• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's possessed.

    I'll never forget the first time the dongle caused my headphones to randomly blast at full volume right into my ears because I had a 300 lbs bench press bar above my head. I thought that somehow my shorts had caught the side volume control so I removed it from my pocket, placed it on the bench, and yet it happened again. This has gotten progressively worse, as now Siri, fast forward, and skipping tracks are all randomly activated with no user interaction. I'm lucky to make it 20 seconds into a song. I don't like using expensive Bluetooth headphones because between running and weight lifting my sweat deteriorates the sound quality in a few short months. If this isn't remedied I'll be purchasing a Samsung. Considering the $700 price tag, I should be able to listen to music on my phone.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Received this with my iphone8 - works intermittently and dependent upon the ear phones I use it with. Construction also seems well below the Apple standard. Contacted Apple for a replacement and have to pay for a replacement and return the defective one before they will refund the payment. No way to deal with a clearly poor designed product and accompanying customer service.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptably poor quality

    The one I got with the phone stopped working after a few months, and now, a few months later, the one I bought as a replacement has stopped working. By "stopped working" I mean it randomly hangs up the phone, starts Siri, skips tracks or pauses the music.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution for my remaining 3.5mm devices

    I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It came with lightning EarPods (though I use the wireless AirPods) and this adapter. My truck has an old school stereo, so Bluetooth isn’t an option. I’ve had a cassette adapter for a while, and with this adapter I can continue to use it to listen to my podcasts on long drives. For anyone that is concerned about losing their headphone jack, I can tell you that after a year, it hasn’t once been an issue for me.

    6 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Apple

    This adapter might be worth $10 if it were designed in Cupertino and assembled in China. But it couldn't be, given how quickly and easily it begins to malfunction, to pause songs and change tracks with the movements of its user. If I had to guess, this adapter was designed in Dupertino and assembled in a Dixie Cup phone factory.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck?

    First of all, I have the IPhone 7. The fact that I have to use an adapter to be able to use ear buds is ANNOYING! It’s so easy to loose and I wish I didn’t have to buy a new one. Also, I have to use this adapter because the ear buds that came with the iPhone 7 broke! What the heck, I used it 5 times (and I think of myself as a careful person) it broke! The slightest bend and the sound doesn’t work. Don’t even get me started during calls. Even when my battery is about to die, I have to unplug my ear buds to just charge it?! TALK ABOUT A REAL INCONVENIENCE APPLE! LAST TIME I CHECKED I DONT SPIT OUT MONEY TO SPEND ON ALL THE ACCESSORIES THAT COME WITH YOUR IPHONES!

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible

    Just got the iPhone 8 and this adapter did not work right out of the box. I only have aux in my car so trying to play my music in my car is a disaster. The adapter does not connect properly and my songs cut in and out and some won't work at all. Just terrible quality. going to look for something else that is not made by Apple that actually works to play music (do its dang job).

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    horrible design, the adapter does not make a solid contact, it comes out all the time. Very easy to lose, lost 3 or 4 of them already.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought the 7 but later regretted. For the only reason that it dosent have an aux port, I knew I should’ve just got the iPhone 6. It dosent make it ay better taking off the aux hole it just makes it worse, who wants to be continuously loosing or having to look for this adapter. I love apple but I just hate this aux port piece
    Oh and I hate the new update iOS 11

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What option is there?

    I have bought and returned 3 non-apple jack adapters that do not work and the screen says - not compatible, so what option do I have? D--n all!!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, breaks quickly, and incredibly frustrating on a long drive.

    Not only have I gone through five of these useless dongle things in the last six months (not from loss, as I first imagined the biggest problem with these to be), but the inconvenience of having to switch to a charger halfway through my drive and listen from my phone speaker because my iPhone 7's battery has drained in the couple hours it was powering my podcast app has driven me beyond the point of frustration. As things stand, I am not buying the next iPhone, and when this one breaks I'm switching to a phone with a 3.5mm aux port.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always breaks

    After a few months of use, these seem to consistently fail. Yes, I could buy some wireless headphones, but I don't want the added effort of keeping them charged. I prefer to buy some relatively low-priced wired headphones since I am always sweating on them during exercise. The removal of the 3.5mm port has been a disaster in my opinion. Between solutions for my car stereo and trying to get various headphones to work, I have probably spent an extra $200.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This price of junk came out of the box broken. I've already had 4 in the pass 6 months. If you do the math that's 40 dollars I had to spend, just to listen to music. I'd rather go back to having a flip phone and use that.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Low build quality, expensive and only necessary because Apple had the 'courage' to insult its customers.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Give us back our Headphone Jack!!!!!!

    If I could rate less than 1 star I would. It's funny that getting rid of the simple headphones jack has caused me enough daily struggle to desire to switch to Android.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most Frustrating Accessory

    Worked fine for the first month but then became increasingly faulty. I've just had to buy a new one as it is not an optional product with the new phones.

    The lead becomes very sensitive to movement and pauses music/skips songs/phones people/hangs up/enables siri on it's own every time you use it.

    I know several other people who have had the same problem.

    Not only that, it means that you can't charge your phone while using headphones anymore which is annoying for someone who travels a lot.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is the 4th one I've used in 3 months and they're all complete garbage. It fastforwards, skips and pauses my songs. I'm switching to android I'm so tired of this.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    What borders me is not especially the ditching of the headphone port, but that there is NO real solution for Hi-Res Audio, while Charging a 1000 Dollar Phone! The bluetooth solutions all together sound so much poorer than a wired headphone. Does apple even have audio engineers responsible for consumer experience ?
    Yeah the Dongle sounds Ok, but not as great as it could be. Besides, it Broke for the 3rd time in one Year.
    What's missing is the native charging port on this dongle..

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined my charger port

    After repeated use of this thing at the gym it somehow loosened the port where I insert the lightning cable to charge my phone to a point where I have to fiddle with my phone for 30 seconds straight to get it to start charging.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back headphone jack

    Bring back the headphone jack please. Not everyone wants bluetooth. I use my phone to process credit cards through the square card reader which is NOT bluetooth. I can't just plug the reader in anymore but have to go fumbling around looking for this ridiculous adaptor which doesn't always work. Clients annoyed with apple, I'm annoyed and disappointed in apple.

    30 of 33 people found this useful