Do Beats Have a Mic?

Similar to other types of wired and wireless headsets, all Beats headphones have one or more built-in mics designed for voice calling and in modern models, for active noise cancellation. 

Here is a basic teardown look of the Beats Studio 2.0 headphone model that has a single built-in mic connected to the logic board. 

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Here’s another look at the Beats Solo 2 wireless headphone model that includes two beamforming mics on the main logic board. 

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Do Beats have a mic: how many mics are good? 

From a technical point of view, more number of mics is always good on all headphones, including Beats headphones. 

At the least, a configuration of two separate mics on each ear side is good. This is because a combination of two mics on each side works great in making use of beam-forming technology and improving audio quality for voice calls and recordings to a significant extent. 

Do Beats have a mic: which models have built-in mics? 

Almost all Beats headphones come with one or more built-in mics. We recommend checking out the list below to learn which beats headphones come with one or more built-in mics: 

  • Beats Solo
  • Beats Solo 2
  • Beats Solo 3
  • Beats Solo Pro
  • PowerBeats
  • PowerBeats Pro
  • Beats Flex
  • Beats Studio 3
  • Beats EP

How to know if my Beats headphones have built-in mics?

One of the simplest ways to know if your Beats headphones have built-in mics is to check the specifications. 

Go to either the features or the controls section of the specifications of your headphone to be sure. 

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Another simple way to know if your Beats headphones have built-in mics is to perform a test using the voice recorder app on your phone. We recommend following the steps listed below:

Step 1: Connect your Beats headphones with your phone.

Step 2: After successfully pairing your Beats headphone, open the built-in voice recording app on your phone. 

Step 3: Click on ‘New Recording’ and start speaking or singing while wearing your Beats headphone. 

Step 4: Click on the ‘Stop Recording’ button on the voice recorder app and listen to the playback audio. If the audio sounds fine, it’s a confirmation that your Beats headphone has a built-in mic.

Do Beats have external mics?

Some of the latest Beats earbuds have external-facing built-in mics some of the latest beats earbuds have external-facing built-in mics that are dedicated to enabling active noise cancellation. 

One such latest model is the Beats Studio Buds.

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Do Beats have high-quality mics?

The audio reception performance of the built-in mics varies across different Beats headphone models. 

Beats Solo series headphones generally have an average-performing built-in mic. You can draw your conclusions from the mic test performed in this video

Interestingly, some of the latest wireless Beats earbuds, including the Beats Studio Buds, bring significant improvements in the audio reception quality. Watch the full mic test for Beats Studio Buds here

Can you talk on Beats headphones?

Yes, by following the steps we have listed above, if you confirm that your Beats headphone has built-in mics, then you can take audio and video calls with it. 

Can you talk through Beats earbuds?

Yes, all model Beats wireless earbuds, including the Beats Studio Buds, have built-in mics that allow you to take and receive audio and video calls. 

How do you answer calls on Beats wireless?

You can simply use the onboard controls (touch or buttons) to answer calls on Beats wireless headphones and earbuds. 

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Do Beats have a mic for PS4?

The built-in mics in Beats headphones and earbuds aren’t specifically designed for particular platforms. As such, your Beats headphones or earbuds with built-mics will work on your PS4 or any other device.  

Are Beats good for PS4?

Beats headphones and earbuds can definitely work for PS4. However, in order to get the best performance in terms of audio experience with your PS4 games, it’s best to go for a gaming headphone that has high-fidelity audio drivers capable of delivering immersive surround sound.  

Do Beats work on Xbox?

Yes, Beats headphones and earbuds can work on Xbox as they can similarly work on PS4 and PC. However, the one area you need to get right is to ensure that you pair your Beats headphones the right way to your Xbox console. 

How do I use my Beats as a mic on Xbox?

By simply pairing/connecting your Beats headphone or earbuds to your Xbox, you can use it for audio calls and chats with your game team members. 

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