A good pair of noise canceling headphones, whether they’re in-ear headphones or over-ear headphones, can magically block out all kinds of annoying sounds around you, no matter where you are. At home, on the train or on the plane, they allow you to sit back and listen to your favorite music and podcasts or have a conversation. Whether you’re on the hunt for new headphones or looking for a mind-blowing gift, now’s the time to shop: Amazon is doing a massive sale on the hugely popular Beats Studio3, premium wireless headphones that have top-of-the-line noise-canceling capabilities from line. They’re on sale for $170, a sweet $180 off.
Normally priced at $350, Beats Studio3 connects to your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. In fact, if you’re an iPhone user, these wireless headphones automatically pair with your mobile device, thanks to the built-in W1 chip. This is the same chip used in all Apple AirPods for perfect sync every time. They also feature up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, so you don’t have to worry about going without noise cancellation on long flights. Additionally, this pair has a “Fast Fuel” feature that gives the sweat- and water-resistant Beats Studio3s three hours of playtime with a quick charge of just 10 minutes (or one hour of use with just five minutes of charging). It’s so fast!
Amazon reviewers rave about its sound quality, noise cancellation, and comfort level. They also fit almost anyone’s head, no matter how big or small.
“I heard sounds, instruments, in the music that I’ve never heard before in the music itself,” says one happy reviewer. “I’m in love and they fit my little head too much lol.”
“I’ve never liked earphones and can’t wear them for long periods of time,” wrote one enthusiastic customer. “I find them inconvenient and often lose them. The Beats Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are the most important product I own outside of my smartphone. I bought them for a long flight overseas and they were the smartest purchase I’ve ever made. I did this season. There is no comparison for sound quality, product features and comfort.”
Another reviewer says the charge they hold is amazing: “Battery life is insane. Haven’t charged them since I got them and they recently died after six weeks of scattered use).”
“Comfortable and worth the money,” said one reviewer who gave them five stars. “I love these headphones. I have had them for a few days and have been wearing them for at least 8 hours a day. The sound quality is good and the ANC is good too. They are really comfortable and I have a larger than normal head.”
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The reviews cited above reflect the most recent releases at the time of posting
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