Who needs AirPods when you can get Apple's noise cancelling for under $100

Beats Studio Buds
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AirPods are brilliant - but did you know that Beats use the same internal components as Apple's ubiquitous little white buds? These Beats Studio Buds are a cheaper way of getting AirPods Pro, in a way - and with $50 off at Amazon, they can now be had for less than a pair of Apple's AirPods 2. This most recent price drop brings them back in line with their previous lowest price from Amazon Prime Day.

Beats Studio Buds $50 off

Beats Studio Buds | $149now $99 at Amazon

Beats Studio Buds | $149 now $99 at Amazon

The Beats Studio Buds are a lovely little set of in-ears. They're available in some really funky colors, they're sweat and water resistant, and the noise canceling is every bit as good as the AirPods Pro. At the moment, they're down to their previous lowest price of $99, making them a very tempting option indeed.

The days of the ubiquitous and slightly cheap feeling Beats are long behind us, with the current lineup being made and designed by Apple. They still have the traditional Beats sound signature - lots and lots of bass - but Apple has rounded it out and made it a lot more palatable. These little buds, the Beats Studio Buds, are the Beats version of the AirPods Pro, and while they feature a slightly different chip inside, they retain some of the same cool features.

There's one-touch pairing to make connecting them to your phone a doddle, and then touch controls on the side of the buds to change volume, skip tracks and toggle noise canceling. While they don't have the AirPods Pro 'find my' tracking or any iCloud integration, they still retain enough features to be worthy contenders.

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Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.