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iPhone 7 no more supports the old 3.5mm headphone jack. This was done to reduce the number of ports on the bottom of the casing and make the device more compact. It is now replaced by a single lightning port for your headphone which is also used for charging your phone.
The problem with this arrangement is that you can only do any one of the following task. Either charge your phone or use your headphone. You can’t do both simultaneously. In most cases, it is possible to stay away from using earphone while charging. But at times, it can be an inconvenience especially for power users. Here is how you can do both at the same time.
Charge iPhone 7 and listen to music at the same time
Use a Bluetooth headphone
Bluetooth headphones are a good option. Bluetooth headphones use the Bluetooth technology which allow you to free the lightning port for the purpose of headphone. Bluetooth headphone technology has advanced lot. The latest headphones come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and prize. Find one with a decent sound quality, comfort to wear and good battery life.
The only problem here is to keep your headphone charged as it runs on battery power. A decent quality headphone is capable of retaining its charge up to 20hrs.
Use a Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar
The Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar offers functionality of charging the iPhone and listening to music at the same time. The charger can also be used on iPads and can be used to charge the device from your home or even on the go from a car.
The Belkin connector provide lightning audio with up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output. The charger pass up to 12W for iPhone and iPad.