Apple’s new Beats Studio Buds+ are coming and they will be available in an all-new transparent colorway.
We know because the new earbuds, a successor to the Beats Studio Buds that launched in 2021, showed up in an Amazon listing (via 9to5Mac(opens in a new tab)). The page was quickly removed, but Wayback Machine remembers it, so you can still see the listing(opens in a new tab) in all its glory.
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In addition to the semi-transparent look, which continues into the earbuds themselves as well as the box, the Beats Studio Buds+ will also be available in black and ebony, which is also a new color.
Beats Studio Buds+ in ebony.
The transparent variant will inevitably draw comparisons to Nothing’s Ear (1) and Ear (2) earplugs, which are also semi-transparent. The main difference is that Nothing used clear plastic for the see-through parts, while Beats’ buds have frosted plastic instead.
The Amazon listing also revealed a full list of specs, including improved active noise cancellation and transparency mode, up to 36 hours of battery life, and 3x larger microphones for better call quality. Spatial Audio support is here and buyers get four earbud options (XS, S, M and L) to choose from.
The Beats Studio Buds+ will ship on May 18, according to the listing, at a price of $169.95 – a slight increase over the regular Beats Studio Buds(opens in a new tab)which cost $149.99.