• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    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.

    22 of 23 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.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating

    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.

    31 of 32 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.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy

    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...

    10 of 12 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.

    19 of 19 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.

    22 of 22 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...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate it

    cant listen to music and charge at the same time so had to go out and buy Bluetooth headphones which you guessed it they have to be charged too and i forget half the time so i end up feeling lost. only iPhone yet that's made me look at going back to android.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked good but it just stopped working...

    I've had my IPhone 7 since October 2016 and it's now February 2017 and I used my adapter with my skullcandy earbuds everyday since and I was walking and they literally just stopped working! I prefer to use my skullcandys over the EarPods because they sound better and now I can't. All I'm saying is they work good but not for long. If you're planning to buy don't expect to not have to buy it again because believe me they won't last too long.

    I'm honestly just really disappointed...

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost as poor as a Mac charger, but doubly infuriating.

    Plot lost. I have invested in good cans, and you treat me to this?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy, but I have to use it...

    The DAC/Amp in this device is no worse than the usual built-in one in the previous iPhones, but the design and construction means that the little adapter is a ticking time-bomb until the wire rips. The flimsy design means that there is always leverage on the wire so it will rip very quickly. However, Apple's arrogant decision of removing the 3.5mm jack forces us to use this adapter regardless. Oh well.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    Despite the new iphone 7 not having a 3.5mm jack i was wasn't worried that i wouldn't be able to use my audiotechnica m50x as it came with the jack converter.

    This jack converter is absolute garbage i'm using audio technica m50x on both macbook pro (2015) and when i compare the audio from the iphone with the jack its like the iphone isn't producing any sound at all there so much data loss.

    My entire experience of music with the new iphone is ruined even the stock iphone headphones are any brighter on my list and having the 6s as well with the default 3.5mm jack it sounds better than the new iphone 7.

    Thank you Apple for making a 700+ $$$ device that has worse sound the previous one.
    one true angry consumer

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this or an iPhone 7. FALSE ADVERTISING.

    This item does not work with my Bose noise-cancelling headphones. In fact my iPhone 7 does not work with in-car bluetooth connection, and this adapter will not work for the aux input in the car. Apple stepped in it big time with the elimination of the jack, and other aspects of the iPhone 7 design. Apple credibility takes a major hit.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter broke my $100 Marley Headphones!

    This headphone adapter is complete garbage! Just got a new iphone 7 last night. tried pluging in my House of Marley Liberate XL headphones which I've had for over a year and worked fine on my iphone 6 and many other devices.
    The sound initially came out of one ear and was distorted. Then as I tried to simply unplug and plug back in and it kept the tip portion of the headphone jack in the hole breaking it apart! This is worse that the dollar store junk.

    I'm not happy!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    This product is awful. After two months of using it to listen to my music in the car, it broke. I bought another adapter that lets me plug in my aux chord and charge my phone at the same time, but my music stops playing and it always says "USB 2.0 not supported by this device" or whatever. I am so frustrated with the removal of the headphone jack. Not only do I have to bring a Bluetooth speaker with me just to listen to my music in the car, because none of my adapters work, I also have to bring two pairs of headphones with me to school (one for my phone and one for my laptop). I am very busy and sometimes I'm gone from my home for up to twelve hours. When I get home all I want to do it relax and listen to my music but that's not an option because my phone is always about to die and I have to charge it. (I have roommates so I don't like to listen on a speaker.) Apple, you need to bring back the headphone jack. Music is so important to me and this has become the BIGGEST nuisance. Especially when you make products that don't last. I've never been tempted to switch to android until now.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy materials and design.

    I bought the iPhone 7 Plus back in September, and I've already gone through 2 of these adapters (at no fault of my own, either - both of them just stopped working unexpectedly). Not only is it cheaply made, but the design itself seems poor - the flimsy cord that floats between the two sides of the adapter just doesn't hold up to daily use, and I am looking at alternative options for this adapter at this point. I don't want to end up putting superfluous amounts of money into adapter after adapter, just so I can continue to use regular headphones and auxiliary cords. In addition to this, the return policy on replacements is ridiculous - only 15 days? I've found that mine tends to break within 2 months of purchase. Apple, can you do something about this please?

    Sincerely,
    A Frustrated Apple Customer

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a Miracle

    I got this adapter with my iPhone 7 when I purchased it and used it ever since with my earpods I had when I got my iPhone 6 before. We went up north one weekend and when we left I found that I misplaced the adapter due to its small form factor size and left. So for the two weeks that passed from leaving up north, we made another trip and while unloading our vehicle, WOULD YOU BELIEVE I FOUND IT LAYING ON THE DRIVEWAY STUCK BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF ICE! Now this is a driveway in Northeast Michigan. In February. The driveway had about 6 inches of snow then it all melted and is now a swamp. Now after I found the adapter, I went inside with excitement and wanted to see if it went through all of the forces of mother nature and I plugged it in and IT WORKED. I am so amazed how it didn't blow away and it was in a chunk of ice and it still works.

    5 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So Frustrated with Apple iPhone 7 Design

    Why did you do this? Now I have to have another accessory, which I will lose, and have to repurchase. Oh, now I know why! Really? I hate having to use this to plug in my Cheap but GREAT Skull Candy headphones. It really frustrates me that I can't plug into the charger and talk on the phone at the same time. That will require another adapter.

    Apple, I think Steve Jobs is rolling over. This is not you. I wish I had my iPhone 6 back.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone7 headphones jack adapter

    I bought an iPhone 7 plus, the headphone jack adapter is one of the worst made apple products, all I heard was noise and crackling. Cannot believe Apple's engineering has gotten this bad. Waiting for the class action suit to get some money back. I lost it in the first month after I bought my phone. This piece of engineering stupidity is so smal and fragile at same time. I'm sure Steve Jobs is turning in his grave RIP.
    Steve, can you straighten Apple engineers from anywhere you at now?

    16 of 17 people found this useful