Beats has been Apple’s subbranch since 2014. That’s why the interaction of Beats headphones and earbuds has become more integrated with the Apple ecosystem. All of those bits are replaced with Beats Studio Buds, which unveils the Apple H1 and W1 chips for a more universal experience across both Apple and Android devices.
Let’s find out, the Beats Studio Buds do enough to stand out from a overfill market of true wireless earbuds?
- Sound quality
- Multiple listening modes
- Small, lightweight, and comfortable
- Sub-par noise cancelling
- No H1 or W1 chip
- No auto play/pause
Who should buy the Beats Studio Buds?
- With IPX4 rating and ANC support, it is good for workout enthusiast or swimmers.
- Apple and Android both enjoy the Beats Beats brand with a product that integrates well with their phones.
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- Beats Studio Buds
- USB-C to USB-C charging cable
- Eartips with three size options
- Quick Start Guide
- ‘b’ logo sticker
- Warranty card
- (USB-C power adapter sold separately)
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Beats Studio Buds : Design
For better comfort, Beats Studio Buds offers three different sizes of silicone ear tips. You just have to choose the air tips that are perfect for your ears. These ear tips are designed to obtain a tight seal without sound leakage. Moreover, it weighs less and stays in a very comfortable position without worrying about falling out even while running or during an intense workout.
You can clamp between Noise cancellation and transparency mode with the help of Beats app and IOS setting app. This app’s help you to customized your music, battery, device status (i.e. battery levels), and also firmware updates. However, With Apple devices, those features are built in to iOS with no app required, and you can also activate Siri hands-free just by saying “Hey Siri”.Transparency mode lets you hear your surroundings as if you weren’t wearing earbuds at all.
It come with an IPX4 water and sweat resistance. Thus, you can use Studio Buds during swimming and during cycling also. This provide a clickable button on both the earbuds to controls music playback and also volume control. However, it’s a lot more reliable than the touch controls found on other TWS earbuds.
Furthermore, it does not come with an Automatic ear detection technology. Thus, media playback keeps going even when you remove one or both earpieces. Apple continues to tip back and forth between USB-C and Lightning connectors for various products. Since these earphones target a wide audience outside the Apple ecosystem, the case is charged via USB-C. Unlike recent AirPods models, the case does not support wireless charging.
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Using the Beats app, you can easily toggle between listening modes, customize onboard earbud controls, update battery status, firmware, and rename earbuds. If you’re having trouble connecting headphones to your device, the app is a great help. However, the Beats app doesn’t offer much after that initial setup phase.
How do you pair the Studio Buds to an Android phone?
Pressing the pairing button on the case shoots a pop-up notification to your nearby Android device, similar to how AirPods and Beats pair to Apple devices. Once connected, you can click on the Beats Studio Buds within Bluetooth settings to see battery information, find your headphones, or open the Beats app.
Pressing the pairing button on the case shoots a pop-up notification to your nearest Android device. The way airpods and bits are paired with an Apple device. Once connected, you can click Beats Studio Buds in Bluetooth settings to view battery information, find your headphones, or open the Beats app.
How does the Beats Studio Buds work with Apple devices?
Beats Studio Buds Earbud is compatible with all Apple smartphones. These earbuds do not support Apple’s H1 or W1 chip. But, even without this chip, earbuds connect seamlessly to any Apple device. All you have to do is turn on Bluetooth in your device and place the bits within reach and open the case to see the pairing card pop up.
However, iOS devices do not require Beats app support. Thus, all devices are followed by the iOS Settings app. When you click “i” next to the name of the earbuds, a few options appear. Here you can switch between noise mitigation modes, customize button controls on earbuds, and rename earbuds.
Additionally, a January 2022 firmware update added iCloud pairing support to Beats Studio Buds. This means that earbuds will now automatically connect to all your Apple devices once connected to just one of them. There are no sensors to support special audio head tracking while watching movies and TV shows, but you can say “Hey Siri” whenever paired with an Apple device.
How well does Beats Studio Buds reject sound?
The Beats Studio Buds provide the best in class Noise cancelling feature. Three different size of ear tips isolate high-frequency sound very easily. Moreover, after the ANC turn on the earbuds struggle to reduce ambient noises.
Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) continuously blocks unwanted external noise. Switch to Transparency mode when you need to hear the world around you. Furthermore, external-facing microphones allow the sounds of your surroundings back in for a natural listening experience.
Beats Studio Buds passively and actively block more noise than earbuds like Apple Airpods Pro(which doesn’t say much). This will help prevent auditory masking, so that your music will feel the same in most environments. It will also help protect your ears, as good passive and active noise cancellation makes users less likely to increase the volume on their earbuds in noisy environments.
