What are Lightning Headphones? All About Lightning Headphones for iPhones

Many people are wondering what Lightning headphones are these days. We’ve compiled all the answers for you in this article.

What is Lightning?

Lightning is a port connector and cable technology invented by Apple for use in its iPhone and iPad products. It is both shorter and thinner than the legacy old 30 pin iPod connector, more durable, and is also reversible, meaning it doesn’t matter which way you plug it into your device– there’s no wrong way. It also can transfer both data and power faster than the old legacy 30 pin adapter.

What are Lightning headphones?

Lightning can transfer data to a computer and charge your iPhone and iPad but its specification also allows audio (such as music) to be carried over it. As a result, some manufacturers are now making headphones with a Lightning connector at the end of it, instead of a normal old 1/8th inch headphone jack, that you can plug directly into the Lightning port on your iPhone or iPad– without using the headphone jack.

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Best Lightning to Headphone Adapters & Converters for iPhones

It’s hard to find dedicated Lightning to normal, 1/8th inch jack headphone adapters these days for iPhones and iPads. But there are a few Lightning to headphone jack adapters and converters already on the market and they’re getting great reviews. Many of these products are imported from Japan, often a leader in new technology– and these devices are quite new. Here are some of the best Lightning to headphone adapters we’ve found.

All of the 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, and iPhone Xr. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.

Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

If you’re looking for an Apple MFi certified, adapter, this one from IQIYI is a great choice. It easiy plugs into your iPhone with no warning messages and works perfectly with Apple EarPods, so you can make calls and control your music without issue. You can also use it with other headphones and 3.5mm audio jacks. Great for in the car or hooking your phone up to your speakers. It also provides the sound quality you expect with no interferance. Including the extending cable, this adapter is 5.12″ long.




Lightning to 3.5mm Adapter with Music Controller

If you want to use your favorite pair of old headphones with your new iPhone, this is the perfect adapter. What sets it apart from the competition is the built in music controller. You can easily control your music and adjust the volume without taking out your phone. (Note, there is no microphone or ability to make calls with this adapter.) In addition, this adapter provides beautiful sound quality when listening to music on headphones or through a stereo.

Available in black, red, and white. Comes with a 1 year warranty.


Tera Grand Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter

If you have problems with normal adapters fraying or breaking, this is a stury alternative. Tera Grand makes this MFi certified lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with a sturdy PVC jacket that is also very flexible.

Use this connector to listen to music or podcasts with your favorite headphones, or connect to speakers or your car stereo with ease. It also works great with Apple EarPods so you can control your music and make calls with your headphones. Comes in black.

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