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Beats Studio Buds deal offers $20 saving in first Amazon discount

Beats Studio Buds Case
Beats Studio Buds Case (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

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.

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.

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.