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Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Crystal Blue
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Features

  • High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones in crystal blue
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • Pure adaptive noise canceling (pure ANC) actively blocks external noise
  • Real-time Audio calibration preserves a Premium listening experience
  • Up to 22 hours of battery life enables full-featured all-day wireless playback
  • Apple's W1 chip and industry-leading Bluetooth technology keep you connected farther with fewer drop-outs
  • With fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge gives 3 hours of play when battery is low. Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Product Dimensions 6.3 x 4.72 x 8.94 inches


Item Weight 2.2 pounds


Manufacturer Apple Computer (Direct)


ASIN B07JXDTL24


UNSPSC Code 52161514


Item model number MTU02LL/A


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available November 1, 2018


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Features

  • High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones in crystal blue
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • Pure adaptive noise canceling (pure ANC) actively blocks external noise
  • Real-time Audio calibration preserves a Premium listening experience
  • Up to 22 hours of battery life enables full-featured all-day wireless playback
  • Apple's W1 chip and industry-leading Bluetooth technology keep you connected farther with fewer drop-outs
  • With fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge gives 3 hours of play when battery is low. Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Product Dimensions 6.3 x 4.72 x 8.94 inches


Item Weight 2.2 pounds


Manufacturer Apple Computer (Direct)


ASIN B07JXDTL24


UNSPSC Code 52161514


Item model number MTU02LL/A


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available November 1, 2018


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Features

  • High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones in crystal blue
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • Pure adaptive noise canceling (pure ANC) actively blocks external noise
  • Real-time Audio calibration preserves a Premium listening experience
  • Up to 22 hours of battery life enables full-featured all-day wireless playback
  • Apple's W1 chip and industry-leading Bluetooth technology keep you connected farther with fewer drop-outs
  • With fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge gives 3 hours of play when battery is low. Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Product Dimensions 6.3 x 4.72 x 8.94 inches


Item Weight 2.2 pounds


Manufacturer Apple Computer (Direct)


