Hear your music in high-def

Don't rely on those tiny earbuds that came with your smartphone. You know they can't deliver your music with explosive power like the Beats Solo HD headphones can. Rediscover the bass response you've been missing with these hard-hitting headphones. Each earcup features titanium-coated drivers that make your music come alive, offering detailed highs and mids along with the extended low-frequency response Beats is famous for.

Built-in controls for smartphones

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®. It also works with most Android™ and BlackBerry® devices, allowing you to play/pause music and take calls. 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. Stow them in the included case and tuck them into a backpack or purse when you're on the go.

Product Highlights:

  • titanium-coated drivers deliver deep bass and detailed highs and mids
  • folding, on-the-ear design
  • soft leatherette earpads ensure long-lasting comfort
  • 54" removable cable with in-line remote and microphone for use with Apple®, Android, HTC, and BlackBerry devices (features may vary)
  • carrying case included
  • weight: 6.3 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Beats by Dr. Dre® Solo® HD Reviews

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Beats by Dr Dre

Written By Figureskater, Stillwater,New York on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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

Frequency and bass response was the determining factor to buy. The highs are also clean and crisp. The build is also very good as the quality of the speakers. Noise reduction is a misnomer, only if your in a sound booth. I wear these when figure skating, so quality and the ability to take shock and drops was a concern. They meet all the criteria.

Pros: Bass, frequency response., and build quality

Cons: price and if the company did away with the fancy box, the price could be lowered.

Beats by dre

Written By Bwaters, Baltimore, MD on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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

Great sound quality, as soon as I put them on I feel like I'm in my own world. Very good product! I would highly recommend this site to friends! :)

Awesome Beats!

Written By Dee, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, February 16, 2015

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

The most comfortable headphones for kids and adults. Sound quality is outstanding and the cool colors make them more fun.

Pros: Lightweight Great Sound Good Price when on sale

Beats by Dr. Dre

Written By PamL, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, January 05, 2015

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These have really good sound quality. Comparable to Bose. With the price reduced for Christmas and the Crutchfield points I redeemed, I saved more than half the original price. My purse and my teenager are happy.


Written By mmria, santa ana 92707 on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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

These are the best headphones ever! I cant say any more than that! Theyre just grrrrreat!


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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


Written By rubylexy1, Johnson,ks on Monday, July 08, 2013

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Thanks again my daughter loves them

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.

Terrible quality

Written By Paul, HOuston on Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Bought these for the wife for Christmas. She opened them and they were fine the first night. The next day, the audio was garbled. On her iPhone, my iPhone it didn't matter. You couldn't hear the primary audio channel. The background and music were clear but the foreground singing was muffled or silent.

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: These were garbage.

Beats by Dr. Dre® Solo® HD

Written By Anonymous, florida on Saturday, December 22, 2012

everything is perfect on this headphone- except for the static noise on each on the ear phones when i have to adjust or tap each headphone while i'm using it. Crutchfield quickly replaced it to a new hp with the same problem and i recommend them to evaluate the product themselves. i'm waiting for their results or i will have to inform beats electronics.crutchfield did a super job in replacing the item in 2 days after i notified them with the same problem.

Beats Solo HD

Written By rsg, Rota, MP on Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Cool crisp sounding device, you could really hear the difference once you put it on.

Cons: None so far, I just hope that I wait for a while till they put it on sale, I just hope that I can still avail of the discount price as of today.


Written By Jacob L, Redding, CT on Thursday, November 08, 2012

I got these for my birthday and i listen to them more then i have ever listened to music before. They are GREAT! they are comfortable, cool and much more. They block out sound pretty well but if that is the main reason you are buying them, you might want to look into Dr. Dre's studios. They are a great neon green too. Overall they are AMAZING!!!!!

Pros: Great sound, Amazing beat, Great color, very cool, very comfortable,

Cons: NONE!!!!

New Color

Written By TheBowie, Bronx,NY on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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I owned the beats studios and solo HD before, they were good but wasn't planning on getting anymore. Then i saw the new colors for the solo HD's and i couldn't resist. The color looks good and at first i thought the bass was lacking compared to the regular solo HD's but it got better over time. worth getting if you have the cash.

Pros: Sound, Style ,Color ,Bass

Cons: Felt small at first.

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What's in the box?

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  • Beats Solo HD on-ear headphones (Matte Black)
  • 54" Cable with in-line remote/microphone (right-angled 3.5mm plug on one end and straight 3.5mm plug on other end)
  • Soft carrying case
  • User's Guide
  • Information to consumers sheet
  • Warranty Information booklet
  • Beats product line 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 6.3 ounces
Cord Length 54"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Beats by Dre Solo HD headphones feature a sleek design, a reflective "b" logo, and are Drenched In Color with a new matte finish. These on-ear headphones come with a 54" color-matched straight RemoteTalk cable, and a black soft carrying case. The Solo HDs are flexible and durable, but lightweight, weighing in at 6.3 ounces, so you can wear them every day for long periods of time.

High Definition Sound: The Solo HD headphones have titanium-coated drivers which bring out all of the details of your music, with clear, crisp highs and deep, powerful bass.

Comfort Design: The Beats Solo HD headphones have a flexible curved headband with soft padding to give you a comfortable fit. The angled earcups match the shape of your head and ears to provide a more natural fit and better sound transfer. The earcup padding is covered with a breathable material that dissipates heat and minimizes sound leakage. The earcups are hinged so they can be folded for easy storage in the included soft carrying case.

Folding Design: The headphones have hinges on each end of the headband, allowing you to fold them for storage in the supplied soft case.

RemoteTalk Cable: The included color-matched 54" RemoteTalk straight audio cable features an in-line microphone/3-button remote control. The remote is fully compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The outer buttons control volume up and volume down, while the center button controls phone calls, music playback (play/pause/next track/previous track), and accesses voice assistance (Siri). RemoteTalk is also partially compatible with Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices (volume up/down, play/pause music and answer/hang up phone calls).

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