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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones - Gold-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11769 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

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    Edward
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    I love this headphones. Very confortable, great sound, incredible battery life, beautiful color and design. I've used pro reference headphones before, this are more on the "make sound better than it is" side, but are great for music, movies, and games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mickey Mouse and decent Beats headphones

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    ShawnB
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    Mickey Mouse and decent Beats headphones. I chose that title and describe these headphones as decent only because I wished they'd made this collaboration with the Studios. The overall sound quality is pretty good and the comfort equals. I love the design and the color. I am probably a little obsessed with Mickey Mouse so these were a must have. The packaging is also top notch. You will not want to throw the packaging away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great headphones

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    Chely
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    Sound is amazing Noise cancellation Is great (enjoy music and movies without any distraction) Love the color The battery life is incredible Only thing may be that it can get caught in hair I would honestly recommend it to friends and family

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats Headphones for my Granddaughter

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    Geri
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    She really enjoys her headphones and the color is pearlie and beautiful. She loves her gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bizarre Color Name

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    BBYreviewGUY
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    LOVE THE COLOR! The Box art literally doesn't have enough pigment to really show off how vibrant and great it looks! The product color is more of a Raspberry or Fuchsia. Nowhere near Red.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Rose Gold Color

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    911qtpie
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    Finally broke down and bought the headphones because of the limited edition color. Matches all the tech stuff I've, Love the Rose Gold! I've been wanting some beats for when I travel, I've heard only good things about the sound quality. Traveling soon, but so far I love them. I love the super fast charge.

    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'sn't 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've 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's really impressive and I've never experienced a pair of Bluetooth headphones with this kind of signal strength. My Apple Watch doesn't interfere with my iPhone either. I've 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've to plug them in. That'sn't 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's 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'ren't very comfortable and I guess they're right. At the same time, I'ven't found any on-ear pair of headphones that are actually comfortable. Either they grip your ears tight and stay on or they're 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'm 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've 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'm 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great audio quality

    Posted
    Miniemone
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    Love the color, quality audio and wireless Bluetooth capabilities

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Wireless Beats

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    Calvin
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    I love the rose color as it match my MacBook. The music plays beautifully and it cancelled out other noise around me. I really like that there are no cords hanging down. It was easy to set up and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Vs24242488
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    Awesome sound and beautiful purple color, got a a great price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful headset

    Posted
    RobH
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    Bought them for my wife, color is beautiful, sound is amazing. Battery life is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Donna
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    Awesome sound. The color is unique and so fresh looking! No wire makes these the best

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphone

    Posted
    Firo
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    The color is beautiful but the sound is superb. Charge is fast and last for hours. I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Am0618
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    Great sounding headphones and great looking definitely worth the money and the red and black color way is very nice

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the color

    Posted
    loveandsocial
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    Not going to lie. . my main reason buying these headphones was because they matched my phone well (both rose gold). I needed wireless headphones since I have the iPhone 7+ and it's easier to go cordless with it. I love the sound quality, the feel, and the look of the headphones - a little pricey but they're worth it to me

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless headphones

    Posted
    runtelldat
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    I bought these rose gold wireless beats for my grand-daughter, she loves them. The sound quality is excellent and the battery life is also wonderful. She loves the rose gold color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Headphones!

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    Yolie
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    Awesome, stylish, slender, fits great in it's case when not in use. Hooks up easily to my IPhone 7, has a long battery life. The Rose Gold is a real pretty color! I love the them, the quality of sound and the noise reduction is on point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love!!

    Posted
    Jai86
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    Great sound! Long battery life. Beautiful color!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best wireless headset out there

    Posted
    chechi
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    Bought it for my daughter loves the fast charging, color plus easy to carry in her backpack. highly recommend for teenager. sound is awsome. the only negative thing you can't purchase bestbuy protection. worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and good sound quality

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    EHStick
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    I purchased these earphones a month ago and must say they were worth the money! The earphones are a lovely Rose Gold color and have dials on the earpiece to turn the sound up or down and come with a wire if you don't want to go wireless. The ear phones also come with a nice portable case to carry them in.

    I would recommend this to a friend