SuuperBaka, 10 Oct 2020I'd rather get the newest Sony headphonesSony XbaN1
Arte8800 , 10 Oct 2020Apple is Overrated Overpriced Overhyped Truth be told!
Duck of death, 09 Oct 2020Studio headphones tends to use XLR jacks, to reduce noise and allow more power.Good thing you included " tend " as that's not applicable here.
XLR jacks, if ever, an apple reality are safely at least a decade or 2 away if not bound to even exist in this closed proprietary eco system at all lol.
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350 is pretty common price for headphones like these, maybe apple will be first to make really working really wireless headphones?
I mean when I need to charge headphones by cable it is not wireless. And for QI ones I tried I need to plug receiver into the PC.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2020Considering Airpods cost more than counterparts from Samsung and Sony despite being much infer... moreSamsung buds are same price Apple Airpods are in my country.
As for Sony it depends, but they have plenty of cheaper models.
Bet these are gonna sound 10x worse than DT 990 Pros for 4x more.
GREAT HEADPHONES APPLE! /s
I rather my current BT headphones for my phone, could het 10 of them for the price of Apple ones.
Same goes for my wired ones, and maybe Apple their headphones sound better than my cheap ones, I still doubt Apple their headphones sound "like a pair of $600 headphones" should.
Without 3,5 mm mini-jack, like in cool Marshall Monitor II ANC headphones, this apple air-pods studio headphones is not balanced, not practicaly, one more next glamourous iShit
$600 for decent headphones isn't that expensive. Studios will routinely spend in excessive of $2k for audio monitors which are scientifically engineered to be completely neutral (or have specific sound signatures suited for said studio, be it for music production, film production, outdoor or indoor reporting etc)
Now, the issue here is these being from Apple, are more for the mass-market. I'll hazard a wager and say for the premium-mass-market. But I'll wait and see what segment these are intended for given Apple does dabble in studio-worthy-spec computers. But methinks this will be another Apple case of paying for the brand, rather than quality. Stand to be corrected once I do give these a whirl.
I run a pair of MDR-CD100ST (~US$200) at home paired with a vacuum tube amp and SACD player, and a MDR-V6 (~$50) in music production and everything else. And I wouldn't give them up for anything regardless of price. These have the exact sound signatures that I am after, which no other brand offers, and have been in production since the 80s (like some Casio watches!) due to the popularity of how they sound.
TL;DR - Most people won't be able to hear the difference in quality given today's generation have borked hearing from all the doof-doof bassy nonsense. So the price becomes a moot point anyway (ie, just get something that you KNOW sounds better, not something you THINK sounds better, heaven forbid because of the price). This being Apple though, people will just lap it up.
Duck of death, 09 Oct 2020Studio headphones tends to use XLR jacks, to reduce noise and allow more power.Aaaaa not really.
You certainly can use balanced cables on many high end headphones, but they are far from common and these Apple ones certainly can't even aim at critical listening.
Apple/Beats likes to use "Pro" and "Studio" monikers, but there was never a case of them not missing a mark when it comes to audio.
Everyone knows :
People trying to look rich will buy these (in poor taste)
People who know will buy the wh1000 xm3/4 (smart)