Beats Studio3 Wireless vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Beats Studio3 Wireless review
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review

Japanese pioneer of audio devices Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Beats Studio3 Wireless of American production, the part of Apple corporation created by famous Dr.Dre is a respectable pair of closed over ear headphones with wired and wireless use.

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Features

The features of Studio3 are not indicated, so we will try to compare with the previous model - Beats Studio Wireless. With quite a low impedance of 38 and 45 Ohm both headphones are compatible with mobile devices. The frequency response of the first one is richer with 15Hz-28KHz vs 20Hz-20KHz. The sensitivity is 99 vs 115 dB.

AptX is supported by Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50xBT only. Its battery life is also longer with 40 vs 22 hours.

Sound

The treble of Audio-Technica is very crisp and sparkle. The bass is real, deep, and accurate, without overpowering, just the way it is recorded and I find it great for mixing as well as listening for fun as it is not fatiguing. The mids seem a little backwards.

Having tested the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones with several different songs I am very satisfied with the sound quality that places you just like in the hall together with the singers. The lows sound a bit emphasized, but not roaring and harmonious with other ranges. The mids and highs are also very clear.

In spite of having an active noise cancelling function, it dampens, but not kills the ambient noise.

Comfort and design

The Audio-Technica headphones have a nice padding on the headband and it is adjustable in both the devices. The cups are foldable.

The Beats seem to fit great even a large head, they are really comfortable for long sessions. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is heavier vs Beats Studio3 Wireless with its 310 vs 257 g.

Beats Studio3 Wireless pros and cons

Beats Studio3 Wireless pros and cons

Pros

  • Fit comfy and stable for most of heads even large ones for large tightly padded cups and wide adjustable headband
  • Decent ambient noise cancelling with adjustable level
  • Speed charge is really fast so you won’t wait long to take it out

Cons

  • Absence of app control

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Pros

  • In-line microphone makes your voice clearer when you use it for calls
  • Multi-way control with in-line, touch, and app functions
  • Light, foldable design, and long life battery plus closed cups design make it pretty portable and usable on the go

Cons

  • Absence of ANC and bulky design are cons for sports/traveling

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beats Studio3 Wireless
6.8
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
7.5
10
10
6
10
8
9
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Product

Beats Studio3 Wireless
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Model

Studio3 Wireless
ATH-M50xBT

Brand

Beats
Audio-Technica

Reviews

3213
14076

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99

Magnet type

rare earth

Weight (headphones), g/oz

257/9.1
310/10.9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

130/4.2
120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

22
40

Charging time, hrs

7

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Beats Studio3 Wireless
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Beats Studio3 Wireless
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
  • 6.8Beats Studio3 Wireless
  • 7.5Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT price