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Beats Solo Buds promises big sound with Apple’s most affordable price yet

Published Apr 30th, 2024 10:19AM EDT
Beats Solo Buds
Image: Apple Inc.

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Today, Beats announced its new Solo Buds and Solo 4 headphones. The first one replaces the 2021 Beats Studio Buds, while the latter is a revision of the beloved Beats Solo brand for headphones.

The Beats Solo Buds offer big Beats sound in the smallest case ever made by the company, as it’s 40% smaller than the Studio Buds+ option. With that, the company is offering a trade-off: The case doesn’t recharge the earbuds, but they have 18 hours of listening time all at once.

With four ear tip sizes (XS, S, M, and L), Beats wants these earbuds to fit everyone. The company says it has optimized comfort and passive noise isolation for the ultimate listening experience. Each earbud features dual-layer transducers designed to minimize micro-distortions across the frequency curve, ensuring high-fidelity sound with clarity and detail.

Beats Solo BudsImage source: Apple Inc.

These earbuds also offer custom-designed microphones powered by an advanced noise-learning algorithm. It also has on-ear functions to control music, take calls, or activate Siri by pressing the “b” button. Users can also configure the press-and-hold action in iOS settings or the Beats app to control volume.

Beats Solo Buds offers one-touch pairing, automatic account setup, and Find My settings for iOS and Android. These earbuds lack Active Noise Cancelling, but Beats believe the shape is enough to block most outdoor sounds. With the Fast Fuel technology, you can get an hour of playback with just a 5-minute charging.

Solo Buds will be available in Matte Black, Storm Gray, Arctic Purple, and Transparent Red for $79.99 from Apple in the US beginning in June.

On the other hand, Beats Solo 4 headphones revamp an old favorite and will be available this May 2nd for $199.99. BGR‘s review can be found below.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.