Just a few weeks ago, we told you about rumors that the iPhone 7 would not have a headphone jack. And now we're leaning even more strongly in the direction that those rumors are true. Otherwise, why would the Apple Store start selling some new $800 headphones?
The Audeze EL-8 Titanium Headphones were just noticed in the Apple shop. And, yes, they cost 800 big ones.
What makes the Audeze unique is that they are powered using a Lightning connector, rather than a typical audio jack. They also have a built-in amplifier to improve sound, and microphone so you can make and receive phone calls.
After recently getting slammed for releasing the ugly Smart Battery Case, Apple at least isn't taking heat for the design of these headphones. The main issue consumers are having so far is, of course, the price.
With the specs on these headphones, it really just comes down to personal preference. Here are some of the Audeze's best features:
- 10Hz-50kHz frequency response
- 30 ohms impedance
- 1kHz, 1m
- Built in mic
- Built-in remote
- Sound isolating stereo
- Built-in digital-to-analog chip
- Planar magnetic driver, instead of cone-type speaker
So what do you think? Would you buy these high-end headphones, and be willing to pay $800 for them? Let us know in the comments.