Noise Cancelling Headphones With W1 Chip: Do These Exist?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rhyzome, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

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    Do noise cancelling headphones with the W1 chip exist on the market yet?

    I want to be able to switch between my rMBP and iOS devices seamlessly...does this exist yet? Can I buy this yet?
     
  2. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors regular

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    Not that I know of.
    Only shipping products are Beats Solo 3, Powerbeats 3.

    Beats X and Airpods are W1 enabled but not shipping yet.

    I hope they open W1 up to third parties but I guess they will want to keep it in house to control quality etc.
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Most of the great noise-cancellers are pretty expensive and none have the W1 chip. What headphones do you have right now?
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    The W1 chip is Apple's proprietary technology so unless they themselves release headphones with noise cancelling or licence the technology to third party companies I very much doubt it.
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Waiting on the next gen Studio headphones to have the W1, but not getting my hopes up for a version any time soon. The current Studios are a great price in the right store online, however.
     
  6. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors regular

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    They may not be your cup of tea, but the solo 3's are actually pretty decent.

    I feel beats instantly get negative reviews which in the past has been justified . I owned some Solo HDs back in the day and they were awful.

    The solo3's are a good feel and the sound, with the right tweaks, is pretty solid.
     
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I use Solo3's in the office. Studios everywhere else.
     
  8. takaiguchi macrumors member

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    I have the Samsung level overs and love them.
     
  9. Ninjacreep macrumors newbie

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    Yes. The Beats Studio 3s include the Apple W1 Wireless chip, and the ability to turn the noise-cancelling off, when you are in a quiet environment (unlike the 1s and 2s).
     

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