Apple recently launched the fourth generation of iconic headphones, Beats Studio Pro. The new Bluetooth headphones feature a custom Beats chip, improved Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, Spatial Audio, up to 40 hours of battery life, and much more.
The Cupertino tech giant acquired Beats by Dre in 2014 and its co-founder Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre joined Apple to run Beats brand as a separate entity.
First-generation Beats Studio headphones launched in 2008 in over-ear design which instantly became very popular. Beats Studio 2 launched in 2013 and in 2017, Apple launched the Studio 3 in the same design language for $350.
Nearly after six years, Apple has retained the iconic over-ear design but rebranded the headset as Beats Studio Pro. Here is the reviews round-up of Beats Studio Pro to know whether the enhancements are worth paying $350.
Beats Studio Pro reviews: Great for iPhone and Android with a good all-around experience
Mashable praised the great sound quality and huge battery of the new Studio Pro. It also says that the multiple playback styles and enhanced compatibility with iOS and Android are a win. However, a dedicated power switch would be a useful addition.
As I’ve hopefully made clear by now, the Beats Studio Pro headphones are excellent on most of the levels that matter. They sound fantastic, last a long time, and support multiple playback styles. Most importantly, Android users don’t get the shaft, with near-parity between iOS and Google’s mobile platform.
They’re highly portable, too.
Still, if you can afford it (or if you find a good discount down the line), the Beats Studio Pro are more than worth it.
XDA developers call the new Beats Studio Pro the “best” over-ear headphones by the company. Its plastic body enhances its portability, exclusive features for Android add to its versatility, and its features make it the “easiest pair” to recommend in 2023.
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However, the reviewer believes that consumers who already own Studio 3 and are on a budget should buy the headphones.
Beats have found a winner with the Beats Studio Pro, refreshing a longtime product line with great internals and a fantastic software experience. Offering Android-exclusive features shows just how far Beats has come following the Apple acquisition and the brand’s commitment to supporting Android users. Plus, the available buttons, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack give you everything you need to connect with just about any device. Considering that the sound quality is also good, it’s hard to find a knock on the Beats Studio Pro at their competitive $350 price point.
The Verge lamented the recycled design but praised the “reworked audio architecture inside”.The new Studio Pro’s unique features for iOS and Android are a win and would add to its popularity.
I have no doubt they’ll soon be everywhere on the heads of musicians and athletes — same as ever — but I think it’s possible to get a little more daring while staying true to where you came from.