still, an extra adapter sucks. it's another point of failure, it adds weight to your phone/headphone cable, it needs extra space, and it will probably die pretty fast if you have the phone with it attached in your pocket (and take the lightning connector with it). bluetooth in the other hand has still not the best audio quality (my wireless beats 2 sound as bad as a $30 sony bluetooth dongle. granted, i didn't buy the beats for the brand or the notoriously bad audio quality but for the form factor, but still, i'd imagined something better sounding for â160 - seems like bluetooth is the limiting factor). sure, you can use airpay, but that's not an option with lots of stereos.