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M A S T E R   T R A C K S   X 3

Hear the bass, feel the emotion

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Music is emotion that you feel in the bass. X3 Sound Engines deliver deep club like bass and smooth vocals without ear piercing distorted highs. So crank your music up and listen like a DJ.


Extra large ear cushions block out ambient noises so you can focus on what matters: music.


If you’re a music lover, long listening comfort is key. Master Tracks are ultra light and feature around the ear cushions that don’t press against your ear.


Mic + 3 button remote lets you answer/hang-up calls, adjust the volume, and pause/resume/skip your music. Press and hold to activate Siri.


Virtually & Indestructible
One Year Warranty
Incredible Sound
1/4" Adapter
MIC & Music Control

Hear the bass


Master Tracks Around-Ear Headphones (X3)

Hear the bass

SKU: 1601

Customer Reviews

Master Tracks Around-Ear Headphones (X3) is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Right sound engine stopped working Bought these back in high school (2013) and they've lasted me a while. However, the right X3 sound engine stopped working. Might try to take apart and figure out the issue based on other reviews
Date published: 2019-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound but severely flawed I have two of these. One set in blue, the other black. The sound on these is pretty outstanding and I can't knock these for that. HOWEVER, what I can criticize is their construction. The inner soldering of the wires from the speaker to the aux out is cheap and quickly frayed on me. I had to remove the plastic casing, attach new wire, and solder it anew myself. When I got into these things and saw the poor workmanship I was very disappointed. For a company like this, and the price one pays for the headphones, I'd expect slightly better quality. Though I've done my own repairs, I will not be purchasing another set and will be moving on to another brand.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat Headphones I’ve ever owned. Not sure why these have lower reviews. I’m a mechanic and around loud machinery all day. These have survived 4 years of elements with no issues. The cables come out when snagged on something is better than ripping the entire thing of your head. The sound hasn’t not decreased in quality much over the years. My coworkers love them too over their beats and ended up buying their own. Thinking of buying a new pair just for that crisp refresh from it being almost 5 years old. Keep it up!
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Master Tracks I've had my Master Tracks for over 5 years. Great sound, easy to pack, and comfortable. They've traveled back and forth to work with me on a regular basis and on long trips for travel. They are still going strong. My only wish now is for a wireless version.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wire connection on the right cup. I got the calvin harris version and the sound quality is great. Its 2019 now and i got em around 2013. The cable wiggles on the right side but if i plug it on the left side is just fine? And vice versa with the other plug. Saddened by this, since I've been taking care of them. The cups are hella comfy to me but i just wish they sold the cups by themselves Build wise is a no. Quality is a yes. Not too bad i suppose. Seeing lots of review have malfunctions like mine So i have to say no.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One headphone died... both times I bought these Bought one. One headphone died. I thought it was just a fluke. My friend knew I was sad about it because these are not cheap, so he bought me another one. Two months later, one headphone dies. Not good quality. They don't hold up. $260 in the hole. Sad.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound..great BASS!! I've tried different brands of headphones through out the years and I can say that these are the best I have used. The sound is clear alone with the bass. I use them for personal use and all in the recording studio which others that use them in the studio love them also. Will continue to buy them as long as they sell them.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sound fine... and then they randomly break they were great until they broke for no reason. one driver just stopped working. they would not refund the money, only give me a 6 month gift card... after they insisted I send the product back, so i cant just replace the driver... DO NOT SUPPORT, untill they start making them better.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, until one side goes out. I bought these headphones back in 2014 and I thought it was a great quality product for the price- they look nice, feel comfortable, sound is amazing, and I can sleep peacefully or completely zone out when I need to. I recently flew from the states to Japan and was extremely disappointed when I went to plug in my headphones for a 10 hour flight and nothing. I switched the input to see if maybe I had damaged one of the inputs by accident, but no, the whole ear piece doesn't work and there is no physical damage to the exterior (I've always babied these headphones and taken care of them). Will not buy another pair or recommend someone to buy them seeing as how it seems it is a prominent issue. I'm happy they lasted as long as they did, however I wish they lasted longer, along with the warranty.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great! Until they broke... The headphones were absolutely fantastic! Until a year after I bought them (right when the warranty expired), the right ear cup completely stopped working. I took them apart and found that one of the wires was completely stripped due to a design flaw of not making the wires long enough inside the headphones. Until they address this issue, I would not buy these headphones.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very solid Over-ears - Little Disappointing Sound I have had mine for years now, one of the first Models released (Calvin Harris Prototype) I found that they flair our a lot around the mid range and crackles on instrumental sections, it super disappointing, also the lows tend to dissipate a lot of the time, which makes them lack serious depth. Very well built, still going on original cable too.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not live up to expectations. These sounded amazing, but I had these headphones for a few months and the wire stopped working with inputs. I bought a new wire (solving the problem) but then one of the sound engines completely stopped working. I’m at the point where I’d rather go out and buy all new headphones rather than trying to save a constantly sinking ship.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best headphones ever I had this set for more than 5 years now and has just been an ejoyable journy with it , from the quality,comfortless, durability. Simply amazing
