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This article was published on December 9, 2015


You can get an $800 pair of headphones with a Lightning connector because reasons

You can get an $800 pair of headphones with a Lightning connector because reasons
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Got a bunch of money lying around you don’t need, or just love expensive headphones? Here’s something to spend it on: an $800 pair of headphones that sport a lightning connector so people know you’re using it with the iPhone.

Just listed in the official Apple Store and spotted by The Verge, the headphones are made by Audeze, a popular brand among audiophiles. Inside the headphones you’ll get a built-in Digital-to-Analog chip, which can help make audio sound a lot better.

That’s one big benefit of Lightning-powered headphones is that you’re able to start putting devices like the DAC inside the peripherals themselves, without the need for an external power supply.

Included in the box is both a Lightning cable as well as a standard 3.5mm audio cable, so you can use it with any device you like.

With rumor rife that Apple will drop the 3.5mm audio jack from future iPhone models, if you have got $800 to spare — which isn’t much in the high-end audio space — picking up a pair of these before the inevitable happens could be money well-spent.

Audeze Lightning Headphones [Apple via The Verge]