Our Verdict These Beats cans are covetable enough, but massively flawed For Robust and shiny assertive, spacious and balanced sound Against Could be more solid and detailed with bass Reviewed on 8th February 2011 It's apparent the Solo HDs don’t have to work especially hard to win on style. The glossy headband and shiny Beats logo are a stylish proposition, while comfort is high on the agenda too. The soft ear pads and padded headband give a secure fit, and the seal does a good job of cutting outside noise. The Beats produce a generous amount of bass weight, but instead of precision, notes sound thick and unwieldy, swamping the rest of the music. This lack of definition and transparency also proves a hindrance to timing. More after the break However, bass-light tracks let you hear the Beats’ reasonably detailed and smooth midrange and treble. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - February Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 04:55pm Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Beats by Dr Dre Solo HD Headphones Monster Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.