What you need to know
- Beats has made three new Studio Buds colors available for order.
- Ocean Blue, Moon Gray, and Sunset Pink join the existing red, black, and white offerings.
- The price remains the same $149.99.
Beats has made its popular Studio Buds available in three new colors with the same $149.99 price remaining. The new colors join the existing black, white, and red options with new Ocean Blue, Moon Gray, and Sunset Pink colors available from today.
Notably, while Apple is selling all three of the new colors those who want to buy from a third-party retailer are going to have to do some hunting. For reasons unknown, The Verge notes that Amazon will sell the Moon Gray earbuds while Best Buy will offer Ocean Blue. Anyone wanting to get their hands on the Sunset Pink color will have to venture to Target.
The Beats Studio Buds are similar to Apple's own AirPods Pro in functionality although they don't support spatial audio or wireless charging. They do support active noise cancellation technology as well as the ever-impressive Transparency mode, however.
Quite why Apple refuses to offer its own AirPods Pro in multiple colors, nobody knows. Especially when the company offers its high-end AirPods Max in some gorgeous colors already. Perhaps it sees the Beats lineup as the one that people should turn to when they want new colors.
Apple has been rumored to be working on a refresh for the AirPods Pro earbuds, although timelines are yet to be made clear. The current AirPods Pro are perhaps the best iPhone earbuds around, although they're definitely on the pricey side.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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