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My Top 5 reasons to switch to a no headphone jack phone!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Cyberdev, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Cyberdev

    Cyberdev Android Expert
    Recognized Developer Thread Starter

    Here is my top 5 reasons to switch to a devices that only supports USB audio out and no haleadphone jack:

    #5: It's cheaper (compared to spending more then $100 on a wired set of headphones witch can break every few months or up to a couple of years depending how you take care of them and most people just leave their headsets where ever they want without thinking..hey i should put these in a safe place...trust me we all have been there!).


    #4: Audio Quality is better (everything is good with having a headphone jack but switching to a device where no headphone jack exists has better audio via bluetooth and wired and depending in the device you get they can also be improved with software updates with is a Big A++ because devices with headphone jacks wont get any updates to their audio drivers due to old technology manufactures are trying to get rid off, but could vary to person to person).


    #3: Less wires to deal with (The most common problem with wired headphones is that manufactures dont build alot of headsets with long enough cable to reach your pocket to your head especially if you are tall like me or simply overweight. You have the ability to switch using 1 cable to listen to music and now these days tech has gotten better to support variety of different people and less wires mean less things to carry in your pocket).


    #2: Better water resistance (since the headphone jack companies were trying their hardest to ensure your device doesn't get damaged from water and the headphone jack was a big challenge so getting rid of it does fix a common issue with water damages and save you money in the end).


    #1: Better Battery life (since the headphone jack was removed the audio driver doesn't have to supply power constantly to the port even when your not using it, with USB connection the port has a open and close connection whenever nothing is plugged into the USB the USB port still supplies power to detect if something has been plugged in but in a closed connection to where a very small amount of power is being supplied. Once a USB has been plugged in the USB driver detects something has been plugged in and thus opens the connection to supply full power to the USB for 100% functional connection).


    Now take this as you will i'm not trying to say my answers are perfect or even go close to what it actually is presented out in the real world but its shows us examples of the benifits then the negatives!
     

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Thing is, I'm not convinced by any of the arguments. I don't lose or break headphones (your mileage may vary), wired headphones will always be higher quality than wireless of the same price (and don't have batteries which wear out over time, forcing you to replace them and generating electronic waste), I include the length of the wire when making my choices (all of my headphones have replaceable wires), manufacturers have made water-resistant jacks for years, and the audio hardware when not in use was a tiny power drain, and conversely BT audio will drain more when in use (as does wired USB audio).

    Of course there are merits to BT audio, and to USB-C audio (e.g. you don't have to put up with the crappy DAC that the manufacturer decided would save them a few pennies). But the thing is that you can use BT or an external DAC & amp with a device that has a headphone jack. So removing the jack only removes options, it doesn't give you any of the benefits of USB or BT audio because you already had them. The significant advantages of removing the jack all lie with the manufacturer, not the user.
     
  3. Steven58

    Steven58 Recognized Incompetent Moderator
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    May I please start a flame war over this? Oh. I'm a moderator and have to be appropriate. NM. :)

    In all seriousness, and with all due respect to your Developer Badge, and all it represents... To me, as a musician, nothing beats wired. Wired is important to me. I realize my next phone won't have it, and I'm teaching over the internet using AirPods, but you just don't get the sound. Additionally, being a total snob? I like vinyl much better (analog) than CD. You really can hear the difference. /flame :) :)
     
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  4. Cyberdev

    Cyberdev Android Expert
    Recognized Developer Thread Starter

    Idnt vinyl those records that are big and black
     
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Bluetooth headphones, and speakers, have quite a noticeable latency, which I'm sure could be a serious problem for musicians, so much that they might be unusable. In the last couple of days, I've been doing some spoken English recording work for the school, where I really needed to monitor myself speaking using headphones. And when I tried Bluetooth, the latency and hearing myself echoing about half a second later was completely unacceptable. Fortunately the Bose QC35 headphones I use, can be wired or Bluetooth.

    I often use my phone in the classroom, to play MP3 ESL lesson materials on the PA, and I must have a phone with a headphone jack on it. One reason why I'm looking at getting a Galaxy S10+, and NOT a Note 10.
     
    #5 mikedt, Oct 23, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I vote Yes @Steven58.
    DAMN! Could have started a flamewar.
     
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