The headphones that made headphones cool have a new look and some important new features that will keep the beat going even longer. The Beats Studio
series isn’t available just yet, but it’s already getting attention for the sleek new design and rechargeable batteries that are expected to give listeners 20 hours of audio bliss.
Beats Electronics was founded in 2008 by Luke Wood, Jimmy Lovine, and Dr. Dre and made its reputation with the stylish Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones, which received good marks for delivering quality sound. The new Beats Studio series has dual-mode Adaptive Noise Canceling (ANC), to give you some control over the extent to which the headphones cancel external noise. And the aforementioned rechargeable batteries are complemented by a Battery Fuel Gauge to keep you apprised of the battery level. A nice touch: the headsets have a micro USB port, to make it easier to find a power adapter when you leave your charger at home. The new design also makes the headphones
lighter and, according to Beats, more comfortable. When the headphones are available, you’ll be able to pick up your pair for a mere $299.95.