BECAUSE I LIKE A MORE BALLANCED SOUND. IF YOU HAVE A GRAPHIC EQUALIZER SET UP IN YOUR CELL, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ADJUST THE TYPE OF SOUND YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. I'VE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE EAR PADS SO FAR. I DID REPLACE THE EAR PADS ON MY PRIOR SET 2 TIMES OVER A 7 YEAR PERIOD. I DON'T THINK THAT IS TO AWFUL BAD. I FOUND A SITE ON THE NET WHERE YOU CAN BUY A NEW SET FOR $25.00. SO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH BEATS TO REPLACE THEM! I'M AN OLDER GUY, BUT I REALLY USE MY BEATS. MY WIFE TELLS ME SHE CAN'T REMEMBER HOW I LOOK WITHOUT A PAIR OF B'S SHOWING ON EACH SIDE OF MY HEAD! IF YOU NOTICE, EVEN THOUGH I LOVE MY BEATS, I DID NOT GIVE THEM 5 STARS. I HAVE ONE REGRET ABOUT THEM. I WISH APPLE WOULD FIND A WAY ( ON BEATS IV ! ), WHERE THE EAR PADS SWIVEL FLAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR WEARING THEM AROUND YOUR NECK AND ALSO FOR STORING THEM. IN THE PAST, I'VE HAD HEADPHONES FROM M & D AND ALSO SONY, AND I DID HAVE THAT CONVENIENCE ON BOTH OF THOSE. SO, IN CLOSING, BECAUSE I AM OLDER, I DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS I USED TO HAVE WHEN I TRAVELED FOR WORK MORE. MY CASH FLOW IS IMPORTANT TO ME. I'M NOT GONNA SHELL OUT 350 BUCKS UNLESS I'M VERY, VERY HAPPY WITH WHAT I'M BUYING! THESE ARE DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY CENT! I'VE BEEN IN SOUND STUDIOS OVER THE YEARS AND THESE AREN'T THAT FAR FROM PROFESSIONAL SETS! I BOUGHT THE SHADOW GREY SET AND PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME WHEN I'M GOING THRU AIRPORTS HOW REMARKABLY GOOD THESE PHONES LOOK! GO BUY YOURSELF A SET, YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only Compatible with iOS Devices/Low Quality

    Posted
    BobbyD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For backround, I have previously owned gen. 1 Beats Tour earbuds (which were overall best earbud/headphones I have ever owned) and previously used gen. 1 Beats Studio headphones, back around 2013 (before Beats was bought out by Apple). I also currently own a new generation Beats Pill +, which I purchased last year. I loved the sound quality in all three products, which is why I decided to buy a new pair of Beats headphones (my old Beats earbuds have since worn out with age). I have been using the low quality earbuds that came with my phone since my old Beats wore out and I've been eagerly awaiting a replacement. First impressions after opening the the box were good, with high quality packaging, as expected from Beats/ Apple products, but that is where the good impressions stop. After opening the box, I immediately grab the auxiliary cable to test out the audio quality (not wanting to fiddle around with the bluetooth connections just yet). Looking for the auxiliary input, I was surprised to notice a standard micro USB-b charger. This is an odd decision from Apple, given that they had upgraded the Pill+ to a lightening charger, to be in line with their other products; I expected the same from these headphones. Before I managed to plug them in, I also noticed the lack of a USB AC wall adapter being included in the box. This is also, not a big deal, as I have many unused wall adapters lying around; just another odd decision. After those distractions, I finally got the headphones plugged into my phone (Galaxy S8, Android OS 9). I open Spotify, pick a song and press play on my phone. I hear nothing. I press pause, then play again on my phone, still nothing. I can clearly see that the song is playing on my phone, but it doesn't seem to be transmitting any sound to the headphones. They should be able to work without being powered on, while wired, but whatever. I turn the headphones on and try again, still nothing. After several minutes of unplugging/reinserting the cable, closing/reopening the app, pressing pause/play, powering on/off; I give up and try connecting it through bluetooth instead. Surely that must work, right? I connected the bluetooth through my phone, surprisingly the music started playing, but I was quickly disappointed to notice how quiet the sound was. Even at max volume, it wasn't any louder than the cheap earbuds that came with my phone. Worse yet, the bass, (in a normally bass-heavy hip-hop song) was barely noticeable. After expecting the high quality audio/bass that I was used to from older Beats products, this was a shock to say the least. And it doesn't end there, I quickly noticed that NONE of buttons on the headphones, with the exception of the power/ ANC button seemed to be responsive. I plugged the aux cable back in and I could finally hear audio through it, but the quality was still unimpressive and also the only button on the remote talk cable that seemed to work was the pause/play button. At this point, I was very irritated to say the least. At first I was thinking that I might have a defective product, but then I figured it out. Apple owns Beats now. I quickly grabbed the owners manual, read through it and there it was. At the very bottom in fine print "May not be compatible with non iOS devices" Years prior I had stopped buying other Apple products for many similar issues with quality and compatibility. Overall I am extremely unsatisfied with this product. I researched these headphones, read all the specs (just like I would with any $300+ purchase) and nowhere did it say that it wouldn't be compatible with Android OS; until I read the owner's manual after buying it. At the very least, that should be clearly stated in the description. Needless to say, I will be returning it and WILL NOT be purchasing anything from Beats or Apple again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A fashion accessory which loses value

