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Pioneer Rayz Plus Lightning-Powered Earphones

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  • Overview

    Pioneer Rayz Plus Lightning-Powered noise cancelling earphones are the first to let you listen or talk on your iPhone at the same time you're charging it. What's more they give you the power to personalise your listening experience. Smart Noise Cancelling technology adapts to your ear and the sounds around you. There's also a Smart Button you can customize to bring up your favourite app, mute or unmute a call or launch the Rayz app at a single touch.

    The free Rayz app itself lets you personalise your earphone and Smart Button settings. For instance, you can create and save custom equalisation profiles, enable HearThru mode to allow ambient sound, or activate AutoPause to pause music play when you remove your Rayz earphones.

    Highlights

    The first earphones with Lightning connector that let you listen or talk and charge simultaneously

    Rayz Smart Noise Cancelling technology adapts to your ear and the world around you

    Avnera LightX technology significantly reduces power consumption, so the earphones don’t need a battery as they draw power from your iPhone Lightning port

    Integrates second-generation Lightning Audio Technology

    AutoPause technology automatically pauses your music or movie when you take out your Rayz earphones, then resumes play when you put them back in

    HearThru mode passes ambient sounds through your noise cancelling for greater awareness of your surroundings

    Customisable Smart Button brings up your favourite app, mutes/unmutes calls or launches the Rayz app with a single press

    Rayz app allows you to customise your earphone and Smart Button settings and much more

    Periodic software updates automatically deliver new features and capabilities

    Eco Mode activates a low power setting, reducing the earphone's power to the minimum required for basic functions

    Did You Notice?

    Rayz Smart Noise Cancelling technology uniquely adapts to your hearing and the ambient sound in your listening environment.

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    All-day listening on your iPhone or iPad in high-quality digital audio with the convenience of simultaneous charging.

    What’s in the Box

    Pioneer Rayz Plus Lightning-Powered Noise Cancelling earphones

    Six pairs of silicone eartips (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL)

    Three pairs of Comply Foam eartips (S, M, L)

    Cable clip

    User guide

    Tech Specs

    Frequency Response: 10Hz-22kHz

    Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, With Remote and Mic, Inline Volume Control, Noise Cancelling, Wind noise reduction, Works Without Batteries

    Form Factor: In Ear

    No. of Microphones: 6

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: SE-LTC5R-P/XZCWL-5

    UPC or EAN No.: 814633021017

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One-year limited

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Won't Travel Without Them!

      These are a great set of earbuds. I don't travel without them. As a seasoned business traveler, I've used everything from Bose to Sennheiser and prefer the Rayz These are a great set of earbuds. I don't travel without them. As a seasoned business traveler, I've used everything from Bose to Sennheiser and prefer the Rayz because of comfort, sound quality, and portability. When wearing on-ear and over-the-ear headphones, they become uncomfortable and warm which never is the case with the Rayz. The noise cancellation is great because it easily allows me to auto calibrate to my immediate surroundings, with the touch of a button. The app is intuitive as it allows me to fine-tune my preferences. I regularly use my Rayz for conference calls as the microphone is outstanding. Callers on the other end tell me the sound quality is crystal clear. Last, is be remiss not to mention the sound quality. The Rayz gives you deep rich bass as well as good mid and high tones. An overall good listening experience. I bought the Rayz Plus because I need the ability to charge my iPhone while using the earbuds. While I like the idea of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, I constantly find that they need to be charged. With Rayz, they are powered by the Lightning port on my iPhone and always ready when I need them.

      • Written by Bob M from Solon

      25 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Won't Travel Without Them!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      I love these earphones.

      I love these earphones. No need to remember to charge them. Great sound – the bass is deep and the treble is crisp. The smart noise cancelling really works wel I love these earphones. No need to remember to charge them. Great sound – the bass is deep and the treble is crisp. The smart noise cancelling really works well and adapts to the sounds around me. I also love the hear-thru mode and also the auto-pause mode when I take them out of my ears. The ability to charge my phone while listening to music comes in very handy. I am looking forward to the product’s app updates. I highly recommend.

