Amazon knocks $20 off the price of my favorite noise-cancelling earbuds of 2023

Beats Studio Buds Plus has just been launched – you can buy it for less already

Beats Studio Buds Plus
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We're only halfway through the year, but I'm almost certain the Beats Studio Buds Plus will be my favourite in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones of 2023. I only recently reviewed the tiny buds, but they had a profound effect on me, making me re-evaluate what I'd expect from these types of headphones in this price category. If you like listening to music on the go and are looking for a new pair of buds, this is the deal you need!

Beats Studio Buds Plus: was $170, now $150 at Amazon

Beats Studio Buds Plus: was $170, now $150 at Amazon
Built on Beats' custom acoustic platform, the Studio Buds Plus provides a fuller sound stage than you'd expect from such small earbuds. Better still, these tiny buds also feature active noise cancellation and transparency mode and can easily connect to both iPhones and Android smartphones. 

The Beats Studio Buds Plus are amazingly versatile wireless earbuds with beautifully rounded sound, elevated ANC and Transparency mode performance, a new chip/acoustic platform, longer battery life and a premium build. Beats improved all areas that needed tweaking, including the fit, ANC performance and transparency mode, and left the rest unchanged.

The Studio Buds Plus significantly enhanced battery life without impacting product design (same weight), size (same size), or ergonomics. The battery capacity in both the earbuds and the case is 50% better. As always, the Beats Studio Buds Plus deliver native ecosystem benefits for both Apple and Android customers (i.e. system agnostic).

There is very little – if anything – not to like about the Beats Studio Buds Plus. The earbuds might look almost identical to their predecessor, but the sound performance is elevated, thanks to the improvements in active noise cancellation, microphone and algorithm tweaks, and the updated chip.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.