Philips and Harman’s new noise cancelling headphones draw power from the iPhone

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Philips and Harman’s new noise cancelling headphones draw power from the iPhone

  • 2015-02-11 17:03:25
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News / Mobile phones Philips and Harman’s new noise cancelling headphones draw power from the iPhone

There are already quite a few headphones out there in the market that make use of the Lightning connector on the iPhone and iPad to deliver music. Today though, both Harman and Philips have announced active noise-cancelling headphones that use the Lightning port to draw power.

Active noise-cancelling headphones do a great job of filtering the outside noise to deliver an immersive and true to life music listening experience even at low volumes. However, they come with internal batteries that needs to be charged regularly, or worse, daily depending on your usage.

The Harman JBL Reflect Aware is aimed for use by athletes and includes an option to tone down the level of noise cancellation. The headphones will retail for $149, though there is no word yet on their availability from the company.

Philips_Fidelio NC1L

 

The headphones from Philips — the Fidelio NC1L — are priced significantly higher at $299 but offers many high-end features. It makes use of four different microphones to offer noise-cancelling. Like the JBL Reflect Aware though, it also offers users with the option to select the level of noise cancelling they want.

Most importantly though, the headphones come built-in with a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that will convert the music passed from your iPhone to a loseless format before delivering them to your ears. By skipping the internal DAC of the iPhone completely, these cans from Philips are able to deliver a superior audio experience. This also helps in avoiding any interference from the degradation of audio cables over time.

[Via Gizmodo]

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