The new earbuds from Beats were clearly not a well-kept secret as major leaks surfaced months ago. With features such as Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode, the Beats Studio Buds seem to follow in the footsteps of the AirPods Pro from Beats’ parent company, Apple.
You might not have personally used Beats headphones but you’d have most certainly heard of the brand before. Co-founded by Dr. Dre in 2006, Beats was acquired by Apple in 2014 for a surprising $3 billion.
With an affordable price tag of $150, the Beats Studio Buds offers a balance of price and performance in the world of the personal audio market. From design to controls, we’ve given a list of points on why the Beats Studio Buds may be the best Apple headphones for Android.
Apple has tried to bring the same fast iOS pairing process on Android devices in an attempt to appeal to a wider market share with the new Beats Studio Buds. Read along to find out more about these great-sounding buds.
Are Beats Studio Buds the best Apple Headphones for Android?
Without further ado, let’s dive into the main section of the article as to why the Beats Studio Buds may be the best Apple headphones for Android.
1. Design, Fit & Controls
The Beats Studio Buds come with an extremely compact sporty design. With measuring just around 5 grams per earpiece, this pair of buds stand out as one of the best light-weight headphones for Android. The Beats Studio Buds almost looks like a bulkier AirPods Pro with a distinguishable no-stem design.
With the Beats Studio Buds, you get a snug fit which makes them great companions for activities such as running or exercising. You get three different silicone ear tips in small, medium, and large sizes to figure out which size tips fit you the best while also providing comfort.
The Beats logo on the buds doubles as a button for playback controls such as play, pause, and skip tracks. You can also access this physical button to answer phone calls and even switch between the noise-canceling and transparency modes. If you want to enable one specific button to activate voice assistant, you can do so through the Bluetooth settings on iOS devices or through the Beats app on Android devices.
2. Sound Quality
For a $150 price tag, these earbuds provide solid, well-balanced sound quality across various genres like pop, rock, classical, and hip hop. The audio is loud, crisp, and you can clearly distinguish between the elements of a song. The Beats Studio Buds also support spatial audio mixed with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music to give music more depth.
However, the Studio Buds’ sound quality still falls short of more premium earbuds like the Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3. But that is a given since the price gap among the earphones. If you own Apple’s standard $159 AirPods and love the sound quality on them, the Studio Buds will not disappoint you.
3. ANC and Transparency Modes
One of the best selling points of the Beats Studio Buds is the support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology. Finding good reputed wireless headphones with the availability of noise cancellation at this price point is hard.
If you’re looking for noise-canceling earbuds, the Studio Buds easily comes off as the better choice over the similarly priced regular AirPods due to the latter’s lack of ANC support. That said, the ANC feature on Studio Buds is decent when compared to the pricier Sony WF-1000XM4 and AirPods Pro which do a better job of muting external noises.
Another great feature of Studio Buds is the Transparency Mode. It’s designed to work just like Apple’s AirPods Pro by blending outside noise with your music whenever you want, with just the push of a button. This mode works just fine but don’t expect the same level of effectiveness as with the Jabra Elite 75t and the AirPods Pro.
4. Battery Life
With the Beats Studio Buds, you don’t have to worry about plugging it in very often. These buds have been rated for lasting up to 5 hours per charge and a total of 15 hours listening time with active noise cancellation turned on. And with the ANC disabled, the Studio Buds can last up to 8 hours on a single charge along with 24 hours of total listening time through the case.
The company claims an additional hour of battery life in just five minutes of charging. This battery life hits the middle ground for the wireless earphone market – being slightly higher than the 4-5 hour rating on the AirPods Pro; about at par with the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Jabra Elite 75t; but below the 10-11 hours range of the Powerbeats Pro.
5. Support and Setup
The Beats Studio Buds supports both iOS and Android OS. You can easily set up Beats with your device by opening the lid, holding down the pairing button, and just tapping the on-screen prompt.
You don’t need to install any app for setting up your Studio Buds on Android as is the case with most wireless earbuds for first-time pairing. Though these earbuds are designed to work with both iPhone and Android devices, the experience on iPhone is still superior and overall more responsive.
The Studio Buds somewhat replicate the usual Apple headphone experience on Android. This is evident with the iOS-style graphic prompt when the Studio Buds are paired with an Android device for the first time.
This concludes our article on Beats Studio Buds. It won’t be wrong to say these might be the best Apple headphones for Android with the AirPods-like features supported on the Studio Beats. With great quality sound along with a sporty design and comfortable fit, these buds can give the competition a run for the money with their affordable price point. Comment down below with your favorite headphone brand.
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