With Apple ditching the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and switching to using the Lightning Port and Lightning Cable to connect your headphones for audio, we thought we would show you all of the options you have on the market. The current headphones with Lightning cables on the market are sparse, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t quality headphones. Here are some of the best lightning headphones available to purchase today for your new iPhone:
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The Philips Fidelio M2l/27 Lightning headphones are highly reviewed, #1 on our best lightning headphones list, and offer an integrated Lightning connector instead of a normal 3.5mm audio jack, to plug directly into your phone’s Lightning port. Because these are Lightning headphones, they’re able to offer higher quality digital audio than the legacy 3.5mm analog headphone port is able to offer. These Lightning headphones also fold flat for portability and feature a closed on-ear acoustic system and real leather speaker pads.
Coming in at #2 on our best lightning headphone list are the Brightech lightning earphones. If you’re a bigger fan of lightning earbuds or lightning earphones, than the Brightech lightning earphones are going to be right down your alley. If the price tag of the Phillips Fidelio lightning port headphones scared you, than these are going to also fit your needs without breaking the bank. They feature a thin, flat cable with a Lightning connector at the end of it to plug directly into the Lightning port on your iPhone 7 or iPad. It also has a remote along the Lightning cable to play/pause your music and adjust your volume up or down. They also offer noise cancelling technology and feature soft silicone earbuds instead of hard ones which can become uncomfortable after long periods of usage.
If you would rather use Bluetooth headphones or bluetooth earbuds instead of buying a new pair of lightning port headphones, these TaoTronic Headphones on our best lightning headphones list are a great sounding and affordable pair of headphones. Two powerful audio drivers on each side offer balanced audio and crystal clear sounds, providing a comfortable and dynamic listening experience with noise cancellation.
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4. AUDEZE SINE On-Ear Headphone with Built-In Microphone and Cipher 24-Bit High Resolution Lightning Cable
The Audeze EL-8 Titanium Closed-Back headphones are probably the most-well known Lightning headphones and are frankly, the best lightning headphones. They’re marketed as the first to offer a fully integrated Lightning connector for iPhone, along with a headphone amplifier and 28-bit DAC built into the Lightning cable. But they’re not cheap (hence being at number 4).
5. boAt DSP 4000 Apple Certified Lightning Earphone (Black) with Digital Audio Resolution Lightning Cable
These boAt DSP 4000 ‘s are on our list for best lightning headphones as another great option and again they are affordable! They also look pretty sleek and would make a good fashion accessory. Here are some of the features: