• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by Jessica B from London

    This was an amazing purchase for me. Allows me to listen to my music through my usual headphones. You are, however, unable to charge your phone at the same time.

    5 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    !!

    • Written by Teigan L from Leeds

    i’ve had my jack since i got my iPhone 8. it’s honestly so amazing and helpful when i forget my airpods (which is very often lol.) i’ve seen all the bad reviews about this product, and i know how infuriating they can be. mine just broke:((. ill hopefully be getting a new one soon, but £9 is waaay too expensive for a jack. please lower your price apple, i could go to any other store and i’m sure i could find one for £3.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very handy. Impressive DAC performance. A miniature marvel.

    • Written by Celyn B from London

    Yes, really, this thing has a digital analogue converter inside. There is a teardown on-line if you're interested. I'd be the first to chime in with criticism. It is a shame it isn't sturdier built but it has lasted me through my casual use for a year, and considering the prices of other portable DACs on the market, that sound no better than this apple version, 9 quid is a good deal. Unlike the dragonfly DAC the Apple DAC isn't huge, it's tiny, and it doesn't scrape, damage my iPhone or pull at the headphone jack. Honestly I can't tell the difference. The Dragonfly DAC costs 100+ quid. I was disappointed with the iPhone audio quality of the iPhone 5/6 when using the audio jack but this dongle on my 8, unimpressive as it looks, delivers substantially better audio quality. I'm surprised Apple didn't big-up this thing. A Shure lightning cable for the iPhone with DAC costs 89 quid. Makes sense to go for this little micro marvel, no?

    7 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great Despite Skepticism

    • Written by Sadie B from Aloha

    I found one on the ground and I was looking to get one along with a new iPhone because of the jack of a 3.5mm jack nowadays, and to my surprise the thing works great! It does feel like the cord in the middle is a little thin and could break easily which is not something I like but other than that I'm very surprised with how it's held up so far. Definitely would recommend!

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s decent

    • Written by Valentina A from Chicago

    I got the iPhone 8+ for my birthday if I had a 6 I wouldn’t buy this product but if u have the 7 or higher keep this product especially if you forget your headphones or are at someone’s house or trying to connect your phone to a speaker but it’s not wireless it’s decent but it is handy at times I would like if apple made the 8+ with a version with the normal headphone

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea...but

    • Written by Jeff K from Clarkston

    As a first time iphone owner....I've used the 6 for two yrs for work....i'm NOT an I-Snoder, so I can say, I like this doohickey. Actually a better electronic hook up for a phone then the headphone jack. Everybody's ripped the 3.5 from the phone jack from the phone when you've snagge the cord. With this attachment it helps save the electronics. BUT...

    You either leave the jack-adapter in or take a chance of losing it or have it stolen....Apple should give you two pre-phone and not chard $10 a pop to replace. I'd actually pay more if they gave Tuff Tested the right to build the replacement

    With that said...once you open the packaging and see the adapter..next day go buy to more

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by Dilir D from Chicago

    It does what it meant to do . Build quality is good.I use it on iPhone SE & iPod Touch 6. The symmetry really looks nice.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works w/ my Klipsch earbud phone

    • Written by David A from Peoria

    I have a new iPhone X w/ the lightning to 3.5 mm dongle and was worried when I saw they reviews. So I just tested my Klipsch phones w/ the dongle and they work fine, both for music and phone / mic. Plus, the price is right ... so I ordered a couple more for back-up.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product, but a little expensive

    • Written by Travis B from West Jefferson

    I like that Apple gives iPhone users a way to still use 3.5 millimeters headphones. My only problem is that it is almost $10. Another problem is that the adapter is easy to break, so I’m not sure if it’s really worth $10

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly but practical

    • Written by Thomas A from Columbus

    Everyone's got strong opinions about the decision to bring the phone down to just the lightning port, which is what created the need for this product in the first place. I personally agree with the decision. I have more faith in my phone case, which only has one opening to protect now. I'm more than happy to deal with the dongle as a trade-off, and for what it's worth, this adapter has proven itself to me as being functional, durable, and reliable.

    I can't say whether it transmits signals from non-Apple headphones, unfortunately, but I can point out an aspect of the dongle that I feel a lot of people miss. When I enter my car, I can easily switch from headphones to aux cable without taking my bulky-case phone out of my pocket or digging to find the aux port, because the aux port is already outside of my pocket. My phone already only works through Siri when I'm driving, so I just leave it in my pocket the whole time, and it's just as easy to switch back to headphones later. The phone also does a good job of recognizing the difference between the adapter being removed and something being removed from the adapter.

    As for fashion aesthetic, with headphones plugged in, it looks utterly unremarkable. Without headphones, just hanging visibly out of your pocket, it is slightly silly, but if you can turn one-off remarks into good conversations, then there's no problem. If you're super awkward already, the dongle will not help you if you are questing for social grace.

    I dock a point for being slightly more expensive than something this easy-to-lose should be.

    3 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I don’t understand the big deal

    • Written by Catherine M from Rochester

    I don’t mind the adapter at all. I meant to keep my model 6 plus another year but my son reached an age where he really needed a phone so I passed it to him and bought the 7+. I didn’t care about the adapter because I almost never talked on the phone and don’t use my phone for music unless I am In the car- until three months ago. Now I’m on the phone for three or four hours at a time and have had no static issues or problems with needing to charge it even if I’m on an extended call. I once even fell asleep while talking with my boyfriend (it was quite late) for four hours, then we both drifted off. The call lasted 10 hours and 40 minutes in total and I’m assuming I started the call at 100% charge but am not really sure. I still had 19% charge left and could hear his voice clearly when I woke up- he never hung up even though he was up far earlier than I was.

    The only problem is, well, it’s a little small. I already lost two of them, but I keep in mind I tend to lose a lot of little things like that. I need to use wired headphones because Bluetooth headphones and me never get along well. I tried 5 different brands in many price ranges but none were even close to being as good a connection and got many dropped calls. I solved the problem easily- I have two main pairs of headphones- Audio-Technica M50x I use for music and a main pair of inexpensive earbuds I use for phone calls. I have tons of others but those are the main two pairs I use daily. I bought three adapters, I keep one on each set of headphones and keep one in the car so I don’t have to take them in and out of the house so I don’t lose them. It would be nice if Apple made an adapter that split so you could charge while using the phone in whatever way. I haven’t had a need for it but it would be great for people who do need that and frankly I would feel better if I knew I could charge when/if I needed to. Still, the price should remain the same. $9 is a little pricey when you give people no other choice and I would love it if Apple also offered a straight cable with a mic which would make it possible for me to use my preferred headphones when talking on the phone. I’d be willing to pay more than $9 for that. I love you, Apple, except for your cords and headphones.

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Audio Quality on the Cheap

    • Written by Joseph C from Holly Springs

    Listening with a new pair of Status CB-1's and a pair of Sennheiser 555's the audio quality was as good or better than with the headphone jack on my iPhone 6.

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not having problems with 3rd party mics or pause/play functionality

    • Written by Kip V from New York

    Generic adapters have given me problems, but the Apple ones work with my various existing earbuds.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    • Written by Andrew F from Elizabethtown

    This does exactly what it's supposed to do. I didn't need it badly (since - cmon - who doesn't have bluetooth headphones these days?) but my car ONLY has a cd/cassette - no aux or lightning connectors - so I have to use a cassette adapter with my phone in the car. No problem - this device just stays attached to the cassette adapter and I plug the phone into its lightning connector.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me...

    • Written by Heidi D from East Moriches

    Got an iPhone 8 Plus. Came with this dongle. Has worked great so far (4 months) with all my headphones and earbuds. Even the microphones work, and again, this is across several different pairs of wired headphones. Despite all the negative reviews, I just can't jump on the bandwagon and say I hate this product. I actually am going to purchase a couple more of these, because the only negative I see with this is that is does appear rather fragile and may need replacing a little sooner rather than later. Checked on Amazon, and too many problems with counterfeit products. I'd rather stick with what I know to be a genuine Apple product. While I recognize the inconvenience... Sound quality has been phenomenal and like I said, my microphones work. If I am truly the only one for whom this adapter works, then... I am grateful.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good

    • Written by Jarrod S from Ottawa

    It's good but dang I lost mine!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    sturdy

    • Written by Emily M from Bridgeton

    My adapter came with the iPhone 7 I purchased in July 2017. It accidentally went though a full cycle inside my washing machine and came out unscathed, A surprisingly well built product, good sound but is easily lost. (my problem I suppose)

    In all: good job Apple

    5 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by Benjamin W from Auckland

    Third party microphone support would give this product 5 stars

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with headphones with mic

    • Written by Robyn P from Playa Vista

    I have the bose noise cancelling microphone for iphone and this works with my headphones and mic. I take conference calls using it all the time. Wish apple made an option to have two adapters (one headphone and one lighting) in one so I can charge and listen to calls / music.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    best adaptor on the market

    • Written by Asim B from Ottawa

    I have bought several adaptors from different places and all the third party adaptors either don't work right off the gate, or stop working after a few days. Their build quality is inferior to the Apple one as well.

    It is the only adaptor I have found to date that will work well with my existing 3.5mm jack headphones (from Apple).

    I am not happy my iPhone 7 has only one place to both charge and listen to music, but I'm stuck with this configuration for the latest phone. Maybe they will find a better solution for iPhone 8. I will not get the much pricier Bluetooth earphones either.

    I do however agree with most of the bad reviews in terms of third party accessories. I use my phone for interviews and none of my third party speakers, mics, ear pieces, work with the adaptor.

    I gave this product a high rating because it does a simple thing and lets me use 3.5mm headphones made by Apple, something that none of the 4 other accessories I bought can reliable do.