The newest Beats in-ear headphones have officially shown up and they accompany a compelling set of features evaluated $100 below AirPods Pro. Be that as it may, despite the fact that they accompany active noise cancellation, transparency mode, Hey Siri support, and more, there are a few tradeoffs. Let’s look at the Beats Studio Buds vs. AirPods and AirPods Pro to perceive how they all stack up.

Beneath they have a one next to the other comparison of Apple’s most popular completely wireless earbuds – AirPods/Pro – and the new Beats Studio Buds with regards to design, battery life, features, and sound quality.

Beats Studio Buds versus AirPods and AirPods Pro


The first thing many will see is the stemless, compact design of the Beats Studio Buds. You’re likewise getting an in-ear fit with three ear tip sizes included like AirPods Pro.

One benefit over AirPods/AirPods Pro is the choice to go for black or red with the new Beats as opposed to being limited to white. Nonetheless, you’re not getting a wireless charging case and should control that up with the included USB-C cable.

Battery life

Another decisive advantage over AirPods is Beats Studio Buds featuring eight hours of battery life without active noise cancellation or transparency mode. On the off chance that utilizing both of those features, you actually get a strong five hours. With the Beats Studio Buds charging case you get to 24 hours of complete playback, and you get a similar quick charging as AirPods.

Beats Studio BudsAirPods ProAirPods
BudsUp to 8 hoursUp to 5 hoursUp to 5 hours
Charging case16 hours19+ hours19+ hours
Total with case24 hours24+ hours24+ hours
15 min. charge =3 hours of playback3 hours of playback3 hours of playback


Rather than utilizing Apple’s W1 or H1 chip, the Beats Studio Buds utilize a custom chip that brings large numbers of AirPods’ features yet skirts a couple.

In particular, you’re not getting auto device switching (between iPhone, iPad, Mac, and so on) and the new Beats likewise avoid the ear-detection and auto-pause/play functionality.


While Beats Studio Buds share a considerable lot of the AirPods Pro features, they undercut them in cost. While they’re $100 less when taking a gander at the MSRP, it’s nice to remember that AirPods and AirPods Pro regularly sell for not exactly the suggested price.

Beats Studio BudsAirPods ProAirPods
MSRP$149$249$159 and $199

Sound quality and performance

In the wake of reviewing on the Beats Studio Buds, their colleague Chance found the sound quality “quite nice” however somewhat less rich contrasted with AirPods Pro or Powerbeats Pro.

Practically speaking, Beats Studio Buds sound very decent, especially at the humble $150 cost point. In their testing, the Beats Studio Buds sound isn’t exactly just about as rich and full as Powerbeats Pro or AirPods Pro. This isn’t really surprising given the $100 price distinction and the more compact design, however it’s something important. The sound quality is comparable, if not indistinguishable from, the entry-level AirPods…

They will in prefer Transparency mode over Active Noise Cancellation in most situations, like outside and out the gym, yet this is a lot of an individual preference and not because of ANC being terrible on the Beats Studio Buds. Indeed, Active Noise Cancellation is especially great in view of the in-ear design.

Beats Studio Buds versus AirPods wrap-up

In the event that you like the stemless design, the option for black and red, and an in-ear fit with ANC, the Beats Studio Buds are an incredible method to get a large portion of the AirPods/AirPods Pro features at a reasonable price. Yet, that is the length of you wouldn’t fret passing up a wireless charging case, auto device switching, and ear-detection/auto-pause and play.

Beats Studio Buds are accessible to preorder now direct from Apple just as Amazon with deliveries beginning on June 25.