Launching this past June, the Beats Studio Buds were the worst-kept secret in wireless audio with numerous leaks ahead of being made official. Now, you can score the first saving on a set with a $20 discount at Amazon and other retailers.
You can save $20 on the all-new Beats Studio Buds true wireless earbuds at Amazon and other retailers right now. This is the first discount we've seen on them since their launch this summer.
The Beats Studio Buds are 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 good starting price considering they offer active noise cancellation and transparency modes.
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, though they don't last quite as long between charges at around 5 hours (compared to the 8 hours of the AirPods Pro). The charging case also does not offer wireless charging as an option.
That's one example of a key Beats Studio Buds and AirPods Pro feature difference that explains the $100 discrepancy in retail price. At $130, 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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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.