Apple’s iPhone 7 began the trend of cell phones that only have Lightning ports instead of the normal headphone jacks. So what do you do if you prefer to use headphones that end with a normal 1/8th inch headphone adapter instead of the new Lightning connector? Luckily there are a number of Lightning to headphone jack adapters for you to choose from that allow you to use your old regular headphones with a new iPhone’s Lightning port.
All of the lightning adapters in this article will work for all current iPhone models including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, Phone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.
The Best Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapters and Converters:
1. Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Nothing is more reliable than Apple’s own products. This is their official lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, so you know it will work with all your gear including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Listen to music, make phone calls, and do anything else you like with your phone and favorite headphones.
This adapter is short and compact, easy to toss in a purse or bad or even stick in your pocket.
2. Amazon Basics Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Another reliable brand, Amazon makes its own version of the classic lightning to headphone convertor, and it comes in black! MFI certified, it provides lossless audio transmission and is compatible with all Apple products with iOS 10 or later, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads.
3. Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter for iPhone
Here’s a pretty straightforward Lightning to headphone adapter that allows you to use your old headphones with 1/8th inch stereo TRS jack with a new iPhone or iPad’s Lightning port. It works with iPhone version 5 and up as well as other iOS devices like iPads and iPad Minis and iPod Touch with Lightning ports.
Note that this adapter plays music and allows you to use in-line remote to control your music (if your headphones have one) however if you get a phone call you will need to disconnect the headphones to use your phone normally instead of using the headphones as a headset. Comes in white in a 2 pack.
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