Strange question... I have the Solo2 Wireless, and the light on the left ear cup illuminates all the time. The light on the left ear cup of my Solo3 hasn't illuminated once that I've noticed. Makes me worry there's some kind of short that might lead to problems down the road. For those who have the Solo3... Does the small LED on your left ear cup illuminate? Thanks!
The small LED should definitely light up when turned on and stay on for the duration of usage along with the row of 5 LEDs to indicate battery life when pressed.
How's the detail, the soundstage, the comfort, and the build quality?
I use a pair of M50s as my daily drivers, and I'd like to get a pair of wireless headphones to replace them. The Solo 3s sound tempting, especially because of the W1 chip, but I'm worried that they'd be a downgrade in sound quality.
Soundstage seems similar maybe even slightly bigger. The M50s were never known for having a proper soundstage so yea.
Build quality is ok but definitely not tanklike when compared to the M50s. Have to treat them well to make them last, and I would probably avoid folding them unless when placed for transport since the cable is in the hinges.
Comfort is currently hard to tell. Clamping force is high but then again the M50s had the same problem when I got them so probably given some time they will loosen up.
They do allow better heat dissipation since they are on-ear and are lighter. Not having to deal with a cable is also awesome.
As for sound, they definitely sound a bit thick and you will definitely lose some detail in the highs when compared to the M50s. Then again the different frequency range has brought things to my attention that were hard to discern on the M50s.
However, they seem to flesh out the mids quite nicely, making the M50s seem more airy when returning. Pretty neat actually when you have lower frequency brass instruments as the power comes across better. Instrument segmentation is very good, with some instruments no longer being squashed into the upper highs.
Bassy, but a very clean bass.
Right now its a huge toss-up, they are both good, and its easy to get used to either.
Definitely going to need a lot more time to test and see how equalizer settings might come into play.