Beats has announced Studio3 Wireless, the latest model in the company’s iconic Beats Studio lineup of over-ear headphones. The updated version features Apple’s W1 chip providing the same proximity pairing features found on Apple’s AirPods and Beats’ other recent headphones, along with the ability to sync pairing data via iCloud and seamlessly switch between devices. Beats adds that the W1 chip’s increased efficiency allows Studio3 Wireless to provide nearly double the battery life of the company’s prior headphones, promising 22 hours of wireless playback with ANC on or 40 hours of playback in low power mode. “Fast Fuel” rapid charging allows users to gain an additional three hours of playback from just ten minutes of charging via a USB connection.
Studio3 Wireless also provides Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity for more stable Bluetooth connections as well as multi-function on-ear controls and a built-in mic for making phone calls or activating Siri. The new headphones are being offered in a new range of colors — Matte Black, White, Blue and Red as well as special edition colors Porcelain Rose and Shadow Gray — and are available for purchase for $350 at the Apple Store.