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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones - Gloss Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11051 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

    Quite impressed

    Posted
    keenfrenzy
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    I went into this purchase somewhat skeptical because of the reputation that Beats headphones have for being very bass-heavy or muddy. I read a lot of reviews that said the Solo3 had a much more balanced sound, so I decided to give them a try. Wow. These headphones sound great - much better than I had anticipated. There is still a punch to the bass, but it is not nearly as muddy or overpowering as I had expected. I will say that if you plan on listening to a lot of classical or jazz, these may not be the headphones for you, but for anything upbeat like pop, rock, hip-hop, r&b, these cans are pretty great. They do get a bit uncomfortable after extended wear, as the pressure that keeps them nice and snug on your ears also tends to pinch the top of the ear a bit, but I've read that this will relax over time as you break them in. The battery life is incredible. I bought the headphones in early March and nearly 2 months later, I've only charged them maybe 4 times. I bought these specifically for a trip I had to take for work, and I didn't end up needing to charge them at all on during my week-long travel. Wireless performance is fantastic - range is great and pairing could not be any simpler. Full price is a little steep, but so far, I feel like they've been a worthwhile purchase. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Black Friday Deal

    Posted
    ROboT
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    I was looking for a pair of headphones that I could use in my home because I’m not a fan not being able to hear what’s going on around me when walking in the street but with the Black Friday pricing these were perfect.They are comfortable but may feel heavy if you are used to wearing earbuds.The cushions are nice and soft and the head band feels of a good quality.(not indestructible but not cheap either).Sound is good but I wish there was more bass.I found videos on YouTube to change the equalizer settings which added some bass but dropped the volume of the vocals.I would have to turn the volume up past 50% to hear the quality I was expecting at a lower volume.The battery life is great ! I can use them for hours without charging it and when you need to charge they charge pretty fast.$299.99 is too expensive for these $209.99 made it worth it.Bluetooth seems great I can walk throughout my whole apartment without them cutting in and out.I wish the case was a little harder But that’s just me being picky.You have to take your time putting them in because the headphones just clear then case .Thats all I got for now hopefully they last a long time(fingers crossed).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Them!

    Posted
    Jane
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    Very impressed. I was a little hesitant to buy given the price point, but I'm very glad I did. From the airport to the gym to home, from music to movies to TV, these are great, versatile headphones. The sound is very balanced, and I love that when watching a movie or TV, there's definitely a surround sound effect. Like most Apple products, controls are very intuitive (mostly from the left ear cup). The weight is enough that they feel secure on your head, but still unobtrusive. I wasn't sure how I'd feel with on-ear vs. over-ear headphones, but these are very comfortable, even when wearing glasses and earrings. Apple's W1 chip makes pairing these with any Apple device a snap (literally takes under ten seconds), and pairing with other devices is easy as well. At 40 hours, battery life can't be beat. I'm not sure of the max distance for the Bluetooth connection, but I did try leaving my phone upstairs while I did housework downstairs, and I heard no difference in the music. As for aesthetics: these are very attractive. The design is simple and not too flashy. I bought the rose-gold color, which is more of a goldish-copper. Definitely not too pink. My mom has the red, and it strikes the right balance between fire-engine and cherry red.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From Bose to Beats

    Posted
    Rysuka

    I have used Bose for years, but recently got the iPhone 8, which has no headphone jack. I have tried Bose newest wireless headphones, but they hurt my ears, and I have on old pair of sound link wireless on ear headphones but they start to hurt my ears after a while. I am not a fan of the over ear headphones because I look weird and the noise cancelation starts to hurt my ears after a while from the pressure the noise cancellation feature adds. I bought some AirPods and I do like them for use while I am at home, I have to use ear hooks with them so I don't bother using them in public places out of fear that I will lose one. Ive had beats on the past but always the ear buds never on ear or over ear. I have to say, I do like these a little more than Bose, and definitely more than AirPods. I like these headphones because I get noise isolation, I like that it comes with the W1 chip so I don't have to pair it to all my devices, it's already recognized. and I love these because they don't hurt my ears while wearing them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound Quality is great! But...

