Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 22 Hours of Listening

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Beats
Model Name Studio3
Color Shadow Gray
Form Factor Over Ear
Connectivity Technology Wireless, Bluetooth, Wired, NFC
  • High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones
  • 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
  • Take calls, control your music, and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls and microphone
  • What’s in the box: Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, Carrying case, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, Universal USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card
SKU: B08528YFM3 Categories: ,


Beats Studio3 Headphones

Additional information

Dimensions 4.72 × 8.94 cm
Product Dimensions

‎6.3 x 4.72 x 8.94 inches

Item Weight

‎1 Pounds



Country of Origin


Item model number



1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

‎June 1, 2020



10 reviews for Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 22 Hours of Listening

  1. O.Winnie Mittelberger

    Please Read Before Buying.My rating falls close to a 1.5 for multiple reasons:For starters, this headphone is marketed and sold as an ANC (Active Noise Cancelling), Over-Ear headphone. Typically, headphones like these are targeting people who buy them for travel (i.e. a plane ride) but also are helpful in any public space. Please keep this in mind for the rest of my comment. From the inside out, these headphones cannot hold their own with any other pair in the price range.I purchased my pair when they were 57% off, bringing the total from $350 to $160 (including tax), but I cannot in good conscious recommend them for either price bracket. Comparing them to the most common headphone in the $350 bracket, the Sony XM4 (and newly the XM5) are a essentially the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to all qualities. They clearly lose the battle for acceptable headphones to buy for $350, but some could make a case for the discounted price.Everything I found wrong with the Beats (most to least important):- Sound quality is mediocre.I attribute this to the old design (nearing 3 years) and old parts (Apples W1 chip is long outclassed by the newest chips)With that said, I am also no audiophile (someone who has a keen skill/desire for high quality sound) but I can make general observations about the sound quality from the Studio3’s. I can’t give an super detailed review of the sound quality because I only listened to ~3 songs and maybe 2 videos. But I can say is the trope that “Beats just overbass their headphones” isn’t true. I can’t say what you find as a proper balance of bass, but to me it seemed fined and not too far one way or the other. But you can tell that the timbre wasn’t all that it could be. For the MSRP listed, this should not be case, even for an old design that was adopted and revamped by Apple.- ANC, one of the primary marketing points, is horrible.This is comes from a variety of reasons other than just poor build quality, after reading into the making of the Studio 3’s, Beats tried making an early “adaptive” ANC by changing the way sound is measured, processed, and then cancelled.However, it fails completely and everything from your fingertips rubbing together at arms length, to a pencil dropping behind a closed door is essentially the same with/without ANC on.The only different is bass is slightly toned down, you don’t feel like constantly pressure that other ANC headphones give (kinda like you’re in an airplane at max altitude), but you hear a slight “woosh” constantly.- As mentioned before, build quality as a whole is terrible.Straight out the box, the right earcup is crumpled a towards the bottom because of a poorly designed folding mechanism that squishes the earcup against the headband as it’s packed into the case. The earcups themselves have this cheap, fake leather look and feel, the stitching is far apart and looks poorly made, the earcup foam is obviously cheap, it easily compresses (therefore there’s a lot of air) but then refills as if the foam itself isn’t compact but just large pockets of air (meaning the foam itself is low quality), and the size of the earcups is very small for over-the-ear headphones. So if you happen to be ok with everything I mention, having medium-big ears will already make the experience impossible to begin with.The top headband, a common weakpoint that’s overlooked in headphone design, has literally no cushioning.They didn’t even use the foam from the earcups, it’s rubber on the outside (when slightly damp or if it just came off someone’s head) feels comparable to a pencil eraser. There is a little give to the headband but the material underneath is too thin for me to discern from just pushing down.After wearing the headphones, straight from the box, you could start “feeling” the headband begin pressing into your head after ~1 hour, then feel that annoying soreness after ~1.5 hours of total listening. Once again, considering travel or just extended use would be expected of a $350 headphone, there were too many bad choice they let slide.With the buttons provided on the headphone, there is one good but a few bad things.Firstly, Beats Studio3 happen to be one of the few headphones in this bracket that have a distinct power button. But the action button and touch pad are the main concern I found.A lot of online reviews will say the action button (the beats logo) feels cheap and totally disrupts the hearing experience, but I can’t say I completely agree. I do like a tactile button, but the button provided has a distinct and somewhat loud click. It doesn’t inherently sound cheap nor satisfying to me, but that’s partly subjective. However, you can hear the click very clearly when you are wearing them so if that’s something you dislike, and you’d prefer a touchpad then be aware of that.One of my most concerning observations for the build was the Micro USB charger in the headphones. A lot of online reviewers bash on the cable that’s provided to charge the Studio3 pair, but I don’t mind that they were able to pack some ginormous cable because I can plug in the USB A into a nearby port for close charging. However, the choice for Micro USB charging as a whole is a bad idea to me. Micro USB is getting very old now, being outshined by Lighting and USB C when it comes to things like charging speed, data transfer speed, etc. But my main concern is durability. Again, a $350 pair of headphones should essentially guarantee you multiple years of use. I didn’t fully test the battery life of the pair, but over my years of use with Micro USB I know that the cable itself can corrode but most importantly if the input port (like the one that built into the headphones) doesn’t have good glue to hold it to the plastic inside of the earcup, then the port can pop out can render the charging useless. In the first example of the cable breaking with time, I’m sure a lot of people have old Micro USB cables laying around, but if the input port falls out, then you will be forced to use the provided AUX cord for the headphones (can’t listen to portless devices like modern iPhones).- All the other complaints were at least somewhat merited regarding an expensive headphone. But this one is mostly based on aesthetic.Of these entirely subjective points, the most relatable would be the bulky carrying case the headphones come in. It’s very wide and rounded, so it definitely won’t sit in a backpack or carry-on without taking up unnecessary space. But if the case was designed to be wider/longer but slimmer (like the Sony XM4’s) it could slide into thinner pockets without stretching out the bag. Also, forcing the headphones into a smaller but thicker case is what causes that earcup compression problem I mentioned earlier.The scale of the headphones looks off. From product pictures to models wearing them, the headphones look really nice and stylish. I bought the matte black pair, and I was excited to see how they looked. But they pair overall seems smaller than what you expected (like how I briefly mentioned the small earcups). The overall look seems like it could only give that proper “Beats” look on certain people with specific head sizes/shapes.If you happen to find this pair on sale, don’t really care too much about noise cancelling, want a listening experience that is good but you don’t mind if it isn’t groundbreaking, but want a pair of headphones for more of the luxury aspect, then it wouldn’t seem like a bad deal to buy these.

