What It Costs: $169.00 (Amazon)
What It Beats: Beats Studio ($299.95)
What It Offers: The Audio Technica ATH-M50X offers audio that gives you clear, crisp vocals for pop playlists and deep, even bass for EDM rolled into a comfortable design with soft pleather ear pads that make you never want to stop listening. As an added bonus, you get three removable, durable cables so you're not fighting wires all the time or breaking them when you're jamming out.
Why It's Better: Compared to the ATH-M50X, the Beats Studio overpowers songs with bass that drowns out even the highest of Taylor Swift's notes, which isn't good news for other songs that feature vocals. EDM songs benefit from the bass boost, but can also sound like one part of the instrumental is turned up more than the others. The Beats Studio also has this uncomfortable, cheap plastic headband, and needs to be charged even if they're wired. For over $100 less, the ATH-M50X is a better choice for all those times you need to tune out of reality with your favorite playlists.
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