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Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Solo Headphones with ControlTalk from Monster - Black (Old Version)

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  • Advanced driver design for precise audio clarity.
  • Beat Studi sound, in a smaller, lighter on-ear design.
  • Cleaning cloth with antimicrobial treatment polishes and controls germs.
  • Compact and incredibly lightweight, the tri-fold design allows Solos to fit into the included compact carrying case.
  • ControlTalk for on-cable iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® playback control and a built-in mic for iPhone/music phone hands-free calling
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Product Specifications

Brand NameBeats
Color NameBlack

Technical Details

  • Microphone-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 9.9 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002P8LZ36
  • Item model number: MH BTS ON SO CT
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 13, 2009

Product Description

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo High Performance Headphones. Hear all of the sonic details todays artists and producers want you to hear. Normal headphones cant reproduce the rich, full sound of todays digital audio tracks, especially not smaller, lightweight headphones. But Solo from Dr. Dre can. These high-performance headphones have the advanced driver design of Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones in a smaller, lighter design that allows you to enjoy every studio nuance of your favorite music wherever you want to take it. Experience deeper bass, bolder midrange, and cleaner, undistorted highs, all in a long-wearing, comfortable fit that keeps the sound in and noise out.

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Customer Reviews

Monster Turbine, Tour, and Beats studio.
We called Beats Support & were told to send them in for a promised replacement pair.
semchai so
They are, in my mind, a better buy than the more expensive Beats Studio headphones.
D. Bezboruah

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

350 of 363 people found the following review helpful By D. Bezboruah on December 14, 2009
Last year, I tried out a pair of Beats Studio noise-cancelling headphones at an Apple Store and, upon listening to the music selection, decided that it was the best sounding headphones I had ever listened to. I was impressed enough that I was tempted to purchase them on the spot...but I had some hesitations which led me to walk out empty-handed. The caveats then were:
-Battery required for operation (due to the noise-cancelling function, which I didn't need)
-Large size
-The plastic material felt cheap and likely to crack easily
-and of course, the price (about three-hundred fifty USD at the time)

The sound of the Beats Studio had "haunted" me since, as I searched in vain for a cheaper and better quality pair of headphones which matched or beat that sound. I tried pairs from Grado, Ultimate Ears, Sennheiser, Bose, but never felt satisfied with the sound quality as I had with the Beats Studio. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I learned that these headphones, the Beats Solo, were coming out. I saw that the price was below two-hundred USD and ordered them immediately. My hope was that the sound quality would be just as good as the more expensive Beats Studio.

These headphones have met all my expectations. The sound is truly amazing and I can clearly hear so much detail in my music. The headphones do a swell job of projecting the background detail enough, but not too much that it drowns out the rest of the music. Also, the bass is slightly amplified so you hear some slight "thump thump" but is definitely not overpowering like "THUMP! THUMP!
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130 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Brian Billadeau on January 9, 2010
I tried a pair of these headphones at a Best Buy demo station and was immediately blown away by the bass. I quickly bought a pair hoping all my music would sound just as good with that kind of bass. Unfortunately when I got home and started listening to music on my iPod I was very disappointed by the overall sound quality.

Yes, the bass is amazing, but the mid-range is blown out and not at all natural sounding for most music. Even worse the highs are very weak and it seemed like I was missing a lot of the high range while listening to the music. For example, many female singers sounded distant and muffled. I am not an audiophile, but I had a pair of Sony v900 studio headphones which had recently given out after 10 years of use, which the Beats solo were supposed to replace. The v900's had far better balance and a much more natural sound than the Beats, and I only paid $150 compared to the $180 for the Beats.

On the positive side the Beat's look very nice and the build quality seemed decent, although I did see a demo pair at Best Buy with the headband broke in two. They also fold up nicely and come with a carrying case.

If you listen to a lot of different types of music and this is going to be your main pair of headphones, then I would pass on them. If you mainly listen to rap or synth music with a lot of bass, then you may be extremely happy with them as they have some of the most powerful bass I have ever heard from a pair of headphones.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Lee on January 28, 2010

Now for the review.

When I tried out these headphones, I was blown away by how well they fit what I wanted in a headphone. I listen to a lot of heavy beat music (i.e. hip-hop, techno, etc.) and these headphones cannot be beat in terms of sound if those are your tastes. The bass and low mids come in hard and smooth sounding (not crackly or simply too loud), and the treble and upper mids come in very clear. I have pairs of on-ear sennheisers that have possess the melodic clarity that I wanted, but lack the thumping bass I was looking for. These headphones were seemingly the answer to my and all bass-lovers prayers.

Now for the bad part, I owned these headphones for about 3 weeks and took great care of them. I never dropped them, wiped them off every now and then and never overextended the band on top. However, one day I was putting them on normally and the band simply snapped. I was so shocked that such a great sounding and stylish product, would be so lacking in construction.

When I called the monster help-line written on the warranty, it appeared that it was in fact the office of monster. Four options were listed before the warranty service extension was provided, and when this extension was provided, the automated voice said the four numbers once as rapidly as possible before hanging up. This seemed to indicate to me that monster does not take kindly to warranty service. This assertion was only further reinforced when I was put on hold for about 30 minutes before hanging up and attempting to return the product to the retailer.

In a stroke of good luck, the retailer accepted the return because it was within 30 days. However, to avoid shelling out almost $200 for poorly constructed headphones, don't buy them.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Muze on March 4, 2011
Alright. I've had these headphones for about six months. I didn't buy them on Amazon, in fact I bought them at Best Buy. I imagine that Amazon gets rather more review readers than BB, so here I am.

First of all, just don't buy them. They look cool, they sound really good, and they're endorsed by a rapper/producer. These are great characteristics, but unfortunately none of them are really pillars of great headphone design. When you buy anything over a hundred bucks (headphones especially, given the huge availability of cheap alternatives) you expect them to be well built. Apparently Dre, Ph.D., didn't give any though to this. In terms of build quality and engineering, Beats by Dre Solo are really, really awful. Made of cheap plastic, they bend and creak around all over the place. The "convenient" folding action of the headphones is made less so by the fact that each folding hinge is just held together by one tiny screw which breaks extremely easily, leaving you with two-thirds of a pair of headphones.

The speakers themselves are held to the frame by two plastic tongue-and-groove slots each which pop out with almost no prompting and are about four-thousand times more difficult to put back than they are to dislodge. When the ear pieces come off the frame, they're noticeably less comfortable and it's not uncommon to have to pause whatever you're listening to for several minutes while you attempt to re-set them. In fact, I never would have written this review if I hadn't had to stop my current entertainment 8 (count 'em, 8 times in less than an hour) times in order to pop the ear pieces back in. I can't explain in full detail what an irritating hassle it is to fix your headphones so often. The ear pieces, have a tiny (24?) gauge wire connecting the ear piece to the frame.
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