11-05-2014 01:36 PM
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  1. yo0123yoyo's Avatar
    I am coming from iPhone which all had the headphone jacks on the top of the phone until I believe the iPhone 5 then they changed the 3.5mm to be on the bottom. It's very annoying at the top because if using headphones then they get in the way of your picture taking, anyone else agree?
    11-02-2014 08:23 AM
  2. raqball's Avatar
    I actually prefer the jack on the top of phones..
    11-02-2014 08:26 AM
  3. biggunspaul's Avatar
    How the hell does it get in the way taking a photo ?

    just turn the phone to what ever way the lead doesn't get in the way and then take the photo.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-02-2014 08:45 AM
  4. worwig's Avatar
    There is a headphone jack?
    I like my Bluetooth headphones.
    11-02-2014 08:58 AM
  5. theoretically's Avatar
    How the hell does it get on the way taking a photo ?

    just turn the phone to what ever way the lead doesn't get in the way and then take the photo.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ^ this
    11-02-2014 11:38 AM
  6. bapte's Avatar
    As small of a feature of having the headphone jack at the bottom may seem. It actually makes quite a difference.

    I use my headphones a lot. And I forgot how convenient it was having the jack at the bottom, until I switched to the note 4.

    The wires is now drooping down over the phone, which is more annoying then you think if u use headphones a lot. And I usually put my phone in my pocket top down naturally which now I can't when using headphones.

    For people who don't listen to music or talk on the phones with headphones much, I can see why the feature is meaningless. But for me it was a huge difference.
    11-02-2014 12:18 PM
  7. beh's Avatar
    I am coming from iPhone which all had the headphone jacks on the top of the phone until I believe the iPhone 5 then they changed the 3.5mm to be on the bottom. It's very annoying at the top because if using headphones then they get in the way of your picture taking, anyone else agree?
    No one uses a cable when there is Bluetooth. And when the iphones had it on top everyone whined about phones with the jack on the bottom. DAH!
    11-02-2014 12:22 PM
  8. bapte's Avatar
    We're not talking about wireless headsets.

    If we were then the jack is meaningless...

    All my headphones are wired. Which is why the jack at the bottom was a convenient feature.
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    11-02-2014 12:27 PM
  9. anon8126715's Avatar
    As cheap as bluetooth earphones/headphones are now, I rarely plug into wired headphones. Even in the rare instances where I do plug in earphones, I never thought the connection on top was that big an issue. If the wire was draped over the front of the screen, I'd just twist the connection so that the cable would drape behind the screen (and I could keep the wire behind the screen with my hand).

    I personally think earphone connection placement is just a petty way for people to compare the iPhone and the Note. I'd rather compare how the Note 4 is actually packaged to be a phablet where the iPhone 6+ is just an iPhone 6 with a gland issue.
    11-02-2014 12:53 PM
  10. bapte's Avatar
    As cheap as bluetooth earphones/headphones are now, I rarely plug into wired headphones. Even in the rare instances where I do plug in earphones, I never thought the connection on top was that big an issue. If the wire was draped over the front of the screen, I'd just twist the connection so that the cable would drape behind the screen (and I could keep the wire behind the screen with my hand).

    I personally think earphone connection placement is just a petty way for people to compare the iPhone and the Note. I'd rather compare how the Note 4 is actually packaged to be a phablet where the iPhone 6+ is just an iPhone 6 with a gland issue.
    Bluetooth headsets are more expensive then wired.

    I use beats by dre and bose, and honestly wired is more convenient. I have a pair of beats wireless and they are cool for a while, until u run into those times where u forget to charge them.

    jack placement is not necessarily a deal breaker, but it sure is a great feature for people who use headphones a lot.
    11-02-2014 01:01 PM
  11. anon8126715's Avatar
    Bluetooth headsets are more expensive then wired.

    I use beats by dre and bose, and honestly wired is more convenient. I have a pair of beats wireless and they are cool for a while, until u run into those times where u forget to charge them.

    jack placement is not necessarily a deal breaker, but it sure is a great feature for people who use headphones a lot.
    Price has come down considerably, and if you are annoyed by the cord due to the placement of the headphone jack, I definitely recommend them. Here's a pair for under $11.00 if you have a promo code (Google is your friend!) Amazon.com: Buying Choices: BW® Sports N2 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset Earbuds with Mic Handsfree Sweatproof Moistureproof In-ear Earphone For Samsung, iPhone, LG, iPad, PC and All Bluetooth enabled devices (black)
    11-02-2014 01:18 PM
  12. bapte's Avatar
    Price has come down considerably, and if you are annoyed by the cord due to the placement of the headphone jack, I definitely recommend them. Here's a pair for under $11.00 if you have a promo code (Google is your friend!)

