After a long-awaited hiatus, audio brand Beats has made a triumphant return with the unveiling of its flagship over-ear wireless headphones, the Beats Studio Pro. This highly anticipated release marks Beats' first venture into flagship territory since 2017, and it promises to deliver an exceptional audio experience with several notable upgrades that cater to both iOS and Android users.
Priced at $349.99, the headphones are available for purchase through the official website and various online retailers, with in-store availability set to begin on July 20th.
Retaining the iconic design of its predecessor, the Studio 3s, the Beats Studio Pro boasts a plethora of enhanced features, starting with the impressive 40mm drivers specifically engineered for optimal clarity. Beats emphasize that the new drivers deliver near-zero distortion even at high volume levels, which will undoubtedly be appreciated by its users, especially music lovers.
"Beats cemented its cultural legacy with the release of the original Studio headphone in 2008. With Beats Studio Pro, we've refined the design and completely reengineered the headphone to bring consumers our most impressive over-ear offering yet," said Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Beats and Apple Music. "Studio Pro keeps Beats' promise of delivering music as the artist intended, continuing our storied heritage as a premium audio brand."
One of the main features of the Studio Pro is its advanced audio-enhancing modes. The inclusion of Spatial Audio, bolstered by dynamic head tracking and built-in sensors, offers an unparalleled sense of immersion in soundscapes. Additionally, the Studio Pro incorporates an improved Active Noise Canceling system and introduces Transparency Mode, allowing you to stay connected to your surroundings when needed.
The headphones' hardware features also contribute to their versatility and ease of use. The design remains largely unchanged from the Studio 3, with subtle additions such as a USB-C port on one ear cup, which unlocks access to "high-fidelity lossless audio" when connected to a compatible device. On the other ear cup, users will find a standard 3.5mm audio input, enabling wired connections if desired.
Beats Studio Pro offers you the freedom to choose from three distinct sound profiles, catering to different listening preferences. The Beats Signature profile delivers balanced tuning for music, while the Entertainment profile is optimized for movies and video games. Furthermore, a Conversation profile optimizes voice clarity, ideal for phone calls and podcasts.
To ensure compatibility with a wide range of devices, the Studio Pro headphones seamlessly integrate with iOS and Android smartphones. You can enjoy various software features from Apple's Find My tool to Google Fast Pair. The inclusion of multi-function on-ear controls adds convenience and allows you to manage audio playback, calls, and other functions with ease.
Comfort is a priority with the Studio Pro, thanks to the UltraPlush cushions designed for all-day wear. Coupled with an impressive 40-hour battery life, the headphones cater to prolonged use without compromising on audio quality. Fast Fuel quick charging ensures that a short 10-minute charge provides up to five hours of playback, ideal for users on the go.
Beats Studio Pro is currently available for purchase on the official website, offering a choice of four elegant colors: Black, Deep Brown, Navy Blue, and Sandstone. However, international availability beyond the US, Canada, France, and Germany remains uncertain at this time.
With the release of the Studio Pro, Beats marks a significant step in re-establishing its position in the flagship headphone market.