    Posted
    VegasNoobe
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    My wife and I have each have one of these and we love the sound quality. The battery life is excellent. It lasts about 12 days of regular use of 3 to 4 hours. Also, the reach of these are beyond expectations with good quality and near zero drops. We have had a couple of issues though. Since we have two of these, sometimes if I'm in the same room as my wife an turn on mine, hers will immediately stop playing and can be difficult to get connected to her iPad again. I thought it was just an hers, but I had the same experience a couple weeks later and had to reboot my iPad to get it to recognize my headset again. It's annoying and we can't figure out the problem. Also, I seem to have trouble getting it to pause with some of my audio books and it will skip forward or backwards. It's been difficult to find the sweet spot I need to just pause it with some applications. It would be nice to have a physical groove or something to help me find it. Also, when you're wearing the on-ear headset with glasses for a while it can hurt the ear. But this is my fault for choosing this style verses the over the ear version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love These Beats!

    Posted
    MichaelT
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    Up until I got these beats, I wasn't much of a wireless headphones kind of guy. I had always had issues with bluetooth and it was frustrating, not these. When Apple bought the line of Beats, they did an amazing job. Still great sound but what you also get is amazing battery life. I think I have charged them a total of 3 times and Ive had them since August. So pretty fantastic. The beats are comfortable and stay secure even during running. So great for workouts. Only issue I had was with Zoom program on a Mac I was trying to hear my professor for lecture and the sound didn't work, however, not sure if this was a software issue or a beats issue. I was just hoping I could use it in this regard Other than that, they are perfect. They seem durable and I'm hoping they last a very long time. The build seems to be made of a plastic, but a good plastic that has some flex and durability, they don't feel like they will break unless its significant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great battery life, very modern sound, MSRP pricy

    Posted
    nerbo
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    This is the first and only set of Beats cans with good sound (all prior Beats cans are far too overdriven, IMO), but also the first set of wireless cans with PHENOMENAL battery life and zero connectivity issues. 40 hour battery life is no exaggeration, and the amount of distance you can go from your source is incredible with no chop or stutter. As on-ear headphones go, these are also very comfortable cans, albeit with the usual caveats of more sound leakage versus quality over-ear cans. Again, the Beats sound is not for everyone, but is particularly well-tuned to modern music, hip hop, electronica, and most things produced in the 90's or later. It's not audiophile best quality sound, but it is very good sound, witj great midrange, only slightly overdriven lows, and only slightly muted highs (classical music listeners will probably not be pleased, but most other listening is great). The headphones also fit snug and comfortably during active workouts without being jostled around or coming off your head, which is a big plus. Overall, these are great cans for around $200ish, but don't pay $299 MSRP, because they're commonly found cheaper and they aren't quite $299 caliber sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big bass, good sounds and a glitch

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I already own a set of Beats wired Studio headphones and Bluetooth Powerbeats so I am familiar with the brand. I purchased the Solo 3's as an extra set of headphones for the gym or watching tv. The sound from them is good and very clear. You can definitely hear the separation in the different instruments. The bass can be somewhat over powering depending on your EQ set up. My only issue with these are that I sometimes have a difficult time shutting them off. You are supposed to hold the power button down for a second or so and they should shut right down. That doesn't always happen. Sometimes when I hold the power button down the headphones will disconnect from the device but will not shut off. The power lights will just continually flash. I have had to try and retry to get them to shut down. It has only happened a few times but if it continues then I will bring them back to apple for sure and get them fixed or replaced. Over all they are a very comfortable and good sounding set of headphones. You won't be disappointed with the sound quality. If you don't like a lot of bass then hopefully you have an EQ on your device or phone to change the setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not strong enough for everyday use.

