There aren’t many headphones with Lightning cables on the market yet, but the ones that are out there are getting good reviews. Here are some of the best reviewed Lightning connector headphones available today:
The Philips Fidelio Lightning headphones are very highly reviewed and offer an integrated Lightning connector instead of a normal 3.5mm audio jack, to plug directly into your phone’s Lightning port. Because these are Lightning headphones, they’re able to offer high quality digital audio than the legacy 3.5mm analog headphone port is able to offer. These Lightning headphones also fold flat for portability and feature a closed on-ear acoustic system and real leather speaker pads.
If you’re looking for earbuds or earphones with a Lightning cable, you’re in luck. These Lightning connector earphones are available on Amazon and getting great reviews from customers. They only come in one color, lime green, and feature a thin, flat cable with a Lightning connector at the end of it to plug directly into the Lightning port on your iPhone or iPad. It also has a remote along the Lightning cable to play/pause your music and adjust your volume up or down. They also offer noise cancelling technology and feature soft silicone earbuds instead of hard ones which can become uncomfortable after long periods of usage.
The Audeze EL-8 Titanium Closed-Back Headphones are the first high end pair of Lightning connector headphones on the market. They retail for about $800 on Apple’s website and they’re ready to be used on iPhones with Lightning ports. It also comes with a swappable standard audio cable that works with legacy 3.5mm (standard 1/8th inch) audio jacks.
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.