Best headphones for iPad: Lightning, USB-C, Bluetooth, and more 2022

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Whether you have the regular iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, or iPad Pro, you will want a good pair of headphones to go along with it, to listen to music, podcasts, your favorite TV show, or a blockbuster movie. Depending on the iPad you have, you either have a Lightning connector, a USB-C connection, or in the case of the regular iPad line, you still have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Which are best for you? Let's find out which are the best headphones for iPad: Lightning, USB-C, Bluetooth, and more.

Which headphones are best for iPad?

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Depending on the iPad you own, you may be able to use USB-C headphones, Lightning headphones, headphones with a 3.5mm jack, or of course, Bluetooth headphones. The best headphones for your iPad are the ones that fit your needs and budget.

The AirPods Pro were built to be used with Apple devices, including the iPad. They are compact, they sound great, they have an effective active noise cancellation, which is pretty remarkable considering their size and transparency mode. The AirPods Pro have Apple's H1 chip, so you know there will be easy pairing, device switching, and "Hey Siri" control.

The AirPods Max were also designed to be used with Apple devices, though they are less compact and more expensive than their AirPods Pro cousins. However, they are over-ear headphones with amazing sound. You may want to check out some of the best AirPods Max cases if you decide these are for you.

For USB-C aficionados, the Moshi Mythro C are worth a look. They are relatively inexpensive and contain High-resolution audio and in-line mic controls. If Lightning is your thing, the Belkin In-Ear Headphones are a great basic pair of headphones with a tangle-free cord.

Mark Goldschmitt

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