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Beats by Dr. Dre® Solo3 wireless

On-ear Bluetooth® headphones with Apple® W1 chip (Silver)

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Overview

Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre® Solo3 wireless

Want to know the cool part about teaming up with Apple? You get all their sweet technology before anyone else. Just ask Beats by Dre — their sleek Solo3 Wireless on-ears are one of the first set of headphones to feature Apple's new W1 chip. Thanks to this state-of-the-art chip, you get a staggering 40 hours of wireless listening with Beats' signature, powerful sound. (Read my hands-on review.)

And the beat goes on...and on

Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones

The Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones fit comfortably and fold up for easy storage.

Want to know the cool part about teaming up with Apple? You get all their sweet technology before anyone else. Just ask Beats by Dre — their sleek Solo3 Wireless on-ears are one of the first set of headphones to feature Apple's new W1 chip. Thanks to this state-of-the-art chip, you get a staggering 40 hours of wireless listening with Beats' signature, powerful sound. (Read my hands-on review.)

And if you happen to run out of juice? No worries — Fast Fuel technology gives you three full hours of battery on just a five-minute charge. 

From my review of the Beats by Dre Solo3 wireless headphones

"The Beats Solo3 offered the longest wireless range of any Bluetooth headphones I've ever used...Thanks to the W1 chip, the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones offer the most convenient, liberating Bluetooth experience right now."

— Jeff Miller, A/V writer

Quick, easy pairing for Apple users

You can play music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled phone or tablet. But if you have Apple devices, you're really in for a treat. A one-tap connection syncs up your compatible iPhone with these headphones, wirelessly. Then, you're automatically paired to other devices on your iCloud account, like your Apple Watch®, iMac®, or iPad®. The W1 chip ensures a strong, seamless connection.

Great Product, Excellent Sound

Shailesh, Farmington Hills, MI

What's in the Box:

  • On-ear headphones (silver)
  • 36" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on the other end)
  • 54" Remote Talk cable with in-line remote/mic (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • Carabiner
  • Zippered carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Information
  • Warranty booklet
  • Decal

Product Highlights:

  • closed-back, on-ear design for high-impact bass
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening and phone calls
    • Apple's W1 chip provides seamless, reliable wireless connection with iPhone 7 and other Apple devices
  • earcup controls for calls and music
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 40 hours of wireless use (USB charging cable included)
    • Fast Fuel technology offers 3 hours of music listening on a five-minute charge
    • "fuel gauge" on earcup indicates battery level status
  • soft earpads and flexible headband ensure long-lasting comfort
  • sleek, portable design
  • folding headband for easy storage
  • includes RemoteTalk miniplug cable with remote and microphone for wired use
  • includes carrying case
  • weight: 7.58 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.658" x 2.981"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 7.5 ounces
Cord Length 54"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Beats by Dre Solo³ Wireless headphones, like the wired versions, feature a sleek design with new classy colors. With built-in Bluetooth technology, the Solo³ Wireless give you the freedom to listen to your music or take hands-free calls without being tethered to your device. For those times when you can't (or choose not to) go wireless, these on-ear headphones come with a 54" color-matched straight RemoteTalk cable. The headphones also include a charging cable and a black fabric carrying case. The Solo³ Wireless headphone is durable, but lightweight, weighing in at 7.5 ounces, so you can wear them every day for long periods of time.

Comfortable Design: The Beats Solo³ Wireless headphones have a flexible curved headband with soft padding to give you a comfortable fit. The angled earcups match the shape of your head and ears to provide a more natural fit and better sound transfer. The earcup padding is covered with a breathable material that dissipates heat and minimizes sound leakage. The earcups are hinged so they can be folded for easy storage in the included carrying case.

Bluetooth: Equipped with Class 1 Bluetooth, the Beats Solo³ Wireless headphones have a longer range than typical Bluetooth headphones. The pairing procedure has been simplified for iPhones with iOS 10 or later. With Bluetooth activated and the iPhone unlocked, you can pair the headphones by pressing the power button for 1 second and holding it within 2" of the headphones. It then simultaneously connects to your Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac (requires iCloud account, and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3). For other devices, pairing requires choosing the Beats Solo³ in the Bluetooth Settings menu. In addition to iPhones and iPads, the headphones are compatible with Android and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Wireless Controls: Wireless music controls on the headphone are located on the center "b" button while the volume controls are above and below the button. Music Controls include Play/Pause, and changing tracks. Phone controls include answer/end your calls. Pressing and holding the button will activate Siri voice control.

RemoteTalk Cable: The included 54" RemoteTalk audio cable features an in-line microphone/3-button remote control and a right-angled 3.5mm plug. The remote is fully compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The outer buttons control volume up and volume down, while the center button controls phone calls, music playback (play/pause/changing tracks), and accesses voice assistance (Siri). RemoteTalk is also partially compatible with Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices (volume up/down, play/pause music and answer/hang up phone calls).

Rechargeable Battery: The Beats Solo³ wireless is much more power efficient than its predecessor, the Solo² wireless. With the super-efficient Apple W1 chip, the Solo³ wireless offers up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge, compared to 12 hours with the Solo². A 5-LED "Fuel Gauge" on the left earcup lets you see at a glance the status of the remaining battery charge. When the battery is exhausted, you can still enjoy your music and phone calls by plugging in the included RemoteTalk cable.

Fast Fuel: The new Fast Fuel feature lets you quickly charge your headphones when the battery runs low and you don't have time for a full charge. A quick 5-minute charge provides 3 hours of playback time.

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My son wanted it for his birthday. [ EDWIN A  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Friend's recommendation + styling [ Paul  Dec 31, 2016 ]
Quality, no wires! :) [ Julie  Jun 06, 2017 ]
High quality good reviews good price lower than direct from apple, newer model then sale at local retailer. [ MARK J  May 30, 2017 ]
My son wants them haha [ Juanita  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Daughters birthday gift. [ fernando  Jun 01, 2017 ]
My daughter wants them haha [ Juanita  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Christmas present for daughter. [ Diana  Nov 16, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Thanks for your question. Crutchfield's biggest asset would be customer support. We are an authorized retailer so there should be no issues with warranty. We also have a 60 day satisfaction guarantee if anything comes up at all, even if you decide you don't like them. Shipping is free and Crutchfield only charges tax for orders shipping to Virginia. If you have any additional questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help. [ Kenny  May 29, 2017 ]  Staff
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