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With the launch of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6, MacRumors discovered images of new wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds called the Beats Studio Buds.

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The Beats Studio Buds were subsequently spotted in FCC filings, and now MySmartPrice has shared leaked images of the Studio Buds, providing a clearer look at the design.

Apple has released several Beats-branded wire-free headphone options, but the Beats Studio Buds are unique because there's no ear wrap as with the Powerbeats Pro. The Beats Studio Buds are comparatively tiny, with a design that's similar to in-ear earbuds from companies like Samsung and Google.

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A render of what the Beats Studio Buds will look like​

The casing of the Beats Studio Buds is depicted in the images shared by MySmartPrice, with the silicone tips and internal components missing, though cutouts in the casing will house sensors and other components. The oval-shaped case that will charge the Studio Buds is not shown, but it was previously found in iOS 14.6.


The design of the Beats Studio Buds is interesting because its similar to what we're expecting to see from the second-generation AirPods Pro. Rumors indicate that the next AirPods Pro will feature a rounded, compact design that's stemless.

We don't yet know when the Beats Studio Buds might launch, but given that Apple has sought FCC approval, we could see a launch in the near future.

Article Link: Upcoming Beats Studio Buds Depicted in Leaked Images
 

TwoBytes

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So they are going to be like AirPods, more bass, no stem, no ANC ...and no lossless audio :)

EDIT: pointed out to me they should have ANC. I hold my hands up!
 
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javanate

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I'd be excited but my Powerbeats have been disappointing. They are so buggy connecting, disconnecting, randomly connecting to my computer and refusing to stop. Yes I've already reset them more than once.
 

coolbreeze2

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Why does Apple call several of its phones "Studio"? Are they suppose to be ideal for recording and mixing in a studio environment? Most users who record and mix music will state the various "Studio" Apple phones are not great for recording and mixing.
 

deebinem

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Why does Apple call several of its phones "Studio"? Are they suppose to be ideal for recording and mixing in a studio environment? Most users who record and mix music will state the various "Studio" Apple phones are not great for recording and mixing.

I think an artist can rely on many different tools in their studio. Will those tools be the best? Depends on your use-case or what you're ultimately looking to produce.

That being said, the marketing is most likely looking to capture those new and beginner artists. The ones you are thinking of aren't even considering Apple as a viable option in reference cans.
 

Vangeli

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I don’t know why they even bother with this product line anymore.

Beats allows Apple to offer more options without diluting their “brand.” $50 AirPods? Nah. $50 Beats? You bet. Black AirPods? Nah, the white stalks are too iconic. You can have black and red Beats with likely the same internal components and features as AirPods though. And so on.
 

deebinem

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Foam tips or gtfo.

I'm guessing these will most likely be compatible with something similar to the already "machine tooled and ready to produce" eartips created for the AirPods Pro.

I switched to some 3rd party foam tips for my Pros and agree with you but most likely, we will both be G'ingTFO of this party.
 
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mansplains

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I think an artist can rely on many different tools in their studio. Will those tools be the best? Depends on your use-case or what you're ultimately looking to produce.

That being said, the marketing is most likely looking to capture those new and beginner artists. The ones you are thinking of aren't even considering Apple as a viable option in reference cans.
Exactly, beats aren't on the radar of professionals. However, it's not the worst to use equipment that may be considered 'lesser.' If the majority of listening will take place on some tinny phone speakers or crappy earbuds you may as well know what it sounds like to those listeners when you're mixing it.
 
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