The Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Solo headphones were the first in the range that i tried and ended up purchasing, and still use to this day, providing me with hours of great music while out and about.
If you are not prepared to shell out for the top model Studio Beats, then Monster Beats by Dr Dre have provided you with an alternative. The Beats Solo headphones feature the same folding design, but is slightly smaller and feature a more compact driver, as well as the controltalk function on the wire that allows you to use the Solo as a hands-free kit together with your iPhone or other compatible mobile phone.
Although the Beats Solo does not have the same bang as its big brother, the sound is still very impressive and precise. In fact the main difference that i picked up where down to the Solo headphones not being able to block out ambient noise in the same way as the Studio model, given that they sit on the ear instead of covering the ear completely.
The Monster Beats by Dr Dre Solo headphones are available in both black and white, and more recently also in a (red) Solo HD model, which both looks very stylish as well as satisfies your need to be a bit charitable as part of the proceeds goes to the (red) foundation.
The Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Solo headphone is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:
See more headphones for iPod and iPhone here.
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