ASIN B07JXDTL24


UNSPSC Code 52161514


Item model number MTU02LL/A


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available November 1, 2018


abunda_amazon_reviews I never thought I would purchase a set of Beats. Then I did. I'm not disappointed either! I'll admit, it was a toss-up. The Studio 3's or the Sony 1000's. The Studio's stood out in ear cup comfort, Bluetooth range and style, but the audiophiles seemed to agree that the 1000's were superior. Although I don't own a set of Sony's, I had a chance to borrow a pair and do some side-by-side testing with my own ears. What I found is that as many have said, the Beats sweet spot is bass performance in terms of audio quality and overall, I'd have to give it to the Sony's. However, read on for the reason for my 5 stars. I got my set for $130 cheaper than a pair of Sony's so it was a no-brainer for me. The Beat's look very stylish and have plenty of battery capacity. The buttons are easy to find and have a nice "click" sound so you know when you have pressed them. The ear cup foam is supple and even after wearing them for several hours, I had not head or ear fatigue. Bluetooth pairing is easy, even on my Google phone and the range is phenomenal as I walk around my shop. Speaking of, I work with laser engravers and they have very loud and high pitched fans. I don't have a decimal reading, but I would guess these phones block out at least 40% of the fan noise on the lasers. The noise cancelling absolutely works. For audio quality testing, I tried several songs. First, B.O.B. f/Taylor Swift Both of us. The song intros with a guitar rift and Swift on vocals. You can hear each pick of the guitar with very crisp mid-tones. Swift's voice is smooth and has a full warmth to it. When the bass kicks in, the low frequency is spot on around 100hz. It is a bit loud for the song, but certainly not overpowering or annoying. Moving on, I listened to Pentatonix Hallelujah. The vocals and beat boxing are clean and crisp. The spatial separation of each singers key during the melody really puts you there; like you are in the concert hall with them. Much like Chevy versus Dodge, I'm sure there will always be favorites and each model shines in its own way. I'm very satisfied with the features and functions of these headphones and I'm glad I purchased them. They may be a trendy name, but they don't skimp on sound quality, regardless of what the haters are saying. Lastly, I don't get anything for writing these reviews, other than the satisfaction of helping someone make an informed decision. EDIT 10-31-18 I'm taking one star away due to the ear cups failing durability. While they remain very comfortable, there is some serious durability concerns here. I wear these about 3x a week for maybe an hour, if not less. I don't wear them when I work out or sweat and I don't have a beard, so I have no idea why they are failing like they are. I hope Beats fixes this in future models. If you found my review helpful, please click the yes button below. Thanks!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Superb Bluetooth range, very comfortable, great audio quality, a top contender for sure!;;Minnesota Mike;;;Just got the Studio 3s this week in Shadow Grey, ordered directly from Apple. For reference, I've been using the ATH-M50s for quite some time along with a pair of RHA MA 750i headphones. I’ve also owned a number of different headphones over the years from brands like Koss, Grado, Shure, & Sennheiser. I would not consider myself an audiophile, but I appreciate listening to music from good headphones. I have not owned a pair of high end wireless headphones (although I do have some cheap bluetooth buds I use at the gym). I’ve been testing these using an iPhone 6s+ and Spotify Premium. With that said….here are my initial impressions: Connectivity: Whatever Apple is doing with the W1 chip is pretty impressive. The range on these are very good. I can leave my phone in the far end of my apartment, walk out, close the door, and walk 15-20 feet before the signal starts to break up. This is roughly 100 feet from my phone, through closed doors/walls. To be honest, that wireless range is on par with my wifi router. Pairing is a breeze, as is switching between various Apple devices. Also, no lag at all when watching YT vids with these (I’ve experienced this with other BT headphones). As far as charging with microUSB goes…personally I still have many accessories that still use microUSB and very few that use USB C, even in 2017. MicroUSB may be on it’s way out, but I think it’ll take a few more years. Lightning would have been nice, but eh….considering the battery life on these, I don’t see this being a deal breaker for me if I only have to charge it once a week. Noise Cancellation: I’ll be honest, I’m a little underwhelmed. When nothing playing and NC on, I’d give these a 3/10. You would probably be better off with 2 dollar earplugs. They do filter out noise and there is a bit of a cabin effect with NC, but I can definitely make out the sounds around me. It’s dampened, but present. When I play a podcast (with people talking), the noise around me is definitely less noticeable than if I was playing nothing all, but I can still hear a decent amount of noise around me, like the clink sound a cup makes when hitting a dish. That said, it does a pretty good job filtering out noises like fans and people talking (in real life). I would give the NC a 5/10 in this scenario. When I play music, the NC works pretty well. I might hear a few things here and there but overall the NC does a pretty good job of filtering out outside sound. I’d give it a 8/10 in this scenario. You might hear some loud distinct noises like a door slamming but overall it’s pretty good. Overall, I’d say the NC here is satisfactory, but