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Apr 12, 2001

Following a late April announcement, the upcoming Beats Solo Buds will be available to order starting Tuesday, June 18, with a launch coming two days later on Thursday, June 20.


Priced at $79.99, Beats Solo Buds deliver 18 hours of battery life and come in the smallest case ever designed for Beats earbuds. The case does not contain its own battery, and an external power source must be connected to the case via USB-C to recharge the buds.


Beats Solo Buds feature a custom-built acoustic architecture and an ergonomic design with four ear tip size options for a precise fit. There is no active noise cancelation on the Beats Solo Buds, but they do offer passive noise isolation to improve audio quality. A custom microphone design paired with an advanced noise-learning algorithm help deliver improved call quality.


Beats Solo Buds will be launching at Apple and authorized resellers and will be available in four colors: Matte Black, Storm Gray, Arctic Purple, and Transparent Red. In the United States, the Arctic Purple color will be exclusive to Apple and Target, both in-store and online.

Article Link: Beats Solo Buds Available to Order June 18, Launching June 20


macrumors regular
Apr 24, 2021
Excellent price, even with the glaring battery omission. Hoping for AirPods Max 2 at Dub-Dub.


macrumors 6502
Sep 11, 2014
Boston, MA
I think these are a great option for people who don't want to pay for all the bells and whistles for pods, and they'll likely be discounted even further during the holidays. They're not for me, but they'd be cool for doing yard work, which is the only time my APP2 tend to fall out.
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macrumors member
Oct 28, 2016
Had AirPods (gen 2), but the battery is now unuseable - just a few minutes on the left ear bud before it disconnects.

Tried upgrading to AirPods Pro 2, but irrespective of silicone tip size, find them too uncomfortable.

Find the lack of a battery in the case to recharge these too potentially limiting.

Would like to charge all new devices by USB-C/Magsafe.

Not sure if Apple have a suitable product for me.


macrumors 68040
Oct 11, 2012
Undisclosed location
Help me get this straight.
  1. 18 hours of battery life play time (but no idea what is the talk time).
  2. A case that does not contain battery.
  3. No noise cancellation.
  4. No idea if it supports multipoint connection or does it link to our Apple ID for using with multiple devices.
All these for a lovely price of $80?
Well, the 18 hour of play time is impressive based on the size of the device.
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