• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after a few months

    Broken after a few months use .

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 days and I already regret requesting for this phone for work.

    charge or listen, you can't do both. my $450 sennheiser ie80 headphones rendered useless after leaving the dongle at work, sure that's my fault but still. what's not my fault is trying to use an inline mic to make a call while riding in the car it didn't work at all! I only wanted the iphone 7 because of its waterproof ability while I'm biking or running but for day to day use I regret my decision 100%.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unhappy

    Doesn't work with mic on headset. This is a huge inconvenience for me. It really dramatically reduces the usefulness of my new iphone. Very frustrated.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at all bad

    I was surprised by the number of negative reviews posted here for the headphone jack adaptor, and because of them I expected to have a similar experience, but I tried it out with my Sennheiser PX200-11 on-ear headphones and it worked just fine, the sound quality was perfectly acceptable and way more listenable than the tinny sound coming from the iphone's own speakers. The one criticism I would make would be about the price I would be asked to pay if I wanted to purchase one or more spares, in case I lose this one, but luckily there are a few cheaper alternatives out there.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable music quality

    Upgraded from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7, and immediately noticed when listening to music this adapter totally kills music quality, no matter which music app you are using (like Apple Music or Tidal). The bass is eliminated, mid ranges are flat, and the whole sound stage is gone. It is like you are listening to a musical concert from a very far distance. I simply don't understand how could Apple release such a horrible made thing with a high quality and expensive mobile phone. I had to buy an external DAC to be able listening music again on iPhone 7.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not allow inline phone control, BUT...

    For great respectable sound quality and sheer ease of use travel with this adapter, the tiny DAC inside the Lightning connector does a an amazing job!

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unhappy

    While my phone recharges I like going to sleep listening to my iPhone with my Bowers & Wilkins P-7s (which I bought thru Apple). Now I can't. I have to make a choice to listen or to recharge but not both. This is a serious inconvenience and one I did not realize I'd have to make when I upgraded my iPhone to a 7.

    Moreover the listening experience is now compromised due to pops and static that was not there before. Also I cant manage a phone call with the P-7's built-in mic. anymore.

    The music vs recharge is one thing, but when I loose sound fidelity on a premium headphone that is quite another. Especially when Apple sold me those expensive headphones for use with an iPhone in the first place.

    Can't fix the listen vs. recharge without a new redesigned phone, but the adapter's sound issues should be an Apple priority. As long as I can't enjoy my B&Ws I'm doing a long slow burn that wont play out nicely when I think about buying Apple again.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very inconvenient

    I have already lost my adapter for my phone and now I can't use my aux cord. They charge so much for the phones its ridiculous I have to buy another one. It also didn't work well with the microphone on my 3rd party headphones.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, just horrible

    My adapter broke after 1 week and I've gone through two more since then. Big mistake taking away iPhone jack as this is a huge inconvenience,
    Especially after paying $799 for a phone. Please apple get it together and bring the innovation back, removing the headphone jack is anything but innovative. Not to mention, the ear buds were delayed in release. Please get it together and release a better product, this is just shameful.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $9 of Worthless

    I won't act appalled that Apple doesn't care what we think. No better than the knock offs. I want LOUD, which I can't get with bluetooth, and this dongle provides that... along with crackles, pops, and a good dose of buyer's remorse.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with my headset/mic

    Use my phone with a $1000 Bose aviation headset. Can no longer make calls with headset because mic not compatible with this adapter.#iphonefail.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality

    People I speak to say it sounds muffled, they cant hear me. Where are the airpods? Upgrading to iPhone7 was a huge mistake.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes the cable to become really entangled

    Causes the headphone cable to become extremely entangled. Much more than when just using the standard 3.5 plug found on other phones. Not a very good solution. The design is also quite clunky.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    First use right out of the box with brand new phone and the vloume goes up and down when ire is moved while walking or jogging. Because there is no headphone jack this product should work flawlessly.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with wired phone headsets, flimsy

    Tried using it with my wired headset for phone calls. The people on the other end hear themselves echoing, all of them do. So this doesn't "replace" the headphone jack.
    Also, flimsy construction, having to buy multiples just to make sure I have one that works when I need it. I am in television and frequently have to use this with my iPhone 7 to listen to the audio from the studio. Not only does it cut in and out, I also have to use an adapter with the adapter to be able to hear.
    I own a lot of apple products and they're mostly first rate. This is not.
    Please redesign, apple!!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, get a clue

    Same complaints as most have written here, here's a new one: getting shocked! today while using a pair of RHA T20i earphones, little electric shocks from my earbuds (as well as the typical popping) ..smh ..i mean not only does the adapter poor on audio quality, now I'm getting zapped between my ears. Was able to prove a faulty adapter. I have three and the one I used today was the culprit. tried the other 2 when i got home and no problems there, albeit only a matter of time before I experience some issue with the other 2. Reproducible, I've tested all 3 adapters as well as the earphones (on other devices with a proper 3.5 mm jack). The problem adapter is the original one that came w the phone, which I've had since release in Sept. To make this doubly annoying (and possibly dangerous!) there are no other 3.5 mm alternatives that give full inline mic capability (plenty that will do audio only, but nearly zilch for full mic/siri control).

    Look Apple, it's nearly 2017, you'd think you folks have enough engineers and capital to figure out a more elegant solution, or at least a robust piece of equipment?

    sooooo lame...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 3 months

    It was working great for 3 months, then all of a sudden started triggering Siri, skipping tracks, scrubbing forwards, backwards, in the middle of a song. Also appears that the inline controller has stopped working. I've tried other headphones, restarting phone and still malfunctioning. I decided against getting a third party adapter and paid more for the Genuine Apple product in hopes that it would last longer, but I think I may just stock up on less expensive ones.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Jack adapter

    Apple products are very well made and thought out this product works well I've had no issues works with all accessories

    2 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is horrible

    It worked like a dream for the first month but after that it stopped working. I contacted apple and they keep telling me to just try different headphones when my phone wont even recognize the adapter. They make these so cheap no wonder they break if they put some money into them and made them a little better maybe they would have better reviews. I would never recommend this to anyone.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix for adapter not seating properly, causing short

    The lightning adapter that came with my iPhone 7 failed after just two weeks. It would only work reliably if I inserted it one way. It sounded like it was shorting out. Apple replaced it, and the replacement started to fail after a week. I compared the adapter prong with a lightning charger cable prong and I discovered a manufacturing flaw that was present on both my adapters. At the base of the prong, about a millimeter's worth of the rubber insulator was protruding from the grip part of the adapter. This was preventing the prong from fully seating inside the phone. The prong wasn't able to be inserted into the phone far enough. It's a seemingly insignificant amount, but the tolerances on the lightning ports are very tight. I used a razor knife to slice off this "shoulder" that was sticking out from the adapter grip, thus allowing the prong to fully seat, and it solved my problem. I believe that with the prong not seating fully, the adapter would slowly work its way out ever so slightly and short. I walk a lot and keep the phone in my back pocket and with the constant back and forth motion, the unseated adapter wriggled a bit because it wasn't seating properly.

    3 of 3 people found this useful