Beats Solo 3 Wireless Review

The Beats Solo3 Wireless is a well-made wireless headphone that sounds good in both wireless and wired modes, and is relatively comfortable for an on-ear headphone. Its battery life is best-in-class (40 hours) and it has a remote control integrated into the right earcup that is easy to operate with the push of a button.

Being one of the most reliable brands on the market, Beats headphones is well renowned for its high-end goods. When Apple originally purchased the company, there was a lot of brand excitement in the marketplace. The well-known Beats Solo 3 Wireless Review headphones were the first thing to be released following the agreement. The product was a best seller when it first entered the market in 2016. As a result, we have provided a thorough description of the Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones’ operation and review in this post.

After Apple took control of the firm, Beats produced the Solo 3 Wireless headphones. That aspect, though, barely has any impact on the brand. There weren’t much differences in the construction and design between the Beats Solo 3 Wireless and the older Solo 2 versions. The quality of the internal parts used in the development of the Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones significantly improved. This should not be surprising, since the brand is now owned by Apple.

Additionally, it has been noted that the product’s connectivity range and lengthy battery life have been greatly improved from previous iterations. Beats Solo 3 wireless audio quality is good because to its sophisticated technical features for noise-cancelling and superior acoustic performance. The bass level of these headphones is unrivalled if you enjoy listening to mainstream music or are a music aficionado.


To be honest, Apple made a wise decision by avoiding a big exterior design update with the Beats Solo 3Wireless. The Beats Solo is the model we see out and about the most these days, even if Beats headphones continue to be among the most recognizable in the world. While the shiny finish of our pair has a loud and teenage edge to it, allegations that you need to be under 25 to pull them off are overblown. In 2014, Beats smoothed-out the lines of the set with the Solo 2 for a less aggressive appearance. Simply make sure you purchase the appropriate shade.

Apple sent us the glossy black model, but you can also get it in matte black, glossy white, silver, gold, rose gold, violet, and red. Before, all Beats headphones featured bold, blazing red “B” insignia; now, they all have logos that are color-matched to the shade you choose. The Sennheiser Momentum On-ear headphones and Bose studio headphones appear more sophisticated, although recent iterations have attempted to make the Beats Solo design more appealing to a larger demographic.

But because the Beats Solo 3 Wireless’s design is essentially unchanged from its predecessors, some of you might be hesitant to pay the asking price. Only the fold-up hinge and the skeleton of the headband are constructed of metal for added robustness, leaving the majority of the frame to be composed of plastic. The pads are foam with synthetic leather covering, and the fake leather doesn’t look all that realistic. Nowadays, synthetic materials can nearly pass for the real thing, but this is definitely made of plastic.


They are blatantly plastic and come in the same five colours as the 2016-released iPhone 7, matte and shine black, silver, gold, our review sample in rose gold, as well as white and purple. Their plastic structure helps keep them lightweight, and the arms fold down to make them more transportable in the carry box that comes with them. With faux leather covering the earpads and headband cushion, they have an over-ear headphones. All save the black design’s white colour has a propensity to become a little scuffed, and they’re still a little too snug for our tastes.


The Solo 3s remain the same proposition as the Solo 2 Wireless despite these revolutionary upgrades to the wireless experience. And that’s unfortunate. These Beats headphones sound significantly better than the Beats models from earlier in time, so it’s not that the sound quality is subpar; nonetheless, they fall short in terms of nuance and finesse. Wiley’s song “Can’t Go Wrong” and the Beats are at their best during this song. Rich and substantial, the instrumental’s strong bassline is the primary focus, and the vocal’s snappy, cutting lines are delivered with attack and authority.

The bottom end is undeniably more aggressive and forward than the other frequencies, but it’s not as cumbersome as some Beats detractors would have you believe. You get strength here, but not much nuance we’d just like it a little bit tighter and more insightful for a more refined sound. Certainly, the comparably priced Sony WH-1000XM3 and the less expensive AKG Y400 offer more detailed performances.

In fact, that applies to every situation. These play to their strengths by being incredibly enthused, supporting any piece of music wholeheartedly, and performing well rhythmically. Although pop, hip hop, and dance music seem very excellent, deeper listening reveals that they aren’t able to delve very deeply. Play a song that’s a little less complicated, like Holy War by Alicia Keys, and while the vocals sound clear and direct, they aren’t incredibly expressive or detailed.

The accompanying guitar music also sounds a touch flat; it lacks the dynamic ability to clearly distinguish the peaks and troughs in a guitar strum and fails to indicate the necessary tempo shifts between the verses and chorus. Not as explicit or interesting as we would like, the performance as a whole. We become tired of the sound as well as the fit after prolonged listening. It’s also important to note that while being rather loud, these headphones aren’t the most isolating.