    Sure. For people who do not use headphones much. Going with a $20 pair of dispensable headsets is an option.

    But for those who use headphones in the $200-$400 range, we're talking different ballparks.

    I use headphones a lot. For those who use it occasionally at home and what not, would not see the benefits of the jack placements in contrast to someone who uses it everywhere.

    I'm not saying the jack placement is a HUGE deal. Again it's just a convenience feature.
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    11-02-2014 01:36 PM
  13. ohbreeeezy's Avatar
    Some company should add 2 headphone jack.. lol
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    11-02-2014 01:41 PM
  14. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I prefer it at the top. I don't like having my phone upside down in my pocket. At the bottom feels awkward. But after using galaxy phones for the past 2.5 years I'm used to having it at the bottom.

    Posted from my S5
    11-02-2014 01:56 PM
  15. ChemMan's Avatar
    It is 50-50. I would prefer to have the jack on the top. With my phone in my pocket the jack on top is best otherwise it would be upside-down in my pocket. If I really want good audio wired Sennhieser headphones are the only way to go, those BT should not even be called music in comparison.
    11-02-2014 01:57 PM
  16. bapte's Avatar
    I prefer it at the top. I don't like having my phone upside down in my pocket. At the bottom feels awkward. But after using galaxy phones for the past 2.5 years I'm used to having it at the bottom.

    Posted from my S5
    Most people put there phones in top first. Otherwise ur flipping ur phone when u put it in to ur pocket and then flipping it again to use it when pulling it out.

    Unless ur awkwardly going to slide ur phone into ur pocket, bottom side first.

    Personal preference tho , I honestly enjoyed the jack at the bottom since it made my lifestyle easier.
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    11-02-2014 02:02 PM
  17. anon8126715's Avatar
    Sure. For people who do not use headphones much. Going with a $20 pair of dispensable headsets is an option.

    But for those who use headphones in the $200-$400 range, we're talking different ballparks.

    I use headphones a lot. For those who use it occasionally at home and what not, would not see the benefits of the jack placements in contrast to someone who uses it everywhere.

    I'm not saying the jack placement is a HUGE deal. Again it's just a convenience feature.
    Using $200-$400 headphones to listen to MP3s and arguing that cheap bluetooth earphones won't cut it is somewhat laughable. If you were listening to music from a much better source then your argument would be valid. I have yet to hear ANY MP3 item from ANY MP3 source that sounds cleaner than some of the older technologies (LPs for instance with a true diamond tipped needle). You might as well use $10,000 tires on a Yugo.
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    11-02-2014 02:11 PM
  18. bapte's Avatar
    Using $200-$400 headphones to listen to MP3s and arguing that cheap bluetooth earphones won't cut it is somewhat laughable. If you were listening to music from a much better source then your argument would be valid. I have yet to hear ANY MP3 item from ANY MP3 source that sounds cleaner than some of the older technologies (LPs for instance with a true diamond tipped needle). You might as well use $10,000 tires on a Yugo.
    There is a huge difference between the headphones. Noise canceling and sound quality wise. Especially if u want a lot of bass. But for those who don't listen to music much, this is not understandable to u.

    I walk in the city everyday. I usually have a jacket on. I slide my phone into my coat pocket in and out consistently. Having the jack at the bottom makes this process easier.

    Try it walking around in ur home. The drooping wire over the screen and putting in the phone bottom first gets annoying after a while.
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    11-02-2014 02:15 PM
  19. Marcin Stachurski's Avatar
    [QUOTE=bapte;4017871]There is a huge difference between the headphones. Noise canceling and sound quality wise. Especially if u want a lot of bass. But for those who don't listen to music much, this is not understandable to u.

    I walk in the city everyday. I usually have a jacket on. I slide my phone into my coat pocket in and out consistently. Having the jack at the bottom makes this process easier.

    Try it walking around in ur home. The drooping wire over the screen and putting in the phone bottom first gets annoying after a

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2014 02:16 PM
  20. ChemMan's Avatar
    You obviously have not heard your phone with a high-end set of headphones. You would not say such blaspheme.

