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  1. AndroidBlizzard's Avatar
    Two words: Bluetooth headphones.
    More expensive and generally the worst to get of the bunch.

    People either buy cheap headphones or buy expensive ones, either of which will require a headphone port. To pay an extra 100$ on top of several hundred headphones just for the Bluetooth functionality is ludicrous.
    03-07-2015 07:26 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    More expensive and generally the worst to get of the bunch.

    People either buy cheap headphones or buy expensive ones, either of which will require a headphone port. To pay an extra 100$ on top of several hundred headphones just for the Bluetooth functionality is ludicrous.
    Matter of opinion. BT with NC are far better especially when traveling either on the plane or in the airport. Getting on and airplanes is much easier with the wireless.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 07:30 PM
  3. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Matter of opinion. BT with NC are far better especially when traveling either on the plane or in the airport. Getting on and airplanes is much easier with the wireless.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Not really, Bluetooth radios, like any other radios, are supposed to be shut off during takeoff and landing, and with some airlines during the entire flight (Korean Air does that on their NYC-ICN route I happen to know from experience). Always better to use wires on a flight.
    03-07-2015 08:05 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Not really, Bluetooth radios, like any other radios, are supposed to be shut off during takeoff and landing, and with some airlines during the entire flight (Korean Air does that on their NYC-ICN route I happen to know from experience). Always better to use wires on a flight.
    Again, matter of opinion and preferences. Having to be on a long flight and then deplaning with your backpack and potentially another carry-on from overhead is a pain with wires as also getting over people if you have the window seat.

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    03-07-2015 08:09 PM
  5. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Again, matter of opinion and preferences. Having to be on a long flight and then deplaning with your backpack and potentially another carry-on from overhead is a pain with wires as also getting over people if you have the window seat.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    You wrap the thing up when you land and you're sitting there waiting for all the people in the rows ahead of you to deplane.

    And sorry but this one isn't a matter of opinion. If you're flying on an airline that restricts radio use (still most of them), your BT radios must be off in these situations. If you have a BT headset in, the cabin crew will have you power it off and stow it. You can make arguments for a lot of other situations, but not that one. Take it from an experienced traveller. Flying time is wired time. Headphones go in your shirt pocket, cellphone in your pants pocket, tablet goes in back pocket until you reach your seat, then it goes in the seat-back pocket, along with your cellphone.
    03-07-2015 08:16 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    You wrap the thing up when you land and you're sitting there waiting for all the people in the rows ahead of you to deplane.

    And sorry but this one isn't a matter of opinion. If you're flying on an airline that restricts radio use (still most of them), your BT radios must be off in these situations. If you have a BT headset in, the cabin crew will have you power it off and stow it. You can make arguments for a lot of other situations, but not that one. Take it from an experienced traveller. Flying time is wired time. Headphones go in your shirt pocket, cellphone in your pants pocket, tablet goes in back pocket until you reach your seat, then it goes in the seat-back pocket, along with your cellphone.
    Whatever. I have never had an issue with BT on a plane. Wireless means nothing to roll up.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 08:23 PM
  7. mountainbikermark's Avatar
    I'm right happy with my Gear Circles. I've been using Bluetooth headphones since a2dp first showed up in the U.S. The latest generation of them has come a LONG way from back in the days of the Jabra 620s.
    As far as where the port is to how it goes in my pocket, port up, no matter where it is. Port down is inconvenient for many dash holders including mine.
    03-07-2015 08:27 PM
  8. Cobravision's Avatar
    There are delays and you should try to find the ones that have the least delay(preferably unnoticeable)

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    It's a 300ms delay that's easily fixed in BSPlayer. It's really no big deal. It's certainly not worth spending money trying to fix.

    More expensive and generally the worst to get of the bunch.

    People either buy cheap headphones or buy expensive ones, either of which will require a headphone port. To pay an extra 100$ on top of several hundred headphones just for the Bluetooth functionality is ludicrous.
    Mine were under $20 shipped and work great. Then again, I'm no audiophile, so I'm easy to please.
    03-08-2015 03:42 AM
  9. russel5150's Avatar
    Back to the headphone jack,

    It makes more sense on the bottom because as stated, some (me included) slide the phone in our pockets top first, because thats how we hold the phone, and when we pull the phone out, it puts it in our hand the way we use it.

