Beats Headphones Comparison Guide

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Easily find the best pair of Beats headphones to fit your needs using our helpful Beats headphone comparison guide.

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ON-EAR

OVER-EAR

Product model

Powerbeats

In-Ear Powerbeats

Powerbeats Pro

In-Ear Powerbeats Pro

Solo³ Wireless

On-Ear Solo

Solo Pro

On-Ear Solo Pro

Studio³ Wireless

Over-Ear Studio 3

Model Description

Ready when you are, Powerbeats wireless earphones are built to keep you moving.

Totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones are built to revolutionise your workouts.

Beats Solo³ Wireless headphones immerse you in rich, award-winning sound, everywhere you want to go.

Experience powerful, balanced sound with Solo Pro wireless headphones featuring Active Noise Cancelling (ANC).

Beats Studio³ Wireless delivers premium sound through real-time audio calibration while blocking external noise with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC).

Active Noise-Cancelling (ANC)

Cancels outside noise while you're listening, from the drone of an engine on your travels to the neighbour's drill next door.

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True Wireless

True Wireless ear-buds are worn independently in each ear without a connecting wire for maximum freedom.

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Wireless

These headphones use bluetooth technology, allowing you to listen to audio without tangling wires. It works at close range

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Sports

This feature is great for those who are active, as it provides protection from rain and sweat for maximum performance

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ios/android compatible

Compatible with iOS & Android devices

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Chat

The built-in mic means you can keep your headphones on as you talk, perfect if you need to be hands-free at your desk or on the move

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Volume Controls

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Battery Life

The length of listening time on a single charge

Up to 15 hours¹

Up to 9 Hours (24 hours with charging case)

Up to 40 Hours

Up to 22 Hours (40 Hours with ANC turned off)

Up to 22 Hours (40 Hours with ANC turned off)

Charge Time

Fast fuel

5 minute charge gives 1 hour of play back when the battery is low¹

5 minute charge gives 1.5hours of play back when the battery is low²

5 minutes of charge gives you 3 hours of playback when the battery is low

10 minutes of charge gives you 3 hours of playback when the battery is low

10 minutes of charge gives you 3 hours of playback when the battery is low

Foldable

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Weight

Unpackaged weight of the product

26.3g

20.3g

215g

267g

260g

Ear tips

4 size options included

4 size options included

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N/A

N/A

Carry Case

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Guarantee Period

The length of the guarantee period

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

IN-EAR

Power Beats

Power Beats

Power Beats

Powerbeats Pro

ON-EAR

Solo³

Solo³

Solo Pro

Solo Pro

OVER-EAR

Studio 3

Studio 3

¹Testing conducted by Apple in November 2019 using pre-production Powerbeats and software paired with iPhoneXS units and pre-release software.The play list consisted of continuous pink noise at 80dB. 5 minute charge testing conducted with drained Powerbeats that were charged for 5 minutes, then audio play back was started until Powerbeats stopped play back. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors

²Testing conducted by Apple in March 2019 using pre-production Powerbeats Pro and charging case units and software paired with iPhoneXS units and pre-release software. The play list consisted of continuous pink noise at 80dB. 5 minute charge testing conducted with drained Powerbeats Pro that were charged for 5 minutes, then audio play back was started until the first Powerbeats Pro stopped play back. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors.

³Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using pre-production Solo Pro units and software paired with iPhone XS units and pre-release software. The playlist consisted of continuous pink noise at 80 dB. 10 minute charge testing conducted with drained Solo Pro that were charged for 10 minutes, then audio playback was started until Solo Pro stopped playback. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors.

Awards

T3 Award- Best Fitness Headphones

"Best Fitness Headphones" - T3

T3 Award

"Best True Wireless Headphones" - T3

Powerbeats

POWERBEATS

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POWERBEATS PRO

Solo³ Wireless

Solo³ Wireless

Solo Pro

Solo Pro

Studio 3 Wireless

Studio 3 Wireless

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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Please check the list below of John Lewis & Partner shops that you will be able to try certain Beats products before you purchase.

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Oxford Street Y Y
Peter Jones Y Y
Cambridge Y Y
Edinburgh Y Y
Stratford Y Y
Bluewater Y Y
Southampton Y Y
Cribbs Causeway Y Y
High Wycombe Y Y
Milton Keynes Y Y
Reading Y Y
Brent Cross Y Y
Cheadle Y Y
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¹Testing conducted by Apple in November 2019 using pre-production Powerbeats and software paired with iPhoneXS units and pre-release software.The play list consisted of continuous pink noise at 80dB. 5 minute charge testing conducted with drained Powerbeats that were charged for 5 minutes, then audio play back was started until Powerbeats stopped play back. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors

²Testing conducted by Apple in March 2019 using pre-production Powerbeats Pro and charging case units and software paired with iPhoneXS units and pre-release software. The play list consisted of continuous pink noise at 80dB. 5 minute charge testing conducted with drained Powerbeats Pro that were charged for 5 minutes, then audio play back was started until the first Powerbeats Pro stopped play back. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors.

³Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using pre-production Solo Pro units and software paired with iPhone XS units and pre-release software. The playlist consisted of continuous pink noise at 80 dB. 10 minute charge testing conducted with drained Solo Pro that were charged for 10 minutes, then audio playback was started until Solo Pro stopped playback. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage and many other factors.