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    why doesnt the nexus 4 come with headphones? ive seen a coupla unboxings and no one seems to have headphones included in the box
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    A pair of headphones that would come with any phone don't cost much at all. I'm sure it was to cut costs and its not really needed. Most people have cheap ear buds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnorton2724 View Post
    A pair of headphones that would come with any phone don't cost much at all. I'm sure it was to cut costs and its not really needed. Most people have cheap ear buds.
    i sold my galaxy nexus and gave the headphones away, now i have no headphones
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    i sold my galaxy nexus and gave the headphones away, now i have no headphones
    Sorry to hear that. When I sell my Galaxy S3 I will be keeping my headphones You should be able to get a decent pair for pretty cheap though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnorton2724 View Post
    Sorry to hear that. When I sell my Galaxy S3 I will be keeping my headphones You should be able to get a decent pair for pretty cheap though.
    yeahh, but if your gna buy headphones, you might aswell get a good pair thats gna last long, first google lets me down with the out of stock nexus's and now the no headphones, keeps getting worse and worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    yeahh, but if your gna buy headphones, you might aswell get a good pair thats gna last long, first google lets me down with the out of stock nexus's and now the no headphones, keeps getting worse and worse
    Except any set of headphones included with any phone are NOT going to be a "good pair that's gna last long". You could do just as well at the Dollar Tree or Wal-Mart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    yeahh, but if your gna buy headphones, you might aswell get a good pair thats gna last long, first google lets me down with the out of stock nexus's and now the no headphones, keeps getting worse and worse
    The launch was a let down for a lot of people but not having headphones with an already cheap smartphone with pretty awesome tech specs is kinda asking for to much. I would have never thought I could get a quad core, 2GB ram, high res display smartphone while getting up to date releases of Android for only 299$ and its unlocked off contract. The savings you get from the low cost phone could go to that nicer pair of ear buds or headphones that your looking for Thats just how I think though but I understand your frustrations for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Except any set of headphones included with any phone are NOT going to be a "good pair that's gna last long". You could do just as well at the Dollar Tree or Wal-Mart.
    i meant that if your gna buy headphoes you should invest in a good pair, but if ofcourse you get the headphones with the phone, you shouldnt expect too much, after all it is free, and nothing free is that good lool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnorton2724 View Post
    The launch was a let down for a lot of people but not having headphones with an already cheap smartphone with pretty awesome tech specs is kinda asking for to much. I would have never thought I could get a quad core, 2GB ram, high res display smartphone while getting up to date releases of Android for only 299$ and its unlocked off contract. The savings you get from the low cost phone could go to that nicer pair of ear buds or headphones that your looking for Thats just how I think though but I understand your frustrations for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    i meant that if your gna buy headphoes you should invest in a good pair, but if ofcourse you get the headphones with the phone, you shouldnt expect too much, after all it is free, and nothing free is that good lool
    I know, but the headphones that come with the phone are worth less than a dollar, so I guess I wouldn't be all that worried about it. Getting a top spec phone for $300 is enough. If they are going to include the kind of crappy headphones they would have to include in order to not raise the price, I'd just as soon Google pocketed an extra 30 cents per unit or whatever and didn't give me something to throw away once they break in three months.
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    This is the thousandth question about this. Probably to keep costs down, they dont make great head phones, its better to get non then a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairclough View Post
    This is the thousandth question about this. Probably to keep costs down, they dont make great head phones, its better to get non then a pair.
    Hey its Fairclough! Mr Awesome from Australia. /wave Did you get to order a Nexus 4? I remember reading you not being able to because of school. Sorry to hear that
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    So can anyone recommend a good pair that are not $$$ that have a mic and controls for phone and music that actually work with Android?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnorton2724 View Post
    Hey its Fairclough! Mr Awesome from Australia. /wave Did you get to order a Nexus 4? I remember reading you not being able to because of school. Sorry to hear that
    Waiting it out, hopefully it appears soon. I dont mind i can manage without a phone for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnorton2724 View Post
    A pair of headphones that would come with any phone don't cost much at all. I'm sure it was to cut costs and its not really needed. Most people have cheap ear buds.
    If they are so cheap why wouldn't they be included?



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    Quote Originally Posted by viewsonic99 View Post
    So can anyone recommend a good pair that are not $$$ that have a mic and controls for phone and music that actually work with Android?
    I don't know how much you're looking to spend, but I got a pair of Diddy Beats for $50 for a few reasons:

    - The non-tangle cord is ****ing amazing
    - They look nice
    - They sound pretty good (I'm not an audiophile and I know people bag beats, but I don't give a crap)
    - The non-tangle cord is ****ING AMAZING

    They also have buttons and a mic on them so you can change the volume of songs/skip tracks etc and take calls. But the non-tangle cord is seriously so useful. I hated having to untangle cords from my bag.

