• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy!

    I got mine with my iPhone, but after just 2 months it almost completely stopped working. I get choppy sound and sometimes one or even two sides of my earphones don't have any sound.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product and works as expected

    great quality! apple even thought about the rubberish base on the lighting end that will not scratch your phone and have a great snagging fit. with apple iphone 6 headset works exactly like the new (iphone 7) headset - same music quality, same controls! i have a few headsets from the previous iphones and will use it with this adapter!

    sorry for the folks that can't use it with other non-apple products....

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone

    I hate this adapter. It is so easy to misplace and then your expensive noise canceling headphones are unusable. This has happened on multiple occasions making long airline flights much more annoying. Also, I hate that I can't listen to my headphones and charge my phone - I tried an after-market version that does both but the sound quality is horrible. I listen to music while working a lot and I really don't want to have bluetooth signal going an inch from brain at all times so I refuse to replace with a wireless version which seems to be the very heavy handed intent of this. I have been on the iPhone since the iPhone 3 but will certainly consider a change to either the new Samsung or Google Pixel when my contract is up.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    Severe degradation of sound quality and breaks easily.

    The adapter that I purchased from Apple broke soon after it was put to use. I then bought a cheaper adapter from Groupon in hopes that it would be a semi-decent substitute. It worked well for about two days until it was on its last limb. I even tried a variety of different headphones to hook up to both of the adapters that were purchased through Apple and Groupon; it was proven not to be the root cause of the problem.

    I believe the root cause of the poor sound quality as well as its over functional (in)ability is the adapter itself, regardless of what brand you purchase. As a last attempt, I am going to purchase one more from Apple. Fingers crossed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst headphone Jack Adapter

    The Headphone Jack adapter is not working on the 12th day....so disappointed. sound quality is bad.....Will Apple replace it for free .....

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really annoying

    The adapter works fine, is not expensive for an apple product and after a few months is still fine (which really surprised me, I thought I would last a month or so). But the concept is awful, since ALL other devices do not need the adapter and THERE IS NO oposite adapter (from 3.5mm to lightning) makes not sense at all to buy lightning headphones for example. So what is the idea behind all this mess? No idea

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only comes in white colour?!

    Very disappointed with this product. This is not a solution to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. It's a very cheap solution. Very inconvenient. Not compatible with all headphones. Plus: why do I get a white adapter? Why isn't there an option for black? Other colours? My phone is black and the headphones I like and use are black as well. The only thing that's white is this stupid adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality horrible design

    This cable is awful, the worst thing in the tech world. Btw I have a Iphone 7 and I want to change for a pixel if someone knows who wants an iPhone, also the sound quality in the iPhone 7 gets downgraded, alac files sound like ��

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and poorly made

    I've had a new iPhone 7 since November and my headphone adapter is already malfunctioning. The connection is weak and it's ridiculous Apple is forcing people to switch from a reliable headphone port to a poorly made adapter to use headphones.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple doesn't care about sound quality

    Apple maybe is just about $ and visual appeal. The iphone 7 is a step backward in sound quality from the 6s. And this little dongle doesn't solve it.

    Why not make a phone with a decent DAC? The bottom line? Can't afford it? Ha!

    How about putting some of your genius engineers to work on an actual solution for iphone 7 that aids audio quality?

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Super cheaply made

    I'm not having any problems with my earphones, the controls and everything work fine. I'm using Brainwavz Delta if anyone wants a solid pair of earphones. Anyway, the adapter that I had outta the box started to crackle and not work after a while. When they worked, it was fine, but now the audio crackles, the songs play/pause themselves, turned up or down the volume, and its even hung up some calls for me lol. But they're $9, not too big of a problem.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent buy

    I lost my earbuds and needed to replace both the earbuds and the adapter. After trying a knockoff that didn't work, I went immediately to the Apple Store. Great customer service. The adapter is priced a few more then the knock off. Well worth the purchase!!! Works great w/ANY earbuds you have. I've not had any issues. I highly recommend this if you want to use regular earbuds.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Huge Apple fan but this is pretty awful. I cannot stand wires that come with standard earphones but the apple earpod design did not appeal to me, mostly because it reminds me of the originally apple earphones that were uncomfortable, would leak music and not stay in the ears (with just the wires cut off). This little accessory however has not lasted long at all, making it very pricey for what it is. I replaced my Sennheiser earphones thinking they were the problem but it turns out it's this little thing - the connector kept starting/stopping my audio, causing it to jump, skip tracks, activating voice recognition/control, activating Siri, all the annoying things you don't want when you're trying to listen to music or simply use your phone!!!! Surprised Apple released something that surely went through rigorous testing but this things fails and given the other reviews it's a known fault not a coincidence.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst design ever

    Bluetooth AirPods has about 50-100ms delay in sound sync. The 3.5mm jack adapter is so thin and easy to be ripped. Customers are forced to buy another $40 dongle if they want to use the charge the phone and make calls, without sound delays, simultaneously.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The most irritating problem with this adapter is that I need to use it. I have four music systems in my house, and none of them have bluetooth. I have an audio cord for each, and now I have to buy three more adapters or be running all over my house to find the one adapter I do have. That annoying. And there is no way I'm going to carry around an adapter with me at all times, so this makes it difficult to use any one else's stereo. Apple, give us back our 3.5mm jack. Listen to your customers for once instead of giving us your usual arrogance.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used for running and have broken within a month 3 times!

    I use my iPhone 7 for running and use my favorite headphones while doing so via the adaptor. Well, after three months I am on my THIRD, yes THIRD adaptor. After a month it just stops working like a broken wire in your headphones. So cheap, and by not offering a free replacement option, really not fair to loyal iPhone users. ZERO STARS! Well, one because thats the lowest I can pick.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Works, but flimsy.
    Best suited to use whilst stationary, as seems to be wrong length for use in pockets.
    Cable to headphones is always straining against it, which leads to momentary cut-outs until a 'perfect' location is reached (which is almost never when walking).
    However, seems to be Hobson's choice, so will probably have to buy one every 3 months or so...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorts out quickly

    This is my second adapter. Each lasted about a month before it began shorting out. I have to shake the cable to get it to work. Very irritating.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst idea ever

    If it were possible to rate this and the iphone 7 with 0 stars, I would do that. This jack does not work with heaphones. I use $200 bose headphones. I've had the phone for 4 months and buying this phone has been the biggest mistake I've ever made with apple.
    This is what happens: If headphones are plugged in when a call comes in and you answer the call, the microphone will not work. If you are on a call using this headphone jack, it will just cut out mid call with no notice. If you are on a call and you bump the headphone jack, then there will be a static sound and the person you are talking to will think the call has dropped.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very upset with apple

    For removing the 3.5mm that has been working fine for all of us... maybe this is a way for apple to just make more $$$$ off of us. Or maybe this is how they felt in the 80's when they all had to buy an adapter to fit 3.5mm when they were getting rid of the old huge jacks...

    9 of 9 people found this useful