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Beats Studio review

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Specs / Features


The Bluetooth stays connected up to 30 feet so you can feel free to roam and keep the music going. Take calls, skip songs, and change the volume right from the headphone. Headphone has Adaptive Noise Cancelation, a rechargeable battery, and re-engineered sound, just with no wires. The Bluetooth connection lets you enjoy your music wirelessly for up to 12 hours or up to 20 hours when plugged into your audio device | The Beats Acoustic Engine(TM) makes your listening experience personal and real. Beats' signature DSP software is designed to generate the emotional experience that some of the musi... More

The Bluetooth stays connected up to 30 feet so you can feel free to roam and keep the music going. Take calls, skip songs, and change the volume right from the headphone. Headphone has Adaptive Noise Cancelation, a rechargeable battery, and re-engineered sound, just with no wires. The Bluetooth connection lets you enjoy your music wirelessly for up to 12 hours or up to 20 hours when plugged into your audio device | The Beats Acoustic Engine(TM) makes your listening experience personal and real. Beats' signature DSP software is designed to generate the emotional experience that some of the music industry's greatest rock, hip-hop, pop, electronic, and R&B producers want you to feel. The studio wireless has a lighter, stronger, and more comfortable headband. We created softer ear cups and an ergonomic bellow to create a flexible, custom fit for every head shape | Dual-mode Adaptive Noise Canceling feature automatically strikes the perfect blend between your music and the world outside. If you only want to use the headphone to cancel external noise, the ANC only mode automatically increases the level of noise cancellation, to put the world on mute | The New Beats Studio Wireless comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts 12 hours when using wirelessly and 20 hours when you do decide to plug in. With the Battery Fuel Gauge, you always know how much juice is left. Forget specialized adapters; the New Studio can be charged via micro USB almost anywhere | What's in the box: Beats Studio Wireless(TM) headphones, RemoteTalk(TM) cable, 3.5mm Audio cable, USB 2.0 charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B),USB Power adapter,Hard shell carrying case, Quick Start Guide, Beats by Dre Cleaning cloth and Warranty Card

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Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date -
Size 24 x 18 cm (9.5 x 7.1 in)
Weight N/A
Reviews summary section

What's good

  • Comfortable design for longer listening sessions
  • More balanced sound quality
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad

  • Some hiss when utilizing active noise cancellation
  • Cannot use headphones once batteries are dead
  • Muddy bass lines

Dr. Dre's Beats headphones have gained notoriety ever since its release in 2008 as stylish and functional. The Beats Studio Bluetooth Headphones come in six different colors – white, blue, red, titanium and glossy or matte black – and are emblazoned with the recognizable "b" logo on each ear cup. Despite the premium price tag, the shell is made entirely of plastic held together by an adjustable metal band. Still, reviewers note that it is well-built, very durable and weathers drops quite well. Aside from its durability, they also mention that the headphones are also incredibly comfortable. T3 states, "…we found long stretches of listening were more than possible without any pinching or aching."

The most important aspect of any headphones is its sound quality. While previous Beats focused on the bass, critics found that these headphones were far more balanced but lacked the deep bass they had come to expect. According to The Guardian, this leads to muddy bass and genres like jazz, rock and folk are not well suited to the Studio Wireless. In addition, PC Magazine noticed significant distortion at higher volumes, though they also state that "they get incredibly loud compared to the bulk of the competition, and you shouldn't be listening at those levels to begin with."

They also comes with active noise cancellation circuitry, which reduces the need to crank up the volume. For the most part, critics found the technology average and noticed a fair amount of hiss when activated.

As a Bluetooth device, it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that, according to all expert tests, lasts around 12 hours of use. Unfortunately, when the batteries die the headphones are still unusable even when plugging it directly into a smartphone with cables. When testing out wired versus wireless modes, reviewers found that sound quality and noise cancellation were actually much better in wireless mode.

While the Beats Studio Wireless does have its faults, most critics found it to be a step above its predecessors. Tech We Like says, "I'm pleased to say these Beats have a better overall sound than their previous models...I'm glad to see the progression of Beats…they have gotten sleeker, lighter, with a great battery life."


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