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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

From Apple's keynote at the WWDC just now. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"There's a port in back for midtones, a port in the stem and a port that points to your ears. It's to "maximize airflow"." - Engadget

 

Interesting Design, long over due revamp. Hopefully Apple took it upon themselves to give the world better sound, and took the opportunity to keep up with the headphone awareness phenomenon that is changing portable sound. 

post #2 of 33

Fostex OEM again? I'm not entirely sure why apple bother, anyone I know with ibuds just turns their 128kbs music up as high as possible.

post #3 of 33

I'm actually kind of interested in seeing how they sound, for $30.

post #4 of 33

You're Your quite reasonable $30 cost translates into a quite unreasonable £30 here. I guess it could be semi reasonable if it sounds as good as they claim.


Edited by Tangster - 9/12/12 at 1:29pm
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 

Now, up on Apple Store

 

"The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more."  blink.gif

post #6 of 33
I'm interested in hearing them. The older buds don't sound bad at all.
post #7 of 33
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Now, up on Apple Store

 

"The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more."  blink.gif

Beats.

post #8 of 33

Says Apple on it. It will be a huge hit.

post #9 of 33
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Beats.

 

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. That does sound very Beats-esque. Over-the-top marketing jargon not even remotely true. 

post #10 of 33
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Beats.

 

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

 

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. That does sound very Beats-esque. Over-the-top marketing jargon not even remotely true. 

I think the are comparing to the beats, seeing as the Solo's graph was only marginally better then the iBuds so the might actually have a point 

post #11 of 33

Why is this in Headphones (full-size)? Can a mod move this or merge it with one of a half dozen Earpods threads?

post #12 of 33
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Now, up on Apple Store

"The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more."  blink.gif

 

That sentence really means nothing. I could say 'the PortaPros are so superior, [<- note comma] they rival the Stax SR-009' and I wouldn't be incorrect.

post #13 of 33
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Now, up on Apple Store

 

"The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more."  blink.gif

I'm calling BS on this claim. 

Okay, it looks like they are dual bore, but I'm not sure if they are dual driver. Also, without a seal, balanced armature drivers don't quite seem plausible...

Could these be dual dynamic drivers? 

post #14 of 33

They're going to be bundled with new iDevices, right?

post #15 of 33

the main problem with the old ones were instrument seperation and bass, i wounder if they have fixed that

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