Weeks later 9to5Mac revealed some initial details of Beat’s unannounced Studio Pro headphones, the publication has followed up with what appears to be a full spec list for the over-ears. They are expected to have a premium price tag of $349 and Apple’s audio brand could announce them as early as next month.
Key specs include battery life that can be extended to 40 hours with active noise canceling and transparency mode turned off, or 24 hours with both features enabled. There’s support for spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when used with compatible Apple devices, as well as personalized spatial audio, two features previously available with the true wireless Beats Fit Pro.
And yes, the Beats Studio Pro will also reportedly include a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for wired listening. 9to5Mac reports that buyers will get both a 3.5mm cable and a USB-C to USB-C charging cable in the box. It’s a welcome addition after the AirPods Max have gone Lightning-only.
At $349, the Beats Studio Pro would cost the same as the aging Beats Studio 3, which was first released in 2017. A Studio 3 replacement would be a long time coming – they’re so old they need a micro -using USB connector to charge , eg. Some of the specifications listed by 9to5Mac compare the Studio Pro directly to the Studio 3, such as a claim that the new headphones will offer 80 percent “increased audio fidelity” and 27 percent better voice isolation for calls. The Studio 3 also has no transparency mode.
To round out the features, three sound modes will reportedly be available: a balanced “Signature” profile, an “Entertainment” profile that tries to spice things up for games and movies, and a “Conversation” profile for calls and podcasts. 9to5Mac says these will be available when listening via a USB-C cable, but imagine they will also be available when listening wirelessly or via the 3.5mm cable.
Although Beats is owned by Apple, 9to5Mac reports that the Studio Pro will also be compatible with several Google technologies, including Fast Pair, Audio Switch and Find My Device. Apple users will reportedly get one-touch pairing, over-the-air updates, and support for “Hey Siri” and Find My.