Reviews and Problems with Monster Beats by Dr Dre Solo
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Monster Beats By Dre Solo Headphones
5 April 2011
Excerpt: It comes with a 3 year warranty which is very nice. It also comes with an anti-bacterial cleaning cloth. It almost feels like silk. It also comes with a nice soft travel case. The headphones kinda fold up upwardly toward the headband region, making them somewhat compact.
Summary: The good:These are very nice looking headphones which are also very portable. They fold up into a small package for easy travel. I don't think these feel to cheap.
The bad: Upon putting these on I was surprised at how bad the sound quality was. The bass was overpowering and also a bit muddy. Mids and highs were barely there. These are expensive headphones and the sound quality isn't any better than a $100 pair ( I am comparing to my MDR-ZX600 right now ).
Summary: Work in progress
A friend of my brother came with his Beats Solo's, and he pleasantly accepted to lend them to me, for me to give them a try. Finally, I was able to hear by myself Head-Fi'ers' nemesis.
I consider them worse than my late AKG K 450's, that were worth the third of the Beats.
In my opinion, they look perfect. I don't know if they are particulary fragile, I don't have had them for long enough.
Pros: Wonderful look (IMO), detachable cable
Cons: Not worth the price at all, bad sound quality, boomy bass, the earcups don't rotate enough
Summary: These by far are one of the most overrated headphones. I do not understand how the heck everyone thinks these are HD headphones, they're not even "OK" headphones! Sound is somewhat good, but the reason why I hate these is because they are cheap peices of plastic that are over priced. 179 dollars for headphones? Are you kidding me? I can get a pair of JVCs for 30 dollars that are much better than these beats!
Pros: Nice design, very portable, and lightweight.
Cons: Feels cheap, horrible sound quality. When I put them on I thought they sounded like cheap 15 dollar headphones. Very uncomfortable on the head,.
Conclusion: Buy.com has these right now for about $179 USD , and Best Buy is still listing these on their site as $179.99, so I'm not sure how I scored such a good price - so you should check your local brick and mortar Best Buy stores to see if you can get one at the sweet $89 price.
Summary: Can't recommend these highly enough. Bought them as a present for my wife and she's not had them off since, hopefully that's more to do with the product than me! Will be buying another set for myself and my gym time.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas present for my younger brother who absolutely loves these headphones! He hasn't taken them off since Christmas day. They are lightweight and can be compacted into a small carry case. Brilliant colour and they look really smart. Amazing HD sound, even on full volume they feel great! & excellent price! 5*'s.. Best present ever!