So I had the Beats Studio 2.0, and had an issues with them only after a month. Apple let me exchange them, and I decided to get the Pros. I know people crap all over Beats all the time, but I like their sound. I have the original Beats Studio, Beats Solo, and PowerBeats wireless. Honestly I don't care if anyone hates them or not. That is not what this post is about. What I am looking for is what makes all the cheaper studio monitors better. So I own the AudioTechna M50s. I decided last night to test both headphones on the same song. I am a big fan of the Killers, so I choose one of their songs. I decided to try a more acoustic song Sams Town recorded at Abby Road. I listen to parts at a time with both headphones. To me the M50s sounded much flatter, and not nearly as full. Now I have heard a good headphone lets you pick out different instruments in the song. I could do that with both headphones while the Pros sounded better. I know the M50s are not the greatest studio monitor on the market, but people swear by them and many have said they sound better than the Pros. So my question is for Audiophile's. What am I missing? I don't understand while people say the M50's are so much better. Part two, what makes equally priced studio monitors better than the Pros? What should a great headphone sound like? I am not looking to argue about headphones. I would truly like to learn.