As Apple attempts to move beyond the headphone jack, its replacement wired audio input source, Lightning, offers a number of benefits over the legacy 3.5-millimeter technology.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus each come with with EarPods with Lightning connectors to deliver incredible sound, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and accessories.

AppleInsider shows you how Lightning is truly a step forward for audio quality.

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MacDailyNews Take: We believe that we can hear the difference, but we’re still looking forward to some real scientific audio A/B testing and blind listening tests.

Also, we just realized that we haven’t plugged anything into our iPhones’ headphone jacks since we were rocking iPhone 5s units! (We went Bluetooth via JayBirds around the time we got our iPhone 6 Plus units and the portable speakers and vehicles all use Lightning connectors or Bluetooth).