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 68020

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Stewie macrumors 6502

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    Yes. No. maybe. Depends on who you asks. I haven't noticed any quality issues.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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.

    Cheers.
     
  5. kuechi macrumors member

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    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

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