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After eight long years, we could finally be getting a new Beats Solo headphone

By Ezzhan Hakim - on 5 Apr 2024, 3:11pm

After eight long years, we could finally be getting a new Beats Solo headphone

(Image source: 9to5 Mac)

According to 9to5Mac, it is rumoured that the long-awaited Beats Solo4 will be launching sometime in early May.

The Beats Solo lineup has been left untouched by Apple since the release of the Solo3 but after nearly eight long years of waiting, the new Beats Solo4 is rumoured to launch with plenty of upgrades. 

On the cards for the Beats Solo 4 is reportedly better battery life, audio, and a USB-C charging port instead of micro-USB. The Solo4 will also have up to 50 hours of battery life, which is a significant improvement from the 40 hours in the Solo3. 

Like the AirPods Max, the Beats Solo 4 will also support Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, and it should also sound better thanks to new a custom-built 40mm drivers that will reportedly deliver better frequency response and lower distortion.

On the headphones, the Solo4 will retain the 3.5 mm headphone jack for wired listening. And as mentioned, it will have a USB-C port for charging. When charging for 10 minutes, the Solo4 will deliver up to 5 hours of wireless playback thanks to its fast charging feature, Fast Fuel.

As with the previous Beats Solo3, the headphones will support both Android and IOS with Android devices also having ease of connectivity through one-touch pairing support. Other notable specifications include: 

  • Bluetooth 5.3 support
  • Improved call quality and clarity from beam-forming mics and voice-targeting algorithms
  • "UltraPlush" ear cushions for comfortable all-day use
  • A foldable design for portability

While the Beats Solo4 has not been officially announced, the headphones will reportedly retain its USD$199 (~S$268) pricing. In the meantime, check out this article to see how the previous Beat Solo3 did against other Apple headphones of the time. 

Source: 9to5Mac

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