Beats (Solo HD) RED Edition™

On-Ear Headphone with in-line remote and microphone

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    Tri-fold design for compact storage

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Our take on the Beats (Solo HD) RED Edition™

by Dave Bar

The new definition of amazing sound

Experience all your music in high definition with Beats Solo HD. These hard-hitting headphones give you crisp, detailed sound that brings movie soundtracks and music into sharp focus. Advanced titanium-coated drivers deliver precise mids and highs along with deep, distortion-free bass that has the power to move you. Plus, a portion of the profits from Beats (Solo HD) RED Edition goes directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

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

A three-button remote control built into the headphone cable lets you conveniently answer and end calls, control the volume of your calls or music, and pause, play, or skip through your songs. You can even take calls on your iPhone hands-free, thanks to an in-line microphone. The high-quality mic and sound-isolating design of the headphones combine to let you hear and be heard clearly.

Made for on-the-go listening


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Solo HD's compact, tri-fold design and light weight make them easy to take along when it's time to make the party progressive. Beats even includes a soft padded carrying case for safe storage when you tuck them into a bag, suitcase, or jacket. Plus, these headphones come with two removable cords — one with the in-line remote/microphone, and a standard headphone cable. Each cable offers gold-plated contacts at both ends for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.


  • folding, on-the-ear design
  • plush, leatherette earpads help seal out external noises
  • advanced proprietary titanium-coated drivers for precise sound
  • in-line remote and microphone for use with iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®
  • 52" removable headphone cord with in-line remote and gold-plated miniplug connectors
  • padded storage case included
  • 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
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?

Download owner's manual

  • Red 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

Our Product Research Team

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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
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 solo headphones

Written By Anonymous, Boynton Beach, FL on Friday, October 11, 2013
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Nice... Not worth the price...poor volume....have a 20 dollar pair just as good...
Pretty and fashionable. ..
Poor volume for the price...
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Written By Lamar m. Johnson, Dearborn, mi on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
These headphones are cool and the sound is great I wouldn't buy another brand!!!!
Sounds great!!!!
Kind of bulky....
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