I am really excited to share with you my latest product unboxing. After waiting out the hype, I finally invested in getting a pair of Beats. I thought now was the right time to give these headphones a try, particularly as I prepare to go back to university.
|Beats Solo 2 Wireless – from £205|
Packaging is such an important tool for a brand, so by using a signature style of storing a product, it can make the entire experience more encouraging for the customer. I loved that the packaging, although simplistic, remained true to the excitement factor it proposes. The multiple layers that needed to be unraveled, paired with the carefully worded slogans added to the process of unwrapping the headphones.
I opted for the Solo 2 Wireless in Rose Gold purely on the basis that it was one of their most recent models and the colour is a prominent trend for women, so it would therefore go well with all my outfits as an accessory.
Ironically, I am currently jamming out to tracks on Spotify with these headphones whilst I write this post, which perfectly block out all external noise from talking people to the natural hubbub of life. I was pleasantly surprised to find that these headphones create an immaculate barrier that can divide the bustling external world away from my sacred playlist.
The Beats were easy to set up when pairing to my laptop, despite a few issues connecting to my android phone.
Unfortunately, there are some cons to this product. Firstly there is quite a distinctive amount of sound bleeding from the headphones when the volume is on full, so if you are commuting on public transport and don’t want to be the annoying person with the loud tinny music, then I do not recommend these headphones.
I do also think that they are still extremely pricey, so for a student on a budget, I would not advise buying them on that basis either.
When using the Bluetooth to wirelessly listen to music, the headphones can only be taken so far from the device it is synced to before the sound begins to cut out. This might be tricky for those of you who want to use the wireless feature when working out in a gym for example.
I think overall Beats are more of an accessory than a purposeful headphone, which is disappointing because I think they have their branding, marketing and design nailed. It is the quality of the headphones themselves and the price which ultimately puts me off and so to recommend them to the fullest extent would be untruthful.
I would love to hear your opinions on this product. If you have Beats and have something to add then let me know in the comments below.