    Plus, they sound fine. Maybe they're not the best sounding earbuds for it's price, eh, I don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsacomano View Post
    If they are so cheap why wouldn't they be included?



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    They might be cheap but putting them in every single box does cost the company money. Nothing is free even if its considered free by the customer. I'm sure they decided putting a low cost pair of ear buds in the box would cost more then its worth for Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    why doesnt the nexus 4 come with headphones? ive seen a coupla unboxings and no one seems to have headphones included in the box
    Most US manufacturers except Apple don't include headphones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    why doesnt the nexus 4 come with headphones? ive seen a coupla unboxings and no one seems to have headphones included in the box
    Quote Originally Posted by ehsaan View Post
    i sold my galaxy nexus and gave the headphones away, now i have no headphones
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    ... first google lets me down with the out of stock nexus's and now the no headphones, keeps getting worse and worse
    You guys, please stop. You're making me cry with this sad, sad story.

    The headphones that we used to get with phones were cheap, but functional ... but the phones' cost (real cost, not "on contract" discounted and rebated cost) compensated the maker for the cheap little ear buds. Shame on HTC for buying Beats and then giving everyone the expectation that a smartphone should come with earbuds. If you want good quality earbuds, today's phone makers let you pick them out for yourself. Even Apple, up to the ballyhooed iPhone 5 ear buds, gave you crappy, tinny little things that no one who cared about music ever unwrapped; if you wanted "real" ear buds, you had to buy their $70 premium buds.

    A top-tier phone like the Nexus 4, selling at 1/2 the price of a comparable phone, just doesn't include gewgaws and frills like your dad's phone. If you want cheap little OEM earbuds, buy these "premium" buds for yourself for less than the price of a good lunch. Oh, too expensive? Try these cheapos, they'll cost you less than a 7-layer burrito and small soda at Taco Hell.

    But please, don't cry like a girl that your $350 Nexus 4 doesn't come with ear buds, or a Express-On changeable cover, or winky-blinky key fob, or lanyard loop to hang it off your backpack. You're buying a phone, and at an incredible thin-as-Saran-Wrap profit margin. Asking for any extras is equivalent to asking for a pony.
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    Probably because I usually left the included ear buds in the box and forgot about them until I went to sell the phone 2 years later lol

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    If you want nice earphones buy them yourself, if not get $3 fake beats off ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    You guys, please stop. You're making me cry with this sad, sad story.

    The headphones that we used to get with phones were cheap, but functional ... but the phones' cost (real cost, not "on contract" discounted and rebated cost) compensated the maker for the cheap little ear buds. Shame on HTC for buying Beats and then giving everyone the expectation that a smartphone should come with earbuds. If you want good quality earbuds, today's phone makers let you pick them out for yourself. Even Apple, up to the ballyhooed iPhone 5 ear buds, gave you crappy, tinny little things that no one who cared about music ever unwrapped; if you wanted "real" ear buds, you had to buy their $70 premium buds.

    A top-tier phone like the Nexus 4, selling at 1/2 the price of a comparable phone, just doesn't include gewgaws and frills like your dad's phone. If you want cheap little OEM earbuds, buy these "premium" buds for yourself for less than the price of a good lunch. Oh, too expensive? Try these cheapos, they'll cost you less than a 7-layer burrito and small soda at Taco Hell.

    But please, don't cry like a girl that your $350 Nexus 4 doesn't come with ear buds, or a Express-On changeable cover, or winky-blinky key fob, or lanyard loop to hang if off your backpack. You're buying a phone, and at an incredible thin-as-Saran-Wrap profit margin. Asking for any extras is equivalent to asking for a pony.
    Best reply I've read in a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    You guys, please stop. You're making me cry with this sad, sad story.

    The headphones that we used to get with phones were cheap, but functional ... but the phones' cost (real cost, not "on contract" discounted and rebated cost) compensated the maker for the cheap little ear buds. Shame on HTC for buying Beats and then giving everyone the expectation that a smartphone should come with earbuds. If you want good quality earbuds, today's phone makers let you pick them out for yourself. Even Apple, up to the ballyhooed iPhone 5 ear buds, gave you crappy, tinny little things that no one who cared about music ever unwrapped; if you wanted "real" ear buds, you had to buy their $70 premium buds.

