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Cirrus Logic Announces New MFi Development Kit for Lightning Based Digital Headphones

Cirrus Logic Announces New MFi Development Kit for Lightning Based Digital Headphones

Posted June 29, 2016 at 6:20pm · 4 comments · Add Comment
White Castle Farts
White Castle Farts - June 30, 2016 at 5:19am
there is nothing new here. DACs have existed for a very long time. All this is a a low powered inline DAC with the apple lightning chip built in. ive been using a higher resolution, powered fiio e18 with both android and ios devices for years with appropriate adapters. but small inline DACs already exist, its just now someone paired it with the MCU and probably a USB-C version would appear simultaneously from manufacturers.
Deez Nutz
Deez Nutz - June 29, 2016 at 8:49pm
I'm calling BS!!!!!
Boaty McBoatface
Boaty McBoatface - June 29, 2016 at 8:42pm
I've heard from a very reliable source that Apple will be removing the speaker(s) from the iPhone 8. When getting a call, you will not be able to hear the phone ringing unless you attach a special Beats, Lightning-enabled, external speaker for $99. The new external speaker will be digital, offering Virtual Dolby Surround sound. It will greatly improve the perceived sound quality of your ringtones and "will further demonstrate the advantage of external speakers over the built-in one(s) in previous models". Apple is also considering removing the built-in microphone from the iPhone - if you'd like to respond to what a caller is telling you, you'll have to attach a special Beats external digital microphone (priced $59). Alternatively to all these add-ons, you'll be able to use a special Apple watch (requiring an external battery module). After all, it's Apple we are talking about, the company that released a hideous battery case (with a free bump) for the iPhone and called it "an elegant solution". Hey, at least the phone will be thinner by 0.9 microns! #AppleGreed #re-inventing-the-wheel-as-a-square-shape-and-calling-it-progress
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - June 29, 2016 at 9:49pm
Hahaha! Exageration at its finest! Rant all you want but for audiophiles this is no big deal. Lightning port is where you can get the best sound than from a stereo port. External DACs are connected through lightning port, speaker docks connect to lightning as well, gym goers use bluetooth headphones to listen to their music so why cry out loosing the stereo port? It's not the end of the world yet. Move on! After Apple makes this move I bet everybody will follow. It is like when sony released a mirrorless camera, the bulky canon and nikon dslr users bashed the new change but years later we can now see nikon and canon mirrorless cameras. Here's the trend when Apple changes something everone else follow.
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