While Apple’s exclusion of a 3.5mm headset jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is certainly inconvenient for a lot of us, accessory makers haven’t exactly been unprepared. The Tronsmart Encore in-ear headset is just one of many lightning port-compatible headsets that are ready to go with your latest iPhone. One thing more it has going for it though is that it’s the first to include a digital-to-analog converter, or DAC, as well as a lightning audio module, or LAM to drive 48kHz/24 bit digital audio.
Naturally, the Encore functions as any smartphone headset should, allowing you to make calls with its built-in mic and volume controls. Its noise-isolating tips keep ambient noise out and its cables are made with Kevlar fiber for increased durability. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet as Tronsmart is still waiting for MFi certification from Apple.
Since Tronsmart has partnered with Cherry Mobile for distribution in the Philippines, there’s a possibility that we may see the Encore locally even if it’s made for iPhones. There’s no guarantee though as it seems that the company is focused on various chargers and cables in the PH for now.[Via: The Verge]