If you’ve just bought an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and want a decent set of wireless Bluetooth headphones, the number of choices that are available may overwhelm you. However, we’ve been searching to find the best set for your iPhone. After all, the last thing you want to do when you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on a smartphone is buy poor headphones.
Wireless Bluetooth headphones for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Before we begin to show you some options, don’t forget that wireless Bluetooth headphones are not your only choice. It’s true that there’s no headphone jack anymore because Apple decided to get rid of this aging tech to show off the Lightning connector’s ability to handle other uses. Ditching the headphone jack also saved space, and of course the company wants to push its own Apple AirPods.
However, there’s still a wired option, and you should already have a set which comes bundled in the box. Additionally, there are probably lots of third-party wired headphones already compatible with the Lightning port. At any rate, here’s our selection of the best wireless Bluetooth headphones for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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SoundPEATS Bluetooth headphones
At the lower end of the price range for headphones are the SoundPEATS. According to the manufacturer, they have a Bluetooth range of 25 feet, meaning that you could, in theory, walk that far away from your iPhone and maintain a connection and audio.
Additionally, they’re lightweight but will stay in your ears even when running, which you may appreciate if you’re an active person. The controls are very simple. There are three buttons on the right side which allow you to control the volume, plus there’s an on/off switch.
One great feature of these Bluetooth headphones is their ability to auto-connect to your device. Pair them once, and then after that, you have nothing more to do.
Right now the SoundPeats are priced at $22.99.
AXGIO Zest Bluetooth earbuds
If you’re concerned that the battery life of wireless headphones isn’t up to your needs, the AXGIO Bluetooth headphones feature an advanced battery that can last up to eight hours. That means eight hours of talk and audio playback, which is highly impressive.
If you’re the kind of person who wants their headphones to be attached in all weather, you’ll probably like the IPX6 weather resistance, which means they are resistant to sweat and water. One additional feature which is useful for people on the move is called Magnetic Attraction. This means the two earbuds are magnetically attracted to one another, enabling the user to wear it around their neck. The earbuds have a slide volume control button, plus an in-line mic for making/receiving calls.
You can get these headphones for $29.99.
In addition to audio performance, many consider whether they stay in place to be important for wireless Bluetooth headphones.
Ghostek, creator of the EarBlades, says in it’s own literature, “The EarBlades [are] perfect for when you’re in the gym, going for the run [sic] or just relaxing.”
Furthermore, these headphones are water-resistant and have been awarded an IP66 rating, which means you don’t have to worry about wearing them in the rain or during intense training sessions. Additionally, this device can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same times thanks to Multi-point technology. You can also switch between the two connected devices without having to remove the headphones.
These Bluetooth headphones provide on-ear playback functions. You can pause tracks, move through tracks, and adjust the volume.
You can purchase this set of headphones for $49.99
Samsung Level U Bluetooth headphones
This headset from Samsung is compatible with both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Featuring large 12mm earbud speakers, these Level U headphones give amazing sound quality for the price, so much so that they can compete on audio quality with headphones twice their price.
As you would expect from a Samsung product, there are some advanced features on offer here, such as noise reduction, echo cancellation, and reduced interference feedback. If it’s playback time that interests you, so far none of the other options on this list has passed eight hours, but these make it all the way to 11 hours on a single charge, making them the best by far.
Alternatively, if you want to make a fashion statement, the design of the Level U does just that. It’s been designed for comfort as well, and when worn looks like a necklace which wirelessly connects to your iPhone 7. The controls are pretty standard; there are volume, play/pause and track advance buttons.
They retail for $53.99.
And that’s it; let us know what you think of the selection, if you’ve used any of them, or would recommend a set not featured here.