Noise Cancelling

For the Solo3 Wireless, this is still true; they place a lot more focus on the low end than Sennheiser’s Momentum 2.0 Wireless, giving Estelle’s “American Boy” a substantial bass boom. Powerful bass is mostly a matter of personal taste, but at least in this case it doesn’t overpower other frequencies. Even at loud sounds, the audio was always clear.

If you turn the volume up, they also leak a lot of noise, which will bother anyone nearby. There is no noise cancelling on these $250 headphones. The excellent Bose QC35, which actively block out the outside world and outperforms the Beats in terms of sound quality, is available for only ÂŁ30 extra. Personally, you wouldn’t purchase any more portable active noise cancellation headphones.

Audio Performance

The Solo3 Wireless comes with a carabiner and a zip-up, padded protection pouch with the Beats logo in addition to the charging and audio wires. The headphones are turned off automatically when the accompanying audio wire is connected. In terms of audio quality, wireless and passive modes don’t perform very differently. The cable has two dedicated volume controls in addition to an inline remote control and microphone that are located at around chin height.

The Center multifunction button on the cable handles playback, call management, and track navigation. On iOS devices, Siri is activated by holding down the multifunction button. Although Beats claims an incredible 40 hours of battery life, your findings will vary depending on your volume settings. However, Beats asserts that when your battery is low, just five minutes of charging will provide three hours of listening time. The headphones automatically pair and turn off when the audio cord is connected.


The Beats Solo 3 Wireless’s internal components have two sides, despite the rather sturdy external hardware of these headphones. One is outstanding, the other is merely adequate. The technology behind the Beats Solo 3’s wireless capabilities is its strongest suit. Although Apple attributes the exceptional up to 40-hour battery life of the headphones to its W1 wireless chip, the precise technical details are, as is customary for Apple, quite hazy.

This is a significant increase over the previous Beats Solo 2, which only lasted 12 hours between charges. We’re thrilled to see wireless sets like these last roughly 20 hours. It implies that rather than only one week, the majority of users should be able to get two weeks before charging. They use a micro USB cord, however there is no way to charge the headphones straight from an iPhone Lightning port. Apple wants us to believe that the Solo 3 Wireless is a breakthrough in Bluetooth headphones, yet when used corded, they actually work better with Android phones.

The wireless signal’s dependability is really even more helpful than the battery’s extraordinarily long life. During testing, we didn’t notice a single burble, hiccup, or cut-out, and we generally used Android phones rather than the iPhones that this pair “supposedly supports.” Though Apple doesn’t precisely have a patent on these wireless abilities, the slightly more expensive, larger Sony MDR-100ABN also feature great wireless stability.

Battery and Charging

The Beat Solo 3’s battery life is truly great. More expensive headsets, like the Bowers & Wilkins P7, may last 17 hours while the Solo 2 can last 12 hours before needing to be recharged. The Beats Solo 3 outperforms these with a whopping 40 hours of battery life thanks to the W1 chip.

That will cover your music, radio, and podcast listening for six transatlantic trips or your full Monday through Friday workweek. It could take three weeks before the Beats Solo 3 has to be recharged if you just use headphones occasionally, like for two hours a day. Even if, like me, you’re a little bit obsessive about keeping the power stores close to 100% each morning.

The Solo 3’s quick-charging “Fast Fuel” feature translates five minutes of charging into three hours of listening time seriously useful, if you find yourself out of juice just before heading home. Additionally, there is always the Solo 3’s headphone jack if you can’t wait five minutes. If your phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm connection, you’ll need to use Apple’s stubby adaptor to attach the 3.5mm cord that comes with Beats for wired listening.

Final Words

It’s a tale of two halves with the Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones. On the one hand, they advanced wireless headphone technology beyond anything we had ever seen, and six years later, they are still highly competitive in terms of features. On the other hand, the detail and nuance we would expect from headphones at this price point are glaringly absent from their sound.

They are further disturbed by the rising tide of skilled rivals that has appeared over time. The Solo 3 Wireless are well worth a look, especially if you’re just looking for fun durable headphones to pass the time on the way to work or school, and especially if you spot them at a great bargain, if the extra battery life, range, and close connection with the iPhone intrigues you.

Editorial Staff
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The internal components of the Beats Solo 3 Wireless have two sides, although the external hardware of this headphone is quite robust. The technology behind the wireless capabilities of the Beats Solo 3 is its strongest side.Beats Solo 3 Wireless Review