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Monster Beats Solo HD High Definition With ControlTalk Headphones - MH BTS ON SOHD BK

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Monster Beats Solo HD High Definition With ControlTalk Headphones- SOLOBEATSBK

Developed in collaboration between legendary music producer and artist Dr. Dre, engineers from Monster Cable, and renowned industrial designer Robert Brunner, the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones bring a professional producer's experience to music fans everywhere.

Naturally, the need for high performance headphones you can take out and put away easily while on-the-go is greater than ever. So we bring you Solos. Built on the world-renowned speaker technology and sleek look of Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio, Solos are ultra lightweight and fold inward for easy storage, but still deliver unbelievably accurate sound. Also includes Monster ControlTalk™ for on-cable iPod®, iPhone™ and iPad™ playback control and iPhone/music phone hands-free calling.

Key Features:

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

Features:

  • Hear All The Music: In Comfort and Style
    Headphones that could reproduce the true dynamics of today's music were a rarity—until the legendary Beats™ Studio™ hit the scene. Now, a new headphone in the Beats tradition, Beats Solo.™ brings you amazing sound in a smaller, lighter on-ear design. With Beats Solo, you'll hear every sonic detail the musicians and recording engineers laid down in the studio. Deep bass. Hard hitting drums. Bold midrange. And clean, undistorted highs. All in a comfortable fit you can wear for hours.
  • Perfect While on the Move
    Solos are compact and incredibly lightweight and ready for your active lifestyle, gym work out, or frequent travel. The tri-fold design allows Solos to fit into the included compact carrying case. With Beats Solos getting a great music experience has never been easier.
  • ControlTalk: The Ultimate in iPod®, iPad™ and iPhone™ Control and iPhone/Music Phone Hands-Free Calling?*
    With the built-in ControlTalk remote on the Beats Solo™ headphone cable, you get on-cable control of your music, as well as easy, high quality hands-free calling. You’ll enjoy quick-access music playback control, like volume, play/pause and tracking, without having to dig for your iPad, iPod or iPhone. Plus, the high-grade mic and high-resolution, sound-isolating headphones all combine to let you hear and be heard much more clearly—and conveniently—than you ever could with your iPhone to your ear.
  • A Natural Fit
    With Solos, you feel the music, not the headphones. Plush, on-ear cushions comfort your ears and form an acoustic seal that keeps the sound in and noise out.

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer):

  • 1 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

*Remote and mic supported by iPad, iPod® Nano (4th/5th gen), Classic (120GB), Touch (2nd gen), iPhone™ 3GS and newer, but not all Blackberry.™ Remote supported by iPod Shuffle (3rd gen). Requires software v. 1.0.3 for iPod Nano (4th gen), 2.0.1 for Classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for Touch (2nd gen). Support for Blackberry varies by model. Subject to change.

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iPod ControlsYes
Noise CancelingYes
MicrophoneYes
Power SwitchNo
Volume ControlNo
Water ResistantNo
  

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Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones
 
4.3

(based on 1642 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1005)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (393)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (83)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1026)
  • Compact (892)
  • Stylish (799)
  • Great sound (767)
  • Good bass (760)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (276)
  • Pricey / poor value (117)
  • Uncomfortable (110)
  • Poor value (104)
  • Not durable (75)

Best Uses

  • Music (765)
  • Portable devices (646)
  • Travel (621)
  • Relaxing (593)
  • With my computer (493)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (773), Business (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Teenagers (543), School (185), Audiophile (170), Traveler (163), Experienced (138)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (395), Travel (31), Working out (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (644), Yes (401)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bumpin Bass, Style, and Audio Quality

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical purchasing these headphones as the previous generation Dr. Dre Beats solos got some poor reviews in terms of an overpowering bass and poor build quality....Read complete review

