The Beats Solo 3 came just in time. Following the disappearance of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone and 7 Plus, the headphones maker released wireless headphones sporting Apple's own W1 chip.
The Cupertino tech giant released its very own Apple Airpod alongside with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but Beats raised their interest in making a true partnership with Apple Inc. in producing headphones for their devices. This put Beats Solo 3 together with Powerbeats3 and BeatsX as their first headphones that are primarily designed for Apple's smartphones.
Beats Solo 3 has an Apple W1 chip that is also embedded in the Apple Airpods giving it an intelligent connection with the phone for a better sound quality.
Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones First Look
The physical appearance of the headphones does not have much improvement from its predecessor. Beats Solo 3 still offers a plastic design that keeps it lightweight. Nevertheless, the headphones look stylish.
The sound quality of the Beats Solo 3 is pretty good, according to user comments. It maintains the signature bass feature of the headphones, making the sound coming from it very audible and clear to listen to. In particular, contemporary pop and hip-hop music sounds great, while electronica and classical music does not impress much.
Inside The Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones
The W1 chip makes pairing with the Beats Solo 3 effortlessly. Though it can be noted that it is faster to pair it up with an iOS device rather than with an Android device. The headphones still use the regular Bluetooth with the AAC codec to transfer audio. One good thing about it is it instantly pairs with the iPhone, Apple watch and even the Mac devices which are running MacOS Sierra.
In terms of battery life, the Beats Solo 3 is excellent. It can actually stay alive up to 40 hours from a single charge. This is all thanks to the technology in W1 chip that optimizes energy.
Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones Is Perfect For The iPhone 7
Overall, the Beats Solo 3 is a good choice, especially for users who already have the latest iPhone 7. It is a bit on the pricey side at $299.99, but customers will be getting great battery life, wireless headphones with W1 chip's technology and fashionable gear.