Apple’s upcoming Beats Studio Pro headphones might outshine AirPods for certain users. According to leaked specs obtained by 9to5Mac, the Studio Pro will be the first Beats earphones to feature head-tracking spatial audio, a capability previously limited to newer AirPods models like the AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and third-generation base model. If you’re intrigued by the idea of immersive audio with fixed sound positions, these new over-ear headphones are worth considering.
The Beats Studio Pro could also surpass the AirPods Max in several key aspects. It is rumored to offer up to 24 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation (ANC) enabled, compared to the AirPods Max’s 20 hours. Additionally, it may come equipped with both a 3.5mm jack and a USB-C port, and the package might even include a 3.5mm cable. In addition to previously rumored personalized spatial audio, the Studio Pro is expected to provide adaptive ANC that adjusts based on the environment and improved microphones for better call quality compared to the Studio 3 Wireless (shown above).
While the design is said to resemble the Studio 3, the Studio Pro is rumored to feature enhanced ear cushions for improved comfort and durability. The inclusion of metal sliders may offer a more customizable fit.
Although the Studio Pro won’t utilize Apple’s in-house chips, it is expected to integrate a custom Beats chip that enhances compatibility with both Apple devices and Android. Both platforms are reportedly set to support effortless pairing, seamless device switching, and lost-item tracking. Apple devices may also support hands-free voice commands with “hey Siri.”
Leaker Myke Hurley suggests that the Beats Studio Pro will launch on July 19th, and 9to5Mac speculates that they will retail for $349, the same price as the Studio 3. If this holds true, the Studio Pro could be an appealing choice for those seeking advanced Apple headphones but who cannot justify the $200 premium for the design and sound characteristics of the AirPods Max.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about head-tracking spatial audio
Q: What makes the Beats Studio Pro headphones stand out from AirPods?
A: The Beats Studio Pro headphones offer head-tracking spatial audio, longer battery life, improved active noise cancellation, and compatibility with both Apple and Android devices.
Q: How long does the battery of the Beats Studio Pro last?
A: The Beats Studio Pro headphones are rumored to provide up to 24 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation enabled, surpassing the AirPods Max’s 20-hour battery life.
Q: What connectivity options are available with the Beats Studio Pro?
A: The Beats Studio Pro is expected to feature both a 3.5mm jack and a USB-C port, and it may even include a 3.5mm cable in the package.
Q: How does the Studio Pro’s ANC and call quality compare to the previous Studio 3 Wireless?
A: The Studio Pro is rumored to offer adaptive active noise cancellation that adjusts based on the environment, and it boasts improved microphones for better call quality compared to the Studio 3 Wireless.
Q: Will the Beats Studio Pro be compatible with Apple devices and Android?
A: Yes, the Studio Pro is said to include a custom Beats chip that enhances support for both Apple devices and Android. It will offer easy pairing, seamless device switching, and lost-item tracking on both platforms.
Q: Can I use voice commands with the Beats Studio Pro?
A: If you have an Apple device, you will be able to use hands-free “hey Siri” voice commands with the Beats Studio Pro.
Q: When will the Beats Studio Pro be released, and what will be its price?
A: According to leaker Myke Hurley, the Beats Studio Pro is expected to arrive on July 19th and may be priced at $349, the same as the Studio 3.