For sports, Philips launches headphones and hearing aids at the forefront of Bluetooth technologies

Philips introduced bone conduction headphones and wireless headphones for sports, with Bluetooth multipoint support and support for the new LC3 codec.

Philips Go A5508 Wireless Headphones // Source: Philips

This is the big Philips unboxing. Although the Dutch manufacturer has introduced its high-end headphones and headsets, the Fidelio T2 and Fidelio L4, it is not yet finished with its audio products. During its annual event held in Amsterdam, the firm also unveiled 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 distinct forms. Behind these abstruse names, in fact, are hidden wireless headphones, the Philips Go A5508, and bone conduction headphones, the Philips Go A5608.

A multipoint Bluetooth headset and headset with LC3 codec support

The Philips Go A5508 headphones are especially dedicated to sports. They benefit from transducers with a diameter of 8 mm and compatibility with Bluetooth 5.3, but also with the new LC3 codec integrated in 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 simultaneous use with a smartphone and a computer.

As for autonomy, Philips advertises 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 the IPX5 certification.

The Philips Go A5608 bone conduction headphones
The Philips Go A5608 bone conduction headphones // Source: Philips

As far as bone conduction headphones go, the Philips Go A5608 is a neck-shaped headphone, like the one offered by the Shokz brand. We are facing a helmet whose transducers rest on the temples so as not to obstruct the auditory canal and still perceive its surroundings. In addition, the helmet also incorporates an LED on the back to be visible outside. We will also find Bluetooth 5.3, the LC3 codec, a six-hour battery, a multipoint connection and an IPX5 certification.

At the moment, Philips has not announced the price of 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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