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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

    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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

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

    UPC or EAN No.: 190198590381

    Warranty

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  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 4.5 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

      41 of 43 people found this useful

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

    • 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

      28 of 28 people found this useful

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

    • 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

      28 of 28 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I love these earphones.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Pioneer Rayz Plus - Amazing Sound

      I have several different pairs of earphones, headphones... ranging from average to some higher end. my AirPods are for convenience and comfort, but i was missin I have several different pairs of earphones, headphones... ranging from average to some higher end. my AirPods are for convenience and comfort, but i was missing the depth in sounds (treble, clarity, bass and separated instruments) since I use my iPhone X for music more than my dedicated media player, i wanted to buy a pair of wired earphones. I read up on these watched some videos, saw some reviews and purchased them! I've had them for about 1 week or less and I am just impressed. But these! you will not be disappointed (the features, the app and just the overall experience!)

      • Written by HULK O from Mesquite

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pioneer Rayz Plus - Amazing Sound

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Garbage noise cancelling, poor fitting, too heavy bass, and lightning too

      These are junk...especially for the price. Just went coast to coast with these on an airplane and the noise cancelling sucked. Let in anything above 10kHz... These are junk...especially for the price. Just went coast to coast with these on an airplane and the noise cancelling sucked. Let in anything above 10kHz....so I was listening to music with a constant hiss. I kept "recalibrating" but it did no good. Even worse, because the speaker tube is so short, there is not way to get these into my ear with a good isolation fit. Oh, and the "sharp" edges make them uncomfortable in one's ears, too! In the end, I much prefer a design with noise isolation and a good fit over these clunky and ill-fitting. Final straw -- there is no such thing as a lightning female to 3.5mm phono plug (male) adapter. Never will be. So if you are looking for something you can wear on planes (and use the in-fight entertainment console) you are better off buying a normal 3.5mm headphones and carrying the short $8 lightning male to 3.5mm jack adapter. Then you have a good one-headphone solution for everything (from iPhone to MacBook to in-fllight audio).

      • Written by Mark B from Mountain View

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Garbage noise cancelling, poor fitting, too heavy bass, and lightning too

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great for Office Use

      I originally purchased these headphones for a trip and my time on the airplane. I wound up getting the Beats Studio 3 and they worked great for my trip. I bro I originally purchased these headphones for a trip and my time on the airplane. I wound up getting the Beats Studio 3 and they worked great for my trip. I brought these headphones to my office and they are perfect. The noise level was very high due to a nearby co-worker that did not understand that they do not have to shout into their phone. Once I put these on, his noise went away. The sound when you adjust the EQ is really good. There is a good amount of bass and the sound is good across the mids and highs. Another plus is that you do not have to charge these headphones, they use the phone power and I have not noticed too much of a battery drain. The appearance of the headphones seems a little plasticy for them being $130, but that may help them stay in your ears since they are lightweight. Overall, a good buy. Since I purchased the Studio 3's I was planning on returning them, but after using them at work I decided to keep them.

      • Written by Jesse V from San Antonio

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great for Office Use

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