Two years later, do you still miss the headphone jack?

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  1. Adarna

    Adarna Active Member

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    Not that much...
     
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    Not anymore, as soon as the Airpod was released.
     
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    Unlike Titanic's Rose who misses her Jack, I don't miss this jack at all...
     
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    Nah, I just do what every other inconsiderate fool’s been doing, watching videos at max volume while laughing my head off.

    Seriously, though, I went Bluetooth long before Apple ditched that jack.
     
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    Nope. After using the airpods I can’t imagine going back to wired.
     
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    Not a single bit. BUT bluetooth interference is a nightmare, when you have so many devices using bluetooth.
     
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    I guess I’m the only one, but I do miss the headphone jack
     
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    I still do. Good though that adaptors came out which didn't render some of my gear useless with the iPhone...
     
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    Ever since Bluetooth headphones and earphones became easily available... nope not at all.
     
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    I do. Kinda tired to them going dead because I didn't charge it. The being wireless thing was great... only when it was charged :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I do
     
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    To tell you the truth, them speakers on the XS Max are far louder and crispier than I thought...alone on my own I don't need headphones or earphones...and no BT speakers because they usually tend to drop when that great moment comes in...
     
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    I’ve had the Airpods for almost 2 years, still miss the headphone jack. Can’t use my older, way better headphones and earphones
     
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    Mmm....yes you can. Three options:








    I use the Astell & Kern XB 10, for in-ears and for days when I prefer to be ultra light (no double-stacked portable headfi gear).
     
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    Extra cost sir raypin, instead of free when we still had headphone jacks
     
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    Mm..yes, true, but better SQ due to better DAC and better amplification. iPhone + headphone = crappy sound quality. Not enough juice to properly drive the headphone, even if it has a low impedance rating. In any case, what I suggested is an option for those looking for better SQ in the absence of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

    Microsoft actually made a smaller headphone jack that has a smaller footprint inside thin smartphones. Apple eliminated the 3.5 mm to make way for other components and, yes, to help sell the Airpods ( it is a business). Every millimeter of space counts.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-patents-novel-way-make-headphone-jacks-thinner

    The diagram shows a folding TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) plug or the standard mini jack. Genius.
     
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    Yes...

    I'm in Manila now... Airline inflight entertainment does not have BT... Which means I had to carry another pair of earphones for my flight...

    For my office PC... To make a call, I will need to pair the BT headphones again before calling... (Plug and play with the jack)
     
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    3 out of 10 times, I do miss the headphone jack despite having extensivley used bluetooth enabled in-ear earphones, going back way before the jack was omitted. There are rare instances wherein I find myself with battery depleted wireless in-ear earphones, and I would reach for the headset dongle to use my wired earphones. But then when my phone needs charging as well, I need to reach for another dongle, a Belkin branded lightning/audio rockstar connector dongle to enable me to charge my phone and listen to music at the same time.

    There is a reason why dongles are the best selling Apple product for two years. People clamor for the old ways because it worked conveniently for them. Currently the Airpods are becoming a best selling accesory, adaptation is in effect. In any case, I miss the dongle-less life.

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    I do. I use wired earphones + adapter on my 8 plus and it sucks when I can't listen to music at my desk while the phone's charging.

    The only time I'm using wireless earphones is when I'm running. But it's just another device I need to worry about (ie. when to charge. I'm lazy AF, sorry).

    But yeah, it's been a year now so I guess I'm adapting quite well.
     
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    I have a small plug in device for airplanes that let me connect via Bluetooth to Bluetooth headphones.
     
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