• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why why oh why

    I feel like Apple has taken a step backwards. I had a Sony slide phone in 2007 and it had a dongle I hated. This is insane! I teach group exercise classes and have to use the dongle regularly. Sound quality is not better. The darn thing is so fragile I feel like I need to order a case just to have on stand-by in case one unravels on me due to repeated use. Hate that I'm tied to yet another "thing" attached to my phone. Seriously Apple? What were you thinking?

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Sennheiser Momentum headphones

    Other reviewers are complaining about this adaptor not working with the volume or play/pause buttons or built-in mic on their headphones, but all three buttons and the mic work fine when using my Sennheiser Momentum headphones. I'm giving less than five stars only because it's a bit lame to have to buy the adaptor in the first place (even in exchange for the slightly larger internal battery).

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Full functionality, Good Sound

    Microphone works fine on all my headphones, Apple, Pansonic and Belkin, and actually fits plugs better than the jack on my iphone 6.

    Sound quality is at least Good Enough for Most Purposes, haven't given a quiet listen to complex music with my Sony's yet.

    I am not entirely comfortable giving up the jack on the iPhone, though.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    This item is very cheaply made where I can see it break in a couple of weeks from usage. It sometimes disconnect when you are using it, where you have to play around with it, unplug it, flip it over and try to see if it work. It takes a couple of trys then you'll get sound/music, which is very annoying.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly thought out product decision

    I thought I would be fine with removing the headphone jack, but now I need to carry an extra accessory for all of my Apple headphones I've had around the house.

    I now have to use a hack (this adapter) to make headphones work on a brand new $700 phone.

    Or you could use the supplied headphones with the Lightning adapter. Those are very, very poorly designed and the cable increased in length. What does one need to do with all that extra cable?

    So many inconsistent decisions made throughout this product release. Disappointed in the low quality.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine

    I own a number of pairs of moderate to high-end headphones (B&H, Bose and UE). I tested the adapter with them on my new iPhone 7 Plus and compared with direct line into my iPhone 6s. The sound is easily comparable between the two, although the sound quality from the 7 Plus appeared to be somewhat improved!

    As for issues with the in-line controls, I did not have any problems with them using the Volume, Pause, Prev and Next controls. They all worked fine without any problems. Again, I'm using good quality headphones so can't vouch for cheaper ones which may not have been manufactured according to Apple specs. Note: I did not test in-line mic functionality.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    headset with mic compatibility

    I have a pair of urbeats headphones. Audio for music works, the volume controls work and the mic works for calls, so no issues with those. I also have an Etymotic hf-6 headset. The volume controls work, but I can't get the mic to work.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backward in sound quality

    I have no problem with having to use a dongle to connect my headphones. My issues are with the sound quality. Comparing side-by-side with my iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus with dongle sounds noticeably flatter and lacking in dynamics. Bass does not hit as hard as I'm used to, and does not dig as deep down low. This was via a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2's listening to Tidal streaming service (FLAC files). I understand the dongle includes a DAC, so perhaps with time more specialty manufacturers release higher quality adapters - and better DACs - than this one. But as it stands, as an audiophile, I am massively disappointed.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with in-line mic and remote

    Sound is fine, but the product isn't compatible with my Bose headphones' in-line mic and remote. You can't skip songs, pause, play, nor can you use the mic. (Note that these Bose headphones are made specifically for Apple)

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for headphones without in-line mic or remote

    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.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a replacement for Built-In Audio Jack. No Mic Input.

    This adapter works alright for listening to audio, but if you plug in Apple's own earbuds that came with any other iOS device, you will find that the mic will not work. This device does not support audio input making all your earbuds with mics, basically useless for phone calls.

    When means you have to pony up the $$ for some lightning earbuds to replace all your existing perfectly good earbuds.... That is until you realize that the brand-new snazzy lightning earbuds you just purchased can't plug into your macbook/pro... Which means that you now have to carry both lightning & standard earbuds, and a headphone jack adapter just in case you need to plug into your buddy's sound system...

    Besides the fact that you can't charge & listen to music with lightning earbuds...

    And no, Bluetooth is not an option for phone calls, because the bluetooth protocol automatically downgrades the bitrate of the audio when a two-way conversation is started. There are times when my (high-end) bluetooth headset is so hard to hear (conference calls anyone?) that I have to resort to wired earbuds for the superior sound quality to make out the conversations(s) on the other end.

    What a joke apple!!

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work w/ mics

    Tried 3 sets of headphones w/mic that worked fine with iPhone 5, 6 and 6s but is NOT supported by this adapter on 7.

    Was ambivalent about the removal of the headphone port, but this is majorly annoying. Bluetooth is simply not reliable enough and lightning earbuds don't have sufficient sound quality for routine use.

    Buyer beware...

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow my mic to work

    I can listen to music but can not make calls with adapter ive placeed calls and most on the other line could not hear me andthe couple that did could not make out what I was saying! For me this is useless because I purchased my headset with mic so I could talk while at work!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great !

    Got it out of curiosity as wondering how it would sound compared to the 3.5mm jack. Product works fine with any lightning port iOS devices.
    Removing the headphone jack is a disappointment to many people, but sooner or later it will not exist in our devices (not just Apple products). So just accept it.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fragile and cheaply made

    This product does work but is cheaply made and very fragile.

    571 of 655 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not 100%

    I have a set of the Bose wired headphones and with this adapter, they only work a handful of times. Anyone having this issue?

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Thank the lord for my handy dandy dongle.

    11 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not compatible with in-line microphones

    This is not a solution to Apple's removal of the headphone jack for people who use wired headphones with in-line microphones to make phone calls. Massive disappointment, Apple thoroughly misled on this product's ability to retain the functionality that they removed from the iPhone with the launch of the 7.

    1122 of 1283 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made, works well

    TLDR: As an adapter it works quite well and currently (Sept 2016) it's lower cost than 3rd party adapters on Amazon and eBay. There is a very slight hit to volume if you use the same volume settings.

    I leave my phone in my jean pocket while walking around, and as a result lose a pair of headphones to repetitive stress/fraying on the cable where it meets the jack about once a year. With this Lighting adapter I'd expect it to break instead of my headphones so that's preferable. Additionally it seems like where the cable meets the Lighting jack is much more sturdy than a typical headphone 3.5mm jack, so I'd think it would have better resiliency.

    5 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iPhones with Cases

    I have an old 3.5MM in my truck that doesn't fit into my iPhone with my my case. This adaptor allows me to easily connect my 6S to my stereo 3.5MM connector. Perfect accessory for me!

    12 of 28 people found this useful