• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones IMO

    • Written by from New Brunswick

    I don't write many reviews for products but I felt like taking the time to talk about my experience with these headphones. These are my first pair of over the ear headphones and my first pair of beats. I have the matte black version and I really like the way these headphones look. As far as sound is concerned, these are really a step above all the other beats I have listened to and the wireless bluetooth is icing on the cake. I love these for use in the gym and not having a pesky wire is really underrated. These have just enough bass but also incorporate highs and mids well. I would definitely recommend these, although the price is a little much.. but if you have the money to burn I think you will be happy with these headphones. Enjoy

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great sound, but had to return

    • Written by from riverview

    I loved these head phones, but now have had to return them due to the battery not recharging properly. The place I purchased did not have them in stock, so I'm out of a $400 pair of head phones until they get back stocked. I have to admit, one more problem, and I'll be turning to another brand. I only got to use these for a couple weeks before returning.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A much needed improvement, wireless performance is great

    • Written by from Newport

    The new 2013 Studio headphones are a clear update from the previous Studio models. The build quality has improved, the design is more seamless, and the sound quality is much more rounded.

    Beats, now an independent company whose hardware is no longer made by Monster (one of the worst companies out there), have redesigned their flagship headphones. The new design is seamless as the headphones don't stick out near as much on your sides, the headband is more durable, and all of the screws have been hidden (they won't fall out anymore!).

    The sound quality is no longer obnoxious anymore. The previous Studios were muddy as the bass was way too overbearing while the highs and mids were nonexistent. The bass has been cranked down a bit and the highs have been turned up to the same level. The mids are still lacking a bit. The dynamic compression used here is the same as what's used in a rock concert. It's a much more pleasant experience than the last Studios. However, these headphones still don't sound like they're worth $380. I think the wireless versions should be $300 (max) and the wired ones set at $250 (max). A $200 pair of Sennheiser, Shure, and even Sony headphones are going to produce better sound than these. However, they won't look nearly as stylish and they will likely lack Bluetooth and adaptive noise canceling (ANC) features. Fans of rap, rock (not indie rock though), metal, techno/dubstep, pop, and modern country (which is pop just with a slight twang) will enjoy these headphones.

    The ANC of these headphones is less than of the Bose QuietComfort series but I think that's beneficial as they don't exert pressure on my eardrums like the Bose units. The Studios don't cancel out everything but, with the music, everything seems to be covered up. I haven't tested these on a plane yet.

    You get everything you need to use these in a very stylish, Apple-influenced box. The Studios come with a semi-rigid case, micro-USB charging cable, 10 watt (2.1 A, 5V) AC adapter (it will rapidly charge an iPhone/iPod and even charge a full sized iPad), microfiber cleaning cloth, a standard 3.5mm male-to-male wire, and a 3.5mm male-to-male wire with Apple device controls.

    The battery is rated for 20 hours of wired playback and 12 hours of wireless. Those numbers are pretty accurate for a ~50% volume level. The ANC cannot be turned off and, once the battery is dead, so are these headphones. I prefer having a built-in rechargeable battery to carrying around tons of AAA batteries.

    All-in-all, the new Studios are worth the money as they are some of the best sounding stylish headphones (i.e. fashion headphones). Bluetooth performance is solid, the design and sound quality are worlds better, and they come with a bunch of accessories. I'm knocking them off by one star as I don't think the sound quality warrants the $380 price tag. I went with the matte black versions over the titanium ones as I prefer the all black look. They don't attract fingerprints but grease will show up. They are easy to clean with the included cloth. Fans of the genres I listed will enjoy these but people looking for accurate representation of their music should look elsewhere. These headphones produce a concert-like sound that I enjoy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Wireless Headphones!

    • Written by from Gotha

    I went into the Apple store and to my surprise they had the new studio wireless in stock. Came out with the Matte black ones and I love the look of these. Sound is great.... No more wires!! Quality is amazing and I love how you can plug them into your computer and update the firmware!! Really great technology here! Great for the gym with no wires to hold you back!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE them

    • Written by from Denver

    However, I have had to exchange a couple of times. I got the Matte black for Christmas. The first pair sounded great, but the main large button didn't feel like it was completely settled- it kind of double clicked so it wasn't super responsive. I exchanged them easily from the Apple store (as usual, they are fantastic about exchanges.

    I am on my second pair. The button is perfect, but out of nowhere there is a constant crackling sound on them. There is no way I blew the speakers, I don't listen that loud. I want to go to the store to exchange, but they aren't available now. :(

    I don't mind, as I know this is a new product, and is likely to have glitches. I'm just waiting for my perfect pair! Last, my boyfriend has his own pair. He is having trouble with them out of nowhere turning the volume WAY up without him touching anything. He will be exchanging as well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best headphones I've listened to. That includes B&W and Klipsch

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    These headphones are fantastic. They have a much more balance sound over the previous generation Studio model, but still pack a punch in the right places.

    The 30 foot bluetooth range is great, as I never experienced a dropped connection or static as I moved 15-25 feet away from my iPhone 5s.

    I love the black matte finish. It's stylish and fashionable at the same time, yet subtle enough to wear in a corporate environment, if desired. They have a slimmer profile, are lighter and sleeker than the previous generation; thus, you won't feel uncomfortable wearing these as your main everyday headphones.

    These have replaced my B&W and Klipsch headphones. I'm a fan! Great purchase.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed!

    • Written by from Nottingham

    Disclaimer:
    I'm not a fan boy, I tried (& quickly returned) the original Beats Studio & Beats Executive as they were both garbage from an audio perspective.

    Sorry so called audiophiles - I tried B&W P7 & Sennheiser Momentum Over Ears but for my predominantly Hip Hop, R&B & Reggae library the Beats are clearly the superior audio option.

    They're far from neutral sounding, the bass is heavy but it's controlled & doesn't distort at high volume. The highs are bright while the mid range is surprisingly clear.
    Add to that the wireless function & the 12 - 20 hour rechargeable battery & it was an easy win.

    Picked mine up in store in the UK although strangely they're still not on the Apple UK online store?

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