Forget AirPods, the Beats Studio Buds are selling for close to half price right now

The Beats Studio buds
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Beats' best-sounding earbuds have hit their lowest price again this Amazon Prime Day and if you're on a budget, I'd seriously consider these over a pair of AirPods – not least because of the active noise cancelation!  

Both the Beats Studio Buds and Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) are currently selling for a similar price on Amazon of under $90, which is why I'm comparing these two specific products. While both are made by Apple, the Beats Studio Buds have the edge over the similarly priced AirPods because of their extra features.  

Active noise cancelation, spatial audio support and transparency mode are all found across the best headphones, so you're getting the latest audio tech with the Studio Buds. And if that's not enough, we also rate them among the best Beats headphones for sound quality.

In the US, the Beats Studio Buds have been discounted by a massive 40% from $149.95 to $89.99. That's the cheapest they've ever sold for on Amazon – similar savings were offered late last year. 

We're not sure how long they'll stay at this price though, so we wouldn't hold out too long if you're looking to pick these up for cheap. The discount also applies to all five colors – black, white, blue, red, grey and pink – so you can still pick your favorite. 

For those of you based in the UK, you won't miss out completely but the discount isn't as great. Instead, you'll find them selling for 26% off from £159.99 to £119 on Amazon this Prime Day.     

Get the best-sounding Beats buds for nearly half price with this top Amazon Prime Day deal   

Beats Studio Buds: was $149.95$89.99 at Amazon

Beats Studio Buds: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">was $149.95 now $89.99 at Amazon
As our detailed <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Studio Buds review states, Apple's June 2021 Beats-branded buds are "some of the best Beats buds you can buy", and with this discount they're even more tempting. This discount equals their lowest-ever-seen price, too. Yes, the newer <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Beats Studio Buds Plus have landed, but these are now about half the price, while still delivering fast pairing, active noise cancelation, Find My support, and more.

Beats Studio Buds: was £159.99now£119.99 at Amazon

Beats Studio Buds: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">was £159.99 now £119.99 at Amazon
We're big fans of the Studio Buds and often recommend them as some of the best budget buds you can buy. We gave them a close to flawless four stars out of five in our <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">Studio Buds review, where we noted that they were great value for money. But now they're discounted, they're even more tempting, especially with all the top-rated features you're getting here.       

When we first tested the Studio Buds, we were blown away by them so much that we went as far to say that they were the best Beats buds you can buy in our Beats Studio Buds review.  

They deliver great audio, support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos formats, are feature-rich, comfortable to wear and perhaps most significantly are great value for money. So now that they're even cheaper, there's a lot more going for them.   

Looking for more headphone deals on Amazon? Check out our guide on the best Prime Day headphone deals to stay up to date on the latest and best discounts out there as we find them.  

Amelia Schwanke
Senior Editor UK, Home Entertainment

Amelia became the Senior Editor for Home Entertainment at TechRadar in the UK in April 2023. With a background of more than eight years in tech and finance publishing, she's now leading our coverage to bring you a fresh perspective on everything to do with TV and audio. When she's not tinkering with the latest gadgets and gizmos in the ever-evolving world of home entertainment, you’ll find her watching movies, taking pictures and travelling.