Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones
What’s going on guys, this is Sujandar from Premium Earphones and today we’re going to be looking at the new Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones.
Welcome to my review of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones. This is the latest addition to the Beats lineup. Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones incorporates an active noise cancellation circuitry, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and it is an over-the-air model.
The front of the box has two headphones in its side view. It is the shadow gray option which is a matte gray finish with gold accents.
The back of the box is where they have listed their quick features:
- Wireless Bluetooth
- Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC)
- ANC Off for Low Power Mode
- Battery Up to 22 hours ANC On / 40 hours ANC Off
- Fast Fuel 10 Minute Charge = 3 Hours Play
- Control Music and Manage Calls
- Built – In Wireless Microphone
With the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones you will get a few accessories in the box.
- Hard-shell travel case
- Carabiner clip
- 3.5-millimeter audio cable
- Micro USB to standard USB cable
The Hard-shell travel case is an advantage because it is a good protection for your headphones and you don’t have to buy a case separately. With your carabiner clip you can attach it to a backpack or anywhere you want. I’m glad that they have included a 3.5-millimeter audio cable. It has an inline remote, so you will be able to control your music and you can do that right from the cable.
The biggest disadvantages here is the fact that you cannot use the headphones powered completely off with the audio cable. That’s honestly one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to these Bluetooth headphones. I feel like they should all work without the power in case you just want to use them as a regular headphone. You will also have your little folder inside the box which houses the QuickStart guide manual and warranty information as well as a sticker.
You also get a second cable which will be the micro USB to standard USB cable to charge the headphones as well as plug the headphones to a Computer and allow a firmware update. If you are using an iOS device, thankfully due to the W1 chip you can just update the firmware of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones automatically through the actual operating system in your iOS device. However, for Android users you will have to plug this headphone into your computers and then upgrade the firmware through the Beats updater app.
I like the look of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones. It’s got a nice form factor. It is an over ear design so, it completely covers your ears. These are also foldable so if you want to tuck this away into a backpack or something you have that option available. The stitching of the studio’s ear cushions is supposed to be a bit softer but honestly it has always been comfortable so, I can’t say I noticed much of a change there. This time they came out with a bunch of new colors you’ve got your matte black, white, blue, red, as well as some special edition colors called porcelain rose and shadow gray.
The Beats Studio 3 is identical to its predecessor in terms of the build quality. They have redesigned the speaker, the amplifier, the digital-to-analog converter, the active noise cancellation and with the ear cups which has gotten a little bit softer than the ear cups in the Beats Studio 2. They have improved the acoustic ceiling to help benefit the new active noise cancellation circuitry. In terms of the design I do love the way these looks. I’ve always liked the way the new Beats Studios look, they are very sleek especially when you put them on your head. They don’t protrude away from your ears so, there’s a very nice sleek and contoured shape on your head. I do like that the color scheme here is very subdued and it’s a very nice subtle understated matte gray with very small gold glossy accents.
If you always keep these headphones in its case when you’re not using it and you take good care of them I don’t see how you can crack the headband. This is also synthetic leather and synthetic leather at the underside of the headband
Since this is the newest version I know you’re wondering what is the difference and what has been added. The biggest change that you’re going to be seeing here is the inclusion of Apple’s W1 chip and there are a lot of bonuses that comes with that chip.
My favorite one is the proximity pairing which allows you to pair the headphones to a device that’s running iOS 10 or later by simply turning it on and having it next to the device. This makes for a super simple pairing process and honestly you will get it done with just the press of a button which is awesome. Once you’ve got it paired to your device you can use it with all your Apple devices if you’re connected with your iCloud account.
You can jump from having an iPhone connected to your Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones to your MacBook Pro or to your iPad. You can jump between all those different devices without even having to separately pair them all.
Another bonus with the W1 chip is that you get increased battery life now. You get 22 hours with the pure adaptive noise-canceling ON and with the Pure adaptive noise-canceling OFF you get 40 hours which is good on a pair of Bluetooth headphones. It also features fast charging, so you can charge it for 10 minutes and you will be getting 3 hours of playback.
Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones has improved their Bluetooth connectivity, so you will be experiencing fewer dropouts and extended range.
On the left ear cup, you will have your play and pause button which is the actual Beats logo and above that you will have your volume up and below it the volume down. Your controls follow as:
- One tap (play, pause, answer and hang up)
- Double tap (go forward)
- Triple tap (go backward)
- Long press (access Siri)
The W1 chip also allows for a new form of noise canceling that Apple is calling pure adaptive noise canceling and for those of you who aren’t familiar with how noise canceling headphones work here is the explanation.
Typically, the headphones are outfitted with microphones that can listen in to the environment and create a frequency that cancels out that noise, but the studio wireless headphones takes that and kicks it up a notch by doing a continuous scan of the environment and it does that up to about 50,000 times per second which is insane. Not only is it continuously calibrating based on your environment but it’s also taking into consideration the fit on your actual head so things like hair, glasses and all the other factors to give you the best combination of sound quality and noise cancellation.
I had to test this with some of the kings in the game like the Bose QC 35 as well as the Sony MDR 1000x which is the current champion and when I tested this out while listening to music I was very impressed with the Beats Studios 3 because it kept up with both the QC 35 and even the MDR 1000x.
The most important thing about these headphones are their sound quality so, lets get into it. I was listening closely to see how big of a role the bass would play but I was surprised to see things like the vocals really standing out. The instrument separation was apparent, and the bass was present, but it wasn’t crazy, it wasn’t muddy instead it sounded clean and clear.
I enjoyed the sound and something that’s interesting about the Beats Studios 3 is that whether you have the pure adaptive noise canceling ON or OFF you get the exact same sound quality and as I was testing it against other noise canceling headphones like the QC 35 and the 1000x. I found that the sound quality sounded way better than the QC 35. Everything sounded a lot more present and a lot more vibrant to the QC 35
These are great sounding headphones that also look good in style and they feature Apple’s W1 chip that adds on a crazy long battery life. It has an impressive noise canceling feature. I love the convenience these Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones offer.
Also, to mention the fast charging and the extremely long battery life. Overall, it’s a solid pair of headphones. I think that anybody who picks it up will enjoy it.
I hope this review helped and you learned something from this. If you have any questions or comment let me know below I will be glad to reply.