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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Kirk McElhearn | Aug. 18, 2015
Beats headphones have achieved a level of notoriety based on their style, but the sound they offer isn't for everyone. Often touted as headphones for urban music--rap and hip-hop--the Beats sound doesn't transfer well to all genres.

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Headphones are one area where you don't always get what you pay for. At $200, the Beats Solo2 is certainly not a versatile headphone. If you like the Beats style, and the bass-laden sound, then it might be for you, but the build quality and poor audio make it an expensive choice. For the same price, you can get the excellent V-Moda headphones, if it matches your style. For another $100, the Beyerdynamic T 51-i is a best-in-class headphone, with subtle styling, and a more solid build.


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