1. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I'm definitely not happy, but I am hoping others can tell me why I am wrong and/or shouldn't be so concerned.

    I tend to use the 3.5 mm audio jack the most when I am travelling. I like wired earbuds because they are cheap, compact, require no external power, and I won't be too upset if I lose them on a bus, train, or taxi cab.

    I know that Moto will include an adapter, but I really don't want to worry about using one or risk putting any unnecessary stress on the USB-C port.

    I know that wireless headphones are an option, but can somebody tell me typically how much they cost? I am guessing, under $5 is unrealistic. OK....let's say I can get a pair for $20-$25, how is battery life typically?

    Is it realistic that I could get 100-200 hours of audio playback before having to replace the battery?

    It's not that I am entirely opposed to change. Perhaps, by this time next year, 75% of phones will be without the 3.5 mm jack.

    I thought I would miss replaceable batteries. Nope.
    I prefer internal storage to removable storage--Granted my Nexus 6P has 128 GB

    As someone who also experienced a little trepidation, moving from Micro USB to USB Type C, I have to say, and I think most will agree, USB Type C is a better connection. It plugs in easier and also seems more secure.

    In total, I've maybe spent $30 on a few USB Type C cables and can't say that I miss Micro-USB.

    So, tell me why I am a big baby and still feel the need to hang on to my 3.5 mm jack?

    If the next Nexus has stereo speakers (without the need of an external mod) and a 3.5 mm audio jack, I'll definitely consider it before the Moto Z and I still love my Moto X Pure!!!

    It'll be interesting if Apple decides to follow Moto's lead when it releases the Iphone 7. However, I am not expecting USB Type C headphones to become abundant, since Apple will probably use it's lightning port instead of USB C.
    06-13-2016 09:03 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm definitely not happy, but I am hoping others can tell me why I am wrong and/or shouldn't be so concerned.

    I tend to use the 3.5 mm audio jack the most when I am travelling. I like wired earbuds because they are cheap, compact, require no external power, and I won't be too upset if I lose them on a bus, train, or taxi cab.

    I know that Moto will include an adapter, but I really don't want to worry about using one or risk putting any unnecessary stress on the USB-C port.

    I know that wireless headphones are an option, but can somebody tell me typically how much they cost? I am guessing, under $5 is unrealistic. OK....let's say I can get a pair for $20-$25, how is battery life typically?

    Is it realistic that I could get 100-200 hours of audio playback before having to replace the battery?

    It's not that I am entirely opposed to change. Perhaps, by this time next year, 75% of phones will be without the 3.5 mm jack.

    I thought I would miss replaceable batteries. Nope.
    I prefer internal storage to removable storage--Granted my Nexus 6P has 128 GB

    As someone who also experienced a little trepidation, moving from Micro USB to USB Type C, I have to say, and I think most will agree, USB Type C is a better connection. It plugs in easier and also seems more secure.

    In total, I've maybe spent $30 on a few USB Type C cables and can't say that I miss Micro-USB.

    So, tell me why I am a big baby and still feel the need to hang on to my 3.5 mm jack?

    If the next Nexus has stereo speakers (without the need of an external mod) and a 3.5 mm audio jack, I'll definitely consider it before the Moto Z and I still love my Moto X Pure!!!

    It'll be interesting if Apple decides to follow Moto's lead when it releases the Iphone 7. However, I am not expecting USB Type C headphones to become abundant, since Apple will probably use it's lightning port instead of USB C.
    I have small set of in ear bluetooth and I get about 6 hours until recharge.

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    06-13-2016 09:31 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    For my needs it wouldn't matter. I use bluetooth at work and Bluetooth in the car. My S7 Edge still hasn't had a headphone jack plugged into it since I got it.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-13-2016 10:00 PM
  4. cbreze's Avatar
    I haven't needed to use the feature in years so doesn't matter to me. I can see how it would be a big deal for a lot of folks tho. I will be passing on the "Z" anyway so moot point.
    06-14-2016 01:56 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My main issue with the lack of the headphone jack is the need to carry around a little adapter that I'd probably lose. I frequently use wired heaphones to listen to music, especially when I'm at the gym. Since the adapter is so small, it would be just the sort of thing that could easily be lost.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-14-2016 02:34 PM
  6. strawbee's Avatar
    I've moved almost entirely to Bluetooth, and I much prefer it. No more accidentally hitting the wire while on the treadmill and frantically reaching for my phone as it falls. I actually prefer the Z to the Z Force
    06-14-2016 02:54 PM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    I never use the 3.5 mm jack. Heck even on an airplane you can use bt during takeoff and landing.
    06-14-2016 03:08 PM
  8. YAYTech's Avatar
    It'd be an excuse to finally get some good bluetooth headphones, and since they include the adapter, I don't see it as a big deal. I can see how some bigtime audiophiles would be annoyed, or people that lose accessories, but it's probably the kind of thing that will be normal in 2-3 years.
    06-14-2016 07:33 PM
  9. wonderbread's Avatar
    Guys, remember that if JLB can create a MotoMod that taps into the audio signal then anyone can create a MotoMod with a 3.5mm headphone jack. In fact, you should bet on the next 3rd party Power Packs to throw in a 3.5mm jack since they are plenty thick enough for this and people will just see it as a reason to buy theirs, all else being equal.
    07-08-2016 09:42 PM

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