Headphones are one of the hottest categories in any major sale and the October Prime Day event is no exception. There are discounts available all over the shop for true wireless earbuds and overear headphones alike. We reckon it’s worth drawing attention to the Beats Studio Pro headset, which has dropped to $180. That’s nearly half off, given that it regularly sells for $350. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen for these headphones to date.
Over the summer, we gave the Beats Studio Pro a score of 81 in our review. So, they’re not exactly the best wireless headphones you can buy. But the conversation changes significantly now that they’re down to $180.
A second-generation Beats audio chip helps to deliver better active noise cancellation, spatial audio and dynamic head tracking than previous models from the brand. We found that voice performance was above average and we appreciated the inclusion of a transparency mode and USB-C wired audio for higher-resolution playback.
There are several reasons why the Beats Studio Pro didn’t score higher than an 81, however. They’re not the most comfortable headphones around and there’s no automatic pause feature that kicks in when you take them off. Even though the Beats Studio Pro are from an Apple subsidiary, there’s no iOS multipoint connectivity option. So, you can’t connect them to, say, your iPhone and Mac at the same time for seamless switching.
Even so, this is an excellent deal, particularly for Beats fans. The sound quality is far better than you’ll find on previous Beats models, so if you’ve been clinging onto an older set for several years, it might be time to upgrade.
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