Beats Studio Wireless: A pricey Bluetooth headphone with premium sound
Beats Studio Wireless: A pricey Bluetooth headphone with premium sound
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Beats Studio Wireless: A pricey Bluetooth headphone with premium sound

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hi, I'm David Conaway, and I'm here with the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear headphones. Hi, I'm David Conaway, and I'm here with the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear headphones. This model looks nearly identical to the company's studio over-ear, but the big difference is, it includes not only active noise canceling, but Bluetooth technology, which allows for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device. This model looks nearly identical to the company's studio over-ear, but the big difference is, it includes not only active noise canceling, but Bluetooth technology, which allows for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device. That added feature costs something of course, $80 to be exact. That added feature costs something of course, $80 to be exact. And this headphone retails for a lofty $379.95. And this headphone retails for a lofty $379.95. I tested the studio wireless for several weeks and came away really liking it. I tested the studio wireless for several weeks and came away really liking it. Sound-wise it measures up well against some of the top Bluetooth headphones out there. Sound-wise it measures up well against some of the top Bluetooth headphones out there. And it's a big upgrade over the older on ear Beats wireless. And it's a big upgrade over the older on ear Beats wireless. That's the one with these smaller ear cups that's based on the solo design. That's the one with these smaller ear cups that's based on the solo design. Like the studio over ear, this is the new re-imagined version of the original studio, these new models are lighter and built more sturdily. Like the studio over ear, this is the new re-imagined version of the original studio, these new models are lighter and built more sturdily. They also boast softer ear cups, I was able to wear this model for long stretches without a problem, and it worked well as ear muffs during the cold season. They also boast softer ear cups, I was able to wear this model for long stretches without a problem, and it worked well as ear muffs during the cold season. That will get a little steamy in warmer weather, and it's worth noting they do leak a little sound if you play them at high volumes. That will get a little steamy in warmer weather, and it's worth noting they do leak a little sound if you play them at high volumes. Beats doesn't talk up the noise canceling model all that much because at the default setting, it's not very strong, though you will hear a very faint hiss when your music isn't playing. Beats doesn't talk up the noise canceling model all that much because at the default setting, it's not very strong, though you will hear a very faint hiss when your music isn't playing. You can ramp up the noise canceling by pressing the remote button on the side of the headphone when you're turning on the headphone, but that heavier noise cancellation isn't for music listening, it's really just for silencing the outside world. You can ramp up the noise canceling by pressing the remote button on the side of the headphone when you're turning on the headphone, but that heavier noise cancellation isn't for music listening, it's really just for silencing the outside world. In fact, you can't listen to your music in this mode. In fact, you can't listen to your music in this mode. In any case, as I said, the headphones perform very well for Bluetooth headphones. In any case, as I said, the headphones perform very well for Bluetooth headphones. The smooth, natural sound and good, tight bass. The smooth, natural sound and good, tight bass. It's plump, but not overemphasized, like it was with the old studio model. It's plump, but not overemphasized, like it was with the old studio model. Battery life is also good. Battery life is also good. You can get up to about 20 hours at more moderate volume levels. You can get up to about 20 hours at more moderate volume levels. And a set of LED lights near the power button lets you know just how much juice you have left. And a set of LED lights near the power button lets you know just how much juice you have left. And finally, the headphone also has a built-in microphone so you can make calls, and the call quality was good in my test. And finally, the headphone also has a built-in microphone so you can make calls, and the call quality was good in my test. The big question, of course, is whether this is worth 380 bucks. The big question, of course, is whether this is worth 380 bucks. It's hard to say. It's hard to say. It's a very comfortable headphone. It's a very comfortable headphone. It sounds good, and folds up into a more compact package that you can easily stick in a backpack, or even a coat pocket. It sounds good, and folds up into a more compact package that you can easily stick in a backpack, or even a coat pocket. Seems well built and has held up well for me over the course of the month that I've used it in the gym, and on my daily commute. Seems well built and has held up well for me over the course of the month that I've used it in the gym, and on my daily commute. It's lighter and more comfortable than the Parrot Zik, which cost $400 and arguably sounds slightly better. It's lighter and more comfortable than the Parrot Zik, which cost $400 and arguably sounds slightly better. That model does have some extra features but I think I'd pick this one over the Parrot. That model does have some extra features but I think I'd pick this one over the Parrot. It's a really nice Bluetooth headphone that I have no problem recommending if you can deal with paying a premium for the Beats brand. It's a really nice Bluetooth headphone that I have no problem recommending if you can deal with paying a premium for the Beats brand. I'm David Conaway, that's the Beats Studio