  2. Destiny

    Really Beautiful and Quality Headphones, Beware if you Have Long Hair!I really like these over the head headphones, as the color and small details are really beautiful. Such as the gold metal extenders. I have worn these for hours on end with little to no discomfort, as the ear pads are a comfortable foam. The charge has been one of the most shocking things to me, as I can go multiple days (if not a week) of constant use without having to charge them. When they do need charged, the provided fast charger works extremely well and within 1-2 hours they are fully charged. I have found a major difference in sound quality when compared to some other headphones such as AirPods, and prefer the sound quality of the Beats much more.My only major complaint, that I wish I discovered before purchasing is that the circular caps on the sides of the headphones will pull and break hair. There is enough space between the frame and the cap on the headphones for hair to get wrapped around, so when you go to remove the headphones it will take strands of hair with it. I have longer hair, and I could see this being a problem with hair any longer than shoulder length. This has caused a lot of damage to my hair, so to keep this from happening I have to either wear a beanie underneath the headphones or tightly pull my hair up with no hanging strands.

  3. Ed

    Good but could be betterI got these headphones to wear them when I work out and also so I don’t have to be wearing my earbuds all the time which end up hurting my eardrums. I saw mixed reviews some good and some bad but still decided to go with these since they were on sale anyways. There are a few things I noticed about these headphones:1. The headphones fit comfortably at least to me. They have a comfortable fit to my standards.2. The quality is sometimes mediocre. It’s just standard quality, I have bought headphones that are not of good brand that sound similar to these.3. The noise cancellation is good, not great. It blocks out some noises like the air conditioner, the sink, and maybe 1 or 2 people talking. However if there’s a loud sound or multiple people talking at once it will not block it. However for the price I think it does a well enough job.4. The battery life is pretty good. It lasts a few hours with 10 minutes of charge.In conclusion, these headphones are not bad. However if you want a really good high quality headphone this is not it. But it’s fine for someone like me which just likes the noise cancellation features which help me concentrate more on the music. I give these headphones 4 stars but I almost gave them a 3.

