Know Your Beats Headphones. The Ultimate Guide to Beats Identification.
Which model of Beats do you have?
All headband models have marking on the side of the headphones where they fold.
Photos below show the models and where they are marked. All models made by Apple (post 2014 manufacturing) have a model # located on the inside of the right hinge. Model made before that have lot numbers which are located on the bottom of the left has side on the swivel or inside panel. Having a serial number does not necessarily mean your pair is authentic; here's an article helping ID fake Beats.
Below are photos that help ID your Beats.
Pre-Apple (2008-2014) Purchase of Beats, sticker lot numbers.
Apple Beats (2014-present)
The following models have a serial number located on the inside of the right hinge. This only applies if the model was manufactured after 2014. Studio 2 Wired. Studio 2 Wireless. Solo 2 Wired. Solo 2 Wireless. Solo 3 Wireless. Studio 3 Wireless.
Check the cable next to your right earbud. This is true for the Powerbeats 2 Wired, UrBeats, Tour 2, and Powerbeats 2 Wireless.
Powerbeats 3 Wireless
The serial number located on the inside of the middle point of the wire.
Check the rubber strip on the bottom of your speaker.
Pull back the rubber strip on the back of your speaker and look above the USB port.
Check the power module near the right earbud.
Beats EP (prior to July 2017)
Check the attached cable near the left earcup.
Beats EP (after July 2017)
Check the attached cable.
Below are model names and photos for your reference.
Solo 2 Model #B0518
Solo 2 Wireless Model #B0534
Solo 3 Wireless Model #A1796
Studio 2 Model #B0500
Studio 2 Wireless Model #B0501
Pill 2.0 Model #B0513
Pill + Model #A1680
Powerbeats 2 Wired
Powerbeats 2 Wireless Model #B0516
Powerbeats 3 Wireless Model #A1747
Beats EP Model #A1746
Wireless [Solo] 1.0 Model #810‑00012‑00
Beats X Model #A1763
Studio 3 Wireless Model #A1914