Beats Studio

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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

Specification
Brand Beats
Model BT OV STU WL BLK
Warranty 12 months
Size 24 x 18 cm (9.5 x 7.1 in)

Reviews summary

6.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 9 reviews

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."

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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."

Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


The Guardian

Expensive headphones with lacklustre sound

from The Guardian

Beats has made a leap forward in comfort and design with the Studio Wireless. The battery life is decent, the noise cancelling effective, while the folding band makes them compact for travel.

The problem comes to sound quality. Depending on your personal music preference, you might find the lack of deep bass and sharp highs pleasing, but the overall sound quality is not what you’d expect from a £330 pair of headphones....

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Beats has made a leap forward in comfort and design with the Studio Wireless. The battery life is decent, the noise cancelling effective, while the folding band makes them compact for travel.

The problem comes to sound quality. Depending on your personal music preference, you might find the lack of deep bass and sharp highs pleasing, but the overall sound quality is not what you’d expect from a £330 pair of headphones.

While it is true that streaming music over Bluetooth can technically impact sound quality, with modern Bluetooth 4.0 technology the difference between wired and wireless music playback is negligible for all but the highest quality of music and highest-end headphones, which the Beats are certainly not.

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T3

A great pair of headphones with a premium brand attached to it

from T3

In many ways the 2014 Studio Wireless headphones are markedly better than the previous versions.

They're lighter, stronger and they look great, they're extremely comfortable and perform well over Bluetooth.

The audio is divisive: if you preferred the huge bassy sound that has become synonymous with Beats headphones then we'd recommend the previous year's model, if however you're looking for a more balanced sound then 2014 is your year....

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In many ways the 2014 Studio Wireless headphones are markedly better than the previous versions.

They're lighter, stronger and they look great, they're extremely comfortable and perform well over Bluetooth.

The audio is divisive: if you preferred the huge bassy sound that has become synonymous with Beats headphones then we'd recommend the previous year's model, if however you're looking for a more balanced sound then 2014 is your year.

Where the big decision comes though is with the noise-cancelling, it works incredibly well but you'll be hard-pressed not to hear that quiet hiss when listening at low volumes.

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Consumer Reports

Brings the distinctive Beats brand quality that's worth a premium

from Consumer Reports

At $380, the Beats Studio Wireless model is at the upper price range of the Bluetooth headphones we've tested, but it currently tops our Ratings of home/studio-style noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones. If you don't need Bluetooth connectivity, there are probably better, less expensive options, including Beats' own Executive model....

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At $380, the Beats Studio Wireless model is at the upper price range of the Bluetooth headphones we've tested, but it currently tops our Ratings of home/studio-style noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones. If you don't need Bluetooth connectivity, there are probably better, less expensive options, including Beats' own Executive model.

But consumers who can afford the price will get a well designed, stylish set of headphones that can deliver very good sound quality—provided you like Beats' sonic signature—and very good noise reduction. In addition, it offers a nice complement of features.

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Cnet

Brings excellence in exchange for a high price tag

from Cnet

It's a pleasant headphone to listen to, and one you can listen to for long periods, but it's not necessarily one that makes you hear things in your music that you haven't heard before.

For what they are, they should probably cost less, but the market is what it is, and plenty of people se...More

It's a pleasant headphone to listen to, and one you can listen to for long periods, but it's not necessarily one that makes you hear things in your music that you haven't heard before.

For what they are, they should probably cost less, but the market is what it is, and plenty of people seem willing to ante up the dough for Beats-branded headphones (and Bose headphones, for that matter). On a positive note, these Beats are significantly better than the original (circa 2010) Studio and the old $279.95 Wireless on-ear. So while you're paying a premium for the brand, I think the majority of people will be very pleased with both the sound and fit of these headphones.

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PC Magazine

Comes with the Beats signature look and sound

from PC Magazine

At $379.95, these Bluetooth headphones are a bit overpriced, and they have some issues with distortion at maximum volumes, but at reasonable listening levels they deliver the thunder many listeners crave from their headphones, all inside a comfortable, good-looking design that just might make you feel like an NFL star or a rock god....

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At $379.95, these Bluetooth headphones are a bit overpriced, and they have some issues with distortion at maximum volumes, but at reasonable listening levels they deliver the thunder many listeners crave from their headphones, all inside a comfortable, good-looking design that just might make you feel like an NFL star or a rock god.

Obviously, if you're looking for a true-to-life, less-sculpted sound signature, the Beats Studio Wireless is not the answer. This is for bass lovers who want the booming lows to be balanced by sculpted high-mids. It's not an accurate sound, but it's a popular one, since it ends up highlighting transients in the higher frequencies and the depth of lower register content.

