• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible product

    Failed, and then failed again. Cheaply made. Worked for an external mic for a while and then it didn't. What are your options? Buy another one. Terrible terrible terrible. IF ONLY ANDROID WASN'T SO TERRIBLE!! I'm almost ready to switch allegiance. I'm deep in the infrastructure and I'm ready to throw all my apple stuff down the drain. This stupid adapter is the last straw.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Utter garbage. I hadn't even used it more than 5 times before it started just producing static and feedback noise so mine is completely unusable. And apple wants me to BUY a replacement when the original was defective. Tremendously terrible product for iPhones and never should've been implemented. If I could give 0 stars, I would because this thing should be rated in the negatives for being the worst thing ever developed for iphones

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous apple

    As soon as I saw this adapter, I knew it was going to be a problem based on my experience with lifeproof's similar adapter. As far as features on a phone go, one of the most important to me is using my headphones for audio. I purposely avoided the 7 for this exact reason and almost went samsung when I absolutely had to get a new phone, but ended up going with apple again for other reasons.

    So, I pick up the 7 and sure enough a couple months in, the adapter is failing. Cutting in and out, raising my volume to full blast out of nowhere, lowering my volume, crashing my music apps........I feel bad complaining about such a small problem on the scale of problems, but when you spend this kind of money on a phone, you should not encounter problems like this, especially so early.

    Apple, you fixed what wasn't broken, for whatever reason, and didn't even come up with a good solution for what you took out. You've created a problem for the people that bought/continue to buy your phone and now they are forced to replace adapters all the time or search and pay for 3rd party products so they can use one of the most basic features of their smartphone. I hope you put the headphone jack back on your next phone, but if you don't, at the very least fix this stupid adapter.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, totally bad idea!?

    I thought at first okay no problem since Apple probably really engineered this to work. Boy was I wrong. Just bought an iPhone 7 Plus last week and I really miss the headphone jack. Pure garbage when trying to play any-kind of music through a decent set of earbuds. Wired is where it's at still and Bluetooth cannot equal the quality. I hooked my buds up to my 6s and then switched over to the same song on Spotify just to make sure. One can really hear the difference. I kept thinking it CAN'T be that bad through the lightening connector so I just kept trying different tunes and then went to my iTunes lossless files on my 6s and then to back to my 7 Plus with the same lossless music files. What a bummer that Apple thinks this is a good idea?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Whoever came up with this idea is beyond SUPER stupid. It's so inconvenient. I run with my iphone and obviously don't want to drop extra cash to buy earphones that only work with Iphones so i am forced to use the dumb adaptor. I just broke my second adaptor after 2 months of using my new iphone 7. Never has design been done so poorly - this is so stupid that I am about to cry in frustration. I don't know whether Apple is trying to be clever here with the whole nice design thing but this is absolutely not working. Generous to even give this thing a one star. For god's sake if you are going to put in a workaround like an adapter at least please make a sturdy one

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give this 0 stars if I could

    These last about 2 months before they mysteriously stop working. Great money maker for Apple. Bring back the headphone jack.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a couple weeks

    I bought the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter for my wife to use in her new iPhone. The jack worked great -- for about three weeks. Today, all she hears is static. I've checked my headset on her phone though the adapter, as well as her headset on my older phone, and it's clear that the wires within the Apple adapter have frayed or broken.

    This adapter is so cheaply made that it's simply not worth owning. Apple, you can and should do better.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Convenient

    I listen to music and podcasts through headphones for work all the time. I always need to charge my phone while I do this, but I can't now without a split adaptor. Apple doesn't provide a split adaptor, as far as I've seen. Off-brand split adaptors have bad reviews. Not happy with this new set up.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a few months

    Worked like a charm for 3 months. Now the only sound that comes out of this is a squeaky loud noise. Stopped working out of nowhere.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    It's a poor product: flimsy and easy to lose. This is not up to Apple standards for construction quality. I had to buy 3 of these just to cover me at home, work and mobile. It feels so flimsy like it will break after just a few uses. I've already had several forehead slap moments where I really regret buying the iPhone 7, all due to the ridiculous removal of the headphone jack. Even Apple's excuse for removing it (we're putting in stereo speakers!) is bogus. The location where the headphone jack used to be is NOT a speaker. Having to pay a $10 premium to undo the craziness that Apple did with this is an insult to customers. I had thought it wouldn't affect me much, but it's so much more bothersome to need an adapter for everything I own. Headphone amplifier, desktop speakers, and mobile DJ system all require this crummy adapter. And don't even get me started on the lack of ability to charge the phone while listening to headphones! So many regrets. My wife has held off upgrading her iPhone 6 for these very reasons. She needs to use wired ear buds AND be able to charge the phone. Yes, she could buy yet another silly dongle to overcome this, but why upgrade at all when her phone works correctly now?

