• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound reproduction

    Wow, thanks for making my $200 Ultimate Ears TripleFi10 headphones and the fact that I encode my music tracks in 320 MHz completely pointless by giving us this shoddy adaptor with a 13¢ DAC built in. Aside from it not even supporting an in-line mic and apparently breaking constantly (mine is only 1 month old) my music sounds like its played on circa 1999 RealPlayer Audio. Once again Apple has lowered the bar for audio quality and is singlehandedly ruining the standards of music reproduction for no other reason than being extremely cheap. That's on top of it being just a total pain in the ascii. If the iPhone X is any indication of what the future of iPhones will look like, I want no part of it.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible infuriating product

    This was the straw that broke the camel's back in terms of my brand loyalty to Apple. I can't believe they would release a product as unreliable as this. I've already gone through two. They degrade within a month of use and start messing with the controls of my phone. If Apple wants us to move to Bluetooth headphones, they should pay to upgrade my QC25s to QC35s.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I miss the old Apple

    They don't let you give 0/5 but i'd give it 0/5 to -1/5

    This dongle is more visibly and functionally awkward than I was in middle school.

    If there was ever a product that was a waste of plastic, research, and design this was it. Pack it in society, it's down hill from here. It's a product that solves an artificial problem and adds no value - the DAC in this is horrible old iPods had better quality. It also adds a few problems into my life that never needed to exist like "will I listen to a podcast or charge my phone?"

    Apple used to be a company that was user-friendly and things just worked out of the box no extras needed. Now I need to buy a dongle so I can listen to music and charge my phone at the same time. Even the oldest iPod is capable of this technological miracle.

    It also doesn't function well to begin with. I frequently have to put the plug in and pull it out a few times until the phone remembers "oh yeah I guess someone wants to listen to music with high quality wired headphones." Sometimes despite no disconnection it decides "you know I'd rather use my speakers I don't like this adapter" which is fantastic.

    I guess if they're shifting their business model from making technology that makes life easier to a company that purposely sells a feature-anemic product requiring add-ons to function then they've crushed it. It makes sense why the dongle feels so cheap - they want you to break it/lose it. I really thought I'd prefer to stay in the Apple eco system despite the lack of headphone jack but we all make mistakes and next time I'll go for android.

    I miss the old Apple.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I don’t understand the big deal

    I don’t mind the adapter at all. I meant to keep my model 6 plus another year but my son reached an age where he really needed a phone so I passed it to him and bought the 7+. I didn’t care about the adapter because I almost never talked on the phone and don’t use my phone for music unless I am In the car- until three months ago. Now I’m on the phone for three or four hours at a time and have had no static issues or problems with needing to charge it even if I’m on an extended call. I once even fell asleep while talking with my boyfriend (it was quite late) for four hours, then we both drifted off. The call lasted 10 hours and 40 minutes in total and I’m assuming I started the call at 100% charge but am not really sure. I still had 19% charge left and could hear his voice clearly when I woke up- he never hung up even though he was up far earlier than I was.

    The only problem is, well, it’s a little small. I already lost two of them, but I keep in mind I tend to lose a lot of little things like that. I need to use wired headphones because Bluetooth headphones and me never get along well. I tried 5 different brands in many price ranges but none were even close to being as good a connection and got many dropped calls. I solved the problem easily- I have two main pairs of headphones- Audio-Technica M50x I use for music and a main pair of inexpensive earbuds I use for phone calls. I have tons of others but those are the main two pairs I use daily. I bought three adapters, I keep one on each set of headphones and keep one in the car so I don’t have to take them in and out of the house so I don’t lose them. It would be nice if Apple made an adapter that split so you could charge while using the phone in whatever way. I haven’t had a need for it but it would be great for people who do need that and frankly I would feel better if I knew I could charge when/if I needed to. Still, the price should remain the same. $9 is a little pricey when you give people no other choice and I would love it if Apple also offered a straight cable with a mic which would make it possible for me to use my preferred headphones when talking on the phone. I’d be willing to pay more than $9 for that. I love you, Apple, except for your cords and headphones.

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Audio Quality on the Cheap

    Listening with a new pair of Status CB-1's and a pair of Sennheiser 555's the audio quality was as good or better than with the headphone jack on my iPhone 6.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build and Sound Quality

    Cheap, low quality DAC. Poor sound quality. Cheap materials. No gold plated contacts.
    Please respect your customers, make better quality and higher priced alternatives.
    We are willing to pay more for better sound quality products.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and low quality

    The adapter fell apart completely after a couple months of use, rendering me completely unable to use headphones in my phone until I buy a replacement, which I will most likely have to replace again in a couple of months. If Apple is going to go through with making us switch over to lightning headphones, and only have the capacity to charge/listen to media one at a time, they should make a better quality adapter. Paying $9 for a two-inch wire that falls apart in a month is ridiculous.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought one and it just doesn't work. Well, it worked for about 3 seconds and then stopped. Apple used to be about user-centric innovation...sadly, the decision to block us from using the headphones we want (TO LISTEN TO AN APPLE DEVICE!) is a very, very bad one.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced and useless

    I got her some bose in ears but i cant even lissen to music with it.
    Siri/voice control keeps popping up. Also no mic or volume control.

    Just a piece for in the trash bin. Really start to hate my iphone 7 more and more

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible HORRIBLE.... well played Apple.

    So now my iPhone 7 plus will only support Apple devices. I've had my iPhone 3 months and already blown through FOUR of these stupid adapters. They work for about a week, get static in the transmission, and then STOP working. Such a rip off. As a long time supporter of Apple, I'm seriously considering switching to another brand. First my iPhone 6 plus warps and the screen stops responding, and now this! Plus, all my old accessories are trash since I my phone won't support them because they are verizon brand and not Apple.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and replaced multiple times

    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

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of adapter

    A must use for all new iPhones. Apple should have made this adapter without a flimsy wire in between the jacks. This will definitetly cause problems in the future. Would we be able to get a free replacement if that happens?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely used but broken already

    There is no physical defects with the adapter, and I only used this occasionally when my wireless headphones felt too heavy. I have never carelessly mistreated the product and yet it is doing nothing but giving crackling noises.

    It was absolutely ridiculous to get rid of the headphone jack first of all, but if apple is going to get rid of it the least you could do is to make sure that the product used to replace it is functional.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing ever!

    This whole jackless thing for the iphones is ridiculous! Y'all should've waited till you perfected wireless technologies and introduce actually good bluetooth ear/headphones with mic capabilities and everything else. I bought this yesterday and it worked okay until it broke...Within the same day of purchase... I take care of my things but this thing was way too fragile. GET IT TOGETHER APPLE!!!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    This adapter is not very well made. I am now on my third one; The other two adapters have failed on me. Luckily Apple will warranty them, and the customer experience is pretty good, but it is such a pain. I now carry a backup adapter on me. To top it off 3rd party adapters lead to a “not authorized” message and will not work. If anyone knows of some better made and supported adapters, please let me know. This is quite a disappointing Apple product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A Necessary* Evil.

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wiring short

    There’s a short in the connection so I have to shell out $9 for a replacement. Will this happen repeatedly for the life of the phone?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Not a viable solution to the headphone jack. This broke within 6 months of use. Very disappointing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash product

    This adaptor is flimsy and breaks continuously with standard use with my phone in my pocket. The adaptor will move around an turn on random applications, pause and skip in music, audiobooks, and podcasts, and even shock your ears through the headphones. One of the worst ideas Apple has ever implemented.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only right speaker works through it

    I just bought new adapter, and it just plays sound from right speaker tried it on several headsets and earphones but same problem occurred

    8 of 9 people found this useful