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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3419 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Please don’t believe the bad reviews

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    dunhill
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    No regret!

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    Sall
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

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    LAWRENCEDULAC
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    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

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

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    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: 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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    Moto760
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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

    GREAT HEADPHONES

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    ILikEtecH
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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

    Simply Amazing

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    Mcljas
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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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    YourPalAli
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Headset (When taken good care of)

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    TBark
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    I was slightly cautious when wanting to purchase this expensive headset because I have had people tell me that beats in general break easily. After owning this pair of headphones for almost two months now I can say the following: I wanted to buy these for the gym, so my reviews all around using them for weight lifting, cardio, and yoga. The battery life is fantastic, I usually charge the headphones once a week and have never had them drop below 35% charge. A feature I love for the gym is the sound-cancelling effect, it really makes it so it's just you and your music in the gym. The sound quality is great with all the music I listen too (Rock/Rap/Pop/Dubstep/Country/Etc). I have done my best to keep the headphones safe and be aware of my surroundings so I don't hit the headphones on anything in the gym. I think, with taking good care of this product, they are long lasting and fantastic for enjoying any type of music/video watching.

    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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    Simon
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Took a long time...

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    Maxwellianation
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    I deliberated over this purchase more than most. I was opposed to the Beats brand based on the target market for this device (younger and different music preferences). Most of the reviews for the Beats Stuido Wireless talked about the base with listening to Pop and Hip Hop music. Nothing against either of the genres...just not my personal preference. So, based on hundreds of reviews I was set on the Bose. I missed December specials on the Bose and waited and waited for another sale which never came. Beats did go on sale so I purchased knowing that I could return the product if I did not like the fit, fill, mechanics, sound, or manufacture quality. I am now two months in to ownership of this product and I have zero complaints. The base is not to much for my listening preference. I actually think the sound is very good for the money. The Beats Studio are comfortable and an overall quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound.

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    JV9553
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    First of all, I’m not an audiophile person but i love listen to all kind of music. This is my first noise cancellation. It does what it suppose to, not all noise are filter when you turn it on, the oustide noise level is reduce significantly. However, once you turn on your favorite tunes/stations. Those noise quickly disappear leaving behind the enjoyment of listen to your music. The sound are crisp and loud. However, if i turn the bass up too high. I could hear some crackling in the bass but who gonna crank the volume with bass up that loud. Maybe in my previous car sound system that run two 12 solobaric kickers has spoiled me. Hey i love this headphones, i got many compliment on the color scheme. Very classy color combo look. I wear this at my work and at the gym. However, if you plant to use this at the gym, be aware after you break the first sweat, thing will get heat up on the ear pretty quickly. Other than that, i love it and at the sale price of $250 it an easy no brainer between the Bose. Btw. I got one of my co-worker to get one too. He too lovin it. I hope this last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones! And I’m a Certified Audiophile!

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    MacBuyer
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    I went to BestBuy to purchase the Beats Solo3s but the Studio3s just sounded better, felt better, and have adaptive noise canceling. Plus, there was a sale and/or price-match which allowed me to get the Limited Edition Shadow Gray Studio3s at a price very close to what I was prepared to pay for the Solo3s. Beats has changed the sound quality as the Studio3s, at least, don’t have the artificially enhanced bass which is characteristic of the Solo2s.The sound quality is cleaner and more balanced while still producing deep lows and mids. Thanks to Apple’s W1 chip, battery life is AWESOME. With a full charge, I can use them at work for 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week without charging. These headphones pair with Apple products incredibly easily, and the Bluetooth range is better than any Bluetooth device I’ve ever experienced. Android fans need not worry as the headphones pair with Android devices fine. All in all a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Real good for first time having beats wireless