If you love the look, the Beats Studio Wireless sound won't disappoint, assuming you're looking for big bass, but if you're less interested in the branding, there are more affordable models that get the job done just as capably.

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Digital Trends

Undeniably pricey for the audio quality it offers

from Digital Trends

Like the revamped Studio headphones, this wireless version is considerably lighter and more streamlined than it predecessor. The design is almost entirely curves, and the material in use feels more flexible and resilient.

We’re pleased to report that the Beats Studio Wireless actually sound a little bit better while streaming music via Bluetooth than they do when they are hard-wired, or compared directly to the Beats Studio. This may be because the wireless streaming process pulls some of the treble response back just enough to make the headphones a little less aggressive in the highs, and, therefore, less grating in general....

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Like the revamped Studio headphones, this wireless version is considerably lighter and more streamlined than it predecessor. The design is almost entirely curves, and the material in use feels more flexible and resilient.

We’re pleased to report that the Beats Studio Wireless actually sound a little bit better while streaming music via Bluetooth than they do when they are hard-wired, or compared directly to the Beats Studio. This may be because the wireless streaming process pulls some of the treble response back just enough to make the headphones a little less aggressive in the highs, and, therefore, less grating in general.

The Beats by Dre Studio Wireless won’t win the hearts of audiophiles any time soon, but the company did a good thing by taming the bass and presenting a clearer overall sound. Thanks to the Bluetooth streaming process, these headphones manage to keep sparkling treble without aggravating us with piercing highs all the time.

 

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Chip Chick

Delivers a premium audio performance that won't disappoint

from Chip Chick

If the design looks familiar this time around, it is because the Studio Wireless is practically identical to the latest Beats Studio. Yes, they are twinsies. The super soft ear cups, improved collapsible design, the fuel gauge to monitor battery life, and even the Active Noise Canceling feature is all the same on both pairs of headphones. Of-course, the most significant difference between the Beats Studio and the Beats Studio Wireless, is the ability to listen to your devices wirelessly over Bluetooth....

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If the design looks familiar this time around, it is because the Studio Wireless is practically identical to the latest Beats Studio. Yes, they are twinsies. The super soft ear cups, improved collapsible design, the fuel gauge to monitor battery life, and even the Active Noise Canceling feature is all the same on both pairs of headphones. Of-course, the most significant difference between the Beats Studio and the Beats Studio Wireless, is the ability to listen to your devices wirelessly over Bluetooth.

In the end, the new Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent pair of wireless headphones. So much so, you might just want to skip getting the Beats Studio and go straight for the Beats Studio Wireless instead. The majority of the features are the same between the two, and that includes Active Noise cancellation, as well as the ability to control phone calls. So if you are already willing too shell out $300 bucks on headphones, $80 more isn’t going to kill you for wireless freedom.

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Android Authority

An upgrade that turns the old model's performance up a notch

from Android Authority

These headphones do not skimp when it comes to the accessories, the appearance, and the overall feel. You do not feel cheated after spending extra money for the brand. And that’s the thing, you are spending some money on the name, just like other products out there. You end up paying more because it has a Beats logo on it, point blank, period....

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These headphones do not skimp when it comes to the accessories, the appearance, and the overall feel. You do not feel cheated after spending extra money for the brand. And that’s the thing, you are spending some money on the name, just like other products out there. You end up paying more because it has a Beats logo on it, point blank, period.

Within this price range, you are able to find other headphones that can achieve the same results and yet provide a more balanced sound. But this may not matter – some people just want a concert type of sound, which is fine. There are times that I’d prefer to hear music in this fashion, like when working out or just looking to zone out in some music. The Bluetooth wireless connectivity makes it incredibly convenient to use out and about, and the headphones can easily be charged via USB micro.

Everything you loved or hated about the Beats, it became better or worse. Ultimately, it’s your decision if these headphones are good for you.

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Wired

From a world-famous brand, something completely different

from Wired

The headphones feel just as light and comfortable as the wired Studio headphones. Except now you don’t have that pesky wire getting caught on everything and tangled up. The subdued “b” on the left cup controls your music the same way Apple’s earbud controls do.

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The headphones feel just as light and comfortable as the wired Studio headphones. Except now you don’t have that pesky wire getting caught on everything and tangled up. The subdued “b” on the left cup controls your music the same way Apple’s earbud controls do.

Overall, it’s a nice package that’ll cost you the very adult price of $380. That’s $80 more than the wired versions. But just because you and your headphones have grown up doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy “Ms. Jackson.” It’s just that now you can also appreciate the latest from Jack Johnson.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

3,198 from Amazon.com

3,198 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Beats Studio. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

38 from Amazon.ca

38 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Beats Studio. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

7/10

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