Philips has introduced bone conduction headphones and wireless headphones for sports, with multipoint Bluetooth compatibility and support for the new LC3 codec.
This is the great unboxing from Philips. While the Dutch manufacturer introduced its high-end headphones and earphones, the Fidelio T2 and Fidelio L4, it’s not done with its audio products. During its annual event in Amsterdam, the firm also lifted the veil on several audio products dedicated to athletes, the Philips TAA5508 and TAA5608.
These two new products are the latest additions to the Dutch brand’s GO Sport range and come in two different forms. Behind these abstruse names, in fact, hide wireless headphones, Philips Go A5508, and bone conduction headphones, Philips Go A5608.
Multipoint Bluetooth headsets and headsets that support the LC3 codec
Philips Go A5508 headphones are specifically dedicated to sports. They benefit from 8mm diameter drivers and compatibility with Bluetooth 5.3, but also with the new LC3 codec integrated into the Bluetooth LE Audio profile. More original for headphones designed for sports, they are equipped with an active noise reduction function. The headphones also support multipoint Bluetooth for use with both a smartphone and a computer at the same time. Regarding autonomy, Philips announces that its Go A5508 headphones can work for seven consecutive hours with noise reduction -with an additional 21 hours thanks to the case-. Finally, they are naturally certified against sweat and splashes thanks to an IPX5 certification.
Regarding bone conduction headphones, the Philips Go A5608, these are neck-shaped headphones, like those offered by the Shokz brand. We are facing a helmet whose transducers are supported on the temples so as not to obstruct the auditory canal and continue to perceive their environment. In addition, the helmet also incorporates an LED on the back to be visible outdoors. We will also find Bluetooth 5.3, the LC3 codec, a six-hour battery life, multipoint connection and IPX5 certification.
For now, Philips has not announced pricing for its bone conduction headphones and wireless headphones. The Dutch brand is content to announce an availability” this year “Without further details at the moment.
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