The introduction of the signaled the slow death of the 3.5mm headphone jack and headphone makers have capitalized on creating wireless and Lightning connected options. The $179 (£139, €149, about AU$235) Libratone Q-Adapt In-Ears fall in the latter category, taking advantage of Apple’s proprietary connector, offering a unique set of earbuds.
While Libratone wasn’t the first to market with Lightning headphones, the company has created a pair of Lightning-powered earbuds that truly take advantage of Apple’s proprietary port.
Since the Q-Adapt In-Ears get power from your iPhone or iPad, it means you never have to charge them, which is rare for noise cancelling headphones.
Like its brother, the In-Ear has a dedicated button that cycles between noise cancellation levels which Libratone calls CityMix. This is a great feature for those who want to enjoy music on the go while still being aware of their surroundings.
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