    Posted
    LoriWatler

    The sound is good but after a few months the hook that goes over your ear broke. I called in a warranty exchange, Apple had me send in my product only to tell me it was my fault and would not be covered. I did finally speak with someone that agreed to exchange them because I had a second pair of powerbeats that the audio was not working. Here we are, 7 months later, and the hook has broke again. Apple will not replace them a second time. Save your money because the craftsmanship is simply not there. My son has the solo beats 3 and his are coming apart near the on the ear piece and no sound comes out of this side either. Also my other son has a pair of solo 3's and near the head band they are coming apart. Apple says this is not their issue because their engineering has put them together. They do not care that the quality is not there and they are not durable enough for everyday use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 1 year. Repair cost same as replacing

    Posted
    WoodyWoodchuck
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    I purchased these a little over a year ago and was initially happy with my purchase. Then a few days ago the left side started cutting out, intermittently at first, now frequently. I contacted Apple about out-of-warranty repair and was told repair would cost about $10 less than buying a new pair. I am extremely disappointed that a headset that cost this much broke down in only a year. To be told that a repair will cost the same as a replacement set is outrageous. Needless to say, I will be replacing my Beats headphones with a different brand. Stay away unless you don’t mind spending a small fortune for a set of headphones that the manufacturer regards as disposable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    Posted
    Tree84
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    Of course you are always skeptical when you see the price, but let me tell you, if your an athletic person, or just basically love music and are always listening to music or constantly losing or going through headphones, this is for you and so worth the investment. I have no more hassles at the gym with worrying about wires or adjusting the uncomfortable in-ear headphones constantly, or the wires always ripping out of your ears when your doing floor workouts/yoga!! Its true freedom and really changes the way you listen to music! There is not one issue I found other than if your using them at the gym they will get sweat on them. They are comfortable and stay on your head they didn't move at all when running. Totally tunes out all noise and other gym music and screaming kids jk. Easy set up, connected to my SG Edge 7 quick and easy. I charge it simply and quickly on my HP laptop. I purchased the rose gold ones when they had the online deal took me a long time to finally purchased them but I am so happy I did! Thank you Best Buy and Dr. Dre!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound! No Noise Canceling?

    Posted
    GMart
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    I will readily admit that we bought these headphones for my girlfriend as she did not have a pair for when we travel. We currently own a set of the original Bose Quiet Comfort headphones, a pair of Marley Rebel BT's, and one pair of JLAB Flex BT's. The Beats Solo 3's I would say have some of the best sound out of the three. They are lightweight, and very comfortable on your head. Overall I would say that the usability of the headphones is good as well, given that there are some very difficult headsets to figure out what buttons are where and how to pair it. The one complaint that we have is that these are not noise cancelling headphones. I am sorry but the sound is not that much better than the JLAB Flex's which are $100 cheaper and have a noise cancelling feature. In conclusion, these are a wonderful set of headphones that lack a single feature that would put them well ahead of other offerings. At $250 they should have the noise cancelling feature at this point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Beats - Liking it!

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    tmeidinger
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    Bought these on sale. For the sale price I am very satisfied with the headphones. This is my first pair of beats headphones and I am really liking them. At MSRP I am not so sure I would have bought them but for the sale price I feel they are reasonably good. The sound quality is pretty good in my opinion. In fact, better than any other phones I currently own. Better than my $250 Turtle Beaches by far. Apples W1 chip is simply amazing! I own a Pair of AirPods as well and the connectivity and range is simply astounding! (I am using them with Apple products, iPhone 7, Mac, iPod and iPad) Durability remains to be determined. They have some heft to them making them feel like a quality set, but we will have to see how they stand up over time. I am completely satisfied with the sound quality. Are they going to compete with a $400 pair of SENNHEISER's. No. Do they sound really good? Yes. Battery life and wireless range are phenomenal (Thanks to Apples W1 chip). Would I pay full MSRP? Not likely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    Posted
    fatLip00
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    had these headphones for a month now, and they actually are really great headphones. are they $300 great? eh not so much. sound is very crisp and clear; bass is good but not as powerful as I thought they would be, but I love bass so I had high expectations. ambient noise is minimal when these are on. sound can get pretty loud when on wireless and connectivity is awesome. after the first pairing, once headphones are on and Bluetooth enabled, headphones are connected within seconds. battery life is really nice. I have only had to charge them once in a month and I use them 4-5 times a week. sweat isn't much of an issue as I thought it would be. the cups to get sweat on them but I make sure to clean them after every workout. even when sweat is present, these do not fall off my head when doing bent over or lying exercises. they do well for runners as well. I've worn them sprinting and they never moved. overall, I would recommend these but try to find them on a deal somehow, I wouldn't pay full retail for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dope Beats

