Apple releases Beats Studio 3 over-ear headphones with W1 chip

New wireless headphones include the Apple W1 chipset for instant connectivity

Since its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Beats, there has been very little in the way of new products and developments from Apple of the Beats line, especially across the popular studio over ear headphone range.

Today,  the company revealed the new Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones. They are the first headphones from Beats which ship with noise-cancelling technology to reduce the impact of sound that surrounds you on your daily commute to work. The new  ‘Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling’ will use two microphones to determine outside interference and adjust accordingly.

With a battery life of 22 hours with noise cancelling switched on, or 40 hours with it off, this should be more than enough to get you through the week. The Studio 3 also includes a new ‘Fast Fuel’ mode which offers 3 hours playback from a super-quick 10-minute charge.

As with all high-end headphones with noise-cancelling technology they are rather large. The Studio 3 wireless includes several colour options: Red, Matte Black, White, Porcelain Rose, Blue, and Shadow Grey. There are the regular headphone controls, so you can handle your music, pick up and answer calls and use Siri as well. If you prefer a non-wireless connection, you can use the supplied 3.5mm jack.

As with the Apple AirPods the Studio 3’s come equipped with the Apple  W1 wireless chip. This enables the headphones to auto-connect with an iPhone or other devices (often in as little as 3 seconds) and won’t drain your batteries as quickly as a standard Bluetooth connection, either.

The Studio3 Wireless Headphones are available from Apple or Beats website at a cost of £299/$349.


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