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Beats Announces Solo2 On-Ear Headphones Retailing for $200

Just one day after Apple confirmed its plans to acquire Beats Electronics the company is already announcing a new pair of headphones. The Solo2 offer a refreshed model of Beats’ most popular product with improved audio quality and a new design.

Solo2 comes in pink, blue, grey, black, white or red options and costs $199.95. The new design is all curves with no visible screws, and Beats says it improved the materials and engineering to offer an even more durable set of headphones. The redesigned model still folds up for easy storage, and you can switch between tracks, pause the music and even take a call on your headphones, though only if you’re using an Apple device.

Beats put a lot of effort into improving the sound quality, it said, so your music sounds good no matter what genre you’re listening to. Hip-hop fans should still get plenty of bass, but you’ll also be able to hear drums and high-pitched instruments more clearly. The Solo2 will also switch its equalizer settings instantly as you jump to another album or artist.

Overall, Solo2 marks a subtle but significant overhaul for Beats, particularly for anyone who enjoys a wide range of music. You can pre-order yours now through the company’s website as long as you’re willing to part with $200.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...