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SOL REPUBLIC 1430-00 Tracks Air Wireless On-Ear Headphones Gunmetal by Review Summary ,  Aug 18, 2015

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SOL REPUBLIC 1430-00 Tracks Air Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Gunmetal
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 369 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Battery4.7   above average
Fit4.7   above average
Listening4.7   above average
Noise4.7   above average
Music4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Sound4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Range4.4   average
Bluetooth4.3   average
Pairing4.3   average
Design4.2   average
Wireless4.2   average
Connection4.0   above average
Control3.9   average
Charging3.8   average
Volume2.9   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"The only drawback is the constant beeping when the battery is low as it makes the headphones almsot unusable but they charge quickly."
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"when battery is low, the is an annoying chirping sound."
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"Pros:-incredible comfortable on your head (very light, perfectly even distributed pressure, you cam wear them all day long without notice)-Amazing electronic music performance-great range (I use them in the gym and leave my phone in locker in changing room and still get coverage in 90% of the gym area)-satisfying battery life, express chargingCons:-weak rock performance-earpieces could slide smoother on the headband-earpiedes are a bit thick so they protrude quite significantly."
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"Battery Life: 3.5They are good with 15 hours (manufacture rated) I didnt keep them long enough to test them."
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"I can listen to music for hours and hours without any discomfort and the battery life is great as well."
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"The headphones can work wired as well and do not use the battery when in wired mode."
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"Battery life is great, wireless distance is great, everything about these are great! "
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"On time in original package - these work and sound great - long battery life in between charging"
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Better than other bluetooth headphones I've tried, but still not perfect."
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"These are great sounding headphones, but for the price I paid ( 200 bucks a couple months ago ), I am so frustrated with the bluetooth."
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"If my company hadn't reimburse me for the headphones, I would be a little more angry, but still just disappointed and not sure I will recommend these to others...Bluetooth connectivity can be spotty with phone, actually place my phone in my right pocket to match the right (main) engine."
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"-the battery life seems good to me something like 14 hours I believe-the Bluetooth has a strong connection and is stable for the most part unless obstructed-the call quality is good on my end and usually fine on the other but it can sound like you are far away to the other person-NFC technology quickly and simplistically pairs with my phone but it can be a hassle pairing the Bluetooth with my computer-I use these when I lift and they can move a little but never fall off or come near itAll in all, I really like these on ear headphones."
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"It is so annoying having to mess with bluetooth settings whenever you want to use a device, so it's nice to know that as soon as I turn these on my phone is connected to them."
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"Replaced my Bluetooth Beats By Dre with these (which by the way broke and were never returned by their awful service department) and am very happy."
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"They sound great (good bass, clear) and have a long Bluetooth range."
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"The NFC and Bluetooth pairing is effortless and the sound quality is as good as my brothers pair of Beats which he paid almost triple the price."
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"I have had these headphones for over a year, and they sound great, and the added freedom of using bluetooth make them my go to headphones at work."
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"I've gotten lots of compliments and questions from people on the streets about their sound, and I always say the same thing...If you're the kind of person like me, and you listen to music on a daily basis, this is the best time to pick up a pair of bluetooth headphones."
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"My first two pairs of tracks were wired, and upgrading to the bluetooth model was the best product buy decision I've made all year."
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Button

Button:
"Also, it's a bit difficult to operate the controls when they're on---awkward to grope around on the earpieces, and the buttons are not really textured differently, so it's hard to feel which controls the volume and which is the multi-function button."
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"It's really annoying to have to press the button three times at lightning speed to go back, would be nice to have dedicated skip forward and skip backward buttons."
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"Like every other headphone maker (somehow this is apple's fault), there's a multi-function button that you press to answer calls, play, pause, and skip tracks."
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"The only thing I would change is the location of the power button, which is only slightly annoying as it's not easy to reach with the headphones on, but that's honestly just a nitpick."
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"The buttons are good on these."
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"Easy to pair and once you figure out the buttons, their locations and options, it is easy to use."
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"Controls and accessibilityI love the fact that the buttons for the controls are simple, and placed in a position where your natural placement of fingers accesses all the buttons."
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"Ease of use - Excellent due to minimal buttons."
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"Volume, power and multi-function button plus easy pairing and NFC activation."
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Charging

