Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone Review

  • Design
  • Sound Quality
  • Comfort
  • Features
4.25 Star Rating
Reviewed By Nathan Watson Audio

Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones are the lighter and entry level headphone by “Beats By Dre”. They are designed for superior performances on experiencing music as it should be. We no longer have to listen to music using sub par equipment and having to listen to muddy sounds.

Beats by Dre is popularly endorsed and co-founded by Dr. Dre himself, an artist/producer. He has brought his unique perspective on how music should be enjoyed by fans and these headphones are a product of his musical vision. Fans of his music and fans of music in general will all listen to music as if they were in the studio themselves when they have these headphones on.

Sound Quality

After fully experiencing these Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone, the sound quality totally meets my expectation. Instead of listening to music of my favorite musicians using low end equipment, these headphones allow songs to fully express themselves. I am able to hear notes and beats to songs that I never noticed were there to begin with. It felt like i was listening to a new song.

With the audio profile, you will get a package of sounds that are crispy clear in whatever song that is currently playing on the mp3 player. Using these headphones,  I can quickly identify the highs and lows of the keys, the pounding of the bass without having any distortions to the song at all. That is impressive to me because I am used to hearing static and muddy sounds.

With the way sounds are being delivered with these headphones, i feel like i can connect with my favorite artist more and can truly listen to their music as it was meant to be listened to and how it was created in the studio.

After constantly listening to music for a 6 hours straight using these incredible headphones, no headaches or any annoying aftereffects were present. Usually with the low quality headphones that I have, there are these ringing sound that stays in my ear canal for a while after i am already finished listening to music. That was a surprising and positive finding.

Sleek Design

The design of these Beats Solo HD are always impressive to look at. They have a glossy design that comes in many colors such as black, pink, red,green, blue, white and many others. The headphones also received the same quality paint job and finish as you would see on luxury vehicles.

The padding that are on the inside of these headphones are noticeably lightweight, soft and comfortable to wear. The ear-cup also rotates to fit the many types of different ears out there to have a snug fit.  Even after wearing these headphones for a couple of hours, it was barely noticeable on my head. Almost as if it wasn’t even there.

Not only is it comfortable to wear, these headphones are also constructed to be super sturdy and near impossible to break. It is made of high quality material that is flexible and long lasting. As well as being reinforced internally with thin metal strips to prevent these headphones from breaking apart.

The best part for me is that they are a nice and fashionable accessory. I would have absolutely no problems walking around with these on in public.

ControlTalk Cable

The ControlTalk cable is the cable that controls the volume and pause/play of the songs being played. It is made of a thick 3.5 mm material that cannot be tangled and is very sturdy. This cable also has a built-in mic that allows users to effortlessly take any incoming calls, which i find absolutely useful, during songs without having to talk off the headphone. All you have to do is connect it to your mp3 player or smartphone.


  • It is beautifully designed
  • Does not require any batteries
  • Has an integrated mic for taking phone calls
  • Carrying case for travel purposes


  • No noise cancelling available
  • The bass can become excessive
  • Fingerprints can be seen on the glossy finish


The beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone offers an impressive headphone that excels in sound quality, eye-candy design and comfortable cushioning. These headphones will give hours of comfortable enjoyment of pure musical fun.

These headphones are the ideal ones to get for sound, design and sturdiness. They also carry the “cool” factor of having Dr. Dre’s name on the top of the headphones. The best part is that i cannot tell the difference between sound quality of these compared to the Pro and studio version.

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2 Comments. Leave new

I got my daughter a pair of these beats by dre. In terms of design and sound quality, they really do excel. It was so nice; I am planning on buying myself a pair as well. I’ll either by the beats solo or just shell out a little extra cash and get the studio version.
And I agree with you that it is well made. My daughter dropped her pair from the 2nd floor onto tile floor and it didn’t even have a dent or scratch. After seeing that, it was worth the money.


I got these amazing headphones as a birthday gift. The bass on it is pretty awesome too. I can confidently say that these are the best headphones I ever own. Probably going to go buy the in-ear headphones next.


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