How to Reset Beats Studio Headphones

The evolution of Beats Studio Headphones has seen them evolving in regards to appearance, performance and design, and one notable improvement is its wireless functionality. But regardless of whether you have the older or newer version, there comes a time when you need to reset it.

Fortunately the process is pretty straightforward as we’ll highlight below. But before we outline these steps, we’ll start by explaining why you may need to reset your headphones.

Reasons for Resetting Your Beat Studio Headphones

The two main reasons why you may need to reset your Beats studio headphones are either because of charging or sound projection problems. But either scenario can easily be rectified if you follow these easy resetting steps.

Here Are The Steps To Reset Beats Headphones

  1. The first step is to press and hold the power button for 10 seconds straight—then release.
  2. When this happens the fuel gauge LEDS will start flashing all white continuously.
  3. Shortly after, you’ll notice one flashing red white.
  4. When the light stops flashing altogether, it means the reset process is finished.
  5. Your headphones will automatically turn on as soon as this process is complete.

What Happens if the Resetting Process Fails?

If by any chance your headphones aren’t working after this process, then you can try the following:

  • Use a different power source. This is the only way you can determine if the problem is coming from the audio source or headphones
  • Check if your cables are functioning properly. Faulty cables may affect the charging process
  • When the above fails, then you can consider seeking professional assistance from technical support

Trouble Shooting

Working with electric appliances can be tricky. Sometimes your Beats studio headphones may just stop working unexpectedly.

Before you take them in for a professional check, there are some pointers you can try at home. Who knows? Maybe the problem isn’t as complex as you think and can easily be solved by a few tweaks. And this will definitely save you some money—not forgetting time.

What to Do if Your Headphones Aren’t Picking Up Sound via Bluetooth

Check your connection

Failure to produce sound may be because of something as simple as an improper connection. The first thing you need to do is to check your wireless connection. Did you pair the devices properly? You need to check if the indicator indeed shows that you’re connected.

Check the distance between the devices

How far are the headphones from the device you’re pairing with? The distance between the two is extremely important because it can negatively affect the connectivity process.

Generally, the closer these two devices are to each other, the better. This is because the more distance there is between the headphones and pairing device, the higher the chances of interferences. This will result in:

  • Distorting the sound
  • Disconnecting the paired devices altogether

As a general rule of thumb the distance between the headphones and the paired device shouldn’t be more than 30 ft.

Check if there are other Bluetooth devices close by

Are there are other Bluetooth devices in the vicinity that are turned on? If yes, make sure that you turn these off to minimize interference.

Check if there are other electrical appliances nearby

Bluetooth devices aren’t the only gadgets you must look out for that can interfere with connectivity. Other electronic devices equally have the same negative effect on connectivity and sound projection. It’s wise to keep your speaker or your music player away from the following appliances:

  • Microwaves
  • Routers
  • Other electronic devices

Not only will these devices interfere with the connection, but they’re also likely to affect the sound quality. The end result will be an unclear or fuzzy audio.

Check the volume

Here we mean you must check the volume for both your speaker and the other paired device. Failure to produce any audio could simply be a problem of low sound levels. Never assume—make sure they’re set to appropriate settings for easy listening.

What to Do if Your Wired or Built-in Microphone Isn’t Picking Up Sound

Make sure there are no obstructions

In the case of the wired microphone, you must check if there’s nothing blocking it. If your speaker has a wired microphone, you must check if it’s plugged in properly. You can also make sure that there’s nothing blocking it.

Replace the microphone

If you’re still experiencing problems even after trying the above, then you probably need to replace the wired microphone. This is when you may need to take it for professional diagnosis and repair as there may be an internal problem.

Good to Know

How to clean your beats studio headphones

For optimal performance and to avoid premature damage, you must clean your headphones every now and again. But whatever you do, avoid immersing them in water. Rather do the following:

  • Use a dry cleaning cloth to wipe any fingerprints or dust
  • Disconnect the wiring by pulling the plug at the end of the cable
  • Avoid pulling the cable itself as you might damage it

How to store your headphones

Proper storage is equally important when it comes to caring for your headphones. Always use a protective casing to store them in especially if you’re planning on traveling with them.

Avoid placing them directly in your bag as they can be poked—or pressed—by other items resulting in damaging of the units. Even if the manufacturer didn’t provide a case, consider purchasing one.

Also, avoid storing your headphones in extreme temperature conditions. This means don’t place them in areas that are either too hot or cold. To keep your headphones functioning at their best, also avoid exposing them to:

  • Liquids
  • Dirt
  • Oils


We certainly hope after reading this article, you’re now an expert at resetting your Beats studio headphones. By following these tips, you’ll significantly prolong the lifespan of your headphones.

But most importantly, practice safe listening. Always ensure you listen to your music at a reasonable volume. Listening at high volumes constantly will unfortunately lead to gradual hearing loss. Make sure you enjoy your music in future as much as you do now.

About the author


My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.