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    Default Music quality through Lightning

    Sorry if there is already a thread on this but I was wondering for those lucky people already with their 7, is there any difference in music quality via the lightning port compared to the 3.5mm headphone jack?
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    I haven't noticed any difference on my 7 plus.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    It's exactly the same.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    No difference that I can ascertain.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    No difference that I can tell.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    Sounds the same to me
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    Sounds good to me, I hear no issues.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    PocketNow did some good videos specifically on the headphone output through the adapter against the 6s. In short: technically slightly lower quality but users won't be able to tell.


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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    Even sounded good with the doggle
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    I just used mine for the first time. Sounded the same. All controls worked flawlessly
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by applefan4515 View Post
    I just used mine for the first time. Sounded the same. All controls worked flawlessly
    My controls occasionally quit. That being said, the sound is fine.
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIllini View Post
    My controls occasionally quit. That being said, the sound is fine.
    Same. Sounds great. Inline controls work intermittently. Bose noise-canceling earbuds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewMelder View Post
    PocketNow did some good videos specifically on the headphone output through the adapter against the 6s. In short: technically slightly lower quality but users won't be able to tell.


    The video was excellent, and the reviewer was quite knowledgeable about audio. Still, to people who are not audiophiles or are obsessed with Apple's courage statement, the difference in audio quality will be undetected. Anyway, thanks for sharing the video...
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    Default Re: Music quality through Lightning

    I had absolutely no problems with the controls for the lightning today while using them for 3 hours. iOS 10.0.2 installed.
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    Default Music quality through Lightning

    I don't use them for music only talking really as pace back and forth on business calls. Probably my imagination but I feel it's a better connection. Probably my habit of spinning the cord on the 3.5mm ones though.

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