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Beats Studio Buds : Sound
This earbuds does not come with heavy bass like JBL Tour One or Bowers & Wilkins PX7. The Beats Studio Buds have a consumer-friendly frequency response that closely follows our house curve.
The custom acoustic platform deliver a powerful and balance sound. The earbuds also have a recognizable dip in mid-range frequencies, leaving low and treble frequencies louder in comparison. Additionally, the earbuds don’t suffer from the same auditory masking issues of older Beats. Which had an extreme boost in bass frequencies that masked other parts of music.
Lows, mids, and highs
The default frequency of most vocals is between 100Hz and 400Hz. Which is 5-10dB attenuation space on Beats Studio Buds. The vocals on tracks like Good 4u by Olivia Rodrigo sound significantly quieter than most studio headphones.
Beats Studio Buds works best to accurately reproduce high-frequency sounds. Zanz is well defined in September by earth, wind and fire and is easy to hear in the mix. There’s no custom EQ functionality with Beats Studio Buds, so you’re stuck with how it sounds out of the box.
How good is the Beats Studio Buds for phone calls?
Dual-beam forming microphones target your voice and filter out wind and external noise for high-quality call performance and elevated voice clarity. Nobody reported experiencing problems hearing my voice through the Studio Buds during calls, even when I was walking through busy streets.
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Beats Studio Buds : Battery
Beats claims that earbuds last 5 hours with active voice cancellation and 8 hours without it. In our test of continuous playback at 75dB (SPL) with ANC turned, the right earbud lasted 4 hours, 24 minutes. While the left earbud lasted 4 hours, 41 minutes. These true wireless earbuds are a little lower than average but are in the same ballpark as other true wireless earphones from Apple and Beats.
The charging case provides earbuds with an additional two full charges, with Fast Fuel providing 60 minutes of playback from just 5 minutes of charging.
Beats Studio Buds : Connectivity
Earbuds maintain a reliable connection with an Android or iOS device. With support for AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs you get Bluetooth 5.2. AAC is optimized for Apple devices, so you can turn it off in the developer settings on your Android device. Beats Studio Buds does not support high-quality Bluetooth codecs such as aptX or LDAC.
With just the amount of $149 USD, the Beats Studio Buds is best entry level TWS earbuds in the market. Also, it come with a Noise cancelling features, which does not come with many entry level earbuds with this price.
These earbuds are designed to be liked, so buyers don’t have to worry about remorse. Small and packed inside of prayer, the Great Sweat Desire and the Action of Conquering – $ 200 is a rare invention in the Search earbud series.
If price and Beats branding fit into your life, go ahead and buy Studio Buds. It’s not the best true wireless earbuds in the world, but it’s the best bang for your buck earbuds playing with Beats or the Apple logo.
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What are some alternatives to the Beats Studio Buds?
If you’re deep into the Apple ecosystem and have the extra money, you should consider AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro includes great wireless charging case and great-sounding earbuds with better ANC than Beats Studio. You also get more features and better integration in Apple devices. AirPods Pro often go on sale at a much lower price than its original $ 250 retail price, often less than 200.
For anyone considering Apple AirPods (3rd generation) or AirPods (2nd generation) at Beats Studio Buds, we highly recommend that you stick to Beats here. Neither the second nor the third generation airpods seal the ear so you don’t get a very poor fit and virtually no isolation.
If you want all the premium software features you get in a more athletic package with AirPods (3rd Generation), consider the Beats Fit Pro instead. As such the Fit Pro includes active sound cancellation and tiny wings that extend from earbuds to keep them in place. These beats have a more compact design than the Powerbeats Pro and with the Fit Pro, you get things like space audio.
What if you don’t have an iPhone?
Android users should check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, which comes in the middle of the Galaxy Buds Plus and Galaxy Buds Pro. The ANC on Buds 2 is a bit better compared to Buds Pro and much better than Beats Studio Buds. However, with the Galaxy Buds 2, you don’t get the same IPX4 rating, and you can’t use any of its in-app software features on the iPhone.
If Alexa is the virtual assistant of your choice, then Echo Buds (2nd Generation) is also worth a look. Amazon’s integration through the Alexa app allows for a ton of control over earbuds as well as all your smart home devices.
Frequently asked questions about Beats Studio Buds
I’m looking for true wireless earbuds but want something more affordable than the Beats Studio Buds, what should I get instead?
There are many great true wireless earbud options that cost less than Beats or AirPods. If you own an iPhone, the Nothing Ear 1 is a great option due to its active noise cancelling, wireless charging support, and water resistance. If you own an Android phone, especially a Samsung device, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus makes for a great choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for workout earbuds the Anker Soundcore Life A1 is worth checking out for its water resistance and sub-$50 price tag.