iPhone 7 Headphones – 6 ways to say goodbye to the aux

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The iPhone 7 has arrived and is shaking things up in the tech world. Apple has removed the 3.5mm analog port from the device and this change has raised many questions for music lovers. The iPhone 7 will include an adapter for 3.5mm headphones, however it may compromise the quality of the sound.

Lacking a digital audio converter (DAC) in the adapter means lower bit rate for your audio. In other words, you lose that “oomph” in your music with the “problem solving” adapter. In this article, we’ve got 6 “answers” to keep your music and ears connected & aid you in the transition to an aux-less lifestyle.

Lightning headphones are a recommended option for your iPhone music needs. Instead of the standard 3.5mm plug, these headphones come equipped with an iOS Lightning cable. Having a straight Lightning connection also means the phone works as a power source for any headphones with features like noise cancellation.

Audeze El-8 Titanium & SINE I iPhone 7 Headphonesel-8titanium iphone 7 headphones

Audeze offers two model headphones with lightning cable, the EL 8 Titanium and Sine. These luxury over-ear headphones are made with a special Cipher Lightning cable, designed with a built in amplifier and DAC to produce audiophile like sound quality.

Key features include:

  • Equipped with a Cipher Lightning cable with an amplifier, DSP, and DAC built into the cable to produce true 24-bit high resolution audio.
  •  The amp and DAC are powered by the phone via Lightning Connection, so there are no batteries or charging required for the headphones.
  •  Download the iOS App to control how the headphones sound in real-time using a 10-band EQ.

If you’re serious about your music and looking for headphones that will stand the test of time, then Audeze may be the right choice for you. Check here for pricing on these luxury headphones.

Let’s say you’re strapped for cash after spending $700 on a brand new phone, then JBL has a wallet friendly solution.

JBL Reflect Aware iPhone 7 Headphones

JBL Reflect Aware iPhone 7 Headphones in teal

The Reflect Aware are in-ear headphones equipped with the Lightning Cable. Made with the modern day athlete in mind, these earbuds would be the perfect gym partner as well as the ideal day-to-day, on-the-go buds.

Key features include:

  • Noise Cancellation, powered by the device. No batteries nor need to charge the headphones, just plug and play.
  • With the MyJBL App, listeners can use Adaptive Noise Control, adjusting the level of ambient noise in their environment and can adjust the EQ setting for a more personalized experience.
  • In-ear ergonomic design keeps the earbuds in place while doing activities but also comfortable enough you will forget you’re wearing them.

When it comes to price and features, these earphones are a great wired alternative to Apple’s Airpods, which brings us to our next few options, Bluetooth Headphones.

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones have been around for some time now and continue to grow in popularity. These next few headphones are perfect for anyone wanting a wireless solution for their iPhone 7. Keep in mind that Bluetooth Headphones would allow you to charge your phone while listening to music, a common scenario that has been talked about every day since Apples keynote.

JBL Everest Series Bluetooth iPhone 7 Headphones

JBL Everest Series iPhone 7 Bluetooth Headphones

JBL returns with their Everest Elite 700 Bluetooth headphones. The Everest line from JBL offers 3 other models to accommodate all types of listeners.

Key features include:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 enables a wireless connection to your device with up to 15 hours of music playback
  • The 700 Elite’s are equipped with new NXTGen Active Noise Cancelling Technology, combining the immersive experience of noise-cancelling with the ability to control the amount of outside noise heard, all controlled on the iOS My JBL App.
  • TrueNote Calibration automatically calibrates the headphones to suit your personal experience.

You can catch these fully loaded headphones on our site here.

Audio Technica ATH-S700BT iPhone 7 Bluetooth Headphones


Next up are the Audio Technica ATH-S700BT headphones. These Bluetooth headphones offer full bodied audio-reproduction that Audio Technica is known for. These over-ear headphones are simple, sleek and straight to the point, not to be looked over by any means.

Key features include:

  • Sonic Fuel Bluetooth technology which connects to devices wirelessly and can remember up to 8 other devices.
  •  Built in amplifier and specially designed acoustic chamber which provides the best sound possible with large 40mm drivers
  •  Rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of continuous use and 200 hours on standby
  •  Built in mic for hands free calls and controls integrated into the ear cups


NVX XBTL6 Bluetooth iPhone 7 Headphones

NVX xbtl6

Our Final solution is the XBTL6 Bluetooth headphones from NVX. You know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? that phrase can be applied to these awesome headphones.

Key features Include:

  • Rechargeable battery with 10 hours of music playback.
  • Memory foam padding and protein leather provide comfortable fit.
  • Controls and mic built into the ear cup for hands free call.s

Grab your pair of NVX headphones on our site.


Final thoughts- Bluetooth and Lightning headphones are going to be a music lover’s best friend. Throw away those aux adapters and treat yourself to the quality sounds you really want. Pick up a pair of Lightning and Bluetooth headphones today!



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