Any news on Apple’s own high-end over ear headphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by infinitejest, May 12, 2018.

  1. infinitejest macrumors 6502

    infinitejest

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    Do you guys think they are worth the wait or should I just get the Beats Studio 3 now?
    And how high are the chances they’ll be announced this year (possibly in September)?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    How do we know if it’s “worth” the wait if we hardly know any details about them in the first place? At this point, there has been maybe one or two rumors indicating they could release by the fourth quarter, but very little information is known otherwise.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/06/apple-over-ear-headphones-concept/amp/
     
  3. infinitejest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn’t follow the rumors, therefore I don’t know if something that would be worth waiting like better sound quality, better isolation etc. has leaked. That’s why I ask.
     
  4. dfs macrumors 6502

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    Why in the world should Apple try to enter a well-established market which is already saturated with perfectly fine products, especially if they can't bring in their product at an attractively lower price (and we all know they can't or at at least won't)? If true, this seems to make zero business sense. Apple is always at its best when it dreams up some new category of product and can benefit from a period of months when it enjoys a virtual monopoly because absolutely no competition yet exists. Here we have an idea which is the exact reverse of that.

    If Apple does want to get further into the audio-viz market, it could always market a dongle that you could plug into the audio jack of any teevee, amplifier or whatnot which would make it accessible to AirPlay and therefore a functioning part of Apple's "ecosystem." In other words, completely demolish the outer perimeter of that stupid walled garden they insist on maintaining. This would, inter alia, make the HomePod speakers available for anybody's video or sound setup, and I don't see how that would do any harm to the sales figures for that product, which evidently could stand improvement. As it is, the "walled garden" limitations of AirPlay severely restrict their usefulness and therefore their appeal to potential customers.
     

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