Charging:
"(And, for some annoying reason, you can't operate them and charge them at the same time."
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"Amazon was good about replacing it, but the second one quickly stopped being able to accept charge when plugged in, so I have a dead set of headphones that will not charge."
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"The recharge time is phenomenal at 30 minutes for a full charge."
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"On time in original package - these work and sound great - long battery life in between charging"
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"Sound is very good for the money and charge lasts well over 10 hours."
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"They seem to hold charge very well."
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"Amazon was good about replacing it, but the second one quickly stopped being able to accept charge when plugged in, so I have a dead set of headphones that will not charge."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"He uses them when he is mowing lawn - says they are very comfortable and sound quality is great."
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"Comfortable and great sounding."
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"Comfortable, great sound and super long battery life."
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"TL;DR - heavy on the bass but overall great sound, comfortable, good battery life, so-so noise isolation, good looks, an excellent choice for home office or commuting."
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"I have a large noggin (long oval shaped head), and they still fit well and are comfortable for long periods."
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Connection

Connection:
"Unfortunately the connection with the contacts of the earcups to headband are spotty as other reviewers have stated."
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"There are only two things I would complain about:- The in band connection to the left speaker can be temperamentalUsually once per day, I loose sound out of the left side of the headphones."
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"If my company hadn't reimburse me for the headphones, I would be a little more angry, but still just disappointed and not sure I will recommend these to others...Bluetooth connectivity can be spotty with phone, actually place my phone in my right pocket to match the right (main) engine."
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"Any metal exposed to air will form an oxidation layer and compromise lose electrical connection."
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"I'm rating it three out of 5 stars because although the bluetooth is driving me crazy, they have connected sometimes, and when they do, they sound fantastic."
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"They are great sounding and the distance of connectivity is surprisingly far."
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"The Bluetooth connection is pretty bad especially if you're moving around."
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"I have had a lot of trouble with headphones both in terms of comfort and connectivity to wireless."
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"They are really comfortable, connectivity is awesome, they stay on your head, they have the added benefit of being able to be wired as well for airplane rides and such, the sound is better than any others I've tried, and the microphone also works amazingly well."
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Control

Control:
"Also, it's a bit difficult to operate the controls when they're on---awkward to grope around on the earpieces, and the buttons are not really textured differently, so it's hard to feel which controls the volume and which is the multi-function button."
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"The pairing process couldn't be easier, and the controls are easy to use while wearing them."
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"I was worried that they wouldn't function with my device, but, alas, I can control my music, skip a track, replay, all with ease."
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"I love how it has its own have control because my phone volume jumps to march in volume in with this I have some more decent control over the volume and its so crispy so clear the volume is very loud when needed to be very soft and quiet when you want and the Beast is so the best its not even possible to explain it these headphones are definitely worth the money even more money and yet I love the bargain I got."
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"The controls are easily accessible."
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"The call controls and mic also work great."
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"The controls are nicely placed and work as expected all the time."
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Design

Design:
"This design will never be stable and reliable enough for good audio reproduction."
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"Due to the on-ear design, wearing these for long periods of time can irritate your ears, which is why I've knocked it down one star."
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"Nice design, good sound."
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"It's insane to me that they designed an expensive pair of nice headphones where the cans don't rotate in any direction in order to line up with human ears."
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"I will say that because of the modular design you can replace each of the earpieces and the headband separately, which is nice considering any other pair of headphones is trash if just one part goes bad."
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"PROS:+ Powerful audio performance with no distortion on deep bass at high volumes.+ NFC and Bluetooth enabled.+ Comfortable design.+ Detachable cable with inline microphone and remote for mobile devices.+ Solid battery life."
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"Great product love the quality and the design the sound quality is great as well."
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Fit

