09-19-2018 07:14 PM
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  1. phonejunky's Avatar
    So now that more phones are losing the headphone jack, has your feelings/opinion on it changed?
    No. I have the iPhone 7. It’s super annoying but there is nothing to do about it.
    10-08-2017 10:04 PM
  2. kramer5150's Avatar
    In theory, the space used by the jack can be used for other things.
    Removing the jack also helps with water resistance.
    Maybe in theory this is true but in the real world... its not.

    iPhones have fewer hardware features than any other phone. So whatever they are doing with that space, its not for other things.
    Phones can and may leak, IPX is just a water resistance standard... nothing more. Whether or not there is a headphone jack makes no difference.
    10-14-2017 01:46 PM
  3. pool_shark's Avatar
    I have never used the headphone jack in any of my phones.
    People at my job love meetings, so I have conference calls almost daily, my Bluetooth headset is great for that purpose.
    On days at work when I'm bored, it's also great for music.
    10-14-2017 02:35 PM
  4. zorak950's Avatar
    I barely use the 3.5 mm jack anyway, and the cases where I do it would be easy to substitute Bluetooth or Cast. I don't mind having it, but the idea of not having it doesn't really bother me either. It's all down to preference and use case; I understand why it's important to some people, and I'm not about to tell them they're wrong to want one. I just don't care very much personally.
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    10-18-2017 02:14 AM
  5. johnnysd's Avatar
    Nope, still want it. In fact, removing the jack is just a hostile unnecessary move by the cell phone makers.
    11-01-2017 03:51 AM
  6. eshropshire's Avatar
    Maybe its to keep people from complaining about not having a high quality DAC in their phones.

    Personally the only reason I see for Android phones to remove the headphone jack is so they can be more like Apple. No logical or design reasons to remove the jack. People say for bigger batteries, but I don't see big batteries in these phones. The removal is not for weatherproofing. I guess everyone wants to be like Apple.
    judeawful likes this.
    11-02-2017 11:44 PM
  7. johnnysd's Avatar
    I don't think the headphone jack is an essential feature anymore.
    I just find that baffling. Yes, some people use BT, and there is an adapter. But neither solution is the best or most economical solution. I would think that 80% or more of the customer base would think headphone jack is actually an important feature. If there was a benefit to not having it, then sure. But there isn't. It just seems hostile to customers. And Samsung and LG fit it just fine.
    11-03-2017 11:25 AM
  8. eshropshire's Avatar
    I just find that baffling. Yes, some people use BT, and there is an adapter. But neither solution is the best or most economical solution. I would think that 80% or more of the customer base would think headphone jack is actually an important feature. If there was a benefit to not having it, then sure. But there isn't. It just seems hostile to customers. And Samsung and LG fit it just fine.
    Yes, but Apple dropped it and so Google follows Apple. No logical reason to remove the jack. Also, Google likes Apple's pricing model. No SD Card support so they can get people to pay a lot more for a few dollars of memory. Got to raise their ASP.
    11-04-2017 11:12 AM
  9. Revelation Sound's Avatar
    The sound quality of hard wired is always better than Bluetooth plus there is no delay if your watching a movie or video. Now with phones like the LG V30 with its pre amp built into the headphone jack, the quality of audio through a phone has never been better.

    So for me I want the headphone jack. As all phones have Bluetooth as well, depending on your situation you have the option of either. I also don't like Apple forcing us to open go their way. I like having the option so you also don't have to worry a out battery drain on Bluetooth headphones.
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    12-01-2017 06:47 AM
  10. Hoomkerty's Avatar
    The sound quality of hard wired is always better than Bluetooth plus there is no delay if your watching a movie or video. Now with phones like the LG V30 with its pre amp built into the headphone jack, the quality of audio through a phone has never been better.

