A decent set of noise-canceling earbuds doesn’t have to break the bank these days. And with solid sound quality, active noise cancellation and a transparency mode, the Beats Studio Buds are a great option to consider. Right now, the true wireless earbuds are back on sale at Woot where they’re seeing a 40% discount. At $90, this is a return to the best price we’ve ever seen them hit and the first time they’ve gone this low since holiday sales late last year.
Beats Studio Buds are small, lightweight, comfortable to wear and fit most ears securely. Despite being made by Apple these days, Beats products work great with both iPhones and Android phones and there are plenty of features to love, including quick pairing. CNET’s David Carnoy said their sound quality beats out AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro in his review.
Unlike some other Apple-made Beats products, the Studio Buds lack a few of the fanciest features like in-ear detection and the ability to pair to all of your Apple devices via iCloud and switch between them automatically. That probably won’t be a deal-breaker for most folks, especially given the price difference between the Studio Buds and something like the AirPods Pro.
The Beats Studio Buds provide up to 8 hours of listening time on a single charge, with up to 24 hours when combined with the charging case. They are also IPX4-rated sweat and water-resistant, so they’re a solid option to use on your commute or at the gym.
While Beats recently released the improved Studio Buds Plus, the upgraded model — with better noise-canceling and battery life — debuted at $170, which might be more than you’re prepared to spend.