Apple Launches Beats Studio Buds+ With Transparent Design in More Countries

Apple this week began selling its new Beats Studio Buds+ in the UK and most other countries, with the exceptions of Brazil, Mexico, and Taiwan, where the earbuds will be available starting mid-August. The earbuds first launched in the U.S. in May.

Beats Studio Buds Plus Transparent Official
Key new features of the Studio Buds+ include a transparent design option similar to the Nothing Ear (2) earbuds, up to 36 hours of battery life with the included USB-C charging case, and up to 1.6× as much active noise cancellation as the original Studio Buds that launched in 2021. In the U.S., the earbuds are priced at $169.99.

Studio Buds+ are essentially a sportier alternative to the AirPods Pro, and have a more compact design without "stems" that drop below the ears. Other color options include Black/Gold and Ivory, and ear tip size options include XS, S, M, and L.

Studio Buds+ support features such as one-touch pairing with Apple devices, hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands, and the Find My app. They also support similar Android features, such as Google Fast Pair, Audio Switch, and Find My Device. For more details about the earbuds, check out our hands-on coverage from last month.

Top Rated Comments

Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
15 weeks ago
The clear ones remind me of the old PowerMacs

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asdex Avatar
15 weeks ago
That translucent design is actually nice. Whished Apple would offer it for Airpods Pro as well.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
patent10021 Avatar
15 weeks ago
Damn those are ugly.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snak-atak Avatar
15 weeks ago
I bought a pair thinking I was saving $$ compared to the AirPods Pro, but I'm not a fan of the ANC and Transparency functionality. ANC doesn't block out enough noise, and the transparency doesn't seem to allow any in. It doesn't sound any different than when it's off. I've had it more than 14 days so I cannot return it, but I did buy AppleCare so I plan to have them do a diagnostic on it to make sure its working as designed.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StoneJack Avatar
15 weeks ago
just bought 2 pairs - white and transparent - for gifts
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
15 weeks ago
Good to see it's availability expand. The transparent design is good. Will be nice if AirPods too were released with this design.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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