New Beats Studio3 Are Pretty Awful

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ohsnaphappy, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2013
    I use Bose QC25's for post-production. The active noise cancellation from Bose is incredible. But I was really excited when Apple announced the Beats Studio3 with active noise cancellation, the W1 chip, and crazy battery life. I pre-ordered them the second they were announced and I received them today. Unfortunately, the Beats Studio3 noise cancellation is awful. Almost non-existent. They don't come anywhere close to the Bose QC25. I actually jog with Beats X, which feature passive noise cancellation, and the Studio3 are just barely better than the Beats X. Pitiful. Obviously, I'll be sending the Studio3's back. Thought I'd share.
  2. Riffz60 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2016
    That’s strange every single review I’ve seen so far has been very positive. Still looking forward to getting mine
  3. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Interneting. If you had the studio 2 or used. How do the 3 compare.
  4. Billburns macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2017
    Weren’t you the guy who argued with me that they would be amazing a few days ago?

    Like I said beats are vastly overpriced garbage
  5. ocrane macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2007
    Hmm, mine arrived today as well. Mine sound nothing like you are describing. The anc is on point.

    And the sound sounds more Apple than beats, if that makes sense

    Is it possible you don’t have it turned on? It’s in Bluetooth settings

  6. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    I got mine two days ago too and they’re comparable within 90% to my QC35s. Tried it on then NYC subway, a noisy coffee shop, and a busy construction laden midtown street so far with excellent results. Just packing up for a flight now, will report back

    Also have to note that I love the sound signature. Moderate on the bass, no over bloat, great mids, and so far, very comfortable (unlike the Solo3). These and the airpods make for a great set depending on the environment and how portable I need to be.
  7. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    Update, flew on a three hour flight today. Noise canceling was excellent. Maybe not QC35, but 90% there with the advantage of W1 and a more exciting sound signature. Also, my battery went down 5% with my music at about 50%. Very happy.
  8. garethjs, Oct 19, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017

    garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    I just received my beats 3 from Apple

    Let’s not talk about the noise cancellation.

    The sound is such a dissapointment.

    I’m getting cracking from nearly every song from Apple Music similar to a cheap pair of headphones that had its volume on full blast for a day and then everything sounds cracky the next day

    Everything that is bass heavy just crackles

    I don’t know if the Bluetooth stack in the iOS 11 is messed up or not but this is not even with half of the cost I paid for jt

    It took me 2 weeks to get this and it’s going right back.

    I’ve tried every EQ on the iPhone and the only thing that sounds half decent is electronic where the crackling is minimal.
  9. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2012
    I just got mine this week, my experience is completely different, the noise cancellation and much improved over the studio 2's and I haven't had any crackling from them, clear sounds for me, can definitely tell they definitely turned down the bass thats for sure,
  10. al0kz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2013
    Can anyone speak on sound leaking? I haven’t used a noise cancelling product since the QC15 (currently rotate between SoundLink AEII, AirPods & Jaybirds X3 depending on the situation). I used to own the first rendition of the beats studio headphones and those not only sounded pretty awful, they leaked sound as if there were outward facing speakers built in.
  11. ocrane macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2007
    So after using these for a few weeks they do sound awesome and the ANC is really an achievement.. with that being said, after hearing the new Bowers & Wilkins PX cans it was a no contest. The Beats are going back.
  12. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    Huge difference? If the PX had a little bit more deep bass, it would be perfect. I heard instrument I’ve never heard from songs I’ve been listening to for years.
  13. betasp macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    I’m tying to figure out why Bluetooth headphones would be used for post work. Do you find them adequate? What about the colored sound and lack of flat response?

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