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Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone


Pros: Nice Packaging, Look Very Nice

Cons: Not well built, terrible sound quality, plastic rotating cups.

These are some of the worst headphones I have ever owned. Received as a gift a few years ago, finally sold them. There is no sound stage at all, the headphones had to be sent back to Beats from a malfunction, and wiring connecting earpiece comes out. They do package them nice, and present them well though. I cringe ever time I see someone buying or wearing these. If your looking in this price range buy the Sennheiser Momentum or the Sennheiser HD558.


Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

After getting used to my hd 600s and GRADO sr 325is I went to best buy and tried these on.


It was painfull.






Muddy as hell with absolutely no balance


Pros: Nice soundstage, good bass, comfortable

Cons: Flimsy headband, can see why there are many complaints of the headband breaking in half!

Would never dreamed of buying a pair of Beats but end up finding a pair for a rock bottom price(1/3 of the normal retail) so I thought what the heck.


Just a side note, since they were originally released the Solo HD's have been through what looks like a few iterations and revisions, my pair looks like the last revision before they were discontinued and replaced by the Solo2. Wonder what the sound is like compared to the original Solo HD's branded as Monster to my pair?


Had just got a set of Sennheiser Momentum On Ear Headphones so I could compare them head to head.

The basic sound signature of the 2 cans is about the same, heavy but pretty accurate bass and the rest of the sound spectrum quite decent/pleasant but not much to rave about.

The soundstage on the Solo HD's was noticeably better though, very nice placement. The treble seem a touch crisper and more defined as well, the Momentums seemed a little brittle in comparison. I was surprised to consistently prefer the Solo HD's sound over the Momentums(I have owned many Sennheisers, HD600/HD 25-II etc and I like their cans).


The Solo HD's fit really well/comfortable pads and look good on your head, design is very good but the durability seems very dubious, if you check amazon reviews many people complain about breaking the headband in two - I can see why! Earpads are readily available on Amazon and eBay and so as long as you are careful with the Solo HD's they should last.


The build quality of the Momentums is leagues ahead, from what I can see they will last a good decade or two with careful useage, probably become sought after 10-20yrs from now, the Alacantra earpads are nice but I find furry/velour type earpads make my ears heat up, otherwise very comfortable, looks are not bad but the Solo HD's do look better(albeit you need to squash that feeling of thinking people will see you as another mindless sucker for a brand when out and about wearing them!). But as it stands I prefer the Solo HD's over the Momentums, only drawback is the flimsy headband, oh ya and the price if you are paying full retail for them is rather steep.


Pros: Packaging is amazing, they look nice.

Cons: Way too expensive for hat you get, sound quality is that of $60-$70 headphones, they break easily, they stop working every once in awhile.

I bought these headphones about a year and a half ago. They are NOT worth the money. They have horrible sound quality, distortion in sound beyond belief, and part of it broke after a couple of months. I would not recommend these headphones to anybody. 

Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone

Beats Solo HD headphones are made for music lovers looking for high definition headphones that look as good as they sound. Beats Solo HD headphones combine advanced driver technology and premium design for headphones that deliver legendary Beats by Dr. Dre sound and are lightweight and durable.

FeatureClearer sound. Deeper bass. Beats Solo HD headphones are the only Beats by Dr. Dre that come with not one, but two speakers inside each can. That means you get crystal clear highs and deep, rumbling lows in high definition. Every pair is now constructed of super-durable, flexible material, reinforced with a metal strip to make sure it never comes apart. Built-in mic for calls. Switch easily between songs and incoming calls. No need to take off your headphones or talk into the phone like a walkie-talkie. Remote control. Take calls, skip songs and adjust volume right from the cord of your Beats Solo HD headphones. No more searching for your phone or music player just to find the right song.
TitleBeats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone (Purple)
Warranty1 year
SKUBTS 9000006401
SizeOne Size
DepartmentAudio Accessories
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement900-00064-01 114185
Item Height5.28 inches
Item Length9.14 inches
Item Width6.86 inches
Package Height5.2 inches
Package Length9.1 inches
Package Weight2.5 pounds
Package Width6.9 inches
UPCList - UPCListElement848447001118
LegalDisclaimerMust be at least 18 & over to purchase. Read The Condition Note and Understand What You Are Buying Before Placing Order. No Returns, No Refunds, No Money Back.
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