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Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones: Review

Solo2 Wireless

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless headphones are the first product to be rolled out from the brand post the Apple acquisition.

Should You Buy It?

If you haven’t purchased the Beats Solo2 wired version yet, then don’t – buy these instead! As much as we are a fan of the wired version of the Solo2 headphones, the wireless version is so much more freeing, yet there is no sacrifice in sound in either. In fact, both the Solo2 and Solo2 Wireless sound practically identical. Beats also includes a wire for the Solo2 Wireless, so when the battery goes dead, the music doesn’t. Beyond the audio experience, the look is exactly the same as the Solo2 wired version, and that it includes the same collapsible design.

The main difference in aesthetics however is the Micro USB port and battery fuel indicator lights. The battery lasts a solid 12 hours just as it claims, and we we were actually able to squeeze out even more hours after consistently turning it on and off over weeks of use. Furthermore, pairing is a cinch and requires less than a minute to pair between headphones and phone.

One caveat is the hands-free mic. This is decent enough for the wearer, but when actually making calls – those on the receiving end complained about difficulty hearing us. The experience is much better when using the provided cable with in-line mic.

Verdict

Overall, the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones is a fantastic option if you are looking to cut the cord. They sound just as good as the wired version, and thanks to the included cable, you actually get the best of both worlds. Furthermore, the comfort, audio experience, and design is identical to the wired version of the Solo2. That said, we do wish that the mic was better for making hands-free calls. But that gripe aside, there is always the ability to plug in the wire with its included in-line remote. Right now the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones is available for $279 on Amazon and comes in a choice of white, black and blue.

Buy it!

The Good: Same great sound, design, and comfort as the wired version of the wired Solo2. You have both a wireless and wired option. Battery lasts 12 hours.

The Bad: Mic is poor for making hands-free calls.

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