The news: Apple just announced their latest pair of Beats headphones: Beats Studio Buds, a stemless pair of truly wireless earbuds.
- Active noise cancellation (ANC) alongside transparency mode come standard on these new headphones, with a some Beats-exclusive silicon powering the buds
- They’re also IPX4-rated sweat and water resistant and amiable in black, red and white
- Apple promises 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, with the case enabling 24 hours of total battery life
- Beats Studio Buds are available to order now on Apple.com and ship on June 25 for $149
Our take: These look great, and the price is crazy here…keep in mind the cheapest AirPods start at $159. Most fascinating bit of info here is the lack of an Apple chip inside, apparently it’s some custom Beats silicon enabling a lot of H1 chip-like features. With AirPods 3 still nowhere in sight, it will be hard to pass these stemless, more innovative-looking buds up.