SAVE $50 AND GET A CREDIT: This pair of high-quality noise-canceling earphones from Beats is a great alternative to the AirPods Pro, and less than half the price. For a limited time, the Beats Studio Buds are just $99.95 at Amazon — plus, get a $10 Amazon credit with the code BYZPPJADUODB.
Noise-canceling is the new wireless when it comes to earphones; every brand does it, with varying degrees of success. Beats is one of the brands that does both well. The Beats Studio Buds have Class 1 Bluetooth connection (which gives extended range and fewer dropouts) and mute distracting noises from the outside world (subway rattling, anybody?) to provide an immersive sound experience that will let you hear, as branding puts it, “all the music.“
The Beats Studio Buds’ proprietary noise-canceling tech fuels Active Noise Canceling (ANC) mode, but can be turned off in Transparency mode if you prefer to keep tabs on what’s going on around you. One charge will provide up to 8 hours of listening time, while a fully-charged case has enough juice for two full charges — that’s 24 hours of uninterrupted music in one compact package. Plus, if you’ve forgotten to put your earphones back in the case overnight, a mere five minutes of charging will give you up to an hour of listening time.
Most importantly, sound quality on these earphones are *chef’s kiss*. One might even say, ahem, studio-quality. As people become more aware and demanding of fidelity in music, brands have to keep up, and Beats certainly has. The Studio Buds have a great sound payoff, with solid bass despite their compact size, and clear sound. Three silicone ear tip sizes provide a customizable fit, so that you’ve got an acoustic seal for ideal playback.
To cap it all off, the earphones are stemless — a design that many other brands have yet to try — meaning that they’re far less likely to catch on your mask (and, if you’re like me, your earrings, hair, knit sleeves, etc. ad infinitum). On-ear controls on the bud still allow you to play, pause, skip, or more with a tap, and Siri can always be summoned with a “Hey, Siri.”
Check out the Beats Studio Buds on Amazon now (they come in three colors) for just $99.95, and get an extra $10 credit towards a future Amazon purchase with code BYZPPJADUODB.