Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by $40 to $60

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has discounted its BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones by $40 to $60 for a limited time in the United States.

    BeatsX -- $149.95, now $99.95
    Beats Solo3 Wireless -- $299.95, now $239.95
    Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless -- $199.95, now $159.95Apple's discount on Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones also applies to the newer "Neighborhood Collection" colors.

    Apple's BeatsX deal matches some other retailers, but Amazon and Best Buy each have better deals on the Powerbeats3 Wireless and Solo3 Wireless, with the products on sale for as low as $134.99 and $199.99 respectively.

    Like AirPods, the BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless are equipped with Apple's W1 chip for instant pairing with an iPhone. They can then simultaneously connect to an Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac via iCloud.

    All three headphones feature Fast Fuel. Five minutes of charging provides up to three hours of playback for the Solo3 Wireless, two hours of playback for the BeatsX, and an hour of playback for the Powerbeats3 Wireless.

    Apple's special Beats prices are available in the United States only for a limited time.

    Disclaimer: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon and Best Buy and may get paid if you click one of the above links and make a purchase.

    Article Link: Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by $40 to $60
  2. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816


    Apr 1, 2012
    They should discount some of their phones as well..
  3. Texh49 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2015
    grabbed solo3 wireless from BB for 169$ last night. They price matched with Fry's who sold out quick!
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Why. Those are selling really well. But if you want a discount the carriers have lots of promotions this Black Friday and before.
  5. rishic89 macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2017
    Those headphones are not very good. I lost a pair and replaced with $25 wireless ones from amazon that have better sound and bass and have lasted 1.5 years with no problems.
  6. John.B, Nov 17, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017

    John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    AFAICT, all Solo3 colors except purple? Which if course is the color my daughter wants... :(
  7. GrumpyMom macrumors G3


    Sep 11, 2014
    That seems to be the color all the daughters want. We got ours a purple one last year. Not that it is any consolation, but my daughter doesn’t use them very often. She says they compress and hurt her ears. She’s back to using her cheap wired headphones most of the time that don’t squish so hard. The over ears ones seem comfortable, I have a very old version of them. But they are pretty expensive.
  8. maziar.d macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2016
    been using beatsx for a while, great headphones
  9. Sefstah macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2015
    Title should read: “Don’t buy from Apple. Amazon and Best Buy sell Beats cheaper.”
  10. szw-mapple fan macrumors 68000

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    The beatsx have been excellent for me. Especially the easy switching between devices with the w1 chip.
  11. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    I'm interested in the BeatsX, but only if they don't sound like beats, aka, flubby muffled garbage.
  12. euvnairb macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    Goleta, CA
    If you sweat a lot, I don't recommend the powerbeats 3 for those looking for a good pair of workout headphones. I'm on my 4th set of replacement headphones and have stopped using them for workouts because my warranty is almost up and I don't want to deal with getting these replaced again. The sound is pretty good, but the build quality just isn't there with these. I bought a pair of $25 headphones from amazon that don't sound as good, but won't crap out on me during my long training sessions.
  13. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Studios are more comfortable on the ear than Solos...
  14. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    They do, every single year in the Fall during the iPhone Keynote.
  16. hobocamp456 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Absolutely do not but the powerbeats 3. They are terrible. I've gone through 3 pairs in less than a year and Apple refused to repair the 3 pair once they broke too. They're a piece of garbage.
  17. BondFancy, Nov 17, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017

    BondFancy macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2016
    For those trashing the Powerbeats 3, what is a good replacement for Wireless earbuds? My father wants some for Christmas, but earbuds never stay in his ears, so he prefers the hooks like the Powerbeats 3, any suggestions?

    Edit: These are for working out.
  18. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    All 3 models are not very good? Have you used all 3? I personally like my Beats X though I wouldn't pay full price for them. Which I didn't.
  19. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Beats changed how their headphones/earbuds sound, beginning when Apple bought them. Still bass heavy, but not at the expense of the rest of the audible spectrum like they used to be. IMO.
  20. siddavis macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2009
    I have a pair of the Powerbeats 3 and could not be more happy with them. I went through 3 pair of other bluetooth headphones for working out. The W1 experience is awesome for use with my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. I got them last year as a Christmas gift and have used them 3-5 times a week since. Battery life is awesome and they stay in place while running because of the hook. I really don't know what problems others are having, but mine have been rock solid and would definitely recommend them. Maybe I just got lucky.
  21. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    Thanks. I don't mind a "warm" sound, but I wasn't a fan of the sound that Lemmy famously trashed as "listening through a towel." I might spring for a pair then.
  22. miniyou64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2008
    Beats X was the worst product I have ever purchased. Not even close to as good as AirPods. I can’t belive the sound quality. People say there is too much bass in Beats, there is none in Beats X. Terrible product.
  23. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    How is this possible? They’ve barely been out a year
  24. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Seems to be the reverse with the Studio 3's ... a LOT of reports on the Canadian Apple store stating great headphones but returned due to clamping pressure on the ear or around the head.

    Meanwhile in Canada still no discount from Apple ... BUT
    Best Buy:
    Solo 3's - $269.99CAN (down from $329.99)
    Studio 3's - $329.99CAN (down from $399.99) Effective yesterday until Nov 20th.

    PS: BOTH have W1 chip, Fast Charge and 40hr battery life (non ANC).
    NOTE: Solo3's CAN be used with no power/charge as wired headphones, the Studio's canNOT! Further Fast Charge on Solo is 10mins for 3hrs battery life, Studio is 15mins for 3hrs.
  25. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    Pretty rare for to ever discount any of their products. I’m surprised more people aren’t talking about this.

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