iPhone 7 headset. Dongle or Wireless?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by unibility, Oct 30, 2016.


Whose using what? Lightning Connector headset or Wireless headset?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2017.
  1. EarPods with Lightning Connector

  2. Wireless Headset

  1. unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Image obtained from CNET 2016.

    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.
  2. Ironman1964 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2014
    I am using the Jabra halo smart wireless earbuds. They work great, so far.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    EarPods in the box for now. Awaiting the delayed Airpods for my Bluetooth experience.
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Cheap Amazon for now. Not going to use the lighting port headphones. Don't want to add stress to that part of the phone.
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Once you go wireless, you'll never go back!
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    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.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The Airpods will be sold out fast. Hopefully they release sooner than later.
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I'm sure there will be a wait will just try and order as when available
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have used the included EarPods, a $20 set of wireless earbuds from Monoprice, and my Beats Studio headphones with the adapter.
  11. Archer1440 Suspended


    Mar 10, 2012
    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.
  12. R740 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2015
    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.
  13. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    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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