Easily the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever produced are the Beats Studio Buds.
They sound amazing, are comfy to wear, and offer active noise cancellation.
Unfortunately, they lack Apple’s H1 Wireless Chip and have poor call quality.
Before its mid-2021 release, the Beats Studio Buds were one of Apple’s worst-kept secrets.
Star athletes wore them when they were out and about, and months in advance, images.
And technical data concerning them were leaked.
Before they were ever launched, almost everyone was aware of these earphones.
We were nonetheless astonished by how excellent they were when they arrived.
The Beats Studio Buds are a set of sturdy true wireless earbuds that support Apple’s Spatial Audio.
With Dolby Atmos format and include active noise cancelling.
They have excellent audio and dynamic sound quality that brings out the highs and lows of your music.
They also feel comfortable wearing for extended periods.
After its initial release, Apple released an update that enabled the Locate My Beats feature for Android devices.
And made the Beats Studio Buds available in three new colour options: grey, pink, and blue.
They are not flawless despite being some of the best true wireless earphones.
Their poor call quality and lack of an H1 Wireless Chip are among their worst flaws.
Only five hours of battery life are available with either the ANC or Transparency mode activated (15 hours with the case).
And its noise-cancelling isn’t exactly the best in class.
But these are some of the top Beats headphones available right now.
They provide a respectable alternative to the current market leader in truly wireless earbuds.
The Sony WF-1000XM4, which you can read more about in our review.
In our evaluation of the Sennheiser CX True Wireless, we take a look at comparable high-end headphones.
While for a while these were our favourite Beats wireless earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro are a somewhat more comfortable and sound-improving alternative.
Sadly, the Studio Buds lack the H1 chip, whereas they also have it.
Following extensive testing, we explain all you need to know about these fantastic true wireless earbuds.
Including their design, performance, and who they’re best suited for, in the Beats Studio Buds review that is provided below.
Price and Availability: Beats Studio Buds
On June 24, 2021, the Beats Studio Buds went on sale for $149.99, £129.99, or AU$199.95.
They are now considerably less expensive than Apple’s most recent AirPods.
About this, you may read our Apple AirPods review.
Additionally, there are the $249, £249, or $399 Apple AirPods Pro.
With active noise cancellation, which we think is superior to the standard AirPods.
Read our Apple AirPods Pro review to learn more about Apple’s premium earbuds.
Which you may be willing to spend more on.
If you frequently use Apple products and are not on a strict budget, these might make more sense.
You should also take into account the Beats Fit Pro.
A comparable set of truly wireless earbuds with Apple’s newest H1 chip inside and a better fit for exercising.
Design: Beats Studio Buds
The Beats Studio Buds come in a casing that is virtually as sleek.
And compact as the earbuds themselves, in contrast to Beats’ previous true wireless earbuds.
Which you can read about in our review of the Beats Powerbeats Pro.
Similar to the new Google Pixel Buds Series-A.
The earbuds are inside if you crack them open.
You pinch the outer control panel and pull them up to remove them.
Without either over-ear hooks or a fin that presses against the outer ear.
The elevated control panel makes it easier for the buds to fit securely in the ear.
The buds then sit practically flush with the ear.
And even though you can’t wear them while you sleep because they protrude too much, they are still really pleasant.
Noise-cancelling audio performance with Beats Studio Buds
It’s time to turn on the earphones and give them a try once you’ve found the perfect fit.
For testing, we connected them to an iPhone 11 Pro and launched Apple Music.
Which now supports Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.
Although Bluetooth compression affects the lossless aspect of the music.
You can still use the Beats Studio Buds to play tracks with Spatial Audio.
And it sounds fantastic.
However, you won’t be able to get the full benefit of Lossless Audio with them.
The Studio Buds feature a dynamic sound quality that enhances both the high.
And the low end of the mix, in contrast to earlier Beats earbuds and headphones that blasted you with thumping bass.
The result is foot-tapping, head-bobbling music that keeps you interested for extended periods without tiring you out.
Connectivity: Beats Studio Buds
The Studio Buds were created by Beats to connect to both Apple and Android phones with just a tap.
Simply open the case near either device, and they will appear on your screen ready to pair.