Beats Studio headphones by Dr. Dre have a noise-isolating feature and need batteries. Beats Pro headphones are more expensive, do not require batteries, and have a slightly better sound quality. Both use a headband and earcups in their design.
The Beats Pro have a metal headband and earcup holders, with thickly padded leather ear cushions. However, they put pressure on your ear after extended use. They have a sealed headphone design, blocking out outside noise. They fold for compact storage and come with a carry case.
The Beats Studio have a padded headband and leatherette earcups that swivel slightly to improve fit. However, the padding is a little stiff and requires breaking in. They are also foldable.
The Beats Pro are not battery-powered noise-cancelling headphones, but their heavy padding reduces noise. They also have flip-up ear cups and the ability to daisy chain headphones to another set. They have a detachable audio cable with a lock and coiled cable.
The Beats Studio are noise-isolating headphones. They are therefore battery powered and require two AAA batteries to play music. They can be muted by pressing a button on the side of the headphones and have a remote control in the cord. They also include a detachable audio cable.
edit Sound Quality
The Beats Pro has more, tighter bass, with a brighter sound. Meanwhile, the Beats Studio has a more laid-back sound.
Beats Pro headphones are about $100 more expensive than the Beats Studio. The MSRP for Beats Pro is $450 but they can usually be found for $400 on Amazon and other retailers.
edit Where to buy
- Beats Pro deals on Amazon.com (usually $399 or less)
- Beats Studio deals on Amazon.com (usually $299 or less)