Any smartphone without a jack is no option for me.
Apple is now off my options and I hope manufacturers like smasung and alike will keep the jack.
Try to recharge while listening
Try playing the DJ in a party without the ability to plug your phone to a wifi.
Sure there is alternatives, but why bother messing with complicated options not all the time compatible when there is a simple solution.
Any wireless solution implies batteries and recharging. batteries are already a problem with the smartphone itself and now, i should care about the battery of my headphones also?
How many batteries should I care per day?
My wired headphones plug to my phone and are always available any time. And if the phone lacks juice, I charge it while listening or playing.
Taking off this jack makes everything more complicated... i don't see any progress.
3.5 mm jack is a simpler and therefore better design for audio connections.
3.5 jack and Bluetooth connection should be an option for consumers and not the trend. definitely a no buy for me.
Rafe Firmani, 28 Nov 2017Crying baby
Get over it, your choice is more limited on 2018Uhh because of people like you ready to accept anything they ram into your throat?
I don't doubt it'll be gone (Because of people like you), but i'll be voting with my wallet until i have no choice. And when i don't have a choice, i'll still be voting with my wallet - my phone may not have a jack, but it will be cheap. Just like my current phone is cheap because of non-removable batteries.
Dave, 28 Nov 2017No headphone jack = No buy.Crying baby
Get over it, your choice is more limited on 2018
So proprietary connectors, countless headphones ( each with it's own proprietary connector) and adapters are the future, according to GSMArena.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017I don't need the 500mah battery I need the headphone jack!!Removed earjack for 500mah extra vs 500mah battery drained use to connect to bluetooth. Razer so smart i am speechless.
Of course the ceo justifies it. Just like the rest of the ceo's justify their ridiculous decisions.
one foot in the past? at least the 3.5mm jack & removable battery proved to be useful. Unlike the stupid trend of fake bokeh with 2 lenses, but sure, hey please get on that ship and sail away forever.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2017Buy your self a "2 in 1 converter" then these cost like under 2 euro or dollars. You have your... moreI don't know if you know this but when USB type c came.. Daisy chaining devices was made a big deal.. What is proposed is each USB c male end to have a right angle adapter that can allpw daisy chain.. Its eaay enough to implement physically.. Thought practical function is yet to be seen.. And if you think there is no difference between a 5 bucks headphones and a 20 dollar one.. Brother are you so wrong.. But yeah there is a point of diminishing returns after around 50 bucks i think
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Exactly. Vote with my wallet for those phones with the features I want. No 3.5 = No Sale.Yep. I've been doing it since manufacturers ditched removable batteries. Obviously i have no choice (Because in the end people always buy no matter what, and companies always get away with everything) and do buy phones with non-removable batteries, but only cheaper ones.
I won't be buying a phone without a 3.5mm jack unless i don't have a choice just like i don't have with non-removable batteries.
It's sad we'll be stuck with crippled overpriced junk because of all those people brainwashed to consume (like) mad.
It's got a THX-Certified, the loudest thing on the planet that used to haunt our childhood, dongle!
Apple charge you $19.99 for a piece of crap that they call iDongle or something, that will kill itself in a a bit after 2 years and not compatible with hany non iOS device.
Exactly. Vote with my wallet for those phones with the features I want. No 3.5 = No Sale.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017They already have a DAC on board for the speakers!!! It is extremely dumb to have an internal ... morewithout any audiophile reviews hard to say if this surpasses any phones in quality, but the best and the current leading phone ( more high resolution audio player for audiophiles, mid range specs though) is onkyo dp-cmx1 in sound quality, no phone even close, then apparently LG v30 and g6 is a distant second, i doubt it will be close to onkyo dp-cmx1, even a low priced sony audio player nw-a35/36 is significantly better than lg v30 or g6 in audio quality.
on the other hand, using an offboard dac such as Audioquest red/black dragon fly or even extreme Chord Mojo will enable audio nirvana and definite compete with onkyo dp-cmx1 or even dedicated audiophile grade audio players astell and kern ak100ii, sony nw-zx100 or nw-zx300
I'm not a fan of the removal of headphone jacks. But I do see some valid reasons for it.
But no one has yet justified why there isn't a second port for charging. Or a standadized USB splitter that supports charging.
You are really not able to listen to music while charging, no matter if the hedphone is connected by a cheap adaptor, or a several hunded dollar external DAC (even if the dac has it's own power supply).
There is potential in better quality sound, with external DACs with more powerful amps than the ones built in. There are already portable DACs that outperforms even the best smartphone headphone jacks.
And having DAC and AMP built in to a headphone means that the maker can ensure that the headphones will sound as intended.
The 3.5mm jack is not a complete standard, as there are headphones that require more output than many headphone jacks can handle. And there are some headphones that require so little power that they are loud even when the level of most phones are set to minimal.
But it is annoying for people that change headphones often, that they always have to remember to bring the adaptor, even for the most basic pair of headphones.
In my case, I have a pair of IP rated headphones that I use as headset, for talking in the phone, but they don't sound great with music, but still great to have on a rainy day. I have other headphones for music when the weather allows. Sometimes I forget or intentionaly don't bring both. If I at such a point would have the adaptor connected to one of the pairs, I would be unable to use headset at all, if they are on the pair left at home.
And like I commented, it doesn't work for situations when you need to charge your device.