Beats Studio Buds Launch Today With Apple Store Pickup Now Available

Today marks the launch of Apple's new Beats Studio Buds wireless earbuds, with pre-orders beginning to arrive to customers and same-day pickup now available at select Apple Stores in the United States and Canada. Additional retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are also selling the earbuds, which come in white, black, and red.

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Priced at $149.99, the Beats Studio Buds feature a compact round design without any "stems" dropping below the ears. Like the AirPods Pro, the Beats Studio Buds feature active noise cancellation, and when you need to hear the world around you, you can switch to Transparency mode by pressing and holding the Beats logo button on either earbud.

Apple shared several new Beats Studio Buds support documents today:

While the Beats Studio Buds support one-touch pairing for both Apple and Android devices via Bluetooth, they don't include Apple's H1 or W1 chip, so they're missing some AirPods features like automatic switching between Apple devices.

Other key features of the Beats Studio Buds include up to five hours of listening time per charge with active noise cancellation turned on, hands-free "Hey Siri" support, IPX4-rated sweat and water resistance, Find My support, and a USB-C charging case. To learn more about the Beats Studio Buds, make sure to read our in-depth hands-on review.

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Top Rated Comments

jealousguy86 Avatar
17 months ago
The H1 chip is a POS on my APP, it rarely ever works when I switch between devices, so I don’t really mind the H1 omission in these BSB. A lot of the times I have trouble just getting my APP to connect to any device at all, I hate how ridiculously inconsistent they are.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subi257 Avatar
17 months ago
I would consider trying them, but without the H1chip, they are a no go for me. There will be no seamless connection between iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, etc.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scott6666 Avatar
17 months ago

I would consider trying them, but without the H1chip, they are a no go for me. There will be no seamless connection between iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, etc.
My H1 connection is hardly seamless with my APP. I always seem to have to back to settings.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lindseybp Avatar
17 months ago
Received mine this morning and have been using them to listen to music for the last hour or so. Very happy with the fit. The APP did not fit my ears well and would fall out. So far these beats buds have stayed in my ear really well. The next test will be mowing the lawn and riding my peloton this afternoon. If they can pass that test without falling out I will be a happy camper. Sound great so far also.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jealousguy86 Avatar
17 months ago

The H1 / W1 chip is useless.
Fixed it for you.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
17 months ago
Let me know how these are! If I didn't already have APP, I would totally go for these.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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