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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones - Defiant Black-Red (The Beats Decade Collection)-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11329 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the outdoor-goer

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    Blondern
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    I was hesitant to drop some serious cash on headphones, but I've had these for just shy of a month and wear them every day for walking the dog and tanning by the pool. I can't quite give them 5 stars because I'm a girl and even the smallest size slides off my head when I bend over to sit down or pet the dog. But this rose gold that I was also nervous about wanting to look classy over trendy was right on point!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great beat

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    Ruthie
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    The bass of the headphones is wonderful and it connect very well with everything I own. They also shuts everything out when I have them on

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Constable

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    Jhonwild
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    It's the perfect earphones that I ever Had and the light weight it feels like you don't have nothing on it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight

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    Andres
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    Love these headphones. The only thing that bothers me would be when I'm on the phone using the wireless setting who ever I'm talking to can barely hear me. So I would have to use the wire. But otherwise the headphones are great and last a good amount of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a good product

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    ACollins
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    I got the headphones under retail so it made it easy to decide to buy them for 235. The pairing is really easy with iPhone 7 plus and the battery seems to last forever. I have the Bose QC35 and I switch between the two all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Bebe
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    This product is amazing I don’t hear nothing from the outside

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded, pleasantly surprised

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    Jasonmwa
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    Beats are products that people will either love or hate. Beyond all that I have enjoyed the products by Dre I've used. Heavy bass but over priced, in my opinion. That is why I only try out products placed on sale. Mind you, that's on sale and not refurbished. I've had a set of Solo2 wired headphones and wanted to go wireless. This set, in this color became ridiculously cheap (comparatively) and I didn't mind the color so I got them. I'm so glad I did! First, not surprising, the sound is basically the same between wired and wireless. It's the other features that make them amazing. Second, that range! While wearing these around the house I have lost my phone because the bluetooth range had me all over that I forgot where last I had my phone. My favorite feature is that, since Beats is a subsidiary of Apple the products are so integrated into the ecosystem. I set up these headphones on my phone and immediately every Mac, iPad, Apple device I have is also paired with them. All it takes is a quick click from a menu and the headphones switch from one device to another. Super easy and cool. Equally as amazing is the battery life. I have been using a set of Powerbeats which are so small and compact meaning only as much battery as could be fit in. These being larger there's more stored power. I have gone days without charging these, probably a third less than the Powerbeats (which weren't bad in the first place). There's a cable to use these as a wired set if the juice runs out but I don't think I've used it once. The worst part is that one may forget they even need to be charged. Microphone picks up voice well when on a call or using Siri. When I bought the Solo2 wired set I was not ecstatic with the purchase. These, I have no buyers remorse. There are a few caveats though. There are no skip or back buttons to control music. That was a let down. The worst I've experienced though is that they feel plastic cheap, particularly when tapping the button to pause/play and enable Siri. It's on the cup and right next to your ear. There's just a cheap click heard that ruins the overall high end experience. What I have found with the Beats brand is that if you're not stuck on a particular color you can find a set for a great price from time to time. These are my best purchase yet. Wireless is definitely the best way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alright sound quality, great wireless performance

