• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Average quality

    • Written by Ferran M from Barcelona

    I saw a lot of 1 star ratings for this adapter. I don't think it's so bad, but it's not great either, and we are forced to buy it if we want to use normal headphones. This adapter is meant to break sooner or later, due to its filmsy cable. It lasted some months, though, more than I thought. Now I bought a second one and I'll try to be extremely careful with it.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The shorter one worked, longer one didn't

    • Written by Brad R from Flower Mound

    I've gotten 3 total adapters from various Apple product purchases. Two of them are longer than the other one I have. The shorter one works with my Rode Lav Mic. The longer ones does not.
    I don't know what the difference is but that's my observation.
    Short = 8cm (3 1/8")
    Long = 10.5cm (4 1/8")

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They work, but are not strongly made

    • Written by Lawrence P from Delray Beach

    They function well so far. The less than quality construction is evident as soon as you open the package. It's somewhat pointless that this have a short wire, rather than being a solid connection, as the headphones you will invariably use, will have their own wire of course.

    I immediately place min in shrink wrap, and that has so far seemed to keep them from twisting. The shrink wrap does make this a rather still connection, but then again, the quality of the headphone wires on my Koss is far superior and stands up.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it five stars or zero stars?

    • Written by Rob W from Clapham

    Contrary to just about every review on this site, my headphone adaptor is fine. It's been with me for 3-4 months and hasn't broken. I play my music through a set of Bose QC20's and it sounds great. I've also played them through £200-£300 wired headphones and they still sounds great, so I'm unclear what the issue with the sound quality really is.

    The headphone adaptor gets used daily on the train, stuffed in my bag and I take absolutely no care over it at all and it still works well.

    So from a music and quality point of view, it's five stars.

    However from the view of actually even needing it, zero stars. I hate the fact I need it, I hate the fact that Apple has made a unilateral decision to remove the headphone jack and think it one of their more stupid decisions. Its another something to carry round, break or get lost.

    So from a utility point of view, it's zero stars.

    It's not that expensive and it does have a great DAC inside it so I've settled on three stars.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be a thicker gauge

    • Written by Phyllis H from Lafayette

    I noticed when I plug my other devices that use a mini aux, the sound is to much better. Something gets lost in the adapter and I attribute that to the gauge of the wiring being too thin. Needs to be made the same gauge as aux cables.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first but there’s problems

    • Written by Alex S from Canton

    I got one of these awhile ago for my car because I like listening to my own music in the car but I didn’t want to buy a whole new car just for Bluetooth music settings. Rediculous. It worked for about 3 months and then seemingly out of nowhere it stopped working. I thought it was just the aux cord but I tried my earbuds too and not a sound out of either. No reason it should be broken since it stayed in the car and wasn’t moved around a lot. It’s almost like it’s wired to break after some time..

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate it, it works, I don't have a ton of options.

    • Written by Charles F from Richmond

    This is the fourth one of these little ***** I buy. Why Apple why. I hate my life because it's probably not the last one I'll buy.

    45 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive and doesn't work

    • Written by Robert A from Los Angeles

    I bought one for my iPhone 7 Plus, and just work with skullcandy brand, i tested with other brands and doesn'r work, also is very expensive to be a simple adapter. Definitely dissaponted.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Err, okay..

    • Written by Sandy V from Hoboken

    I’ve used it daily to travel to and from school, but after 17 months it finally broke. I’m surprised that I didn’t lose it over all this time, since it’s very small. Also, it’s white; not a huge problem, but my phone is black.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5mm adapter - it does what it states

    • Written by Christopher G

    Like many others, I did not like the removal of the 3.5mm jack form the iPhone, and still do not. I often believe that Apple "steers" their customers towards what they want the future to look like, not how a customer would like that future to be.

    That being said, and while I am not convinced on the long tern durability of this adapter compared to the 4 year old pair of EarPods I was using before, it has worked correctly for me with my iPhone X, and my Bowers & Wilkins P3 series 1 headphones, all in-line remote functions perform as intended. Maybe this is part of the MFi family and only those products work as intended with this adapter. It feels limiting, but it does function in that respect.

    The rating reflects the functionality, feel of durability, and the need for such an adapter.

    Thankfully at it's price point if it does break out of warranty, I will be able to replace it without sour feelings.

    I would however rate the AirPods that I have decided to use moving forward with, 5 out of 5 stars.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Angie F from Lucas

    Ok so I have one but I don’t remember where I placed it. Also I had a pair of just the regular lightning connector earbuds but guess what? The lightning connector piece breaks easily. This was literally my fourth pair of earbuds. Do not waste you’re money it’s not worth the $29.00

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad

    • Written by Ellie W from Newport

    I agree with other reviews that they do affect the audio quality, it makes it quite bad actually. But it does the job considering there is no longer a headphone jack. So it is what it is really.

