BEATS SOLO3 True wireless on-ear headphone Review

BEATS SOLO3

BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless On-ear Headphone is the latest entry into the world of headphones by BEATS. The BEATS SOLO3 headphones come with spatial audio and are compatible with Android and iOS. Class 1 Bluetooth® via Apple W1 chip provides seamless setup and switching for your Apple devices with extended range and fewer dropouts. Additionally, it provides a beamforming mic for clear sound during calls and has a battery life of 40 hours.

Pros
  • Premium design
  • Best sound
  • Apples H1 chip
Cons
  • Missing IP ratins
  • ANC

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Price and availability

BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless On-ear Headphone sport in a Matte Black, Rase Gold and Citrus Red color. It is price $199.95. You can buy this headset from the company’s official website beatsbydre.com.

Who should have to buy this BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless?

  • This is good option for those who want stunning color design.
  • It is good for party lovers, with premium looks and sound.

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Box content

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones
  • Carrying Case
  • Universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

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How good is the design of the BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless?

Starting with the design, the BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless weighs just 215g and has a comfortable look. The plastic cover headband is quite adjustable and offers a sleek, streamlined design that is durable and foldable to go anywhere you want. However, there is an arch steel framework inside the headband to keep the headband stiff and reliable with leather and foam wrap to keep it comfortable. The joint between the headband and the ear cup is fully secured with hinges. As a result, you can fold flat for maximum portability and easy storage.

On-ear earcups are filled with memory foam soft material to provide an excellent comfort. The ear cup seals the sound between the earcup and your ear to give a small amount of passive isolation. The earcup looks good with a premium logo on the front and a circular ring around the logo for volume adjustment. That logo is the main point of touch control and provide a premium quality look.

However, the headphone does not include an IP-ratings for water and sweat resistance. Which means you do not use this headphone during swimming and raining. In addition, at the bottom of the right earcup, there is a privacy button for power and Battery status, connected by a Bluetooth indicator and a power indicator. Then there’s the USB-C input port and mic.

How Good is the touch controls of the BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless?

The headphone come with a very simple and most reliable touch controls. The right ear cups include a USB Type-C charging slot for fast charging and at the bottom of the logo there is a power button with 4 LED flash light for battery indicator. The left ear cups include a 3.5mm aux cable slot for wired connectivity. The volume ring in the around the logo help to increase and decrease the volume.  The single tap on the logo provide a play/pause, Double tap for Next track and Triple tap for previous track.

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How Good is the audio quality of the BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless?

This design allows for improved airflow and includes the strongest magnetic field in its class. It ensures professional performance in the Hi-X, moves a lot of air, and eliminates ‘wobbling’ of the diaphragm. The Spatial audio creates a more immersive soundscape with compatible products by using dynamic head-tracking for a ‘theatre-like’ experience. With Spatial Audio, company says that sounds can be placed “virtually anywhere” in the hemisphere. As a result, you can hear more immersive music experience.

The BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless headphone not come with an Active noise cancellation. However, this headphone isolate well enough and give a crystal-clear voice calls for longer hours. When worn, I can hear some background noise, but once the music starts playing, my surroundings are much less audible.

Furthermore, the headphone come with a Beamforming mic to give a perfect crystal-clear voice during calls. Beamforming microphones are arrays of microphone elements that can be controlled and shaped via DSP. This allows the beams to be “aimed” at specific areas of the room ti improve voice quality. The headphone also offer support for Siri/Google Voice asssistances. Juts say hi siri, you can control everything.

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What connectivity the BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless include?

The headphone come with a Class 1 Bluetooth wireless via the Apple W1 chip, providing seamless setup and switching for your Apple devices, with extended range and fewer dropouts. With Bluetooth wireless can connect to other device like smartphone, PCs, TVs and iOS.

 You can wirelessly share audio such as songs, podcasts, or movies with Beats Solo3 Wireless and another set of Beats headphones or AirPods with Audio Sharing. The headphone missing the audio codec support for improvement of sound clearity.

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How long is the battery life of the BEATS SOLO True Wireless?

With micro USB charge, you can get up to 40 hours of battery life. Just 5 mins charge will give you 3 hours of playback time. Moreover, LED fuel gauge shows full or depleted charge level when plugged in, and full, low, or depleted charge level when not plugged in.

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Conclusion

The headphone provides fine-tuned acoustics for clarity and depth with noise isolation. The spatial audio immerses you in music, movies, and games and feel completely reliable. Class 1 Bluetooth® via Apple W1 chip provides seamless setup and switching for your Apple devices with extended range and fewer dropouts. Also, it provides a beamforming mic for clear sound during calls and has a battery life of 40 hours. After the whole, I suggest the headphone looks good to buy but the missing IP rating reduce its quality.

What alternative is good for BEATS SOLO3 True Wireless?

Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT is good alternative to the BEATS SOLO3. The Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT headphones set the standard in connectivity. They offer analogue audio via jack, digital audio via USB-C®, and absolute freedom wirelessly via Bluetooth. To keep you in the flow, they can be charged with a USB-C connection while playing music via Bluetooth. Thanks to the built-in high-efficiency battery, you can enjoy up to 30 hours of play wirelessly via Bluetooth®, and of course, analogue listening is always possible.

Onanoff FOKUS is another good offer with 2 listening mode: Fokus mode and Music mode. The focus mode optimizes spoken audio content by enhancing vocals and speech. And Music mode enjoy a premium audio experience for listening to music with dynamic bass. In addition, the headphone includes Built-in premium microphone, Passive noise cancellation, Call & Track Control, Removable, washable ear cushions, Adjustable headband and more.

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