By Stephan Duncan
The hardware for the new Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones has been completely redesigned to provide music-lovers with better sound quality, and longer-lasting battery life.
Though the aesthetic of the headphones hasn’t changed since the previous model, the Studio3s still offer a sleek, comfortable design; the headphones come in six colors, four base colors (white, red, blue, and matte black) and two special-edition colors (shadow gray and porcelain rose). The earpads are also softer than the previous generations, adding a degree of comfortability that compliments the sound quality.
Beats decided to take a more technological route with the upgrades, choosing hardware over design for this generation. With Apple’s W1 chip integrated into the circuitry, the Studio3s deliver better battery life with a lithium-ion battery. The battery now lasts up to 22 hours with wireless and noise-canceling on, and almost double that in 40 hours with the noise-canceling feature off. Not only does the Studio3’s battery last twice as long as the Studio2’s, but thanks to the Beats Fast Fuel feature, you can get three hours of audio playback from 10 minutes of charging.
Besides battery life, the W1 chip is responsible for monitoring noise-canceling adjustments. With its new proprietary noise-canceling technology, Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (ANC), the headphones constantly calibrate the noise-canceling, self-adjusting features for “leakage caused by hair, glasses, different ear shapes and movement of your head,” according to company representatives. The W1 also enables one-step Bluetooth connection with extended range and optimal connectivity to the iPhone via proximity pairing and it can switch between Apple devices as long as you’re logged into the same iCloud account.
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