My pair of Grado SR80e headphones are one of my prized possessions. I love lying on my couch and listening to the album du jour (I’m ready for 4:44). But thanks to Apple’s courageous decision to remove the headphone jack, I can’t plug my SR80s into an iPhone 7 without a Lightning adapter, and I’ve yet to upgrade from my iPhone 6 because of it.
But this year a new iPhone is expected to show up, and while I do think it’s time for me to make the switch, I want to keep using my favorite headphones in this brave new world. So I bought some Bluetooth headphone adapters, and I think you should, too. Not only does it let me use my headphones with a newer phone, it lets me connect to a variety of devices without messing with cables.
Use your old headphones on your new smartphone
A Bluetooth headphone adapter is just a portable Bluetooth receiver, and outputs through a 3.5mm headphone jack. Like a traditional Bluetooth receiver—the Moto Stream for example—you can technically plug one in to any speaker with a 3.5mm line in jack, though you’ll have to charge it…
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