    Posted
    Gewch
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    I picked up the new Solo3's for a couple of reasons - the most important...battery. I'm no audiophile and there are better headphones out there - in fact the sales guy pointed me towards the Bose, but for my needs, these new Solo3's were exactly what I was looking for. I listen to mainly EDM and they don't disappoint. The pairing process is slick and they instantly showed up on my MacBook, Watch, iPhone, and iPad. The Gold color is a perfect match for my phone and watch, but let's talk about what make these stand apart from any other headphones - battery. They were charged out of the box, but I put them on the charger for good measure. The battery lasted me through two international flights and cleaning the house when I got back. The battery is still at 76% from the first charge. I watched 15 hours of Netflix and listened to 16 hours of music. The battery alone makes these a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Beautiful Design

    Posted
    CMarieC
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    I was in the market for on-ear headphones. While earbuds are convenient, every pair I’ve ever owned falls out of my ears, no matter how big or small the earbuds are. Despite the surprising amount of negative reviews I’ve seen across the internet, I decided to go with these. I’m so glad I did! The sound is fantastic, volume range is awesome. I like the fact that I can wear them wirelessly or wired as well. The battery life on these is incredible, too! If you care about colors and like to go for stand-out styles (as I definitely do), I chose the Satin Gold, and it’s quite classy. To me, it seems more “rose gold” than the Rose Gold colored headphones themselves (it’s not as “pinky”). It’s a very unique color and style. I love the matte look with shiny details.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy these!!

    Posted
    Lainee
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    I wanted a headset that I could wear while doing chores around the house. I bought the Bose QC35 first. The Bose made the bass in my music almost nonexistent and on top of that my ears got kinda sweaty. I used the Bose to watch a movie as well and they really shined in this aspect. I like to hear bass in my music so the Bose went back to the store. I purchased these cans next and all the online reviews about them are spot on. The Beats have fantastic audio quality and the battery life cannot be beat. It syncs up beautifully with my iPhone. The only thing that bothered me at first was his tight they fit around my head. I did some research and found that if you left then cupped over night around the box, it will help with the breaking in process and will no longer hurt. It worked like a charm. I also don’t like the case it comes with. It’s very very tight fitting and I feel like I’m about to damage my headphones whenever I put them away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Over Hyped

    Posted
    Otto
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    I bought these headphones for travel. I put them on for an hour while streaming some music from my mobile device. Not only were they terribly uncomfortable, the sound quality was just plain poor. I went ahead and took them back the next day to my local best buy, which was a seamless and efficient experience. I then purchased the Bose Soundlink II. Its unreal how much different these two products are. Its night and day. The full ear coverage is key both to comfort and noise cancellation. There is no comparison to sound quality either.. Until Apple gets its act together, I will never even stare in the same direction of a Beats product. Hope this helps make your decision and save you some time in the long run. Cheers

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless headphones for multitasker

    Posted
    Kelz
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    I originally bought these because I was sick of my cords getting tied up while working out at the gym. And for the simple fact that everyone at the gym had them, especially the body builder/weight lifters. Another perk is I love the rose gold color as my iPhone is rose gold. Now let’s get to the quality. It’s amazing. Maybe too amazing to really explain. I have three kids and I use these headphones to do the dishes I don’t hear anything, the dishes, water, or garbage disposal. I also use them to hear the Bible app read aloud as it’s so sound proof if allows me to focus better with the headphones. It was one of the most costly investments I’ve made this year but def worth every penny. I thought I’d use them just for the gym but I also use them to talk when I’m busy and don’t want to hold the phone. The wireless mic makes it easy to talk and hear someone. So it’s multi purpose and serves as a Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but pricey

    Posted
    Brit
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    I’ve had a few different beats type headphones but this is the first on the ear one of this brand I’ve purchased. I was lucky to get them on sale because I would not have paid full price for them. I like the sound quality and volume, great for hitting the gym. My main issue is they aren’t very snug on my head. They are at the lowest size and if I lay down for bench press they move. This makes running a nuisance as well. Another thing I think would be nice would be showing the battery percentage on your phone so you don’t have to try to look at the lights. Overall they were a good purchase on sale. Still wouldn’t pay full price for them though.

    I would recommend this to a friend