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Beats Studio Pro: Price, features, and where to buy them

Same look with even more Android-friendly features.
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November 22, 2023

As a fashion-forward brand, Beats knows how to make a splash. Over the years, the company has partnered with the likes of Lebron James and Kim Kardashian, cementing the brand’s celebrity status. The Studio headphones stand as the company’s most iconic line, with the undeniably popular Beats Studio 3 Wireless successfully serving Beats fans for years. Now, over half a decade later, the Beats Studio Pro Wireless have arrived. Here’s everything you need to know about Beats’ latest headphones.

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Beats Studio Pro
Enhanced smartphone integration • Lossless and Spatial Audio • Big battery life
MSRP: $349.99
Spatial audio, lossless playback, and big battery life
The Beats Studio Pro are a relatively light-weight set of Bluetooth headphones. With up to 40 hours of battery life, USB Type-C charging and wired playback, as well as a 3.5mm port, ANC, and Spatial Audio, these are contenders for the hottest headphones of 2023.

Price

The Beats Studio Pro cost $349.99, which is the same price as the older Beats Studio 3 Wireless ($169 at Amazon) launched for.

Availability

As of November 7, 2023, the Beats Studio Pro are available from Beats’ website, Apple, and Amazon.

Beats Studio Pro: Features

The Beats Studio Pro have active noise canceling (ANC), transparency, and Spatial Audio with head tracking. Transparency mode filters background noise through the headphones so you can remain aware of your surroundings. This is a useful feature if you live in a city or want to hear commuting announcements. Spatial audio is advanced surround sound, but you need compatible media from Apple Music or Disney Plus to enjoy it. Head tracking adds another layer to the experience, affecting the sound as you rotate your head.

The Studio Pro work well on Android and iOS.

The Beats Studio Pro connect seamlessly to iOS and Android devices. You get one-step pairing with iPhones and Google Fast Pair on Android. The new headphones also support Audio Switch across Android and Chrome devices. With Audio Switch, you can hop from audio sources without digging into the Bluetooth settings. There is also continued support through the Beats app on Android and access to Google’s Find My Device network. iPhone owners will get exclusive perks too, like, “Hey Siri,” and Apple Find My.

Controlling the headphones is easy. Three buttons integrate into the left ear cup, letting you adjust the volume, control media, and take calls. You can also cycle through listening modes and EQ options directly from the headphones.

Design and build quality

The Beats Studio Pro look almost indistinguishable from the Beats Studio 3 Wireless.  They have folding hinges for transport and come in four colors: Black, Deep Brown, Navy, and Sandstone. Historically, Beats has partnered with sports teams and musicians to release limited colorways, which will likely be the case for these cans.

The Studio Pro have a USB-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The headphone jack differentiates the Studio Buds Pro from the AirPods Max, making it easier to enjoy wired playback without a dongle. Beats’ integrated DAC delivers lossless USB-C audio. The USB-C cable lets listeners toggle between three sound profiles (Beats Signature, Entertainment, and Conversation.) Beats Signature is best for music; Entertainment is optimized for movies and games; and Conversation is for voice calls or podcasts.

The headphones weigh 260g and measure 17.8 x 7.8 x 18.1 cm. Beats provides a USB-C to USB-C cable and a 3.5mm audio cable. You also get a soft, zippered carrying case to store the headphones.

Noise cancelation

The Studio Pro have improved adaptive noise canceling that blocks out even more of your surroundings. According to test by our sister company SoundGuys, the Beats Studio Pro are able to deaden unpleasant commuting noises by 50-90%. However, this is dependent on securing a good fit and achieving good isolation. This could be problematic for those who wear glasses or do not enjoy using on-ear headphones. It is also not quite as good as the noise canceling boasted by the AirPods Max and Sony WH-1000XM5.

Sound quality

The Beat Studio Pro house new 40mm dynamic drivers that reduce distortion up to 80% more than the Studio 3. This helps yield improved audio quality. For example, the headphones do away with Beats’ historic over-accentuated bass in favor of emphasized treble frequencies above 5kHz. While this makes vocals more intelligible, it may cause some sibilance to cymbals. Sub-bass is also boosted around 50Hz, with a slight dip in the mids between 100Hz – 1kHz. Given there is no EQ in the Beats app, cutting the boosted frequencies between 5-10kHz would require a third-party EQ app. However, when listening over USB, there are three EQ presets. In practice, the default EQ is most likely to deliver the best results.

Microphone and call quality

Beats improved its voice-targeting mics with the Studio Pro, so these headphones should have better call performance. Beats claim the headphones enhance voice clarity 27% more than the Studio 3 Wireless. Given how well Beats improved the mic performance from the Studio Buds to the Studio Buds Plus, we believe this claim.

We have yet to test the Studio Pro, but our microphone demos below illustrate how the Studio 3 Wireless mic sounds in various conditions. At the very least, we expect the Studio Pro mics will sound this good.

Beats Studio 3 Wireless microphone demo (Ideal conditions):

Beats Studio 3 Wireless microphone demo (Office conditions):

Beats Studio 3 Wireless microphone demo (Windy conditions):

Battery life

According to Beats, the Studio Pro last 24 hours with ANC on and 40 hours with ANC off. The headphones use Fast Fuel charging, which is great when the battery does deplete. A 10-minute charge supplies the headphone with four hours of battery. This 24-hour battery life is an improvement over the Studio 3 Wireless, which have a 22-hour battery life, but it’s not as long as we hoped.

Connectivity

The Beats Studio Pro use Class 1 Bluetooth and can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device. That means you can use these headphones with an Android phone, iPhone, MacBook, Windows PC, and more. Since the Studio Pro have a headphone jack, you can also enjoy direct analog audio. Alternatively, the Studio Pro can receive USB-C audio too.


FAQs

No, the Studio Pro do not have a water-resistant build.

When fully charged, the Beats Studio Pro last for 24 hours with ANC on and 40 hours with ANC off. Boosting the headphones for 10 minutes delivers four hours of listening time.

No, Beats is a subsidiary of Apple.