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SOL Republic Tracks Headphones Review Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
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SOL Republic Tracks Headphones Review

Listening to tunes varying from modern rock (Dengue Fever), to trance/world music (Jai Uttal) it is clear to me Tracks are high fidelity phones. There have a really good soundstage depth, powerful and well-articulated bass, and a nice balance across the board. Instrument separation is also really good, and there is nothing sonically to complain about. It is nice to see Tracks living up their billing, sound wise, because in the past, I have spent very good money only to be disappointed in the performance of headphones made by some very well known manufacturers.  And, if Tracks sound this good, I can only wonder how much more Tracks HD, which cost an additional $30, would bring to the table. I suspect a bit more definition and bass articulation.


SOL Republic is a young company but I like their game plan. High quality, fairly priced, customizable headphones that stomp on the standard headphones included with most portable devices like the iPod.  Being able to mix and match colors and styles is a pretty cool thing; I happen to like the Tracks in the standard black, but I can also see wanting to experiment.

SOL Republic Tracks

SOL Republic's Tracks headphones are a pleasure to use; they never fell or shifted, even while using them in the gym. Most important, they are non-fatiguing, even with extended listening, and offer nicely balanced sound.  At $99, they are fairly priced and easy to recommend.


SOL Republic Tracks on ear headphones: $99.99

●    Equipped with 3-button remote and microphone
●    Audio works on all phones and audio players with a 3.5 mm jack
●    Microphone works on almost all Android & Blackberry Phone
●    Microphone + 3-button remote control works on iPods, iPhones & iPads


Review Systems

CD Transport: bel canto CD3t
Server: Squeezebox Touch with CIA  VDC-SB power supply
DAC: Bryston BDA-1
Headphone Amp: Pro-Ject Head Box
Preamp: Audio Research SP16,
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55
Integrated Amplifier; McIntosh MA6600
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4
Cables:  Stager Silver Solids, DH Labs Revelation (IC), Kimber KCTG (IC), Transparent  MM2 Super (IC),  Transparent Plus (Speaker) Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (AC),Transparent (AC).Shunyata Venom (AC)
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks, Shakti Stone, Sound Anchors stands,  Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner, Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Salamander rack

CD Player: Marantz 5003
Music Server: Squeezebox Touch
DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC II, Rein Audio X-DAC

Preamplifer: Densen B-200
Amplifier: Revox A722
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3
Cables: Kimber/QED/Transparant (IC),/PS Audio, Pangea Audio (AC), Kiimber(digital)

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