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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 personalize 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 favorite app, mute or unmute a call, or launch the Rayz app at a single touch.

    The free Rayz app itself lets you personalize your earphone and Smart Button settings. For instance, you can create and save custom equalization 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

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

    Rayz app allows you to customize 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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: SE-LTC5R-K/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

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  • 5.0 Average
    5 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      28 of 29 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

      21 of 21 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

      21 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I love these earphones.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing sound and design. You won't be sorry!

      I am heavily mobile for long periods during the week and ever since iPhone 7 had the headphone jack removed I have been struggling to keep my phone powered whil I am heavily mobile for long periods during the week and ever since iPhone 7 had the headphone jack removed I have been struggling to keep my phone powered while playing music simultaneously. Thankfully, that will be amended when I switch to X this week, but I'm so glad I invested in the Rayz in the meantime! Not only do they solve the pesky adapter charging/music connection concern, but they sound INCREDIBLE! I noticed an immense difference the minute I plugged them in. In comparison, I had been using Beats Tour 2.0 for a couple years, but found their fit and overall sound to be rather lackluster and frustrating. They were best only for quiet areas and sedentary applications. I have also invested in Bose in the past for buds, and while I do respect the brand, Bose sounds A LOT better in my car and open air speakers than they do as headphones. Klipsh had also been used prior - as well as various Sony's. My go to headset for over-ear has been BeyerDynamic DDT70 Pro for a few years now. So enter Pioneer - a brand I had never tried in terms of headphones, but had always respected for live stage speakers. I found these while searching for options to the power problem while not wanting to compromise premium sound. Unfortunately, I think Apple has always been sorely lacking in terms of music/sound and so I always look to invest in companies that dedicate themselves to it. The Pioneers are now my go to mobile set for quite a few reasons: Charging function: I can charge my phone at my desk now and still listen to music while I work whereas before it was drained by end of day. If I happened to take my car that day it never charges my phone quickly enough so this was a perfect solution. The amount of ear bud fits included: I favor the foam tips as I walk a lot in my work commute and with general city noise these keep things at perfect volume and isolation levels. I also no longer have to keep adjusting my earphones to stay in. I have a pretty small ear canal so most buds tend to fall out – especially with heavy stop/go walking. These wedge comfortably in and I’m on my way. The clarity and precision at which sound is reproduced: One main reason I like to try so many different brands and keep changing it up is to contrast and compare music I repetitiously listen to. I find that the Rayz do an excellent job at giving a balanced mid-range level that brings out a lot of nuances even without any presets or enhancements – very similar to my BeyerDynamic set. Bass is very crisp and punchy with a perfect level of warmth. The app and all its enhanced features: Pioneer supports their product with advanced options and features most headphones – including premium ones - do not include. There is enough to customize for whatever function you want to get out of a mobile set and if you travel or commute a lot these will be your best friend. Overall aesthetic: They are lightweight enough to wear. The dongle for options control is not too big or cumbersome. The cord entanglement is very minimal. I purchased the standard black set at the Apple store and they have looked chic and effortless with my gloss black 7 phone. Can’t wait to keep using them with my X! They are worth the amount you pay and I hope they can serve me for several years/heavy mobile use like the Beats at least did. But if I know anything about Pioneer they are still here for a reason and a name you can trust.

      • Written by Bethany M from Los Angeles

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing sound and design. You won't be sorry!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic wired (lightning) in-ear headphones!

      I prefer wired headphones over wireless and thus have lamented the demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the new iPhones. One of my key complaints about using t I prefer wired headphones over wireless and thus have lamented the demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the new iPhones. One of my key complaints about using the lightning jack for sound output was the inability to charge while listening. I tried the very bulky Belkin adapter but did not feel that was an elegant or practical solution. Then I found these: the Pioneer Rayz Plus solves that problem and are great in-ear headphones to boot! First off, they have very good sound quality -- almost, but not quite, as good as my $250 Bose in-ear noise cancelation headsets. Secondly (and critically), the Rayz Plus earphones let you charge your phone while listening without the complication of using a separate adapter. The charging lightning cable just plugs right into the cord, very easy and convenient. Finally, they have a trick set of customizable features such as noise cancellation, hear through, auto-mute, auto-pause, etc. Really innovative! Download the recommended Rayz app when you get these to take full advantage of them. I did experience the problem one other reviewer had about the earphone software hanging while updating, but I solved it by unplugging the Rayz, force closing the Rayz app, re-opening the app, then plugging the earphones in again -- and it worked perfectly on try # 2! So try that if you have that glitch. (That was the one negative to me in the whole experience, but now solved!) Highly recommended -- these are the BEST wired in-ear headphones for the newer iPhones!

      • Written by Eric T from Hillsborough

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic wired (lightning) in-ear headphones!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Rayz headphones

      Perfect headphones. Excellent quality and sound. Another great Pioneer product. ��

      • Written by David Z from Carson

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Rayz headphones

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