If you're looking to buy some Beats headphones but aren't sure which ones to get or where to find the best prices, you've come to the right place! We've compared every model still readily available to show you what each pair of Beats headphones does best to help you decide on a pair.
Various Beats headphones are regularly on sale throughout the year, so there's no need to hold onto your cash for those Prime Day deals in summer or even longer until Black Friday as you're never far from a great deal coming along.
Apple owns the Beats by Dre brand nowadays and is keen to regularly update the series with new options, meaning prices soon drop on previous models. Beats used to mainly specialise in over/on-ear headphones -and they're still a huge part of its business- but recent years has seen the Beats headphone name evolve into one of the leading names in in-ear headphone design too as users look for more discrete Beats or options more suited to the gym or running.
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This guide to the best Beats headphones covers in-ear, over-ear and on-ear headphones. There are plenty of wireless options to consider too which you may well want to as many modern smartphones (especially iPhones) are ditching the old legacy 3.5mm port. So whatever option suits you best, you're bound to find the best Beats for you below.
Our handy price comparison tools next to each model will show you where to find the cheapest prices for each model - prices are updated every 10 minutes!
1. Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones
The best Beats headphones for most people
Design: On-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: Bluetooth | Battery life: 40h | NFC: No | Controls: touch+wired | Weight: 215g | Colors available: Matt Black, Satin Gold, Satin Silver, Gloss Black, Gloss White, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Red, Black/Red | Year released: 2018 | Launch price: $299/£250
If you have a modern iPhone and want one of the best pair of headphones in the business made especially for Apple's new phone, you really should take a look at the Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless range. In addition to a fantastic wireless connection and punchy sound you're getting a huge battery run-time. A single charge can last for up to 40 hours which could last you for an entire week's worth of commuting between charges.
2. Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones prices
The best Beats headphones for noise-cancelling
Design: Over-ear | Noise cancelling: Yes | Wireless: Bluetooth | Battery life: 22-40h | NFC: No | Controls: touch+wired | Weight: 260g | Colors available: Black, White, Blue, Red, Grey, Black/Red | Year released: 2017 | Launch price: $349/£299
The newest Studio entry in the Beats by Dre headphone range is the Beats Studio 3 Wireless. The Studio 3 is the best noise cancelling set of headphones Beats has ever made. The battery has massively improved too, as you can enjoy music for up to 22 hours, or even 40 with the active noise cancelling tech turned off. The Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are a great match for users of modern iPhones missing 3.5mm jacks - you can pair them with any smartphone though thanks to the Bluetooth technology. The Studio 3 is available in multiple colors including: red, matte black, white, porcelain rose, blue and shadow grey.
3. Beats X by Dre prices
Quick charging Beats for music on the move
Design: In-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: Bluetooth | Battery life: 8h | NFC: No | Controls: wired | Weight: 22g | Colors available: Black, Satin Silver | Year released: 2017 | Launch price: $149/£129
Long after their reveal alongside the iPhone 7, these eagerly awaited Beats inner-ear headphones were finally released in February 2017. These wireless headphones are a perfect match for iPhone owners missing the 3.5mm port. We're particularly impressed by the quick charge feature that gives you two hours of playback from a single five-minute charge. Eight hours from a full charge isn't too shabby either.
4. Beats urBeats 3 headphones (3.5mm connector)
The 3.5mm connection option for legacy ports
Design: In-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: No | Battery life: N/A | NFC: No | Controls: Wired | Weight: 16g | Colors available: Black, White, Red/Black, Blue | Year released: 2017 | Launch price: $99/£89
There are two versions of the urBeats 3 in-ear headphones to look out for. One with a Lightning connection for modern iPhones and these ones with the traditional 3.5mm jack. It gets better too, as Beats have released a few newer in-ear options since the urBeats 3, meaning the prices has come tumbling down in recent months, making these the cheapest Beats on the market. They're not the best Beats on the market, although the bass performance is impressive from such small buds.
5. Beats urBeats 3 headphones with Lightning Connector
Future-facing port options for modern iPhones
Design: In-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: No | Battery life: N/A | NFC: No | Controls: Wired | Weight: 16g | Colors available: Black, White, Red/Black, Blue, Yellow, Red | Year released: 2017 | Launch price: $99/£89
The earphones themselves are the same as the ones above, but they come with a Lightning connector on the end instead of a 3.5mm jack. This is ideal if you want something to use on a modern iPhone or MacBook as we're seeing those items ditch the old headphone port nowadays. The urBeats 3 with Lightning connector is one of the cheapest in the Beats range too, often with massive discounts compared to the original launch price. They do generally cost a touch more than the 3.5mm versions though.
6. Beats Pro over-ear headphones
Made for Pro DJs
Design: Over-ear | Noise cancelling: Non-powered | Wireless: No | Battery life: N/A | NFC: No | Controls: Wired | Weight: 400g | Colors available: Black | Year released: 2016 | Launch price: $399/£349
The Beats Pro over-ear headphones aren't as appealing for day-to-day use as they used to be thanks to the latest Solo 3 and Studio 3 lines offering a better overall experience, usually for less money too. If you're actually looking for some Beats headphones to use as a DJ or for listening at home they excel in loud environments. The metal frames are incredibly durable too as the rest of the Beats line favour plastic designs.
7. Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones
The best Beats headphones for active users
Design: In-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: Bluetooth | Battery life: 12h | NFC: No | Controls: wired | Weight: 25g | Colors available: Black, White, Black/Red | Year released: 2016 | Launch price: $199/£170
Do you lead an active lifestyle that requires the lightweight feel of in-ear headphones without the massive cans on your head? Then the Beats by Dre range has you covered for that, too, because not all models about that authentic studio design. With an improved 12-hour battery life, you're all set for multiple workouts packed with hours of adrenaline-pumping tunes.
8. Beats EP headphones
The cheapest big Beats headphones
Design: On-ear | Noise cancelling: No | Wireless: No | Battery life: N/A | NFC: No | Controls: Wired | Weight: 204g | Colors available: Black, White, Blue, Red | Year released: 2016 | Launch price: $99/£89
The Beats EP headphones are the cheapest on-ear headphones in the Beats by Dre lineup and are a fine place to start if you've had your eye on the colorful stylings for a while. They're wired via a 3.5mm jack, but at least you'll never have to worry about them running out of battery juice.