Experience high definition sound while on the move with these ultra light and comfortable on-ear headphones. Advanced proprietary titanium coated driver technology ensures they preserve every bit of the lush bass, vital details and high energy your favorite artists created for their fans. Plus, the ingenious tri-fold design makes for easy storage when not in use. Solo HD’s cable also features Monster ControlTalk for iPod playback control and iPhone/music phone hands-free calling.
Now in Comfort and Style Headphones that could study the true dynamics of today's music were an uncommon—until the famous Monster beats Studio hit the scene. Now, a new headphone in the Beats tradition, Monste Beats Solo. brings you Wonderful 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.
Once again there is no skimping on design when it comes to the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones. Everything is done with a polish and finish exemplifying the brand and the people they are marketing this product too. The pair of Solo HD’s we got to test was the Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones. The packaging is the same like the big brother Studio �?the box slides out and is easily opened with a fabric latch exhibiting the beauty beneath the flaps. Inside the box are some random pamphlets, a neoprene carrying case, a Monster ControlTalk cable, and a Monster Clean Cloth to keep your Solo HD’s in tip top shape. The case is not hard like the case included with the Beats by Dr. Dre �?instead it’s soft and less bulky with a handle to for easy carrying. So the plus side with this case is that you can smoosh it into your over-stuffed bag since it’s not a hard case. The downside though, is that you’ll have to be careful not to put it next to something heavy or you might break your headphones.
The Solo HD’s are indeed red all over but they do have have lots of gray too. The glossy finish is supposedly scratch resistant too. They have the ‘b�?logo on both earcups and the Solo HD logo on both sides of the headband. There is also an ‘R�?and ‘L�?as well, so you are sure to wear them correctly. The earcups swivel and are padded and contour to your ears very easily. The padding rests on the outer parts of your ear, and the inner portion of the earcup has no thick padding, but just some thin cotton material which lets the music go directly into your ear canal. This is done for the best noise isolation as possible and also to prevent music from leaking out for others to hear. As a result, you can also pick up subtleties in the music that you may miss with a different type if earcup. It holds the sound in as if you’re surrounded by walls. Lastly, the tri-fold design makes the Solo HD easy to travel with. I will say that although I have no intention of breaking the Solo HD headphones, they do feel somewhat flimsy in regards to construction. The previous Solo’s did have construction problems with the headband’s arms breaking easily �?whereas the Solo HD’s are flexible enough for you to twist them �?but we wouldn’t advise doing that purposely.
The Solo HD are not really meant to be a smaller version of the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones, but for the price they are meant to sound damn good and they awesomely do. They don’t have as intense bass reproduction that the Studio headphones have, but they have a richer more balanced sound that many folks will enjoy. The rich bass is still there and is not lost on many songs that use it throughout their music, but it is at a much more tolerable level. The highs and lows are all exemplified and smooth sounding. In comparing the Solo HD to the comparatively priced Bose On-ear headphones they were definitely richer and didn’t let the sound escape as much as the Bose did. In addition noise isolation was also poorer on the Bose in comparison to the Solo HD. While listening to the Solo HD, we had people shouting at us but we didn’t have a clue because we couldn’t hear them and we were too enraptured in our music �?and this was even without active noise cancellation. We were able to immediately tell the differences between lower and higher bitrate songs when using the Solo HD. Just like with many of the other Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, 320kbps shined, where as 192kbps sounded fine, but not great. And with weaker bitrates, you could even pick up a slight static sound. With a higher bitrate, you could hear the quality of the instruments and bass/treble/midrange reproductions without having to turn the volume up. But the best aspect of the Solo HD is that no matter what bitrate you’re listening too, everything is just balanced. The voices of Andrea Bocelli and Sarah McLachlan sounded velvety smooth, while songs from Journey and Whitesnake sound like a rock concert going on in your ears, but without the massive headache afterwards. The same can be said with instrumentals �?the Sophie’s Choice theme in part has wind instruments and orchestrations that are sometimes not reproduced with the same quality from headphones to headphones, but the Solo HD’s clearly delivered.
Even though the Solo HD’s are very comfortable, we think they could have been even more so. The padding on the ears are just fine, however we would have liked a bit more padding on the top portion of the headband. After many hours of wearing it, they start to feel heavy and create a bit of pressure on the top portion of your head. Also, our hair tended to get caught in the tri-fold design �?oh, the mishaps of having long luxurious hair.
A nice feature and basically the one significant difference between the original Solo’s and the Solo HD is the inclusion of the ControlTalk cable. Yes, now you can bob your head up and down the street with your Solo HD’s and answer and control your iPhone too. The ControlTalk cable features a call answer button and a built-in mic. If you’re using an iPhone or one of the recent generation iPods, than ControlTalk also lets you control music and video playback. ControlTalk lets you answer or end a call, decline an incoming call, play or pause a song or video, skip to the next or previous song or chapter, scan forward or backward through songs and video, and also control the volume. Callers sounded immensely clear in to both earcups and sadly my mother never sounded so clear and crisp as she nagged me on the phone. The headphones/ControlTalk cable isn’t the thin tangle-free cable we have become accustomed too on the DiddyBeats and HeartBeats, but this cable should have a hard time getting tangles in it as well just because of the thickness of it.