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    Clarion
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    I was a bit skeptical about this at first so i used this for none stop 5 hours and battery around 80 percent. And only charge them to 92 percent. It didn’t hurt my ears wearing them for nonestop however i did feel a bit warm. But not like most headphones these didn’t burn my ears like most headphones, And got used to the warm feeling. As for the comfort its not bad. It’s not the best but it’s comfortable to have it on my ears for long time, I didn’t have any pain. No issues with wearing it long time. Sound quality love it and some bass as well on some songs I listen to. Noice canceling is almost perfect i can’t hear noicy things around me. My song plays and no distractions. As my issues i had was how turn it off. It was bit confusing i press the button and just shows the battery life. I hold it and its trying pair. And then somehow hold it for one second unlike press it fast it turn off. I wasn’t sure but lights turn off. Everthing else was easy use the valume and pause/play button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

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    blackhawk
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    I had a pair of Beats Solos years ago and grew out of them, so I had been using the Apple earphones that come with phones ever since. I bought a pair of Powerbeats3 for working out and loved them, but I realized that I wanted something a little more comfortable for longterm use and more noise cancelling. I decided to go with the Studios over the Solos because the Studios fit over my entire ear, and the Studios are absolutely the BEST headphones/earphones I have ever owned in terms of comfortability. Wore these during a road trip recently and the other people in the car would have to physically touch me in order to get my attention because I could not hear a single outside noise while using these headphones. I won't be using any other headphones besides these from here on out. Best headphones ever, hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love these headphones, but...

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    BrandonC
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    I bought these as part of an open box purchase online without even looking at them. I do love the product they're great pair of headphones. They came with all the extras that they're supposed to. The only issues I had one there little tight on the head become uncomfortable after a while. The other I drive a Jeep so my ride is kind of bumpy sometimes not that I'm driving listening to headphones as a passenger. But whenever you hit bumps and you have the device doing its proper job you do get some good pumps from the base. Have an Android instead of an iPhone so there were some issues in the initial setup and pairing of the device but after awhile it all worked out and works on multiple devices now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade!

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    HappyCustomer
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    I've owned a few pairs of Beats so I was already aware of the great sound quality. However, I was surprised by the over-the-ear feature and how excellent the noise cancellation functions on this version of Beats! First off, I have never owned a pair of Beats that fully encapsulated my ears. On the old pairs, my ears would hurt after being pressed up against my face for long periods times.The noise cancellation works so good that I thought I was losing my hearing on the first couple of uses. It also has a nifty feature to disable noise cancellation, but this feature was one of the reasons I made the purchase. I absolutely love this pair of Beats as it makes working late nights so much better! Extremely high sound quality, excellent fit on my ears & head and the absolute superior noise cancellation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Headset for Apple users

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    cgschrils
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    I was a little skeptical about getting these headphones, the price and the bad reviews kept me away from getting these a long time. I was the proud owner of Bluedio T3 (Turbine 3rd) Extra Bass Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Headphones(Black). The problem with these headphones was the connectivity with my Mac computers, they kept disconnecting and I had to pair the headset several times a day to be able to listen to music. I own the AirPods and I enjoy how they connect (and stay connected) to my apple devices without problem. So I decided to give it a try. I love these, connectivity is seamless, battery life is just amazing, sound quality is good, and I get to control iTunes straight from the headset without touching my iMac. And let's be honest, aesthetically speaking these headphones look gorgeous (the black and the red definitively are the best I've seen on these). So do yourself a favor and get a pair if you're having problems with connectivity to mac, or any other problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great!

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    CJES
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    My wife has a hearing problem due to cancer as a child that resulted in the removal of all her inner right ear and an inch of her skull resulting in complete loss of hearing on that side. As time has gone on her hearing on the left side has degraded as well. These headphones were bought because earbuds do not work for her and so a headphone that completely surrounds the ear was the only way to go. All I can say is she LOVES them. Through bone conduction she says she can hear things that are not available to her without them. We have them hooked direct to the television so we do not have to have the volume set so high that it drowns out the rest of us. These headphones also are remarkable for her to listen to her I-Pad. The drawback is that she forgets that they need to be recharged from time to time. Other than that she loves them.

    I would recommend this to a friend