I got the new iPhone 7 and was intrigued by the new W1 chips they announced with it. The first device out that supports it is the new Beats Solo 3 headphones. I picked up a set to try out and see if the promised experience panned out.

Long story short: it does. The Bluetooth + W1 experience is as good as the claims. The pairing is as seamless as what Apple has told us and it’s a beautiful thing.

Will I keep the setup? I might… is it worth $300? I’ll keep listening for a while and contemplate what I think about them. My first impression is that for a set of wireless (bluetooth) headphones, these really do sound pretty good.