I have some Bose & Beats headphones, will using the 3.5mm to lightning converter degrade the sound?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Hi everyone

    I have a pair of Bose earphones and Beats headphones. I love both (although I do have a Beats bias).

    I recently bought an iPhone 7, but haven't set anything up yet. My initial reaction was to return it because of the headphone jack, but I might not.

    I was wondering if the 3.5mm to lightning converter that comes with the iPhone 7 causes sound quality to be worse.

  2. Stewie macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Yes. No. maybe. Depends on who you asks. I haven't noticed any quality issues.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Is there any data out there that shows if it causes any sound degradation?

    I would hate to have spent money on Bose then get less sound quality bc of an adapter...
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    No, it's basically the same digital to audio converter that was in there before. It's just outside the iPhone now rather than inside of it.

  5. kuechi macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2016
    Nope still the same. I have the bose soundtrue II and its still the same maybe better, I maybe because of the iphone 7 effect.
  6. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011

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