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The biggest news since the beats buy out by Apple is the release of the new beats solo2's!

I'm off out later to see if I can pick up a pair and get back to post my first impressions.

Anybody beats dre to it - go for it!

By the look of these beauties, they look like a mini scaled down version of the new beats Studio 2.0's - let's hope they have a similar sound to them - I'll be posting my impressions ASAP smily_headphones1.gif

It's 7am here in the UK at my time of writing this, so I've a 2 hour wait before stores open and maybe even longer if they are awaiting stock delivery, and I know these are already available in the US from first video below, so the race for first solo2 impressions starts - now!

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Big thanks & shout out to head-fier hifiguy528 for being the first to get his hands on the solo2's!
Mikes YT unboxing and headphone review channel is the best place for new beats product unboxing and reviews - check him out!

https://www.youtube.com/user/hifiguy528

side note: please do NOT engage with any abusive posts from "beats haters" - simply red flag any abusive post for moderators to respond to appropriately - many thanks!
Edited by cb3723 - 6/2/14 at 9:51am
post #2 of 108
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So, who'd of thought Apple would buy beats and have dre and Jimmy on the pay roll?

Not me, I like many was pretty surprised, but when you look at it - it makes perfect sense - beats is a massively successful headphone and speakers company with its own beginnings of a music streaming service which Apple speculate is going to be the future trend of music delivery, away from current downloading and playback through an mp3 device or smartphone that they currently dominate in.

Early examples of how this streaming revolution is exampled by the likes of streamz (http://www.streamzmedia.com/p-7-streamz.aspx) who have their own headphones capable of delivering music streamed directly into the headphones, negating the need for a separate device, so its clear to see why beats was such an attractive proposition in Apple buying beats which in itself is a massive departure from how Apple have done business historically, ie innovating current hardware themselves and then dominating the market.

Apple knew full well that buying beats rather than taking them on head to head was by far the best if not only sure fire road to success in potentially dominating future sales of stream capable headphones.



The Deal is Done -Dre & Jimmy work for Apple now!


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Can't wait for the impressions :)

 

I'm still not sure if buying Beats was a smart move, I've always had the feeling that the Beats brand was dying lately, it's rare in the Netherlands to see a non-monster Beats..

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Can't wait for the impressions smily_headphones1.gif

I'm still not sure if buying Beats was a smart move, I've always had the feeling that the Beats brand was dying lately, it's rare in the Netherlands to see a non-monster Beats..

Dying?

Dude, they've just been bought out by Apple for $3 billion USD, and part of the attraction to Apple was beats year upon year sales growth and huge potential for future growth with their streaming music content service - beats ain't dying - they're are thriving - big time! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 6/1/14 at 11:57pm
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SO WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?


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Edited by cb3723 - 6/2/14 at 1:06am
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Yaay! A new Beats thread! Let's hope this doesn't get locked like the last time you posted. :p

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Yaay! A new Beats thread! Let's hope this doesn't get locked like the last time you posted. tongue.gif
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Thanks bro - as long as we all adhere to the rules (me more than anybody) and apply lessons learned - I think we're good to go! smily_headphones1.gif
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Thanks bro - as long as we all adhere to the rules (me more than anybody) and apply lessons learned - I think we're good to go! smily_headphones1.gif

Subbed also!

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So, CB, are you going to get the new 600 bucks beats studio? The one with the marble cushion?

It's a must have in your collection ^.^

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So, CB, are you going to get the new 600 bucks beats studio? The one with the marble cushion?
It's a must have in your collection ^.^

Not sure confused_face_2.gif

Don't think it's available here in the UK anyways - yet smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 6/2/14 at 1:08am
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Just checked - my local Apple store opens at 10am - it's 9.05am right now in UK - hope they have solo2 stock ready to rock! cool.gif

I still have no idea which colour to go for - have to make my mind up in the store blink.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 6/2/14 at 1:09am
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Not sure confused_face_2.gif

Don't think it's available here in the UK anyways smily_headphones1.gif

I just did a check on the Beats site, nope.. Maybe in the future.

http://uk.beatsbydre.com/headphones/studio/alexander-wang/900-00195-31-uk.html

The alexander wang version is still available though.

 

In the Netherlands the old Solo HD is still available LOL.

http://nl.beatsbydre.com/nl/hoofdtelefoon/solohd/futura/900-00075-03-eu.html

Also the PSG is still available here..

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I just did a check on the Beats site, nope.. Maybe in the future.
http://uk.beatsbydre.com/headphones/studio/alexander-wang/900-00195-31-uk.html
The alexander wang version is still available though.

In the Netherlands the old Solo HD is still available LOL.
http://nl.beatsbydre.com/nl/hoofdtelefoon/solohd/futura/900-00075-03-eu.html
Also the PSG is still available here..
I quite like the look of the PSG solo HD's smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by cb3723 - 6/2/14 at 1:23am
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Not sure confused_face_2.gif

Don't think it's available here in the UK anyways - yet smily_headphones1.gif

Your local Apple store should have it maybe.

 

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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post
 

I just did a check on the Beats site, nope.. Maybe in the future.

http://uk.beatsbydre.com/headphones/studio/alexander-wang/900-00195-31-uk.html

The alexander wang version is still available though.

 

In the Netherlands the old Solo HD is still available LOL.

http://nl.beatsbydre.com/nl/hoofdtelefoon/solohd/futura/900-00075-03-eu.html

Also the PSG is still available here..

Same in Australia - no marble version, but old Solo HDs are still available:


Edited by vantt1 - 6/2/14 at 1:27am
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