When it comes to sound quality, I'm not going to pick words: These are the best sounding Beats headphones yet. It's a warning, but overall, the company has done well with the tuning on Powerbeats Pro. Studio 3 Wireless has noticeably less bass than most previous models, and the same is true here. It is still very low to keep your energy up in the gym, which you should expect from earplugs designed for physical activity. However, it is never overwhelming to drown out mids or heights. In fact, I would argue that there is too much treble ̵
The heavy headphone is most noticeable when killed near full blast. If you are like me and have no regard for your hearing (I ruined it many years ago), then you listen to music. Especially when you're at the gym, whether you're trying to get into the zone or trying to drown out the Maroon 5 or Ariana Grande blast over the speakers. Some genres suffer from this treble problem more than others, and I found it more noticeable when I listened to Maren Morris, Thrice and Anderson Paak as well. Hi-hats, snare drums and some guitar licker quickly become unpleasant noise instead of contributing to the song. It's a weird thing, because there's still a lot of bass underneath – it's just that the treble is turned up too loudly. The clarity is fine here, but it's not quite as sharp as what Sennheiser offers on Momentum True Wireless.