Beats Studio Buds truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds are the newest addition to Apple’s audio accessories lineup. The earbuds come in three colours and have a compact design with no stem. The Beats Studio Buds use a dual-element diaphragm driver placed in a two-chamber housing that provides better stereo separation, as per the company. They also feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and support one-touch pairing on both Apple and Android devices.
Beats Studio Buds price
Beats Studio Buds are priced at $149.99 (roughly Rs. 11,000) and offered in Black, Beats Red, and White colours. They are available for purchase in the US and Canada via the Apple website with shipping starting from June 24. As of now, there is no information on the availability of the Beats Studio Buds in other regions including India.
Beats Studio Buds specifications, features
The Beats Studio Buds are powered by a proprietary dual-element diaphragm driver within a two-chamber housing. Apple says they have an advanced digital processor that optimises the audio performance for loudness and clarity. There are two modes on the Beats Studio Buds, ANC and Transparency mode. ANC uses a finely-tuned filter that dynamically adapts to the surroundings to keep unwanted sound out of the listener’s ears. With Transparency mode, the external-facing microphones allow the outside sound to reach your ears along with the music for what Apple calls a “natural, ‘open’ listening experience.”
In terms of battery life, the Beats Studio Buds can deliver eight hours of listening time with ANC or Transparency mode off. With the case, you can get two additional charges for a total usage of up to 24 hours. With ANC or Transparency mode turned on, the earbuds can deliver up to five hours of listening time at a stretch and an additional 10 hours including the battery of the case. The Beats Studio Buds also support fast charging with a five-minute charge delivering an hour of playtime. The new earbuds from Beats by Apple are IPX4-rated for sweat and water resistance.
The Beats Studio Buds use Class 1 Bluetooth for connecting with Android and iOS devices and support one-touch pairing with both Android and iOS. This means simply opening the case near an Android or iOS device will pair the earbuds with the device. This functionality was earlier limited pairing between Apple devices and Apple earbuds. This time, Android users will be able to make use of it as well, though they will need the Beats app to use features like built-in controls, battery levels, and firmware updates. On iOS devices, these functions are built into the OS.
You can also use Siri hands-free on the Beats Studio Buds by simply saying the command “Hey Siri”. The charging case supports USB Type-C charging and the earbuds do not come with touch controls. They have physical buttons that can be used to control music, calls, and switch between ANC and Transparency modes.