    So for me I want the headphone jack. As all phones have Bluetooth as well, depending on your situation you have the option of either. I also don't like Apple forcing us to open go their way. I like having the option so you also don't have to worry a out battery drain on Bluetooth headphones.
    I want the headphone jack. but for iPhone , we can't force it , isn't it ?
    12-02-2017 08:00 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Now that I'm really hunting for my next phone, I gotta say, the lack of a headphone jack is still kind of a minus. Perhaps not a dealbreaker, but still a bit of a disappointment.
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    12-23-2017 09:02 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I still prefer phones with a headphone jack for that added choice.

    But after getting my new pair of Sony WH-1000XM2s recently, it's becoming an easier pill to swallow.
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    12-27-2017 10:40 AM
  13. EternalStudio's Avatar
    My headphone jack on my Samsung got clogged with dirt... it's not THAT bad without it.. I use Bluetooth often now
    01-26-2018 09:52 AM
  14. Fit24's Avatar
    My opinion on the headset jack hasn't changed. I like the option of being able to use wired or wireless headsets. I use my headset jack almost every day; listening to FM radio at work with my wired headphones that serve as an antenna.
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    01-26-2018 04:30 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    My opinion on the headset jack hasn't changed. I like the option of being able to use wired or wireless headsets. I use my headset jack almost every day; listening to FM radio at work with my wired headphones that serve as an antenna.
    Headphone jacks are certainly a priority for many people. It is a necessary sacrifice for me but that doesn't mean I won't miss it!
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    01-27-2018 09:11 AM
  16. PurpleDragon's Avatar
    Even though I use bluetooth headphones most of the time, often there are situations when I desperately need headphone jack. So yes, it is pretty much needed nowadays.
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    01-29-2018 01:15 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Even though I use bluetooth headphones most of the time, often there are situations when I desperately need headphone jack. So yes, it is pretty much needed nowadays.
    I absolutely agree with you. Also, you have the best username ever.
    01-29-2018 07:04 PM
  18. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    As I type this, my BT headphones are charging on my Power Bank, so guess what I am using for Music? That's right, 3.5mm jack with wired headphones.

    Simply cannot change my mind on the 3.5mm jack. It is necessary.
    02-08-2018 05:39 AM
  19. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Has your feelings changed about the headphone jack?

    LOL of course not! I still use wired headphones in 2018 and will do so for as long as I humanly can! No company can come to me with their foolishness about how cool and modern it is to omit the headphone jack. It isn't. It's stupid. 😩
    02-09-2018 06:46 PM
  20. orangecroc's Avatar
    The type c headphones with the P20 Pro are great. If it wasn't for the massive battery on the phone, not being able to charge at the same time would bug me.
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    04-11-2018 04:46 AM
  21. DDRC's Avatar
    No matter how much I love the headphone jack and it's functionality, I know the trend is to eventually eliminate it as phones become more weather/spill proof.
    04-28-2018 10:07 PM
  22. orangecroc's Avatar
    No matter how much I love the headphone jack and it's functionality, I know the trend is to eventually eliminate it as phones become more weather/spill proof.
    That's not really the reason, the galaxies have them and are IP68 Rated.
    04-29-2018 01:23 AM
  23. davidnc's Avatar
    My Pixel 2 XL is the first phone I have without a headphone jack.
    That is not a deal breaker for me,since I actually prefer bluetooth headphones instead of wired headphones.
    Its just annoying to me to have a wire going from my headphones to my phone .
    So even with my OG Pixel that has a headphone jack I still use the bluetooth headphones over the wired ones.

    But at the same time options are a good thing.
    04-29-2018 07:40 AM
  24. limelightlemons's Avatar
    Since I've had my pixel 2 XL I do miss it actually but I've gotten over it lol
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    05-02-2018 07:17 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    Since I've had my pixel 2 XL I do miss it actually but I've gotten over it lol
    Absolutely. Since I got my Pixel 2 I find that I'm less upset about the lack of headphone jack than I'd originally thought. But it's something I got over too, as you've said.

    What colour Pixel 2 XL did you get, and how are you liking it?
    05-03-2018 07:34 AM
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