It seems like forever since we last mention about Beats and that usually means there weren’t any major updates since. That changes earlier this month when Apple-owned Beats revealed the Studio headphones. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Wireless Headphones, as it is called, now flaunts a more advanced noise cancellation, a redesigned innards, a longer battery life and Apple’s W1 chip that makes it iOS devices- and Mac-friendly with respect to pairing. When it does hooked up with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac that supports W1, the headphones should have a pretty impressive battery life of 22 hours with noise cancellation activated.
Interestingly, the new cans can get up to 40 hours if on “low-power” mode. So, if you expect yourself to be away from power source for a little longer than usual, at least you will have the option. Or if you are in a rush, Studio3’s Fast Fuel technology promised to give you 3 hours of usage with just 10 minutes of charging. On the looks department, it is still very much the Beats you have come to recognize. This means the appearance has not change much, or even at all, but that’s a good thing because that is how we love our Beats. And since it is over-ear, this can is definitely my kind of poison. Though, I can’t say the same for the hefty price tag of $349.95 it demands me to cough up in exchange for a pair.
$350 to me is excessive for a pair of audio cans with debatable audio quality. Though it is worthy to note that my sound holes aren’t picky, but I can’t speak for everyone. So, whether or not it is worth the asking price, it is really down to individual. However, if you need further justification for its upmarket sticker, then how does Class 1 Bluetooth, which promised to be more reliable and offers a longer range wireless transmission, sounds as a justification? But do note that there is no number on the so-called “extended range.” The Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones is available now from both on- and offline Apple stores, as well as other retailers.