Beats Solo Pro vs Beats EP

Beats Solo Pro review
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Beats EP review

The difference which can be seen between Beats Solo Pro vs Beats EP is that the first one is wireless while the second is not. The similarity is that they both have on ear wearing style and closed back.

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Features

The battery of Beats Solo Pro lasts about 22 hours, however, without noise-cancelling it can work up to 40 hours. Although, these headphones have lots of benefits they do not have support for aptX HD and do not have NFC.

The benefit of the Beats EP device is that is has the iPhone remote which works not only with Apple but also with Android phones.

Sound

The sound quality of Beats Solo Pro is quite similar to the Solo 3's. However, the point is that the bass feels “tighter”. These headphones can get incredibly loud without distorting the low end at all. The possibility of noise cancellation, with and without music playing, is one of the benefits

When you are listening to music with Beats EP bass lines aren't distorted. The bass is strong and the treble and clarity are improved compared to other models.

Comfort and design

Both models have an adjustable headband. Beats Solo Pro are foldable while Beats EP aren't.

The Beats Solo Pro device is much tighter on a head than the previous versions such as Beats Solo3. This device automatically powers on when opened, and powers off when closed, so you never have to fuss with a power button as you do on other headphones. The weight of the headphones is 267 g.

Now, let's take a look at wired on-ear headphones Beats EP. Their weight is 186 g which is quite low compared to the wireless ones. Some users say that within a few months, the cord frays where it connects to a device, leading to intermittent sound, and eventually, sound in only one headphone. The point is that the cord is built-in which means it isn't replaceable.

Beats Solo Pro pros and cons

Beats Solo Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • You can save a lot of the battery pressing double on the underside button. It disables passthrough mode and noise canceling
  • Music control can be done with both, voice and real buttons
  • The earpads are very soft

Cons

  • No battery level indicator
  • You have to carry around an extra cord to charge these headphones

Beats EP pros and cons

Beats EP pros and cons

Pros

  • Siri support
  • You get a carry case together with the headphones
  • They are suitable for those who wear glasses as they are snug and not overly tight

Cons

  • Do not have a noise canceling option, therefore listening to music outside is inconvenient sometimes
  • You can not use Google Assistant for tuning on a song or changing volume

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Rating 4.5 4.5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beats Solo Pro
6.6
5.3
10
6
8
5
5
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
6
inapplicable
Beats EP

Beats EP review

May 18, 2020

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Common

Product

Beats Solo Pro
Beats EP

Model

Solo Pro
EP

Brand

Beats
Beats

Reviews

1412
2554

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

267/9.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

has not

Audio cable length, cm/ft

has not
120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

has not
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, noise cancelling
volume, answer/end

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
has not

Battery life, hrs

22 (40 without noise cancelling)
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

micro USB
has not

Charging cable

lightning to USB-A
has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Beats Solo Pro
Beats EP
Beats Solo Pro
Beats EP

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.3
  • 6.6Beats Solo Pro
  • 5.3Beats EP

The Beats Solo Pro is better headphones in this comparison. Check Beats Solo Pro price