While many of us are scoping out the best Cyber Monday AirPods deals this year, don't sleep on the excellent Beats deals that are also available. Being owned by Apple, modern Beats products offer many of the same features as AirPods, often at a lower price and with a greater variety of choices.
Pricing on Beats is also a little more fluid as we're seeing right now with this $50 price cut on the recently released Beats Studio Buds.
Released in June, the Beats Studio Buds were the first Beats branded in-ear headphones to go up directly against the AirPods Pro. They feature USB-C charging, a choice of colors, up to 8 hours of battery life, and a solid starting price considering they offer active noise cancellation and transparency modes.
Rock out with Beats Studio Buds at a $50 Cyber Monday discount
You can get the Studio Buds in red, black, or white too, which makes a nice change from the white-only AirPods earbud lineup. They still pair just as easily with your Apple devices as AirPods do with one-tap pairing, and they also work great over Bluetooth with other operating systems.
With an IPX4 rating, the Beats Studio Buds are just as sweat- and water-resistant as the AirPods Pro with a similar battery life of around 8 hours for the earbuds (or up to 24 hours, including the case). The charging case does not offer wireless charging and charges up by USB-C instead.
That's one example of a key Beats Studio Buds and AirPods Pro feature difference that explains the discrepancy in retail price. At just $100, the Beats Studio Buds are a no-brainer buy if you want a set of true wireless earbuds with ANC and don't want to spend considerably more for the extra features the AirPods Pro offer.
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