Unboxing: STN -16 Beats Headphone

November 20, 2017

Hey, what’s up guys,

Today I'm going to review an not so old version of the Beats headphone, the STN-16.

The Beats brand needs absolutely zero introduction. If you’ve watched a hip-hop video, or a blockbuster movie, or even just play any music video on the Youtube, chances are you’ve seen a pair of Beats headphones or some Beats speakers. Make no mistake about it, Beats absolutely dominates when it comes to marketing, and frankly, I’m pretty sick of seeing the brand everywhere tho.

So, I encouraged myself to spend some of my saving for this 40% discount Beats headphone (well it's quite an old version tho. I deserve that discount). I want to experience by my own self how amazing this brand. 

Since this is my very first Beats headphone, I feel like it is my duty to provide you guys with a brutally honest review, so you guys can make the right purchase. Stay tuned.

STN-16 is a wireless stereo dynamic headphone. (I don't know what is exactly means by the word "dynamic") ...but what I'm sure is this headphone use Bluetooth, meaning no wires, and no clutter. The wireless feature alone should really attract the ones who are looking for a more futuristic, cable-free device instead of a traditional pair of wired headphones. I can definitely say this is better than the wired headphones. So easy, you don't have to worry about the dangling wire protruding from your ears.

I tested the connectedness, it takes about 15 meters to have a great connection. More than that will produce some shaking sounds.

There’s also still the option to connect these headphones via cable in case you want to save battery.

Comfort is going to be a subjective category for these headphones since everyone has different head and ear sizes, but for me, these are some of the more comfortable headphones on the market. I’ve used these for a couple hours at a time and there’s only some slight pain from the top of my ear being pressed on since these don’t clamp as much on the side of the head. Also, there’s very little spongy headband pressure on the top of the head which is a plus.

Even though it doesn't clamp so much but it is decent enough to block out most ambient sounds, a moderate volume is enough for you to start headbanging tho. If there’s no music playing, you can hear the slight hiss of the white noise. Hisss....

Other than that, this headphone can also pick up calls and play radio FM and MP3. Guess what? ...there's also a slot for SD cards which you can play the music directly from the card. Awesome right? (sorry I didn't take the slot picture)

Some of the other features include a built-in rechargeable battery, so you can just charge these via USB like you do with your phone. No need to worry about carrying around triple-A batteries like most of the classic headphones still use today. However, this version doesn't have a built-in battery indicator, it will just say "Please charge" when the battery is low which will absolutely annoy you because it repeats every 10 seconds. But, I'm quite disappointed because the battery doesn't stand so long maybe around 3-4 hours non-stop.

These headphones do fold up to save space so you don't have to be worried about the space and can easily place them inside your backpack. You can also store them in any microfiber bag because this version doesn't include a hardshell case may have a compartment to hold a cable or two.

Here, I recorded a short unboxing video that might interest you more. You can see how does it fold in the video below. Feel free to watch. Hope you enjoy it.

I never regret buying this Beats headphone though it cost me $30 (after less). What I can conclude is sometimes you need to spend a little bit more for your ear gears, your ears will thank you. 


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  1. I am not a kind who'd spend any money on ear gears but I guess I should! This piece looks pretty cool for the price :)
    Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Hi Sarmistha! Thank you very much! Nice to see you here :)

  2. Salam singgah lagi :)

    Anda dijemput join GA saya,


    1. Insya Allah.. terima kasih atas jemputan nih :)

  3. sometimes patut dapat satu yang terbaik walaupun agak costly. I have one

  4. I've tried various of headphones and beats are the most of them. these days i'd prefer to use earphones but when i'm outside or travelling i'd bring my headphones with me.

    1. I see... I'm not that prefer to have headphone actually, I love earphone too. But since I think headphone gives me more personal space so I bought one hahaha..