• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    product is fragile

    • Written by FRANK C from Toronto

    These adapters work but as others have stated are very prone to breakage. They simply stop working after a while. Only $10 but annoying nonetheless. Alternative is $200 Airpods my kids can lose. I'll keep replacing these - maybe buy them in bulk :-)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter is absolute garbage

    • Written by Kassoum N from Albany

    This piece of G worked only few months before spoiling, number 6 just went bad last week, I've to order more of these. Apple store, I am coming...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like others have said, "A real POS"...

    • Written by Edward J from Floyds Knobs

    I never liked the idea of Apple removing the 3.5mm jack from the iPhone7. The Apple solution using the Lightning to 3,5mm headphone jack is a last-minute poorly-designed solution to a big design oversight. I suggest you purchase several of these becuase they don't last very long. Unfortunatley, I'll be stopping by the Apple Store later today to buy a couple more of these pieces of Apple junk.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to get my 6th Headphone Jack Adapter since I got my iPhone 8 Mar-18

    • Written by Emily F from Huddersfield

    Really? My Headphone Jack Adapter has broken again....I cannot afford and cannot wear these ear bud headphones. I have a decent pair of headphones that I like to use while running and now I have to get my 6th adapter because it keeps breaking. Awful design - both adapter and the fact that the phone won't take the 3.5mm jacks anymore. :(

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I never leave reviews...

    • Written by Trevor M from Peoria

    But this product is so mind-numbingly awful that I feel inclined. I’ve purchased two adaptors and neither of them function properly. They continue to cut in and out despite both adaptors being less than 2 months old. This really is the scam of the century. Apple does not care to acknowledge the issue, as they continue to push for wireless charging and wireless hardware. Giving this product a one-star review is an overrating.

    I hope you lose all your antitrust law suits, APP-HOLE.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Disappointment!

    • Written by Monica M from Velarde

    My ears are rather small and I have never been able to use the standard earbuds that come with most phones. I have an aftermarket set of earbuds that I have been using for years. I love the sound quality, especially when listening to audiobooks. I have been an android user for years, and only recently had to get an iPhone for work. I was surprised to realize that the headphone jack had been removed! So I purchased this adapter thinking it would solve my problem. Talk about being utterly disappointed!! There is a constant sound when plugged in, like a tapping. When I tried to play my audiobook or even just music, the sound is interrupted by the tapping. . . so my audiobook sounds like a really bad connection! Thought it might be the earbuds, but it wasn't. Then I read all the negative reviews for the adapter. . . wish I wouldn't have been in such a hurry and had seen them before I purchased!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Now onto my 4th one

    • Written by Jane A from London

    Has no life span, drives me crazy as they stop working every 6 months.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love this!

    • Written by Vicki S from Glen Ellyn

    I have so many earbuds for my old iPhone and was so happy I could buy this adaptor for my new phone. It's worked BETTER than the actual earbuds I bought with the lightning connection.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter always spoil !!

    • Written by puyin H from Chiyoda

    I really regret buying iPhone 7 Plus. It’s really very annoying to have the adapter and always spoil. And when u charge ur phone u can’t listen to music at all.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The dongle is absolute garabage

    • Written by Maria R from Houston

    Dongle works for 3 months or less, not a solution to the removal of the jack. Absolute garbage apple, I’ve had 2 in 6 months at 9 dollars a pop, this is annoying to say the least and will be a expensive if I keep having to do this

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Bridget G from Melbourne

    Last’s at best a month then have to replace it! It was pointless getting rid of the headphone jack to begin with. But now this as well? Definitely won’t be going with apple for my next phone! As obviously cashing in on accessories as they can ONLY be apple compatible. Ha what a joke!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap product

    • Written by Amarnath K from chelmsford

    Not worth to buy. Just working properly for one week amd starts making trouble.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    • Written by Khloe D from Auckland City

    I am absolutely disatisfied. This is my 6th purchase of the headphone jack. I look after my things, but to have purchase one after the other and have it not working within 5 days is concerning. They are cheaply made and internals break so easily. When it does work, it performs really well. I can use third party headphones with mics with no problems. However due to the quality of the product, I am rating 1 star and would not recommend this to a friend or family member.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jenny Z from Markham

    These things do not last. Both of mine broke within two weeks (I.e. music would stop playing randomly) even though there are no physical damages.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by Young T from Chino Hills

    I’ve gone through 3 of these in less than a year because they always stop working in some way. The first one started to glitch out and play and pause music at random and only lasted 2 months. The second one had the same problem but lasted 4 months cause I was more careful this around. And the last one didn’t even last a full month because one day it was working fine, and the next day I plug it in and the phone will detect for a second then it will be undetected(I tried it on a different device and the same thing happened) What a cheap piece of junk that is pretty costly just to use old headphones. They work good when new, but the fact that they break within months is unacceptable for a huge corporation like apple. And no I don’t use these heavily, I literally just put it in my pocket and never pull on it hard so there should be a reason other than it’s cheaply made.

    14 of 14 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?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS wish I could give zero stars

    • Written by Tenke Z from Corsier

    POS mine has broken 6 times
    I use it for plugging in headphones while running and it constantly needs replacing
    Apple can’t you do better

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple headphone donlge

    • Written by Alex H from Leighton buzzard

    ABSOLUTELY USELESS!!! This is my 5th dongle and every single one have stopped working. The amount of times it pauses the music im playing, then starts playing it again, then fast forwards it, then pauses again, its useless. Im sorry but iPhones in general are deteriorating. Ive been an iphone user for 5+ years and every time i have bought one they have just got worse and worse. I will for sure be moving over to samsung as people have told me they are a lot more reliable. Also, they are giving FREE airpods with the new S10. Saves me having to use a dongle that doesnt ever work.

    Take notes Apple, Samsung are making you look awful.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't have a solution but it's terrible

    • Written by Tori T from Newnan

    Probably just buy wireless headphones (not airpods) because it's garbage. I've had to buy three now because every couple months they just stop working or mess with your phone while you use them (skipping songs, skipping 10 seconds in songs repeatedly, stopping your music, activating siri, just not working entirely). Actual trash.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, including inline mic

    • Written by Mark A from Irvine

    This adapter works for my iPhone XR. The inline microphone of my headset works as well; not sure why others have issues with that.
    I did not try if the the little button works that is supposed to answer or hang up calls.

    It doesn't seem to be particularly sturdy, but not extremely flimsy either.

    8 of 17 people found this useful