Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – : Not deserving of the bad reputation

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Ive had the very first solo hds which were brilliant and now own the new solo hds 2. Again stunning deep bass the new hds actually have 2 speakers in each can as i’ve read up. I never paid no £180 for them i did for my first ones but these new ones got them on black friday for £60.

Not great out of the box, but after 20 hours burn in. I have read a lot of negative reviews about these ‘beats’ headphones, and despite initial reservations i took the plunge and bought a pair. The packaging is sublime and the phones look and feel fantastic. However, when i first listened to them i was disappointed: the bass was just too overwhelming and the mids were rendered muddy and soupy as a result. This was most noticeable on rock music where the vocals and guitars sounded a little like they were underwater. My first thought was ‘oh no, i wonder if i can return them?’i have now been using them very regularly for a couple of weeks. They have ‘burnt in’ and the sound is much better – brilliant in fact. They have really ‘opened up’. The bass is still full, but not at all overwhelming. The mids now are clear and well defined with vocals and guitar solos singing out perfectly.

My first pair and absolutely love them. Next day delivery and safe packaging. My first pair and absolutely love them. Next day delivery and safe packaging. I’ve had them a year now and wouldn’t be without them. They may be pricy but you get quality for your money.

Key specs for Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red:

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  • Lightweight and high-performance
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  • Tri-fold design and travel case for easy storage
  • 1 year limited warranty

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” years now and find the sound quality to be good but are uncomfortable to wear for longer periods because , My first pair and absolutely love them. Next day delivery and safe packaging, our son and he is very impressed and very happy.”

These headphones are great for all types of music. I listen to lots of different types of music; rap, hip hop, rock, pop, r&b, alternative, electronic, reggae and iv tried them with metal, country/ folk and punk, and you can hear every word clearly and the bass is good. They feel well made and feel very comfortable while wearing them even after a few hours. Adjustable head band so they will fit any head size, the cable is detachable so if your cable get damaged you buy another £20 cable rather than another £170 pair of headphones, you get a soft carrying case with them which is very well padded, the headphones fold up to make them easier to store eg. In a bag and they look great (i have the metallic blue pair). Some bad points are: they don’t really cancel outside noise and they do leak some sound. But other then that these are a great pair of headphones and i would recommend them to all music lovers. **2 month update**2 months and they are still going strong. I have been using almost everyday and they are still working fine.

Not deserving of the bad reputation. Having seen and heard pretty much much nothing but criticism for the beats brand and the solo hd especially, i still felt like i wanted a pair (clearly more money than sense). Sounds like a bad decision, but i couldn’t shake the few good reviews i’d also heard. This was the catalyst for me spending a ridiculous amount on headphones. Now, all of this talk of burn in. Some people say it’s rubbish, some say it works. All i can say is the sound seems to get better the more i use them. This could be that i’m getting used to them, or the encoding of the mp3s varies from album to album or whatever. All i know is the sound quality on my set of beats solo hds is the best i’ve heard from any speaker. Perhaps i just haven’t heard a really amazing speaker, or perhaps these ‘phones are actually really good.

I bought these for my husband – and he’s very happy with these. Sound quality and bass is excellent. I just didn’t realise that these are smaller in diameter than the usual ones i’ve seen others wear. The only issue i have with these is that you can hear your footsteps reverbarating through the earphones. It’s hard to explain, but it makes your foot steps sound really loud, but they do cut out all other external noises. Great for being on the underground.

