Best headphones for iPhone: Lightning, Bluetooth, and more 2022

AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro (Image credit: iMore)

Before the iPhone 12, every iPhone shipped contained a pair of EarPods. They weren't the best-sounding pair of headphones, but at least you had the ability to listen to music out of the box. Now, iPhone users are on their own to choose a pair of headphones that meets their needs. With all of the headphones on the market, which should you buy? Let's take a look at the best headphones for iPhone; lightning, Bluetooth, and more.

Which headphones are best for iPhone?

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For most people, the AirPods Pro will be the perfect headphones to pair with your iPhone. They contain just about every feature an iPhone user could want, including active noise cancellation, transparency mode, Apple's H1 chip with "Hey Siri" control, and great-sounding music and phone calls. They are easy to travel with as they will fit easily in your pocket so you can take them anywhere.

If you don't want to deal with charging and batteries, check out the Belkin In-Ear Lightning Headphones. They connect directly via the lightning port and contain a tangle-free cord and in-line mic and controls.

If over-ear headphones are your preference, you can't go wrong with either the Beats Solo Pro or the Sony WH-1000XM4. Both connect via Bluetooth, and the Beats are made by Apple, so you get all of the advantages of the H1 chip.

Mark Goldschmitt

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