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Beats Studio vs. Mixr | BETTER ALTERNATIVES?

by Stuart Charles Black
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Hello there friend and Welcome aboard!!

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

You’ve come to the right place!!

What I will bring you in this review

Today I will provide a quick comparison between these two bad boys and then give a recommendation towards the end. 🙂

  1. Similarities & Differences
  2. Final Word

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

Similarities & Differences


  • Not many similarities, aside from they’re both Beats by Dre.


  • Sound quality. You’re going to get a more balanced overall sound with the Mixr’s, while the Studio’s will most definitely be bass heavy. The sound is very average overall, with an unnecessary bass boost that kind of bleeds and doesn’t really impress at all. It just kind of makes me cringe.
  • Comfort. The Studio’s are more comfortable than the Mixr’s, and in fact are very comfortable. I got a chance to demo a pair at my local Target and they really sit comfortably on my dome piece. The Mixr’s by contrast were clampier, and the cushions aren’t quite big enough for your ears. They also have a tendency to cause some mild pain and discomfort. They are Supra-Aural (On-ear), and this certainly has a lot to do with it.
  • Isolation. The Studio’s provide decent active noise cancellation, while the Mixr’s will give you good isolation, but aren’t noise cancelling. How do noise cancelling headphones work?
  • Treble. The treble on the Mixr’s is a bit harsh and sibilant, even at lower volumes. What does Sibilant mean?
  • Build quality. The Mixr’s have better construction than the Studio’s.
  • Battery. The original Studio’s needed a battery, while the Mixr’s do not. The Studio 2.0’s did not, as they came with a USB charging cable, were bluetooth, and could also be used with a standard, detachable 3.5mm jack. The Mixr’s are wired and also have bluetooth capability.
  • Daisy Chain. There’s an extra audio port on the Mixr’s which allow you to share music with a friend.
  • DJ mechanism. The Mixr’s ear-cup can be rotated up, similar to the HD25 for DJ’s who need to quickly check a mix.
  • Look and feel. The Mixr’s have more of a DJ type of look, while the Studio’s have a simpler appearance. The 2.0’s were very attractive to me, but the original Studio’s were downright ugly in my opinion.
  • Weight. The original Studio’s were 260g vs. the 210 of the Mixr’s.
  • Fold. Both can be folded.

Final Word

Studio’s = Bass heavy, very comfortable, but the sound isn’t all that good or accurate. Pass

Mixr’s = Balanced sound, harsh treble, uncomfortable, better build quality than the Studio’s. Overall sound is decent but you can do better. Pass.

What do I recommend?

If you absolutely need bluetooth, I would go with the Beats Solo3. A very good headphone, and one of Beats’ saving graces. It’s phenomenal for the average, non audiophile consumer who just wants good sound.


I like the V-Moda Crossfade M100 better. It’s cheaper, and you get a better overall sound. The mid-range is phenomenal, but the main difference between the M100 and the Solo3 is detail. You’re going to hear subtle details that you simply won’t with the Solo. Interested in learning more about my favorite bass-head can?


Need a studio headphone on the cheap? The V6 is what you’re after. Not only will it perform admirably as a reference can, but it’s also built for easy listening as well as excitement. Interested in learning more about the #1  entry level closed back studio headphone?


Looking for a headphone built for rock, metal, and all things guitar? Look no further than the Grado SR80e. Interested in learning more about them?


Well that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Bose AE2 vs. Beats Mixr comparison.

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

What do you make of all this? I would love to hear from you. Until next time..

All the best and God bless,





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