Do the Lighting EarPods Have Better Sound Compared to the 3.5mm EarPods?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by boombox15, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. boombox15 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I was thinking about buying a pair of the $29 lightning EarPods from apple. I do have a question, compared to the EarPods with the 3.5mm connector, do the lighting EarPods have improved sounds? I thought I read that plugging headphones in the lighting connector offers better sound.
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    No, they won't offer better sound unless Apple improved the quality or design of the actual driver (speaker) system. Lightning itself has no impact on the sound quality. It's all in the design of the device connected to it.
  3. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    Or, if Apple put a better DAC in the lightning Earpods than was in the iPhone 6s and earlier models. I highly doubt that is the case though.

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