Shure's Remote + Lightning accessory cable features its own DAC, amp and in-line remote...

The Apple iPhone no longer sports a 3.5mm headphone socket, but there are still a few ways to enjoy wired headphones with your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

The first option, of course, is to use the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter provided with Apple's flagship handsets. Alternatively, you can ditch your current buds or cans in favour of a pair of dedicated Lightning headphones.

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But if you use Shure headphones, there's another way to stick with your current wired model. At CES 2017, Shure has launched the Remote + Lightning accessory cable, compatible with any of its headphones which use the MMXC (micro-miniature coaxial) connector.

The DAC and amp are built into the in-line remote, which also features a full suite of controls for music playback and answering calls. The cable will cost $100 when it goes on sale in the US this spring, with UK pricing still tbc.

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Graham Luke's picture

Wrong image...?

Happy New Year to all at WHF!

Having just visited Shure's site, I am convinced that you have the incorrect product displayed above; it doesn't have a lighning connector for a start.

Looking forward to review of this product though, as I have SE 425's and, yes, they are fabulous.

All the best for 2017.

Joe Cox's picture

Good spot...

...picture now updated. Thanks and happy new year to you too.

Graham Luke's picture


Thanks, I win anything?

Well, it's good to start the year on an optimistic note.