Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Pop Collection of Colors

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    Beats this week introduced a new Pop Collection of colorways for its Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones.

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    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless are available in Pop Magenta, Pop Violet, Pop Indigo, and Pop Blue options for $299.95 and $199.95 respectively in the United States, the same standard pricing of other colors.

    The overall form and features of the headphones remain unchanged, so this is purely a cosmetic change for those interested.


    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless in the new Pop Collection can be ordered from Apple's online store in many countries. Keep in mind that the traditional colors are currently on sale at both Apple and Amazon.

    Like AirPods, the 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.

    Like the BeatsX, both headphones feature Fast Fuel. Just five minutes of charging provides up to three hours of playback for the Solo3 Wireless and up to an hour of playback for the Powerbeats3 Wireless.

    Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion in 2014.

    Article Link: Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Pop Collection of Colors
     
  2. jacobh101 macrumors regular

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    that commercial was dope. not crazy bout the color way tho
     
  3. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    I feel like Seahawks fans are going to be all over this one.
     
  4. torob macrumors newbie

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    Is it just me asking this question: why did Apple buy this tacky product? o_O
     
  5. JGIGS macrumors 6502a

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    Wow did they ever! POP POP! You'll definitely get noticed with those. I guess it could be fun if it fits your style. Seems like pretty niche market though.
     
  6. Khedron macrumors regular

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    I hope this is just Apple's idea to sell the remaining stock of W1 chips ahead of new W2 AirPods.
     
  7. bluecoast macrumors 6502

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    I agree but one thing I realised recently, is that when everyone has essentially the same phone, for many, headphones have become a key way of showing what an individual you are i.e. they’ve become a fashion thing.
     
  8. saudade macrumors regular

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    Lov the colors. Beats its just top notch quality. Better than B&O and many others. Only with Dr Dre you can hear the deep bass sound. I just wish they add a display on the sides that shows the album’s cover and random photos from my instagram there. That would be cool.
     
  9. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Who's buying the same headphones over and over again in new colors?
     
  10. Macman8472 macrumors newbie

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    These colours look cheap, and tacky, targeted towards children. My god Apple what are doing? There are many good headphones from Sony, Bowers & Wilkins, Panasonic even, to name just three. I think Apple paid over the odds for this company. Just like Microsoft does when it buys out all the other companies it has bought over the years. Nokia in particular.
     
  11. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Beats stand at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.

    In seriousness it is still a total mystery to me as well.
     
  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    It's called the Pop collection, not the Luxury collection.
     
  13. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Let’s just see if they POP off the shelf...
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Beats makes billions of dollars and decent products.
     
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  16. lostczech macrumors member

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    I think it was mainly for Beats Music (now Apple Music)
     
  17. entropys macrumors 6502

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    Yes. However, they are headphones. Apple could have easily made a range of headphones itself an possibly made just as much money without shelling out $3 billion.
    Apple was buying hipness, not technology.
     
  18. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    You made me watch it. I was left unimpressed :(.
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    That wasn’t true prior to acquisition - the decent products part. Only after Apple came in to the picture do they sell good (not just decent) products now.
     
  19. Regime2008 macrumors 6502a

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    They still around bad though. Apple doesn't care about audio quality the way jobs did.
     
  20. Martius macrumors member

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    I hope that Apple will release the rumored over-ear headphones with top notch audio quality. But actually I think we won't see headphones like that in near future. A lot of new Apple product releases are so delayed, like that AirPower charging pad, Mac Pro... it's good to take your time to create the best possible product, but the timing is also crucial. People do not want to wait years for something that become absolete in years.
     
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    No-one beats B&W.
     
  23. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    No, they were buying a streaming music service that they desperately needed, and were doing so for nearly nothing once the revenue stream from the headphones business was factored in. I’m no fan of Beats headphones, but this deal was close to a no-brainer for Apple.
     
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    Why are PowerBeats 3 at that size not "true" wireless? Makes no sense. I'd buy them immediately if they had no wire.
     
  25. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

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    There's a big difference between "forum life" and reality. In tech forum life arrogant pseudo-techies who think they know everything look down on everyone else, pronouncing them stupid if they buy Apple or Beats products. In the real world Beats is one the most popular brands as is Apple with millions of customers who apparently don't take advice from their techie wannabe overlords, i.e their nerd cousins and neckbeard brothers.
     

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