Report forecasts wire-free earbuds sales will reach 129 million units in 2020

16 March 2019
Since the introduction of the AirPods, the market for totally wireless earbuds has begun growing significantly.

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ProJames-CHM, 20 Mar 2019Hey we have a magic component in every audio device that's calle... moreMaybe not but jack is obsolleter and have no place and space in 2019.
Enough is enough.

CptPower, 20 Mar 2019Man wireless audio depends on how far is your earplugs from your... moreHey we have a magic component in every audio device that's called a DAC. Digital to Analog Converter. Wooooow. So no, Jack's not obsolete and does not have to be removed.
And I assure you that the wireless headphones/earphones I tried were very close to my phone (phone is in my pocket). Yet it was still a latency and quality disgrace.

(You know that ultimately, your "digital" audio has to be converted into analog output. We humans are not digital... This nullifies your argument)

ProJames-CHM, 17 Mar 2019If I said half-truths, prove me wrong. It should be easy. But yo... moreMan wireless audio depends on how far is your earplugs from your device. Its obvious it doesnt works when you have your phone on other side of the room.
Jack is obsolette and should be removed.
Jack is an analog thing but we dobnt have analog phones anymore.
Try to run vynyl plates on your MP3 its also not possible.
Or put a WHS cassette into a blue ray recorder.

CptPower, 17 Mar 2019Man you said too much and half truth mostly. To me jack is use... moreIf I said half-truths, prove me wrong. It should be easy. But you don't.
Jack's useless to you because what, you don't want people to have durable headphones and uncompressed, 0 latency audio? I can see how it's obsolete when it gives customers more than wireless audio.

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2019Holding your phone in your hand will give you hand cancer too!! /scome on. radiation is bad for your body. clear as crystal. and your brain is the most vulnerable organ in your body. the less radiation you have, the better. so why not try to reduce it?

ProJames-CHM, 17 Mar 2019Um, you are confused. Unless "unskilled people" means toddlers. ... moreyou lost your credibility when you said ''wireless sennheisers have better quality than wired ones.'' apple did it not for you poor consumer, apple did it for their own profit, their business.

you are nothing but a snake oil salesman without any knowledge of what quality means.

ProJames-CHM, 17 Mar 2019Um, you are confused. Unless "unskilled people" means toddlers. ... moreMan you said too much and half truth mostly.
To me jack is useless and obsolette and wish he stays dead as he have no uture in next phones.
For the rest i dont care much because if someone buy 1500+ phone and then dont have money for anything else for many months needs to visit a medic immedately.

CptPower, 17 Mar 2019Hahaha funny. Unskilled people couldnt even know where to pit ... moreUm, you are confused. Unless "unskilled people" means toddlers. And it's not because some people are dumb that everyone is unskilled. I don't think the whole world but phones at your store. They also used to replace the batteries in their TV remotes and other devices with batteries you buy at the store...

Again you misunderstood "dead battery". It means THE BATTERY CAN'T BE CHARGED ANYMORE. Because it's usable life cycle is over.

Apple wanted to make cash on adapters and then sell people their pricier EarPods. They didn't do it for any practical reason besides capitalism. Wired audio is still better, you haven't given any proof. You just say that some individual audio output devices are good. That doesn't make wired audio any worse.

Your last statement is contradictory. You claim that money isn't a problem for people buying 1K$+ devices, but you finally say that it is a problem after all. So I think customers don't want to waste money. So why force them to buy products with a finite life? There's no reason that justifies this.

ProJames-CHM, 17 Mar 2019Sealed battery = When the battery dies, the device dies. And "u... moreHahaha funny.
Unskilled people couldnt even know where to pit sim card or memory card. That only skilled knows.
If you will run a phone shop you will realize how many people have no idea even about the simplest things you would laugh like mad.
About the sencence dead battery i understand that dead completely and out of juice is different.
But as i said when you charging battery you can charge your buds as well.

Well to be exact here i was right.
And give us concrete proof that wireless audio has surpassed wired audio. Not what you think is. But here's some clues for you:
1- Wireless audio has higher latency.
2- Wireless audio requires more energy.
3- Wireless audio requires audio output that is self-powered (battery). And batteries don't last forever. And they all have sealed batteries. So they are less durable which reduces the value of the said audio output device.

