Apple Discounts BeatsX, Powerbeats3, Solo3, and Studio3 Headphones in Limited Sale

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today launched the latest sale on Beats by Dre products, including markdowns on the BeatsX, Powerbeats3, Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, and Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. Make sure you still shop around as other retailers are offering even better prices for some models and colors, which we've compared below.

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    Starting with the Solo3, the wireless headphones are now $239.95, down from $299.95 on Colors from both the Neighborhood Collection and basic launch shades are all available for the discount.

    Comparatively, Best Buy has the the Solo3 headphones as low as $197.99 in Silver, and Walmart similarly offers select colors like Gold for $197.00.


    Apple is also offering the high-end Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones at a discount for $279.95, down from $349.95. While this is better than Best Buy's $309.99 sale price and matches B&H Photo's, Walmart beats all with a current price of $227.95 for the White, Red, Blue, and Matte Black colorways.


    Next, Apple has the BeatsX Earphones for $119.95 in all colors, beaten by Best Buy with sale prices as low as $89.99 in Gray, White, and Blue. If you're willing to go the refurbished route, Best Buy also has the BeatsX for just $64.99 in a variety of colors.


    Lastly, the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones are marked down to $159.95 in Apple's sale, savings of $40 from the original price of $199.95. Best Buy again provides one of the lowest prices online, with the Powerbeats3 hitting $109.99 in Siren Red, Flash Blue, and Shock Yellow. Apple does beat Best Buy by $20 in some colors in the Neighborhood Collection, however.

    Apple has offered these discounts a few times throughout the year, and the reduced prices are often only available for a short time. If you're looking for more information on discounts, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Discounts BeatsX, Powerbeats3, Solo3, and Studio3 Headphones in Limited Sale
  2. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2015
    Long Beach, California
    If they could go ahead and release the next generation of AirPods, that would be most good.
  3. gigapocket1 macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2009
    Agreed lol.. increased talk time will be greatly appreciated
  4. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2015
    Long Beach, California
    And hands free Hey Siri functionality. That’s what I’m waiting for. These current ones are over a year old and they’re NEVER discounted anywhere because they’re still such hot sellers. But I refuse to pay full price for these when the new ones will be out this year.
  5. ColdShadow macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2013
    Airpods are good enough for what they are,Beats on the other hand,while technically nice,require much more improvements in their audio quality to justify their price tag.
    I had Solo 3 and sold them,now I have B&W P7 wireless and Bose QC35 II,both wipe the floor with Solo 3 and cost similar.specially B&W P7 are fantastic.
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Based on this design please:

    I'd pay $200 for AirPods like that.
  7. wiffle macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2017
    Agreed. Need new headphones with W1 functionality but am waiting for 2nd generation AirPods to make the commitment.
  8. halluxsinister macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2017
    I'm confused about what you're asking for. Wired headphones? Because I think they used to make those. Once. But that was... a long time ago.
  9. blazerdude20 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    He’s asking for AirPods but with that style of ear piece. The current style is, IMO, uncomfortable for long usage periods.
  10. inhalexhale1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2011
    QC35 are incredibly comfortable. Def my favorite. The noise cancelling is also way better than the beats and even the new Sony’s.
  11. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    For some people. I for one have ears such that I sometimes even forget I have [AirPods-shaped] ear pieces in my ears.
  12. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    No, I'm asking for Airpods, but with a soft silicone in-ear design.
  13. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Another factor that makes silicon tips better is not having to blare music to counter the world.
  14. drumcat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    Agreement here. The AirPod design is hardly universal. Some foam options would be stellar. Anything where I can use flexible insertion, because I can't even put in the stupid things without pain. My Shure SE535 don't hurt at all. But Apple, if you're wondering why I'm still sitting on my 6S+, it's because I have good headphone options. Yours are not. True Wireless without one, standard acrylic/plastic form, please.

    You should look at ears. They tend to differ...
  15. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Best Buy prices are better then listed, as are Amazons.
  16. glowplug, May 27, 2018
    Last edited: May 27, 2018

    glowplug macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2017
    No thanks. Beats products are cheap, plasticky, and unreliable. The only pair of Beats headphones I've ever purchased, died 1 month after the warranty expired.

    not. falling. for. that. again.
  17. Jolly-boo macrumors member

    May 8, 2012
    Bah, never a sale in my country. At leads not directly from Apple.
  18. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Yes and they are at Walmart right now as well. I finally pulled the trigger on the Studio3 Wireless now that they're marked down this much. For those that are always hating on Beats, I wouldn't pay $350 for a pair either, but at ~$200 they're really nice. The adaptive noise cancelation in the Studio3 works well and I'm very satisfied with them at the price I paid.
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    That's the main reason why I went for the BeatsX. W1 is great, AirPods are a really interesting product, but they don't provide enough isolation.
  20. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Stick to sites like slickdeals if you want to find deals, these are normal everyday prices.

    For example, Amazon has had the the BeatsX Headphones listed at $89.99 for months.
  21. honglong1976 macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2008
    These were great earphones. Dual armature! I bought some and sold them for some reason. Wish I had kept them. Loves the removal mesh!

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