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical purchasing these headphones as the previous generation Dr. Dre Beats solos got some poor reviews in terms of an overpowering bass and poor build quality. Considering this price point I assume a lot of consumers are looking for the same things I was in a pair of headphones: high fidelity sound, great build quality, and style. Upfront these new HD Solo headphones represent in all there categories. High Fidelity: I tested these headphones out in several genres since I listen to an eclectic mix. First thoughts was I found the sound a little too tight and not broad enough. There needs to be an initial burning in period to get the full sound quality, lets say 8 hours or so of heavy listening and these bad boys find their sweet spot. The first cd in the mix was Kings of Leon Only by the Night I put on 'Sex on Fire.' You get some nice high notes and kick drum beats in this song as well as some killer electric guitar. What impressed me was how sweet the vocals were in terms of clarity and vibrato while still letting the instrumentals shine through. I like my music loud and clear, and these delivered...the kick drum literally vibrates your head with every beat while keeping the mids and highs spot on! The next cd up was some Lil' Wayne I Am Not A Human Being. I put on the first track 'Gonorrhea.' Dang boys and girls this is where the Solo Beats HD shine, pow pow, like bass so far gone you wonder is there an earthquake in my head. Followed up by a great rendering of the electrical beats and smooth bellowing vocal licks and you know these headphones just busted out a five star review hands down. I wanted to slow this tempo down with some acoustical guitar from my man Ray LaMontagne. So I will round out this fidelity review with his live performance of 'Empty' off his latest cd Gossip In The Grain. I figured if these headphones would fall short, no doubt it would be on a song like this. The breathy vocals and pedal steel guitar on this track gave the Solos HD some difficulty. I seriously doubt this would be noticeable to most listeners. I found the instrumentals to be a bit spacey on the low registers with the speakers focusing more shine on the highs. If I were to judge the solos entirely on this performance I would still give them 4 stars. I also watched an episode of "Glee", yeah I said "Glee" Boss! It sounded excellent. Crisp dialogue and nice full body rendering of the song performances. Mercedes preformed a rendition of 'Rag Doll' from Tina Turners old release and it sounded phenomenal. Overall I found the sound quality to be excellent and all encompassing across the numerous genres of music and vocals. The build quality and style of these headphones was equally impressive. I know there were some previous issues with the head band snapping in the Solos, but they seem to have fixed that with a metal band that is hidden below the padded head rest. The band seem to has a lot of give and flexibility while still feeling firm. I was most impressed with the tightly fitted hinges where the ear pieces fold out and the thick metal used to extend the ear cups. When extended the ear cups do not fold but firmly remain in their locked position. The padding around the ear is the softest synthetic vinyl I have ever felt and could pass for calf skin leather. The headphones feel soft and supple around the ear. On the head they feel firm, almost too firm at first but do loosen up like a good pair of shoes over time while stile keeping their rigidity . I think this is a true sign of build quality. After breaking them in they feel extremely comfortable on the ears and I have a fairly large head. The 'Control Talk' cord is in one word, perfection! It is long but not too long, red in color and has a thick rubber skin. The 3.5mm L-shape adapter on the end is idea for plugging into a music player or laptop as it bends inward and safely stays out of the way. I cant count the number of headphones I have had that fray or break off because of jutting out and being pulled, bent, or rubbed to death. I like how I can lay back in bed and type on my laptop with out my headphone jack pushing against my forearm on the side, a huge plus. The other end plugs into the head phones making this a detachable cord which is very nice as it can be replaced independently of the headphones. The 'Control' talk feature is awesome. You have a volume up and down function as well as a small steel(not plastic but steel) button in the center that you click once to pause or answer a call, twice to skip forward, three times to skip backward. This will only work on certain devices though. If you have a mac it will also control your volume and playback features in itunes which rocks! It worked great on my macbook pro and my ipod touch 3rd generation. Though to get the song to skip I had to click twice with some quickness, but it did work. The finish is done in the same shiny black on these as the Studio by Dr. Dre beats. Simply put these look cool as all get out. The brushed aluminum trim work on the ear cups is a nice touch as well as the beats log on each side. I did not find fingerprints to be that much of an issue on the gloss finish at all. They do include a red microfiber cleaning cloth. In summation, yeah sure for cheaper you could get equal or even better quality sounding headphones. Check out Shure 440's or even some Koss PortaPros if your tight on cash and want good sound quality with less focus on style. However as far as Bass, Style, and Audio Quality goes, check these bad boys out! I highly recommend them! I got mine on the cheap for [$]at [...] with a 10 dollar coupon (BDRewards10) check it. Or Google them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Headpiece broke in less than a year

I use my Solo's everyday during my commute to work. I love the high quality sound it produces, my music sounds better than before!

The earpiece broke after 7 months of...Read complete review

I use my Solo's everyday during my commute to work. I love the high quality sound it produces, my music sounds better than before!

The earpiece broke after 7 months of wearing it, and the headpiece snapped into two after 10 months of wearing it.

I am very careful with my beats because I love them.
I place it in its bag when not in use.

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5.0

Amazing

By Your Mother

from ct

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Teenager

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Picks up all low and high
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Home Audio
  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Relaxing
  • Traveling
  • With My Computer
  • Working
  • Working Out

Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

amazing!

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

quite good

By Ty the Music-addict

from London

About Me Teenager

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Bass
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Traveling
  • With My Computer

Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

I use my beats quite often now, an everyday basis the sound is great and I love that it can block out any outside noise (to the point you question whether you just said something or not). They are great headphones but they seem very flimsy and easy to break, bits have broken that i have been able to easily fix but bits like the cushion are starting to break apart. Overall they are great headphones but be cautious and careful with them if their going to last!

  • Primary Use:
  • Traveling
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Most likely best quality headphones ever

By Golden Brown

from Hamilton, Ontario

About Me Teenager

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Cord a bit too long

Best Uses

  • Home Audio
  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Relaxing
  • Traveling

Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

Great sound quality, a bit uncomfortable after being worn after a while, I would only recommend these to the average, casual music listener. However, that doesn't throw off my obsession with them. I have these in red, so I feel very confident in the fact that part of the money is going to a good cause (AIDS in Africa). Another great reason to get these. As I said, it's a must buy for the casual listener but not for the hardcore audiophile type listener as they get uncomfortable to wear after a while. You get what you pay for.

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Love them!!!!!

By Bling

from Monroe,Michigan

About Me Teenager

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

    I absolutly love these headphones!!!

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    the best

    By nick

    from las vegas, nv

    About Me Teenager

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer
    • Working
    • Working Out

    Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

    best thing ever

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    amazing headphones

    By zeus

    from Denver,CO

    About Me Teenager

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices

    Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

    these headphones are one of the greatest they have clear sound and are very stylish

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Headphones!

    By Will

    from CT

    About Me Teenager

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Great quality
    • Great Sound
    • Loud bass
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

      These headphones are great! On the first day I got them, I didn't like them, but now I love them! You just have to get used to them.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Almost...

      By Ron

      from MD

      About Me College Student

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Music

      Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

      I bought these headphones as an alternative to perpetually replacing cheap earbuds. Got the headphones and instantly loved them. Until that is, after 2 WHOLE WEEKS my Control Talk cord stopped working. This was dumb, but i disposed of the receipt shortly after my purchase because i thought [$] would have some semblance of substantial construction. Big mistake, when i tried to invoke my warranty I was told by the monster rep. nothing could be done without my receipt and then she had the nerve to offer to sell me a new cord, I'd had the headphones for a month at that time and I thought her suggestion was disrespectful to say the least. I'm not here to bash monster because it's my fault for discarding the receipt, but the there's no way in hell that cord shouldve began to malfunction within a month of purchase. I'm using the regular auxiliary cord that came with them now, thank God that was included. I love the sond of the headphones, but the cheapness of that cord has really soured the whole experience.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Amazingg

      By Broph67749

      from Geneva, NY

      About Me Teenager

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling

      Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

      great product, amazing quality, best headphones ive ever bought!

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      geat headphones

      By sam yetsko

      from chesterton indiana

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Teenager

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling

        Comments about Monster Beats Solo With ControlTalk Headphones:

        ive had these for 3 days and they are great i love how they are very portable get these instead of the studios

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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