Beats immediately introduced its second pair of true wi-fi earbuds, the brand new Beats Studio Buds. Priced at $149.99 and accessible in pink, black, or white, the Studio Buds have a a lot totally different, extra compact design than the earlier Powerbeats Professional. There aren’t any ear hooks on these, nor any stems, and that leads to a really light-weight, comfy match. Preorders begin immediately within the US and Canada from Apple and different retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and the earbuds will probably be stocked in shops on June twenty fourth.
The Studio Buds embody energetic noise cancellation, IPX4 water and sweat resistance, and may final for as much as 5 hours on a cost. (When you depart noise cancellation off, they’ll eke out eight hours of steady playback. In addition they use USB-C for charging — there’s no wi-fi charging, sadly — and both earbud can be utilized independently.
Curiously, Beats is supporting each iOS and Android options with the Studio Buds. On iPhone, you get the acquainted, straightforward AirPods-like setup and Management Middle integration. They’ll additionally do hands-free “Hey Siri” instructions. On Android, Beats now works with Quick Pair and Google’s Discover My Machine options.
Beats got here up with an all-new acoustic structure design for the Studio Buds, which have 8.2-millimeter drivers, and the corporate claims you may anticipate “excellent stereo separation and low harmonic distortion throughout the frequency curve so that you hear each notice.”
When you’re questioning how the Studio Buds would possibly stack as much as the AirPods Professional or different opponents, I’ve been spending a while testing the just-announced earbuds, and you’ll read my full review of the Beats Studio Buds here.