Wireless, thanks for watching. I'm David Conaway, that's the Beats Studio Wireless, thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Hi, I'm David Conaway, and I'm here with the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear headphones. Hi, I'm David Conaway, and I'm here with the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear headphones. This model looks nearly identical to the company's studio over-ear, but the big difference is, it includes not only active noise canceling, but Bluetooth technology, which allows for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device. This model looks nearly identical to the company's studio over-ear, but the big difference is, it includes not only active noise canceling, but Bluetooth technology, which allows for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device. That added feature costs something of course, $80 to be exact. That added feature costs something of course, $80 to be exact. And this headphone retails for a lofty $379.95. And this headphone retails for a lofty $379.95. I tested the studio wireless for several weeks and came away really liking it. I tested the studio wireless for several weeks and came away really liking it. Sound-wise it measures up well against some of the top Bluetooth headphones out there. Sound-wise it measures up well against some of the top Bluetooth headphones out there. And it's a big upgrade over the older on ear Beats wireless. And it's a big upgrade over the older on ear Beats wireless. That's the one with these smaller ear cups that's based on the solo design. That's the one with these smaller ear cups that's based on the solo design. Like the studio over ear, this is the new re-imagined version of the original studio, these new models are lighter and built more sturdily. Like the studio over ear, this is the new re-imagined version of the original studio, these new models are lighter and built more sturdily. They also boast softer ear cups, I was able to wear this model for long stretches without a problem, and it worked well as ear muffs during the cold season. They also boast softer ear cups, I was able to wear this model for long stretches without a problem, and it worked well as ear muffs during the cold season. That will get a little steamy in warmer weather, and it's worth noting they do leak a little sound if you play them at high volumes. That will get a little steamy in warmer weather, and it's worth noting they do leak a little sound if you play them at high volumes. Beats doesn't talk up the noise canceling model all that much because at the default setting, it's not very strong, though you will hear a very faint hiss when your music isn't playing. Beats doesn't talk up the noise canceling model all that much because at the default setting, it's not very strong, though you will hear a very faint hiss when your music isn't playing. You can ramp up the noise canceling by pressing the remote button on the side of the headphone when you're turning on the headphone, but that heavier noise cancellation isn't for music listening, it's really just for silencing the outside world. You can ramp up the noise canceling by pressing the remote button on the side of the headphone when you're turning on the headphone, but that heavier noise cancellation isn't for music listening, it's really just for silencing the outside world. In fact, you can't listen to your music in this mode. In fact, you can't listen to your music in this mode. In any case, as I said, the headphones perform very well for Bluetooth headphones. In any case, as I said, the headphones perform very well for Bluetooth headphones. The smooth, natural sound and good, tight bass. The smooth, natural sound and good, tight bass. It's plump, but not overemphasized, like it was with the old studio model. It's plump, but not overemphasized, like it was with the old studio model. Battery life is also good. Battery life is also good. You can get up to about 20 hours at more moderate volume levels. You can get up to about 20 hours at more moderate volume levels. And a set of LED lights near the power button lets you know just how much juice you have left. And a set of LED lights near the power button lets you know just how much juice you have left. And finally, the headphone also has a built-in microphone so you can make calls, and the call quality was good in my test. And finally, the headphone also has a built-in microphone so you can make calls, and the call quality was good in my test. The big question, of course, is whether this is worth 380 bucks. The big question, of course, is whether this is worth 380 bucks. It's hard to say. It's hard to say. It's a very comfortable headphone. It's a very comfortable headphone. It sounds good, and folds up into a more compact package that you can easily stick in a backpack, or even a coat pocket. It sounds good, and folds up into a more compact package that you can easily stick in a backpack, or even a coat pocket. Seems well built and has held up well for me over the course of the month that I've used it in the gym, and on my daily commute. Seems well built and has held up well for me over the course of the month that I've used it in the gym, and on my daily commute. It's lighter and more comfortable than the Parrot Zik, which cost $400 and arguably sounds slightly better. It's lighter and more comfortable than the Parrot Zik, which cost $400 and arguably sounds slightly better. That model does have some extra features but I think I'd pick this one over the Parrot. That model does have some extra features but I think I'd pick this one over the Parrot. It's a really nice Bluetooth headphone that I have no problem recommending if you can deal with paying a premium for the Beats brand. It's a really nice Bluetooth headphone that I have no problem recommending if you can deal with paying a premium for the Beats brand. I'm David Conaway, that's the Beats Studio Wireless, thanks for watching. I'm David Conaway, that's the Beats Studio Wireless, thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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