Fact: There’s no way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7/7 Plus at the same time. That is, unless you buy a dongle or switch to wireless headphones.
If neither of those workarounds is to your liking, you can pick up a pair of Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds, which have a Lightning charging port built right into the cable.
It’s not the most elegant solution — you plug a Lightning cable sideways into the in-line charging port — but it does solve a very real problem.
The $150 wired earbuds also come with a few other high-tech features, like an in-line remote control; “AutoPause,” which automatically pauses your music when you take them out of your ears and resumes when you put them back; “smart noise canceling” that adjusts the noise cancelation based on the ambient noise around you; and a “smart button” that can be programmed to launch any app with just a press.
Pioneer also says the Rayz Plus earbuds uses less power than other Lightning headphones/earbuds.