• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating...

    I thought the adapter was perfect. I had no problems with my headphones so the sound quality was great.
    Now today when I sat down, I turned on my music and it happened to not work anymore. I thought it was something wrong with my headphones but it was the adapter itself! I just got my iPhone 7 back in July. Here it is, October...3 MONTHS later, it doesn’t work now. It was fine yesterday but it decides to mess up now. This is a poorly thought out design. And way too expensive on account of how small this is...really? Nine dollars?? That’s ridiculous...please design an adapter that would actually last more than a few months. Stop trying to take all my money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sh¡te

    Purchased twice from the Apple store. The chord is clearly of such low quality. $10 on something that breaks easily is bs. Your product is sh¡t

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Crapola

    Apple products are supposed to feel substantial. This feels like a piece of junk bit of cable you get at 7/11 when you forget your real one at home.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Say Goodbye to Cheap Headphones

    I have an IPhone 7 now and oh how I miss the days of grabbing whatever pair of headphones to listen in the car or to go run with.
    I used to buy a bunch of the $7 head phones to have around the house, because they always get lost and you can never find them when you need them. Now with the iPhone 7 the cheapest pair are about $30 and extra dongles are $10 each that usually end up breaking and getting lost even easier. Whoever thought of getting rid of the headphone jack doesn't have a normal family that loses headphones all the time. We have gone from listening to music all the time to now not being able to because we couldn't fine a stinking dongle or their one pair of headphones. Thanks A Lot Rachel! Thanks A Lot! I hope your happy, because I've told mom.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy, but I have to use it...

    The DAC/Amp in this device is no worse than the usual built-in one in the previous iPhones, but the design and construction means that the little adapter is a ticking time-bomb until the wire rips. The flimsy design means that there is always leverage on the wire so it will rip very quickly. However, Apple's arrogant decision of removing the 3.5mm jack forces us to use this adapter regardless. Oh well.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this or an iPhone 7. FALSE ADVERTISING.

    This item does not work with my Bose noise-cancelling headphones. In fact my iPhone 7 does not work with in-car bluetooth connection, and this adapter will not work for the aux input in the car. Apple stepped in it big time with the elimination of the jack, and other aspects of the iPhone 7 design. Apple credibility takes a major hit.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks constantly

    I've been through three of these in less than a month now. They can't handle being stuffed in a pocket (trousers, jackets or even bags), as the slightest pressure or twist will trigger skips, rewinds, volume changes, playback speed changes, and any other random action you can imagine.
    It is not possible to use this for listening to music, or audiobooks, or radio or talking on the phone (it'll randomly hang up as well). Well, you can if you stand perfectly still. I can't put it in my jacket pocket and walk calmly around without expecting this behavior, which is a disaster since it makes the iPhone 7 completely useless if you want to use any corded earpiece.

    Very bad product! Deteriorates the usability of the iPhone dramatically!

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with my headset/mic

    Use my phone with a $1000 Bose aviation headset. Can no longer make calls with headset because mic not compatible with this adapter.#iphonefail.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't support headphone microphone - very, very disappointed

    None of my headsets work with the Lightning adapter. Sure, audio works, I can listen to music. But I can't do phone calls. Not good. Not good at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with 3rd party mics/volume controls. Weak wires.

    Have a pair of Bose QuietComfort® 25 headphones. Controls will work for about 30 seconds and then stop working.

    Wire also seems pretty flimsy. Would give it one accidental pull before it breaks and you need a replacement.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it 0 stars if I could

    I've had 2 lightning adapters break over the course of 6 weeks. They're totally unreliable and even though they're inexpensive, it's a pain to keep having to get them replaced.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is absolute garbage

    Sound cuts off constantly. Have had to replace many times. Worst idea ever.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage adapter

    This new adapter will be the reason why this is my last iPhone. Between this piece of garbage and my Ethernet to thunderbolt MacBook adapter, I’m spending far too much time dealing with fragile pieces of white plastic failing me. If the tech wasn’t ready, why was it pushed through?

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So easy to lose, and yet totally inconvenient

    I'm less than impressed with the dongle itself, but I think my real beef is simply that we need one at all. So far I've lost three and all I can think is, "well, I guess I owe Apple another $10 bucks to be able to use their already expensive product."

    I get that the 3.5mm jack is woefully outdated technology, I accept that better solutions for sound quality, data transfer, and power transfer have all been developed. BUT, until apple starts supplying headphones that aren't one more thing to keep charged and don't go flying out of your ears when you dance around like a iPod commercial, I will still use corded headphones that I can buy for the price of this stupid dongle at the corner store when I just need to listen to some *darn* music.

    I've literally taken to walking around with just the dongle attached so my phone has a permanent tail. I honestly want the designers at Apple to acknowledge that they've designed a product to be used contrary to their intention. It's just bad design.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete fiasco

    After 1 month of regular use, it has now decided to play/pause, skip songs, speed up songs, cancel dials etc. It is already utterly Broken.
    The EarPods that came with the phone, works though... I guess that’s nice.. but then again, if they didn’t. I’d probably throw the phone in the bin.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate It!

    I have to now buy these things in pairs because they either break or I lose them... Didn’t mind the adapters at first but this is turning into a deal breaker for me when it comes to iPhones.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    I've had an iPhone 7 for almost a year now(it's slowly starting to freeze and bug out but that's not what this review is about) and over the course of this year I have gone through at least 6 of these headphone adapters. It is unbelievable how a company like apple can be producing such low quality products. Each adapter has lasted me at most 2 months but usually closer to just a month. Ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could rate 0

    I own a high end pocket amplifier and a high end in-ear earphones and used an app that allowed me to listen to FLAC quality music to go with it. I used to get excetional sound out of my iPhone 5 with this rig. Oh, up until I bought my self a new iPhone 7 that requires this adapter. The sound quality dipped all the way down... If your an audiophile with a decent rig and crave for quality sound, Apple iPhone 7 is no longer an option that responds to your requests. So ironic for a brand that merged walkmans and mobile phones...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made, had to replace it seven times

    I don't mind the removal of the headphone jack.

    But this dongle is so poorly made it keeps breaking after a few weeks of use. I'm on my 8th dongle now.

    My phone and my headphones are fine (I'm a computer scientist, I know my way around tech; plus Genius Bar checked it.). I use a Smart Battery Case that adds weight to the phone.

    I'm an extremely loyal Apple customer, I use Apple products extensively at my work and at home. This is by far the worst Apple product I have ever seen. I don't say that because I'm frustrated, I'm quite calm right now. It's just true.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really disappointing

    After investing thousands of dollars in iTunes and other devices in the Apple platform, this is the most insulting feature yet. Sound quality is terrible, and for those people who love music, the Bluetooth option is even more mediocre. The designers have no respect for the Apple community of customers.

    Quality must be in the grave with Mr. Jobs. What were you thinking?

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