Beats by Dr. Dre has just taken the wraps off its most advanced wireless headset yet—the new Beats Studio3 Wireless. The premium cans boast the best audio experience in the noise-cancelling headphone market.
On paper though, it’s looking good. The newest Beats offering comes with proprietary Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC) technology, so you can control how much you want to hear around you.
It also has the services of the Apple W1 chip (yes, the same one on the AirPods). This means you get proximity pairing, seamless switching between Apple devices (naturally), industry-leading Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity, exceptional battery life, and Fast Fuel charging.
Apple W1’s wizardry enables easy one-step Bluetooth connection to iPhone via proximity pairing. You can also switch between devices logged into the same iCloud account. For instance, you could move from an iPhone conversation, to watching a movie on your MacBook.
The super-efficient chip also delivers double the battery life of the headphone’s predecessor.
With Pure ANC on you’ll get an impressive 22 hours of wireless playback. Meanwhile, listening sans Pure ANC will give you an incredible 40 hours of nonstop playback in low power mode. Without sacrificing audio quality of course. Neat.
Fast Fuel charging is also a godsend, giving you three hours of playback after just 10 minutes of charging. This can be done via the included micro-USB cable.
Coming back to Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity. You’ll get multi-function on-ear controls, and with a built-in mic, you can make calls, skip songs, control your volume or call up Siri without having to take off your headphones.
In the area of noise cancellation, Beats’ Pure ANC tech uses advanced algorithms to continuously monitor your listening environment. It can optimally block out ambient noise, not just on an airplane, but also a noisy café or busy office.
It’s so advanced that it evaluates fit and adjusts leakage caused by hair, glasses, different ear shapes, and even the movement of your head. Sounds amazing.
While you’re bouncing to your favourite track without a care in the world, the Beats’ Pure ANC works in real-time to calibrate the best audio experience—50,000 times a second.
Beats Studio3 Wireless features the signature sleek design of Beats Studio Wireless, while injecting redesigned acoustic components and improving premium ergonomic comfort and noise isolation.
The over-ear headphones weigh just 260g.
They’re available in Matte Black, White, Blue and Red as well as special edition colours of Porcelain Rose and Shadow Grey.
The headphones come with a carrying case, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, micro-USB charging cable, quick start guide and warranty card.
Pricing and availability
Beats Studio3 Wireless will be available for purchase in Malaysia starting 9 October, at a price of MYR1,460/USD349.95. Check out apple.com/my.
For more information on Beats, visit beatsbydre.com.
From the offset, the new Beats cans look good (can I have one in Shadow (Space) Grey please?). I can’t wait to get my hands on a review unit and put Pure ANC to the test. If it remains true to its promise, it might just give the the QC35 and MDR-1000X a run for their money.