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Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo® HD

On-Ear headphone with in-line remote and microphone (Sour Apple)

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Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo® HD

by David Brown

High-def sound in a rainbow of colors

Experience all your music in high definition with Beats Solo HD, available in an assortment of colors. These hard-hitting headphones give you crisp, detailed sound that brings your music into sharp focus. Two titanium-coated drivers in each earcup deliver precise mids and highs along with deep, distortion-free bass that has the power to move you.

Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone

Built-in controls for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®

A remote control and microphone built into the headphone cable let you conveniently answer and end calls, control the volume of your calls or music, and pause, play, or skip through your songs with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. The high-quality mic and sound-isolating design of the headphones work together to let you hear and be heard clearly.

The Solo HD sports a compact, lightweight folding design that makes them easy to take along anywhere. Both flexible and durable, these headphones offer a comfortable fit while standing up to the rigors of travel. Beats even includes a carrying case for safe storage when you tuck them into a bag, suitcase, or jacket.

Highlights:

  • 2 titanium-coated drivers in each earcup deliver deep bass and detailed highs and mids
  • folding, on-the-ear design
  • soft leatherette earpads ensure long-lasting comfort while sealing out external noise
  • 52" removable headphone cord with in-line remote and microphone for use with iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®
  • carrying case and cleaning cloth included
  • weight: 5.64 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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On-ear
Earcup Type
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Closed
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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Not Given
Sensitivity
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Impedance
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Weight
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Cord Length
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52"
Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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Yes
Volume Control
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Yes
Built-in Microphone
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Green on-ear headphones
  • 52" Detachable headphone cable with inline mic+remote (terminated by a straight male 3.5mm connector on one end and a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on the other)
  • Zippered carrying case
  • User guide
  • Warranty information
  • EU recycling directive information
  • Beats by Dr Dre product brochure

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Features

Tri-Fold Design: The Beats Solo HDs are compact, lightweight and ready for your active lifestyle, gym work out, or frequent travel. The tri-fold design allows them to fit into the included compact carrying case.

Natural Fit: Soft, on-ear cushions comfort your ears and form an acoustic seal that keeps the sound in and noise out.

Inline Remote/Mic: The Beats Solo HD's cable has an in-line remote control and microphone. The remote is compatible with select iPods, iPhones, iPads, and other brand phones (functionality varies by model for brands other than Apple). With the remote you get on-cable control of your music, as well as easy, high quality hands-free phone use. You have quick-access music playback control without having to dig for your iPod or iPhone. Plus, the high-grade microphone and high-resolution, sound-isolating headphones combine to let you hear and be heard more clearly than with your cell-phone to your ear.

  • Music: Volume up/down, Play, Pause, Skip forward or backward, and search within a song
  • Phone: Answer call, End call, Reject call, Answer call waiting, Volume Up/Down

iPod/iPhone Compatibility: Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad compliant and compatible with the following models (as of August 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Audio Playback Music Control Mic Phone Control
shuffle 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y Y N N
4th Y Y N N
dock connector 3rd Y N N N
clickwheel/color screen 4th Y N N N
mini 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
video 5th Y N N N
classic 1st gen-80/160GB Y N N N
2nd gen-120GB Y Y Y N
3rd gen-160GB Y Y Y N
iPod nano 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y N N N
4th Y Y Y N
5th Y Y Y N
6th Y Y Y N
iPod touch 1st Y N N N
2nd Y Y N N
3rd Y Y Y N
4th Y Y Y N
iPhone 2G Y N N N
3G Y N N N
3GS Y Y Y Y
4 Y Y Y Y
4S Y Y Y Y
iPad 1st Y Y Y N
2nd Y Y Y N
Note: Only the in-line remote is incompatible with other iPods, MP3 players, and phones. Used only for listening, the Beats Solo HDs are compatible with any iPod, iPhone, and most other devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
 
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Beats

Written By Keith, Arvonia, VA on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Only one side worked out of the box. Christmas present so you can imagine!
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5 out of 5

and the beats go on

Written By marcruck, Roanoke , va on Monday, January 06, 2014
 
best gift we gave this Christmas. my son loves them. I used them with my Ipod and it was great
Pros:
easy to use, fun to wear
Cons:
doesn't have the flip option
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5 out of 5

Incredible Sound!

