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Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones - Neighborhood Collection - Brick Red-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 10945 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    new, clearer sound, but not worth the price tag

    Posted
    Tank2278
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    I wanted Beats since they came out, but they've always been pricey. I got an Apple Watch to run with and I hate in ear because they always lose the seal, which loses the bass (I tried a lot). I loved my old Sol Tracks, which were in line with the old Beats Solo, but cheaper. I wanted the Sol Tracks Air, but the Air model was discontinued after Sol was bought out. Then I found the Beats Solo3 Wireless on sale! I bought them and was immediately disappointed. It seems Beats has finally caved to the constant self absorbed professional whiners that Bose is better, so they dropped the bass and made everything super crisp and clear - too much so, I'm afraid - rap, hip hop and dance don't sound right to me, and the "equalizer" is almost flat with a slight lean toward treble. It was hard to hear the once famous bass from this brand on a lot of songs I loved, especially at lower volumes. The wireless pairing was awesome, but I had a lot of trouble turning them off. I had to look up how to turn them off to be sure I was trying to do it right (I was), and then I had to look up how to reset them to turn them off! This happened a lot. They bounced a little when I ran. The band is heavy, so when I did anything at the gym that wasn't vertical, they were sliding back and forth. When I was mowing the lawn, they fell off! These would definitely be worth a shot for the self proclaimed audiophiles who never made their own music of any kind, but they aren't for active listeners. Also note, they took a light drop and not only did the finish scratch, but the housing lost a large chip, much like an unprotected iPhone, but these do not have a case option for wearing around like the iPhone. For $300 ($220 on sale when I tried them) I expect a headphone I can do anything with for years, not just wear at a desk! Why else would you buy a wireless headset? After trying a few more brands, I bought a discontinued pair of Sol Tracks Air online and I like the full sound with constant tones at any volume with any genre.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Criserzz

    Yeah these look cool, the sound is better than average. Too much bass for my taste but I bought these to workout with so it doesn't matter. They are comfortable and sit well on the head, and battery life is amazing. What I don't understand is when you pay $300 for headphones why they give you such a cheap flimsy and tight case. It's hard to get the headphones in and out because it's such a tight fit. When I received them they were so tightly packed that the right ear cup is completely smashed/ dented and doesn't lay right on the ear. They don't even sell a better case option on the site. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep these yet. I'm not sure if it's even worth the sale price. Or maybe I'm just picky, but $250/$320 with tax is a lot of money for something with just good sound and a horrible case that actually ruins the product instead of protects it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    Posted
    Chris
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    I was very excited about this decade special edition, they look great! I love the look but sadly the sound is not that good, they said is all about the sound, is all about the bass... but is not, even I’m an Apple lover I have to say this headphones are not for me, also they hurt my ears after 45-60 minutes. Pros: Battery life Great Look (for me) iPhone connectivity Bad: They sound ok but nothing special, at least for me. They hurt my ears.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Solo Beats 2 were much better.

    Posted
    Shrimpsdad
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    Really a shame because I just wanted to buy the older solo wireless 2 from Beats. The new solo 3's are okay but the hype is so overrated. They are supposed to have 40 hours of play time from one charge. The problem I had is that they would not stay connected to my smart TV. You had to do the set up twice each and every time you wanted to connect. I though ti was just that specific pair of headphones so I returned them and got a new pair. Same problem. Why fix something that wasn't broken. The Solo 2 are fantastic. You simply push the power button and they are connected. Whole process takes 20 seconds. The solo 3 took three minutes each and every time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A premium price without the premium

    Posted
    Manny
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    I wouldn't say my overall experience with Beats by Dre was bad if it wasn't for the high price. When one spends so much one has exspectatioons of quality, durability, comfort, but with Beats the only premium element you get is price. These are the 2nd pair of Solo 3 that stopped working in less than a week and the 3rd from the Solo Wireless line. They sounded good but at that price they should sound amazing. If these were brought down in price considerably you might have something but this will be my last purchase of this product at this price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Open Box - Cheap but Dirty

    Posted
    Maddy
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    I bought these headphones as an open box item from the store. I should have checked them before taking them home. On opening, I noticed they were extremely dirty in the earpieces although they were marked as being of excellent condition. Best buy associates were very rude when I tried to return the dirty headphones the next day. As for sound quality, it is OK but the noise suppression is not even close to that of SONY or BOSE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    Posted
    Povmx311
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    I don't know how to rate these. I would like to rate Best Buy first. We bought these and then returned them because they did not work at all. Would not sync would not charge. Looking at the packaging these were opened before. Returned. Paid extra for a different set. Guess what. Went to sync them and a someone else's name came up. These has also been used before. If I'm paying 300 for something it better be brand new. I will not buy from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Average

