RHA Announces MA650i, Apple Lightning Compatible Headphones

When it comes to the 3.5″ jack I would like to be one of those “from my cold…” type of people, but frankly I love new tech too much to hang on to the old stuff, even when it works so damn well. Lightning and USB-C headphones solve two of the biggest issues I have with the euthanization of the standard headphone – wired is better, and tracking battery life of your headphones sucks. So I’m thrilled to see that one of my favorite audio companies, RHA, is bringing out a Lightning version of their MA650i headphones. Even better, they’re only $60. Which, if they sound as good as the standard MA650 is a steal.


INTRODUCING: MA650i with Lightning


  • MA650i with Lightning brings RHA-grade listening to Apple Lightning users
  • The Lightning connection, mic and remote allow listeners to switch between music, calls and use the “Hey, Siri” function at the touch of a button
  • The premium aluminium housings are designed for optimal noise-isolation
  • The MA650i with Lightning is the latest offering in the award-winning MA series and comes with RHA’s standard three-year guarantee
  • Also available in an Android-optimised or wireless variation
  • The MA650i Lightning is available to pre-order online and in-store from today for $59.95
  • On sale date: Thursday 23 May

GLASGOW, UK: RHA has introduced a new version to its popular MA650 lineup –

a wired, in-ear headphone with a Lightning connection for Apple devices: the MA650i with Lightning. This is the latest exciting product to join the award-winning MA series.

The MA650i with Lightning combines RHA’s acclaimed sound and premium quality to Apple Lightning users, providing a refreshing listening experience.

RHA’s design and sound expertise now come with the added benefit of full call and audio control, Siri functionality and voice control for Apple Lightning devices. This powerful in-ear wired headphone showcases sound with depth and detail using a dynamic driver and high-grade, aluminium housings.

The subtle, beautiful design of RHA’s own Aerophonic housings ensures listeners get the most from their headphones. Made with premium materials that provide both comfort and style, this stunning headphone is available to pre-order now for $59.95, with on-sale date 23 May.

Colum Fraser, RHA’s Global Marketing Manager, said: “We designed the MA650i with Lightning to complement the extremely successful existing MA series; combining elements from the MA650 range with Apple’s Lightning connection. The MA650i is an excellent audio companion for iOS devices, pairing RHA’s much-loved design and the renowned audio experience of the existing range with functionality optimised for Apple’s superb range of devices.”

Also available in an Android-optimised or wireless variation, the MA650 series comes with a three-year guarantee. The MA650i with Lightning is a fantastic wired companion for iOS users who value great sound, style and premium materials.

The MA650i with Lightning comes with a wide range of ear tips to ensure best fit, including Comply™ Foam. Also included are a mesh carry pouch and convenient clothing clip.

Technical Information

MA650i with Lightning
Weight 17g
Metal 6063 aluminium
Frequency range 16Hz – 20,000 Hz
Driver Custom dynamic (380.1)
Remote & mic 3-button, Universal
Cable 1.35m, dual material
Connections Lightning®