    15 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and replaced multiple times

    • Written by Josh S from Ipswich

    Part of my job I rely on my IPhone and it music, however the connector I have had to replace once and now I will have to again. The only plus is that it doesn’t cost much...but can you please do something so that it’s not so fragile

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A Necessary* Evil.

    • Written by Samuel Y from Norfolk

    Pros: if you buy from Apple it will be compatible. Amazon knock offs are reportedly unusable.
    *this is only neccesary if you do not own Bluetooth headphones/ speakers.
    The sound quality is fine, never noticed it to be an issue.
    Some reviews say the mic/controls don't work for their headphones.
    I have had success with my main good pair which are Bose; the mic and controls function as normal. ~200$
    I have had success with my work pair which are skull candy; the mic and controls function as normal. ~20$

    This adapter is obnoxiously tiny.
    I have not lost my original adapter, but I have frequently misplaced it and I get nervous when taking it out of the house.
    The reviews describing the adapter as fragile are correct. I find myself babying the adapter whenever I use it and still I feel as though I am causing some small amount of unintentional damage just by touching it and plugging it in (gentle use slowly degrading the integrity over time.)
    My original adapter is still fully functional, however I do not use it daily. I have noticed the adapter has begun exhibiting a slight loss of rigidness. The wire also seems to be twisting slightly.

    Bottom line: Works fine for me. 9$ is steep for it's size, but if you NEED aux/headphone just buy the authentic Apple adapter.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Super cheaply made

    • Written by Shane R from Colton

    I'm not having any problems with my earphones, the controls and everything work fine. I'm using Brainwavz Delta if anyone wants a solid pair of earphones. Anyway, the adapter that I had outta the box started to crackle and not work after a while. When they worked, it was fine, but now the audio crackles, the songs play/pause themselves, turned up or down the volume, and its even hung up some calls for me lol. But they're $9, not too big of a problem.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning ear phones to other mobiles

    • Written by Ashok kumar P from Santa Clara

    Hi, apple gave a converter to connect other earphones to apple devices. But they should invent other converter to fit lightning ear phones to other devices. This really hurts to connect lightning earphones to laptop or other devices. Please invent one converter

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mariah M from wurtsboro

    I thought it worked pretty well until it somehow literally just disappeared a week after I got the phone. I searched everywhere for this little thing multiple times. I wanna buy a new one but I bet it would suddenly show up after I buy a new one.... I just wish this wasn't a thing

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix for adapter not seating properly, causing short

    • Written by David M from Asheville

    The lightning adapter that came with my iPhone 7 failed after just two weeks. It would only work reliably if I inserted it one way. It sounded like it was shorting out. Apple replaced it, and the replacement started to fail after a week. I compared the adapter prong with a lightning charger cable prong and I discovered a manufacturing flaw that was present on both my adapters. At the base of the prong, about a millimeter's worth of the rubber insulator was protruding from the grip part of the adapter. This was preventing the prong from fully seating inside the phone. The prong wasn't able to be inserted into the phone far enough. It's a seemingly insignificant amount, but the tolerances on the lightning ports are very tight. I used a razor knife to slice off this "shoulder" that was sticking out from the adapter grip, thus allowing the prong to fully seat, and it solved my problem. I believe that with the prong not seating fully, the adapter would slowly work its way out ever so slightly and short. I walk a lot and keep the phone in my back pocket and with the constant back and forth motion, the unseated adapter wriggled a bit because it wasn't seating properly.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ***VERY IMPORTANT *** Trick to make mic and remote work

    • Written by Gregory T from Duluth

    There is what I would call a design flaw. Normally you would expect to stick this lighting adapter onto the headphones and plug, and when using them just plug them into the iphone. This works well if you are using ONLY the headphones. The in-line mic and remote will not function.

    ****THE TIP****
    Unplug the adapter from the headset. First plug the lightening adapter into the iPhone. Then plug the headphones into the 3.5mm plug. Voila. Your mic and remote will now work.

    Its counter intuitive but at least it works!!! (the crowd goes wild)

    120 of 125 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for headphones without in-line mic or remote

    • Written by Carleo C from Cuyahoga Falls

    The sound quality on my Klipsch X10 earbuds using this adapter is indistinguishable from the 3.5mm jack on my iPhone 6S. It does not appear to support in-line microphones or remotes. Hopefully Apple or another company releases a new adapter that will fix this problem.

    7 of 15 people found this useful