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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-P/XZCWL-5

    UPC or EAN No.: 814633021000

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best in-ear noise-canceling headphones!

      As an extensive business traveler, I use a variety of different headphones and earphones. I highly recommend the Pioneer Rayz earphones. Besides being ju As an extensive business traveler, I use a variety of different headphones and earphones. I highly recommend the Pioneer Rayz earphones. Besides being just a great-sounding headphone with superb noise canceling capability, one of the best features was the companion App with a load of additional features: - The Smart Mute feature was excellent - it allows me to take calls from noisy places like city streets and airports in a way that I could not before - the Smart Mute feature automatically mutes when I stop talking, so background noise doesn't interfere with the other person talking! - The ability to activate Hey Siri with one's voice - no need to press any buttons to activate Hey Siri like you have to do with other headphones!   These earphones are a must-have for anyone to have in their briefcase or backpack, and for audiophiles to use at home or on the go...

      • Written by Robert L from Austin

      57 of 62 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best in-ear noise-canceling headphones!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      best headphones i owned

      I was going to buy Beats but when talking to the Apple sale person i bought these headphones. I am glad i went to the store and talk to someone before i ordere I was going to buy Beats but when talking to the Apple sale person i bought these headphones. I am glad i went to the store and talk to someone before i ordered anything online. I would buy again. I am very happy with them.

      • Written by erin S from atco

      58 of 67 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?best headphones i owned

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great purchase, if a little pricey

      I'm very happy with these earphones, as I think I should be for $150. They fit me a lot better than the standard earphones. One of the earbuds on the Apple ea I'm very happy with these earphones, as I think I should be for $150. They fit me a lot better than the standard earphones. One of the earbuds on the Apple earphones fell out frequently. With the wide range of earbuds available on the Pioneer, I'm sure to get a good fit. I haven't even tried the foam ones yet; a little more documentation on why Pineer included both foam and silicone earbuds would have been nice. I like the app that comes with it, especially the equalizer and the "smart button" controls. I looked at a lot of options, and seriously considered the wireless Bluetooth models because I don't really like the wire getting in my way, but I chose these based on the other reviews, and also because I wouldn't like needing a separate charger for the Bluetooth phones. I listen to both classical and popular music, and I find that these sound really good, although I have only the standard earphones to compare them with. One problem I am running into is that intermittently, and at about five or 10 minute intervals, the sound spontaneously pauses; I can easily restart it, and so far, I have found that leaving the auto pause feature off has prevented the problem. Although I've used them for many hours, I'm only on my second day of working with them. I'll see if I can work that problem out before I take them back to the store.

      • Written by Bruce F from MINNEAPOLIS

      31 of 39 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great purchase, if a little pricey

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Needed noise cancelling headset for telephone calls

      I bought these (from a source other than Apple, just because I wanted the Bronze version) mainly for use on conference calls. With systems like Go2Meeting, Zoo I bought these (from a source other than Apple, just because I wanted the Bronze version) mainly for use on conference calls. With systems like Go2Meeting, Zoom, FCC and others, I often find I have trouble hearing the audio so prefer to dial in for audio and listen over my iPhone. But even then, international connections, differences in accents, line noise etc can make it hard to hear or be heard. This Rayz wired headset seems to be a big asset for this sort of conversations. The in ear fit, wired connection, noise canceling all help a lot for me to hear clearly what is being said. And being wired with the microphone in the control module, you can always hold it closer to your mouth if people are having trouble hearing you (something you cannot do with wireless sets). It did take some experimentation with the included ear molds to get a good fit, but I finally found the best for me and they stay put very well, even when moving about. So while I cannot say much about using them as an audiophile might, they are a great improvement over non-noise cancelling wired headphones for telephone and conference calls (just not inexpensive, but no noise cancelling headphones are).

      • Written by Michael B from Cary

      Is this review useful?Needed noise cancelling headset for telephone calls

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      A good value for Noise Cancelling headphones and really good software

      What these headphones are and are not At $130 USD these are a pretty decent pair of automatic noise cancelling headphones. The ANC is no where as good as Bo What these headphones are and are not At $130 USD these are a pretty decent pair of automatic noise cancelling headphones. The ANC is no where as good as Bose...that is the gold standard for ANC but the Pioneer Rayz do a darn good job for a third of the price. I have been on a quest for ANC headphones with good sound quality voice/audio and the ability to use them all day. I use headphones in the office for conference calls, music in-between conference calls and while traveling. The Rayz sound is remarkably good, the voice/mic is crystal clear and doesn't pick up much background noise, the controls are intuitive and Pioneer did a great job with the software. I suspect these are not workout durable headphones, by that I mean they have a cord, the cord/wire is light gauge and the connector and control pad don't feel that robust. Jerking on the cable from the lightning connector, the control pad or the earbuds one too many times will probably result in them failing sooner than say a pair of Bose SoundSports. If you treat them with care I suspect they'll last. For comparison purposes I own Bose QCi20s, BeatsX, AirPods, Beats Solo2 and I have owned Bose QC30 (see my review here on Apple). Outfitting the Rayz with the ear tips from the Bose QCi20 makes for an ever better experience with the Rayz.

      • Written by Scott K from Westerville

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A good value for Noise Cancelling headphones and really good software

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Headphones and Service

      I have had these headphones for well over a year and they have performed very well. I think the noise cancelling capabilities are fantastic. It is super useful I have had these headphones for well over a year and they have performed very well. I think the noise cancelling capabilities are fantastic. It is super useful that you can turn that feature off and even use the microphones to make you more aware of your surroundings when needed. I can wear these for extended periods of time without discomfort using the x-small silicone ear-tips or small Comply tips, no easy feat for me. I traditionally have a hard time keeping ear buds in my ears but the company recently sent me complimentary ear-wings to remedy that, which helps a great deal. The app is easy to use and is updated regularly. I have been able to update my iPhone while these were plugged in with the extra power pass through female lightening outlet, an indispensable feature for me. My original pair did develop a crack in one ear piece, but customer service was quick to send me a new replacement. Oh, and the sound and call clarity on both ends is great. :)

      • Written by Jennifer B from Torrance

      Is this review useful?Great Headphones and Service

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