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    Pablo
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    Let's get this out of the way: Beats (now owned by Apple) isn't going to win any awards when it comes to sound quality. That's not to say that these are bad but they definitely provide a sculpted, bass boosted sound signature that purists will frown upon. Personally, I enjoy the sound quality but wish there was a little more detail in the highs. The lows and mids come through quite nicely but the highs need a little work. They don't sound nearly as muddy as the older generation of Beats products. They do sound the same as the Solo 2 wireless headphones that preceded them. So, if you liked those, you'll like these. Rap, hip-hop, EDM, radio rock, dance, electronics, and pop music all benefit from the sculpted sound signature that these provide. Metal sounds OK but it would benefit from having the mids set back a little while turning up the highs. Some of the drums (mainly the cymbals and hi-hats) lose their detail with these. It's still very listenable but would benefit from more detail in the highs. I purchased the rose gold Solo3's for myself. I was initially worried that the color would be too pink but, in reality, it's actually more of a copper-brown color. I'm really enjoying the rose gold, these are some of the most stylish headphones I have ever used. I just hope that the white portions can keep their color and don't become dirty over time. The Solo3's have controls built into the left ear cup so that you can play/pause music, skip tracks or go back, fast forward and rewind, and bring up Siri or the Google assistant. The controls work nicely and I didn't have any issues with my iPhone 7 Plus or my Surface Pro 4. I do wish that the center button would bring up Cortana in Windows 10. I do like that the controls are sleek and hidden, you wouldn't even know they were built into the left earcup. I think it's a better option than what Sony, Sennheiser, V-Moda, Bose, and pretty much everyone else does (they normally have physical buttons on the sides of the earcups). Pairing with my iPhone 7 Plus was simple and easy. I simply turned the headphones on near my iPhone and they were automatically detected. I was able to pair them with my Surface Pro 4 but I had to follow the standard procedure. The W1 Bluetooth chip that Apple uses in the Solo3's provides a very solid experience. The range that it provides is unmatched by any other wireless headphone that I've used (I've probably gone through 25 different ones). I can have music playing on either my iPhone 7 Plus or my Surface Pro 4 and the headphones will work, flawlessly, all over my house and even outdoors. I was able to mow my lawn while listening to music on my Surface without the connection dropping out. That is really impressive and I have never experienced a pair of Bluetooth headphones with this kind of signal strength. My Apple Watch doesn't interfere with my iPhone either. I have used a couple of headphones where my Apple Watch would cause issues but not these. Apple really hit it out of the park when it comes to wireless connectivity. The Solo3's also have stellar battery life. I routinely get over 40 hours per charge out of mine. I normally listen to music 2 hours a day during the weekdays and I can easily get 5 weeks of use before I have to plug them in. That's not a big deal either. Normally, with wireless headphones, you would have to plug them in for a good 30-60 minutes before you would fill them enough to get you through a couple of hours. Not anymore. A 5-minute charge will get you a good 3 hours of playback, a 2 hour charge will completely fill these. That is truly impressive and beats every other wireless headphone on the market. Granted, these don't have noise cancellation and are on-ear instead of over-the-ear headphones. Still, it's rather impressive to go a whole month without worrying about recharging my headphones. Lastly, there's the comfort. A lot of people complain about these headphones saying that they aren't very comfortable and I guess they're right. At the same time, I haven't found any on-ear pair of headphones that are actually comfortable. Either they grip your ears tight and stay on or they are too loose and fall off, you can't have both. I had a pair of Bose SoundLink II on-ear headphones and they could never stay on. They were light but never gripped my head enough so the slightest of motions would send them off my head. The Solo3 headphones are the complete opposite. These securely stay on my head without issues. To me, this is fine and I would rather have on-ear headphones like this that stay put instead of adjusting my headphones every few minutes because they're slipping off. There's ample padding around the earcups and, honestly, I don't have any comfort issues. I am able to wear these for hours on end without taking a break. I'm not sure if my ears are just not physically sensitive, if I have a higher threshold for pain, or if reviewers are just being picky. These definitely don't clamp down on my ears like the Sol-Republic wireless headphones did, those would get uncomfortable to the point where I had to take them off every couple of hours. My only real complaint regarding the comfort is that my ears hurt while wearing these with sunglasses. That's the norm, for me, with on-ear headphones and one reason why I prefer earbuds. The Solo3's represent the first Apple-influenced headphones from Beats. Apple didn't change the design or the sound, both of which I was already a fan of with the Solo 2 wireless headphones. Instead they upgraded the internals of these headphones by using Apple's own W1 Bluetooth chip, which drastically increases efficiency and wireless range, and a slightly larger battery. I am surprised that Apple didn't switch these over to Lightning from micro-USB but I'm sure Android smartphone users are fine with that. These have a class-leading wireless range along with truly excellent battery life. The sound signature isn't for purists but these are fun to listen to. Bass is definitely boosted while the detail in the highs takes a backseat. I'm not sure if these are worth the $299 retail. At that price, I feel like you're only paying for the solid wireless technology along with the battery life. However, at Best Buy's sale price ($250), I think these are well worth it. My favorite color is the rose gold. It feels a little awkward listening to a band like Lamb of God through rose gold headphones but it works, the color doesn't affect the sound quality. My wife likes her standard gold pair of Solo3 headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love these headphones!

