Beats Launches New Solo2 Wireless Headphones in iPhone Colors

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple-owned headphone company Beats by Dre today announced the launch of several new Solo2 Wireless headphones, in colors that match Apple's iPhone, iPad, and new MacBook. Available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, the headphones are otherwise identical to the company's existing Solo2 Wireless headphones.

    The Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones were released in November, and were the first product released by Beats since Apple's acquisition of the company officially closed. The Solo2 Wireless are a wireless version of the wired Solo2 headphones that are a staple in the Beats headphone lineup.

    Both the Gold and Silver varieties of the new Solo2 Wireless headphones feature white accents and ear cups, while the Space Gray version includes black accents and black ear cups, for an accurate match to Apple's line of Gold, Silver, and Space Gray devices.
    Apple has largely taken over the Beats business, with the headphones being sold in Apple Stores rather than on the Beats website and all Beats support being handled by Apple support representatives, both online and in retail locations. Despite this, products being sold today are still those that have been designed without Apple's guidance, and it remains unclear when we might see new headphone lines created with Apple's technology and design influence.

    The new Solo2 Wireless headphones can be purchased from the online Apple Store for $299.95 and will ship out in one business day. They aren't available in retail stores yet, but should be popping up at Apple Stores over the next few days.

    Article Link: Beats Launches New Solo2 Wireless Headphones in iPhone Colors
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Different colors then white, space gray and gold would be nice:cool:
  3. i5pro macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I have a navy/royal pair. They also come in black, white, and red. What color are you looking for?

    And before everyone chimes in to say how "crap" Beats headphones sound, you need to read some reviews of the newer headphones. They don't sound like crap anymore. They are a perfect mirror of any Apple branded product: they still may be expensive for what you get, but they look great. And now they sound great, too.
  5. gugy macrumors 68040


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Sorry I'll pass. Rather have a Sennheiser or Bower & Wilkins.
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
  7. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2008
  8. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    How does Apple improved their overpriced crappy headphones? They add a few more colors. Yea, that's the ticket.
  9. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Hopefully they're not a perfect mirror of the Apple branded earbuds. Because :eek:.
  10. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Since Apple's acquired Beats, has their quality gotten any better?

    I've never used them, but a common complaint I've heard is that they over do the bass in most situations.
  11. sualpine macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2013
    NO. They are not hi-fi headphones. They are not designed for actual audio quality. They are a fashion piece.
  12. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    They haven't done anything with the headphones themselves at all, as far as I'm aware.

    Maybe around the time of the next iPhone launch?
  13. Bigsk8r macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2011
    Austin, Texas
    I am not what anyone would call a hardcore audiophile and am not a sonic expert, but I will say that my Beats studio that I had several years ago sounded way better than other smaller models and many other headphones I have tried.

    Maybe I got lucky, or maybe the over ear model was the good one, but I really did not like the sound from the smaller models at all.

    Hopefully, the entire lineup sounds better now...
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Tbh, just different selection. Apple seems hung up on those three colors. I'd like to see vibrant selections :D
  15. AlecZ, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    AlecZ macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    The cleverness of that tweet is killing me! :rolleyes: (sarcastic)
  16. pgiguere1, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Plastic in metallic colors looks worse than 'unapologetic' plastic IMO.

    Headphones made out of anodized unibody aluminium on the other hand, that may be interesting.

    Imagine something like the Beats Executive, but with the Solos's minimalistic shape and even the outer part of the head band being made out of aluminum. Would be the best-looking Beats IMO.

  17. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    I was a naysayer on Beats headphones due to the first generation being overly bassy and lacking highs.

    Then the Solo2's came out and they reduced the Bass and increased the clarity on the highs and they are actually fairly decent headphones now.

    Now would I pay $300 for the wireless ones? Not at all. I got my black and Red ones for $150 on Black Friday and for that, they were a good deal.

    Edit: And many 3rd party reviewers are saying the exact same thing.... Solo2 remedied a lot of the deficiencies of the original Solos.
  18. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    That's amazing -- same colors as the iPhone! Three cheers for corporate synergy!!! The hole is greater than some of its parts-- isn't that the expression? ;)
  19. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    I saw a blue set on the train yesterday. Looked really sharp. I'd consider these if I were looking for over the head ones for my commute.
  20. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    Agreed. I need something to replace my Firewire headphones.
  21. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Guys, don't waste your time. If the naysayers actually read the reviews it would destroy the Beats Sucks narrative. I mean seriously, why would anyone actually read a review or listen to the product when it's soooooo much easier to regurgitate the same old crap based on old reviews of old products.:rolleyes:

    You two obviously don't know how this is supposed to work.;)
  22. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    So these are still plastic, right? They look nice otherwise. I'd buy these under three conditions:

    • They sound better
    • They replace the Beats logo with an Apple logo
    • They use aluminum instead of plastic where possible

    Basically I hope that Jony Ive works to design the next version.
  23. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    Is Apple selling ANYTHING in Apple Stores these days?
  24. anomie Suspended

    Jun 29, 2010
    Omg did you really post that? Are you part of that company? If not, you maybe better get a life!


    And now you want to rely on other people's opinion rather than thinking and deciding for yourself??

    Anyway, nice design, the new line makes sense.

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