    A top-tier phone like the Nexus 4, selling at 1/2 the price of a comparable phone, just doesn't include gewgaws and frills like your dad's phone. If you want cheap little OEM earbuds, buy these "premium" buds for yourself for less than the price of a good lunch. Oh, too expensive? Try these cheapos, they'll cost you less than a 7-layer burrito and small soda at Taco Hell.

    But please, don't cry like a girl that your $350 Nexus 4 doesn't come with ear buds, or a Express-On changeable cover, or winky-blinky key fob, or lanyard loop to hang if off your backpack. You're buying a phone, and at an incredible thin-as-Saran-Wrap profit margin. Asking for any extras is equivalent to asking for a pony.
    Im in general agreement with the sentiment expressed by ChromeJob.

    As a 5-year user of iOS devices, (who secured a new N4 and is now eagerly ready to try Android) I don't so much care that the phone doesn't come bundled with headphones. Apple earbuds came bundled...but were of mediocre quality. What I *do* want is headphones compatible with the major features the N4 offers. So If I have to by a 3rd party pair of buds, can I be confident that a double-tap on the inline mic will pause music across streaming apps? Will the same double tap hang up a phone call? Do I have to worry about this kind of compatibility depending on the headphone manufacturer? Maybe the answer to this is an obvious "yes" but like I said, I'm new to Android.

    I could care less whether the earbuds come with the phone. Don't mind picking up a pair after-market. What *do* I care about is how much of a hassle it's going to be (if any) to get consistent functionality from 3rd party headphone manufacturers. Despite their barely passable quality, iOS earbuds "just work" with the system. No muss, no fuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    You guys, please stop. You're making me cry with this sad, sad story.

    The headphones that we used to get with phones were cheap, but functional ... but the phones' cost (real cost, not "on contract" discounted and rebated cost) compensated the maker for the cheap little ear buds. Shame on HTC for buying Beats and then giving everyone the expectation that a smartphone should come with earbuds. If you want good quality earbuds, today's phone makers let you pick them out for yourself. Even Apple, up to the ballyhooed iPhone 5 ear buds, gave you crappy, tinny little things that no one who cared about music ever unwrapped; if you wanted "real" ear buds, you had to buy their $70 premium buds.

    A top-tier phone like the Nexus 4, selling at 1/2 the price of a comparable phone, just doesn't include gewgaws and frills like your dad's phone. If you want cheap little OEM earbuds, buy these "premium" buds for yourself for less than the price of a good lunch. Oh, too expensive? Try these cheapos, they'll cost you less than a 7-layer burrito and small soda at Taco Hell.

    But please, don't cry like a girl that your $350 Nexus 4 doesn't come with ear buds, or a Express-On changeable cover, or winky-blinky key fob, or lanyard loop to hang if off your backpack. You're buying a phone, and at an incredible thin-as-Saran-Wrap profit margin. Asking for any extras is equivalent to asking for a pony.
    its fascinating to me how people like this get so worked up over a question asked out of sheer curiosity. Speaking only for myself, I was wondering what the reason was when some phones have them added to the package while others don't, especially when so allegedly cheap; who's "crying like a girl", exactly? Seems like you are extremely defensive and whiny yourself. Not all of us are so wise as to understand the economics of this business as you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeJob View Post
    You guys, please stop. You're making me cry with this sad, sad story.

    The headphones that we used to get with phones were cheap, but functional ... but the phones' cost (real cost, not "on contract" discounted and rebated cost) compensated the maker for the cheap little ear buds. Shame on HTC for buying Beats and then giving everyone the expectation that a smartphone should come with earbuds. If you want good quality earbuds, today's phone makers let you pick them out for yourself. Even Apple, up to the ballyhooed iPhone 5 ear buds, gave you crappy, tinny little things that no one who cared about music ever unwrapped; if you wanted "real" ear buds, you had to buy their $70 premium buds.

    A top-tier phone like the Nexus 4, selling at 1/2 the price of a comparable phone, just doesn't include gewgaws and frills like your dad's phone. If you want cheap little OEM earbuds, buy these "premium" buds for yourself for less than the price of a good lunch. Oh, too expensive? Try these cheapos, they'll cost you less than a 7-layer burrito and small soda at Taco Hell.

    But please, don't cry like a girl that your $350 Nexus 4 doesn't come with ear buds, or a Express-On changeable cover, or winky-blinky key fob, or lanyard loop to hang if off your backpack. You're buying a phone, and at an incredible thin-as-Saran-Wrap profit margin. Asking for any extras is equivalent to asking for a pony.
    Wait... You're saying it doesn't come with a pony? Waaaaahhhh!!! :banghead:

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