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Beats Studio Buds+ spotted in Best Buy ahead of release

Best Buy Beats Studio Buds+ [Twitter/BenGeskin]

The upcoming release of Beats Studio Buds+ has practically been confirmed after the earphones were spotted in a Best Buy.

Apple subsidiary Beats is widely expected to bring out its updated Beats Studio Buds+ in the near future. In leaks ranging from an Amazon listing to an FCC filing, the headphones aren't much of a secret anymore.

In an image published to Twitter by high-profile leaker Ben Geskin on Saturday, there's now seemingly some physical proof that the personal audio upgrade is inbound.

The photograph shows the box of Beats Studio Buds+, complete with an image on the front showing the transparent color option, from within a Best Buy. Given the photograph's contents, it seems that the earphones may have been accidentally placed on a shelf earlier than a release date.

According to the previous Amazon listing leak, the Beats Studio Buds+ are expected to go on sale May 18, in a choice of transparent, black, or ivory, and for a price of $169.95.

The new model is expected to offer the same features as the original, except with 3x larger microphones, new venting, and a "powerful" processor. The changes will apparently make ANC 1.6x more powerful, while doubling the performance of Transparency.

Battery life is said to be up to 36 hours, with the case using USB-C. One-touch pairing, Spatial Audio support, and on-device tap controls are also expected.