Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Beats by Dre | The New Solo Pro

Beats by Dre | The New Solo Pro

The new wireless cans are the company's first on-ear headphones that come with active noise cancelation, detecting and blocking environmental noise, whether you're on a noisy airplane or trying to work in a busy cafe. Sport is the second most popular use case for the Beats Solo, so Apple made sure to make its latest iteration resistant to sweat and splashes with new gaskets and coverings to protect the precious electronics within.

The world's most popular headphones are getting an overdue refresh. Designed for all-day users demanding professional-quality sound and user-friendly features, Solo Pro is the first noise-canceling headphone from Beats.

Essentially the Beats Solo 3 Wireless with added noise-cancelling, the Beats Solo Pro boast a greater frequency response with lower total harmonic distortion.

"As a music producer and artist, I'm so thrilled to have contributed to the design and curated a dynamic range of colors for such an innovative and sound-focused headphone", said Williams.

Say goodbye to a fiddly power button in the new Beats Solo Pro. After the initial pairing, the headphones turn on and connect automatically when unfolded. There are also still controls for volume and switching between songs on the right ear cup.

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The headphones feature Apple's H1 chip, meaning you can say Hey Siri to activate Siri on your phone, and it also supports Audio Sharing with other Beats headphones and AirPods on iOS 13.

According to Beats by Dre, Solo Pro is good for up to 40 hours of playback on a single full charge. Wood proudly described the Solo Pro as "extremely proprietary", though it's a little disappointing that Apple is sticking with a Lightning connector for charging instead of USB-C, which it uses on its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro devices.

How much is Beats Solo Pro?

It's true that the new Beats Solo Pro headphones won't compete with any of the Google's devices announced today, they will certainly get less exposure.

The Beats Solo Pro go on sale October 30 for $299, and the Beats Solo 3 will remain in Apple's lineup for now at a reduced price of $199.

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