Need more clues?

You said countless times that Wireless audio is superior to wired audio, without any evidence to back it up. You defend the removal of the headphone Jack. You defend sealed batteries.
Obviously poorer durability isn't something you are concerned about. I assume your living is to sell phones right? And if devices last less, you make more cash. So you have an obvious conflict of interest.

If i werent right then why apple removed jack and switched to wireless audio???
They did it because wireless airpods are a lot better than wired ones.
Wireless senheiser are also a lot better than wired ones.
Jabra 65T sports elite are best earbuds of 2018 money can buy and on plenty sites you find they are a lot better option than most wired ones earbuds.
Money arent problem as because billions of peple want to buy Samsung or apple which cost 1000+ bucks.

But i do understand and it often happened in my shop a customer came in with S10+ or Apple XS max for 1600 bucks and was asking for a cover for the screen and the phone.
And when i said it will cost 15 euros he replied if i havent something for up to 2-5 euros.
Now tell me your opinion please. Someone have 1600 euros phone but even a cover for 10-15 euros is too expensive for him.

CptPower, 16 Mar 2019Man unskilled people shouldnt reach the battery in phone at all.... moreSealed battery = When the battery dies, the device dies.
And "unskilled" people can change a battery just fine. Remove the cover, remove the battery. People used to do that to reach the SIM/MicroSD slots you know.

Seems I'm more awake than you are.

(When I say "battery dies", I mean that's it's literally dead, not out of juice. Like the battery isn't working anymore.)

And give us concrete proof that wireless audio has surpassed wired audio. Not what you think is. But here's some clues for you:
1- Wireless audio has higher latency.
2- Wireless audio requires more energy.
3- Wireless audio requires audio output that is self-powered (battery). And batteries don't last forever. And they all have sealed batteries. So they are less durable which reduces the value of the said audio output device.

Need more clues?

You said countless times that Wireless audio is superior to wired audio, without any evidence to back it up. You defend the removal of the headphone Jack. You defend sealed batteries.
Obviously poorer durability isn't something you are concerned about. I assume your living is to sell phones right? And if devices last less, you make more cash. So you have an obvious conflict of interest.

  • g6 user

well im worried about future because it is lab proved that radio waves produce cancer and if near to head it is worst even now lest think .... we have Bluetooth 5.0 , we have hot spot devices ... we have devices with high sar values .. we have the cell company waves ... and well 5g is coming along with harmful waves lets check numbers in 3-5 years .. about illnesses produced by this ....stuff that are only killing us ... I cant believe the large amount of kids .. toddlers even baby's have cancer due to even doctors recommends tomography which puts in people brain all the radiation of 1 yeah in few minutes ... too sad and bad

  • TinFoilHat

no one:
theorists: rAdIoWaVeS GiVe U BrAIn CaNcErs

ProJames-CHM, 16 Mar 2019Lol. We also should have had sealed batteries with unremovable... moreMan unskilled people shouldnt reach the battery in phone at all.
And what sealed battery have t do with durability???
Omg really wake up please.

About the rest when your phone battery dies you simply charge it same you can do with your earbuds no problem.
Only problem is people like you are complete lazy to do so.
About the rest wireless audio surpased wired one few years ago.
So please give it up or enjoy the future.

  • Anonymous

ideni, 16 Mar 2019Radio waves in my ears ,no thanks! I don't want brain cancer!Holding your phone in your hand will give you hand cancer too!! /s

CptPower, 16 Mar 2019Even yesterday was really too late to say good bye to headphone ... moreLol.
We also should have had sealed batteries with unremovable backs ages ago. There's only benefits like:
- Pricier repairs
- Poorer durability

Please stop. Wireless hasn't superseded wired audio. In durability, quality, run times... Wireless is far behind. You can just claim that they are a bit more convenient to use... until you have to charge them.

If you buy good wired headphones, they can last forever. But wireless headphones die when the battery dies. And they all have sealed batteries.

Radio waves in my ears ,no thanks! I don't want brain cancer!

  • Gandalfdenvite

And brain cancer will reach new record levels in 20 years!

Even yesterday was really too late to say good bye to headphone jack.
This industry evolving really slow.
We should have wireless and only wireless from like 10-15 years ago.

it will have to become quite cheap for that to happen