Monster Beats By Dre Solo
The Monster Beats by Dre Studio full-size noise-canceling headphones have taken over Headphone World due to their killer cutting-edge style and big sound. These less expensive SOLO headphones are slightly smaller and more lightweight designed for portable or active uses sans 'active' noise-cancellation -- but without scrimping on world-famous Dr.Dre sound. Full collapsibility for ease of travel. Choose your color.
Sorry, Monster headphones can only ship within USA due to manufacturer restrictions!
- Smaller 'on-ear' version of Beats by Dre w/o noise-canceling features
- Collapsible fold & go headband design ideal for portable listening
- Detachable cabling includes iPhone-ready cord w/ built-in mic for hands-free chat
- Sweet Monster style available in black & white
What's In The Box:
- Headphone cleaning cloth
- Cool hard-sided protective storage case
- Monster owner's manual
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The Monster Beats by Dre SOLO headphones offer supreme build construction, a truly advanced folding design and -- guess what -- fairly OK sound too. The SOLO's lightweight 'on-ear' sizing and portable ergonomics make this one of most attractively fashionable choices for iPod / iPad / iPhone users where hearing your digital audio tracks with deep-toned musical detail and big bass punch is demanded -- just like your favorite recording artist intended. The SOLO's attractive price belies the intense audio research that Noel Lee and team have put into the SOLO ergonomics and sonic signature, along with the rest of the hugely succesful Monster headphone line. Nice going, Monsters!
The proprietary Monster 'ControlTalk' [CT] cord is standard on all SOLO models and allows quick access to playback control of your iPod or iPhone, including pause, next track and volume* as well quality hands-free calls. You'll also be heard clearly with SOLO's built-in hi-fidelity microphone and you'll hear everything perfectly via the Solo's high-resolution audio drivers and sound-isolating earcups designed to deliver clear voice/vocal detail for intelligible conversations even in noisy situations.
Although not a true 'active/powered' noise-canceler like the full-size Dr.Dre Studio model, the Beats by Dre SOLO headphones have closed-back sealed earcups that attenuate some ambient noises. The SOLO-Black have plush matching black earpads especially engineered for this headphone; the SOLO-White model comes with the same soft pads but in a cool grey color. The easily detachable Monster Solo headphone cable contains the CT housing & mic assembly; the solid feel of the CT button makes it easy to operate. The SOLO earcups are hinged for full foldability & storage, making these perfect for toting inside your carry-on bag or backpack to rock your travels anywhere you go.
The Monster Beats by Dre SOLO headphone have a strong manufacturer's 3-year warranty that assures peace of mind -- but which remains valid ONLY when proof-purchased at "fully authorized" Monster dealers like us here at HeadRoom ~ Headphone.com ! **Please keep in mind the Beats by Dre headphones are the MOST counterfeited headphones in the history of the industry and, according to Monster, 90% of the Monster Beats sold via un-authorized channels (Amazon, eBay, etc) are fakes! So PLEASE make sure your Monster purchase is made at a true authorized Monster headphone dealer.
*Complete Monster Solo headphone music phone / player compatibility:
- Headphone Type: Earpad
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Isolation: -10dB ~ 14dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 45 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Cord Length: 4ft
- Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
- Coupler Size: Medium
- Ear Coupler Type: Earpad
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Microphone: Yes
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Manufacturer Warranty: 3 Years
- Sensitivity: 104dB
- Noise Cancelling: No
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Posted by Spandsbab from Vancouver, BC on 2013-04-11
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Ok bass and strong sound output...
Cons: Muddy sound overall...
The bass response is good, deep and thumping, but that is also the problem as it drowns the mids and highs resulting in a "muddy" sound overall. I have a Sennheiser HD 449, which sounds better and clearer with better sound stage albeit less bass respionse than what I usually like and the 449's sound output is less than the Solo as I had to turn the volume way higher with the 449. So, I still end up using the Solo than the 449 everyday. To solve the muddy sound, I change the equalizer setting of my phone to "more treble" and to my ears the Solo sound way better this way.
The second problem is that although the build quality of the Solo is actually sturdier than the 449, the rubber padding on of my Solo started peeling off and I now lost it somewhere. I can wear both all day without much problems.
I am still in the process of choosing my new cans, either the Sennheiser HD 518, V-Moda M-100 or the Sony MDR-1R as I heard they all have base thumping profiles but are still crystal clear with their mids and highs.
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Posted by Nonofyourbusiness from Nonofyourbusiness on 2013-01-05
Recommend Product: No
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Posted by itata128 from Vietnam on 2012-02-10
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Comfortabe, Strong Bass
Cons: Temporary plasticy feel
Its been 1 week, bass is strong, love it. but the build feels cheap and plasticy. For a day it squeaked whenever i touched it, but i guess it was because of my harsh care. Or my friends' harsh care, should I say. But then the day after, it became okay, but still feel plasticy. but then again, when I touch it, it somehow feels like metal...
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