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    Neli
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    I've been waiting to purchase a good pair of beats headphones for awhile. When I came across this pair I fell in love and just knew I had to purchase it! As a Disney lover this is a must have for a part of the collection. The details are amazing from the headphones to the bag and even the special 90th edition birthday pin. The sound is amazing! Which it would have a bit more bass but still amazing quality and looks good on. The only thing is that they are a bit in the pricey side, but then again it's special limited edition so...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best sound and charge....

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    Face
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    These headphones have great sound quality and they stay charged for 40hrs which is so convenient they also charge quickly! The reason I only gave 4 stars is because they tend to make your ears hot since they sit on them causing them to sweat especially if your moving around and that can get a bit uncomfortable and you will have to eventually remove the headphones and wipe your ears off or let them dry which can be an annoying feeling.... but I still love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

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    Qpking
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    I got a previous version of the beats wireless headphones and it was good. When this thing was on sale, I got them right away. The sound of this new version is much better than the previous version. The biggest advantages for me are: 1) this thing lasts forever before you need to charge it. I traveled to asia and the flight was like 16 hours. I listen to both movies and music for the entire trip and this thing still have more than 60% left for battery. 2) it is very easy to sync it to any Bluetooth devices, even TVs. If you see this thing is on sale, get it. You won’t regret.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones, light weight, good fiting

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    Buck
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    I rated this product good. Not great. I think they could have made the ear muffs a little larger. I'm comparing this product against Sony's headphones that I previously had. I liked Sony's fit better. Dr. Dre is a good to excellent product, but you pay for the name.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones that connects all Apple stuff

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    Nella
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    I love the way the headphones connect to all my Apple Products, but they are tight and not as comfortable as the Bose that don’t connect to all my Apple products. The Headphones are beautiful too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent

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    Dman22
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    Bought these for the gym which deep down they are not truly designed for. Sound is good on these and not just heavy bass. Leather tote on the ear pads and they were not warranted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nephew’s favorite headphones

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    msann211
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    They’re good wireless headphones but this is his third pair, because the foam on the ears wears down rather quickly and no other warranty could be purchased, so there’s that...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect.

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    BigLex
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    These headphones are some of the best options, especially when they're on sale. They fold, include a case, are very light, don't apply excessive pressure on your head/ears, have superb sound and hold a long charge. The only thing missing in this series is a noise cancellation feature. Even if it isn't ANC just a NC feature by itself would help. Anyway when they're on sale they're very much worth it. Bought them for $169.99 on a deal of the day. I'd recommend JBL 65 series with noise cancellation over these Beats any day when they are not on sale. Hope it helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality

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    Nasro
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    Good quality but dropped it once and one of the ears become loose but luckily this device comes with a one year limited warranty so I took it to the Apple store for repair and got it fixed within a week .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They are amazing but the cushion was a problem

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    Bobbi
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    I’ve had my beats for about a year now and the work perfectly. They only thing is the ear cushion had to be pushed back in place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

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    JollyBee
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    Definitely a great headphone. Although if I were to change some things, I would change the case for it. Sometimes I feel like I have to jam it in to make it fit. I would prefer it to fit perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones

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    Rashon
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    These are good. Of course there are better but I personally didn't want to have huge headphones on so these were a good size to me. I DID NOT get the Bluetooth range everyone else is bragging about. Maybe it's just me or maybe everyone else is misjudging the actual distance they're truly getting in Bluetooth. I got about 100" feet before the music started breaking up and I needed to get back to my phone. I know this because I just had my fence installed and I just walked down the fence line. The bass is good as expected but I listen to rap and r&b mostly. I wasn't disappointed. I will say the price is to high. I would say these should sell for $200 not on sale. Other than that they're a good buy to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend