Beats studio vs beats pro

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Lya, Dec 20, 2011.


Which beats would you choose ?

  1. Pros

    23 vote(s)
  2. Studios

    14 vote(s)
  1. Lya macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Hi guys,
    I know that most of you hate beats, but I got a discount on a french site and I can't resist them.
    I have to choose between the Beats By Dre pro and studio.
    I can get the pros for 299€ ($389) and the studios for 262€ ($341) instead of 399€ ($520) and 299€ ($389)...
    (taking in consideration that EVERYTHING is more expensive here)
    Given the circumstances, I have to get them now, so I thought I would ask for your help.
    I'm afraid that the pros are too awkward to carry around (I'm a teenage girl), and I need comfort and good sound reduction. I'm not an audiophile, so I might be tempted to choose the studios. But getting the pros would be a better deal.
    Which should I choose ?
    Thanks in advance !
  2. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Please save yourself some money and get better sound by buying these.

    They have a ton of bass but are very clear also. You can pick these up for less than 100 Euro's and they sound amazing. If you have your heart set on beats though get the Pros as they are better than the Studios. They both are really not worth the money even with that discount. Is the site you are buying from an authorised dealer as well? If not they could be fake headphones.

    Do you want Beats just because of the looks or because they have a lot of bass?
  3. shere macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2011
    so u think beats not that good? instead of denon?
  4. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    I don't think, i know these headphone are better than the Beats by a mile. The Beats are a slick marketing campaign. They don't have good drivers, they have bad build quality and the bass sounds bad because there is too much of it.

    I can promise you these and other headphones can produce better sound than the beats for a lower price.
  5. Lya thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Thanks for the great advice, but I really want the Beats. To be perfectly honest, it's mainly because they look great. And they sound good IMO. As a girl, I would feel awkward wearing big, black headphones in public.:(
    So I'm definitely going to take this opportunity and get the Beats, but I'm having a hard time choosing...
    Thanks again :)
  6. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    I would seriously stick away from the Beats too, absolutely rip offs for what they are. But hey if you want to look great in public then go ahead I guess.
  7. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    No problem :) Please be careful where you buy your headphones from though as the Beats are some of the most copied headphones on the market. Make sure 100% the site you buy them from is an authorised dealer or you may end up getting fakes.
  8. TwinCitiesJHawk macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    I had the studios for about a year and half, then upgraded to the pros about 6 months ago and glad I did. Comfort was the best part of the studios but every time I closed them to put them in the case I felt like I was going to break them. As for the pros, they don’t advertise noise cancelling, but they do quite well. The sound is better than the studios IMO - really rich bass and amazing treble.

    The only complaint I have with the pros for about a month, after wearing them for hours they started hurting my ears, it doesn’t do it so much anymore. If you have the cash, get the pros for sure.
  9. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    Beats are like BOSE 2.0 = crap 2.0

    doesn't matter if you are an audiophile or not. there are several headsets that will sound way better for way less. if you are only interested that they look good, then just get whatever you think look best. not sure what answer you want from us. :confused:


    PS- I have a set of spyder in-ear headphone that I love
  10. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    The OP isn't asking which brands are the best for her. I'm sure she already knows she can get better cans for same or less money. Her priority is style over substance. So for all the people recommending every other brand isn't really helping her.
  11. vtclan macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    I really love my studios. As far as beats go, the studios are more balanced and less bass heavy compared to the others. The studios are comfortable and after a while of wearing them I almost forget theyre on because they're so light.

    I went to bestbuy the other day and put on a pair of pros and must say they feel like a tank compared to the studios. They felt a lot more clunky and had a tighter fit around the ear. However, they did sound better than the studios. The studios also have a sound leakage problem so if that's something that bothers you, you should get the pros. Hope this helps!
  12. Lya thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    I just wanted to know people's opinion and experiences :eek:

    Oh thanks, I just verified on Monster's website, and it seems legit! :D

    I think I'll end up getting the studios since I don't break things. I guess I'll wait a couple of years until I get some pro headphones. My headphones will be used daily so I need comfort, and the sound leakage won't bother me : I'm getting noise canceling headphones so I can listen at a low volume. It sucks that studios don't sound as good, but they're still great, it's not like the sound quality was poor :)
    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, it's really helpful !
  13. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    That's great that they are a legit dealer. Just for some reference this is a review of the Denon headphones.

    I get that the Beats look nice and all that but if you bought these people would be seriously impressed with the sound.

    Noise cancelling headphones tend to take a hit on sound quality as well :eek:
  14. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    So if somebody said to you " I want blue crap or red crap I don't like brown". You wouldn’t suggest perhaps save your money and don't buy crap? :confused:
    Go ahead waste your money on a gimmick...... They tried. :rolleyes:
  15. vtclan macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    The same could be said from a die hard android fan to someone whos considering an iphone. At the end of the day, people on this forum will still choose the iphone.
  16. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    you guys heard the OP looks matters sound Doesn't. So since the only choices you want are beats and pro. so as long as you want crap buy the better pro crap! Sorry op id you check audiophile reviews beats and even the Dennon aren't that great! based on your choice I vote pro! however if it's style hat really matters then you really want the Studio new colors.
  17. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    The OP posted Pro vs. studio as choices, there isn't a third one so obviously, she is only interested in one of two. what you see as a gimmick, other sees value. thats why its called opinion. Just like someone may see the iphone as a toy, but you might see it differently.

    sometimes, people are so biased or loyal to certain brands that they forget to actually help the OP's question.
  18. chrisvee macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Winnipeg, Canada
    From the quick Google search of the two, I'd go with the Pros for sure. The Studio version looks as if the headband would snap right away - as did my cousin's that looked like that.

    I just went ahead and ordered some fake ones online for like $10. :rolleyes:
  19. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I would definitely go with the Pros OP as they are more rugged than the Studios.
  20. nutritious, Dec 21, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011

    nutritious macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2008

    Beats are not very good. The only decent beats headphone are the Pros. And even then, the pros are not worth $400. You can easily find headphones that sound much better for less money. An example would be the ath-m50. If it wasn't for the slick marketing campaign by monster and them using dre's name, I don't think people would have been duped into buying such poor headphones for the price.

    However, if you want to look good in public, I know some headphones that will sound BETTER than the beats, have higher build quality, and will deliver much better sound and comfort.

    Sennheiser Adidas HD 25 --- $230


    you can buy them here:

    Another one would be the V-Moda M-80....$199


    The V-Moda may not be your style, but people do find them stylish. Personally, I'd get the HD25s I recommended. I think you'll like their styling, comfort, and their sound much more than the beats.
  21. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Beats are for people who think they will make them look cool, that's it. Anyone in a studio or real DJ would not spend a penny on these headphones. When a companies marketing budget is 100X what their R&D budget is, you should run for z hills!
  22. WhoAmI2, Mar 26, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

    WhoAmI2 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Fixed your quote for you. I guess when I was young I wanted to look cool at the expense of quality too. We all learn some day. Maybe find the best quality item for your price and maybe not the one that looks the best (or the one that all the "cool" kids have)

    IF you must have beats (as you stated you must) go with the Pros for no other reason than being a pro sounds cooler than being a studio.

    Sure it is. They are trying to educate her on quality vs trendy/cool. Maybe OP didn't look at other options because all the cool kids are telling her she has to have phones from the almighty Dr. Dre.

    This would only apply if this was a headphone forum. As it stands your argument makes no sense.
  23. imHappy macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    +1 for V-Moda

    - M80 for general listening - good for almost any genre

    - Lp2 for basshead - If you love electronica, you WILL love this babes.

    Looks matter? Metal > Plastic. Overall the aesthetics of these imo are superior. Not to mention durability which beats SERIOUSLY lacks.
  24. pablo7, Mar 28, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

    pablo7 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
  25. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Wirelessly posted

    If Beats are so crap why are mixers and djs using them? Surely song makers would know better? But some amazing tunes are being made by guys who use beats.

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