    ALSO, just on case you do have to walk thru some rain while on the phone (it happens) you dont yave that hile on top for any moisture to go in to.

    Verizon Note4 w/ Otterbox Defender
    03-08-2015 03:48 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    I think it's just a great design choice unifying the external ports and speaker in one place.

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    03-08-2015 04:49 AM
  11. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    And now we all realize why Apple putting the headphone jack on the bottom was such a big deal.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z3 using Tapatalk.
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    03-08-2015 08:42 AM
  12. clintw22's Avatar
    One thing I'm worried about is the microphone on the bottom is right next to the speaker grill. On the iPhone it's on the opposite side. I'm just worried about if you talk on speakerphone, won't they hear themselves too much? Granted it does have a microphone on top also.
    03-08-2015 11:10 AM
  13. Haalcyon's Avatar
    One thing I'm worried about is the microphone on the bottom is right next to the speaker grill. On the iPhone it's on the opposite side. I'm just worried about if you talk on speakerphone, won't they hear themselves too much? Granted it does have a microphone on top also.
    I'm fairly confident that was addressed by the engineering department and that you won't have any problems whatsoever.


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    03-08-2015 01:49 PM
  14. ahj4513's Avatar
    I'm fairly confident that was addressed by the engineering department and that you won't have any problems whatsoever.


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    I don't think engineering department puts much thought into things like this. Viewed from am engineer's perspective.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
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    03-08-2015 01:51 PM
  15. AndroidBlizzard's Avatar
    It's a 300ms delay that's easily fixed in BSPlayer. It's really no big deal. It's certainly not worth spending money trying to fix.



    Mine were under $20 shipped and work great. Then again, I'm no audiophile, so I'm easy to please.
    If the price is that cheap, I am willing to check it out for myself. Do you have an amazon link to that item?
    03-08-2015 02:30 PM
  16. Cobravision's Avatar
    If the price is that cheap, I am willing to check it out for myself. Do you have an amazon link to that item?
    Ecandy Portable Wireless Bluetooth Music Stereo Universal Headsets ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LVPB1EC/...cUvbUpU4273484
    03-08-2015 03:30 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    For you wired fans, there are the Bose QC20 earbuds that I use at the office.
    03-08-2015 03:41 PM
  18. AndroidBlizzard's Avatar
    Thanks for the link!

    What do you think of the headphones so far? I'm no audiophile too so your experience would be relatable. I could barely find any reviews of it on YouTube.
    03-08-2015 04:47 PM
  19. Cobravision's Avatar
    They're remarkable, especially so for the price. They paired in a snap and I've never had to re-pair them since. They connect as soon as you turn the headphones on, and I typically use them for three or four days between charges. The best part is that the mic is right under your jaw, so the sound quality on calls is fantastic, even better than wired headphones.
    AndroidBlizzard likes this.
    03-08-2015 05:15 PM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I personally prefer it on the top.

    Note that I said "personally". It's perfect for me, but might not be for you.
    03-08-2015 07:11 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    I personally prefer it on the top.

    Note that I said "personally". It's perfect for me, but might not be for you.
    It would be nice to see two rows of machine drilled holes for a top-mounted speaker resulting in great stero sound. So glad now for the aluminum unibody for what it makes possible going forward.
    03-08-2015 07:18 PM
  22. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I don't think engineering department puts much thought into things like this. Viewed from am engineer's perspective.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    They absolutely do think about this. In fact, there are entire companies built around making sure mics in devices work properly and cancel out unwanted noise.
    03-09-2015 10:57 AM
  23. ahj4513's Avatar
    They absolutely do think about this. In fact, there are entire companies built around making sure mics in devices work properly and cancel out unwanted noise.
    Samsung isn't known for quality mic on phones.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
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    03-09-2015 01:29 PM
  24. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Just because they have a whole company or engineering department dedicated to a particular feature doesn't mean they're going to get it right.
    03-09-2015 02:39 PM
  25. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Samsung isn't known for quality mic on phones.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    Having had a few Samsung phones I can't say that mic quality has ever been bad for me.

    Besides, the specific issue that was brought up was "the other person hearing themselves" due to the proximity of the mic and speaker. I have definitely NOT had that happen on a Samsung before. Maybe others have.....
    03-09-2015 05:48 PM
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