“Unfortunately, the AirPods don’t ship until late October… [but] the W1 wireless chip is not only embedded in Apple’s AirPods, you’ll find the same chip tucked away in several pairs of new Beats-branded headphones as well,” Benjamin reports. “The just-released Beats Solo3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones, for instance, has the distinction of being the first product to hit the market with a W1 chip nestled inside.”
“Once you pair your headphones with one device, the pairing information propagates across all iCloud-enabled devices running the latest Apple software,” Benjamin reports. “This means that you can just open Control Center on your iOS 10-enabled iPad, or macOS Sierra-enabled Mac, and the Beats Solo3 headphones will appear as an audio output option. In that regard the process is a bit, as Apple often likes to exclaim, magical.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you love over-emphasized bass with a smattering of overmodulation randomly peppered throughout for the sake of distortion, Beats headphones are for you!
That said, Apple’s W1 is a significant advance. We can’t wait for it to appear in good-sounding headphone, earphones, and speakers!
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