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Beats Debuts Solo2 Headphones, Snarkitecture Collaboration

Fresh off its acquisition by Apple, Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio has introduced the latest version of its Solo line of headphones. The Solo2, which are available for pre-order for $199 and hits stores on June 1, should offer improved audio performance over its predecessor. 

Beats says the headset will provide a more dynamic and wider range of sound for a variety of musical genres. In addition to their upgraded audio, the Solo2s also get an updated construction complete with improved earcups.

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The company also announced additional colors for its Beats Studio line of headsets, as well as a collaboration with Snarkitecture, an art group that focuses primarily on architecture. But if you want to get your hands a pair of Snarkitecture X Beats, you’ll have to shell out a whopping $699.

Beats headphones have received generally positive reviews, with its Studio (2013) and Executive lines receiving 3.5 stars during in our reviews. It's anyone's guess as to how the company's newly minted relationship with Apple with impact its headphone division, but it's widely anticipated that the brand will strive for a higher level of quality when it comes to its products. If that's the case, the brand may be the one to beat (no pun intended) when it comes to consumer-level headphones going forward.