Fit:
"The hold back on 5 star is 'noise cancellation' as the fit is not as tight I would have liked."
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"These headphones fit pretty tight."
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"In person they're very stylish, easily adjustable, fit my small to medium head fine, and are fairly portable."
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"I have a large noggin (long oval shaped head), and they still fit well and are comfortable for long periods."
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"They fit nice and snug on my head, and still look cool."
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"These are very comfortable and fit perfectly, I use them while running gym and they stay put."
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Listening

Listening:
"Also they are not very comfortable for long listening periods as they sit on the ear rather than over and were RETURNED."
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"one day I was listening and the sound just seemed to open up to a crisp clear sound."
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"Now I just have to wire up the earphone for listening, but lost the fun of wireless freedom."
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"Unfortunitly i broke my phone the day i got them so i wont be able to use them for a while but im looking forward to listening again"
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"I bought them for listening to music, and they do a very good job for that."
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"Other than that, they pair great with my iPhone and they are perfect for listening to music without worrying about the chords."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The microphone does not work well in bluetooth mode."
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"Good Microphone performance as well."
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"They are really comfortable, connectivity is awesome, they stay on your head, they have the added benefit of being able to be wired as well for airplane rides and such, the sound is better than any others I've tried, and the microphone also works amazingly well."
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"PROS:+ Powerful audio performance with no distortion on deep bass at high volumes.+ NFC and Bluetooth enabled.+ Comfortable design.+ Detachable cable with inline microphone and remote for mobile devices.+ Solid battery life."
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"Also, the mic on answering calls appears to be quite good---the person on the other end can hear me fine, even though there're is nothing ---no dangly-wire mic, etc--- anywhere near my mouth."
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"The call controls and mic also work great."
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Music

Music:
"One day, my left speaker kind of had a shortage in it and made it hard to enjoy my music."
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"Pros:-incredible comfortable on your head (very light, perfectly even distributed pressure, you cam wear them all day long without notice)-Amazing electronic music performance-great range (I use them in the gym and leave my phone in locker in changing room and still get coverage in 90% of the gym area)-satisfying battery life, express chargingCons:-weak rock performance-earpieces could slide smoother on the headband-earpiedes are a bit thick so they protrude quite significantly."
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"Those headphones are so alive when you feed them with electronic beats ;) Hopefully I'm into electro and rock and it's electro performance offsets their weakness in heavier rock music."
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"I can listen to music for hours and hours without any discomfort and the battery life is great as well."
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"If you listen to electronic or hip-hop types of music, these are a great pair of cans."
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"I've gotten lots of compliments and questions from people on the streets about their sound, and I always say the same thing...If you're the kind of person like me, and you listen to music on a daily basis, this is the best time to pick up a pair of bluetooth headphones."
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"I am of the opinion that the best way to listen to music is through good quality loudspeakers."
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"I bought them for listening to music, and they do a very good job for that."
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Noise

Noise:
"The hold back on 5 star is 'noise cancellation' as the fit is not as tight I would have liked."
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"My son needs some headphones with noise cancelling, these seemed perfect until this."
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"I am very happy however that they didn't attempt to include any Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) as it frequently degrades the quality of the music."
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"TL;DR - heavy on the bass but overall great sound, comfortable, good battery life, so-so noise isolation, good looks, an excellent choice for home office or commuting."
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"I could not hear any outside noise while wearing them and the music sounded great."
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"Sol republic now just needs to work on interchangeable cans for noise cancelling or isolating to fit whomever needs desires for listening Like they already got interchangeable headbands....just gotta upgrade those cans to interchangeable more comfortable noise cancelling designs.... And perfect Quality versatile headphones... Just my 2 cents."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"-the battery life seems good to me something like 14 hours I believe-the Bluetooth has a strong connection and is stable for the most part unless obstructed-the call quality is good on my end and usually fine on the other but it can sound like you are far away to the other person-NFC technology quickly and simplistically pairs with my phone but it can be a hassle pairing the Bluetooth with my computer-I use these when I lift and they can move a little but never fall off or come near itAll in all, I really like these on ear headphones."
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"The pairing process couldn't be easier, and the controls are easy to use while wearing them."
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"There was a problem with pairing with more than one device."
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"They paired easily with my ancient Galaxy S4...yes that's right...S4....smh."
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"The NFC and Bluetooth pairing is effortless and the sound quality is as good as my brothers pair of Beats which he paid almost triple the price."
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"NFC pairing is amazing tap to your phone and they turn on your phones bluetooth, connect to bluetooth, and pair tap later and they turn off and so does your phone's bluetooth."
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"This one paired with my computer with such ease I thought something went wrong for a sec."
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"Far and away the best wireless headphones I've purchased and they have no problem pairing with my various devices."
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Price

