The Apple-owned Beats brand is certainly nothing short of the worldwide phenomenon that owns it. It is undoubtedly a premium brand that sells premium products with indisputable quality. The Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones are the perfect example of a pair of indestructible headphones.
They are a costly buy with just a hair under a whopping $300 like any other premium-priced product, but the features and specifications of these beauties certainly justify the steep price.
You must think that a flimsy piece of mere plastic must definitely not cost this much but the specs on this beauty make the buy worth it!
Let’s check out a comprehensive review of this product complete with its pros and cons!
AT FIRST GLANCE
So, what would you like about the Beats Solo 3? Here are a few of the things we liked and disliked about it.
– Incredible wireless performance without any glitches
– Comfortable to wear and super light
– Amazing sound quality especially when you play modern electronic music
– Flimsy construction that is predominantly plastic-rich
– Could be better at handling acoustic music
– Doesn’t work too well without the presence of an iOS device
So, what is it about the Beats Solo 3 that you would like? We had a look at all that it had to offer, and bring to you its better features that make it worth a try.
1. Excellent Bluetooth performance
The most fantastic feature of this headphone is its connectivity. The feature is totally automatic on Beats Solo 3. When the headphone is brought near the vicinity of a Bluetooth enabled iPhone, the headphone automatically connects to the iPhone.
The connectivity is instant. These are the moments you truly embrace wireless technology. When you connect the headphones to an iPhone, the battery level of the headphones is displayed on the phone. The connectivity is also impressive on Android. There are no breaks or hiccups when it comes to sound, and the quality is also very high.
2. Great battery life
Beats call their battery charging technology “Fast Fuel.” The battery charging capabilities of this pair of beauty are amazing. It can have playback of 3 hours with just a 5-minute charge. When you first turn on the headphones, you will hear a voice estimate of the battery charge that remains on the headphones.
The only gripe with Solo 3 is it still uses a micro USB rather than a USB-C. In the age of USB-C, it is a surprise that Beats didn’t consider employing the latest charging option.
3. Caters to critical music listening, especially the modern electronic music
Not only does Beats Solo 3 look modern but it also sounds modern. The headphones are slightly biased towards contemporary electronic music. So, if you are a fan of acoustic music, then Beats Solo 3 might not suit you well. Beats Solo 3 offers the most pleasure when you are rocking the 21st-century jams and electronic music. There is a certain bass element that kicks in quite nicely.
4. Extreme comfort
Beats Solo 3 uses really soft ear pads to give you a really comfortable fit. These headphones are not going to clip your ears as some others do. The cups fit very comfortably on your ears. It actually contributes a lot to the noise canceling properties of Beats Solo 3.
The metal rails do extend quite long so that no matter what head shape you have, Beats Solo 3 will find a perfect fit on your head. Even if you go jogging, these headphones are not going to come off.
Even though there might be a light pressure you feel in the first few days of use, give it time to adjust, and in a few days’ time, Solo 3 will give you a comfortable fit all day long.
5. High sound quality
The sound quality doesn’t take a back seat when it comes to Beats Solo 3. The headphones are quite bass loving, and you will feel that once you start to listen to the music, it churns out.
The Beats lineup of headphones were never really bad performers when it came to sound quality, and Solo 3 just amplifies it to the next level. The bass is quite heavy, so if you’re not a big fan of heavy bass sounds, you can always adjust it using the equalizer.
Beats Solo 3 is made to create a fashion statement. Don’t get us wrong though! They do perform well; they just look awesome while doing it! Beats Solo 3 comes in a host of trendy colors. Even if you own a flashy smartphone, Beats has just the colors to match it!
The reason why Beats could experiment with such trendy and flashy colors can be attributed to the plastic build. It just lends a lot of freedom when compared to metallic builds and Beats has exploited this freedom wonderfully.
Even if you want to spot a stealth look or a flashy party look, Beats Solo 3 has all the color options that can make it possible.
THE BOTTOM LINE – Should You Go For One?
If you have been a fan of what Beats had to offer, you would like this new offering from their stables. It makes all the right noises, and true to its brand, doesn’t just sound great but looks amazing too, making it a great outdoor choice.
On the other hand, if you are a music purist, you may not like the Beats Solo 3 much. The tinkering and adjustment means that the raw voice quality is put out and you get a more balanced noise. While that does make for a pleasing effect, it’s not something purists would prefer.
Beats has basically taken the much-loved Solo 2 wireless and went on to improve its battery life significantly. The other thing is that it is still quite high priced. If you already own a previous Beats product, especially from the Solo range, you may want to give this one a miss.