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Does the new iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack bother you?

09-12-2016, 02:39 AM
#1
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Location: U.S.A., earth
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Does the new iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack bother you?

I've been hearing various responses to this. However, I'd be interested to hear thoughts from a gaming community. Also, it gets stereo speakers FWIW.
09-12-2016, 03:19 AM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ackmondual View Post
I've been hearing various responses to this. However, I'd be interested to hear thoughts from a gaming community. Also, it gets stereo speakers FWIW.
I live in a old building with little noise barrier between me and my upstairs neighbors and it's very creaky on top of that so the removal of the headphone jack does annoy me a bit and I've always read that wireless headphones are inferior to their wired counterpart. Apple will have the adapter which does soften the blow. At the end of the day If they decide from here on out to remove the jacks in all their devices I will still continue to purchase Apple products as long as they make the adapters readily available at least for the next five years until people are comfortable with a wireless listening future.

Last edited by JasonLL; 09-12-2016 at 04:24 AM.
09-12-2016, 03:08 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
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The only headphones I ever use are the EarPods that come with the phone or a cheap Bluetooth pair I picked up recently so it won't bother me at all.
09-12-2016, 04:31 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,467
My phone right now is a Nexus 6, so the two stereo speakers is old news to me! I already have that!
As far as no headphone jack is concerned, that's gonna be the way of the future. Bluetooth, that is, for now. I have a nice pair of Bluetooth earbuds, and I hardly ever use 'em, so I can basically care less...... If you have to have 'em, it's just gonna be another thing you have to charge all the time, which basically sucks! Got enough toys that need to be charged! 😉
09-13-2016, 03:06 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 2,511
Until there is a higher bandwidth Bluetooth or alternate, will never buy any device without a free audio jack from Apple, period. If that means I switch to Android in a few years, so be it. I didn't spend so much money on headphones these past 12 years so I can listen through a dongle or downgrade to wireless. I would have been willing to compromise if Apple had chosen to go with a USB-C port since that is where the market is headed for audio output, but I'll be damned if I'll ever sign on for proprietary headphones.