definitely not great. If you want the best NC on the market, go for Bose. Sound Quality: Let’s be honest, Beats are notorious for having a monstrous low end. That said, I’ve been comparing these with my ATH-M50s & I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like more SQ wise. I have to say, these are pretty good headphones sound quality wise. The low end is definitely emphasized a bit on these headphones, but it is not overpowering by any means. The mids and highs are well represented here, IMO. If you like EDM, pop, or hip hop, these will be great headphones. Listening to the Notorious B.I.G. was a delight on these headphones. Trap music was LIT. On other genres of music, like rock, the Studio 3s perform pretty admirably. Vocals come through great and the overall sound profile is fun to listen to. I played some songs from The Strokes & Red Hot Chili Peppers and these performed admirably. If I have one nitpick, it’s that the sound stage is not great compared to open backed headphones. If you like orchestral music, classical music, or music with a lot of instrumentals, these will be ok, not great. If your #1 artist in your music library is Beethoven, these just might not be for you. These are called “Beats”, not “Soundstage”. And cmon, who wears open backed headphones in public?!?? Maybe I’ve just been spoiled from listening to Grados, heh. Last thing I should note - these get pretty darn loud for bluetooth headphones. Overall, while I wouldn’t call these a huge upgrade over my ATH-M50s in the sound quality department, I’m pretty happy with the sound quality on these. I would put these on par with the M50s. Sure, they’re more expensive but wireless/NC makes up for it IMO. Maybe I’m crazy? This is just one humble listener’s opinion, after all. Build Quality/Looks: Build quality wise, these seem really solid. Matte finishes, metal accents, and plush earcups. It’s hard to tell how these will hold up over time, but they seem well built. Looks wise, well they’re Beats. They’re a fashion statement (and there’s nothing wrong with that). IMO these are the best looking headphones on the market, but that’s just me. If I’m going to be wearing headphones in public, I’m going to prefer the look of the Beats over the Bose QC35s and Sony wh-1000xm2. Personally, I like how the matte finish gives it a more sophisticated look compared to the old glossy plastic. Shadow grey is FIRE with those gold accents. If you like functional New Balance runners & embrace the dad look, maybe the Bose look will appeal to you more. If you like Yeezys, you just might like the Beats look. Comfort: I have a pretty big head, and medium-ish sized ears. The clamping force is not too bad (plush earcups help a lot), and it’s reasonably comfortable. The sides of my ears touch the earcups, which do result in some fatigue over time (but again, not bad). You might have some fatigue wearing these after wearing these for a hour or two, but overall I think the comfort on these is fine. Battery life: Seems to be as advertised so far. 22 hours of battery life between charges is pretty good IMO. Overall, considering what is out there on the market from Bose and Sony for high end wireless headphones, I think these stack up really well. If anything changes, I’ll be sure to update my review. Edit: I've had these for close to 3 weeks now and overall I'd say I still feel the about the same as I did when I initially bought these. They've become my daily driver for headphones (other than workouts), and I'm happy with them. The NC has proven to be pretty good in certain situations, not so good in others. They did pretty well on flights (been flying a lot recently), except for one time where I had the window seat and I was right next to the jet engine (the jet engine noise did come through in this instance). Otherwise they were fine. I did test out the call quality with these and it was actually pretty great, my voice came through "loud and clear". Lastly, sound leakage has been pretty good, it's impossible for people to tell what I'm listening to. I definitely recommend these.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;I thought Beats were supposed to suck?;;J.L.;;;I wanted to start off this brief review by stating that I wear headphones almost my entire day at work. I have owned several Beats headphones in the past and currently own also the Beats Solo 3, Solo 2, Beats X, and PowerBeats 3 models. When I heard that the Studio Wireless headphones will be including the W1 chip in the new Studio 3 models, I wanted to buy it right away. I use the Solo 3 headphones each night and keep them on my nightstand, but my one complaint is that as a person who wears eyeglasses, the on ear design hurts my ears when wearing glasses after an hour or so and I have to take them off. I've now had the Studio 3 Wireless headphones for a couple weeks now and I can say that I can wear them an ENTIRE workday (8 hours) with my glasses on and experience no discomfort. The sound is excellent and having the W1 is just amazing. The battery life with ANC on and the range included with the technology make these head and shoulders better than previous models. While you can turn ANC off and get 40 hours of battery life, I leave it on because while working the noise cancellation is worth it and 22 hours of battery life is not bad at all. The headphones come with the traditional Beats audio cable with remote and a micro USB charging cable. They are super easy to pair on iOS devices and are just a joy to use. The sound is excellent and not too over EQ'ed. I listen to podcasts more than music, but I do occasionally listen to music on them and I cannot complain about the sound.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The Beats Studio 3 are a welcome upgrade to the series;;Matthew Schmitz

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Minnesota Mike - Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018
Superb Bluetooth range, very comfortable, great audio quality, a top contender for sure!
I never thought I would purchase a set of Beats. Then I did. I'm not disappointed either! I'll admit, it was a toss-up. The Studio 3's or the Sony 1000's. The Studio's stood out in ear cup comfort, Bluetooth range and style, but the audiophiles seemed to agree that the 1000's were superior. Although I don't own a set of Sony's, I had a chance to borrow a pair and do some side-by-side testing with my own ears. What I found is that as many have said, the Beats sweet spot is bass performance in terms of audio quality and overall, I'd have to give it to the Sony's. However, read on for the reason for my 5 stars. I got my set for $130 cheaper than a pair of Sony's so it was a no-brainer for me. The Beat's look very stylish and have plenty of battery capacity. The buttons are easy to find and have a nice "click" sound so you know when you have pressed them. The ear cup foam is supple and even after wearing them for several hours, I had not head or ear fatigue. Bluetooth pairing is easy, even on my Google phone and the range is phenomenal as I walk around my shop. Speaking of, I work with laser engravers and they have very loud and high pitched fans. I don't have a decimal reading, but I would guess these phones block out at least 40% of the fan noise on the lasers. The noise cancelling absolutely works. For audio quality testing, I tried several songs. First, B.O.B. f/Taylor Swift Both of us. The song intros with a guitar rift and Swift on vocals. You can hear each pick of the guitar with very crisp mid-tones. Swift's voice is smooth and has a full warmth to it. When the bass kicks in, the low frequency is spot on around 100hz. It is a bit loud for the song, but certainly not overpowering or annoying. Moving on, I listened to Pentatonix Hallelujah. The vocals and beat boxing are clean and crisp. The spatial separation of each singers key during the melody really puts you there; like you are in the concert hall with them. Much like Chevy versus Dodge, I'm sure there will always be favorites and each model shines in its own way. I'm very satisfied with the features and functions of these headphones and I'm glad I purchased them. They may be a trendy name, but they don't skimp on sound quality, regardless of what the haters are saying. Lastly, I don't get anything for writing these reviews, other than the satisfaction of helping someone make an informed decision. EDIT 10-31-18 I'm taking one star away due to the ear cups failing durability. While they remain very comfortable, there is some serious durability concerns here. I wear these about 3x a week for maybe an hour, if not less. I don't wear them when I work out or sweat and I don't have a beard, so I have no idea why they are failing like they are. I hope Beats fixes this in future models. If you found my review helpful, please click the yes button below. Thanks!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By J.L. - Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017
I thought Beats were supposed to suck?
Just got the Studio 3s this week in Shadow Grey, ordered directly from Apple. For reference, I've been using the ATH-M50s for quite some time along with a pair of RHA MA 750i headphones. I’ve also owned a number of different headphones over the years from brands like Koss, Grado, Shure, & Sennheiser. I would not consider myself an audiophile, but I appreciate listening to music from good headphones. I have not owned a pair of high end wireless headphones (although I do have some cheap bluetooth buds I use at the gym). I’ve been testing these using an iPhone 6s+ and Spotify Premium. With that said….here are my initial impressions: Connectivity: Whatever Apple is doing with the W1 chip is pretty impressive. The range on these are very good. I can leave my phone in the far end of my apartment, walk out, close the door, and walk 15-20 feet before the signal starts to break up. This is roughly 100 feet from my phone, through closed doors/walls. To be honest, that wireless range is on par with my wifi router. Pairing is a breeze, as is switching between various Apple devices. Also, no lag at all when watching YT vids with these (I’ve experienced this with other BT headphones). As far as charging with microUSB goes…personally I still have many accessories that still use microUSB and very few that use USB C, even in 2017. MicroUSB may be on it’s way out, but I think it’ll take a few more years. Lightning would have been nice, but eh….considering the battery life on these, I don’t see this being a deal breaker for me if I only have to charge it once a week. Noise Cancellation: I’ll be honest, I’m a little underwhelmed. When nothing playing and NC on, I’d give these a 3/10. You would probably be better off with 2 dollar earplugs. They do filter out noise and there is a bit of a cabin effect with NC, but I can definitely make out the sounds around me. It’s dampened, but present. When I play a podcast (with people talking), the noise around me is definitely less noticeable than if I was playing nothing all, but I can still hear a decent amount of noise around me, like the clink sound a cup makes when hitting a dish. That said, it does a pretty good job filtering out noises like fans and people talking (in real life). I would give the NC a 5/10 in this scenario. When I play music, the NC works pretty well. I might hear a few things here and there but overall the NC does a pretty good job of filtering out outside sound. I’d give it a 8/10 in this scenario. You might hear some loud distinct noises like a door slamming but overall it’s pretty good. Overall, I’d