Price:
"Considering these flaws I really can't recommend them to anyone ESPECIALLY for the price."
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"Overall, I wouldn't recommend paying full price for these."
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"- Seriously, they don't work - Customer service steals an hour out of your day and some of your money to resolve a problem that is their fault - There is no way to deal with customer service except to waste your time on the phone."
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"This isnt that big of a deal for me because I bought them for $75, but for the Bill Gates' of the world spending full price, I would be upset that there wasn't a case."
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"The sound quality on the Tracks Air is noticeably better than my low priced Sennheisers (as it should be for the price) and of course, blows away my crappy $20 earbuds."
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"Ive been researching bluetooth headphones for a while now, I don't have the most money so I didn't want to make a mistake and choose the wrong pair."
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"Good product for your money's worth, compared to the beats line you get far more for your $."
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"For the price a great buy."
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"Amazing headphones, especially for the price."
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"The sound quality of these are phenomenal for the price; crisp highs, clear vocals and tight punchy bass that never gets muddy even at max volume."
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"Awesome sound, nice and lightweight just got them today and I'm satisfied...lucky to have found such a great product for such a great price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Greaaaatttt Headphone with 1 negative thing..Basses are great, sound quality and quality of material are awesome, you dont have to pay $300 for great headphonebut, if you wear this more than 1 hour, you can feel uncomfortable on ear"
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"Sound quality was not very good at all."
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"Nice features on the Wireless headphones but the sound quality was so weak that at max volume I can still hear everything else around me."
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"The wireless feature was the selling point for me on this product but the audio quality and build quality is not that great."
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"Pros:* Sound quality is decent* Relatively cheapCons:* The side speakers won't fit in the rail at times and need to refit it often* Can't really differentiate between switch on off (no automated voice)* Sometimes it won't be ready to connect and have to switch on off multiple times to connect"
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"Sound quality is great and overall product quality is great as well."
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"I love them super easy to connect, good quality sound, and very stylish."
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"I love the sound quality and the packaging was perfect it even came with a bag to put them in when you travel!"
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Range

Range:
"The second problem I have is the website says they have a 150 ft wireless range."
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"great wireless headphone but range is pretty much average and not very comfortable wearing long period of time"
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"Pros:-incredible comfortable on your head (very light, perfectly even distributed pressure, you cam wear them all day long without notice)-Amazing electronic music performance-great range (I use them in the gym and leave my phone in locker in changing room and still get coverage in 90% of the gym area)-satisfying battery life, express chargingCons:-weak rock performance-earpieces could slide smoother on the headband-earpiedes are a bit thick so they protrude quite significantly."
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"The sound is good, nice bass, mids and upper ranges are better than average, but not great."
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"They sound great (good bass, clear) and have a long Bluetooth range."
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"Excellent range and also has very clear sound."
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"Portable Easy to pack awaySturdySlick lookingStays on head very niceCONS:Range is pretty bad."
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"When it comes to the range, its decent."
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"Worked great initially, long range, sounded good."
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Service

Service:
"Wrote to the company about the warranty, got exactly NOTHING back in reply No product is good enough to survive crappy service and theirs is the worst I have ever seen."
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"Unable to fix and no response from customer service."
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"My attempts in contacting customer service have been ignored."
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"- Seriously, they don't work - Customer service steals an hour out of your day and some of your money to resolve a problem that is their fault - There is no way to deal with customer service except to waste your time on the phone."
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"Customer service was downright painful."
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"Replaced my Bluetooth Beats By Dre with these (which by the way broke and were never returned by their awful service department) and am very happy."
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"Great Customer Service!"
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"Sol Republic has great customer service."
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"SOL Republic has, hands down, the best product and customer service at this price point."
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"Replaced my Bluetooth Beats By Dre with these (which by the way broke and were never returned by their awful service department) and am very happy."
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Sound

Sound:
"Greaaaatttt Headphone with 1 negative thing..Basses are great, sound quality and quality of material are awesome, you dont have to pay $300 for great headphonebut, if you wear this more than 1 hour, you can feel uncomfortable on ear"
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"Sound quality was not very good at all."
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"Nice features on the Wireless headphones but the sound quality was so weak that at max volume I can still hear everything else around me."
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"The sound that i get isn't that good i think it the sound should be better."
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"Wires tend to rip on my headphones from substantial use, the only complaint I have is that at times the left sound engine disconnects even if they are put on properly."
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"I was a little sad though, I really liked the sound and premium feel of these."
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"They sound great (good bass, clear) and have a long Bluetooth range."
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"Pros:* Sound quality is decent* Relatively cheapCons:* The side speakers won't fit in the rail at times and need to refit it often* Can't really differentiate between switch on off (no automated voice)* Sometimes it won't be ready to connect and have to switch on off multiple times to connect"
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"Sound quality is great and overall product quality is great as well."
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"Great sound and easy to use and pair."
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Volume

Volume:
"Nice features on the Wireless headphones but the sound quality was so weak that at max volume I can still hear everything else around me."
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"Also, it's a bit difficult to operate the controls when they're on---awkward to grope around on the earpieces, and the buttons are not really textured differently, so it's hard to feel which controls the volume and which is the multi-function button."
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"The volume was weak and my 15 dollar skullcandys were better than these.... but atleast they are wireless and comfortable."
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"My only complaint would have to be volume cap that for me seems low."
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"The alert volume is absurdly loud and an uncomfortable degree louder than the audio volume."
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"Totally satisfied with approximately 10 hours of operation with full volume of course."
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"I love how it has its own have control because my phone volume jumps to march in volume in with this I have some more decent control over the volume and its so crispy so clear the volume is very loud when needed to be very soft and quiet when you want and the Beast is so the best its not even possible to explain it these headphones are definitely worth the money even more money and yet I love the bargain I got."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"All I can say is skip these if you value your money, I bought directly from sol republic a set of tracks air wireless, they arrived broken, so I opted to return after an entire week or more of trying to get a return label, I had to pay shipping back and insure it to make sure I was not out 200.00, I find this repulsive in a company, lesson learned, one of the reasons Im an Amazon prime member for over 5 years now."
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"Nice features on the Wireless headphones but the sound quality was so weak that at max volume I can still hear everything else around me."
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"The second problem I have is the website says they have a 150 ft wireless range."
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"Though these are definitely not as good as something like Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, at $300 less, they are a great deal for a great pair of headphones."
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"BUT the biggest problem with wireless headphones is that it loses quality compared with wired headphones."
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"The volume was weak and my 15 dollar skullcandys were better than these.... but atleast they are wireless and comfortable."
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"Sound quality and balance is great, especially for a wireless headset."
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"Now I just have to wire up the earphone for listening, but lost the fun of wireless freedom."
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"Battery life is great, wireless distance is great, everything about these are great! "
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"They lack more bass but still a good product for being wireless..."
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"Nice features on the Wireless headphones but the sound quality was so weak that at max volume I can still hear everything else around me."
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