      • Written by Eric H from Canal Fulton

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I love these earphones.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Two places I no longer go without Rayz: office, flights

      Two places I no longer go without Rayz: the office and flights. I work in an open office format, and these earphones are key for calls or deep focus. And using Two places I no longer go without Rayz: the office and flights. I work in an open office format, and these earphones are key for calls or deep focus. And using Rayz on a flight is a game-changer. They actually eliminate most of the engine and air noise, AND deliver killer audio quality with great bass! Makes for a much more pleasant trip. The new auto-mute feature is technology that puts a smile on my face because it works! I take calls wherever I am - on a shuttle or in a factory, for example. Turns out the key to a good call is actually hearing what other people say - auto-mute helps, and is hands-free. Great audio technology aside, Rayz are extremely low-profile, easy to carry, durable and attractive.

      • Written by Cory N from Tigard

      13 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Two places I no longer go without Rayz: office, flights

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Avoid

      Fresh out the box there was a loud white noise / Hissing sound coming from the left ear piece. Support is only achievable through painful emails whereby you hav Fresh out the box there was a loud white noise / Hissing sound coming from the left ear piece. Support is only achievable through painful emails whereby you have to keep sending details over and over unless you can convince someone to phone you and talk to you. The headphones themselves feel very cheap, with a thick cheap plastic cable. The ear pieces are light, uncomfortable and on a 'Y' configuration that is too short to adjust so you can't make one longer and wrap it round the back of your neck. The angle the headphones they are set at means that a light tug on the attached wire yanks them out of your ears. Not sure about the noise cancellation as the hissing was too loud but it felt like only very minor sounds were blocked so poor at best. Very disappointing considering a premium has to be paid buying the plus version.

      • Written by John E from Epsom

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Avoid

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't waste your money

      What a waste of money. Do not expect 'noise' cancelling' or even 'noise muffling' headphones. At the same price as my AirPods, I had hoped to get back some of t What a waste of money. Do not expect 'noise' cancelling' or even 'noise muffling' headphones. At the same price as my AirPods, I had hoped to get back some of the functionality the AirPods lack - like the ability to adjust the volume and skip tracks without having to get your phone out of your pocket, and most of all I wanted ANC - Active Noise Cancelling - to block out office and travel noise. These headphones do not mute even the most quiet noises. I had hoped they would mute out some bus and travel noise but they barely even muffle the sound of my office noise. I can easily hear colleagues keyboard clicks and their quiet conversations. In fact, I can barely tell the difference between when the noise cancelling is on or off. It does so very little noise cancelling. I have no idea what these would be like on a flight, but I will tell you that they are NOT going to block plane noise or passenger noise when they can't mute out a quiet office background noise like typing or talking! I mean isn't' that why you would want these? To cancel noise? It is pretty much the same as any normal in ear headphone, yes it will mask some noise, but the magic 'active cancelling' is hugely over rated. People saying these will make your flight quieter or drown out your office noise are delusional. Sorry but any standard headphone will do the same as these at half the price. Also wildly irritating is that they randomly just 'pause' every few songs. Their 'auto pause' feature is terrible, and glitchy. It also means you have to take out BOTH earbuds as opposed to the AirPods where removing one leaves a hand free and instantly pauses the music. I tried turning off auto pause, and it still randomly pauses the music at least once every few songs. As for the 'hear thru' feature that lets you 'let in' some ambient sounds? Well that's a sad joke on you, because the headphones can't actually STOP the ambient sounds. I wish I needed this feature because the ANC was so amazing it blocked out all noise, but nah, don't worry. Turn it on, Turn it off - the same amount of ambient noise is going to get through, which is way, way too much for something this expensive that claims to be noise cancelling. It cancels nothing, or so little you may as well just stick with whatever you are using now that came with your device. The reviews here are all glowing, less so on Amazon and in some of the tech publication reviews who have nailed this: the more critical reviews state: These are not ready for prime time, they are glitchy and over priced, and the noise cancelling is very, very ordinary. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

      • Written by Matt S from Adelaide

      Is this review useful?Don't waste your money

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sound and comfortable

      The earphones are comfortable just using the silicon covers attached out of the box. The noise cancelling works and is great to block out the kids tv. The bass The earphones are comfortable just using the silicon covers attached out of the box. The noise cancelling works and is great to block out the kids tv. The bass is deep without hurting the ears. The clarity is fantastic. No need for batteries as they are powered from the lightning connecter. I was a bit sceptical about the price but now having used them, they are definitely worth the money spent.

      • Written by Helen H from Woodbine

      Is this review useful?Excellent sound and comfortable

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