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Apple-owned Beats Electronics Introduces New $300 Solo2 Wireless Headphones

Following the appearance of a regulatory filing last week, Beats Electronics today announced the launch of its new Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, the first product release since Apple's acquisition of Beats officially closed. The new headphones are a wireless version of the wired Solo2 headphones introduced the day after the Apple-Beats deal was announced.

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Solo2 Wireless offers the same dynamic sound and streamlined design as Solo2, but with the added benefit of wireless capabilities. With its Bluetooth technology, Solo2 Wireless can move freely for up to 30 feet from your audio device. Take phone calls, skip songs, and change the volume using the “b” button and volume buttons on the ear cup. Its rechargeable battery allows you to enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless playback. Not charged? Not a problem. Just plug in the provided RemoteTalkTM cable and enjoy your music.
The new Solo2 Wireless headphones, which are available in red, black, white, and blue, will be available through Apple and other retailers later this month at a retail price of $299.95. The red version is a Verizon Wireless exclusive through the end of 2014.

Alongside the launch of the Solo2 Wireless headphones, Beats is also announcing new "Royal Edition" color options for the wired version of Solo2. The Royal Edition includes a "satin, iridescent finish" in Stone Grey, Hunter Green, Imperial Violet, Blush Rose, or Sapphire Blue, available later this month at the same $199.95 pricing as the original Solo2 headphones.


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21 months ago
Good to see the Beats brand is improving the sound of their headphones.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/time-rethink-beats-solo2-excellent?page=1

I have the newer version of the Studio wireless headphones and they're really good.
Rating: 23 Votes
21 months ago
Meh. For another $100 more, I'd rather have some P7s.
Rating: 20 Votes
21 months ago
And I thought the old ones were overpriced.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

And I thought the old ones were overpriced.


They have the Apple Tax™ now.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

any thoughts on how stupid someone would look wearing those? :D

But if you wore something like this you wouldn't?



Personally I think anyone wearing over the ear headphones in public looks stupid.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago

Overpriced based on??

If somebody is willing (not forced) to pay a certain price for something how can it be considered overpriced?


Objectively and intellectually 100% correct. But this is MR where "overpriced" either means "I can't afford it -- those greedy bastards," or "the brand I have is superior because it's the brand I have."
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
And let the surprising mine-is-better and this-is-overpriced-crap comments begin.
Rating: 6 Votes
21 months ago
I think is funny when people says Beats are overpriced. You do realise Apple products are all overpriced as well.. Yet we still buy them.
Rating: 6 Votes
21 months ago
I dont get the mindset of people who are worried about looking dumb wearing headphones, how big a phone is etc.

Are people really that insecure? I couldnt imagine being that way
Rating: 6 Votes
21 months ago
Here is the problem with Beats - they are (and have always been) a set of $50 headphones wrapped up in $250 worth of hype and marketing. Back in 2007, I bought a set of $250 Sennheiser headphones, and everyone thought I had lost my mind spending that much on headphones. These same people happy pay more for significantly lower quality for a set of Beats, because Dr. Dre told them to.

The reason why many Apple fans are appalled at them selling Beats is because in many ways, Beats is the antithesis of Apple. Apple is about innovation and quality; yes they are expensive but they are worth it. Look at the retina iMac. Beats is about pure consumerism at its worst - shilling low to mediocre products at a premium price because a famous name is associated with it.
Rating: 6 Votes

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