say the NC here is satisfactory, but definitely not great. If you want the best NC on the market, go for Bose. Sound Quality: Let’s be honest, Beats are notorious for having a monstrous low end. That said, I’ve been comparing these with my ATH-M50s & I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like more SQ wise. I have to say, these are pretty good headphones sound quality wise. The low end is definitely emphasized a bit on these headphones, but it is not overpowering by any means. The mids and highs are well represented here, IMO. If you like EDM, pop, or hip hop, these will be great headphones. Listening to the Notorious B.I.G. was a delight on these headphones. Trap music was LIT. On other genres of music, like rock, the Studio 3s perform pretty admirably. Vocals come through great and the overall sound profile is fun to listen to. I played some songs from The Strokes & Red Hot Chili Peppers and these performed admirably. If I have one nitpick, it’s that the sound stage is not great compared to open backed headphones. If you like orchestral music, classical music, or music with a lot of instrumentals, these will be ok, not great. If your #1 artist in your music library is Beethoven, these just might not be for you. These are called “Beats”, not “Soundstage”. And cmon, who wears open backed headphones in public?!?? Maybe I’ve just been spoiled from listening to Grados, heh. Last thing I should note - these get pretty darn loud for bluetooth headphones. Overall, while I wouldn’t call these a huge upgrade over my ATH-M50s in the sound quality department, I’m pretty happy with the sound quality on these. I would put these on par with the M50s. Sure, they’re more expensive but wireless/NC makes up for it IMO. Maybe I’m crazy? This is just one humble listener’s opinion, after all. Build Quality/Looks: Build quality wise, these seem really solid. Matte finishes, metal accents, and plush earcups. It’s hard to tell how these will hold up over time, but they seem well built. Looks wise, well they’re Beats. They’re a fashion statement (and there’s nothing wrong with that). IMO these are the best looking headphones on the market, but that’s just me. If I’m going to be wearing headphones in public, I’m going to prefer the look of the Beats over the Bose QC35s and Sony wh-1000xm2. Personally, I like how the matte finish gives it a more sophisticated look compared to the old glossy plastic. Shadow grey is FIRE with those gold accents. If you like functional New Balance runners & embrace the dad look, maybe the Bose look will appeal to you more. If you like Yeezys, you just might like the Beats look. Comfort: I have a pretty big head, and medium-ish sized ears. The clamping force is not too bad (plush earcups help a lot), and it’s reasonably comfortable. The sides of my ears touch the earcups, which do result in some fatigue over time (but again, not bad). You might have some fatigue wearing these after wearing these for a hour or two, but overall I think the comfort on these is fine. Battery life: Seems to be as advertised so far. 22 hours of battery life between charges is pretty good IMO. Overall, considering what is out there on the market from Bose and Sony for high end wireless headphones, I think these stack up really well. If anything changes, I’ll be sure to update my review. Edit: I've had these for close to 3 weeks now and overall I'd say I still feel the about the same as I did when I initially bought these. They've become my daily driver for headphones (other than workouts), and I'm happy with them. The NC has proven to be pretty good in certain situations, not so good in others. They did pretty well on flights (been flying a lot recently), except for one time where I had the window seat and I was right next to the jet engine (the jet engine noise did come through in this instance). Otherwise they were fine. I did test out the call quality with these and it was actually pretty great, my voice came through "loud and clear". Lastly, sound leakage has been pretty good, it's impossible for people to tell what I'm listening to. I definitely recommend these.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Schmitz - Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2018
The Beats Studio 3 are a welcome upgrade to the series
I wanted to start off this brief review by stating that I wear headphones almost my entire day at work. I have owned several Beats headphones in the past and currently own also the Beats Solo 3, Solo 2, Beats X, and PowerBeats 3 models. When I heard that the Studio Wireless headphones will be including the W1 chip in the new Studio 3 models, I wanted to buy it right away. I use the Solo 3 headphones each night and keep them on my nightstand, but my one complaint is that as a person who wears eyeglasses, the on ear design hurts my ears when wearing glasses after an hour or so and I have to take them off. I've now had the Studio 3 Wireless headphones for a couple weeks now and I can say that I can wear them an ENTIRE workday (8 hours) with my glasses on and experience no discomfort. The sound is excellent and having the W1 is just amazing. The battery life with ANC on and the range included with the technology make these head and shoulders better than previous models. While you can turn ANC off and get 40 hours of battery life, I leave it on because while working the noise cancellation is worth it and 22 hours of battery life is not bad at all. The headphones come with the traditional Beats audio cable with remote and a micro USB charging cable. They are super easy to pair on iOS devices and are just a joy to use. The sound is excellent and not too over EQ'ed. I listen to podcasts more than music, but I do occasionally listen to music on them and I cannot complain about the sound.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By Minnesota Mike - Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018
