Those looking to upgrade their headphones could do a lot worse than picking up a pair of Beats Studio Buds +. We think they’re the best Beats option for most people. In addition, they give Apple fans who don’t necessarily love the AirPods case, but would rather stick with the company’s products, a solid option for true wireless headphones. Now is a good time to pick up the Studio Buds + as is , which is 24% off the usual $170. This matches the record low price we saw during last year’s Black Friday.


Beats Studio Buds + have dropped back to their lowest price yet.

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We gave Beats Studio Buds + . Improved sound and active noise cancellation compared to the previous model are major benefits, as is longer battery life. We think the on-board controls are more reliable, while the transparent color option is eye-catching. On the other hand, there’s still room for improvement in terms of sound, and the surround audio isn’t as natural as it is on the AirPods. The lack of wireless charging can also be seen as a disappointment.

As you can imagine, given that Apple is a Beats brand, the Studio Buds + do well with the parent company’s ecosystem. There’s one-touch pairing with iOS, hands-free Siri support, and iCloud device pairing. You can control the likes of ANC and transparency mode via your iPhone’s Bluetooth menu and change the press and hold action if you like. The headphones are also compatible with Android devices, of course.

If you prefer in-ear headphones, it’s worth noting that the Beats Studio Pro headphones have also dropped in price as part of the wider Beats gear sale. The headphones are , which is $150 off the regular price. Audio upgrades and the inclusion of a transparency mode helped the Beats Studio Pro win, but comfort could be an issue, as could the lack of multi-point connectivity for Apple devices.

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