With rumours abound that Apple will remove/change the 3.5mm jack on the next iPhone, audio companies are getting prepared. A case in point is high-end manufacturer Audeze’s attractive new EL-8 Titanium headphones – its first with an integrated Apple lightning cable. This innovative “Cipher” cable houses a built-in headphone amp and a high-resolution 24-bit DAC. The result is you get high-res, uncompromised sound for both music playback and voice calls. Under the metal facade is Audeze’s award-winning planar magnetic tech, complete with driver four times larger than most of the competition. And if, like Brogue, you think the aesthetic is particularly sleek, it will come as no surprise that the EL-8 Titaniums were designed by BMW DesignWorksUSA. However, should you not possess an iPhone, Audeze has thoughtfully included a standard analog cable as well – so everyone’s happy, particularly your ears.

£599 audeze.com