Superb Bluetooth range, very comfortable, great audio quality, a top contender for sure!
I never thought I would purchase a set of Beats. Then I did. I'm not disappointed either! I'll admit, it was a toss-up. The Studio 3's or the Sony 1000's. The Studio's stood out in ear cup comfort, Bluetooth range and style, but the audiophiles seemed to agree that the 1000's were superior. Although I don't own a set of Sony's, I had a chance to borrow a pair and do some side-by-side testing with my own ears. What I found is that as many have said, the Beats sweet spot is bass performance in terms of audio quality and overall, I'd have to give it to the Sony's. However, read on for the reason for my 5 stars. I got my set for $130 cheaper than a pair of Sony's so it was a no-brainer for me. The Beat's look very stylish and have plenty of battery capacity. The buttons are easy to find and have a nice "click" sound so you know when you have pressed them. The ear cup foam is supple and even after wearing them for several hours, I had not head or ear fatigue. Bluetooth pairing is easy, even on my Google phone and the range is phenomenal as I walk around my shop. Speaking of, I work with laser engravers and they have very loud and high pitched fans. I don't have a decimal reading, but I would guess these phones block out at least 40% of the fan noise on the lasers. The noise cancelling absolutely works. For audio quality testing, I tried several songs. First, B.O.B. f/Taylor Swift Both of us. The song intros with a guitar rift and Swift on vocals. You can hear each pick of the guitar with very crisp mid-tones. Swift's voice is smooth and has a full warmth to it. When the bass kicks in, the low frequency is spot on around 100hz. It is a bit loud for the song, but certainly not overpowering or annoying. Moving on, I listened to Pentatonix Hallelujah. The vocals and beat boxing are clean and crisp. The spatial separation of each singers key during the melody really puts you there; like you are in the concert hall with them. Much like Chevy versus Dodge, I'm sure there will always be favorites and each model shines in its own way. I'm very satisfied with the features and functions of these headphones and I'm glad I purchased them. They may be a trendy name, but they don't skimp on sound quality, regardless of what the haters are saying. Lastly, I don't get anything for writing these reviews, other than the satisfaction of helping someone make an informed decision. EDIT 10-31-18 I'm taking one star away due to the ear cups failing durability. While they remain very comfortable, there is some serious durability concerns here. I wear these about 3x a week for maybe an hour, if not less. I don't wear them when I work out or sweat and I don't have a beard, so I have no idea why they are failing like they are. I hope Beats fixes this in future models. If you found my review helpful, please click the yes button below. Thanks!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By J.L. - Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017
I thought Beats were supposed to suck?
Just got the Studio 3s this week in Shadow Grey, ordered directly from Apple. For reference, I've been using the ATH-M50s for quite some time along with a pair of RHA MA 750i headphones. I’ve also owned a number of different headphones over the years from brands like Koss, Grado, Shure, & Sennheiser. I would not consider myself an audiophile, but I appreciate listening to music from good headphones. I have not owned a pair of high end wireless headphones (although I do have some cheap bluetooth buds I use at the gym). I’ve been testing these using an iPhone 6s+ and Spotify Premium. With that said….here are my initial impressions: Connectivity: Whatever Apple is doing with the W1 chip is pretty impressive. The range on these are very good. I can leave my phone in the far end of my apartment, walk out, close the door, and walk 15-20 feet before the signal starts to break up. This is roughly 100 feet from my phone, through closed doors/walls. To be honest, that wireless range is on par with my wifi router. Pairing is a breeze, as is switching between various Apple devices. Also, no lag at all when watching YT vids with these (I’ve experienced this with other BT headphones). As far as charging with microUSB goes…personally I still have many accessories that still use microUSB and very few that use USB C, even in 2017. MicroUSB may be on it’s way out, but I think it’ll take a few more years. Lightning would have been nice, but eh….considering the battery life on these, I don’t see this being a deal breaker for me if I only have to charge it once a week. Noise Cancellation: I’ll be honest, I’m a little underwhelmed. When nothing playing and NC on, I’d give these a 3/10. You would probably be better off with 2 dollar earplugs. They do filter out noise and there is a bit of a cabin effect with NC, but I can definitely make out the sounds around me. It’s dampened, but present. When I play a podcast (with people talking), the noise around me is definitely less noticeable than if I was playing nothing all, but I can still hear a decent amount of noise around me, like the clink sound a cup makes when hitting a dish. That said, it does a pretty good job filtering out noises like fans and people talking (in real life). I would give the NC a 5/10 in this scenario. When I play music, the NC works pretty well. I might hear a few things here and there but overall the NC does a pretty good job of filtering out outside sound. I’d give it a 8/10 in this scenario. You might hear some loud distinct noises like a door slamming but overall it’s pretty good. Overall, I’d