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SOL REPUBLIC 1430-02 Tracks Air Wireless On-Ear Headphones with A2 Sound Engine Ice White by Review Summary ,  Aug 18, 2015

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SOL REPUBLIC 1430-02 Tracks Air Wireless On-Ear Headphones with A2 Sound Engine, Ice White
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 366 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Listening5.0   above average
Battery4.8   above average
Fit4.8   above average
Noise4.7   above average
Music4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   above average
Sound4.5   average
Bluetooth4.4   average
Design4.4   above average
Range4.4   average
Wireless4.3   average
Connection4.0   above average
Pairing4.0   below average
Control3.9   average
Charging3.8   average
Volume2.8   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"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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"Amazing battery life."
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"Great battery life and comfortable."
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"They have a very nice wireless range and the batteries last for approximately 4-6 days (using them 2 hours daily)."
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"Clear sound and great battery life."
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"Battery lasts well, my companions to the gym an at home when I wanna have a party of one."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"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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"The microphone does not work well in bluetooth mode."
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"Perfect Bluetooth headphones for Edm."
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"Bluetooth doesn't always work well"
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"Cool looking design, great sound quality, and decent Bluetooth reach."
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"However, the Bluetooth range on these were ridiculously good (all over the entire house and even in the backyard) and the price was far better."
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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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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 built quality is perfect as well as the buttons."
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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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Cable

Cable:
"missing all the cables and guide book"
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"Everything else has either been uncomfortable, used some kind of proprietary cable or sounded like crap."
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"The headphones come with an cord so you can use them wired if they are dead or need to be charged overall great product! "
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"They are maybe a little bass heavy for me but they still sound great and I love the ability to plug in a cable or change the headbands."
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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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")You're also able to wire these headphones directly with the supplied cables, but I personally bought them for their BT capabilities."
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"This is great, and there is no cord to get in the way when I am working."
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"It's about superior and clear sound, long-range bluetooth, no cord whatsoever."
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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 option to plug in to charge is nice."
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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:
"Overall they have an excellent sound quality, very comfortable to the ear and the piece of mind that if something breaks you can replace that component without buying the entire unit."
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"They feel comfortable to the ear; no discomfort or whatsoever after 3+ hrs of continue use."
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"Great battery life and comfortable."
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"I don't want to give it 3 stars but I am because of one reason, I've had these for roughly three months maybe a little more and everything is great (sound quality, comfort, etc) but I've noticed that they're beginning to cut out."
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"Very good and comfortable headphones! "
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Connection

Connection:
"However, the connection in the left ear is iffy, I am worried that after a while it will fail as a few of the previous reviews have claimed."
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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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"The design is incredible; love the ice-white color; you can also get them in other colors."
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"Cool looking design, great sound quality, and decent Bluetooth reach."
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"As compared to similar products such as the Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Headphones and the Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones, SOL Republics Tracks AIR wireless headphones offer superior design, impressive features, and comparable sound quality."
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"Price:SOL Republic Tracks AIR - $199.99Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - $249.95Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Headphones- $379.99When considering all the factors that make up a great wireless headphone product including features, design, sound quality, and price, it is clear that SOL Republic offers comparable or superior quality in every category while offering the most competitive prices."
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"Nice design, good sound."
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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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"The fit in my head is really comfortable, and you can adjust the speakers height."
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"They are a good fit for a small head."
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"NICE FIT AND SOUND"
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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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Listening

Listening:
"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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"In conjunction with an iPad, or with the new update to the Fire TV, they work well for private listening, which comes in handy when you don't want to wake a little one."
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"I like to stay pumped up for studying by listening to EDM and these do a great deal of keeping me pumped up."
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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'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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"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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"You can listen to all types of music and they sound good."
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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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"Sound Quality:Tracks AIR headphones have provided the clearest sound out of all the headphones Ive ever tried even though the Beats Studio Wireless headphones offer better base while the Bose SoundLink headphones offer the best noise cancellation plus exceptional base and clarity."
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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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Pairing

Pairing:
"very impressed great sound, lightweight, smart pairing method, i honestly cant think of a complaint"
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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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"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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"very impressed great sound, lightweight, smart pairing method, i honestly cant think of a complaint"
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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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"I had trouble getting it properly paired with my iPad the first time around (it claimed to be paired, but sound still came out of iPad native speakers instead of the headphones), and still can't get it to do so reliably, though it has no problem pairing with my iPhone."
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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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"These head phone's are well worth the money I payed for them, 74.99."
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"I would recommend getting a pair of good earbuds for the price of these ones (you won't feel awkward while wearing them on public, the sound will be even better and isolated and it will be cheaper."
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"It's a good price for a wireless headphones though."
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"However, the Bluetooth range on these were ridiculously good (all over the entire house and even in the backyard) and the price was far better."
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"Price:SOL Republic Tracks AIR - $199.99Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - $249.95Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Headphones- $379.99When considering all the factors that make up a great wireless headphone product including features, design, sound quality, and price, it is clear that SOL Republic offers comparable or superior quality in every category while offering the most competitive prices."
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Quality

Quality:
"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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"And some bad reviews complain about the sound quality... You have to customize the sound."
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"BUT the biggest problem with wireless headphones is that it loses quality compared with wired headphones."
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"Overall they have an excellent sound quality, very comfortable to the ear and the piece of mind that if something breaks you can replace that component without buying the entire unit."
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"Great sound and premium quality wireless head phones."
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"The sound quality is excellent."
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"Sound quality is very good when talking, almost identical as the wired version."
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"Cool looking design, great sound quality, and decent Bluetooth reach."
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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 have a very nice wireless range and the batteries last for approximately 4-6 days (using them 2 hours daily)."
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"Try the different sound fields to find the one that gives you the best mix of Bass, Treble, and Vocal range you enjoy."
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"However, the Bluetooth range on these were ridiculously good (all over the entire house and even in the backyard) and the price was far better."
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"Worked great initially, long range, sounded good."
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"The sounds and range are really good, the bass can use some improvements."
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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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"Good quality best service."
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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:
"I rated as ''it's ok'' because the sound is not outstanding comparing it with other headphones."
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"The sound is not well isolated by the cushions but it does a good job focusing the sound right on your ears."
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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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"Nice sound."
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"I got it yesterday and it sounds great."
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"No matter what genre you listen to; you will be able to hear every sound and instrument."
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"The padding on bot the sound engines and the head band are very comfortable with plenty cushion."
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"The sound coming out of this headphones are really good."
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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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"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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"Another small negative issue for me is, the volume could be a bit louder, dont get me wrong, they are loud enough to enjoy the music, but when your favorite song comes up and you wish you could turn it up a little."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"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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"I previously bought a pair of less expensive wireless headphones from an unknown brand, and they broke after 2-3 months."
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"Great sound and premium quality wireless head phones."
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"They have a very nice wireless range and the batteries last for approximately 4-6 days (using them 2 hours daily)."
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"It's a good price for a wireless headphones though."
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"As compared to similar products such as the Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Headphones and the Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones, SOL Republics Tracks AIR wireless headphones offer superior design, impressive features, and comparable sound quality."
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"Price:SOL Republic Tracks AIR - $199.99Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - $249.95Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Headphones- $379.99When considering all the factors that make up a great wireless headphone product including features, design, sound quality, and price, it is clear that SOL Republic offers comparable or superior quality in every category while offering the most competitive prices."
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