  4. Taylor

    Perfect headphones for traveling and any noise canceling!These are the perfect noise-canceling headphones for traveling. Their ability to be folded and put into a small case that takes up very little room is amazing! I loved the set I received, so I bought my husband these for Christmas and he loves them just as much. Not only are these headphones perfect for traveling, but also for school usage and zoom meetings. I have used my daily for the last seven months and they have not faltered at all. My top favorite headphones I have ever owned, and the best beats headphones out there.

  5. Cindy Abreu

    Amazingthe box came it new. came with the headset, charger, a clip hanger thing and a mic to connect. the sound cancellation works it feels so amazing personally for me ifyou’ve never tried nose cancellation before it feels like you’re overheating everything from outside your body like a scene in a movie where all the noise fades. umm but yea definitely a great purchase sound quality is amazing and it looks good on you too

  6. Peyton

    Love Love LoveI purchased these because I had the wired version about five years ago, and those became kind of inconvenient in our Bluetooth world. I saw these went on sale and decided I needed the Bluetooth ones. Definitely worth the money, and if you love music as much as I do, these are definitely a need. the wired pair I got five years ago still work fine, so I can’t imagine I would ever need another pair, but I would buy another pair if I ever needed it. These are great for the gym, cleaning your house, or when you are just watching movies in your room. They are just perfect.

  7. Connor

    They’re great, but I have a few words of advice for buyers1.) There quality and volume is amazing, but do not keep them on full volume for too long or you will blow out the speaker.2.) They retain any smell that were on them, you should spray them it’s Lysol or some type of smell masking spray. If you go to the gym or are just a sweaty person they will stink to high hell if you don’t clean them often.After a while of having them I’ve decided to revise a bit.1.) noise cancellation stopped working. (Btw if you thought noise cancellation would block out voices or sudden noises your wrong, it works by listening in and using the negative of the sound on the outside to make it quieter.) I mostly just don’t like how noise cancellation is on automatically.2.) their charge doesn’t deplete any faster than when I first got them and can stay on for an entire day and still have some charge for the next day.3.) my main gripe with them is that you can’t put them in pairing mode (from what I’ve seen so far.) if you want to connect them to a laptop or a console, you need the headphone cable for that. (I only recently found them under something in the packaging, goes to show that you should save those things.)4.) their mic quality isn’t the best in the world, but it’s better than anything else I have.All in all they’re still amazing, but they’ve lost a little quality to time. They actually have better noise cancellation when you turn off noise cancellation.Update 2:3 months after purchase the headphones battery is still amazing, 4 hours and 30 minutes of constant usage is 12% battery. The quality is still perfect and I’m still learning new things about them.

  8. Sally Guilbo

    Nice productThese headphones are very comfortable, sound good and look nice. They stay on my head well and don’t slip around while working out. A beep sounds and power light goes on to tell you when power is on and turns off when power is off. One negative is my hair gets caught between the headband and ear muffs at times and tears small strands of my hair out. I need to be more careful when taking them off by using two hands instead of taking them off with one hand.

  9. Amazon Customer

    Long battery life and amazing headphonesI love these headphones. The battery life is so long. It last me for such a long time before I have to recharge. My children are always stealing these to use. I love the way they look. The white and gold is so classy. And they fit well. I have a bigger head, so sometimes they get to squeezing my head. But I still love the sound they put out and how well they canceled the noise. Definitely worth the money.

  10. Evelyn

    What to expect (Read before Buying)From the get go I’ve enjoyed using these BeatsStudio 3’s. They add to my style, help with focus and look nice, but just because this is something I look for may not be the same for you. One of their biggest features that is advertised through every single picture you see on the Beats Studio 3 is it’s Noise Cancellation. The noise cancellation feature allows for a reduced ambient sound and allows you to focus on the audio you may be listening to and can be controlled for me the volume setting on any iPhone device. My only problem with the noise cancellation is that, although it may reduce the ambient sound, you will still hear most of sound outside unless you have music or a loud audio playing on your headphones. Now although it’s not that big of a issue because it serves its purpose I find it intriguing the way the Noise Cancellation is advertised on video rather to the on-ear noise cancellation experience. Aside from that one detail these beats use a apple chip that makes it extremely easy to connect to your Apple device no matter the age or technical intelligence and comes with a extremely fast charging cable that gives the headphones 3 hours if battery life with only ten minutes. The leather skin that goes on ear is extremely confortable and the quality of the audio is close to immaculate. I’ve used these for the gym, style and daily activities and they have been helpful!

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