Beats Solo Pro: Pros And Cons

By Amit Chowdhry ● Oct 28, 2019

Beats Solo Pro

  • Are you thinking of buying the Beats Solo Pro? Here are some of the Beats Solo Pro pros and cons for you to consider before buying it.

Beats by Dr. Dre recently announced the launch of Solo Pro — which is the company’s first on-ear noise-canceling headphone. The Beats Solo Pro features Beats’ most advanced acoustic technologies and it has upgraded ergonomics for optimal comfort along with new features like Transparency, Apple Audio Sharing, and fold-to-power.

“The Solo form factor is incredibly popular, with over 30 million sold to date,” said Beats by Dre president Luke Wood. “Beats created Solo Pro to bring much-needed innovation to the on-ear headphone market. With phenomenal acoustics, multiple listening modes and a progressive design, Solo Pro joins recently launched Powerbeats Pro as part of the next generation of Beats products.”

Pro: Hey Siri Feature

The Solo Pro features two beam-forming microphones and an updated speech-detecting accelerometer for providing high-quality audio for voice and video calls along with enhanced voice pickup for “Hey Siri” functionality.

Pro: More Color Options

Beats’ longterm ambassador Pharrell Williams partnered with the audio company to create the “More Matte” collection, which comprises of vibrant colors like Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Red. And this collection is going to be available alongside the colors Black, Ivory and Gray.

Pro: Active Noise Cancelling

The Solo Pro is Beats’ first-ever on-ear headphone featuring Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC). This proprietary technology was derived from the Beats Studio3 Wireless with updated tuning to accommodate the on-ear form factor.

The technology uses advanced algorithms to continuously monitor and adjust to your listening environment. And Pure ANC efficiently detects and blocks ambient noise like when you are on an airplane or a noisy cafe.

Plus Pure ANC also evaluates fit and adjusts for leakage caused by hair, ear shapes, earrings, and head movements. And it simultaneously checks what you are hearing while noise canceling is applied against the original music content to ensure audio fidelity.

Pro: Transparency

After the Transparency feature is enabled, the Solo Pro activates its external microphones for a natural filter of environmental noise without sacrificing the quality sound. You do not need to pause your music since Transparency effectively blends the outside world into the listening experience. You can talk to your contacts while staying aware of your surroundings with the tap of a button.

Pro: Audio Sharing

The Audio Sharing feature is built into the Solo Pro, which is powered by the Apple W1 and H1 chips. This allows you to share your audio with friends. This feature is compatible with the Solo Pro, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, BeatsX, and Powerbeats3 Wireless.

Pro: Intuitive Controls

The controls built into the Solo Pro are very intuitive. When you unfold the headphones, it powers on. And when you fold the Solo Pro, it turns off.

There are multi-function controls on the right earcup to answer/end calls, play/pause music, skip songs, control volume, and activate voice command without having to reach for your device. And tapping on the mode button on the left ear cup allows you to switch between Pure ANC and Transparency.

Pro: Solid Battery Life

The Solo Pro features a solid battery life. With Fast Fuel, you will get up to 3 hours of full-featured playback with a 10-minute charge using the included Lightning cable. With Pure ANC or Transparency activated, the battery life is up to 22 hours. And with Pure ANC or Transparency off, you can expect up to 40 hours.

Con: Priced At $300

Beats is often associated with premium prices and the Solo Pro is no exception. At a price of $300, these headphones are not for those of you who are on a budget.

Pulse 2.0 Score

Pulse 2.0 rates the Beats Solo Pro wireless noise headphones at 5 out of 5 stars. I truly appreciate the “Hey Siri” feature along with more color options and the active noise cancellation. Plus the battery life on these headphones is really good. Although the price is high, this is the price range to expect for a pair of immersive audio headphones.

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