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What I will bring you in this review
Today I will simply give my impressions of both the Beats Solo 2 and Studio, with some Similarities & Differences outlined. 🙂
Similarities & Differences
Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!
I got a chance to try out both the Beats Solo 2 and Studio Wireless 2.0, and I really wasn’t impressed with the Studio’s at all. It puzzles me how some of these headphones can be priced so high, when I know without a shadow of a doubt they aren’t worth it. Well actually, I do know. It’s called marketing. If people actually knew what goods sound was, they would never even consider purchasing Beats headphones. That’s not to say they’re all bad though; I really like the Solo line, and we’ll get into which ones specifically in a jiffy!
That said, I’m here to set the record straight. Let’s get into the juicy details!
Similarities & Differences
Both the Solo 2 and Studio 2.0 have a similar folding mechanism.
Both have good noise isolation.
Both have a comfy protein leather for the ear-cups.
Both lack a dynamic mid-range, and rely solely on bass and treble to make up the bulk of the sound signature.
Both have the glossy finish that’s prone to revealing fingerprints.
Sound. The sound of the Solo2’s is much crisper than the Studio 2.0’s. Unfortunately, with the Studio’s you’re getting a bit of a muddy, blown out bass that kind of tries to take over everything. These are definitely not studio headphones, regardless of what anyone tells you. The Solo 2’s definitely improved upon the deficiencies in the original model, and the overall sound is still very bass oriented but less muddy and bloated. It’s crisper, tighter, and more in control.
Features for Beats Studio. The Beats Studio 2.0 Wireless has adaptive noise cancelling, a 20 hour rechargeable battery, 3.5mm audio cable, cleaning cloth, hard shell carrying case, owners manual, remote talk cable, USB 2.0, and a USB power adapter. The Studio Wireless also comes with 3 cables: A charging cable, a mini plug (allowing you to plug into any device), a phone cable with it’s own microphone built in + volume control and scrolling through songs.
Features for Beats Solo 2. The Beats Solo 2 can be used wireless but also come with a chord + inline remote with microphone and volume control, and a charging cable. There’s a button on the side that raises and lowers the volume, you can answer calls, and there’s a mic built in to the headphones themselves. The charge on the Solo 2 only lasts about 12 hours.
I would definitely steer clear of the Studio Wireless if I were you. They sound pretty bad in comparison to the Solo2’s.
As for the question of: Are the Solo2’s worth the price? Beats definitely improved upon the shortcomings of the original, but I still think there’s a better option out there if you’re looking for a wireless Bluetooth headphone. The Solo3 is the best of the lot, and really helped to salvage the Beats name. It’s a worthy entry into the line, and I would recommend it without question if you’re in need of a fantastic, fun, consumer oriented sound. Interested in learning more about the cream of the Beats crop?
If you’re looking for more of a true audiophile type headphone with a monumental bass slam, look no further than the V-Moda Crossfade M100. It’s truly a bass-heads delight, with a low end that is controlled, but never lacks impact. Not only that, but it’s comfortable, durable, and has an incredibly detailed and articulate sound signature for a closed back model. Interested in learning all about it?
Stu is determined to provide the truth about all things audio, and strives to deliver excellent content to you the reader! In his spare time, he likes to fish, paint, play guitar, attend church, take photos, record videos, graphic design, and more. His attention to detail and perfectionist attitude are what allow him to excel, but it can be both a blessing and a hindrance at times.