Philips announces iOS 8 compatible Lightning headphones

Philips Fidelio M2L

Source: Philips

As of today, Apples latest and greatest update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners is available as a free update. Next to a new range of newly added user interface features, iOS 8 contains quite a few interesting features „under the hood“. One of the is the ability to output Hi-Fi-audio using Apples proprietary Lightning port. It’s not coincidental, dutch electronics giant Philips has just announced their first Lightning headphones.

Instead of converting digital to analog signals, prior to sending music into your headphones for analog to acoustic conversion, the new Fidelio M2L can take on your iPhones digital signals straight away. The conversion from digital to acoustic signals occurs using Philips’ own 24-bit digital/analog converter combined with an integrated amplifier. Using this new technique and 40mm HD neodymium magnets, Philips promises an incredible new acoustic experience. The closed Philips Fidelio M2L headphones is scheduled to be released in December for a suggested retail price of 249,99 Euro including tax or roughly 260 US-Dollar without tax.