Rock out to lush, powerful sound with these Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 MKLE2AM/A headphones, which connect to your Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 30' away. Padded, pivoting earcups and an ergonomic design provide comfort and a stylish look.
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The best wireless bluetooth over the ears!
Posted by: syrcle from: on
I did some extensive research and tried out a bunch of different headphones. My criteria was that they were wireless bluetooth head phones, and after reading a lot of bad reviews initially on the Beats headphones, I was pleasantly surprised how awesome these sounded. They sounded better than most if not all that I tried out in the over and on the ear category. They offer pretty suffiecient noise isolation, and the highs, mids and lows were the most balanced. I hear that these newer Beats are loads better than the previous models, which sounded like garbage. For those that are learey about using Beats, these are incredibly good, and are now much more reasonably priced then when they first came out, so I think they are worth it.
I would almost venture to say that I preferred these over it's big brother the Beats Studio Wireless. I found the Studio Wireless Headphones to be too bassy and found the Active Noise Cancellation distracting and seemed to effect the overall balance of the sound. I also felt like it helped in low frequency noise outside of the headphones, but other than that, did not provide any more noise cancellation.
I felt the Solo 2 Wireless headphones provided balanced sound, great low end bass (and I like bass), clear highs and mids, and good overall noise cancellation without the high frequency active noise cancellation....
The other plus to this headset over the studios is that if it runs out of batteries, you can plug the aux cable and continue to listen to them as regular wired headphones. The Studios, you can't. When the Studios run out of batteries, they go dead and there's nothing you can do about it except charge them up.
Get these Solo 2 Wireless headphones. Apple/Beats made huge improvements and I was a hater before.....
63 out of 70 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Taytay66 from: on
I bought these for my boyfriend a couple days before his bday, so he opened them a week later, 10 after opening them (and using a few times) they stopped working! He didn't even get to use the battery completely, we charged them and when he turned them on they showed they were full battery and turned off a minute later. I called Best Buy and because I'm a couple days off the 15 return policy they didn't care and wouldn't help me at all. I looked this problem up and everyone is having this problem, even with complete new ones like myself. Will never buy from Best Buy again. I worked at countless stores and the managers always worked with customers on exchanges like this to keep their customers happy. They didn't even care one bit.
66 out of 80 found this review helpful.
Posted by: UnhappyCustomer from: on
I purchased this item in June, and within 2 months they would no longer hold a charge. I returned them to Best Buy, and they sent them off for repair. They repairs were complete in 2 weeks. When I got home, I discovered my headphones had been replaced with a refurbished pair. They weren't even the same model. I went back to Best Buy and they explained this was common practice. Since these headphones have been sold for almost 3 years, there's a possibility I traded my 2 month old headphones for a pair that's been refurbished 3-4 times over the last 3 years. God only knows how many different people have sweated all over them.
44 out of 53 found this review helpful.
Rose Gold Beats Wireless
Posted by: DevMom from: on
These headphones were purchased to replace my Bose headphone that I use while working. The color matches the rose gold on my iPhone and iPad perfectly. They also sync to my Apple devices seamlessly.They are easy to take on the go as they come with a carring case. They are a bit pricey however the quality makes them worth the price. They have excellent sound quality. Battery life is excellent. I used them for 12 hours straight and they still had juice left.
30 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Good wireless headphones
Posted by: commonsense8909 from: on
Been using these for about a week or two, so I thought that it was enough to give my review.
Wireless - work well on android phone. I can pause music from the headphones themselves. [haven't tried to make a call with the mic on the headphones though, but it's possible]. Cable with inline mic is included if needed to go wired.
Battery life - they claim 12 hrs, haven't used it completely but it has lasted a long time, which is good. Can go wired if out of battery and cable provided for charging.
Comfort - I wear them for a long time at work, and i find them pretty comfortable. They don't push on my head too much, but I still recommend a break here and there.
Sound - They sound ok, but they don't sound as good as my Beats Mixr. It almost sounds like a lower quality audio file at some points. It's more noticeable on lower volumes it seems.
Leak sound - I work in an office so i like to have my volume high so I don't hear people chatting or talking loudly, unfortunately at high volumes, sound leaks so people around you can hear what you're listening to.
