Apple is releasing an audio standard for new Macs, which will provide “better audio quality and enhanced audio performance” to the Mac lineup, the company announced on Wednesday.
The new standards will replace the Audio-Technica ATH-M50, which the company says was discontinued in late 2016.
The standard, called High-End, will support up to 24-bit/192kHz and will “improve sound quality and reduce noise level by reducing distortion, improving dynamic range, and providing a wider range of frequencies for more dynamic and clear sound.”
Apple is also releasing a new version of the ATH line, called Audio-Tech ATH5500, that supports up to 192kHz/24-bit audio.
The two new standards won’t be available to Apple customers until later this year, but Apple says it expects to launch the standards at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June.