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Engines Don't Last I got a replacement of my master tracks sound engines but they lasted less than a year. The left engine fell apart and the right engine stopped working. Before then my engines lasted about 1.5 yrs. The sound is great until they stop working.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just awesome! I got the Mastertracks XC a few years ago and sadly something happened with the right driver after one year (luckily there was still a warranty). I got the X3 as an replacement together with various other items to match the value of my previous headphones because they stopped the production. Overall I can say that they are awesome. They are well balanced and I don’t have any major issues with them. Sometimes the right driver sounds dull, but as soon as I let a bit air in everything’s back to normal (I don’t know how I create the vacuum when I put them on). They survived a lot of abuse and still work perfectly fine. Only thing to improve is the printing because it started to come off after a few months. Now I can only hope, that they make their deals international so I can profit from some events in Germany too.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The same review as everyone else I’ve had two pairs of these headphones and on both pairs, the left side driver stopped working. Sounded great up until they died, but I will be choosing a new manufacturer for my next pair of over the ear headphones. These are not a quality product at any price point you could find them for.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need Whole Sound / Not Half Seems as though this is a common problem, as many reviews are also referencing it, but I've lost all sound in one can, which renders these more or less unuasable. Sound quality and comfort were great while they lasted...but look elsewhere, unless you want to be looking again shortly after you purchase this faulty product.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty ear cup :( Loved these headphones, they have great sound quality and are as comfortable af, BUT after 6 months or less the sound in the left headphone began to play up. I initially thought this was the cord, but realised this is a common problem.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headphones Ever I bought the Master Tracks many years ago (Back when they were $200), and I don't understand why they have so many bad reviews! I am a DJ/producer who uses these headphones for everything! DJing, producing, casual listening, everything! These headphones have taken a lot of abuse, and they are still just as good as the day I bought them! I refuse to buy any other headphones besides SOL.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headphones, Great Sound! I've had these headphones for a couple of years, and they haven't let me down once! Great sound, I can hear so much detail whenever I use them. And they were such a great price for the quality! Most headphones I looked at that were the same quality were $200+! They're durable and have survived being thrown around and stuck in a backpack. The cables also still intact despite the fact that I've yanked on it so many times!
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Every purchase have the same problem I've used this for 2 or 3 years and purchased so many times because of the weakness of the wire. I love this sound and I have to use it to make some tracks but it's not for studio and performance. Even I use it so so carefully the connection between the wire and the headphone will break. This quality is the WORST one. I can't believe Steve Aoki is dancing with this. He must have thousands.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Limit lifetime I bought this headphones about 2 years ago to deejay and I've always found them excellent but 6 month ago the left engine started to give me a problem, sometime it doesn't work and I hear no audio. I thought it was a wire problem but after changing it the problem was always the same. Few months later the left engine stopped working at all and I had to change headphones
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourite pairs of headphones ever I purchased these a few months back after a long discussion with my roommate about his satisfaction with the Tracks HD. I've used them for gaming, listening to music, and mastering audio in a variety of scenarios and they continue to be one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones I've owned. The durability factor in the headband gives me confidence while travelling that I will always have headphones ready when I need them. My only complaint is that audio seems a bit lower quality at low volumes.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones I’ve had! If you’re after comfort, incredible sound and light weight headphones you’ve come to the right place! These headphones are perfect for me in the gym. They’re super comfy, have an adjustable headband that doesn’t slip whilst working out, and the sound is perfect. Thanks for creating such a good headset guys. You now have a customer for life!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 years later, all 3 pairs are perfect! About 4 years ago for my 16th birthday I received these headphones (my grandma and I had been eyeing them in the store for MONTHS. We tried them in store and loved them, no comparison to any other headphones in it’s price range) so finally we had an occasion to buy them. She bought 3 pairs, one for me, one for herself and one for my uncle and after 4 years they all work perfectly! The sound is incredibly rich and lovely to listen to. I used these when I rewatched the entire series of game of thrones and now THAT was a trip, the headphones made me feel like I was actually there! (Not necessarily a good thing when t comes to game of thrones, but an experience anyway!). I would advise anyone to buy these. Beautiful quality. I also love how each piece comes separately, so if you fray the chord you can replace it or if you snap the band it doesn’t ruin the entire headset!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great. Fixed issues myself xD I had these on my wish list since i saw them. I love the sound from these on rock, electronic and some classical. I too had the problem of one ear cup being faulty but having always played with my electronics it was easy to fix it myself. Never used warranties anyways. The pros outweigh the single con. Amazing. Also own 3 HD2 Tracks and 2 other in-ear earphones. Looking to get me some wireless earbuds next. SOL Republic for life.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5 years, These are exactly what I like! Still great manufacturing of sound and build. I use these and also use Tracks Air when needing blue-tooth however always option for any 3.5mm stereo jack, use a Rechargeable Bluetooth V2.1 Audio Receiver with 3.5mm .
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent headphones and customer care I received an older model of these headphones in 2015 as a present. The sound is incredible and I treated them like gold. Nonetheless, like many others have similarly reported, the left headphone stopped working after about 18 months. Whilst this was a bit heartbreaking, Sol Republic has treated the case with utmost generosity and professionalism, and I feel confident to continue using their products.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Left ear broken? I have a pair of Sol Republic headphones and the same thing happened to me, the left ear went out and it would only work if I wiggle the cord. The problem is that the left cord is messed up. If you buy a new cord it will work again.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reparing ? How do you repair them. I have a pair that has broken after 3-4 years..
Date published: 2017-03-27
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What is the difference between the Calvin Harris Master Tracks XC and this X3 - my Calvin Harris XC's earpad just feel off and trying to figure out if this can replace those?

