Beats Solo HD (Black) comparison

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Beats Solo HD (Black)

Beats Solo HD (Black)
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Beats by Dr. Dre Studio (White)

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio (White)
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Beats Studio 2013 (White)

Beats Studio 2013 (White)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Price $310 at 1 store $224 at 1 store $179 to $224 at 2 stores $249 to $299 at 10 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 57 reviews 3.0 stars out of 47 reviews 3.0 stars out of 107 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews
Release date November 05, 2009 August 15, 2008 July 31, 2008 July 24, 2013 December 05, 2009
The Bottom Line The Beats Solo by Dr. Dre Headphones from Monster offer a killer, travel-friendly design that's sure to turn heads, but the audio quality fails to live up to the price tag. The Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones deliver the trifecta of sleek, comfortable design, useful features, and top-notch sound quality. If you can afford them, they're a worthy investment toward an improved listening experience. The unique and stylish Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones offer solid audio, useful accessories, and a look that's anything but copycat. For fashion-forward folks with cash to spare, they're a great option. They may not be a bargain at $300, but the new Beats Studio headphones are lighter and better-built, and sound significantly better than the original Beats Studio model. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.

Basic specs

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Info unavailable 1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Color Black
Black
White
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Info unavailable Wired
Microphone On-cable
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Headphones Type Headset - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable Headphones - Stereo
Recommended Use Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Tablet
Portable audio system
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Full size
Info unavailable Info unavailable Full size
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Headset - Wired
Headphones - Wired
- Wired
Info unavailable Headphones - Wired
Audio Specifications Info unavailable Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz -
Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz -
Info unavailable Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Remote Control Built-in
None
None
Info unavailable None
Product Description Beats Solo HD - Headset
Monster Beats By Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones - Headphones
Monster Beats By Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones
Info unavailable Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
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