Get Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones for a (new) all-time-low $135 – CNET

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There are those of us who settle for $10 earbuds and those of us who crave $300 headphones. If you’re in the latter camp, good news: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon-owned deals site Woot.com has the Beats Solo Pro on-ear ANC headphones for $135 — a full $165 off the list price and the new lowest price we’ve ever seen for this popular model. The headphones are available in your choice of light blue or royal blue, although royal blue will cost you an extra $5.

The Solo Pro is a notable set of headphones for a few reasons. First, its earcups sit on your ears; they don’t envelop them like over-the-ear headphones. The advantage there is a more compact, travel-friendly size, but you also lose that added bit of noise isolation.

Beats’ Pure Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology is on hand (er, ear) to help block the outside world. You’ll want to read David Carnoy’s Beats Solo Pro review to learn more about that and how the headphones perform overall.

His big complaint was with the omission of a cable for wired listening. I agree, it’s ludicrous that that’s not included. Thankfully, if you want that option, something like this $8 third-party cable should do the trick.

The Solo Pro promises up to 22 hours of listening time (and that’s with ANC turned on), and for iPhone users it offers always-on Siri. (Android users can push a button to invoke Google Assistant.) It automatically turns off when folded up and turns back on when unfolded.

So, yeah, lots of nice little touches, plus industry-leading ANC. These headphones rival previous-generation models from Bose and Sony, but cost considerably less right now.

Lastly: If Woot happens to sell out (which often happens), you can also snag this model at Amazon for $150, which is still a 50% savings on what you’d pay at the Apple Store.

Your thoughts?

Read more: The best wireless headphones for 2021

First published earlier this year. Updated with new deal details.


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