All signs point towards an imminent launch of new Beats Studio headphones from Apple. Reportedly, their premium over-ears will feature increased battery life over Apple’s AirPods Max as well as other noticeable upgrades. Rumors about updated Beats Studio Pro first surfaced back in May and even mentioned in an FCC filing last month; today 9to5Mac claims they have obtained full specs sheets and can confirm numerous key details about them.
Beats has designed an audio chip that promises to improve sound quality on both iOS and Android devices, and also allow for cross-platform functionality like Google Fast Pair, Find My device support, and over-the-air updates. In addition, these headphones will feature four sizes of ear tips as well as stabilizers designed to keep earbuds secure during physical activities such as workouts.
Other upgrades include upgraded microphones to better pick up voices, as well as active noise cancellation (ANC) mode and transparency mode for public environments. It is believed the earbuds could offer up to 24 hours of playback with their included case and 15 hours with ANC disabled, according to reports from users. Beats has also included Fast Fuel technology which will provide users an hour of use per five-minute charge.
Overall, the new Beats Studio Pro are similar to their predecessors and will likely come available in Black, Navy Blue, Sandstone Grey and Deep Brown at launch. Their weight should also be approximately 260 grams compared with 385 for AirPods Max.
Apple-owned Beats has long emphasized its truly wireless products, such as Studio Buds and Fit Pro, yet these models have met with mixed reviews from users. Google Pixel Buds A-Series may present more competition as it features active noise cancellation, USB-C charging, and the ever-elusive headphone jack compared with Beats Studio Pro’s offerings.
Beats boasts that their new Studio Pro headphones will feature an “optimized digital signal processor that optimizes final frequency response to create an energizing yet balanced sound profile.” In addition, custom 40mm drivers should ensure near zero distortion at high volumes for enhanced listening experience. Black, Navy Blue, Sandstone Brown or Deep Brown color options should be available upon release on July 19. To find out more information on the forthcoming Beats Studio Pro headphones please visit Beats website here.