Apple’s latest earbuds aren’t AirPods but rather a pretty stellar pair of Beats, and unlike most of the tech giant’s headphones/earbuds, they work equally well for both iOS and Android users.
The Beats Studio Buds cost $179.95 through the Apple Store. They’re tiny and I’ve found them lightweight and very comfortable so far.
Apple rates the Buds’ battery life at 24-hours (counting recharges with the case) or 15-hours with active noise-cancellation. The Studio Buds on their own feature eight-hour battery life between charges or five hours with noise-cancellation.
I’ve found the Studio Buds’ sound to be balanced and that the noise-cancelling is decent for a pair of earbuds. I’ll have more on the Studio Buds in the coming weeks.