    Using $200-$400 headphones to listen to MP3s and arguing that cheap bluetooth earphones won't cut it is somewhat laughable. If you were listening to music from a much better source then your argument would be valid. I have yet to hear ANY MP3 item from ANY MP3 source that sounds cleaner than some of the older technologies (LPs for instance with a true diamond tipped needle). You might as well use $10,000 tires on a Yugo.
    Yk Chin likes this.
    11-02-2014 02:18 PM
  21. anon8126715's Avatar
    You obviously have not heard your phone with a high-end set of headphones. You would not say such blaspheme.
    I have some Klipsch, old school Sonys (before Sony went cheap with their manufacturing process), some Beats by Dre (more high-hype than high-end IMO), some Jaybird Bluebuds X, some LG bluetooth earphones, and a few other no-name brands. I know how different some cheap earphones can sound vs some high end earphones.

    My point is that the MP3 format is already handicapped in its delivery of great sound quality, thus arguing that you need a $400 set of earphones with a cord to get the best out of an already iffy source is like me arguing that my parents who never go over the speed limit need a Ferrari.

    You've obviously never heard the true fidelity that comes from a vinyl record and a diamond tipped record player


    There is a huge difference between the headphones. Noise canceling and sound quality wise. Especially if u want a lot of bass. But for those who don't listen to music much, this is not understandable to u.

    I walk in the city everyday. I usually have a jacket on. I slide my phone into my coat pocket in and out consistently. Having the jack at the bottom makes this process easier.

    Try it walking around in ur home. The drooping wire over the screen and putting in the phone bottom first gets annoying after a while.
    I guess if you measure the quality of headphones by "A lot of bass", then our definition of "quality headphones/earphones" is different. To me it's all about sound reproduction and sound fidelity. Beats by Dre is geared towards more "bass", and IMO is not a quality headphone, but to each his own. You may find their new bluetooth earphones to your liking, but to me I'd much rather hear the detail in the music. Anyone can manufacture bass. It takes great engineering to reproduce the detail in the music.
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    11-02-2014 02:41 PM
  22. bapte's Avatar
    I have some Klipsch, old school Sonys (before Sony went cheap with their manufacturing process), some Beats by Dre (more high-hype than high-end IMO), some Jaybird Bluebuds X, some LG bluetooth earphones, and a few other no-name brands. I know how different some cheap earphones can sound vs some high end earphones.

    My point is that the MP3 format is already handicapped in its delivery of great sound quality, thus arguing that you need a $400 set of earphones with a cord to get the best out of an already iffy source is like me arguing that my parents who never go over the speed limit need a Ferrari.

    You've obviously never heard the true fidelity that comes from a vinyl record and a diamond tipped record player
    Just because it's an mp3 does not mean all headphone will play the music the same. An mp3 does not limit drivers to one static limit.

    Most audiophiles will agree 320kbps mp3 will sound as good as cd quality.
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    11-02-2014 02:50 PM
  23. anon8126715's Avatar
    Just because it's an mp3 does not mean all headphone will play the music the same. An mp3 does not limit drivers to one static limit.

    Most audiophiles will agree 320kbps mp3 will sound as good as cd quality.
    My point is that you're not going to realize the benefit of using a $500 set of earphones on a source like MP3 over some similarly priced bluetooth earphones. If the cord is that big an issue for you then that's what I suggest. If you still think that a set of $500 corded earphones are an absolute must, then you're going to have to live with the location of the earphone jack.
    11-02-2014 03:06 PM
  24. bapte's Avatar
    My point is that you're not going to realize the benefit of using a $500 set of earphones on a source like MP3 over some similarly priced bluetooth earphones. If the cord is that big an issue for you then that's what I suggest. If you still think that a set of $500 corded earphones are an absolute must, then you're going to have to live with the location of the earphone jack.
    Actually you will notice the difference.

    feel free to walk around with you "high fidelity record player" though..

    read the subject of this thread. And my posts. jack placement is nothing more then a convenience issue..
    11-02-2014 03:14 PM
  25. anon8126715's Avatar
    Actually you will notice the difference.

    feel free to walk around with you "high fidelity record player" though..

    read the subject of this thread. And my posts. jack placement is nothing more then a convenience issue..
    You mean, walk around with my Bluetooth earphones that produce about 98% of the sound quality (of YES CD quality music) of your $500 earphones for $300 less and without the cord bothering me? Works for me.
    11-02-2014 03:17 PM
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