Beats, which is now a subsidiary of Apple, has unveiled the Beats Studio Buds. These earbuds come in black, white, and signature red hues. The Beats Studio Buds are rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance. These buds ship with three silicone ear tips to ensure a comfortable fit. Each bud has a tiny vent to prevent the build-up of pressure in your eardrums.
The Studio Buds feature an 8.2 mm driver paired with a two-chamber acoustic design. It comes with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to block unwanted noise. For situations where you need to be aware of your surroundings, these earbuds offer a Transparency mode. It uses the outward-facing microphone to capture and mix the environment sound into your music. The Studio Buds are compatible with Spatial Audio offered by Apple Music.
To ensure clarity over calls, these buds rely on dual-beam-forming microphones. Beats claims Studio Buds offer quick one-touch pairing with both Apple and Android devices. Instead of touch controls, each bud is equipped with a tactile button that enables you to play music, answer calls, skip tracks, and toggle ANC.
When paired with an iPhone, these earbuds play nice with Siri. While Beats hasn't revealed the battery specifications, the Studio Buds are said to offer eight hours of music playback on a single charge. The carry case holds enough charge to fully top up the buds twice. Expect these numbers to go down with ANC turned on.
The Beats Studio Buds are priced at $150 in the US and Canada. These are available to order from Apple.com with shipping slated to commence on June 24.