A complete update of Beats' most popular model, the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 headphones offer improved acoustics, a wider range of sound, and enhanced clarity for all the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. They also deliver even greater comfort thanks to a streamlined, lightweight, and durable design.
Feel a new kind of sound
The Solo2 headphones have a more dynamic and wider range of sound, with a clarity that can bring you closer to what the artist intended you to hear. You'll feel the higher fidelity audio no matter what type of music you play.
Starting at the center of the flexible headband, the frame is curved even more to enhance the custom-fit feeling. The earcups are ergonomically angled to complete this natural fit, and they pivot for optimal comfort and sound delivery. The earcups' premium material also helps dissipate heat and minimize sound leakage.
Fast-flowing curves, a lack of visible screws, and easy foldability exemplify the sleek aesthetic of Beats Solo2. That thoughtful approach extends to engineering and material selection, which together resulted in a more durable headphone that stands up to extended use.
No need to reach for your iOS device
With the color-matched RemoteTalk cable, you can change songs, adjust the volume, and even take calls without having to reach for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. (Functionality may vary by device.)
- Updated acoustics enhance clarity
- Streamlined lightweight design for improved comfort
- Durable and compact folding design for easy portability
- Take calls and control music on your iOS devices with RemoteTalk cable
Did you notice?RemoteTalk cable puts taking calls and controlling the audio at your fingertips.
Apple Recommends ForHearing all the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod the way the artist intended.
What's in the Box?
- Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones
- RemoteTalk cable
- Carrying case
- Other Features: With Remote and Mic, Works Without Batteries
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Mfr. Part Number: MH8W2AM/A
- UPC or EAN No.: 848447012527
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited
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Ratings & Reviews
Small headphones, big sound,
Love love love my new grey solo2 beats. It was love at first sight, MAD LOVE at first listen - these guys aren't noise canc PROs:
Love love love my new grey solo2 beats. It was love at first sight, MAD LOVE at first listen - these guys aren't noise cancelling but you could have fooled me into thinking they were. Lightweight, great sound, a HUGE upgrade from the original solos (not even a comparison). Overall they just seem much better quality.
CONs: Not a con for me since I have an average sized (female) head and these fit like a glove. I've read some reviews saying they are too tight and I think some bigger headed people may want to get the Studio instead, these are perfect for me though! …
- Written by Tiffany R from Los Angeles
151 of 184 people found this useful
I think that beats solos 2 are worth the price because of the comfort an quality of the sound an of the material it is a little pr I think that beats solos 2 are worth the price because of the comfort an quality of the sound an of the material it is a little pricy but worth it. I have researched these for a while and wanted them for ever but I have no doubt that I would recommend this so if your looking for something worth it all beats are the way to go
My opinion is that beats rock and dr. Dre is a genius …
- Written by Monica R from San Diego
89 of 115 people found this useful
Just bought yesterday and it's great!
Great quality product not only sound but also the exterior design. I am R.E.A.L.L.Y satisfied with this COOL product! I'm listenin Great quality product not only sound but also the exterior design. I am R.E.A.L.L.Y satisfied with this COOL product! I'm listening Chris Brown's 'Loyal' with this and I can feel the bass pumping on my ear! Love my Dr. Dre Solo 2!!! …
- Written by Youkyo J from California
78 of 99 people found this useful
Horrible fit for a $200 set of headphones!
My fiancé purchased these headphones for my birthday and I was extremely excited to get them but the excitement quickly faded. Aft My fiancé purchased these headphones for my birthday and I was extremely excited to get them but the excitement quickly faded. After using them for about an hour, my ears became really sore. I thought maybe I didn’t have them adjusted right so I slightly adjusted them and tried again on another day. Same result! I’ve tried several adjustments, different positions, etc… nothing seems to make these headphones bearable for more than an hour. Unfortunately, my fiancé purchased these headphones too far in advance of my birthday and I’m already past the return period. Now I’m stuck with a $200 pair of headphones that do not fit properly and that I won’t use. I tried working something out with Apple… returning my current headphones and paying the difference for the larger Studios but as expected, they wouldn’t do anything because I was already outside of my return period. Oh well, lesson learned. I’ll probably try another brand down the road. …
- Written by Angela R from Cape Coral
2 of 5 people found this useful
On-Ear is very uncomfortable
Although the sound is great and they *initially* felt comfortable, I found that after 30-45 minutes of use that my ears hurt from Although the sound is great and they *initially* felt comfortable, I found that after 30-45 minutes of use that my ears hurt from the pressure of the headset pushing my ears against my noggin. I do not have an overly large head or ears, but because these headphones sit ON your ear and not OVER your ear, my ears hurt after removing the headphones.
I exchanged the "Solo2 On-Ear Headphones" for the "Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones" and I am very pleased with my decision to exchange them. The Over-Ear headphones are more expensive than the On-Ear, but well worth the additional expense. Ultimately, I decided that if I was going to spend an extra 100 bucks for Over-Ear that I would also go for the wireless option because at that point what's another 80 bucks. …
- Written by Chris K from Racine
5 of 9 people found this useful
Could be better
Overall I liked the sound quality but it could be better. For 220$ I was expecting something more, this headphone is basically a c Overall I liked the sound quality but it could be better. For 220$ I was expecting something more, this headphone is basically a combination of two apple in ear headphones. …
- Written by Okyanus A from Oshawa
4 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the Beats cable fit into the lifeproof earphone jack?
- Asked by Cesar B from Parker
- Dec 17, 2014
No, unfortunately I have a iPhone 5c with a lifeproof case and a pair of beats solo 2's and it turns No, unfortunately I have a iPhone 5c with a lifeproof case and a pair of beats solo 2's and it turns out the cable jack for the beats are too wide to fit into the lifeproof... You can still take the case off when not in use and listen to them though. …
- Answered by Chris S from Seaford
- Feb 3, 2015
Can I wear working out?
- Asked by Yvonne S from Sarasota
- Feb 9, 2015
- Answered by Dave R from Austin
- Feb 25, 2015
Is the carrying case rigid?
- Asked by Kieran F
- Feb 3, 2015
- Answered by Ali J from Dearborn
- Mar 6, 2015
How does Remote cable button work?
- Asked by Leonard P from Muskegon
- Nov 11, 2014
Single tap _____________________________________________________
Single tap = play/pause
Single tap and hold = Siri (On compatible devices!)
Double tap = next song
Triple tap = previous song
Double tap and hold = scrub forward in current song
Triple tap and hold = scrub backward in current song
Top and bottom buttons
Single tap top = volume up
Single tap bottom = volume down
- Answered by David F from Morganton
- Nov 14, 2014
Is this headphone compatible with a MacBook Pro from Mid-2012?
- Asked by Gabriela R from Porto Alegre
- Jul 9, 2014
- Answered by Tiffany R from Los Angeles
- Jul 29, 2014