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Before we get into the Beats Executive vs. Beats studio comparison, grab a snack, sit back and relax because..

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What I will bring you in this review

Today I will provide a no nonsense comparison of these two, and then give a recommendation towards the end. 🙂

  1. Introduction
  2. Similarities & Differences
  3. Final Word

Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!


What you should know about Beats headphones in general is that they aren’t quite as bad as people make them out to be anymore. A few years back they were quite awful, but Apple has sort of revamped the line, and I believe the Solo series is quite good! Unfortunately, there aren’t many others in the entire catalog that are worth the price of admission.

The studio’s kind of tow the line between worth it and not worth it, but I believe in most cases you can bypass all of them and go straight for the Solo 3’s, or my personal recommendation. More on that in the Final Word. 🙂

Similarities & Differences


  • Both have noise cancelling features and are noise isolating in general. How do noise cancelling headphones work?
  • Both are wired.
  • Both are Circumaural, and fit around the ear.
  • Both have mute buttons.


  • Weight. Old Beats Studio comes in at 9.17 oz. vs. 11.99 oz. for the Executive. Beats Studio 2.0’s are lighter than the old version.
  • Cable. The Beats Studio 2.0 comes with three cables: 4.6 ft., 4.27 ft., and a 4.25 ft, and an inline remote with mic. The Executives come with a 4.46 ft. The old Beats Studio came with only 1 cable and no inline remote features because they can’t operate without charged batteries.
  • Color. The Beats Studio 2.0’s come in many colors, while the Executives are gray. The old studio’s only came in white or black.
  • Impedance. The Beats Studio has a 40 ohm impedance, while the Executives aren’t specified. What is Headphone Impedance?
  • Driver size. 40mm for the Studio’s, not specified for the Executive. What is a headphone driver?
  • Frequency Response. 20Hz – 20kHz for the Studio’s, not specified for the Executives.
  • Bass. The Studio’s have a better, deeper, and more defined bass.
  • Overall Sound. The Studio’s are better suited for stuff like Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop/Rap, while the Executives do better with Pop and Country. This is because they’re sound is quieter as a whole. They don’t leak as much sound as the old Studio’s.
  • Noise. Even though both have noise cancelling features, the Executives do it a little better, even though there’s sometimes a loud hiss during the transition of turning the NC on. The Old studio’s have a hiss as well, but it’s not as bad.
  • Battery Life. The new Studio 2.0’s have better battery life, and also come with rechargeable batteries (12 hours without connectivity, 20 with). The Old studio’s did not, and needed Triple A batteries. The Executives also need them, and cannot play without batteries, while the new Studio’s can. The newer Beats Studio 2.0 are also wireless, and negate all of the old shortcomings with regard to batteries.
  • Case. The Executives come in a hard shell square type of case, while the Studio’s come in a hard shell but rounder one. The Studio’s case also has an attached carabiner in case you wanted to hook it onto something.
  • Battery compartment. The design of the Studio’s battery compartment was pretty awful, while the Executives is much more practical. More on that in the comparison video.
  • Power switch. It’s easier to use the power switch on the Executives as opposed to the Studio’s.
  • Swivel. The Executives ear-cups can swivel, while the old Studio’s and 2.0’s both cannot.
  • Build Quality. The old Studio’s had a tendency to snap, while the Executives feel a lot more durable. The Studio 2.0’s are pretty rugged as well.
  • Comfort. Both are comfortable, but the Executives more so. The Studio 2.0’s improve immensely on comfort, as I got a chance to demo a pair.

Old Beats Studio vs. Beats Executive

New Beats Studio 2.0 vs. Beats Executive

Note: The Beats Studio 3’s have just come out. This post will be updated when I get a chance to compare. Stay tuned!

Final Word

I wouldn’t go with either of these. The Beats Solo3 provide better sound, and are the pinnacle of the line at this moment. While I would recommend them, there is a more affordable option that is even better: The V-Moda Crossfade M100. This headphone does everything right: It’s extremely rugged and durable, comfortable, and has a bass-head sound without being overbearing, muddy, or overblown. They provide detail in spades while still hitting very hard. It’s almost difficult to fathom how a headphone can do this, but the M100 somehow manages it. Interested in learning more about my favorite bass can?


Still interested in Beats?


Well that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Beats Executive vs. Beats Studio comparison.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Did I miss the mark on something? Looking for something else? Please let me know down below or Contact me!!

Which one of these tickles YOUR pickle? I would love to hear from you. Until next time..

All the best and God bless,





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