Beats Releases $130 Wired 'EP' Headphones With 3.5mm Plug

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While Beats announced three new wireless headphones equipped with Apple's new W1 wireless chip earlier today, it also quietly released the new Beats EP wired headphones with a 3.5mm headphone plug. The new on-ear headphones are built to deliver "premium" sound in a "tough" and lightweight frame.


    The headphones are battery-free, allowing unlimited playback with a hassle-free fixed cable. They also come with adjustable vertical sliders so that users can personalize the fit for their head. RemoteTalk control allows users with iOS devices to take calls and control their music.

    The Beats EP are available in four colors (blue, white, black, and red) and is available now on and select retailers for $129.

    Article Link: Beats Releases $130 Wired 'EP' Headphones With 3.5mm Plug
  2. Xbfryfd macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2016
    Why not the lightning, then it would be able to connect to the iPhone 7
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    At least I can use my free provided adapter from Apple.
  4. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Beats probably sells over half of its headphones to folks using Android. And percentage might be up to 75%. The Android phones use jacks. They will continue to service that market for years to come.
  5. iClone macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Seems like they would have bundled a lighting cable as well.
  6. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2014
    SFV, CA, USA
    The headphones are battery-free, allowing unlimited playback with a hassle-free fixed cable. They also come with adjustable vertical sliders so that userscan personalize the fit for their head.

    Is this a parody post? "Everything old is new again?" Sounds like any good ol' classic headphones from the past 50 years! (You know, before all these added hassles...)
  7. cliffster82 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2013
    I saw these on Apple's site today. I thought "have I not seen these?!" They use a 3.5mm plug. But the iPhone 7 doesn't have a hole for that! Tempting but... already owning Solo2 wireless, which are great, I'm good. Nice barebones option though!
  8. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    They don't limit sales to people with iPhone 7s.
  9. Traverse, Sep 7, 2016
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    Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I laughed. It sounds like an Apple Keynote in a few years if they brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack as a new "innovation!"

    "No pairing, no batteries, just a plug and play music experience"
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Because the vast majority of the world won't own an iPhone 7.

    Why make an accessory that caters to one device when you can make one that works with 99.9999% of music players?
  11. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    All about marketing. Even bringing back taken away features could be considered as "innovation".
  12. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I would think this is an ironic moment for Beats to release a headphone with 3.5 mm jack.
    Anyway, I don't have the budget to buy not-good-sound-quality beats headphone.

    They looks pretty cool though, especially the blue color.
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    Just find a site with all emojis, uh, you mean emojis in iOS? Well, tapatalk has a way to support it.
  13. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    Is this aimed at hipsters who want an old school 3.5mm plug experience?
  14. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Did Dre not get the courage memo?
  15. LordCoe13 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    The headphones are targeted towards DJs and other computer uses that do not use Lightning. Apple is pushing for companies to go bluetooth, not lightning. Bluetooth is the future.
  16. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow macrumors can you be a little more impartial with your thoughts on the beats headphones?
  17. Tom-Helge macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2010
    Norway / Tromsø
    Ehm, you can use Lightning headphones on all iPhones that is out now with a Lightning port. So you have had that ability for years already.

    But the question is, why have no one even bothered to use that yet?

    Because no one gives a rat ass about it, because it doesn't make sense to 'just use another port' just for the sake of changing something to get the exact same sound quality (and nothing that actually IS better) as we do get over the 3.5mm minijack.
  18. Phrequensi, Sep 7, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016

    Phrequensi macrumors newbie


    Nov 21, 2015
    Beat releases regular headphones when Apple removed the headphone jack,
    instead of a lighting version. There's a real special kind of dumb going on here.
  19. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
  20. CPx macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
  21. sudo1996 Suspended


    Aug 21, 2015
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    :/ I'll just stick with my $20 Monoprice headphones. They're the best.
  22. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    This is all true stupidity and not courage.
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    Um, choose a pair of headphones that require repeated charging where the inbuilt battery fails in a few years or choose 3.5 mm headphones, worldwide standard, that require no charging that last for decades. It's a no brainer. The more I think about Apple's move to lightning and wireless the more it seems like a rather self indulgent experiment that puts customers last.
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    Add the Japanese keyboard in ios and you'll be (*^_^*) *\(^o^)/* ⊂((・⊥・))⊃ in no time!
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    That adaptor is one ugly two headed snake.
  23. 2457248 Suspended

    Apr 4, 2016
    i suppose not everyone at apple has the same courage.
  24. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    And when other manufacturers start moving to just using a USB-C connector. Will you feel the same?
  25. Zedcars macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    It's possible they want to send a message to non-iPhone users that Beats will not be abandoning the analogue jack completely. They don't want that market to dry up.

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