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've gone through 4 of these things and they keep breaking after month or two.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be Ashamed!

    Horrible product! Not only I cant listen to music without it pausing it, skipping the songs, and bringing siri on and off, I also cant do phone calls with out the thing hanging up! Its seriously so irritating and frustating, at first I thought it was my earphones so I went to buy new ones, and to my surprise the problem persisted, it wasnt until I saw the reviews of this thing that I realized I wasnt the only one! This has to be a big step backwards! If they dont bring the old aux back Or they fix this, I'm chanhing my phone! I'm truthfully dissapointed because we dont pay the amount of money we pay for this phone to have this kind of problems! I have to ride the train for an hour and I cant even listen to music! And they dont even recycle this things! Its a disgrace and they should feel very ashamed for this horrible product!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect! Brought my Rode mic back to life!

    I bought a Rode Video Micro to use with my iPhone 6 and it worked perfectly, then I updated to iOS 10 and it stopped working. I don't know if it was upgrading the iOS or if something happened to my headphone port. My 3.5 mm Apple EarPods work just fine though. I wanted the lightning to 3.5 mm adapter to see if my Rode mic would work again and it did!!! It's working perfectly with my iPhone 6! Another small 3.5 mm microphone that never worked now works. This is perfect for anyone that has microphones that don't want to work through the headphone port on older iPhones. Music quality also sounds great to me. Definitely worth the price!

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly Awful

    The quality of this jack is terrible. Both using with headhones and the car stereo. The biggest issue is the fact Apple have now put in software to prevent you using cheaper and better quality products available on the market. Thus forcing people to purchase this sub standard product.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound degradation

    Apart from being ugly and awkward it has one trait that makes it a total garbage for me. It outputs a lot less power than regular jack, making the bigger headphones, that need more power to drive them, sound quiet and less punchy. When I have no problem with earbuds when compared to a standard audio source (like IPad), as the difference is hard to notice, I'm really frustrated with my Beats Studios that sound muffled and quiet through the adapter. The sound difference is huge, like 10-20% difference in volume. The bass suffers the most and makes some songs sound dull and not enjoyable. Will have to upgrade to wireless, like apple wants me to, but this still scks...

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I lost it in three days. While my battery life is awesome, I wish I could charge while listening to music. Otherwise, I mean, the adapter does what it says it does?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality - case of Apple resting on its laurels

    Just agreeing with all the other negative comments. This connector has been forced upon us and is over-priced and quite honestly is of the worst quality I have seen from Apple. I love Apple products, but your cables and cable restraints are just rubbish. Mine split within a few days of use. Do something about this - your are making dedicated Apple fans pay 800% just because its boxed and has your name on it, yet I'm sure if I use an alternative product and something happens to my iPhone you'll say I'm at fault too.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made, broke after a few months

    I had to buy a $40 connected to use this while charging my phone In my car.

    And this cheaply made piece started cutting out when moved after only 3 months.

    Luckily I just need it for my aux cable in my car, so the next one I buy I will have to reinforce with duct tape so it doesn't bend and damage the wires inside.

    Should have made this a solid adapter piece with no wire in between the ends.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Item and Idea >:(

    I thought Apple was supposed to be the Innovation leader?!? This adapter is ridiculous and a pain in the merfinfluger!!! Cannot even emote the level of frustration and annoyance in being forced to keep track of a DONGLE to use my Bose headphones or having to buy Blue tooth EarPods and keep THOSE charged, as well. I mean WTH?!?! I'm here to purchase the DONGLE I have misplaced. I'm ready to go BACKWARDS to a 6s, which is ridiculous. Also, NO ONE can hear me on my phone since I started using this product (with and without it) so I'm wondering if it jacked up my microphone?!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced this product 4 TIMES.

    I've had to replace this adapter 4 different times. Every two months or so, it starts flunking out on me.
    For the first two I had replaced, the sound coming out of my headphones were extreamly distorted. For the third one, it would only output sound in one ear unless I moved the flmisy wire in a certain direction. As for my last one, it complelty doesn't work and sound it coming out of my iPhone's speakers.

    This has to be one of Apple's WORST product yet. It's extreamly frustrating, having to make an appointment and waste gas for a $10 adapter that is completely counterintuitive!

    Apple, FIX THIS.

    23 of 24 people found this useful