Overall, they are good and I recommend them if you're ok with the cons I mentioned.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Wireless Music Reinvented. Beats vs Bose
Posted by: ipadloverr from: on
I bought this at the flash sale which came out to $161! what a deal! Now i know not many people are fond of Beats and their quality of music but to be honest, if you are just an average consumer..this is good enough. I dont need or want some crazy ugly black headphones especially if you love traveling in fashion like me. I love designer products such as bags and jewelries.I have a gold ipad air 2 so the gold beats matches my ipad. The quality of the solo 2 has changed tremendously. back then you couldn't even pay me to use beats headphones not only because of the bad music quality but also it looks so tacky with those bright color shiny headphones that looks disgusting when theres fingerprint marks all over it (my husband has the beats studio 2.0 shiny headphones).
The bluetooth is very strong! i have not had any issues with the bluetooth quality of my music unlike with JayBirds BlueBuds X where the music quality was a bit choppy and there would be times where there was a 5-10seconds lag and my music would stop or stutter. I ran around the house with the beats and there was NO interruptions.
I have tried other headphones but they were simply too bulky & big for a woman who is 5'5 and 120lbs. I looked at the Bose headphones but the quality didnt seem very sturdy. they were made of cheaper plastic and would come off even if i move my head around (not good if you use it for walking and traveling!).
I have compared Beats Solo 2 Wireless with Bose SoundLink On Ear headphones prior to writing this review. My mom has the Bose SoundLink so we compared both side by side.
The Beats Solo 2 Wireless also sounds better when using the wire rather than the Bose SoundLink headphones. This is a very known issue and if you ask me, I would choose a product that can provide the same quality they boast about even using the wires. Compare next to each other, They have the same audio quality but the only difference is the Beats Solo 2 Wireless has more bass focusing on the instruments while the Bose Soundlink On Ear has less bass but more focusing more on the voice. Both headphones are good but it really depends on what kind of genres you like to listen to. I listen to Hip-Hop, EDM, House, & other genres that has more bass so I personally prefer the quality of Beats than Bose.
Beats is also better if you are going to use on ear headphones at the gym. My mom used the Bose SoundLink On Ear while i used the Beats Solo 2 Wireless and she complained about how the Bose kept coming off even though she wasnt doing heavy movements while the Beats stayed on my ear even while doing cardio.
Both Headphones also has some audio bleeding.
Before buying this Headphones, I had the Jaybirds Bluebuds Earbuds and i returned it. Frankly, that earbuds has so much bad reviews of it not being durable and even though they were like heaven sent if you are a gym rat like me, I cannot see myself spending $130 for a earbud thatll only last me few weeks or few months. not to mention, they hardly stay in my ear.
And yes, i dont think this product is worth $299. The amount I paid for should be the appropriate amount they should sell. they are not worth more than $150 (I paid $161 including tax) but so is the Bose SoundLink which costs $249.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Good sound quality, but over-priced
Posted by: OmarC from: on
When it comes to the Solo 2 Wireless, the average person putting on this pair of headphones probably would come to the conclusion that they are a pretty decent sounding pair of on-ear headphones. Which they are, they don't sound terrible by any means. But the fact still remains that there are many pairs of headphones available at the same price point and cheaper that feature better sound build quality. Don't be fooled by the advertising, if this pair didn't have a Beats logo on the ear cup, they'd probably only cost $100.
I've been reviewing tech products for over 7 years and have reviewed over 800 products. About 70 of those items were headphones.
15 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Really nice on-ear bluetooth headset!
Posted by: Mike from: Orlando, FL on
So far I have purchased three bluetooth headsets from BestBuy in order to find the one that I like the best. They are Beats Studio Wireless, Beats Solo2 Wireless, and Bose Soundlink OnEar Wireless. Here's what I think of each and which one I kept :
Beats Studio Wireless
- Gorgeous headsets. Really. Love the colors.
- Comfortable, though not Bose QuiteComfort comfortable as they have heft. These are over the ear so they are not in the same class as the on-ear I later describe.
- Super easy to use with visual battery indicator and software for Mac/PC to change bluetooth name, show charge, and update firmware.
- The noise cancellation isn't that great. As a matter of fact if you are already in a quiet environment and/or listen to soft music (classical, new age, space, etc) you WILL HEAR HISS. Not good. If you listen to any music that is busy all the time and loud (pop, rap, techno, etc) these are SUPER headphones with the best sound for wireless.
- Bluetooth connectivity was a breeze for my iPhone and MacBook Pro.
- I returned them because I couldn't stand the HISS in quiet environments and you can NOT turn the noise cancellation off.
Beats Solo2 Wireless
- Small compared to Beats Studio and lighter. Same battery visual indicator and MAC/PC software to change bluetooth name and update firmware. Very cool.
- Super sound for such a small set of wireless headphones. The sound is geared a little more to pop,rap,techno as the mids were not as pronounced during smooth jazz tracks. Great presence though.
