The main difference between the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones and the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones seems to be, for lack of a better word, update. Monster Beats has a better audio quality and is more stylish version of it's predecessor, but if money is your main concern then read this comparison review between the Beats Solo and Monster Beats.Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones (Kobe Bryant Limited Edition) is arrived on , and it is only $199.
The Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones does have a pretty slick and stylish design (the beats logo is on the side). The ear muffs are incredibly comfortable. They're "on ear" muffs and are more compact than the original Beats headphones. They have soft padding and a pivot easily and pretty securely. It's constructed much like the Logitech's ClearChat, with sturdy metal coated in soft plastic with some padding at the top to help with comfort. After about an hour and a half, it started to get a little uncomfortable.
Unfortunately the audio is just not that great. It sounds a bit inaudible and even mushy. This is most likely due to over-super-powering low end. Anything that's heavy on the beat isn't probably going to sound good with these headphones. Soft music sounded great, however.
The Monster Beats by Dre headphones are much more stylish than the Beats headphones. The headband is thick and glossy and is also padded at the top for comfort. The Beats logo on the headphones actually acts like a mute button with the on and off switch for the noise canceling feature right underneath (which have to be used in order to use the headphones).
The ear the cuffs are "on ear" as well and are pretty comfortable. The sound quality is a more stable and crisp than the Beats headphones (actually the sound is shockingly clear). The bass definitely moves but the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are more balanced. Heavy based headphones normally add unclear audio quality but these sound really good. The headphones do leak however, so people will definitely hear the audio.
In the end if dollar amounts are a big deal, the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones might be for you - but I don't think the sound quality is worth the money. On the other hand, the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are very
clear sound quality and look even more stylish than the Beats Solo hd headphones. If you're going to spend this kind of money, you might as well save it for the Monster Beats headphones.