AnonD-655518, 22 Jan 2018Pack it in Sony stop copying,, all of a sudden companys stopping 3.5mm jack after decades of u... moreLOL what, Jobs? He was the one who started this trend. Tim CRook is just taking advantage of what Jobs already achieved (Creating a cult and turning smartphone industry into fashion industry).
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 22 Jan 2018Do you have an evidence that the wired headphones are superior than the LDAC provided by sony.... moreLouder audio? LDAC or whatever codec recompress your audio, so even if ldac is good standalone codec, there will be quality degradation when you already have lossy source. Whether that is audible or not is another thing.
Pack it in Sony stop copying,, all of a sudden companys stopping 3.5mm jack after decades of use cause of silly apple. I will not buy a phone without headphone jack even if that means getting cheap Chinese phone . Pro studios still and always use headphone jack not silly dongles hanging of equipment like silly apple. Steve ?jobs must be Rudy fuming in that coffin.
Even on paper its look ridiculous. Some weird short dongle that you need to put between phone and headphones to use them...
SZTadir, 22 Jan 2018There is no way to defend Sony here. I have spoken out against every manufacturer who removed ... moreI'm exactly in the same situation as you..
If they're removing the 3.5mm jack I'm jumping boats to Samsung.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2018Screen is 16:9. Why this fetish for 18:9? Now that I have an 18:9 phone (Mate 10 Pro) I can't see myself changing back to 16:9, love the slimmer / taller design. On the topic of missing headphone jacks.... I haven't missed the headphone jack once, though there is a usb-to-3.5mm convertor in the box if I need it.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2018Wired headphones dont use LDAC because there is no loss through wire. This is why wired is a... moreDo you have an evidence that the wired headphones are superior than the LDAC provided by sony. Which uses bluetooth for louder audio quality?
Those dongles looks life moron octopuses unlike what we've seen in life 2017..
There is no way to defend Sony here. I have spoken out against every manufacturer who removed it and everyone who supported this removal. So, if this is what Sony is planning then I truly am disappointed.
I don't intend to support Sony in this regard and can no longer defend Sony against Samsung if this comes to pass.
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 22 Jan 2018I have a z5 premium dual. And I used the sony bluetooth brand MDR-EX750BT. Not only it has an ... moreWired headphones dont use LDAC because there is no loss through wire.
This is why wired is ahead of wireless in quality.
LDAC is a tool to minimize the loss that comes with bluetooth data transfer
I'm kind of disappointed with Sony here.
I'm just waiting for miracles. But knowing Sony, they are full of surprises. I don't know what will they do, but I never saw them do something for no good purpose. This thing has to have some good purpose behind it.
Besides, 3.5mm jack are inferior to USB C in audio output, unless you have a dedicated DAC like on the LG V30 and ZTE Axon 7. Sony phones have great audio quality through headphones, but they never really excelled that much as they did in the Z2 days (because others have caught up while Sony stood still, played safe and brought little to no improvements over the period of time). If this thing would help them do better, then I'll not be too hard to try it. There's still a dedicated headphone jack on the dongle, just removed from the phone to save up some free space for maybe larger battery, more waterproof body (IP78 please!), or whatever good benefit. But we'll have to see the actual product.
pt020, 22 Jan 2018Bluetooth does not use much energy,you almost do not notice it. You better get yourself a bet... moreHave the LTE on too amd see if that last 2 days +. I highly doubt your claim. What phone model you using to get that?
Yann, 22 Jan 2018Bad idea.
First, put FPS on the back is horrible idea - side mounted FPS was most convinient ... moreOh man.
Its much better than naming it Sony 8 or Sony 9 Sony X maybe Sony XII and so on.
Like we had E4 E5 M4 M5 etc.
At least they have a lot different names than many other competitors.
AnonD-311835, 22 Jan 2018I really hope this isn't a sign of Sony's new direction..What direction have they been? Declined.
AnonD-715008, 22 Jan 2018Only Samsung and LG are the last hopes if this turns out to be true.I guess you'll see stereo speakers in GS9/9+
People, just relax, read this from last year:
"Speaking to Express.co.uk at the CES technology show in Las Vegas he told us: "There is a lot of merit in headphone jacks.
"If we're talking about improving the audio quality of music coming out of smartphones there are newer balanced jacks that we have developed in Japan.
"It's a different form factor jack but it provides for a better sound quality in Hi-Res Audio.
"So, if we want to continue to improve the sound quality maybe saying goodbye to the headphone jack is not such a great idea - especially on the premium smartphones that will be coming on to the market soon."
I rellay am inclinded to believe 3.5mm is just pushed down to USB C as an option, to make space for 4.4 mm balanced one on the new flag.