- Cushions are large and placement on the ear is not critical. The cushions are also firm and block outside noise, but the firmness is a drawback since there will be pressure on your ears that will be noticeable after awhile. The great sound can make up for it, but I did have to take 1 hour breaks from it.
- Bluetooth connectivity was a breeze for my iPhone and MacBook Pro.
- Overall great on-ear headphones for anything but smooth jazz, classical, or any other type of soft music (it's still good, just not great) BUT I couldn't handle the heft and pressure on the ears compared to the Bose so I returned them.
Bose Soundlink OnEar Wireless
- Super light weight with speaker cushions to die for. Yes, they are like little pillows on your ears! Wearing these for an extended time is NO problem (just like the Bose QuietComforts can be worn for hours on end without notice).
- The sound is bright, crisp, clear, and with a sound profile that is more "flat" than the Beats. The bass is clear and tight, but not for those who are die-hard bass fans. With a little EQ you can get the bass up but I was plenty pleased without it.
- Did I mention how light and comfortable these are? Plus 3 more hours on a charge than the Solos2 Wireless?
- Bose case has compartments for cords where the Solo2's do not.
- Bluetooth connectivity was a breeze for my iPhone but a little bit tricky on my MacBook Pro. Sometimes it's hard to connect to my Mac, but never an issue to my iPhone. One other neat feature of the Bose is the ability to connect to two device simultaneously! So cool so you don't have to do a "switch" between your two favorite devices.
- I kept the Bose since overall the sound is much more refined for a wider spectrum of music (which is my taste).
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jovigirl from: on
Compared these to the Bose wireless and these just have a better sound. Only complaint is after a prolonged period they start to hurt my ears.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
A honest and informative review
Posted by: NiMH from: on
These headphones do produce good sound quality. Although not the best in the market, they are decent but the wireless technology is nothing new. The sleek design helps in its marketing. It easily fits with the visual aesthetic of Apple products. Unfortunately... Their craftsmanship is very poor. While pretty to look at, I find they sit just a bit too snuggly for extended wear. Whether you're an audiophile, gamer or just overall using them to lounge about in; you'll find yourself adjusting them frequently.
Next up is the constant disappointment in physical manufacturing. These headphones are meant to be powerful, compact and sleekly designed. With that said; you had best not fold them as they were designed to do. As with all headphones, wires are still used to connect the power supply to the speakers. Constant bending of the headphones WILL cause the wires to eventually break or become disconnected. At which point (if you're unlucky like me) you'll have to have them replaced and shipped back to the Apple repair center in Sparks, NV. That is a free process if you are still under warranty. (Just as an FYI, I bought mine in February 2015, and had them sent for this very reason in July of the same year just 6 months after purchase.)
The next thing to talk about is battery life. When fully charged the battery will last throughout most of the day (about 12 hours) without needing to charge a second time. Should that fail, you can still use the company supplied 3.5mm headphone conductor plug. Although that seems self-defeating and possibly one major reason of having purchased a set of Beats Solo 2 WIRELESS headphones in the first place... It's still a great back up. I found that there was no difference in audio quality or playback. Actually, if anything, the microphone on the audio jack conductor plug was too sensitive. I found that I easily overlooked that. What isn't easily overlooked is the constant Power Button malfunctions. (You can google this later if you want.) My Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones had this very problem as well. Another 6 months after receiving my refurbished pair in July 2015 from Apple's repair center in Sparks, NV. You will be required to keep your Beats up to date with the latest Firmware/Software, and possibly have to soft reset them if you have this problem. At which point, if you still cannot turn them on, you will have to send them in.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure that your warranty is kept up to date. If you're asking yourself, "Why?" My answer is this; should you have to have them fixed or replaced (and your warranty runs out just days before the faulty issues arise like mine did) you will be asked to pay a fixers fee BY APPLE for $129! Nearly half the price of the manufactural defected merchandise.
I've learned my lesson, having been through a set of Beats Studio and Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones. I keep mine in darn near perfect condition and in my honest opinion when it comes accessories such as this... If it requires a secondary extended warranty, don't buy them. Go get a pair of BOSE, same quality (if not better) audio, definitive comfort for extended wear, superior noise cancellation and they will replace them if there is a manufactural defect regardless of how long you've had them. All this and a price point is the same if not less expensive. I'm no spokesperson, but I really hope I've been able to help you make a wiser decision. Even if you still buy these headphones, you will get good quality sound... Just not a well-crafted piece of technology. Thanks for reading.