If you are looking to plug headphones straight into the iPhone 7 and possibly upcoming iPhones then you are going to need a set of Lightning headphones, which are designed with a Lighting port on the bottom instead of a 3.5mm one.

They also produce digital audio instead of analog audio for better clarity.

Whether you agree with them or not, Lightning headphones are pretty cool tech and here are some good options for you:

Apple Lightning EarPods

Probably the simpliest and cheapest option to getting into Lighting headphones is Apple’s own pair of headphones, the EarPods, specifically the Lighting EarPods.
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Libratone Q Adapt Lighting in-ear headphones

The Libratone Q Adapt Lighting in-ear headphones are about £100 more than the EarPods, but they feature some more tech for that money, with CityMix adaptive noise control for controlling outside noise, a snug in-ear fit and all of the inline controls that you need.
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JBL Reflect Aware

You might also be interested in the JBL Reflect Aware, which also allow you to shut out the outside world but feature a more workout-focused design and a sleek design.
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Audeze iSINE 10 Earbuds

Audeze’s iSINE 10 Earbuds are a very expensive set of Lightning headphones, but they are very well regarded because of their 30-millimeter planar magnetic transducers, which produce sound like no other pair of in-ears, well we say like no other, Audzee has another.
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Audeze iSINE 20 Earbuds

That other pair of Lightning headphones from Audeze are the iSINE 20, which are even more expensive but feature a longer Uniforce voice-coil for better control over your sound and Fluxor Magnets for the most accurate in-ears available, and Audeze says that this results in a reportedly distortion free sound.
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Audeze SINE

Audeze also has some Lightning on-ear headphones, the first of which is named the Audeze SINE, designed by BMW, they were dubbed as the world’s first planar magnetic on-ear headphones, with a built-in remote control packs a built-in amplifier and DAC for awesome sound.
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Audeze EL-8 Titanium

But the SINE aren’t Audeze’s only on-ear headphones, they also have the EL-8 Titanium which are a set of cans with an extreme design, exceptional sound and a built-in Lightning cable with a built-in DAC.
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Philips Fidelio M2L

If all of those options from Audeze are a little too expensive for you then the Philips Fidelio M2L might be more of your speed as they are a set of resonably priced and great-sounding headphones for a decent price tag.
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