I am currently listening to Christmas music on my new Beats Studio 3 Wireless, next to some Christmas buddies.
The new Studio 3 comes Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC) and the Apple W1 chip. I found the noise-cancelling to be very decent. The battery life is a whopping 22 hours with noise-cancelling on, and up to 40 hours with that off.
Pairing with other Apple devices and Macs was a breeze, just like all the headphones and earphones with the W1 chip. Once paired, all devices that use your Apple ID will be able to switch to it.
How is the sound? Like its little brother, the Beats Solo 3, sound has been tightened up, compared to older Beats. Apple quality control seems to have permeated this current range of Beats.
I liked the overall sound, though a tad weaker in the mids. The bass isn’t as crazy heavy as it used to be though, which I appreciated.
The Beats Studio 3 folds up quite nicely and has a premium carrying semi-hard case. Comes with a wire with mic, for when you really need to run it wired (though at 22 hours of battery life, I don’t see why you would).
If I have any complaints, it is that the headphones can get warm and sweaty if you wear them in our Singapore heat all day. Other than that, the cans are comfy.
Now my travel headache will be, so I carry the Beats Solo 3, which is slightly smaller, or the full-on Beats Studio 3, which has bigger drivers? Decisions, decisions.
As a headphone fan who used to shun Beats, I have to say the Solo 3 and Studio 3 has changed my mind.