The Story of Beats Solo:
“Three years ago, Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre were talking about the digital music revolution and what went wrong. Though technology made music more accessible, the sound had suffered. People weren’t hearing it the way artists intended. For two people so passionate about music, this was inexcusable. So they embarked on a journey to create better sound and steer digital music back in the right direction. It started with Headphones. They hooked up with Monster founder Noel Lee who shared the same vision, and collaborated with him to reinvent headphones for the digital age. Beats was born. Music was reborn.” Says Beats by Dr. Dre.
Introduction (Beats Solo):
Beats Solo is a collaboration between Dr. Dre and acclaimed industrial designer Robert Brunner. Beats Solo are the perfect travel companion. They are precision engineered to deliver distortion-free bass and crisp highs that connects you more deeply to your music. The lightweight design gives you full-size comfort yet folds up for easy storage, giving you anytime, anywhere studio-quality sound.
Beats Solo Review:
I use these headphones on the go with my Blackberry Torch and at home listening to iTunes/Movies on my computer and TV. After using these headphones for a month now there are many things and I like and one or two I don’t like, see below. These headphones were promised to deliver super deep bass, distinct mids, and crisp, brilliant highs. These headphones met those promises and a lot more. I took these headphones on a 30 minute walk through downtown and urban terrain I noticed that I could barely hear trucks and sound quality and bass were almost second to none on the run. My only concern here was my safety when I crossed the road, I noticed I had to be very careful and always make sure I check for cars because of the noise canceling features. Here is what I like and what I don’t like:
- 1 Beats Solo Headphones
- 1 Monster ControlTalk Cable for hands free calling
- 1 Spare Cable for Headphones
- 1 Touring Case for portable protection
- 1 Monster Cleaning Cloth
- 1 One Year Limited Warranty
- 1 Quick Start Guid
The good: The Beats Solo by Dr. Dre Headphones from Monster offer a stylish, compact, and durable design that lends itself well to on-the-go use. The cable is ultranice and features an integrated mic, iPod controls, and volume rocker. Bass is thumping, and the package includes a handy carrying case.
I really like the style, sound quality, and piece of mind that I have a great pair of headphones I can rely on. Also i like how you unplug the cord from the headphones which allows you to plug your mobile device into your cars auxiliary plugin.
What I Don’t Like:
The bottom line: The Beats Solo by Dr. Dre Headphones from Monster offer a killer, travel-friendly design that’s sure to turn heads, the audio quality is amazing – however the price tag may be a bit high for some people.
Once Monster dipped its toes into the headphone market, there was no stopping the cable manufacturer from releasing a bevy of earphones on the unsuspecting masses. From in-ear to on-ear to over-the-ear, you shouldn’t have trouble finding a pair of undeniably stylish Monster headphones to suit your needs. The latest offering is the Beats Solo by Dr. Dre, an on-ear model that features ControlTalk, which is essentially fancy terminology for an inline mic and integrated controls for the iPod. This $200 set offers all the bass we expected from the first two Dr. Dre headphones in a slick, compact package.
The Beats Solo headphones
The Beats Solo follow in the tradition of Monster’s other Dr. Dre-branded earphones, right down to the black and white color options. This set looks very similar to the original model with the full-size earcups, except the overall size of everything is noticeably smaller because of the on-ear design. The earpieces, which feature the customary red lowercase b logo stamped in a fashionable brushed-chrome circle, are circular and measure just 2.2 inches across. The earpads swivel a bit in the base for a more comfortable fit and are designed to rest on the outer ear. While we found the Solo headphones quite comfortable for an hour or two, some may experience uncomfortable pressure from this design, as we did after a couple hours.
From the earcups to the headband, the Beats Solo headphones have a nice, quality feel to them. The adjustable band is metal coated in a soft, matte plastic and features a bit of padding on the top as well as the Dr. Dre logo stamped on the outside. A single, removable cable in the Beats’ signature thick, red coating attaches to the left earcup via a gold-plated straight plug. Following this 50 inches to the other end brings you to an uber-reinforced gold-plated L-plug that attaches to your audio source. The cable appears to be exceptionally durable and is not at all tangle-prone, a definite plus in my book.
Beats Solo by Dr Dre Headphones on sale now at Amazon.