Weekly poll: Do you still use a 3.5mm audio jack?

10 December 2017
It's been a year since we asked that last, has time changed your mind?

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  • AnonD-441601

Thesis86, 25 Dec 2017I don't agree with it being a waste of space. I watch tear downs... moreMan soon will be no headphone jack even between the low end phones.
Even a plug holes for a charging will be history and soon they unveil a wireless charger which can charge your phone from 0 to 100% in 30 seconds.
This technology has been developed 4 years ago.

AnonD-441601, 10 Dec 2017Man we were forced to use phones with non removable batteries, w... moreI don't agree with it being a waste of space. I watch tear downs of these phones and even without the headphone jack, I see terrible uses of space in these phones. Again, until it is as seamless as it was under the micro-USB standard, the jack needs to stay. That's probably why I find the midrange market more compelling than the flagship market.

Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017My favorite headphones uses 3.5mm jack.. And I use it to plug in... moreHere's hoping the 3.5 mm jack stays. It's the best solution by far. We can listen to music and charge the phone at the same time too. Definitely the points you mentioned above are so valid. A pair of earphones or headphones can go with so many other devices. I also noticed the poll so far is like 70% in favor of the 3.5mm jack/port.

UltimateZeroSeconds, 13 Dec 2017Does it have DSEE HX to restore the Mp3 music near to Hi-res quality? I honestly have no idea xD

ZolaIII, 12 Dec 2017No it's not & you can have that packed & wired for 50$.http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-mdr-1­000x
Pros:
Light and comfortable
Excellent noise-cancelation
Superb sound quality
Adjustable ANC level
Excellent mic for calls
Long battery life
Cons:
There's a knack to the touch controls

The review side give it full marks, so may I know your review is from some way bias.

TheLostWanderer, 12 Dec 2017Well, I got a headphone jack on my S8 and I also got a pair of A... moreDoes it have DSEE HX to restore the Mp3 music near to Hi-res quality?

  • AnonD-702955

I can live without it.

  • AnonD-441601

AnonD-643743, 12 Dec 2017You mean only in smartphones because of these greedy companies, ... moreMan just for now just for now.
Future can be foresighted and predicted.
And what is future this day get old tommorow.

  • AnonD-441601

LG superfan, 12 Dec 2017Yes sadlyMaybe they will research something new and much better.
Dont worry it takes several years until no phones not even budget ones will have no hole for headphones.

  • AnonD-441601

AnonD-643743, 12 Dec 2017I'm afraid the people have chosen otherwise Man and i am afraid manufacturers will wont care.
If that space can be used for anything else then it will be and no matter how you try you have no choice.
Like with nonremovable batteries. Or iphones with their slim tiny battery which cant last even a day brand new.
Or curved screens on Samsung.
Unified chargers where from may of 2012 we all had micro USB and Now USB-C is a new trend.
Or when all mobile phone operators were forced to not block their phones just for their network like was long time ago.
Etc there are zillions of examples.
I follow the new trend and i dont care rest of you will soon or later do either.
So enough to my honest comments

  • AnonD-441601

okcnaline, 12 Dec 2017You know what freedom is...? Freedom may be without wires but if... moreI dont and i am not an idiot but you can think that your opinion i dont care.
Anyway jack is stupid long time ago there werent any and now all go cry and send all companies to the court for reducing the phoes with jack.
We were forced to use non removable batteries in phone.
We were forced to have a glass breakable display instead of plastic used long time ago on every phone.
We were forced to have an unified charger where long time ago every brand had a different kinds of chargers phones were also locked onto a networks so you were prohibited to use just one mobile phone operator.
Now we are forced again i make my decision and i live with it. For me jack or no i dont care when i would like to hear music i hear it nice and loud.
Because headphones reduced your sound quality a lot.
And for rest of you i try to stick with the truth flagships will have no more 3,5 mm jack hole.
Soon midrangers will follow and after maybe 2-5 years there will be no more new phone with jack.

  • AnonD-441601

okcnaline, 12 Dec 2017500mAh what? They still have space for a headphone jack. It's ju... moreMate laser sight on slingshot is stupid it doesnt matter if you know where you aiming because you cant hit the target anyway.
And i like or love good music but nice and loud not via headphone speakers.
And razer have best THX Certified speakers the best ever used in phone.
And for that quality there was no space for stupid jack.

AnonD-441601, 12 Dec 2017But it does. Read razer comments from CEo why there wasnt any he... more500mAh what? They still have space for a headphone jack. It's just going to be on top.

And why have a laser on a slingshot? Direction. If you know how to use a slingshot then knowing where you're aiming at is useful.

You must hate music then, if you don't think a proper pair of cans to listen to every instrument is useful.

AnonD-441601, 12 Dec 2017Wireless is freedom. Because cables obstruct you from working on... moreYou know what freedom is...? Freedom may be without wires but if I am forced to go without wires that isn't freedom. The keyword here is FORCED. Not without or anything. Freedom is about the limitless choices you can make and accepting its consequence, not whether you're tethered.

Having a 3.5mm jack provides me with options, and so freedom. You can still have your stupid wireless crap even when there is a 3.5mm jack. Don't restrict our freedom with your idiocy.

  • AnonD-643743

AnonD-441601, 12 Dec 2017Man headphone jack is or will be a history pass it or be quiet. ... moreI'm afraid the people have chosen otherwise

AnonD-441601, 12 Dec 2017Then you have to set with new era where headphone jack wont be e... moreYes sadly

  • Force Majeure

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2017Yes yes yes yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees...!https://freesound.org/people/MatteusNova/sounds/­157602/

:P

Anonymous, 11 Dec 2017You don't use Sony high-end wireless headphones, it will blow yo... moreWell, I got a headphone jack on my S8 and I also got a pair of AKG headphones with my S8 so I'm pretty happy with that.

  • AnonD-643743

AnonD-441601, 12 Dec 2017Then you have to set with new era where headphone jack wont be e... moreYou mean only in smartphones because of these greedy companies, right? Because everything else i own still comes with a 3.5mm jack

  • AnonD-441601

Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017LOOOL...If yet another greedy and insane CEO says so it must be ... moreMan headphone jack is or will be a history pass it or be quiet.
Cheers.
For me its a useless thing i really dont like.