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Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

On-ear headphones with remote and microphone (Black)

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  • Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

    Black

  • Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

    ControlTalk remote & mic

  • Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

    Folded, with case (black)

Item #: 119SOLOCT
 

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Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

by James Ralston

The big sound of Beats, in a lightweight design

These stylish headphones deliver accurate, hard-hitting sound, but they're light enough to wear comfortably for hours. Noted hip-hop producer Dr. Dre created the Beats headphone line to reproduce the music the way he knew it should sound. Beats Solos bring out the the bass, treble detail, and dynamics in your music, and they sport a compact on-ear design for listening just about anywhere.

Folded for travel

Built-in controls for iPod® and iPhone®

ControlTalk

A remote built into the headphone cable lets you control music playback without having to dig your iPod or iPhone out of your pocket. You can even answer calls on your iPhone hands-free, thanks to the in-line microphone. (See "Hands-on Research," below, for a list of compatible iPods and other devices.)

Made for on-the-go listening

The Solos fold down to a compact package that's easy to carry — take them with you for gym workouts or trips out of town. The removable headphone cord uses gold-plated contacts at both ends for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

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Highlights:

  • folding, on-the-ear design
  • plush earcup padding helps seal out external noises
  • in-line remote and microphone for use with iPod® and iPhone®
  • 52" removable headphone cord with 24k gold-plated miniplug connectors
  • anti-microbial cleaning cloth included
  • 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 On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight Not Given
Cord Length 52"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • 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 other end)
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Carrying case
  • Monster Product brochure
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 962002" note

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

True Dynamics: The Monster Beats Solo with ControlTalk can reproduce the true dynamics of today's music with deep bass, clear midrange, and undistorted highs.

Natural Fit: With Solos, you feel the music, not the headphones. Plush, on-ear cushions comfort your ears and form an acoustic seal that keeps the sound in and noise out.

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

ControlTalk: With the built-in ControlTalk remote on the Beats Solo headphone cable, you get on-cable control of your music, as well as easy, high quality hands-free calling. You can enjoy quick-access music playback control, like volume, play/pause and tracking, without having to dig for your iPod or iPhone. Plus, the high-grade mic and high-resolution, sound-isolating headphones all combine to let you hear and be heard much more clearly and conveniently than you could with your cell-phone to your ear. ControlTalk offers the following music and phone functions.

  • Music: Play/Pause, Skip/Previous Track, Volume Up/Down
  • Phone: Answer/End, Decline call, Call Waiting, Volume Up/Down

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Monster ControlTalk function is compatible with the following Apple iPod and iPhone models (as of December 2010).

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 80GB Y N N N
120GB Y Y Y N
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 Y 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

Note: Requires latest iPod/iPhone software update. The remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (120/160GB), iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone (3GS/4). The remote (only) is also supported by the iPod shuffle (3rd/4th gen). Volume controls are not compatible with the iPhone (2G/3G). Audio is supported by all iPod models.

Detachable Headphone Cable: The headphone cord is detachable and terminated on each end by a 24K gold-plated male 3.5mm connector for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

 
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Cecil, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
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Once you go Beats, everything else is defeat(ed). I switched back in my in-ear headphones and they failed in comparison. The noise cancellation is a big plus factor, also a safety risk. Comfort is the only down side long period of listen tends to hurt my ears because they are being pressed against my head, but that's expected. Overall, these headphones are the (Expletive):D
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4 out of 5

Good Bass sounds

Written By ifmpeb, Fairfax,va on Friday, October 26, 2012
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Very nice headphones. Bought for my son. If you like Bass they are for you. They are strong on Bass not as stong on high notes. The are very durable which is great when giving headphones to a teenager that goes through headphones like water. Price point of under 200.00 is good as well.
Pros:
bass sound, build quality, look and feel, comfort
Cons:
price, high notes
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5 out of 5

Happy Customer

Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Thursday, May 24, 2012
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First time using your website and I am impress on how fast the delivery was, and better yet, the price! You where the only ones who had better deals than any other websites. Not to mentioned big companies, there prices are way to high.. My second purchase coming soon :)
Pros:
Unbeatable prices!
Cons:
Wish I had more oney to spend!
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Anonymous, Puerto Rico on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Good prices
6 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Christmas gift

Written By Debi, Alabama on Monday, January 23, 2012
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Earphones have a great sound...no outside noise interferance with these! Christmas gift for my grandson and he LOVES them! I was so impressed with Crutchfield's fast service! I ordered them one morning and received them by mail the following afternoon. In addition, Crutchfield was a little less expensive than other places I'd shopped and they offered free shipping! Great combination!
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2 out of 5

Muddy

Written By David, Altoona, Iowa on Friday, June 10, 2011
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I'm VERY disappointed in these headphones. They pack some bass punch, to be sure, and the highs are there, but there is absolutely no midrange whatsoever. Everything sounds muddy and muffled, as if underwater. I don't like them and would not recommend them a bit.
4 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Rose, boston,MA on Saturday, May 14, 2011
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bought them for my boyfriend and he is obsessed with them. never puts them
down. awesome gift.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

beats dr dre solo

Written By mark, gilbert, az on Friday, May 13, 2011
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as always fast delivery. the head phones are awesome. i had the bose ear buds
and thought they were good. solo's blow them out of the water.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats Dr. Dre Solo

Written By Cajun Comic, St Martinville, LA on Sunday, April 10, 2011
 
WOW! These headphones are FANTASTIC. From one end of the scale to the
other is crisp and clean. I even wear these when I am mowing the lawn and
using the weed eater. If it weren't for the vibrations of the machines, I couldn't
tell that they were running. It totaly negates the outside noise. Now, can you
do something about hearing my wife!? haha
14 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Kevin, Syracuse n.y. on Friday, April 01, 2011
 
Great sound!!! I have tried other ones in this price range but these were far
better sounding then the others...I'm very happy with them..
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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Love em...great sound and look pretty cool too!
2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Kim

Written By Kim, MN on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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I bought these for my son as a gift. He loves them!
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Shellrocker, San Marcos Tx on Friday, February 04, 2011
 
The sound clarity on these headphones are unbelievable. The bass is amazing with these
head phones. The best thing is that they are not huge and very comfortable to wear. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a quality set of headphones!
6 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Love Crutchfield

Written By Maria, Altoona, PA on Monday, January 31, 2011
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First experience ordering from Crutchfield and it was a great experience. Customer service was second to none. I thought I ordered too late to receive by Christmas but received my own gift when the headphones arrived on Christmas Eve.

My teenage son loves the headphones. He started a trend on the basketball team after he wore his Dr. Dray's to the game the day after Christmas. The next game following nearly the entire team was sporting headphones!

A++ for satisfaction.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By lisa, state college,pa on Monday, January 24, 2011
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Bought the Dr.Dre headphones for my son for xmas. He loves them. I also love them i
have to get a pair for myself. The sound clarity is great.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo

Written By Anonymous, Troy, NY on Monday, January 17, 2011
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Great, but they seem to be to thin and feel as they are going to snap off when I adjust
them on my head.
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