To go along with the AirPods and the HomePod, Apple is rumored to be working on a set of high-end over-ear headphones that, like its other two products, will be Apple branded rather than Beats branded.
The rumor originated in a February report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts Apple’s plans. Kuo says Apple is planning to launch high-end over-ear headphones that marries the convenience of AirPods with better sound quality.
Designers over at Curved.de have taken these rumors and created renderings imagining what Apple-branded over-ear headphones could look like.
The headphones take design elements from the [...]
How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it’s encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it’s weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn’t up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless listening experience.
By design, all Bluetooth devices support the low-power SBC audio compression codec as standard. Fortunately, modern Macs also support AAC (Apple’s preferred iTunes codec) and aptX, which Android devices often use. These two codecs offer higher quality audio and generally lower latency than SBC, which is why most third-party wireless headphones [...]
Apple this week is offering a limited time discount on its lineup of Beats headphones in the United States, dropping the price of the BeatsX Earphones, the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones, and Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones.
Apple has offered these discounts several times in the past, and the lower prices are often available for a short period of time.
The BeatsX Earphones are available for $119.95, down from the regular price of $149.95. All colors are available at the reduced price.
Apple’s Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones, designed for use with workouts, are available for $159.95, down from the regular price of $199.95. Apple [...]
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note outlining his expectations for Apple’s „acoustic accessories“ pipeline, claiming the company is working on both updated AirPods and „own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones“ with an „all-new design.“ The new over-ear headphones are said to debut in the fourth quarter of this year at the earliest. Apple to have own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones with all-new design; to be as convenient as AirPods with better sound quality; shipments to begin 4Q18F at earliest; Primax & SZS will be the key suppliers & will benefit from high ASPs. We believe that after AirPods and [...]