Defiant Black/Red Beats By Dre
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours Of Listening Time – Club Red (Latest Model)
My Personal Review About Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio3
I actually really like the way the Beats Studio3 Wireless feel in the hand, at least at first. The headphones are made of a soft, matte plastic, which is really smooth to the touch. Plus, they’re surprisingly not as fingerprint prone as I thought they would be. I mean, sure, if you touch them with olive oil-drenched hands, they’ll look like, well, like you touched them with olive oil-drenched hands.
But for regular use, fingerprint smudges can be wiped away pretty easily. The plush ear cups are also really comfortable, and I was able to wear these for quite some time without my ears hurting. It does get a little hot after a while, but that’s to be expected.
Another nice aspect of these headphones is how compact they get when you fold them, crucial for travel. The adjustable band and hinges are the only visible metal parts, and I can’t speak to their longevity as I’ve only had them for a few weeks. So far, I’ve had no issues though. Alright, if you’re wondering why I said you shouldn’t get these, now is the time to pay attention.
Because even though the ear cup padding is pretty comfortable, the top of the headband is extremely uncomfortable on the very top of my head. The hard, grippy plastic they use on the bottom of the headband always tugs on my hair just enough to be annoying. After a while, taking them off feels like a relief even though my ears feel fine. The button on the left ear cup is painfully and unapologetically plastic and sounds cheap every time you click the button.
The Beats Studio3 headphones support the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs and have Class 1 Bluetooth and Apple’s very own W1 chip. If you’re in the Apple ecosystem, you’ll automatically be able to use them with all of your iCloud devices without needing to re-pair to them, which is still pretty useful. If you’re on Android, you’ll have to pair the good ‘old fashioned way by opening up your Bluetooth settings, but even that is pretty seamless.
Connection strength is also strong regardless of the operating system. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be better on iOS, for obvious reasons. Yet, roughly half of my testing was done on my Pixel 2XL, and I didn’t experience any annoying skips either, so that’s good at least.
Now I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I watch a lot of YouTube, and the Studio3 Wireless offer no delay on both iOS and Android. I guess this sucks if you’re a huge fan of old kung-fu movies, but this is good news for the rest of us.
How’s the active noise cancelling performance?
Now these are active noise cancelling, which is kind of the point of getting these headphones. You can turn the ANC on or off in two ways: one is by clicking the power button twice, and the other is in the actual Bluetooth settings app on iOS. On Android you don’t have this option, but ANC can be toggled if you download the Beats app. The headphones by default always have the ANC on, and it adapts to the amount of sound going on around you.
The battery life is great
Beats claims a battery life of 22 hours with active noise cancelling turned on and 40 hours without. For reference, Bose claims about 20 hours of constant playback on their QC35 headphones. In our testing here we got 10 hours and 12 minutes on 100% volume with ANC turned on, so it isn’t hard to see how you could push these well beyond the 22 hours unless you want to blow out your ear drums.
Okay, now let’s talk sound
Premium sound with fine-tuned acoustics and Pure ANC
Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Active Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC). Beats’ Pure ANC actively blocks external noise and uses real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range and emotion. They continuously pinpoint external sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit in real time, optimising sound output to preserve a premium listening experience the way artists intended.
Driven by the Apple W1 chip
Incorporating the efficient Apple W1 chip brings seamless setup and switching for your Apple devices, up to 22 hours of battery life for all-day fully-featured playback with Pure ANC on, and Fast Fuel technology for 3 hours of play with a 10-minute charge. Pure ANC-off for low-power mode provides up to 40 hours of battery life.
Stay connected. Stay in the zone.
Take calls, skip songs, control volume and activate Siri using the convenient multi-function on-ear controls. The Apple W1 chip features Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity – the industry-leading classification for range and signal strength. With best-in-class performance, Beats Studio3 Wireless seamlessly syncs to your devices, so you can easily move about, keep the music going and stay productive all day.
Designed to fit you
The Beats Studio3 Wireless headphone is designed for long-term comfort to match its impressive battery life of up to 22 hours for all-day play. The soft over-ear cushions feature advanced venting and signature ergonomic pivoting for a custom, flexible fit for any head shape. The holistic design is lightweight, durable and comfortable, so you can get lost in your music.
Note: Requires iCloud account and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3 or later.
Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio3 Features
- Pure Active Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) actively blocks external noise
- Real-time audio calibration preserves a premium listening experience
- Up to 22 hours of battery life enables fully featured all-day wireless playback
- Apple W1 chip for Class 1 Wireless Bluetooth connectivity and battery efficiency
- With Fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge gives 3 hours of play when battery is low
- Pure ANC-off for low-power mode provides up to 40 hours of battery life
- Take calls, control music and activate Siri with multifunction on-ear controls
- Soft over-ear cushions for extended comfort and added noise isolation