Okay so last week i visited my cousins for vacation and I told him about how I got the M50s. He looks at me like that's cool I got the beats by dre studio. I said oh that's interesting i wonder if we can compare yours and mine and see whats better. He says fine. So when i first see it, the screws on the headband are broken. Bad sign already. Bad durability. Anyway, I look at them and i see that they LOOK pretty cool and hip. But again i notice another thing. The earpads are really small and contracted. My M50s have earpads that fit my ear but the beats studio earpads almost fit right on my ear like the beats solos did. Might just be my ears but it does make it feel a little weird. They were comfortable though ill give them that. Now he used the song Won't back Down on his ipod and put the volume the same and switched b/w both headphones. He said that my m50s sounded really good but that they sounded a little muffled and not as loud as his beats. He didnt change the volume at all. Now he said that the m50s were good, but that the beats were what you pay for. He said that they were overpriced, but that they are worth alot anyway. Now I listened and to me the beats had more bass but muffled the sound a little bit. I decided to sneak his beats onto my head while he was out and listen to some other non-rap songs and I chose Alligator Sky. At first I thought Alligator Sky sounded kinda better for some reason on the beats. I could hear more instruments and tunes as well as vocals. But then i switched back to my M50s and it sounded more clear and lively. These were my thoughts on the beats vs m50s battle.
Side note: I was actually thinking on buying beats by dre studio on colorware and make my own custom colors for around $550 and was about to do it until I found out about the M50s(b/c of all the recommendations) and decided to get those over the beats and i can now say that I've grown to love them. I don't think they isolate background noise all that well but they aren't noise cancelling headphones. I prefer SQ over gimmicks.