The Solo HD’s are a welcome upgrade to the previous version of the Solo. They now have a glossy finish whereas the original pair had a Matte and more easily scratchable finish. The ControlTalk cable is also a welcome addition, making it convenient to use with your iPhone, and lastly, the sound is richer and more balanced than previously before. The overall construction of the Solo HD headphones still leaves me a bit wary and nervous, but I’m hoping that it’s just in my mind and that I’m just being overprotective. The Solo HD headphones were designed for the fashion-conscious consumer who enjoys looking good while listening to music that makes them feel good. Whereas the Beats by. Dr Dre Studio headphones are geared for the serious audiophile or consumer also moonlighting as a DJ, the Solo HD works as a more subtle version of that mega-headphone. With each purchase of the Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones. Currently, they are retailing for $149.95 at the payapmusic Store. The non-charitable version of the Solo HD is retailing for $149.95 as well.
The Good: Great sound reproduction. Rich and balanced bass/treble/midrange. You can easily hear the difference between highs and lows. Inclusion of the ControlTalk cable extends the functionality for iPhone & iPod users. Design aesthetic is top notch. Bass reproduction is not super deep and overwhelming that it drowns out the rest of the music.
The Bad: Tri-fold design is still a bit flimsy. After many hours of wearing they can start to become uncomfortable. The high price may still be a hindrance to some.
Folding Design and Touring Case
Solo HD'ss three-way folding design makes packing up for storage a breeze. Plus, the included touring case features rugged construction for enhanced protection of your headphones.
Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calls and Online Chats
ControlTalk's built-in mic lets you talk hands-free on your iPhone or music phone. It works with online voice or video chats on iPod touch or iPhone
Control iPod and iPhone the Easy Way
ControlTalk gives you on-cable playback control of your iPod or iPhone, including pause, next track and volume.
Scratch Resistant Glossy Red Finish
Beats Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition feature an attention-grabbing, red high gloss finish.
Monster Clean Cloth
Keep the gloss high with the ultra-soft cleaning cloth, featuring germ controlling AEGIS? microbe shield.
One Year Limited Warranty
What's In The Box
* Solo HD High Definition On-Ear Headphones
* Monster Headphone cable with ControlTalk?
* Travel case
* Monster Clean Cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield technology
* 1 year warranty
Why headphones from payapmusic are cheaper than the authentic?
For most Monster fans, it is well know that Monster set up OEM factories in Guangdong and Shanghai in China. From special access, payapmusic gets the same wires and chips as those of authentic Monster products from the Shanghai OEM factory, and then assembles the new headphones. From the outward appearance and the acoustic effect, they are the same as the original ones. It performs very well on the low frequency, linear extension and active bass. In appearance, it is blameless! However, for the suspicious or buyers who pursue authentic products, please think carefully before the purchasing. Thank you! Headphones are available on first-come-first-served basis as payapmusic has a day limit quantity of sale as 50 pairs. Monster does not give many orders to the OEM factory every week, so Studio and SOLO HD is less in storage. Thus, please just pre-order if you need, we will ship out the order as soon as we get the products.
We strongly recommend customers going to the Apple shop or Monster Beats shop to try the original headphones before ordering from payapmusic.com. Buyers can also invite experts to test the acoustic! This is just to prevent any unnecessary quarrels for any acoustic deficiency issue. Well, the buyers have the final say. It is not much helpful for us the seller to say how good the products are, right? If our headphones are not as good effect as that of the original ones, we will accept customers' return sincerely. There might somone asking that why some other online shops sell the same products evern cheaper? Here, what I would like to say is, please do not compare our payapmusic products with those less quality headphones. There are only us payapmusic produces the 1:1 copy of monster beats by dre studio and solo HD headphones. Our materials and accessaries are the same as the original, our cost is much higher and the outward appearance is perfect. And, we have a limited production of 50 pieces every day. While the less quality products in other shops, the outward appearance is very rough with big crack; the leather is fake leather with poor permeability; it is easy to break and the acoustic effect is very bad. Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones of payapmusic use fully enclosed design, which is has excellent sound insulation. With soft leather ear cushion, it is very comfortable. Its sound is rather low pass, performing well in descending, intensity and elastic, keeping up with fast and close rhythm. It is very suitable for R&B, Hipop, Rock and electronic sounds users. If interested in the Beats headphones, customers could purchase on the online shop payapmusic.com or in the pro shops. However, we are confident! Nothing is good or bad but by comparison!
For delivery and return: we promise all our headphones are Factory Products (that means, made of original wires and chips). To prevent the case that some buyers might return the low-price and low-quality fake products to us and get our good payapmusic products, we will take the photos of our real products before the shipment. Before the delivery, to make sure that the item is perfect, we will listen to the songs of Black Eyed Peas with the headphones. All products will be packaged with protection films, so the headphones do not damage easily in transit.
Tips for Using Headphones:
1. Choose high quality headphones
2. Try to keep the volume between 40db ~ 60db ( like the volume of normal conversation, better be soft and not harsh ). Do not turn up for exciting seeking so as to avoid biting the ears and damaging hearing.
3. After listening for half and hour, take down the headphones and let your ears have a rest. Do remember not using for long time.
4. Do not wear headphones to listening to music when riding, driving or walking, so as to avoid accidents.
5. If appearing unpleasant symptoms like dizziness, earache, occlusion and so on, stop using headphones for a short time and be sure to get plenty of rest.
6. If appearing tinnitus ( like cicada crying, whistle, metallic sound and so on) or progressive reduction in hearing capacity, must go to the ENT to have a check and get the treatment in time. It is very importing to prevent deafness.
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