67points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

64points

Beats by Dre Pro

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Beats by Dre Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro
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64
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Beats by Dre Pro?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 115g lighter
    285gvs400g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Beats by Dre Pro better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x?

  • 16dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs99dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

285g

400g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

115dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beats by Dre Pro

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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