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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and gaming, the Antlion Kimura Duo excels with its high scores in these areas, plus it offers a detachable cable. For phone calls and meetings, as well as use during exercise, the Beats Studiobuds are superior, featuring higher scores for calls and being sweatproof. They also have active noise canceling, which is absent in the Antlion Kimura Duo, and are more portable due to their lighter weight. Beats Studiobuds have the advantage of wireless capabilities, making them more convenient for on-the-go use, while the Antlion Kimura Duo requires a wired connection. Consider these factors against the higher price point of the Antlion Kimura Duo compared to the more budget-friendly Beats Studiobuds. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Antlion Kimura Duo
  • Very good for music
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Beats Studiobuds
  • Good for phone calls
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.0
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
7.2
The Antlion Kimura Duo is very good for music, while the Beats Studiobuds is good.

Gaming

8.5
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
5.2
The Antlion Kimura Duo is very good for gaming, while the Beats Studiobuds is poor.

Phone Calls

5.2
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
7.0
The Beats Studiobuds is good for phone calls, while the Antlion Kimura Duo is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
9.0
The Beats Studiobuds is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Antlion Kimura Duo is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
5.6
The Antlion Kimura Duo is good for TV and video, while the Beats Studiobuds is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
6.5
The Beats Studiobuds and Antlion Kimura Duo are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Beats Studiobuds is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
6.0 Hours
The Antlion Kimura Duo does not have a battery. The Beats Studiobuds has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$150
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
$80
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The Antlion Kimura Duo has a price of $150 and the Beats Studiobuds costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

9.0
Kimura Duo
Studiobuds
8.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Antlion Kimura Duo to have excellent build quality, while the Beats Studiobuds has very good build quality.

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How the Antlion Kimura Duo and the Beats Studiobuds compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Antlion Kimura DuoBeats Studiobuds
Antlion Kimura DuoBeats Studiobuds

GENERAL

Price
$150
$80
Brand
AntlionBeats
Release Date
June 1, 2022June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.1/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
5.3/107/10
Gaming Score
8.6/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.4/107.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A0.9 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
8/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.8/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.9/10
Size
LargeMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
21.5 Grams5 Grams
Microphone style
BoomIntegrated

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Headphones Addict

Peter Susic | February 2023
"Antlion Kimura Duo aren’t packed with features, but the ones they offer, work incredibly well. Especially the boom mic delivers very clean call quality with no distortion. If you explicitly look for gaming in-ear monitors with a reliable microphone, Antlion Kimura Duo are your best option."

Beats Studiobuds

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Sound Guys

Chase Bernath | May 2023
"For less than the price of the AirPods, the Beats Studio Buds delivers a good fit, great sound, and active noise cancellation. This is also the first set of Apple-owned Beats earbuds to feature quick pairing with Android devices, albeit at the expense of some key features for Apple users."

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About Antlion

Antlion Audio is an American company based in Oregon. Founded in 2011 by Jimmy Console, an engineer and physician, in order to create and offer better solutions for voice communication, specifically a microphone which could be used with any set of headphones which materialized in the very popular ModMic. The company has since expanded to include a wide variety of wired and wireless products.

About Beats

Beats is an American, consumer-focused, audio products manufacturer. Founded originally by American rapper and producer Dr Dre, the company is now a subsidiary of Apple. Beats sells a wide range of audio products, including several models of headphones, earbuds and speakers as well as full car audio systems.

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