    Posted
    AverageConsumer
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    Good headphones? Not for everyone. Sound quality not bad, but not stellar either. Yes, these are good headphones, but not great headphones. And definitely not worth the retail price. Ear cups were too large for on-ear headphones, and the headband was too tight to wear for more than five minutes. Heat is also an issue if you are working out, or it's just a warm day. I'd say try a pair, if they work for you, great, if they don't, don't keep them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and painful

    Posted
    ShewbZ
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    When i first purchased this product, I had high expectations. I love beats headphones however, these ones are not as great. The sound quality is decent and does not pack a punch. The material is fine, but starts to hurt terribly after just 20ish minutes. I ended up returning the product and purchasing BeatsX, which sound incredible and cost much less (i know they are earbuds, but they are great).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sweaty and huge

    Posted
    80517mkb
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    Nice headphones. I can see why people like them. The purple is a cool color. I do like them but you can't wear them for working out or when it it warm out. Forget wearing them in the summer. The whole area gets sweaty and the headphones get all gross. Also they are too big and fall off my head so I can't wear them for running or training. I pretty much just wear them around the house for hands free calling.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality not match price

    Posted
    chemilan
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    The sound is great but the quality of the phones not so much, expected more especially for what they cost. The sidebars start to get loose after awhile, just not snug enough. It won’t happen right away but I used 4-5x a week for a month (for gym) then it loosened up further with time. By that time Best Buy wouldn’t honor the return and said I had to go through manufacturer. Very unhappy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable

    Posted
    RaeRaeGamerGoddess
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    I am probably the only person to regret purchasing these headphones since they are a big trend, but I regret purchasing them. They were super uncomfortable and ridiculously overpriced for what they are. I have only used them once and couldn't even wear them very long. I have since sold them to one of my friend's who also found them to be uncomfortable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Okay sound, but terrible battery

    Posted
    BLB62z
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    I rarely get one hour of use from these headphones before the battery dies. I charge them overnight, they indicate being fully charged, and 45 minutes later, they’re dead. I then plug them into my iPhone to continue listening, but what’s the point of getting wireless headphones if I have to do that? Already seeking another brand, and I haven’t had these a month!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sub par quality

    Posted
    Pistolero
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    Since the company was purchased from Dr Dre, the quality of these headphones has gone to the dump. There's no longevity to these. The earphone cushions detach easily, started losing sound from one of the speakers and the overall quality sucks. The company should have remained with Monster cables as before. I will not buy their products again and do not recommend them at all

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Returned because of discomfort

    Posted
    hli362
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    I had high expectations for this but it failed me really hard. I don't understand why such a beautiful headphone can be so tight that you wanna smash it on the floor after using it for about just 10 mins. The sound quality, well, it is beats by apple. I ended up returning it because of the extreme discomfort. And I am happy that I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not very comfortable

    Posted
    GrannyT
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    Don't let my name confuse you, I'm not that old. With all the hype I expected more, but was very disappointed. I found that I couldn't wear them with my glasses, they hurt. I wasn't`t impressed with the sound either. I returned them and got Bose instead. I am very happy with the new Bose. 5 star to Bose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    Shaun312
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    These broke after 2 months of less than moderate use, thankfully being an Elite member I can return them. I had high hopes as the pairing was super easy and the sound quality was decent, but the build is not worth the premium you pay. Switching to BOSE

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    eqjunkie829
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    I tried these out the other day and returned them almost immediately. They seemed to sound better in the store but when I hooked them up to my pixel 2 they sounded like garbage on most every type of song. I picked up some Sony headphones instead and have been much happier with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    sucks on anything ither than iphone

    Posted
    beto

    i use to love beats always had them. but now if you dont have an iphone just go for any other brand. the bluetooth wire less SUCKS big time if you have any other brand instead of iphone. so save your money and get something else really dissapointed had to return them and got bosse

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They died

    Posted
    Scout
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    31 days they quit working ( died) and had to be returned. I had the choice send back to the factory for a repair, money returned or get s new pair. After talking to the Geek Squad I got the Bose Headphone. Not as pretty but for that amount of money I would rather have quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend