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WWDC 2020 to host the grand unveiling of the AirPods Studio, Apple's competitively priced over-ear headphones

The AirPods Studio will launch next month, apparently. (Image source: Alejandro Luengo - Unsplash)
The AirPods Studio will launch next month, apparently. (Image source: Alejandro Luengo - Unsplash)
Rumour has it that Apple has lent the AirPods brand to its upcoming over-ear headphones. Called the AirPods Studio, the highly-customisable headphones will debut at WWDC 2020 for a competitive US$349, putting them at parity with the Bose 700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4.
Alex Alderson,

New information about Apple's first over-ear headphones has struck again, following last month's bevvy of rumours. As we discussed last month, the headphones are expected to launch at WWDC 2020, which will begin on June 22. These may be joined by Air Tags, Apple's long-awaited Bluetooth trackers.

Additionally, the headphones will apparently be as customisable as an Apple Watch. According to Mark Gurman, the earcups and headband are magnetic, which is something that none of Apple's competitors currently offer.

Codenamed the B515, Prosser claims that Apple will bring the headphones under its AirPods brand. Called the AirPods Studio, Prosser has restated that the headphones will retail for US$349. While this would make them considerably more expensive than current AirPods, it would see Apple match other high-end over-ear headphone manufacturers like Sony and Bose. Conversely, Microsoft charges US$249 for the Surface Headphones 2, although it to matched Sony and Bose's US$349 price point with the original Surface Headphones.

The AirPods Studio will undoubtedly support AAC and may come in several materials. The jury is out on whether Apple will be bringing aptX, aptX HD or LDAC support to its premium over-ear headphones, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-10 (Update: 2020-05-10)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.