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World’s First Lightning Port Headphones Announced

by Jacob Kleinman | September 10, 2014September 10, 2014 8:30 am PST

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Apple still isn’t ready to make the jump from regular earbuds to its rumored Lightning port headphones, but it looks like another company is leading the charge instead. Yesterday while the world was focused on Cupertino’s latest gadgets, Philips announced its Fidelio M2L earphones which plug in via Lightning connector and promise a high-quality audio experience.

The Dutch tech giant’s newest headphones claim to offer lossless audio with high-quality 24-bit digital/analog converter (DAC). The Fidelio M2L earphones were clearly timed to debut alongside the iPhone 6, though we’re guessing it will work with any Apple product with a Lightning port.

“We are very pleased to present the Philips Fidelio M2L our first headphones with Lightning connector for digital and lossless connection to Apple iOS devices,” said Christian Bauer, Senior Marketing Manager Headphones at WOOX Innovations, a smaller company that sells Philips-branded gadgets.

Unfortunately for all you audiophiles the Philips Fidelio M2L won’t hit the market until December. It won’t come cheap either, starting at €249.99. The new headphones are also reportedly headed to American stores, though there’s no official word on how much they might cost here in the U.S.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...