Written By Deborah, Kempton, pa on Monday, December 30, 2013
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AMAZING!! Sounds like you are in the recording studio. When placed on head in off position you can hardly hear a sound around you . They are incredibly comfortable and look GREAT!! My daughter has not taken them off since Christmas morning. I want a pair for myself. BEAUTIFUL!
Pros:
Gorgeous, Sleek, Great Sound, Carry pouch, Not one Con
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo® HD

Written By Dan C, Charlotte, NC on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Great product for my daughter. She loves it and has used it from the day she got it.
Pros:
lightweight
Cons:
Don't work very well with the Iphone with a case
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1 out of 5

Item did not work

Written By Ben236, Florida on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Item was defective and returned. The sound for voice was like an echo
Pros:
Very easy return with Crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo® HD

Written By Anonymous, Darlington Pa on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Nice item but cord needs to have design change to work better with Iphones.
Pros:
Great design.
Cons:
90 Deg. plug on cord does not work well with I-Phone. Wont plug in all the way with case on phone.
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4 out of 5

Beats HD Solo are great!

Written By John, El Dorado Hills, CA on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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My daughter loves these headphones! Has not taken them off since Christmas Day! Her favorite gift.
Pros:
Compact and light.
Cons:
Cost...
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4 out of 5

Great everyday headphones

Written By Bob.mc, Charlottesville on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
 
Comfortable over the ear headphones that are well made, comfortable for long listening sessions, and definitely cool. Was able to pick up at a great price in store on black friday . A steal of a deal
Pros:
Light weight. Comfortable . Good sound
Cons:
No Noise cancellation feature, could use better bass reproduction
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5 out of 5

excellent product

Written By Skippy, Putnamville, IN on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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I was skeptical of these for a long time.I thought that they were just overhyped because of the DrDre name on them. I tried a friends on and immediately had to have a pair. the solo HD isn't the top of the line beats I know but they are still amazing. If your using them with say an iPhone or iPod or Android tablet or something like that make sure you get an equalizer app to really appreciate just how good they sound. The factory eq presets on devices just don't do them justice.
Pros:
Great sound, great quality, awesome product.
Cons:
Ears kinda sore after wearing for hours on end (6.5 hrs on an airplane) but what in ear or over ear headphones aren't.
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5 out of 5

Issue Resolved

Written By Anonymous, Naperville on Friday, November 15, 2013
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The first pair of Beats Solo headphones that I received was defective, specifically the sound was muffled. I immediately contacted Crutchfield customer service and was given hassle free return instructions. Upon receipt of my returned package, Crutchfield immediately shipped a second pair of Beats Solo headphones. I am 100% satisfied with the sound quality of the replacement product as well as the prompt response on behalf of Crutchfield to resolve my issue. The entire transaction took 7 days.
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4 out of 5

Beats solo

Written By Brax bomb, Sevierville tn on Saturday, August 24, 2013
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Great bass and good overall great for kids and teeager
Pros:
Coolness factored great bass
Cons:
Over priced
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5 out of 5

Beats Solo HD

Written By JimC, North Wales, PA on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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Sounds great! Look great.
Pros:
Sound. Cool factor.
Cons:
Price.
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5 out of 5

beats

Written By rubylexy1, Johnson,ks on Monday, July 08, 2013
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Thanks again my daughter loves them
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4 out of 5

Good Buy

Written By RA, new york on Friday, June 21, 2013
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I have been using this headphone for 4months now.
Pros:
1. good built, stylish. 2. good sound great bass and very clear treble
Cons:
despite sufficient padding i cannot wear it for more an hr.
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