- Noise Cancellation. This is one of the most differential points when talking about these two headphones. Later we will talk about what it means that the AirPods Max have noise cancellation and the Beats Solo3 do not.
- Sound. Beats headphones always sound and have sounded great, but the reality is that the AirPods Max are several steps above in this regard.
- Synchronization with Apple devices. For users who think about acquiring one of these two devices and have a well-formed Apple ecosystem, this point can become a difference, and again, the AirPods are the ones that take the prize.
Two completely different aesthetic headphones
We start the comparison talking about the design that you can find in both the AirPods Max and the Beats Solo3. I honestly dowith two very attractive headphones, each with its style are capable of seducing the looks of practically all users. However, and this is a very subjective point for each person, the AirPods Max can attract attention for various details, since they are really different from the rest of the alternatives on the market.
On the other hand, the Beats Solo3 have a very traditional design, but also a truly iconic one, since Beats has been the brand that has surely worked more and better at the design level, ensuring that practically everyone is able to identify headphones of this trade mark. It is also necessary to take into account in this section the different finishes with which both equipment can be purchased. They are the following.
- AirPods Max:
- space gray
- Sky Blue.
- Beats Solo3:
In addition, at the design level, several points and details that the AirPods Max have must also be highlighted. First Diadem It is completely different from what is usually found in headphones, being a micro-perforated mesh. Another detail that cannot go unnoticed is the digital crown located on the right earcup, which is exactly the same as the one users have on the Apple Watch. Without a doubt, it is difficult to find headphones that are more and better cared for in terms of design than the AirPods Max.
Does noise cancellation matter?
As the years have passed, one of the features that many headphones have acquired and that, therefore, has gained importance given how practical and useful it is on a day-to-day basis is noise cancellation. There is a clear difference here, and that is that the Beats Solo3 have a small passive noise cancellationthat is, they will simply isolate you because they are Over Ear headphones that sit on your ear, not because they have technology that causes said cancellation.
On the part of the AirPods Max, we can say that these headphones are one of the best exponents in terms of noise cancellation is concerned, not to say the best. In addition, with them you will not only be able to completely isolate yourself from all outside sound, but they also have the popular ambient mode. This is another way of dealing with outside noise, since if with noise cancellation what is achieved is to isolate yourself, with this mode the objective is just the opposite, to make it possible for you to hear the outside better with the headphones on, even if don’t wear anything This functionality is great to be able to start conversations when you use the headphones without having to take them off, as well as to work inside an office and be aware of what is happening in it.
Obviously, one of the most important points when talking about headphones is the sound quality that they emit and provide to their users. After all, the main function of helmets is to make people enjoy your favorite musicin addition to being able to use them to listen to podcasts or other types of content.
As we have told you before, in this sense both behave very well within their range, that is, and this must be taken into account during all points of the comparison, they are two headphones that are focused on completely different audiences. , both for needs, pretensions as well as for price. Therefore, both fulfill what is asked of them really well.
The Beats Solo3 are headphones that offer a good sound qualityalthough it is true that the AirPods Max, how could it be otherwise, far exceed it, ranking as one of the best headphones on the market, as they offer a really wonderful sound quality. In addition, you also have to keep in mind that AirPods support spatial audio from Apple Music.
This is one of the points where the Beats Solo3 are capable of surpassing the AirPods Max, but it is not something that should surprise you either, since obviously headphones that at a technological level have much more charge, in order to also offer many more functionalities, causes the energy they need to offer that user experience to be greater, and therefore, the autonomy better.
In the case of the Beats Solo3 we find a autonomy up to 40 hours of music playback, a real madness that will make all its users practically ignore charging these headphones for days. However, and here there is a big difference, we repeat, the AirPods Max only arrive at 20 hours of autonomy.
One point that we cannot miss when talking about autonomy is the way to charge them and, of course, the presence or not, of fast charging, for those moments of urgency in which you need yes or yes to have something of autonomy in your headphones. On the part of the Beats Solo3, to charge them they have a port MicroUSBwhile the AirPods Max maintain the traditional port Lightning. In this sense, both lack the presence of what is already the standard for ports, the USB-C- In terms of fast charging with 5 minutes of charging, the Beats Solo3 offer up to 3 hours of music playback while the AirPods Max stay in 1.5 hours.
One of the points that must be touched when we talk about Apple headphones is their compatibility and how they work within the entire ecosystem. The first thing you have to know is that both are paired with the different devices through Bluetoothwhich means that, obviously, not only users who have Apple equipment will be able to enjoy the user experience offered by both the Beats Solo3 and the AirPods Max.
However, how do both work within an ecosystem made up of Apple teams? The reality is that the Beats Solo3 are not bad at it, however, it cannot be compared to the way that the AirPods Max have to pair and connect with all the devices that are associated with the same Apple ID. It is undoubtedly one of the advantages and tricks with which the Cupertino company has always played, since the experience it provides in this regard could not be more positive.
We are finishing this comparison, but one point to focus on is, obviously, the price that users will have to pay if they want to purchase one of these two headphones. The reality is that neither of them has an economic price based on the benefits they offer, with more or less similar options on the market at a lower price.
The Beats Solo3 can be found in the Apple Store for a price of €199.95Although if you go to platforms like Amazon, these are usually available at a slight discount. For their part, the AirPods Max amount to €629 in the Apple Store, but in the same way, also in Amazon and other stores they usually have, in this case, more interesting discounts that make your purchase very interesting.
Conclusion, which one is more worth it?
Obviously, to finish this headphone comparison, we want to tell you what our point of view is. What you do have to take into account is that what comes from now on is a completely personal opinionwhich is conditioned by specific needs and tastes, so we encourage you to be yourself who decides which of these two headphones best suits your tastes and needs.
It is clear that if we take into account the official price of both devices, they are two headphones that for the price they have could offer something more, especially if we talk about the Beats Solo3, since in the AirPods Max that increase compared to the competition It can be justified by the construction materials and the completely groundbreaking design. Now with AirPods, even though they are expensive headphones, the experience they offer you is very satisfactory, to the delight of the vast majority of users who buy them. However, the Beats Solo3 surely do not deserve the price they have, since for 199.95 euros you can find superior options in terms of features on the market.