Reader's question: which headphones to use for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X?

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Which headphones can I use for the iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 8 (Plus) or iPhone X? - Many people who have previously used jack plugs for the connection between smartphone and ears are sure to ask this question. With the named Apple models, this is no longer possible due to the reduction to the Lightning connector - and therefore there are different ways to use headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or X. Many thanks at this point to the readers who asked for a solution by email. So here is the detailed answer or four of them;)

Which headphones to use for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X? - that is the question. Various solutions serve as answers, from Lightning headphones to adapters and Bluetooth alternatives. There is sure to be a useful answer for you;)

Which headphones to use for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X? - that is the question. Various solutions serve as answers, from Lightning headphones to adapters and Bluetooth alternatives. There is sure to be a useful answer for you;)

Answer 1: Lightning headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X.

If you don't want to use the headphones on another device with a jack connector, but only on the newer iPhones, an iPod or iPad, you can connect directly to the Lightning connector and use the appropriate headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X. . On the one hand, there are the original Apple EarPods with Lightning connector (here at Cyberport) or MFi-certified products from VAVA, OMARS and Co.

OMARS Nebula over-ear headphones with Lightning
You can use the OMARS Nebula as headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X if you prefer over-ears. The Lightning connector is MFi certified. The guarantee is 1 year.

Answer 2: Use the Lightning to AUX adapter

If you want, you can of course continue to use your previous jack headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X, but then you need a Lightning-to-AUX adapter. As already described elsewhere, only the original from Apple is worthwhile. In the test, the products from third-party providers were no longer recognized by the iPhone at some point. For more information, test results and a Bluetooth alternative, just click this link: Apple Lightning to headphone adapter - AUX input on the iPhone.

Also worth reading: Various Lightning Aux adapters for the iPhone 7 in the test

Answer 3: Use a Bluetooth adapter

Bluetooth adapters are ideal if you want to use your iPhone's Bluetooth function on your headphone. To do this, connect the headphones to the adapter's AUX connection, and the adapter then receives or transmits the corresponding signals from / to the mobile phone via Bluetooth. In addition, the devices can also be used on stereo systems, on the television, the console and elsewhere, if you want to send their sound via radio to Bluetooth headphones (see answer 4). Of course, the best are those with aptX on the transmit and receive channel, so that you can enjoy audio with minimal latency:

HAVIT Bluetooth 4.1 adapter
The HAVIT adapter can be used as a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver and even has a special chip that (when used as a transmitter) can send audio signals to up to two Bluetooth headphones (then only SMC codec). In contrast to most other adapters, this one supports the aptX codec both when sending (to a single headphone) and when receiving.

Answer 4: Bluetooth headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X.

Here, too, I could list various models that have good ratings on Amazon and therefore appear to be recommended. However, we have already tested some models ourselves here in the blog, so that you can get a more comprehensive picture of the use of Bluetooth headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X. These are the individual contributions:

Questions, opinions and more

If you want to use headphones on your iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 8 (Plus) or iPhone X, which solution do you like best? Do you go all-in and switch directly to Lightning, do you continue to use jack headphones with a corresponding adapter or do you want to be the most flexible with Bluetooth solutions? Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts and experiences on the topic and write what headphones for the iPhone 7, 8 or iPhone X you use / recommend!

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