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Beats by Dr. Dre Black Beats Solo HD 3.5mm Connector On Ear Headphone with ControlTalk (Black)
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Pros: - Aesthetically, they look great - this is their main appeal
- Detachable cable that doesn't tangle
- Lightweight
- Portable
- Comfy

Cons: I won't go into the nitty gritty details of the sound and use all this complex terminology, but to put it in a nutshell: the sound is absolute garbage, and this is what ultimately matters with headphones. Most people buy these because they hear that the bass is what shines the most. Unfortunately, the bass is very distorted in many songs, drains out the rest of the sound, and everything else sounds atrocious for the price. To put it simply, the Beats use a type of bass where it tries to cover up what the rest of the headphones sound like - but as soon as you reduce the bass, you instantly notice the true quality of these headphones.

I was hoping that a lot of the sound quality would be improved from the regular Solo's, but this is simply not the case. Unacceptable for headphones at $200.

They also break easily, cheap plastic.

Other Thoughts: This is a perfect example of celebrity advertising at its finest. Honestly, these are just a fashion accessory - a very expensive one at it. They look cool to wear on your head or around your neck, but that's about it. The sound quality for this price just doesn't deliver at all. Unfortunately, the target audience for these headphones are the people upgrading from the stock headphones that come with an iPod or whatever, so most people don't know what expensive headphones should sound like, because the only thing they've ever at this price are the Beats or Bose on display at a local store.

Do yourself a favor and go look into some other companies - Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Koss, Denon, anything. Hell, even go check out Bose if you want (gonna warn you that these are still overpriced though). To put it in perspective, my $150 headphones sound way, way better than the $300 Beats Studios, let alone the Solo HD's at $200.

Buy anything other than Beats by Dr. Dre


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Display Name: Edward G.

Date Joined: 11/21/10

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