Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 12, 2015

Apple Now Selling $800 Lightning-Based Headphones

This certainly adds fuel to that rumor of Apple ditching the 3.5mm jack. While the Audeze EL-8 costs more than an iPhone, the price is at least somewhat digestible, as it features the company’s well-regarded planar magnetic driver technology and a built-in HR DAC.

The timing of these headphones making an appearance in the online Apple Store is a tad curious, given very recent rumors that Apple’s iPhone 7 is set to dump the infamous 3.5mm earphone jack that currently sits on the bottom of existing handsets. It’s more than likely just a coincidence, but it’s also possible that Apple chose the arrival of these rumors as a good time to start selling headphones that would work just fine with a 3.5mm earphone jack-less iPhone. We just wish they weren’t quite so expensive.