The signature Beats headphones are finally getting an overhaul after years of sticking to the same design and technology. These new Beats headphones, Studio 3 Wireless are available for sale starting today at a cost of $350 and seem like a decent upgrade for those still using the old model.
While on the surface, the Beats Studio 3 Wireless don’t look all that different besides some more color options and a slightly larger ear-cushion which Beats claims has been improved to deliver more comfort even after hours of extended use.
The insides of the Beats Studio 3 Wireless are however where the new upgrades are really felt as right off the bat, the new headphones use an all new Apple W1 chip which makes wireless connection to Apple devices pretty much instantly. On top of that, if users connect these headphones to an Apple product which also has a W1 chip, the headphone will offer a battery life of up to 22 hours with noise cancellation enabled.
While on the subject of connectivity, the new Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones feature Class-1 bluetooth for more reliable and long range wireless connectivity to listen to music on the go.
The price of these headphones is certainly high, as has always been the case with these high-end cans, just the battery life itself gives them a slight edge over some of the other similarly priced high-end headphones like the Bose QC35. Beats claims that even when the battery is low, a 10-minute recharge can last users up to 3 hours of listening time.
Since the headphones just came out, their audio quality can’t immediately be judged but the new versions do have some interesting features to deliver an enhanced experience. Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling employs an algorithm which samples the user’s surroundings to adjust the cancellation level. For example, the noise cancellation will be a lot higher when on a street or in a train as compared to when sitting in a quiet place like a library.