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Beats Studio Wireless On-Ear Headphone

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones by DreThe newest edition of the Beats Studio Wireless Headphones have shot up in public popularity since it’s initial release in 2014. Though it is often confused the Beats Studios that were released in 2013. The image of both headphones look identical but the only difference is that the Studio Wireless offer active noise canceling technology and Wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Other small differences include design features such as a lighter weight and sturdier build. We also found it to be a bit more comfortable than the Wired Studios as they felt tighter. But with an average price point of $250 and up on Amazon, is it really worth it? Read below to find out more about Beats Studio Wireless!

Review Overview

Design
Sound Quality
Value
Overall

Average!

When you buy Beats Studio Wireless Headphones you are paying for the name above all. The bottom line is that for the money you are getting an average headphone for a premium price.

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User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)
ProsCons

  • Comfortable padding

  • Great active noise canceling (ANC)

  • Wireless Bluetooth Capability



  • Majority built of plastic

  • Better headphones for the same price

  • Cannot turn off the ANC

  • Below average sound quality

  • Expensive for what you get

  • Wired connectivity requires charging the battery


Beats Studio Wireless

Item Weight9.1 ounces
Product Dimensions9.6 x 7.3 x 4.5 inches
Shipping Weight2.8 pounds
ManufacturorBeats Electronics, LLC

Design

Following the massive success of the Wired Studios, the Wireless Studios have made a total of seven different colors for a stylish appearance. Their color variations include red and black, blue, matte black, red, white and red, gold and white, and a metallic sky color.

Depending on what color you desire, it can cost you big time. The cheapest color scheme being the matte black for $200 and the most expensive being their metallic sky for $380. A hefty price to pay for a simple color variation of the seven available.

studio wireless beats red colorBeats by Dre market their headphones as premium quality, yet they primarily consist of a plastic build. While their color finishes slightly deviates your perception of these cheaply made headphones as premium quality. As for the glossy models, they are prone to smudges but can easily be wiped off with the included bluff cloth.

What is nice about the Beats though, is their easy accessibility and foldable design. Out of the package, Beats includes a carrying case, a 3.5mm wired remote audio cable with a built-in microphone, a buff cloth, a 2.0 USB cable, and a regular 3.5mm wired audio cable. Though the cords only have one color, red.

A strange choice considering the minimum $200 price tag. The wired remote cable is Apple friendly. However, for some mobile devices, some features of the remote may not work, though the microphone always will.

Also, it is important to note that whether you decide to go wireless or wired, the headphones will have to be charged to be listened to.

Sound Quality

beats wireless studio blue colorMany might know that the Wired Studios mainly focused on the emphasis of bass, which was ideal for Hip Hop and Electronic music lovers but not for others. Sadly, the new Wireless Studio’s main focus is on fashion and style and not so much sound quality.

While the Wireless Studios are more balanced than its predecessor, there are still much-needed improvements that have yet to be made. The first being the lack of the ability to produce pleasing lows.

Even when playing bass heavy tracks of Snoop Dogg and even Dr. Dre. As a result, anything with a great bass line is not deep enough to satisfy those who are used to the Wired Studios.

Though what is better than average is Beats’ Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). To learn more about how ANC technology works, please read our Friendly Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Right Headphones.

In addition to the ANC, the thickly padded earcups do a great job of creating a nice feeling of isolation from unwanted background noise. Distracting noises like airplane engines, rumbling trains, and humming cars are no longer a problem with the padded earcups and the ANC.

Although they are far less efficient when in a medium to highly populated areas with people having conversations or just walking around. Which actually may be a great feature for joggers and bikers who want to enjoy music while staying alert. But what is also pressing, is the inability to turn off the ANC, which is definitely not preferred while you listening in quiet environments, like your house. This inability results in a low-frequency hissing sound while listening or in between songs.

Value

Beats Studio 2.0 Wireless

Coming in at an average price of $250, putting the Wireless Studios in the top ten priciest Bluetooth headphones with noise canceling. Considering the price point, the headphones are average in design, great in noise canceling, and below average in sound quality.

They offer nice comfortability and accessibility for on the go usage, great ANC while traveling, and have a wide selection of color variations available.

When compared to other headphones similar in price, like Bose’s QuietComfort 25 and Samsung’s Wireless Level, they simply outshine all features of the Beats Wireless Studios.

Overall

Beats have improved from the majorly successful Wired Studios with Wireless Bluetooth capability and even somewhat in design, though the underlying problem stands with the sound quality. Given the price tag of $250, there are numerous headphones available whether wireless or wired that offer far superior sound quality.

Depending on your preference of music, the Studio may absolutely ruin your listening experience. Ironically if you mostly listen to Rock, Soul, Alternative, Metal, or Instrumentals you are likely not to hear all the music originally intended. Even for those Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, and EDM fans out there, the lack of deep bass can be disappointing for a $250 pair of headphones.

Traveling, on the other hand, was convenient and easy. The noise canceling technology came in handy while on long flights and trains rides. It easily put me to sleep when I wanted and I didn’t have to worry about disturbing others with my music. Though the battery life was average and was not really impressive.

When you buy Beats Studio Wireless Headphones you are paying for the name above all.  The bottom line is that for the money you are getting an average headphone for a premium price. If you are looking to be fashionable and don’t mind below average sound quality with easy accessibility, this might be for you.

If you are looking for a headphone with superior sound quality, great comfortability, excellent wireless capability, and all around $200-$300, we definitely not recommend Beats Studio Wireless headphone.