Apple‘s Beats Studio Buds are getting a special edition made in collaboration with Amsterdam-based Daily Paper. The Studio Buds are one of three true wireless earbuds sold under the Beats name along with the $199 Beats Fit Pro and the $179 Powerbeats Pro. However, with a $149 price tag, the Studio Buds are the cheapest of them all.
Apple acquired Beats by Dre in 2014 for about $3 billion. Its product portfolio includes headphones, Bluetooth wired earphones, and earbuds. Despite selling its own AirPods earbuds, Apple has continued to launch new products that carry the iconic Beats by Dre “b” logo. Some products launched under the brand even feature the same Apple chip found in AirPods.
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Beats by Dre has partnered with Daily Paper on a special edition of the Beats Studio Buds. This customized version is basically the white variant but with a graffiti-like design on the case and each of the buds. According to Apple Insider, the partnership is an extension of Daily Paper’s current SS22 collection of new outfits, which have a similar graffiti design to the earbuds.
New Studio Buds Look, Same Price
Despite this being a special edition, the Daily Paper Beats Studio Buds will carry the same $149 price tag as the other six colorways that are currently sold. Those who want to get their hands on the earbuds will have to purchase them from the Daily Paper website as they are currently not listed separately on the official Beats by Dre online store. It is also understood that the earbuds will be available at Daily Paper’s brick and mortar stores.
Daily Paper is not the first brand that Beats by Dre has collaborated with on a limited edition version of the Beats Studio Buds. In November 2021, a custom edition of the earbuds were announced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the menswear brand, Union. At the beginning of this month, a special edition of the Powerbeats Pro in collaboration with Iranian designer, Paria Farzaneh were also announced.
The Beats Studio Buds earbuds work with both Android and iOS devices. Not only do they feature an IPX4 for sweat and water resistance, but they also boast Active Noise Cancelling with a transparency mode, Spatial Audio, and hands-free Siri support. The earbuds can be operated via on-ear controls and a companion app is also available for Android users to check the battery level and switch between ANC and transparency mode. Battery life for the Beats Studio Buds is about 8 hours with ANC off and the carrying case, which charges via USB-C, provides two full charges.