Beats Studio Buds+ ANC transparent option announced Price And Specifications
Apple has introduced Beats Studio Buds+, the company’s latest TWS earbuds with ANC as the successor to Beats Studio Buds which was introduced back in 2021.
This brings several improvements from the predecessor including a better fit, improvements to Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Transparency mode, better microphones, longer battery life, and more.
The transparent design stands out, but these are different from Nothing’s Ear series buds that have a clear design. It also gets a new extra-small eartip option.
According to Apple, 95% of the internal parts are brand-new, including 3x larger upgraded voice-targeting microphones for a high-quality call performance. These retain IPX4 sweat and water-resistant ratings.
You can switch between Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency mode with a switch of a button. These are 1.6x and 2x better, respectively, compared to the Studio Buds, thanks to improvements in ANC processing and a revised vent design. It also has Spatial Audio support for for Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, but lacks head-tracking present in the Beats Fit Pro and several AirPods models.
It uses “Beats Proprietary Platform” for “Hey Siri” and Find My and also supports Google Fast Pair, Audio Switch to switch between your Android, Chromebook, and other compatible devices and Google Find My Device.
The Buds+ promises up to 36 hours of total battery life (9-hour earbuds + 27-hour charging case) with ANC turned off, compared to 24 hours of total battery life in the Studio Buds. There is fast charging which offer 1 hour of battery life with 5 minutes of charging, but it lacks wireless charging.
Pricing and availability
The Beats Studio Buds+ comes in Black / Gold and Ivory colours, in addition to Transparent model, is priced at $169.99 (Rs. 14,010 approx.) and is already on sale in the US.