Apple’s AirPods have been successful beyond belief, but the company isn’t content with dominating only the earbuds market. Apple also has its eyes set on the headphone market.
Yes, Apple’s Beats headphone lineup has a cult following, but the Cupertino company wants to do more. How much more? A recently leaked image and video gives us a sneak peek into the rumored AirPods Studio headphones.
Depending on your style, you’re either going to love them or hate them.
Earlier this year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said Apple is developing two new headphone versions.
Rumors suggest Apple will sell a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a luxury feel. Apple reportedly also is working on a fitness-focused sport version with breathable, lightweight materials.
The model captured in the leaked photos is reportedly this fitness-centric sport version.
The AirPods Studio headphones in the leaked images have large cups and a soft foam liner that sits against the ears. It also has an oversized mesh headband for breathability and comfort. It’s a retro look that you’ll either love or hate.
According to leaked information, the headphones are not labeled left or right because they are designed to be reversible. Apple supposedly is working on technology that’ll detect how the headphones are oriented and will switch the audio to match how the person is wearing the headphones. The AirPods studio also may ship with active noise cancellation and a USB-C port for charging.
Rumors suggest Apple may unveil its AirPods Studio headphones as early as this November. Pricing is unknown, but previous reports suggest they could start at $350. Unlike the AirPods, AirPods Studio headphones are expected to be available in a variety of colors.