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Apple is working on a new version of the popular Beats Solo on-ear headphones, and it looks like we are getting closer to a potential launch date. FCC documents for the Beats Solo 4 headphones were found today, and that typically happens in the weeks ahead of a debut.

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Signs of the Beats Solo 4 were first spotted in late February, with images found in the iOS 17.4 beta. The headphones look similar to the Solo 3 headphones, but with some minor design tweaks that bring them in line with the Beats Studio Pro that came out last year.

We are expecting the Beats Solo 4 to come in three colors, including black, pink, and blue. While we don't know the full feature set, we found code that suggests they will support Spatial Audio.

The headphones are likely to adopt some of the changes that were brought to the Beats Studio Pro, including improved sound quality and a USB-C port instead of a micro-USB port. Gesture support will be included, with a press on the "b" button to play/pause and answer calls, a double press to skip songs, and a long press to activate Siri.

The Beats Solo 3 headphones first came out in 2016, and while there have been new color releases, the line is long overdue for an update. There is no word as of yet when the Solo 4 will come out, but FCC filings usually show up around a month in advance.

Article Link: New Beats Solo 4 Headphones Show Up in FCC Database as Launch Approaches
 
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DMG35

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I have the Solo 3's and they are great as workout headphones.
 

7thson

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I have solo 3 pro’s and they have a lightning port. Did the solo 3’s really have a micro usb port? I know the 2‘s did.
Edit: OMG it does have a micro usb port! Apple is still selling a product with a micro usb port. In 2024. Incredible.
 
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Gengar

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With the Studio Pro headphones often being on sale for $179, I can’t see why one would buy these over those.
 

Gummiwise

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I have solo 3 pro’s and they have a lightning port. Did the solo 3’s really have a micro usb port? I know the 2‘s did.
Edit: OMG it does have a micro usb port! Apple is still selling a product with a micro usb port. In 2024. Incredible.
I also have the Solo 3 Pro with the lightning port that I picked up at Walmart during a Black Friday discount event. Would love to pick up a newer model at this level or higher with USB-C and Apple chip integration. I wish it came in a Product Red variant.
 
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Fuzzball84

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I think think the Beats craze is mostly over, so any half assed update to their lineup will end up heavily discounted soon after release (which is when I’m going to pick up a pair of these).
I see less and less of the beats brand about. Certainly had its day... it still has its fans... although Im not sure if they are still bass heavy, as they used to be.

At least it's an option, and Apple has stamped its quality on the brand. Some of the beats headsets are priced really competitively compared to Apples own.
 

JoForumBlueGold

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I see less and less of the beats brand about. Certainly had its day... it still has its fans... although Im not sure if they are still bass heavy, as they used to be.

At least it's an option, and Apple has stamped its quality on the brand. Some of the beats headsets are priced really competitively compared to Apples own.
Apple may have stamped its audio quality on Beats products, but definitely not build quality (except for the Solo Pro).
 

svish

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Expecting to see this launch in the next couple of weeks. Expecting similar price as that of the current model.
 

TJFDenver

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just release the PowerBeats Pro 2 PLEASE! better battery, case seating, smaller case, and all the AirPods Pro 2 features ... wrap around ears is a must (APP2 just dont stay in place)
 
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