The Beats Solo3 Wireless are decent mixed usage headphones with a reasonably balanced sound profile. They're almost identical to the Beats Solo2 Wireless but have a better range and battery life thanks to the W1 chip. They're comfortable but fit a bit tight on the head, making them stable enough for sports but not ideal for long listening sessions. Unfortunately, they also have fairly weak noise isolation, so they won't be the ideal headphones to use in noisy environments.
The Beats Solo3 are versatile headphones that deliver a decently balanced sound with a slight emphasis on bass. Although they struggle in loud environments, their comfortable and wireless design makes them a viable choice at the gym. The long battery life is also a plus if you're always on the go. With their slight improvements over the previous model, these headphones may warrant an upgrade if you want a better set of active features, especially if you have an iOS device.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless are breathable headphones. They have an on-ear design that doesn't fully cover the ears; heat is trapped within the notch and ear canal, leaving the outer ear relatively cool. These headphones will make you sweat a bit more than usual during intense workouts, but they're not as bad as most closed-back over-ear designs.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless are passably portable headphones. They fold up to take less space and can potentially fit into larger jacket pockets. However, they're still a bit of a hassle to carry around on your person.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless comes with a mediocre pouch that will protect the headphones from scratches and scuff when they're in your bag. Unfortunately, the soft case won't shield them from impacts or water damage like a hard case would, which is a little disappointing for their price, especially when compared to similarly-designed headphones like the JBL Everest 310.
These headphones are well-built, compact headphones that won't break if you accidentally drop them a couple of times. They're made using high-end materials and the headband is reinforced with a metal frame that makes them decently sturdy under physical stress. Unfortunately, the plastic coating feels rigid; if you bend them too far, they might crack. The coating is also prone to scratches and scuffs.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless is decently stable. They might not be the best headphones for high-intensity exercises involving jumping or head waggling, but they're tight enough to not move around much while on your head. Additionally, since they're wireless, they won't get pulled off your ears because the audio cable got hooked on something. The Beats Solo3 has an integrated microphone. The detachable audio cable also has an in-line microphone.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless have impressive battery life. They can last up to 40 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. They also charge surprisingly fast: a 5-minute charge delivers above 2.5 hours of playback while a full charge is complete in less than 2 hours. If you're always on the go, the long battery life ensures that you can go longer without charging them. However, they don't have an auto-off timer so the battery will continue draining if you don't switch them off.