Beats Solo3 Wireless looks and sounds the same, but battery life rocks
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Beats Solo3 Wireless looks and sounds the same, but battery life rocks

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This is the Beats Solo3 wireless on your headphone which costs $300 and looks nearly identical to the Beats Solo2 wireless. The big difference is that on the inside there's a solo3 users Apple new W1 custom bluetooth chip. Which improves battery like drastically and makes pairing the headphones with Apple devices dead simple. Headphones works just fine with android and bluetooth enabled devices and the battery life rating is the same for iOS and Android with a whooping 40 hours. That's a huge jump over the 12 hours that the Beats Solo two wireless is rated at, and this has the best battery life of any bluetooth headphones I've tested so far. It also features Beats fast fuel features which gives you one hour of battery life from a five minute charge. However, unlike the new beats x, which uses a lightning cable for charging, this model sticks with a micro USB charging cable. My wireless connection using the headphone was rock solid and the W1 chip makes it easy to switch between Apple devices you've paired the headphones with. Overall the headphone performed very well. I've always like it's compact size and how it folds up to fit into a relativity small carrying case. For better or worse Beats hasn't upgraded it's sound. It sounds very good for an on ear bluetooth headphone. It'll appeal to base lovers who prefer sound profiles Accentuate the bass, but manages to avoid being too boomy. Although it doesn't sounds quite as clean as Beats more balanced studio wireless over ear model, which has come down in price and is better sounding and arguably more comfortable. Ultimately Beats value proposition is that it's taken the same headphone Some people know and love and improved this battery dramatically. They made it really easy for Apple users to connect to their phones and other Apple devices. That's fine, but it would have been nice if Beats had brought down the price at the same time considering the headphone's design and sound hasn't been upgraded. I'm David Carney for CNET. COM. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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