Several headphone makers are rushing to come out with Lightning headphones for the iPhone 7. These new Lightning connector headphones offer the possibility of better sound quality (because the Lightning port is able to carry more data than the old headphone jack) and also a slimmer profile. Not every pair of Lightning headphones offers an in-line controller like the original Apple earbuds do, allowing you to play/pause and adjust volume up or down. But here are some of the best new Lightning headphones and earbuds with volume controllers and remotes that we’ve been able to find:
Brightech – Apple MFi Approved Pure Lightning Headphones for iPhone 7
These stylish iPhone Lightning connector headphones offer a polished black body with red trim and great sound quality for the money. They are capable of playing 24-bit audio by virtue of their 8-pin Lightning connector, and they also feature an in-line remote which allows you to play and pause your music, plus adjust the volume up or down, just like the original iPhone earbuds do. If you press the center button twice in quick succession you can skip to the next track as well. These lightning headphones come with a nearly 4 foot long cable and a 3 year warranty.
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Omars Apple MFI Approved Pure Lightning Earphones
These red and black Lightning earbuds come with a unique thin cable that won’t get tangled as easily as traditional round headphone cables do. The Omars brand Lightining earbuds offer 24-bit digital audio reproduction and a built in remote near the center of the cable, allowing you to play/pause your music, adjust the volume, skip to the next track, or activate Siri without pulling your phone out of your pocket. The Lightning cable included with these headphones is almost 4 feet long.
Hoco Apple MFI Approved Lightning Earphones
These black and silver earphones work with Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad devices and feature an 8-pin Lightning connector. (They’re also available in a white and silver model if you don’t care for the black look.) Like the other Lightning headphones and Lightning earbuds in this article, these feature a remote control along the cable to play or pause your music, plus adjust volume. The headphone cable is a unique semi-flat cable which is slightly rounded and slightly flat, a cross between traditional round headphone cables and flat tangle-resistant cables.