Apple Debuts (PRODUCT)RED Solo3 Wireless Headphones and Beats Pill+ Speaker

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  1. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    What about audio quality? Scale from 1 to 10.
     
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    What are you talking about? They updated the hardware in September. But to answer your question, no, this does not appear to be a hardware revamp less than 60 days since the last hardware revamp.
     
  4. Rafagon macrumors regular

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    Where’s the “Citrus Red” mentioned in the article? That looks like purple to me.
     
  5. Porco macrumors 68030

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    There are two big images, the first are the citrus red items. it sounds like the first didn't load for you. You would notice it, believe me. :D
     
  6. wikiverse macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the 3.5 headphone jack was obsolete? These aren't even iPhone7 compatible.

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    Yet no one seems to have a problem with Netflix still offering a disc rental service.
     
  9. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I think that's a very good image that was well worth posting, and a point well-made.
     
  10. sofila macrumors 6502a

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    Those colours keep reminding me my actual age
     
  11. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    They managed to hit the rare trifecta of announcing something that is overpriced, ugly as hell and mediocre sounding - magical!
     
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    Indeed. And purple is for royalty! :D
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    What about SubPods?

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  14. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    Oh no, Apple are selling something that isn't compatible with the latest iPhone. What will I do? This is unbelievable. I can't cope. Oh, the outrage. I am furious. I wonder how I'm going to manage to not buy this product that doesn't work with my phone. This is unbelievable. Someone call me a doctor.
     
  15. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    waiting...waiting...waiting...
     
  16. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816

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    Seems to me that Beats Solo 3 are overpriced, but then from Apple that's to be expected. What are the other options for on-par wireless headphones, though?
     
  17. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    This happened a few days ago, they were released together on the Apple Store I believe.
     
  18. Abazigal macrumors G4

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    Well, for that price, you really want noise cancelling in the very least. I have heard nice things about the boss qc35 and Sony abn 100 wireless.

    But basically, you can get a lot better for a lot less money. Currently, the only thing the beats solo 3 has going for it is the W1 chip, which according to reviews, grants it superb wireless range and excellent battery life (up to 52 hours).
     
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    a $200 limited edition watchband of the same color as option, you go Tim !!!!!
     
  20. Porco macrumors 68030

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    You're a doctor. :D

    Can you really not see the tiniest little bit of irony in the way Apple went on about the 'courage' to remove the headphone socket on the iPhone only to leave it in the MacBook Pros and then introduce yet more headphones that use the 3.5mm jack? It's not that they are selling something that doesn't work with the new iPhone (without an additional adapter at least), I think it's the very patronising, pompous and faux-heroic attitude they had about it that makes some of us find it a little comical, that's all.
     
  21. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    I think it would be worse to pretend that the headphone jack market simply doesn't exist because they removed a port from a phone. Of course the market still exists, that's why they still sell them, and that's why there's an 3.5mm adapter in every iPhone 7 box.

    The future is wireless, but we live in the present.
     
  22. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    Every iPhone 7 comes with an adapter for this to work just fine. Stop being so thick.
     
  23. emailnotebox macrumors regular

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    I think you do need a doctor but for a different reason...
     
  24. littyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Audio quality is very subjective. It is no where near a 10 that's for sure. BUT that being said, people who buy beats don't buy it for the audio quality, but for a fashion statement.
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    I've had to use the adapter many times and also have forgotten to take it with me many times. Very annoying tbh. Switching to wireless soon if I can find a deal.
     
  25. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    Not the headphone announcement I was hoping for!
     

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