Sol Republic Master Tracks
2:21

Sol Republic Master Tracks

Headphones
Hi. I'm David Carnoy, Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here with the Sol Republic Master Tracks headphones. This is the successor to the tracks and tracks, HD headphones which so we probably did a great job marketing and popularizing. If you remember those of the headphones that Michael Phelps wore during the Olympics. These are the new step out model. These are more of a over the year than and I personally think they're more comfortable than the original tracks which had an on-ear design. These guys have nicely padded ear cups. They also have the same headband which you can bend all different which ways and the company says it's virtually indestructible. You can't swap out that headband for different colors that you caused around $30 for the headband but you can customize the look of these headphones and the ear pieces themselves which company calls sound engines are removal as this cord. It does have a split cord design. I personally do like a single cord design but this is a split cord design. That cord does have an inline remote and microphone that's geared towards Apple iOS devices and the headphones do come with a simple carrying pouch. As far as the sound goes, Sol Republic headphones at least the tracks were known for their big heavy bass these guys are a little bit more well=balanced. I like the sound better. What's interesting about them is that they actually sound better when you play them loud. And when we asked the company about it, they did say that they are designed to play louder and sound better at higher volume. So, we weren't mistaken about that. Now, a lot of you are probably asking are these worth $199? That's a hard question to answer for a lot of people who do like the Sol Republic brand. They will be worth $199 but there are certainly other headphones that cost the same or less. They do sound better than these headphones like the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 for example, but these are really a lifestyle brand of headphone. They're designed to be worn kind of wherever you are at all times. So, if you want that type of headphone, it's really kind of almost a fashion accessory and that's what Sol Republic is going for with the Master Tracks. I'm David Carnoy, and those are Sol Republic Master Tracks Headphones. Thanks for watching.

Up Next

Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones Review: An Old Favorite Gets Big Changes
m5-blue-background

Up Next

Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones Review: An Old Favorite Gets Big Changes

True Wireless Earbuds: Reviewed for Small Ears
small-ears-review-00-00-26-11-still001

True Wireless Earbuds: Reviewed for Small Ears

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Review: Improved in 4 Key Ways
sennheiser-momentum-true-wireless-3-2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Review: Improved in 4 Key Ways

Get to Know Apple's New AirPods
yt-airpods-3-v4

Get to Know Apple's New AirPods

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones review: The best noise canceling so far
yt-bose-qc-45-9

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones review: The best noise canceling so far

5 cheaper alternatives to the AirPods Pro
yt-top5-cheap-alternatives-for-airpods-pro-1

5 cheaper alternatives to the AirPods Pro

Nothing unveils Ear 1 true wireless earbuds
ear-1-imge-4

Nothing unveils Ear 1 true wireless earbuds

One month with the Sony WF-1000XM4 and AirPods Pro
yt-sony-earbuds-vs-airpods-5

One month with the Sony WF-1000XM4 and AirPods Pro

One week with the Huawei FreeBuds 4
freebuds4-thumb2

One week with the Huawei FreeBuds 4

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move
chargebox-ads-etron-4165x2777

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14
yt-appleslice-iphone-14cnet

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations
1202484230753671-btat6xklmc41i6ujbdbz-height640.png

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation
220620-yt-usb-c-explainer-site

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation

Most Popular All most popular

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

What's New to Stream for June 2022
netpicks-june-2022thumb

What's New to Stream for June 2022

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14
yt-appleslice-iphone-14cnet

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation
220620-yt-usb-c-explainer-site

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation

Latest Products All latest products

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know
eink-website

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens
xperiafinalpicsite

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs
lenovolegion-00-00-45-13-still003

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space
metastore

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options
lenovoslim-00-00-03-10-still001.png

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them
yt-howto-clean-airpods-v3

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet
yt-learn-guitar-foot-controls-v2

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet