These Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 MJW32AM/A on-ear headphones feature a compact, foldable design for easy portability. The included RemoteTalk cable lets you take calls and control music with most iOS devices.
It's like mini Studio
Posted by: Parkis from: California, CA on
I just purchased mine on release date. I have been using my original Solo hd for couple years so I was able to compare between original solo hd and Solo2 in terms of sound and built quality. Solo2 was noticeably improved over original Solos. I would say price is still too high but I am pretty satisfied with this improved Solo2.
36 out of 41 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Chancegator from: Gainesville,Fl. on
This is my second set of Beats, first was Solo HD's. Sound is much better balanced, you can hear mid-range , just the right amount of bass. Better construction, fit is a little snug.Really brings the music to life!
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ishtiaq from: New York, NY on
I've used all the beats in the beats line from headphones to earphone to speakers to car and laptop audio. I think i can say im obsessed with beats. I have every beats product up to date. Therefore i was able to compare all the beats headphones. These headphones are great. They focus more on sound than bass. Why would they do it? Well believe it or not with a little less bass and more sound quality these headphones are amazingly great. The only problem i have is the comfortably. After a very short period of time these headphones tend to hurt your ears. Maybe it's just me. But other than that for the price these headphones are perfect.
26 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Everything is amazing
Posted by: Platypus from: Elmhurst, NY on
This product is very good for a second edition of the solo, this is my first pair of beats and i'd say its not that bad, the solo 2s look way better than the first ones. If you are someone with glasses, the cushion is very comfortable so it wouldn't really bother you. Overall the product is very good and the only downside is the price.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Lenny2013 from: Baltimore md on
Nice headphones. I also own a pair of solo hd and a pair of studios. These are my favorite. Sound as good as the studios and do not need batteries. New style is nice too compared to my solo HD.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Best headphone outhere
Posted by: messi10 from: york,pa on
This is an amazing product the beats solo 2 is amazing its so much better than the old solo at everything.
17 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BMack from: on
I read all the positive reviews for this headphone and I see lots of people wearing them at my gym. Decided to buy a pair of black ones as they were on sale. Went out to my car and tried the headphones. The sound in the right headphone did not work. Went back in to the store to exchange and the second pair had the same problem. Tried a 3rd pair and you guessed it, the same problem. The employee tried it on his phone and it didn't work either. I knew Beats had a reputation of being overpriced for what you get, but had heard how much better these new headphones were. Glad they didn't work out the box and saved myself the $200.00, instead of them malfunctioning a couple months down the road. Would give this a zero rating if possible. I've never felt inclined to write a review, but felt compelled in this case.
17 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Style? Check, Sound? Check.
Posted by: 1111 from: Los Angeles on
These are so super stylish and sound amazing! Perfect on the bus, airplane, car, office, gym, wherever. They also stay on your head really well even while running. The way they isolate sound is SO much better than the original solos, it's not even a comparison. The color matching cable is tight too.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Buyer beware! Extremely poor quality headphones.
Posted by: Bones65 from: on
The headband broke 2 weeks after the warranty expired. Took them to Apple Store for repair or replacement, thinking Apple was a responsible company that had a warranty grace period, like quality companies do.
The "Genius" said they throw them out instead of repairing them and give you a refurbished set.
The "repair" cost: $180.00!
This is significantly more than the street cost of a new pair!!!! And for an easily replaced, $1 part for which they no doubt would charge $50 if sold alone.
Turns out broken headbands is a common problem with the Beats headphones. Dr. Dre was a marketing genius, but only in the sense he was able to build cache on his name and charge $200 for a low quality, poor sounding headphone worth $25 at best.
What a bunch of sucker sheep we consumers have become.
Now that Apple owns the company, it is treating the product like it was sent from heaven for us by the Almighty Steve Jobs. Maybe they are trying to make back the money they lost by buying the brand in the first place.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Surprisingly good sounding
Posted by: Dretlaw from: Central California on
I ended up buying the Beats Solo 2 five days after taking home the Bose Sountrue OE (I also posted a review of the Bose). The local BB continues to ignore its broken Beats headphones display music apparatus, making sound comparison a no go. I was quite happy with the Bose but kept wondering how the Beats Solo 2 sounded. I knew the only way I could be fully content with my Bose purchase is to go back and get the Solo 2 and REALLY compare the two. This is my very first Beats headphones as I was hesitant in jumping the ubiquitous Beats headphones band wagon. In addition, after watching and reading many reviews of Beats headphones, I was concerned that the bass would overpower the rest of the music. Being an owner of a few Bose products, I am quite surprise to say that the Beats actually sounded nearly similar to Bose Soundtrue OE in sound emphasis and quality. I really, really like how these Beats headphones sounded. Bass is fine tuned and balanced with the rest of the instruments and vocals. Mids and highs are also crisp and strong. I can confidently say that the Solo 2 was musically engineered to cover all genre of music, not just hip hop and rap. Also, I love the design and various color palette which now echo the look of the Beats Studios. Alas, I could not give these headphones a perfect score. Unfortunately after 5 minutes of listening to music with the Beats Solo 2, both my external ears began to ache. Compared to the Bose Soundtrue OE, the Solo 2 is designed with bigger ear cuffs and a much tighter squeeze. I found myself continually readjusting the headphone every 5-10 minutes to relieve the pressure on my ears. Although the ear cushions are soft, I don't think I can wear the Solo 2 for extended periods of time. With the ear cushions being larger (compared to Bose OE) and hollow in the center, the pressure is mainly concentrated/pressing on the outer part of the external ear. This may or may not be an issue to a lot of Beats fans and buyers. Mayybe designing a full ear cushion like the Bose would have made a difference. With Bose Soundtrue OE, I can barely tell have them on after 2 minutes and I have gone hours with them on. This is the only reason why I couldn't give the Beats Solo 2 a perfect score. Sound quality wise, I am really surprised how great it sounded and really enjoyed my music as equally as with the Bose. In all reality, choosing which headphone to purchase is based on preference: cool and modern vs classy and exclusive. Price of the Beats is $199 vs Bose $179. Either way, you can't go wrong.