Asked by: paul
So why dont you explain the technical difference.the extra cable an custom band is far from the only difference what the heck.
Answered by: Dennynrx7
Date published: 2020-09-23

Were do I get replacement ear cushions?

Asked by: Mike5704
Please contact Consumer Relations at for assistance.
Answered by: Consumer Relations -MB
Date published: 2020-08-17

One side of my earphones goes on and off. How to fix?

Asked by: Teddythefierce
We are sorry to hear this. Please contact for assistance.
Answered by: Consumer Relations -MB
Date published: 2020-05-21

Is the issue with the drivers fixed bad reviews I’m not spending money on gear that breaks in a year to many BAD Very BaD reviews on your product breaking 

Asked by: Dwalk
One driver went out on my headphones after a year (naturally, just outside the warranty) after very gentle use. So my experience with this product is unfortunately similar to many others. I have inquired, but hear that the company is not willing to make any restitution. Very disappointed, as these were not inexpensive headphones. Bad business practice not to stand behind your product when there is obviously an issue with it.
Answered by: GB58
Date published: 2020-04-11

Can the headband be interchanged?

Asked by: Gaatzz
Hello, as your response was from a year ago, I wanted to confirm if you still dont have replacement Master Tracks sound engines? If not, are other sound engines (such as the SOL REPUBLIC 1202-61 Tracks On-Ear) compatible with Master Track headphones?
Answered by: simzbd
Date published: 2020-06-15

Hi, Can you please tell me if these use real leather or synthetic leather? I've seen the question asked around a lot but people are giving different answers.

Asked by: Matt
None of our headphones use leather or any animal products. The ear cushions on our Tracks headphones are foam, coated with something similar to latex. (I don't have detailed information on the exact material makeup)
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2020-02-27

Is it possible to replace the ears pads for your Over-Ear Headphones, specifically the Master Tracks X3 1601-36?

Asked by: Irma
Thank you for you question. We do not replace the cushions separately for this model. Please contact our consumer relations team for further assistance.
Answered by: Consumer Relations -MB
Date published: 2019-04-30

Can I Have a New Aux Cable Cause Mine Stopped Working I don't know if it's Because Of The High Volumes I Tend to use In the Clubs & Events, Or if it's a Production Issue

Asked by: Dj Fercho
Our web team is working on placing replacement cables on our website for order. While cables can’t yet be ordered directly from our website, you can find them available from Amazon here:
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2020-02-27
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