Some people sneer at Beats, saying it’s overpriced for lackluster sound. I beg to differ. I think it sounds great. That, plus it has a good design and an ingeniously designed logo. Speaking of good looks, there is a new colorway for the Beats Studio3 introduced in 2017.
This time, it is a limited edition Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones released in collaboration with A-COLD-WALL* aka ACW, a British designer label. What draws us to this pair of cans is not quite the collab with A-COLD-WALL; it is the “cement” colorway.
The collaboration introduces a slate color palette featuring a speckled cement application. What’s unique about this colorway is not just because it looks like concrete that tickles our fancy; but because this speckled cement application covers both the headphones and the ear cushions, offering a design touch that is not often seen on headphones.
The ACW* touch is complete by ACW* bracket logo and onyx stroke that runs down each side before finishing with a clay color inner band that offers a subtle contrast with a dose of elegance.
Beyond the cosmetics by A-COLD-WALL, the Beats Studio3 Wireless A-COLD-WALL Cement is pretty much the same Studio3 we have known. You know, the same over-the-ear design, Apple W1 chip featuring Class Bluetooth connectivity, Active Noise Cancelation, 3.5 mm RemoteTalk cable, and up to 22 hours of battery life with Pure ANC on or up to 40 hours with ANC off.
I would love to have a pair myself, but unfortunately, the price is the same prohibitive US$349.95.
Keep in mind that the price is for 2017’s tech and so… you must be a super fan of ACW* (or Apple or Beats) to be wanting this.
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