I think I can agree with what everybody has generally said so far. My main listening rigs are my grace m9xx and AKG k7xx or UE in ear reference monitors. For critical listening work, I'm used to fairly neutral sounding stuff. I tried out the Solo3s because I wanted a pair of lively sounding wireless headphones for casual listening, especially while doing other tasks, house work, yard work, photography, hiking etc. Obviously I bought these knowing they would be bass heavy, and I wanted that for my more personal laid back listening. Most of the time my music is more of a background sound anyway and ultimate quality, clarity isn't an issue. The battery life is pretty fantastic and would pretty much be the selling point of these. The connection does seem more reliable with the W1 chip as well. Few downsides, the build quality is a bit plasticy/thin as it is with all beats, I think with gentle use they'll be fine for a few years, which is fine. Other thing is they are quite tight, which is subjective but they definitely clamp my ears pretty tightly, people with smaller heads may find the fit is better. Obviously the sound is not neutral but I think any serious buyers will know what they're getting themselves into. Overall I think these are a nice convenient easy to use wireless headphone for people who like a heavy bass sound and appreciate the beats style, battery life, and Apple integrated features. I probably won't be keeping them due to the fit but I can certainly see these as an improvement over the early Beats models.