Jan 10, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

BeatsheadphonesIs Apple really developing a completely wireless set of Beats headphones, potentially to be released with the iPhone 7?  There is definitely a possibility.  

Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple is trying out a brand new type of earphones which could potentially release with the iPhone 7 this fall.  Apparently, these earphones would be "completely wireless, which is to say that they would not even have a cord connecting the left and right earpieces."  If this is true, the earphones would probably resemble something much like the Bragi Dash (pictured with a photoshopped beats logo on them here) and the Motorola Hint headphones.  Apple recently registered the name "AirPods" and with the overall design of the earphones this would be a fitting name and likely the one Apple will use.

If this were to be released by Apple, the question is: how much would it cost?  I estimate the Apple "AirPod" would be priced between $129 and $200.  The brand new Bragi Dash earphones retail for $299 and the Motorola Hint earphones retail for $129.  As usual, I wouldn't expect Apple's to be the cheapest on the market, but I don't see the price of these going over $200 if they're released as a premium accessory with the iPhone 7, an alternative to the Apple EarPods.  If I had to make a guess right now I'd say they will go for $149.

Lastly, people are wondering if these earphones will be practical.  I mean, with no cords or cables, it would be pretty easy to fall out of somebody's ear, right?  At least that's what I thought.  However, reviews on the Bragi Dash are impressive and I haven't seen many reports of people losing their earphones.  They do seem a bit risky but the others that have been released are doing well, so we'll see what Apple does with this.  Feel free to leave a comment or contact us if you have a question or comment.

 

2 Comments

  1. ezraz ~ Jan. 11, 2016 @ 5:23 am

    But how will they sound? Of course no modern types ever mention sound quality, it's like it no longer exists to Apple. Will bluetooth headphones ever stop adding another layer of loss to the audio? A lot of people are getting lossless DAP's and hi-res is growing - can bluetooth handle it? Will bluetooth headphones ever get their L-R timing and spatial cues as accurate as wired headphones? Again, sound quality went out of style when MP3 took over and here's to hoping we come out of this horrible sounding time in consumer audio soon. Get a ponoplayer and wired speakers, it's much better for your health. #
  2. adam ~ Apr. 5, 2016 @ 6:37 am

    cool #

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