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Beats Announces New Solo² Headphones Following Acquisition by Apple

Apple broke the news of acquiring Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a whopping $3 billion yesterday and just one day later, Beats has announced a brand new product i.e the Beats Solo² headphones, a redesigned on-ear model with much improved audio. According to a hands-on review by Engadget, the re-tuned audio of Solo² does quite a bit to combat the “too much bass” argument.

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The Solo² headphones claim to offer updated and improved acoustics, boasting a wider range of sound and enhanced clarity. Engadget notes that the headphones clearly sound “more balanced”, though there’s still plenty of bass when tunes call for it. There’s new material wrapping the earcups to help dissipate heat, a tweak that becomes noticeable after several minutes of listening. There’s also a color-coordinated in-line remote for toggling tracks, adjusting volume and taking calls on iOS devices.

“Where Beats didn’t excel with the new model is comfort. I’ve never been a fan of the way this brand of headphones feels when I wear them, and unfortunately, the Solo² is more of the same. Despite a new headband and ergonomic, pivoting earcups, the headphones still feel like they’re pinching in on my head — a feeling that gets uncomfortable about 15 to 20 minutes into a listening session. That’s a common criticism of the Solo HD set, too.”

The Beats Solo² headphones will be available for $219.95 CDN in six colour options, with pre-orders starting today.

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