Rated 2 out of 5 by Mrs M I never splurge on items like this but as a music lover I decided to
I never splurge on items like this but as a music lover I decided to. I truly enjoyed the sound quality but, I am disappointed in the quality for the price. I had these for 4 months took them out of the case to put onto my head and the band cracked in an odd place. I am at a loss of words. Never again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Paddy Yeah, Beats Solo sound great... but you don't want to invest in 'em.
We all know there's lots of press about Beats headphones' sound quality, but when it comes down to it, the last word is going to rest in the ears of the consumer. I’ll tell ya: the ears of this consumer have loved how they made his music sound. For nearly two years—when they worked; more on that later—I had been using these headphones and had no beef about the accentuated bass, nor any other part of the sound/music, for that matter. They looked great and fit okay #my ears hurt after periods of wearing them; any longer than, say, about an hour#, and overall appeared to be made of quality materials.
However, though the materials seem to be of quality, the construction of the product is my main problem. I have been having issues where the sound cuts out of the unit, and the only way to alleviate the issue is to constantly fiddle with the connecter at the headphone port. This happens EVERY time I use the product, often multiple times while I’m using them.
Secondly, the long cushion under the top piece of the headphones #which rests on top of one’s head# began to pop out of its grooves every once in a while. At first I thought it was no big deal, but it got worse as time went on and I was having to adjust it every time I used the product. It turns out the adhesive, which is the reason that cushion stays in place, is weak #I’ve seen others complaining of this exact problem#. Now my cushion has come off completely.
I know these have a year warranty, but c’mon: there is no way I would have shelled out $200 on a pair of headphones had I known I would need to replace them within less than two years’ time. And I thought they were overpriced BEFORE I knew how shoddy they are! I have had a number of sets of headphones which cost considerably less last much longer. Though Customer Service was polite, there was no question: we have no repair facilities, you’re out of warranty, so you are SOL, pal.
Fine. Off I go, to spread my honest, disappointed and negative review, and to tell my story to anyone who’ll listen. I constantly get people asking me how I like my Beats, and I’ve always been able to tell them how much I liked them. No longer. I am going to have to rig my headphones, likely with friggin’ duct tape, in order to make them wearable, and who knows how long I’ll even be able to use them before the sound goes out completely. So now, when anyone asks about my Beats—or even if they DON’T ask—I’ll make sure to pass along my experience.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by patti breaks easily
I love these headphones until i took them off my head one day and they snapped. I had them for a few weeks and they broke when using them the way they were meant to be used.. on your head!
January 24, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by laval Pete great sound,quality construction very ba
Got 2 pair of white solo's at boxing day.. Love the sound. But within one week, they both snapped on top. Very delicate product. Do not spend $$$ until this issue is solved.
February 23, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by disaapointed could have bought a big Mac
i was very very very disappointed why are those celebrities wearing them or they make them stronger for them wasted close to $300 and they snapped after three days... vry disappointed
September 30, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by digimunk Flimsy=Poor Value
You would think that spending $200+ on a pair of headphones that they wouldn't break out of the box. I am on set number 3 and will not be purchasing another thing from this manufacturer. POOR QUALITY. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
November 15, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by musicman cord shorted out after two weeks
The cord shorted out after using the headphones for two weeks.
January 17, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by jOVISH Headband broke in half
headband broke in half.
January 27, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lax4life Snapped in two places easily
i was really dissapointed in the quality of the headphones themself they broke way to easily.
February 15, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tamas Terrible Build Quality!
I first got these headphones with high expectations, but soon I realized that these headphones do have plenty of flaws. The build quality is terrible, the materials are weak and the constructions is flimsy and loud even under minimal stress.I had these headphones for a month after that my right ear-cup was not producing any sound. I must admit the sound is good, but I have heard much better, in conclusions I suggest you go buy yourself better headphones for less money because I truly feel like these headphones are not worth half of what you pay for them!
August 2, 2011