iPhone 7 headset. Dongle or Wireless?

Whose using what? Lightning Connector headset or Wireless headset?


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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 6, 2012
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I upgrade my iPhone 6S 128GB to the iPhone 7 256GB "Jet Black" model do to multiple battery failures with the most recent iOS update. Using the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ how many owners are using the included EarPods with Lightning Connector or their own wireless headset?

Personally I went with Bose QuietControl 30 wireless noise cancelling headset. I've only had them a week and the connective seems to be pretty decent and the headset does block out a lot of surrounding noise too. I do not take calls using the headset so I cannot comment on that aspect of it. Overall I am pretty happy with my choice.

I was just curious on your thoughts or experience with your chosen headsets. Post pictures of you have them.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,103
2,098
Oregon
Short term I plan on using the included EarPods. Eventually I'll pick up a couple of different BT headphones, one for when I'm active(jogging etc.) and another with noise canceling for traveling and around the house.
 

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Dec 15, 2010
22,158
11,699
UK
Just bought some wireless headphones for £22 and will arrive today. Then will get my airpods when they are out.

Think this will be me going purely wireless. Can't see myself going back again.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
33,473
34,567
Just bought some wireless headphones for £22 and will arrive today. Then will get my airpods when they are out.

Think this will be me going purely wireless. Can't see myself going back again.
The Airpods will be sold out fast. Hopefully they release sooner than later.
 

Michael CM1

macrumors 603
Feb 4, 2008
5,677
273
I have used the included EarPods, a $20 set of wireless earbuds from Monoprice, and my Beats Studio headphones with the adapter.
 

Archer1440

Suspended
Mar 10, 2012
730
300
USA
I have a set of Jaybird Freedoms, and the Beats Solo3, and neither provide a rock solid connection 100% of the time with the iPhone 7. Just walking through Tokyo this past week the connection dropped frequently, probably due to electronic interference. I have had to re-pair both more than once (though to be sure it's a lot faster and easier with the Solo3)

On my transpacific flights there and back I used my Shure 535's and the Apple dock to allow the phone to be charged while listening with the wired connection.

Many of us with high end headphone preferences will not be able to go wireless 100% of the time.
 

R740

macrumors member
Mar 15, 2015
48
14
London
I use the Powerbeats2, but I always have my Lightning EarPods in my pocket or backpack. Because there is only one port for charging and listening to music, I prefer the wireless option, because then I can be sure that my iPhone will stay charged without compromising on listening to music. And the Powerbeats have much better sound quality over the original EarPods.
 

FamiliaPhoto

macrumors 6502a
Jul 24, 2009
699
14
Chicago, IL
I have Powerbeats 2 but don't use them much as my primary use is for phone calls or listening to audio books which they are overkill for. I'll be getting AirPods when released as I can use one bud at a time which will be great for calls and books.
 
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