The OnePlus 5T - Let's talk about the headphone jack

  1. G1513620284621
    Cupcake Jan 6, 2018

    G1513620284621 , Jan 6, 2018 :
    yes that is necessary

  2. Ash645
    KitKat Jan 6, 2018

    Ash645 , Jan 6, 2018 :
    thanks @Pete!

    us headphone users are a devoted bunch! we won't let you down, and hope to you guys won't in the future too.

    and btw, we're all still "friends" aren't we? ;)

    it's just weird that you guys started addressing us as "everyone".. :)

  3. Krainess
    Cupcake Jan 6, 2018

  4. Davidpieters1978
    Gingerbread Jan 7, 2018

    Davidpieters1978 , Jan 7, 2018 :
    Wireless draws more power. More hickups. Doesn't matter how good bluetooth is.

    There will always be hickups due some other wave interferences.

  5. Jjc8116
    Cupcake Jan 8, 2018

  6. NickvdBeek
    Cupcake Jan 26, 2018

    NickvdBeek , Jan 26, 2018 :
    does the 5t support the use of a type c to jack adapter. if so which one and how to activate ??

  7. Green_1
    Gingerbread Jan 26, 2018

    Green_1 , Jan 26, 2018 :
    Headphone jack is 100% essential or I won't buy the device. But there's another output method that's also important, that almost all phones used to have, but has been vanishing recently, and that we should keep for all the same reasons, and that's HDMI.

    When phones were still using micro-USB ports on the bottom, almost all of them supported MHL, which meant you could get a wired HDMI output. With the transition to USB-C jacks on phones most manufacturers (including OnePlus) have also chosen to drop any support for HDMI (and there's no need to do so, it's a choice by the manufacturer)
    Many people say "just cast to your TV", but there are a multitude of problems with that answer:
    1) Unless you're using one of the small handful of apps that are specifically included for casting, everything is very laggy.
    2) Some apps specifically disable screen casting (thanks a lot hollywood!)
    3) Some TVs aren't compatible with ChromeCast dongles (I don't know why, but I have one that won't output any picture from ChromeCast dongles, and it's one I use all the time with my Samsung phone connected by MHL->HDMI)
    4) Standards. Just as with the 3.5mm jack, HDMI is a standard that "just works" with almost everything, and almost all use cases, casting simply doesn't.

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  8. mahabub70
    Cupcake Jan 27, 2018

  9. kaushik_4_u
    Eclair Feb 3, 2018

  10. Pslyman
    Froyo Feb 3, 2018

    Pslyman , Feb 3, 2018 :
    Thank you! That was a well written article. Wired headphones + Viper4Android makes me very happy, and actually is what swayed me to get this phone. Thanks for listening to your customers!

  11. fedexnman1
    Donut Feb 3, 2018

  12. basith1010
    Donut Feb 4, 2018

  13. Green_1
    Gingerbread Feb 4, 2018

    Green_1 , Feb 4, 2018 :
    What on earth does this have to do with the headphone jack????

  14. F_Joost_Haegeman_PBbK
    Cupcake Feb 6, 2018

  15. PrashantBiradar
    Donut Feb 11, 2018

  16. BeingIncog
    Nougat Feb 11, 2018

    BeingIncog , Feb 11, 2018 :
    CX180 from senheiser!

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  17. rahul.jangra
    Cupcake Feb 12, 2018

  18. Ganeshbhavsar11
    Gingerbread Feb 12, 2018

    Ganeshbhavsar11 , Feb 12, 2018 :
    its good to keep 3.5 mm but sounds quality is not that good compared to other smartphones provide with this.

  19. gmanasseh
    Eclair Feb 12, 2018

    gmanasseh , Feb 12, 2018 :
    Love this. The headphone jack is one of those things I don't always need, but definitely need from time to time. No headphone jack is going to continue to be a deal breaker for me until a REAL successor comes along.

  20. Zakbrownz
    Froyo Feb 12, 2018