If you are a happy owner of either the rose gold iPhone or Apple Watch, you now have the choice of two sleek new accessories that match your device.
Beats, which Apple acquired last year, has released a rose gold version of its Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and urBeats In-Ear Headphones.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the history, Beats released the Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones last November as their first product after the deal with Apple was finalized. Earlier this year Beats released versions of both the Solo2 and the urBeats, which were first released in 2013, to match the silver, space gray and gold colors that Apple uses in many of its products. Now the company has added the rose gold color that Apple recently introduced in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and the Apple Watch.
Since last year Beats has not released many new products but has instead updated the colors of some of its products to align with the colors Apple features in its products. Besides the Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, the new Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker, released this month, is the only other new product that Beats has introduced since the acquisition.
Beats headphones have become polarizing products with both strong advocates and maybe even stronger haters on either side. The Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones have received overall positive reviews, but keep in mind that these headphones, as with all beats products, are very bass heavy. So, if that’s not your cup of tea, it would be best if you steer clear.
Although these headphones are not uncomfortable, other products in this category have been noted as being more comfortable to wear over long periods of time. These headphones do allow an optional wired connection, so if your headphone battery dies you can just plug in and keep listening. There is also volume, play/pause and skip options built into the right ear cup that allow you to control media straight from the headphones.
The reviews of the urBeats In-Ear Headphones are similar. They provide a bass heavy experience that isn’t for everyone. The biggest positives of the urBeats In-Ear Headphones are that they do not distort at high volumes and the design is solid. A negative that was repeated in many reviews is that they are not very comfortable to wear for long periods and the earbuds can sometimes be difficult to get a good fit in the ear.
As with all audio products, it all comes down to personal preference. If you enjoy the bass heavy experience that Beats provides, these headphones may be a good item to put on your list, especially if you have been looking for something that would look sleek alongside your rose gold iPhone.
The new rose gold Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones can be picked up for $299 and the Beats urBeats In-Ear Headphones will run you $99. They are immediately available in Apple stores and, like most other Beats products, should be available at many other retailers soon.