Beats Solo by Dr. Dre On-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk

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Hear All The Music: In Comfort and Style Headphones that could reproduce the true dynamics of today's music were a rarity—until the legendary Beats Studio hit the scene. Now, a new headphone in the Beats tradition, Beats Solo. brings you amazing sound in a smaller, lighter on-ear design. With Beats Solo, you'll hear every sonic detail the musicians and recording engineers laid down in the studio. Deep bass. Hard hitting drums. Bold midrange. And clean, undistorted highs. All in a comfortable fit you can wear for hours. Perfect While on the Move Solos are compact and incredibly lightweight and ready for your active lifestyle, gym work out, or frequent travel. The tri-fold design allows Solos to fit into the included compact carrying case. With Beats Solos getting a great music experience has never been easier. ControlTalk: The Ultimate in iPod Control and Hands-Free Calling
* With the built-in ControlTalk remote on the Beats Solo headphone cable, you get on-cable control of your music, as well as easy, high quality hands-free calling. You'll enjoy quick-access music playback control, like volume, play/pause and tracking, without having to dig for your iPod. Plus, the high-grade mic and high-resolution, sound-isolating headphones all combine to let you hear and be heard much more clearly—and conveniently—than you ever could with the phone to your ear. A Natural Fit With Solos, you feel the music, not the headphones. Plush, on-ear cushions comfort your ears and form an acoustic seal that keeps the sound in and noise out. *Remote and mic supported by iPod Nano (4th gen), Classic (120GB), Touch (2nd gen), iPhone 3GS and newer, but not all Blackberry. Remote supported by iPod Shuffle (3rd gen). Requires software v. 1.0.3 for iPod Nano (4th gen), 2.0.1 for Classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for Touch (2nd gen). Support for Blackberry varies by model. Subject to change

Latest reviews

Pros: Build, looks, comfort
Cons: The sound quality
The other day I was in my local apple store, comparing some headphones I was thinking of buying, such as the B&W P5, and the Harmon Kardon CL (which were a disappointment in themselves). I noticed that the folks at apple decided to have a wall showcasing to all the colors the Beats Solo came in. I smirked, and returned to the B&W P5, and reveled in that sound for a little bit longer, until thinking "There's got to be something more to the Solos than I give them credit for, I mean I haven't even put a pair on." Well there wasn't something more, in fact it was exactly what I thought it to be, comfort, build, and a cool look, in fact almost entirely a cool look. Each can houses two drivers, and as far as I understand it, one of those drivers attributes to bass and the other is left to do everything else. I didn't plug in my own ipod, which sounds like I didn't put much thought into it, but the idea going through my head was "If the apple store thinks these songs will sound good on the Solos, they're going to sound good, right?" Wrong. I played the first song I recognized "Somebody that I Used to Know" which isn't the best song in the world, but it would have to do. I was astounded how awful the sound was. The guitars bass tones were all I could hear. The vocals, the glock, and even the high tones of the guitar were so recessed I couldn't listen to the whole song. It amazes me that people find this sound enjoyable, and can listen to anything on them. This is the first negative review I have ever given, and the Beats by Dre Solo "HD" heaphones earned that title. Congrats Dre, worst >15 headphones I have every put on my head.
Build is a good thing??? o.O
^ what he said x100,000,000
The plastic is tough, and can clearly take a beating, not to mention metal reinforcement in the headband. I know its not perfect, but its certainly not bad either.


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