December 23, 2011
| by Grant Clauser
Looking for a last-minute gift? By now you’re pretty much out of luck if you hoped to get something online. Even Best Buy is lobbying to postpone Christmas in order to meet its shipping obligations. If your gift list includes a music lover, then fret not. You can still get a good deal by heading into an actual store—in this case a Staples—to find a low price on Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.
It’s the Solo version that’s on sale for $143 down from the original $179.
The Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones fit comfortably around the ears, making them especially nice for people who don’t like earbuds. They boast bold, yet clean audio, cushioned ear pads, a carrying case and ControlTalk for on-cable iPad, iPod or iPhone playback control. There’s even a built-in microphone for hands-free iPhone conversations.
For more info about the product, head over to the Beats website here.
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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