Bragi Unveils Wireless 'Headphone' Earbuds Ahead of Apple Event

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Wireless audio company Bragi has today announced a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds simply called the "Headphone". Based on the firm's original crowdfunded Dash earpieces, the Headphone buds boast the same overall design, but lose some features in favor of a more affordable price tag.


According to Bragi, the main physical difference is the Headphone's three physical buttons, which replace the touch controls found on the Dash for controlling playback, audio transparency, volume, and taking calls.

The activity tracking features native to the $300 Dash buds are also missing in the new earpieces, but their removal shores up battery life on the Headphone, with Bragi promising up to six hours of operation on a single charge, rather than the three hours Dash users will be accustomed to. Bragi also claims the Headphone buds feature a stronger Bluetooth connection than the Dash.

The Bragi Headphone buds are poised to launch in November and will cost $150, with pre-orders starting today at the lower price of $119.


In addition to the new earpieces, Bragi today announced a firmware update to the original Dash buds which the company says improves the accuracy of the devices' heart-rate tracking, while also bolstering the strength of the Bluetooth connection.

With Apple's event just days away, Bragi is unlikely to be the last accessory firm to announce wireless products this week, as the industry shifts gears in anticipation of a new iPhone widely believed to lack a headphone jack.

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SteveW928

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:( I don't really want wireless headphones and ear-buds. Even if they sound as good as even cheap-wired ones (which most don't), it's another battery thing to worry about, and then there are the potential health concerns. I suppose there are a few uses (yes, wires do get in the way) but then there's the $119 price tag. (I sure hope Apple isn't moving in this direction...)
 

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Bet all these wireless earphone startups have been dreaming of the day when we are forced to give up our jacks.
 
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I agree. Though I think Apples AirPods will connect to each other via a lightning connector. This will allow user to connect to the iPhone for a quick charge.
Nope. No room for female Lightning ports on one, much less both, and nobody wants a male Lightning tab sticking out. The only way to do this on something this small is magnetic inductive charging. Now, a magnetic cable with a Lightning plug on the end maybe, which could also be used to secure them to your head in case one falls out, and continue using while they're charging.
 
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I really like the idea of the Dash/Headphones, but haven't heard great things about their sound quality (not because of wireless issues but because of good old-fashioned acoustic issues). Anybody out there have a Dash that can give an impromptu review?
 
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:( I don't really want wireless headphones and ear-buds. Even if they sound as good as even cheap-wired ones (which most don't), it's another battery thing to worry about, and then there are the potential health concerns. I suppose there are a few uses (yes, wires do get in the way) but then there's the $119 price tag. (I sure hope Apple isn't moving in this direction...)
I just received a set of $20 bluetooth headphones I got off Amazon. They sound magnificent and took less than a minute to figure out how to pair once I had done the initial charge. The quality for a phone call is excellent as well.

They're black and don't have a mess of cable, won't coil awkwardly like the headphones that come with the device, and have a better build quality. If I had known about these before, wired headphones would not have been a thing for me any more.
 
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