say the NC here is satisfactory, but definitely not great. If you want the best NC on the market, go for Bose. Sound Quality: Let’s be honest, Beats are notorious for having a monstrous low end. That said, I’ve been comparing these with my ATH-M50s & I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like more SQ wise. I have to say, these are pretty good headphones sound quality wise. The low end is definitely emphasized a bit on these headphones, but it is not overpowering by any means. The mids and highs are well represented here, IMO. If you like EDM, pop, or hip hop, these will be great headphones. Listening to the Notorious B.I.G. was a delight on these headphones. Trap music was LIT. On other genres of music, like rock, the Studio 3s perform pretty admirably. Vocals come through great and the overall sound profile is fun to listen to. I played some songs from The Strokes & Red Hot Chili Peppers and these performed admirably. If I have one nitpick, it’s that the sound stage is not great compared to open backed headphones. If you like orchestral music, classical music, or music with a lot of instrumentals, these will be ok, not great. If your #1 artist in your music library is Beethoven, these just might not be for you. These are called “Beats”, not “Soundstage”. And cmon, who wears open backed headphones in public?!?? Maybe I’ve just been spoiled from listening to Grados, heh. Last thing I should note - these get pretty darn loud for bluetooth headphones. Overall, while I wouldn’t call these a huge upgrade over my ATH-M50s in the sound quality department, I’m pretty happy with the sound quality on these. I would put these on par with the M50s. Sure, they’re more expensive but wireless/NC makes up for it IMO. Maybe I’m crazy? This is just one humble listener’s opinion, after all. Build Quality/Looks: Build quality wise, these seem really solid. Matte finishes, metal accents, and plush earcups. It’s hard to tell how these will hold up over time, but they seem well built. Looks wise, well they’re Beats. They’re a fashion statement (and there’s nothing wrong with that). IMO these are the best looking headphones on the market, but that’s just me. If I’m going to be wearing headphones in public, I’m going to prefer the look of the Beats over the Bose QC35s and Sony wh-1000xm2. Personally, I like how the matte finish gives it a more sophisticated look compared to the old glossy plastic. Shadow grey is FIRE with those gold accents. If you like functional New Balance runners & embrace the dad look, maybe the Bose look will appeal to you more. If you like Yeezys, you just might like the Beats look. Comfort: I have a pretty big head, and medium-ish sized ears. The clamping force is not too bad (plush earcups help a lot), and it’s reasonably comfortable. The sides of my ears touch the earcups, which do result in some fatigue over time (but again, not bad). You might have some fatigue wearing these after wearing these for a hour or two, but overall I think the comfort on these is fine. Battery life: Seems to be as advertised so far. 22 hours of battery life between charges is pretty good IMO. Overall, considering what is out there on the market from Bose and Sony for high end wireless headphones, I think these stack up really well. If anything changes, I’ll be sure to update my review. Edit: I've had these for close to 3 weeks now and overall I'd say I still feel the about the same as I did when I initially bought these. They've become my daily driver for headphones (other than workouts), and I'm happy with them. The NC has proven to be pretty good in certain situations, not so good in others. They did pretty well on flights (been flying a lot recently), except for one time where I had the window seat and I was right next to the jet engine (the jet engine noise did come through in this instance). Otherwise they were fine. I did test out the call quality with these and it was actually pretty great, my voice came through "loud and clear". Lastly, sound leakage has been pretty good, it's impossible for people to tell what I'm listening to. I definitely recommend these.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Schmitz - Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2018
The Beats Studio 3 are a welcome upgrade to the series
I wanted to start off this brief review by stating that I wear headphones almost my entire day at work. I have owned several Beats headphones in the past and currently own also the Beats Solo 3, Solo 2, Beats X, and PowerBeats 3 models. When I heard that the Studio Wireless headphones will be including the W1 chip in the new Studio 3 models, I wanted to buy it right away. I use the Solo 3 headphones each night and keep them on my nightstand, but my one complaint is that as a person who wears eyeglasses, the on ear design hurts my ears when wearing glasses after an hour or so and I have to take them off. I've now had the Studio 3 Wireless headphones for a couple weeks now and I can say that I can wear them an ENTIRE workday (8 hours) with my glasses on and experience no discomfort. The sound is excellent and having the W1 is just amazing. The battery life with ANC on and the range included with the technology make these head and shoulders better than previous models. While you can turn ANC off and get 40 hours of battery life, I leave it on because while working the noise cancellation is worth it and 22 hours of battery life is not bad at all. The headphones come with the traditional Beats audio cable with remote and a micro USB charging cable. They are super easy to pair on iOS devices and are just a joy to use. The sound is excellent and not too over EQ'ed. I listen to podcasts more than music, but I do occasionally listen to music on them and I cannot complain about the sound.