Greetings from self-isolation! I stopped counting what day I was on awhile ago, and have stopped even mentioning it on social media. That’s when you know things are real, right?
I went to the grocery for the first time in a month yesterday and was severely anxious, so I just wanted to get it out of the way. When I arrived, there was a long line (social-distanced, of course), but we were allowed in pretty quick. It wasn’t bad and the staff was so nice.
But my trip made me realize that I’m ready to share a review for a product I bought pre-quarantine: the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones.
I want to preface this review by acknowledging that this is an item at a higher price-point than what I usually feature. I also know money is tight for a lot of people right now (including me).
There’s probably no great time to write about items like these, but I have been using them during quarantine, so I thought I would share them in the chance that you’ve been eyeing them and you’ve got stimulus money to spare.
I’d been watching these for awhile (probably since the beginning of the year) and a few weeks before the world shut down, I got an email that they were on sale. I didn’t really think these ever went on sale and they were $100 off, so I bit the bullet.
I wanted them for all of the travels I’d planned this year (waaahhhhh). I use headphones a decent amount (before buying the Beats I just had the free ones that came with my iPhone) on a daily basis, but when I’m traveling, I use them constantly.
Here’s the scoop on the Beats Studio 3:
Active Noise Cancelling blocks out distractions, so you can get closer to your music. With Fast Fuel, it only takes a few minutes of charging to get up to 3 hours of play, so you can be on your way quicker. Enjoy your playlist without interruption, because a full charge lasts up to 22 hours – or up to 40 hours with noise cancelling off. With iOS and the Apple W1 chip, one press and you’re paired with your device. Now you can easily go from taking a call on your iPhone to watching a movie on your MacBook. With Class 1 Bluetooth®, you stay connected to your music even when your device isn’t nearby.
There are other Beats headphones that don’t have the noise cancelling, but I definitely wanted that feature. I’ve noticed the last few trips I’ve taken just how annoyed I get when I hear… well, just about anything.
The headphones come in a hard, protective case with a charging cord and a Remote Talk cable so you can take calls with them. This cord will also work if you want to plug them into a computer (that doesn’t have Bluetooth) or the jack on the airplane for listening to the in-seat TV.
The headphones are obviously bigger than earbuds, as these fit over the ears, but they do fold up to fit in their case, or a zip pouch in a bag.
They are comfortable on the ears — the padding is really soft — and I usually don’t notice the band part. However, I did wear them on top of a hat during a walk last week and after about 30 minutes, it was noticeably uncomfortable.
As for the noice-cancelling feature, this is a win. I have been thankful for these during self-isolation because my upstairs neighbors are SUPER loud and I can block them out with these. I have used them to listen to music and to do meditation, which has been really nice. I have also worn them to sleep once when my cat was meowing constantly at 4 am.
While I haven’t worn them to travel, I have worn them outside for walking and during my trips to the grocery store. I would note that I was walking in the early evening — I wouldn’t recommend wearing noise-cancelling headphones during a walk alone otherwise.
I’m planning on using these for some of my other workouts, like jumping rope and boxing. I also don’t have a smart TV, so I will likely plug them into my TV at some point if I want to enjoy a show or a movie completely undistracted.
Of course, I am looking forward to using them one day when we can travel again. Although, I won’t be tossing my free earbuds — I still think those would be beneficial to wear when I’m using them for walking directions, as I usually just wear one and I am well-aware that wearing Beats is probably a good way to get robbed on the street.
In the end, I do not regret this purchase. The packaging alone was so beautiful and I was so excited to open them and see what they looked and felt like, and you can tell they’re a quality product.
If you’re on the lookout for nice headphones, definitely consider these or keep an eye out for the next time they’re on sale!
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