Originally Posted by inthere
I have all 3. The Solo 2 is louder than the MDR-1A and the ATH-M50. M50 has the least amount of bass out of the 3. MDR-1A has the best soundstage. M50 is the most balanced out of the 3, but probably has the worst soundstage out of the 3.
I would suggest MDR-1A if you don't need max volume, but if you do need it, get the Beats.
THis isn't even true anyway, the MDR-1A get plenty loud from any device and are sensitive headphones.
Originally Posted by Bruno Almeida
The diference is very small
Nope, not true. I'd rank them, for the particular genre you want to listen to, MDR-1A>Solo 2>M50x. I own the MDR-1A, and have listened a good bit to the other two. The MDR-1A are teh best of the three by quite a margin, especially for rap or hip-hop if that is what you will mostly be listening to. The bass is punchy and visceral, you can really feel it, but it isn't overdone, and the overall detail throughout all the frequencies is done better than either of the other two headphones. THey are also the most comfortable of the three. And they are built more sturdily than the Beats. You may run into some slight problems with one or the other of the earcup hinges creaking in an annoying way, with the MDR-1A, but if that happens you can just buy a five dollar tube of dry graphite-powder lubricant at a hardware store, apply it to all the hinges on teh headphone, and it'll fix the problem.
Basically what I'm saying is, if it's between these three, get the MDR-1A, seriously, don't even hesitate. The Solo 2 is a great headphone, but the MDR-1A is better.
Edited by goodyfresh - 9/14/15 at 9:31am
There is one exception to what I'm saying. If you're going to be listening at VERY LOUD VOLUMES most of the time, the Solo 2 is better, as it has less audible bass-distortion at very high volume levels. HOWEVER, this would be a terrible idea anyway, as you will damage your hearing over time. So I'd just go with the MDR-1A and listen at reasonable-to-moderately-loud volumes.