Sol Republic Master Tracks review - CNET

The SOL Republic Master Tracks headphones feature a comfortable design and plenty of low-end, but highs and high-mids could be more...

SOL REPUBLIC 1601-32 Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones - White

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  • TAG : My unboxing of the SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks
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  • All in all, I liked the Sol Republic Master Tracks’ rugged construction, sleek style, and powerful sound. That said, sticklers for accuracy might prefer the ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD 598 headphones.

    I’ve reviewed more than a hundred headphones, but the Sol Republic Master Tracks is the first to require some “assembly.” No worries; Slip the headband through the ear cups’ slots, plug in the cable, and you’re done. The whole operation takes about a minute.

  • The SOL Republic Master Tracks are a bit of a conundrum, delivering clean audio with big bass, but lacking some of the high-mid definition that really makes boosted bass exciting. The removable headband and cable, as while as inline mic and remote, add value to the $200 price tag, and the Master Tracks are definitely worthy of your interest, but both bass lovers and purists have plenty of options to consider in this price range.

    The SOL Republic Master Tracks are a bit of a conundrum, delivering clean audio with big bass, but lacking some of the high-mid definition that really makes boosted bass exciting. The removable headband and cable, as while as inline mic and remote, add value to the $200 price tag, and the Master Tracks are definitely worthy of your interest, but both bass lovers and purists have plenty of options to consider in this price range.

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  • The SOL Republic Master Tracks are a bit of a conundrum, delivering clean audio with big bass, but lacking some of the high-mid definition that really makes boosted bass exciting. The removable headband and cable, as while as inline mic and remote, add value to the $200 price tag, and the Master Tracks are definitely worthy of your interest, but both bass lovers and purists have plenty of options to consider in this price range.

SOL Republic Master Tracks - Best Buy

​SOL Republic Master Tracks XC sounds like a typical celebrity headphone. With more emphasis on the bass and dynamics than finesse and musicality. From this perspective, it has a limited repertoire and doesn´t do well at all with classical music. Rap, pop and dance music works well, however, and if that´s your thing it is possible that Calvin Harris is on the right track.