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How to turn noise-cancelling on or off on your Beats Studio 3

Choose when to block out external noise.
October 16, 2023

When you think of active noise-cancelling (ANC), you probably think of brands like Sony or Bose. But Apple’s Beats Studio 3 offers some pretty decent competition. The headphones, by default, always have the ANC on, which constantly adapts to the amount of sound around you. Here are two quick ways to manually turn noise-cancelling on or off on your Beats Studio 3 headphones.


Double-tap the power button on the right ear cup to toggle active noise-cancelling for the Beats Studio 3 on or off.

How to turn noise-cancelling on or off on your Beats Studio 3

Beats Studio 3 Wireless
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There are two ways to turn the active noise cancellation (ANC) on or off. The first is clicking the power button on the right ear cup twice. This is the only button on the right ear cup, so it should be easy to find and double-tap.

The second is by using the actual Bluetooth settings app on iOS. If you are using Android, you can toggle ANC within the Beats app, which you can download for free from the Google Play store.

ANC toggle off Beats app
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As for the noise cancellation quality, our friends over at SoundGuys concluded that the headphones were passable but not great. Thankfully, the cumulative effect is decent because the Beats Studio3 Wireless is pretty good at physically blocking noise from entering your ears. You can read the full review here.


Unfortunately, transparency mode is not available with Beats Studio 3 headphones.

No, the Beats Studio 3 does not support spatial Audio. However, Apple’s more expensive headset, the AirPods Max, does.

While the Beats Studio 3 can be used for running, they might not be the most suitable option because they are big and bulky and are not designed for sweat resistance. Try the Beats Studio Buds instead, or see our picks for the best running headphones.