Philips Unveils Lightning-Based Fidelio NC1L Noise Cancelling Headphones [CES 2015]

At CES today, Philips unveiled the Fidelio NC1L noise cancelling headphones equipped with a Lightning connector.

The Fidelio NC1L headphones connect directly to any iOS device using the Lightning port. Similar to its predecessor (the Fidelio M2L), the NC1L headphone uses a 24-bit digital to analog converter to provide high quality audio playback.


The Fidelio NC1L headphones provides a direct digital connection to the device and provides power for the headphone’s onboard noise cancellation technology through the Lightning port. The use of the Lightning connector allows Phillips to provide the noise cancellation feature without requiring an extra battery.

Philips has designed the headphones for use in a variety of environments. The Fidelio NC1L headphones include multiple noise profiles suitable for making calls and for allowing ambient noise when you should be aware of your surroundings.

The Philips Fidelio NC1L noise cancelling headphones will launch in North America in April for $299.

[via The Verge]