Beats Tour Pro TWS headphones revive the dormant audio brand, bringing studio-quality music to the forefront
It’s no secret that Apple bought Beats by Dre just to strangle it. The company wanted to quickly grow its own music streaming service and launch its own wireless headphones. So it made sense to gut the iconic company of hardware and software, effectively absorbing its technology and talent to create Apple Music and the AirPods. However, Beats by Dre didn’t just fade away…it became an afterthought of Apple. While AirPods have had their own place in the limelight during Apple’s keynotes, new Beats products have become fewer and more distant, and they’ve been announced not with fanfare, but with press releases. . The Beats Tour Pro, however, is one designer’s attempt to revitalize the brand. Designed as a premium pair of TWS headphones to rival the AirPods Pro, the Beats Tour Pro features a sleeker design, snug-fitting silicone tips, active noise cancellation, a Seamless mode and fast connectivity with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. .
Creator: Junwoo Kim
Like most Beats products, the Tour Pro boasts a design that stands out for something different and eye-catching. Unlike Apple products which have become somewhat homogenous in appearance, the Beats Tour Pro play well with proportions. Sure, they stick to the basics with the massive Beats logo on the outer surface of the headphones, but there’s also a hollow stem just below, making it easier to grip the headphones without accidentally hitting the surface. capacitive touch. The upper also creates a more snug fit by fitting into the natural shape of the ear, allowing you to go about your day without worrying about them falling out.
The Beats Tour Pro headphones sit in a rather nifty pebble-shaped case reminiscent of Studio Buds. Unlike the Studio Buds and AirPods, however, the Tour Pro’s case clamshells open, revealing the entire earpiece inside (much like Samsung’s own Galaxy Buds). However, they do sport USB-C charging, just like the Studio Buds.
Designer Junwoo Kim also imagined the Tour Pro headphones would have ANC and a transparency mode, similar to the AirPods Pro and Studio Buds. The concept pair of earbuds are also designed to pair seamlessly and instantly with Mac and iOS devices, integrating well into Apple’s walled garden ecosystem.