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Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its Snapdragon 835processor on Tuesday as the company officially announced the specific details about its latest SoC. Alongside, Qualcomm announced the first product to run on the new Snapdragon 835 SoC - ODG's AR/ VR smart glasses - apart from the latest edition of its connected car reference platform, as well as a new reference design for wireless stereo headsets, and new active noise cancellation technology for ultra small earbuds.

Interestingly, almost all of the specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor were already leaked in a blog post spotted earlier this week.

by Tom-Link
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When Apple killed the headphone jack on the latest iPhone, we were assured it would be okay, and Apple was really just being “courageous.” Not only was there an adapter in the box, but Apple was releasing the AirPod wireless earbuds. For a mere $159, you’d never have to worry about wires again. However, they still haven’t been released.

by CrinetJanet
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We're looking at the big picture, this is a how to buy an audio system that best suitsyour needs. So while I'm not going to recommend specific products, I'll set you on a course of action.

iPhone 7 Will Feature Not Typical Headphone Jack

Starting from the very first Apple model appeared in 2007, iPhones just like other modern smartphones featured 3.5 mm headphone jack. However Apple’s next iPhone 7 might have no traditional jack. Instead, iPhone owners will have to use an all-in-one Lightning connector designed for charging, data and audio. Those who would like to use any headset other than the one that shipped with the device will have to use a special adapter. However the headphone market will be packed with Lightning models as soon as the new iPhone model appears though the leading companies such as Sony, Philips and Harman already have them. However in the beginning the prices are likely to be high and the choice will be quite narrow. 

By the way, the idea of slimmer iPhone 7 is not new – Apple has been planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector since last year.

Sennheiser Announces New Orpheus Headphones

The new version of luxurious Orpheus headphones took a team of Sennheiser experts almost a decade of continuous work. The successor to the Orpheus is available for €50,000. The Orpheus system is hand-crafted in Germany of the more than 6,000 components. An outstanding acoustic performance is attained with usage of exclusive components such as gold-vaporized ceramic electrodes and platinum-vaporized diaphragms. The marble used for the amplifier housing comes from Carrara, Italy, home to the same marble that Michelangelo used.

The new device features a unique sound experience. However the design of the new Orpheus headphones is fascinating: when pressing the on-off button the vacuum tubes rise out from the marble base and start to shine, and a protective glass cover opens up to grant access to the headphones.

The first pair of the legendary $16,000 Orpheus HE90 was produced in 1991. It came with its own tube amplifier and looked very sophisticated. Only 300 pair of the original Orpheus exist today. Since 1991 their price increased threefold.