Years now and find the sound quality to be good but are uncomfortable to wear for longer periods because. I have had these headphones for about 2 years now and find the sound quality to be good but are uncomfortable to wear for longer periods because they do not adjust small enough for my head (i am a 5foot 1 adult. ) i decided recently to invest in puro sound headset for kids (you can get adult ones too) and find them to be excellent, really comfortable to wear and have fantastic sound quality.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Years now and find the sound quality to be good but are uncomfortable to wear for longer periods because. I have had these headphones for about 2 years now and find the sound quality to be good but are uncomfortable to wear for longer periods because they do not adjust small enough for my head (i am a 5foot 1 adult. ) i decided recently to invest in puro sound headset for kids (you can get adult ones too) and find them to be excellent, really comfortable to wear and have fantastic sound quality.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Good, but a bit overrated and overpriced. I bought this headset on ebay™ for just under £50. It came in a nice fluffy case with two sets of cables. The sound quality is really good, but i honestly think you can get better sound for a lower price with brands like sennheiser™ and that therefore the beats™ are a bit overpriced (the rrp was £170). I have had them for a few months and use them regularly and the only fault that has developed is that one of the hinges is now loose and often goes floppy. They look really nice and are surprisingly comfortable but i feel when you buy this headset you are paying a lot just for the beats™ logo.
Good, but a bit overrated and overpriced. I bought this headset on ebay™ for just under £50. It came in a nice fluffy case with two sets of cables. The sound quality is really good, but i honestly think you can get better sound for a lower price with brands like sennheiser™ and that therefore the beats™ are a bit overpriced (the rrp was £170). I have had them for a few months and use them regularly and the only fault that has developed is that one of the hinges is now loose and often goes floppy. They look really nice and are surprisingly comfortable but i feel when you buy this headset you are paying a lot just for the beats™ logo.
Dre solo hd review– these headphones come in a brilliant, high quality box which comes across as being. Dre solo hd review–these headphones come in a brilliant, high quality box which comes across as being very professional. Inside the box are many included accessories such as a carrying pouch. The build quality is very high on these headphones and don’t feel like they could fall apart easily. These headphones all look great, after all, these are fashion headphones. Moving onto sound quality, these are bassy. These headphones are perfect for club sounding hip hop music. The bass is punchy and solid which is great for rap/hip hop. The mids aren’t too clear however it adds onto the club experience.
Dre solo hd review– these headphones come in a brilliant, high quality box which comes across as being. Dre solo hd review–these headphones come in a brilliant, high quality box which comes across as being very professional. Inside the box are many included accessories such as a carrying pouch. The build quality is very high on these headphones and don’t feel like they could fall apart easily. These headphones all look great, after all, these are fashion headphones. Moving onto sound quality, these are bassy. These headphones are perfect for club sounding hip hop music. The bass is punchy and solid which is great for rap/hip hop. The mids aren’t too clear however it adds onto the club experience.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Very good sound quality but fell apart really quickly for the price.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Very good sound quality but fell apart really quickly for the price.
Good for the youngsters, but i’m not convinced. Christmas present for the teen of the house. He raves about them but i think my sony’s and sennheiser’s have just as good sound at far less cost. So they look nice, various colours, have good sound, fold – which is great, and you can buy a longer audio cable for them if you want (although this might affect sound quality). But the packaging is barmy, definately no ‘save a tree’ consideration given.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Good for the youngsters, but i’m not convinced. Christmas present for the teen of the house. He raves about them but i think my sony’s and sennheiser’s have just as good sound at far less cost. So they look nice, various colours, have good sound, fold – which is great, and you can buy a longer audio cable for them if you want (although this might affect sound quality). But the packaging is barmy, definately no ‘save a tree’ consideration given.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Hhad these years now and although the wire broke and my cat chewed the new one they have been very good. They are now falling apart but i use them constantly and i love them.
Hhad these years now and although the wire broke and my cat chewed the new one they have been very good. They are now falling apart but i use them constantly and i love them.
The quality of sound from these headphones is very good. Having been a musician for a long time, i’ve used many different headphones, from school to uni to recording. These headphones are brilliant at cutting outside noise out and the levels of bass etc are very well balanced. I also love how these headphones aren’t big and clunky, so often i’ve had to use very big and cumbersome headphones but these are light and fit comfortably over your ears. Of course the colour is beautiful – bright and stylish. I’ve had mine for a few years now and they are still as clear as the day i purchased.
The quality of sound from these headphones is very good. Having been a musician for a long time, i’ve used many different headphones, from school to uni to recording. These headphones are brilliant at cutting outside noise out and the levels of bass etc are very well balanced. I also love how these headphones aren’t big and clunky, so often i’ve had to use very big and cumbersome headphones but these are light and fit comfortably over your ears. Of course the colour is beautiful – bright and stylish. I’ve had mine for a few years now and they are still as clear as the day i purchased.

This review is from : Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones – Red

Came in good time, nicely packaged. Excellent headphones and look good.
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