JBL Reflect Aware
JBL Reflect Aware Lightning connector earphones for iPhone
Philips Fidelio NC1L
The Philips Fidelio NC1L feature a Lightning connector and active noise cancellation
The Philips Fidelio NC1L feature a Lightning connector and active noise cancellation
7. Johnnokia (Posts: 1073; Member since: 27 May 2012)
We are laughing at Apple now, but I'm confident that most of Android OEMs will follow Apple's steps and make a smiliar handset audio port in 2017.
12. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
USB audio can already do this today in many phones, there's no need for any "handset audio port in 2017".
15. Rafishant (Posts: 223; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)
Just look at these trends:
- Full capacitive touch screen.
- Apps store.
- Non-Removable battery.
- Micro sim and Nano sim.
- Finger print scanner.
- Apple pay.
- Force- pressure touch screen.
- I don't wanna talk about the Apple design mania that manufacturers try to mimic or copy after evey new iPhone release.
Apple was not first, but they started those trends.
26. Switch00 (Posts: 419; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Great comment. Ugly antenna stripes, rose gold, no dedicated camera button, cheap ugly included white earphones (instead of lets say nokia's superb wh-701), ... In many ways Apple is not the first. But sets the trend, many times inferior, which others blindly follow.
27. willard12 (Posts: 1555; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I agree with your sentiment that lots of things become more mainstream after Apple implements them. But, if you aren't first, then you didn't start anything. If Apple adopted it, then it had to have already been trendy enough for them to know about it and decide to implement it themselves.
This is also hit and miss with Apple. If it were up to Apple, screen sizes on phones would still be around 3.5 inches. No one is rushing to increase the size of bezels in their devices. No one jumped on the 30-pin bandwagon and they are jumping on lightning connectors either. Some form of USB is still the standard and will remain so. Apple didn't exactly make MMS and 4G LTE "trendy". Apple made fun of styluses (or pencils) and large tablets with keyboard covers before making them.
I guess my overall point is this goes both ways, especially in terms of design. Apple takes cues from everyone else, everyone else take cues from each other, everyone else takes cues from Apple. But, Apple clearly doesn't have a monopoly on bringing things to the mainstream. And when they do, it doesn't always catch on.
37. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
Fully agree with you williard12.
Apple did bring some good stuff to mobile industry but other oem also did the same ( look how many features and hardware they copied from others... )
Its go both way but this removing 3.5 mm jack is only a way to bleed more cash from iphone user and thats a reality i will make sure to inform my client about this when they iphone 7 come out if they indeed removed the 3.5 jack.
Phone are already tin enuf anyway we need bigger batterie not tinner phone.
56. xfire99 (Posts: 798; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
- Full capacitive touch screen. - Correct.
- Apps store. - Android market also comes with firsts smartphone.
- Non-Removable battery. - Since when did iphone had removable battery?
- Micro sim and Nano sim. - Correct.
- Finger print scanner. - On smartphones yes.
- Apple pay. - Google Wallet started this. Also there were others mobile payments solutions before Google Wallet and Apple Pay.
- Force- pressure touch screen. - What trend? Only Huwaei Mate S have it and maybe Galaxy S7 regards rumours.
50. LionStone (Posts: 730; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
HTC One A9 already has a built-in DAC that converts 16 bit audio to 24 bit hi-res audio...So no, we are still laughing at apple...
49. Elfmonster (Posts: 426; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)
This is the only thing I envy of Apple. I can't wait to use the USB in Android for audio, if phones ever live up to the capability announced for lollipop that doesn't work. It's my number one wishlist item.
3. Hallyu (Posts: 328; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)
What kind of headphone is that last one to cost more than a flagship smartphone does? I wonder if there are any dumb people to waste money on it. LoL by making partnership with those brands, I think Apple has finally found an extra method to rip it fans off. And this time, it's huge. LoL
8. Wiencon (Posts: 1816; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
Seems you don't know s&it about quality gear
38. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
Senheiser one at 400-500$ are as good as this crap and are more durable.
i dont say they make bad quality headphone just thats they are overpriced just like Apple product are.
54. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
Which Sennheiser for $400-500 has a built in DAC and amp?
47. Mr.Z. (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)
I to lol. Who cares about those dumbass idiots. They was never with us. They belong differently. Like Apple says: "think different "!
4. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Thank you Apple, but I'll support open standards, USB audio can already do this.
I really don't get why people would get on board with this ideology of dividing technology, if Apple adopted common standards instead of making their own, we all would benefit, as we would have more accessories at a better price, but of course, this is what has made Apple so rich. I just hope someday people become aware and say NO to this kind of behavior.
The Macbook moving to a USB type C por was a good move IMHO, but all the iOS ecosystem is so closed and controlled, that it makes me sick.
5. artificialintelligence (Posts: 154; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)
So these companies think they can charge absurd prices because they are affiliated with apple ? No headphones are worth $799 yet alone $299 lmao $299 for some Philippines headphones that's like putting caviar in a big Mac and charging $100 I hope these sit in to shelves
13. Wiencon (Posts: 1816; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
You too. There are people with good ears that appreciate good quality audio. 1000$ + headphones aren't nothing new, these models here are expensive because they are very high end but I guess you never tried any headphones above 100$ price tag and are listening to Spotify or mp3's
28. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 181; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Not sure what audiophile would use their iPhone to pair with super expensive headphones and call that quality listening.
34. Jimrod (Posts: 1084; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Depends on the file, the DAC in the iPhone is fine. It's not the limiting factor.
46. Jimrod (Posts: 1084; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
There's plenty of info on it. As with all portable devices it's better playing into an amp where it's pretty much as good as any source device regardless of cost, once you have to power a resistant load it'll be detrimental to the sound but for more efficient headphones no real problem.
39. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
I can get headphone for half the price of those with same quality from other OEM like Senheiser per exemple so sorry dude your arguments is worthless.
6. wando77 (Posts: 813; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
Great..... until you want to charge your iPhone while listening to music. Maybe there will be wireless charging to counter that but then have you got to take a wireless charger EVERYWHERE with you to be able to charge and listen at the same time?
21. AlikMalix (Posts: 5231; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Well you'll have to take your wall outlet with you everywhere too. I use wireless BT headphones that last thru the workday. They also allo full control of the audio and calls and will take Siri commands. They cost me $27. Time to let go of that ambilical cord, my friend.
30. UglyFrank (Posts: 1601; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Charging headphones everyday is less practical than a 3.5 mm jack,
36. AlikMalix (Posts: 5231; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Depends on your needs. I bet the headphones work with and without the cord. You can use the cord while not charging and when you need the port for something else - headphones that come with new "jack-less" iPhone will be able to work ALSO without a cord. That would be more convenient than headphones that need cord all the time that every phone uses now. Best of both worlds.
Just my speculation.
40. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
I have a portable battery charger so yeah my wall outlet is everywhere i go ( 12000 mah as big as a cigaret pack )
With iphone super battery life you need extra charge!.
As for bluetooth headset the quality is far from same priced wired one unless you buy overpriced crap like beat.
24. dudeinhotel (unregistered)
yo dark! m with u my d1ck is ready hahaha
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 20044; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Post that stupid crap somewhere else.
10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11917; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Apple innovates and continues to lead the pack while the hungry wolves continue to stumble along and follow their lead.
41. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
Anything can pass for inovation when you pay enuf media to say it is.
Apple dont innovate proof is they are not even in top 20 of most R&D spending since ever!
14. gynorm (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
This isn't innovation, This is Apple trying to save money while also forcing their customers to purchase more accessories. This is so wrong. taking away another standard from their customers. also the whole charging thing will be a problem, oh but will they do wireless charging? do they dare follow android and put in wireless charging?
16. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Wait for them to create their "own, trendsetter, revolutionary" wireless charging method and sue everybody based on some drawings from some time.
23. AlikMalix (Posts: 5231; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Haven't seen one device to support wireless charging.
29. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Perhaps a rumor but if they leave out the audio plug, it would almost mean they have to implement wireless charging, otherwise you can't charge and listen to music at the same time.
52. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I was about to say the same thing. I tend to listen to music while having my phone or iPod on the charger. If this is implemented for future Apple products then I may be SOL unless I go the Bluetooth route but then that would mean more things to charge (testing out BT earbuds from Monster/ Adidas and JBL and my iPod's battery is running down a lot quicker than when I use the wired headphones).
17. waqarz (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
So basically it means that when u are charging ur phone u can't listen songs on ur earphones/headphones.
18. nctx77 (Posts: 1765; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Doesn't most wireless head phones have a removable cord? I'm not a headphone expert. If they do, it would seem to make the transition a lot easier. You can just have two cords. For better sound and EQ options, it may be worth it.
43. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
in fact very little of them support bluetooth and cord only some high end model.
25. dudeinhotel (unregistered)
way to go apple ip7 when will u come out come to papa hahaj
31. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
I will only say this is OK, if somehow, someway Apple makes their iPhone 7 extremely water resistant, some combination of magnesium unibody/or 7000 series aluminum and with extremely tight insides , maybe showing a example of the phone surviving a drop to the bottom of the pool with ease with that increased pressure, etc, something that is almost "truly" water proof. otherwise BIG NO.
45. marorun (Posts: 3384; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)
Make it fully waterproof ( with warranty thats cover it for 2 year )
Make it in titanium.
Put bigger battery.
Make it so you can plug both the charger and headphone or wireless charging.
And give a free adaptor in the box for old 3.5mm to this new standard.
Dont make the phone higher priced.
If all those are done then yeah its might be good otherwise its just milking customer for more money nothing more.
33. Carbo (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Aug 2015)
It's ok, Apple will sell an additional new Smart Battery cover with a 3.5mm jack connector.
The cover will be uglier, bigger, and more expensive, but it's the only solution they have found so far to make the iPhone more usable :)
51. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)
I'm far from being an iFan but there are some great things here.
1. in 10 years I cannot imagine a lot people still, use 3.5 mm jack. there will be wireless everything. I guess the battery and the quality of wireless streaming won't be a problem there so this can be the first step to go there.
2. That means if I got it right that the sound comes out in digital format that means you can use the DAC independent from the phone and it can bring a lot possibilities like using more quality effects etc.. even maybe we will be able to use it for recording in high quality in opposite direction etc.
So I guess this step is not so bad after all.
55. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
So many clueless people here, but I don't expect more from phone fans who think they suddenly become techno geniuses because they bought a phone from Best Buy or something.
1. The idea of digital connection headphones are not new, in fact USB ones have been in existence for at least two years now. Look up Sony MDR-1ADAC.
2. Digital connection headphones completely bypass your crappy smartphone hardware and gimping OS audio decoders. The digital stream is processed in the headphone, it's like carrying a Hi-fi system on your head.
3. Cable headphones will always be better than wireless, there is no sound latency, no bitrate cap and no f*cking around with pairing processes.
4. Lol at people who think ~$500 for a headphone is useless. Do continue to think like a Luddite, without experiencing anything new when a whole world of technology is right there within your grasps.
5. Android system has been able to output audio from the USB port since 2.3 Gingerbread and officially Lollipop 5.0. The Xperia Z2 was the first with clean 24bit 192khz output.
57. lakki369 (Posts: 89; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)
That moment when you want to charge your phone and want to listen to the music at the same time... Then evryone will get to know the importance of dedicated audio port.