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Beats Studio Buds Review: Balance and Sacrifice

Beats Studio Buds Review: Balance and Sacrifice

Beats' earbuds are getting into the active noise cancellation game, with the Beats Studio Buds also promising a much smaller package and more flexible product than its previous wireless headphones. The ANC earbud and headphone space is hotly-competitive right now, with mainstays like Apple's AirPods Pro going toe-to-toe with Sony's new WF-1000XM4, Google's Pixel Buds A, and a host of rivals. The big question, then, is whether Beats' mix of tight cross-platform compatibility can give its $149.99 Studio Buds an edge.

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Beats Studio Buds ANC earbuds treat iPhone and Android as equals

Beats Studio Buds ANC earbuds treat iPhone and Android as equals

Beats has launched its first - and smallest - true-wireless earbuds yet, and the Beats Studio Buds give Apple's AirPods Pro and Sony's WF-1000XM4 some active noise cancelling competition. Designed to work just as well with Android devices as they do those running iOS, the Studio Buds also support Apple Music's Dolby Atmos-powered spatial music.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

As of today, Apple Music supports Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. This means that tracks that work with said technology will be played as "immersive audio experiences" on a select set of Apple devices. Today we're going to take a peek at the devices that will be able to take advantage of this upgrade. We're also taking a peek at the best ways to drop in on the new tech to hear the difference as clear as possible.

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Beats Studio Buds spied in Instagram pics by LeBron James

Beats Studio Buds spied in Instagram pics by LeBron James

It's no secret that Apple is working on a new audio product for its Beats brand called Beats Studio Buds. What appears to be the first glimpse at the rumored earbuds in the wild has turned up via LeBron James' Instagram account. The earbuds were first discovered via mentions in tvOS 14.6 beta and iOS 14.6 beta earlier this month. James appears to be wearing a white pair of Beats Studio Buds. The color makes it very difficult to see the detail of the earbuds the basketball star is wearing.

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Android 12 adds digital car key plus Fast Pair expands to Beats & vehicles

Android 12 adds digital car key plus Fast Pair expands to Beats & vehicles

There's a fair chance that your Android phone can already project Google Maps and other apps to your car's dashboard, and next Google aims to do away with your car keys too. Android handsets are becoming digital keys, with Android 12 bringing secure entry and vehicle start support on select handsets when used with select vehicles. Meanwhile, actually getting your phone connected to a car should be easier, too.

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Beats Studio Buds appear in iOS code before launch

Beats Studio Buds appear in iOS code before launch

This week new Apple Beats earbuds appeared in imagery in the code for iOS 14.6 beta and tvOS 14.6. Images show three colors for this new set of earbuds, including black with white "b" logo, white with black, and red with white. The buds appeared near a case for the buds, likely showing how the buds will be stored and charged.

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Beats design at Apple now lead by Android hardware legend

Beats design at Apple now lead by Android hardware legend

Apple appears to have pinpointed one of the most influential Android hardware designers of the last decade in Scott Croyle. This guy was the head of HTC's design team when they created the HTC One M7 - he was also a founder of the company Nextbit, creators of the Nextbit Robin. A report this week details the timing and details surrounding the designer's joining Apple.

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Beats Flex wireless earbuds are about to get new chill colors for winter

Beats Flex wireless earbuds are about to get new chill colors for winter

Apple's Beat Flex wireless earbuds are about to launch in two more color options, ones inspired by the cool days of winter. Starting at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET tonight, the Beats Flex will be available in Smoke Gray and Flame Blue, both with a pastel-like saturation similar to the already-available Yuzu Yellow and much lighter than the deeply saturated Beats Black color options.

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Powerbeats AMBUSH Special Edition are Beats that glow in the dark

Powerbeats AMBUSH Special Edition are Beats that glow in the dark

Beats have a new, special edition of their wireless earbuds out, and if you've always wanted glow-in-the-dark Powerbeats then the AMBUSH Special Edition are for you. Designed in collaboration with AMBUSH's Yoon Ahn, the new model sounds the same as the Powerbeats we know and love, but will definitely stand out more in your ears.

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Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

It's fair to say that the big Beats Flex news last week got buried under confirmation that you won't get headphones in the iPhone 12 box. Apple's thinking is that most people either have earbuds already, or have their eye on something more rewarding than the old, bundled EarPods - for those who don't, there's now a significantly more attainable set of Beats that might just fit the bill.

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Beats Flex promise perfect iPhone 12 pairing for $49.99

Beats Flex promise perfect iPhone 12 pairing for $49.99

There's a new set of Beats Bluetooth earbuds to go with your new iPhone 12, and at $49.99 the Beats Flex are the company's most affordable so far. The neckband style earbuds replace the old BeatsX for just half the price, boosting playback to up to 12 hours in the process, and use the Apple W1 chip for easy pairing and wireless Audio Sharing.

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Powerbeats 2 class action gets $9.75 million Apple settlement: How to claim

Powerbeats 2 class action gets $9.75 million Apple settlement: How to claim

Though it's been five years since Beats and Apple released Powerbeats 2, the wireless earbuds are working their way back into the news today with the settlement of a lawsuit levied against Apple. The lawsuit alleged that Powerbeats 2 were essentially defective, as they stopped holding a charge or just stopped working entirely after a short period of time.

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