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  1. Premium1's Avatar
    So now that more phones are losing the headphone jack, has your feelings/opinion on it changed?
    07-22-2017 08:46 AM
  2. DMP89145's Avatar
    Slightly...

    I like progression, just not by force.
    07-22-2017 09:57 AM
  3. JackTheDev's Avatar
    rip hedphon jak 2017-2013
    Premium1 likes this.
    07-22-2017 12:08 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    It didn't bother me when it went away with the iPhone.. still doesn't. I have a phone with one now and I haven't plugged a headset in yet. I use BT at work and in my truck.
    aximtreo likes this.
    07-22-2017 04:28 PM
  5. uncaged74's Avatar
    Slightly...

    I like progression, just not by force.
    Well I too though they were forcing it much like when I owned an IPhone. But the fact is they are making adapters for knowing most if not all of us have at least one wired set of headphones. So I don't see any reason why any Android can't do the same.
    07-27-2017 12:07 PM
  6. kramer5150's Avatar
    No. If anything I now more than ever MUST HAVE a wired headphone jack.

    I use my phone for business and am on conference calls for 1-2 hours every day. I have bluetooth headphones and I hate them for these reasons:

    >1-2 more batteries to manage every evening
    >sync-ing up with BT is a pain
    >reliability is hit or miss... dropped signals etc.

    I will ALWAYS prefer to have the OPTIONAL CHOICE (!!!) to use a wired headphone connection.

    For me BT is an engineering solution to a "problem" that really doesn't exist.
    07-28-2017 01:49 PM
  7. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    My feelings are still the same: headphone jacks are GOOD to have.
    thegreenman likes this.
    07-28-2017 04:49 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My feelings haven't changed. I still prefer headphone jacks. I don't like Bluetooth headphones and don't want to carry dongles.
    aximtreo and kramer5150 like this.
    07-28-2017 06:12 PM
  9. Tim1954's Avatar
    Ditto, the extra batteries is an issue for me. And having any radio on will drain device battery faster...
    Plus I like my plugin earbuds... :-)
    07-28-2017 08:34 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me. I have a Moto Z Force Droid. Prior to this phone, I listened to audio over Bluetooth most, if not all the time.
    07-29-2017 12:16 AM
  11. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Nope, has not changed 1 bit. I want the 3.5mm jack up until BT Audio can get to the best levels of Wired, until then, miss me with that 3.5mm jack removal BS.
    07-30-2017 05:09 AM
  12. thegreenman's Avatar
    I listen to audiobooks and podcasts while working 6-8 hours a day, there's just no way bluetooth headphones will work for me.
    ahaxton and Blaize19 like this.
    07-30-2017 08:36 PM
  13. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I want a head phone jack on my phone, I'll live without it if I need to one day but while I have options, it's a feature I want. I have several good pairs of head phones and I still use a regular AUX cord in my car.
    07-30-2017 09:35 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yes! When Apple started doing it, I was shocked and a little... Perturbed? Or thinking that they were doing something stupid, to be honest. But after seeing how great HTC is with their audio headsets and how easily one can still have a great listening experience, it doesn't bother me anymore. As long as I have my adapters, I'm good!
    judeawful likes this.
    08-01-2017 10:02 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It is a partial deal breaker for me because USB-C audio doesn't have a standard. I have a cheap USB-C headphones I've tested with my 950XL, Mi Note 2 and the V20. With the WP and more importantly the Mi Note 2, it was plug and play. With the V20, you had to manually select the audio option - not convenient.

    I don't mind killing the jack, but USB-C audio isn't ready for primetime without a set standard and headphone options being sparse. Not everyone wants to use BT headphones and they do die. To me, it doesn't make sense without a situation where you lack a standard profile. OEMs should be allowed to have custom headphones working with their phones (in a profile) but you shouldn't be tied to a dongle that's hard to buy if you lose it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-01-2017 10:43 PM
  16. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    My biggest issue is the difference between Android and apple implementation. 3.5mm is a standard. Without that I have to have USB c headphones. My wife's lightning headphones won't work
    judeawful likes this.
    08-24-2017 06:36 AM
  17. geekeedee's Avatar
    I still like and want headphone jacks. I still like and want wired headphones: they also function as an antenna for the FM radio.
    ManiacJoe and aximtreo like this.
    08-24-2017 01:19 PM
  18. chanchan05's Avatar
    I still want headphone jacks. It's more of my feelings have changed for headphones. I went through 3 warranty replacements the past 2mos for my headset since the mic kept on dying (but the ear pieces were fine).

    Next headset I'm getting will be ones that has detachable 3.5mm cords with BT option.
    08-25-2017 10:58 AM
  19. Sheamartin's Avatar
    I love my bluetooth headsets and I use a bluetooth transmitter in my older car. But when it dies yesterday, I pulled out the old one that went into the headphone jack and I always carry an extra set of headphones for when I'm hiking. As long as they fit an adapter I'd be fine. But if not, I wouldn't be a fan.
    08-26-2017 12:45 PM
  20. mountainman's Avatar
    I've never had a phone without a headphone jack. Why are they going away? All smartphones should have headphone jacks.
    Stanley Kubrick likes this.
    08-28-2017 04:25 PM
  21. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    In theory, the space used by the jack can be used for other things.
    Removing the jack also helps with water resistance.
    08-28-2017 05:15 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    I don't think the headphone jack is an essential feature anymore.
    08-28-2017 05:21 PM
  23. Coraya's Avatar
    I absolutely refuse to buy a phone without a headphone jack. There's no reason to remove it. Manufacturers can claim they're using the space for other things, but the trade-off clearly hasn't been worth it to the consumer.

    The manufacturer can save money while charging us the same or higher price.
    Stanley Kubrick likes this.
    09-07-2017 06:13 AM
  24. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I still prefer having it. I do use Bluetooth in my work truck simply because I don't want to run the aux wire every day, but I still run it wired to my car stereo or doing yard work. I like it for sound quality and that it works 100% of the time.

    For those with Bluetooth battery concerns, look at the Blue Parrot line of headsets from VXi. I use one at work and I charge it maybe once a week. If I were using it heavily, then maybe every 2-3 days. They have a massive battery, not to mention the best noise cancellation for calls out there.
    09-08-2017 08:53 AM
  25. Blaize19's Avatar
    I listen to audiobooks and podcasts while working 6-8 hours a day, there's just no way bluetooth headphones will work for me.
    I do this, plus cast YouTube and Netflix, while knitting all day (retired). Headphone jack is a requirement for me.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-08-2017 10:06 AM
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