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This article was published on May 29, 2014

    Beats unveils new Solo2 over-ear headphones, available to pre-order now for $199.95

    Beats unveils new Solo2 over-ear headphones, available to pre-order now for $199.95
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    Less than 24 hours since its high-profile acquisition by Apple was confirmed, Beats is back with a new pair of luxury over-ear headphones.

    They’re called the Solo2 and as the name implies, act as a spiritual successor to the current Solo HD. The latter is one of Beats’ more iconic headphone designs, so it’s not surprising to see a refresh for 2014. The new headphones are a little bulkier than before, with what appears to be a thicker headband and earcups.

    The biggest change though, Beats claims, is the “updated and improved acoustics,” which should offer a broader and clearer audio experience. “Whether you’re into hip-hop, heavy metal, jazz or electronic, you will feel the higher fidelity sound in your Solo2,” the company said.

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    Beats has also made strides to make the Solo2 more comfortable than prior headphones. It said the external frame has been “curved like never before” with angled earcups for a natural fit. The hope being that even after a long-haul flight or nine-hour shift at your desk, they’ll still feel snuggly.

    The Solo2 headphones are available for pre-order now, ahead of a public release on June 1. They’ll set you back $199.95/£159.95 from the Beats online store and are available in pink, blue, gray, black, white and red.

    Solo2 [via Press Release | Engadget]

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