Now that lightning connectors are standard on all iPhone models, there are lots of great headphones with lightning connectors available. When you’re shopping for the best lightning headphones, there are tons of options that provide great sound quality and are comfortable to wear. Here are some of the best-reviewed Lightning connector headphones available today:
The lightning connector headphones 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.
Best Lightning Headphones for iPhone
Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector
No surprise, but one of the best lightning headphones out there are the ones that Apple makes themselves. The Apple EarPods are the ones that come with your new iPhone purchase and they are a great budget option for listening to music, watching videos, or making phone calls. The lightning connector comes with a built in remove for volume adjustment and music control. You can also use it to control calls and it has a built in microphone for clear audio.
Easy to use and perfectly designed for iPhone, EarPods are a great choice.
XBRN Lightning Earbuds
If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to Apple EarPods, XBRN makes lightning earbuds at an affordable price. Compatible with the latest iPhones, it has a built in microphone and controller that supports music control and calling. Even though these earbuds are affordably priced, the sound quality is still excellent. They provide a strong base, with soaring highs, and clear mids.
Available in white or red and black. Compatible with iPhones and iPads.
iDars in-Ear Lightning Headphones
Built specifically for iPhones, these lightning headphones from iDars are MFi Certified to be compatible with Apple devices. Ergonomically designed, the earbuds are noise isolating to make it easy to listen to music or podcasts anywhere. They also come with three different sized eartips so you always have a comfortable fit. These headphones have a built in controller to change the volume and pause/play music and other audio. Use it to easily accept and disconnect calls without taking out your phone.
Available in black, red, and white. Comes with a 12 month warranty.
Audeze also offers a smaller set of on-ear Lightning headphones, which you can pre-order from their website. It’s about half the price of their flagship EL-8 Lightning headphones, and is more lightweight, plus it folds flat for easy ease of use while traveling.