- Apple-owned Beats launched a brand new pair of wi-fi headphones this week: the $300 Solo Professional.
- The Solo Professional is the successor to Beats’ best-selling headphones, the Solo three Wi-fi.
- Most individuals will love how the Solo Professional sound. However I am unsure if I can recover from how they really feel.
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Beats has a brand new pair of headphones. They’re actually good.
The $300 noise-cancelling Solo Professional, which go on sale October 30, have so much to supply in the way in which of sound and battery life. Most individuals will love how they give the impression of being, too.
Personally? I am unsure if I will be capable to recover from how they really feel on my head.
Let me again up a bit first.
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Apple-owned Beats was variety sufficient to ship me a pair of their brand-new Solo Professional wi-fi headphones, which retail for $300. They’re completely attractive.
I really like the design, with the sliding headband over the metallic construction, and the clear strains and emblem. I additionally adore this beige colour these headphones are available.
Black headphones are getting boring, and whereas the opposite accessible colours are a bit extra daring, I want the subdued however luxurious look of the gray-and-copper sample.
The brand new Solo Professional additionally come inside a brand new carrying case, which is good and comfortable as a substitute of the arduous shells from years’ previous.
Due to Apple’s H1 chip, Solo Professional will immediately pair together with your iPhone if it is close by as quickly as you unfold the ear cups.
Unfolding the ear cups is definitely the way you activate these headphones. In any other case, controls are simple.
Like different Beats headphones, you management quantity and playback with the best ear cup.
A brand new button on the underside of the left ear cup toggles between three listening modes — noise cancelling, clear, and prolonged energy — however in my early testing, there is not any perceptible means of telling which mode you are on.
As soon as I activated my Solo Professional headphones, I spent a few hours listening to music on my telephone, then watching YouTube, Twitch, and TV exhibits on my Apple TV. I really like — and I imply love — how this stuff sound.
Beats headphones have a fame for favoring bass, however it’s by no means to an obnoxious degree. The remainder of your audio will nonetheless sound loud and clear. I totally loved listening on these headphones.
There was only one factor I did not like in regards to the Solo Professional headphones: It looks like they push into my head, somewhat than sit on it. And it is uncomfortable.
To be truthful, I had an identical subject with the previous-generation Solo three Wi-fi. However so as to obtain the noise-cancelling capability these headphones are promising, every ear cup must create a seal round your ear to dam air and exterior noise from coming into. And since these are on-ear headphones, somewhat than over-ear headphones, the headphones will actually squeeze your head to safe themselves.
Once I’m carrying Solo Professional, it looks like my head is in a vice, or just like the headphones are bookends to my head.
After spending time with the Solo Professional, I attempted Beats’ different premium headphones, the $350 Studio three Wi-fi. The distinction in consolation was actually night time and day.
Not like the Solo Professional, the Studio three Wi-fi headphones sit round your ears, somewhat than immediately on them. Consequently, it feels just like the headphones are hugging you, somewhat than gripping you. I a lot want this design, and consider it’s completely price the additional $50 if you happen to’re on the fence with the Solo Professional. The Studio three Wi-fi, to me, remains to be the most effective pair of headphones Beats has ever made.
Total, I am actually pleased with the Solo Professional, and I feel they’re so near greatness. However for $50 extra, I’d nonetheless suggest going with Beats’ Studio three Wi-fi over this new design.
The Studio three Wi-fi can equally insta-connect to Apple gadgets, sounds unbelievable, and appears nice, however you will not really feel like your head is a watermelon about to burst. Each pairs of headphones additionally supply super-fast charging (as much as three hours in simply 10 minutes of charging!) and glorious battery life.
There are tons of similarities between the Solo Professional and Studio three Wi-fi, however the latter headphones are way more snug, and luxury with headphones is vital, significantly once you’re spending over $300. The Studio three Wi-fi headphones are two years previous now, however they’re nonetheless the most effective pair of headphones you should buy from Beats.