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High-def sound from Beats

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.

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.

Product 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

Beats Solo® HD Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

and the beats go on

Written by: marcruck from Roanoke , va on January 6, 2014

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

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

Beats Solo® HD

Written by: Anonymous from Darlington Pa on December 27, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

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.

Beats HD Solo are great!

Written by: John from El Dorado Hills, CA on December 26, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

My daughter loves these headphones! Has not taken them off since Christmas Day! Her favorite gift.

Pros: Compact and light.

Cons: Cost...

Great everyday headphones

Written by: from Charlottesville on December 17, 2013

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

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

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • White 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

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


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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