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Dr. Dre Beats Studio VS. Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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I'm thinking about buying the Beats because I heard they have a really good sound quality but, while I was looking up information on the internet I heard about the M50's. I was wondering which of these I should purchase if I want them to be portable but I also want really good sound quality.

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As far as sound quality goes the M50s are way better. As far as portability goes, they aren't ideal since you either get the heavy coiled cord or the straight cord that's so long you could jump rope with it.

 

I'd suggest taking a look at this thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-95-portable-headphones-reviewed-denon-ah-d1100-added-10-30-11

 

 

post #3 of 59

m50 sound a lot better but arnt as coo looking or paractacle but the studios take batteries soooooo..

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If u want cool looking with very good sound and decent bass, try the adidas version of the sennheiser hd 25-1 ii. I just tried them on sunday.

Looks great. Lightweight. Portable. Sound great.

Also soundprofessionals.com sell the ath-m50 pre modified to take a removable cable. Then u can buy this shorter straight cable for 6 bucks shipped:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021816&p_id=9297&seq=1&format=2

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

If u want cool looking with very good sound and decent bass, try the adidas version of the sennheiser hd 25-1 ii. I just tried them on sunday.
Looks great. Lightweight. Portable. Sound great.
Also soundprofessionals.com sell the ath-m50 pre modified to take a removable cable. Then u can buy this shorter straight cable for 6 bucks shipped:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021816&p_id=9297&seq=1&format=2
Good luck.

OMG!!! thats so awesome! Can you get a cable that has the play pause too!??

post #6 of 59

I think this question answers itself :P

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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

OMG!!! thats so awesome! Can you get a cable that has the play pause too!??

Yea. This cable by v-moda should do the trick. 20 bucks.

http://v-moda.com/3-button-speakeasy-cable-replacement/

U can find cheap knockoff "beats" cables all over amazon for a few bucks. Just search the term "controltalk". But the vmoda should be a good solid cable (kevlar reinforced) and better quality wire more than likely.

Keep in mind if u ever want to get a headphone amp the controls wont function obviously but the m50 will run at sufficent volume with no amp.

Good luck.
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Yea. This cable by v-moda should do the trick. 20 bucks.
http://v-moda.com/3-button-speakeasy-cable-replacement/
U can find cheap knockoff "beats" cables all over amazon for a few bucks. Just search the term "controltalk". But the vmoda should be a good solid cable (kevlar reinforced) and better quality wire more than likely.
Keep in mind if u ever want to get a headphone amp the controls wont function obviously but the m50 will run at sufficent volume with no amp.
Good luck.

Man thats awesome! The cable was a deal breaker for me but not anymore

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Man thats awesome! The cable was a deal breaker for me but not anymore

Really glad i could help.
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Completely random but since we're on the subject of Beats, do y'all think Diddybeats is worth the money as an IEM to go to the gym with? I recently bought a pair of Meelectronic M9s, still waiting on them via mail.

post #11 of 59
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

If u want cool looking with very good sound and decent bass, try the adidas version of the sennheiser hd 25-1 ii. I just tried them on sunday.
Looks great. Lightweight. Portable. Sound great.
 

 

I'll second that!  Great for rock, metal, pop, and some rap/hip-hop/r&b.

post #12 of 59

m50 any day

post #13 of 59
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Completely random but since we're on the subject of Beats, do y'all think Diddybeats is worth the money as an IEM to go to the gym with? I recently bought a pair of Meelectronic M9s, still waiting on them via mail.

No.

 

Get the Shure SE215 or Klipsch S4/S5 Rugged.

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Completely random but since we're on the subject of Beats, do y'all think Diddybeats is worth the money as an IEM to go to the gym with? I recently bought a pair of Meelectronic M9s, still waiting on them via mail.
Duck to be totally honest I have not listened to those, but I can say based on specifications the Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 are a great IEM for that price range. Unlike most other IEMs in that price range they have 3 drivers instead of one to give you a more complete sound. You should read up on them. Amazon sells them direct for about 150 bucks.

I will warn you they don't seem to fit comfortably in everyone's ears. They are great for me with the comply brand foam tips.

On the other hand, I personally purchased a pair of Sennheiser CX200s for use at the gym. They sound great to me, the fit is amazing, and they cost me 20 bucks. I get too worried I'll mess up my Triplefi's. So if you like your M9s and they were cheap... stick with em. I have no idea how those sound, that is up to you. But if you want a seriously nice IEM for the money try those Triplefi 10s.
post #15 of 59
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Originally Posted by DuckTV View Post

Completely random but since we're on the subject of Beats, do y'all think Diddybeats is worth the money as an IEM to go to the gym with? I recently bought a pair of Meelectronic M9s, still waiting on them via mail.

might as well look at the powerbeats than diddybeats if that is what you want.. they are designed for active lifestyle.. if you don't worry much about the price then buy them.. the tf10s are great but could give you fatigue in the highs, fit is also an issue ( i don't know if they also do well on low quality songs which the beats don't give painful sibilance) talk about the cable the diddybeats and powerbeats' cabes are durable.. 

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