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CNET AU says:

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In the end, we were keen to stop using these headphones because we knew they'd be biasing our hearing, which would then perceive even the most accurate headphones as having a tizzy top end. Which is a pity, because their build and practical nature was otherwise so very, very good. quote


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Critic reviews

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  • Sound quality
    4.6
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Comfort
    7.2
  • Noise isolation
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0

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7.8
37 reviews
7.0
CNET AU Oct 31, 2012

You don't get any more "street wear" than these Beats Audio cans, but great build and design don't mask a disappointing sound.

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8.0
iLounge Dec 15, 2010

Solo HD offers a better remote and mic, but also considerably less impressive audio performance at a lower price; it merits a limited recommendation to those who want the Studio aesthetic experience and are willing to give up treble and midrange performance to get it.

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5.0
TrustedReviews Feb 14, 2012

Realising quite how poor the original Solo headphones sounded for their money, Monster has improved sound in the Beats HD. However, it hasn't done nearly enough. An attractive design offering good comfort can't hide that their muddy sound cannot be justified at the price.

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6.0
LazBro123 LazBro123

I sort of liked these headphones when they were working. They were comfortable, but the sound quality was not that good. Too much bass and it overpowers the mids and the highs. Around 4 months later, no sound came out of the headphones. I paid $200 for headphones and they break? Also, these...

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7.0
MrShortFry MrShortFry

Not an awful lot to say besides the above points. I love the iconic styling of these headsets and I especially like the white with red accents. Voice quality from the built-in mic with my SIII is very clear, though the multimedia buttons do not seem to be fully compatible with my handset. After a...

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9.0
cherypie160 cherypie160

i'm not an audiophile, but as an amateur, these headphones are great. i was initially skeptical about these being another fad headphone by some rapper mogul trying to make more money, but after watching the documentary on why dr. dre created these headphones, i decided to give them a shot. i...

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8.0
teknique teknique

So far so good. Bought these on a business trip to Toronto when my Sony Studio cans broke. Been enjoying them ever since.

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9.0
KTBradford KTBradford

You have to hand it to Monster and the Beats Audio team. They really do excel at cramming amazing sound into a small form factor. The Beats Solo HDs aren’t tiny like earbuds, but they’re easy to drop into a big coat pocket since they fold up. In the time I’ve been testing these I’ve listened...

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9.0
cadekarate cadekarate

These are an overall great headphone for bass enthusiasts and at home listeners. The only down side is that they are a bit pricey but other than that I would highly reccommed these to anyone!

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7.0
richardksbaer richardksbaer

Let's get it out of the way first: yes, these headphones are too expensive for what you get. Like all designer products, you pay first for the name it's branded with; the product itself comes second. That said, the product you get is of a good quality. I noticed a dramatic improvement in audio...

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8.0
SGTchampion SGTchampion

There are a lot of better products, like AudioTechina or Bose... But all of them looks horrible, and , sincerly, I love my beats. Anyway, why would they ask for 200$ for a pair of headphonesif they wouldn't be good? I guarantee it's a good product..And , you can see, most of the popular singers...

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9.0
Crave4iT Crave4iT

They are very pricy but you certainly feel the difference in quality. I will never regret spending my money on them. They look great, have immersive sound and the tangle free cord actually works. If you treat your headphones like your gaming mouse, then I will not suggest these for you. To much...

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