    Posted
    MrTylerM
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Let me preface this review with some context. I've owned many a pair of headphones, I will compare it to headphones in a similar price point: Bose QC35's, Sony WH 1000xm2's, JBL Elite 750NC's and B&O H9's. TL;DR: They look good, connect fast with the W1 chip, have good noise cancelling (Not as good as Sony's or Bose's nc) but have below avg. mids and highs. They do ok in bass, looks and ease of use are where they excel. If you want better sound for the price, go with Sony for more bass & highs, Bose has better mids (comfort, and NC). JBL has a better overall sound spectrum but does not excel in any of them in particular. I'll keep this review concise, the comfort on the Studio 3's are pretty good, slightly better than the Sony's which are a little tighter. The band is made out of a rubber which can pull on your hair, which can be somewhat uncomfortable. The pairing process is effortless with an iPhone, the process on an android device is similar to any other bluetooth pair of headphones. Noise Canceling is the big addition to the Studios, which is rather subpar compared to the Bose, Sony and even JBL's. The build quality is rather disappointing, partially metal on the hinges which is fine, but the rest is plastic. Bose have fantastic build quality while the Sony's and JBL's are about on par. B&O have amazing build quality, full aluminum, premium leather, etc. but are also $150 more. The sound produced by the studios is similar to cheese through a cheese grater. Your car stereo system may have better quality. An unexaggerated example would be a slightly better reproduction of traditional ear buds. They get loud, but that's about it. Battery life is fine, around 20+ hrs, which about standard for these headphones, with the Sony's leading again. Final Verdict: If you want to save a penny, get the JBL's which will have better sound and NC. For the price, get the Bose QC35's or Sony WH 1000xm2's which are both more feature packed with better sound quality. If you want to spend an extra dime, the B&O's have significantly better sounding, clean and concise bass with phenomenal sound quality. Rating for iOS devices: 3/5 One star for NC, one star for the W1 Chip, one star for looks. Rating for Android devices: 2/5 One star for looks, one star for NC They don't get a star for functioning like any pair of headphones over $50 will.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No regret!

    Posted
    Sall
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I made my research and tried different noise canceling wireless bluetooth headphones like Bose QuiteComfort 35, Sony 1000x, B&O Play H9. All have their nice features but I picked Beats Studio3. Noise canceling works really good and sound quality as well. It's not a pro grade sound quality but pretty good. When you put them on you do not get that vacuum feeling in your ears like Bose QuiteComfort 35 gives you. Also Bose is not so useful when exercise. However Bose ear pads are most soft and comfortable and bigger. Studio3 has good ear pads as well the only downside is ear pads are a little warm. I still like them. Best built quality of ACN headphones is B&O no question, but they are much more expensive. Regarding bluetooth connectivity and battery life, Studio3 has good performance. It connects all apple devices easily and without problem. I go to basement and leave my phone/tablet/computer in the living room and did not have any connectivity/sound quality issue at all The main reason I purchased Studio3 is to use them in a loud place when studying. It blocks noise around good even when I lover the sound very low. It comes with fat hard case, charger cable, snap hook for the case and a good quality headphone cable. Easy to use. So far I am happy for my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok sound but poor quality headphones break easily

    Posted
    Velez

    These are my first beats I've ever owned I had great expectations for the headphones at first but after 3 weeks truly disappointed the headphone when closing seems like if they are about to break any minute. I take care of my things very carefully but lets starts with the things that at first impressed me; "Seamless connections "with all your apple device through icloud you connect to one of them and it automatically connects to others well at first, then they start to present issues this is my second set of headphones beats because already had to return one of them. The solo 3 presented the same issue thats why I decided to upgrade to the studios 3. Battery life is pretty long. Quick charge only five minutes gives you over 2 hours of music. Microphone works great. Noise cancelling work pretty decent. Cons Uncomfortable for long periods of time they feel very stiff no flexibility very uncomfortable to wear over the neck Construction seems poor and haven't changed I circled over the pictures showing the places where they look like theres tear already, over the years still remember my cousin had a previous generation and in a week one of the sides felt apart thank God he was under Best Buy 14 day policy and they changed it for him. They have that punchy bass which causes them when they are in high volume if theres a lot of instruments presents in the song it will make the music sound horrible. Bottom line don't waste your money on headphones with aggressive marketing that will last you 6 months or maybe less like beats but in a company that is a legend in sound If you are looking for some good headphones and pretty sure they will last get the Bose Quiet comfort 35ll and thats truly amazing sound with a lot of detail and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time I bought these tested them side by side and is a true winner.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    Posted
    LAWRENCEDULAC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Upgraded from "On the Ear" headphone to the "Around the Ear" Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in Matte Black. HUGE difference! I spend approximately 12 hours a day with these headphones on, and I can say, without a doubt- there is a huge improvement in the Noise Cancellation feature, an increase in the clarity of the sound, and overall greater comfort. I was very much impressed with the automatic noise cancellation feature. It really does work much better than I've experienced in the past. I also find the greater comfort allows me to wear the headphones for a much greater period of time than ever before- allowing me to stay in the zone longer, and accomplish more. As far as enjoying music- the wireless feature is fantastic. High highs, low lows- its all clear. I can listen to classical, to Rock, to Hip Hop and it all sounds fantastic. Phone calls? I don't find myself talking too much on the phone while wearing the headphones- but they do pick up everything AND they send out a clear sound, even when whispering, and I also hear the other person clearly as well through the headphones. What more can one ask for. Overall, I give the Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones a 5 star rating. They surpassed my expectations in both my professional and personal pursuits! Great job Beats!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones

    Posted
    BeatsUser
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    I bought these as an upgrade/replacement to my previous pair of wireless noise canceling Beats and have not been disappointed. I work in an office with thin walls and a lot of loud talkers with no concept of volume control. Needless to say that just wreaks havoc with focusing on work, let alone listening to anything relaxing. I had some Apple Air Pods that we’re ok for a while but the excessive office chatter eventually over powered them. I even turned them up as safely as I dared but that failed and the pods rubbing began to hurt one ear. On a frustrated whim I brought my old “noise Canceling Beats Studios” in just to see what they could do for the situation and was pleasantly surprised. The well worn out ear cups, scratched and well over 3yr Beats did ok. Since it was close to my Birthday I figured I might treat myself and a pair of the newer ones may be better. I liked the reviews and since I am a Apple IPhone user and the fact that they upgraded everything with their A-Chip tech, I decided to go for it. They were on sale for $75 off and with my rewards points, after tax I got them for $250 and change. I am one very happy customer! They look sleek and feel solid despite some creaking when folding or putting them on. I attribute that to the materials used but it isn’t a deal breaker for me. My music comes through clearer than ever before, audio books are also wonderful and most important of all the noise Cancelling is great. I have not had to deal with the loud distractions since getting them. I practically use them almost daily. I just don my Beats and the noisiest meeting, Shopping discussion or sports complaints fall away. I recently took them with me on a plane and almost fell asleep more than once because things were so quiet. This is probably my favorite Best Buy purchase of the year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love them. Sometimes I don't even turn them on.

    Posted
    Tireshopgirl
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    Love them! First and foremost I'm an Android phone user, and I have zero problems connecting them to my phone. Piece of cake one button beep beep beep connected. Love that. Second I'm not a disc jockey, a professional musician, I don't work in a sound lab, or a studio. I wear these when I play poker. And I'm not a professional card player. I just dislike sitting at tables with annoying people... That's why I love them I got them in Red, so when I put them on there totally obvious that's why I don't even have to try them on sometimes I can just put them on my head people see that I'm wearing them and they leave me alone while I can hear everything going on at the table nobody talks to me because they think I can't hear them. When I am wearing and then the sound is phenomenal and nobody can hear what I'm listening to... So well I can hear faintly what they're saying they have no idea if I'm listening to Classic Rock hardcore 90s cuss word least rap or Britney Spears pop rock from the 2000s... I love my Beats I watch them like a hawk and I would recommend them with five stars to anybody who is interested thank you dr. Dre

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buyers Remorse No More

    Posted
    nURd

    I am a tech geek and also a music lover. I have had many headphones through out the years from Bose to Bluedio so i have a decent base to compare from. Let me tell you that this was an impulse buy as a gift to myself from my tax refund. So I immediately got buyers remorse and was going to return the headphones the following weekend. I honestly thought the difference from my go to work earphones (Bose QuietComfort 2) and these studio3s would not comfort my impulse decision to burn my 300$ stack. But let me tell you after joy riding these guys at the home office then at the work office I will not be returning these comfy delicious little ear-monsters. The bass response is deserving a standing ovation. the Highs are crispier then a fresh salad from ruby tuesdays (yup that one) and the voice comes through very commanding even that Nirvana song no one understands at the end... Within the first 15 minutes at work i didn't realize that i was bobbin my head to every spine tingling beat almost to an embarrassing level (almost). I have a big head and most over the ear headsets are no bueno but not only are they comfortable they are more sociably acceptable. I will warn you that they are easy to forget they are on your head because of its looooooooong battery life and its near ridiculous range. I live in a direct poor concrete home with steal beams at 2k sq feet and i can travel from one end of the home to the other with no loss of signal, but it will start to garble a little if you try to hang out or do a sit-up at that distance. So the short of the long..... buy these and you wont feel bad AFTER you use them, so give them a chance and if you don't like them after a day or two take them back then buy some cheap knock-offs because you have no soul (not kidding, soulless) oh and i would recommend these to friends, family and even that guy I don't like in IT... hate that dude

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it at all

    Posted
    Mikefan10

    Let me start out by saying what I liked about these studio3 headphones. First off if you have an iPhone it pairs perfectly right out of the box with a push of the power button. If you have an android you could run into some problems connecting as I think these headphones are made for the Apple iPhone ecosystem in my opinion. I got the shadow grey color and it really stands out as people stared at me and complimented in the gym. Now this is why I will be returning these for one reason and one reason only, the sound quality. I was extremely disappointed when I started listening to music. I'm a big hip hop listener and love bass in my music. I don't know what apple did but they completely toned down the bass dramatically and sounds low and muffed. The previous beats all had great bass and made going to the gym a real treat because I was so in the zone with them on and really felt the music like you were supposed to in the studio, hence the name. The noise canceling is great as it blocks out any outside noise, but I think it takes away from the sound quality. Just not impressed at all, and for 350 bucks they sound like hot garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones (for iPhone owners)!

    Posted
    Kent1
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    First, the Porcelain Rose color is phenomenal. This color honestly looks great no matter what gender you are. The fit and finish is also what we've all come to expect from Beats over the years. The pairing process is as simple as the Air Pods in that you just hold them close to your iPhone and it will automatically connect - EASY! These headphones also stay paired. I'm able to walk around a 750 square foot property and leave the phone in one room and have music and phone conversations move with me seamlessly. The music quality is a bit bass heavy, which would be my only knock. I got these over the Bose QC II 35 because these were (at the time) $150 less and to me, sounded comparable. I'm not one to care about the logos on headphones, and the Bose won me over on its subtle but effective design, but for $150 difference I would wear any color on my head. The active noise cancellation is good and can be turned on and off via the bluetooth menu in iOS. Pairing to other iOS devices is a breeze as well and if you are trying to pair to Android or another platform, it's the same as any other BT device - although I don't believe you are getting the advertised battery life this way due to Apple using their proprietary W1 chip for iOS devices. Great headphones that have come a long way since their first-generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT HEADPHONES

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    Simple Review I am just a normal guy that was looking for some good headphones for a long bus trip I read through all of the negative reviews but seriously if you are going to be spending the money for these you MUST go to the store and try out each brand of headphone for yourself. I read all the great reviews on the Bose quiet comfort but I have to say trying them in store I found they were more uncomfortable than the beats and even the new jbl Everest. I find the sound of the beats is great. I don't pick apart every single kind of sound I'm hearing and the bass and whatever else everyone seems to pick apart on these. They sound perfect to me and the noise cancelling works perfect as well But again I have to say go to the store to try all the brands yourself and take your time trying them I think comfort is the most important thing if your looking to wear these long periods of time and I found the beats were really the most comfortable. A close second to these in comfort which I didn't even know about until I got to the store were the jbl Everest. They almost changed my mind on the beats even. The Sony were terrible and the bose as I said really didn't impress me at all The Beats just have the overall package for me Super comfortable Sound great Look the best of all brands Also easiest connectivity with my iPhone - took 2 seconds to link up Overall I'm very happy with these and would definitely recommend them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for airline travel

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    Collin
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    I purchased these headphones to use on the airplane and in the airport when I travel. I usually fly up to 4 times a week, for work, and while my Airpods are great, they do not cancel any ambient sound. These have the adaptive noise cancelling and you can hear them seem to "learn" the noise level around you, they will get quieter over a couple of seconds. While they don't block out 100% of the sound they do a fantastic job when you have absolutely no interest in hearing the general public speaking, the noises of a busy airport or the whine of the jet engines. You can wirelessly take phone calls with them, which is also a great feature. The Battery life is fantastic. I've charged them maybe 4 times since I've owned them and it was only due to the habit of charging my devices, not because the battery was low. If you are apprehensive about spending 300 bucks on headphones they are defiantly worth the money, if like me, the general public drives you nuts and the guy next to you has no idea how loud he's talking on the phone. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Excellent Headphones!!!

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    Bought these on sale at Best Buy for $279.99 less the tax. Excellent price for the Studio 3 wireless headphones. The sound quality is amazing and has been improved upon since Apple has taken over the Beats brand. The bass isn’t so overwhelming and is more balanced with the highs, mids and lows. Beats still has the great bass sound with all the clarity of the voices coming through without being mudded up. Also, the W1 chip makes it a breeze to pair with Apple devices and offers huge versatility with all Apple products. The comfort was great and helps isolate a person from the noise. The ambient noise cancellation does a very good job without being overbearing and giving cabin pressure in the ears. All around a great headphone with great sound and quality build. Highly recommend this product and especially for the Apple fan. 1. Great price. 2. Excellent sound quality. 3. Excellent quality build. 4. Excellent pairing to Apple devices with the W1 chip onboard. 5. Excellent ANC. 6. Excellent fit and comfort.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

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    Bought these so I have something noise cancelling with enough battery to make it thru my 10 hour shifts. Not an apple person at all. This is my 3rd set of Beats. Had the OG studios and set of EPs in the past which is the only reason I was willing to give that company a penny of my hard earned money. I was skeptical of how they would sound and of the battery life. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. Though not as bassy as the original Studios they pack a punch. Clarity is beautiful and crisp among several genres of music. Battery makes it thru 2 full shifts (minus breaks and meetings) without needing to be charged. I work in a factory and I love that I can listen to music on a low level and still converse with a co-worker all while shutting out the loud noises that comes with factory work. Only negatives I can say is they are an Apple product (I know that's repetitive I just can't say it enough) and they do scuff easy. I know they weren't advertised as robust but they got a scratch on the top just hitting the zipper on the case. Other than that I'm happy with them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set of headphones!!!

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    I got two pairs of the same ones actually (one for my dad and one for my boyfriend). They both really wanted some nice, over the ear, noise-cancelling, wireless headphones. My boyfriend got me a pair first and fell in love with them. I then purchased two pairs of these matte black beats studio3 wireless headphones and they are both obsessed with them. They both say their fantastic and I have to agree. What's nice is they double as wireless headphones when a phone call comes in. The sound and microphone on the side worked great. The case they fit in are fantastic too. Our new rescue dog got ahold of them in the case and chewed the crap out of the case. Chew marks all over the case and no damage at all to the headphones. He's also a 60 lbs. boxer so it was a small dog chewing on it. That case is incredibly sturdy. My boyfriend contacted Beats directly and they sent us a new case free of charge. Now we keep that case and other nice things out of reach of the new pup. But overall we love the headphones as a family. The charge lasted a long time as well and charges really fast. Definitely a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    From 1.0 to 3

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    This is my preliminary view. I have the first general beats studio and wanted to try the beats studio 3. They look identical. The sound quality is nearly the same. The noise canceling in the 3 is slightly better. Perhaps the biggest different is that the 3 are not as bass heavy as the first-generation ones. On a side note, I have had the beats for 3 years. I had to replace the ear cups due to wear and tear. I used them for the gym for a little while but then mainly used them when I traveled (plane, car, hotel, etc.). The replacement cups were inexpensive and easy to install. I would not recommend for gym because the cups are not water resistance. The phones are a bit weighted but the ear cups feel comfortable on the ear. If you have the 1st generation or the beats 2.0, then you may not need the beats 3, unless you are one who collects headphones. I got mines for a bit over $200; I used a BB gift card. You can price match from amazon.com and Walmart. Note that price will vary according the color. The black phones tends to be a bit cheaper; these are the ones that I have. I hope this helps. I hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for work and the apple enthusiast

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    I'm not an audiophile but like your average person, needed a nice pair of headphones to use at work and I was willing to invest some dollars into a higher quality model. What narrowed my choice down to this one from the many other competitors was that because my daily drivers are all apple products for work (iphone, ipad & macbook), the included w1 chip was a big convincing factor for me. It connects between all of my iOS devices seamlessly and quickly, and the audio quality is great enough for the average person to enjoy a rich bass sound. The ANC function is also a nice feature to have and certainly aids in boxing yourself into the zone for crunch times. The main factor that I really enjoy is the battery life. I rarely have to charge it and it can easily last a week if you're just using them 3 hours~ a day like myself. The only thing I would point out is that these are not that ideal for warmer/hot temperatures. The cups are big enough to cover your ears but that isolation can quickly leave your ears stuffy and sweaty if you're someone who can't regulate heat that well.

    I would recommend this to a friend