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Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo
On-ear headphones with remote and microphone (Black)
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Item # 119SOLOCT | MFR # 129424-00
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Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre™ Solo by Crutchfield's 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.
Built-in controls for iPod® and iPhone®
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.
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.
What's in the Box:
- 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
- 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
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2-5/16" x 2-5/16"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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|
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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