Reviews and Problems with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD
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27 April 2012
Summary: So every audiophile known to man, or at least that I have listened to, has bashed the Beats, Soul, Streets ect.. line for being an awful, bass prominent headphone. I agreed for the longest time until I actually got a pair of Beats.
Pros: Bass, mids, and highs all level out with decent burn in, portable, comfortable
Cons: Incorrect burn in leads to very muddy, distorted bass
Summary: Summary as per above- good bass, easy to carry/portable with folding mechanism and bag, iPhone remote+mic on the left (rather than the right- which is great for those who use their left hand to adjust whilst using right hand on the mouse!
Pros: Bass, Comfortable, remote control, build quality, folding mechanism, ability to use own 3.5mm cable
Cons: Price, brand-name (a lot of people will laugh at you), theft target
Summary: Great set of cans for going out and about in town though for the heavy price you would expect far better build quality, the headphones themselves are made almost entirely form plastic and do feel somewhat on the fragile side, however, the cable is of a very high quality and is difficult to tangle as...
Summary: Would never dreamed of buying a pair of Beats but end up finding a pair for a rock bottom price(1/3 of the normal retail) so I thought what the heck.
Just a side note, since they were originally released the Solo HD's have been through what looks like a few iterations and revisions, my pair looks...
Pros: Nice soundstage, good bass, comfortable
Cons: Flimsy headband, can see why there are many complaints of the headband breaking in half!
Conclusion: The vast majority of people buying Beats headphones are doing it for the style or fashion rather than audio prowess. But for iPhone users who don’t actually know what bitrate their music is stored at, the Solo HD headphones conveniently sound great too.
Pros: Stunning, hip design
Cons: Higher-quality MP3s miss the detail in the higher end