lutti, Feb 10, 2019 : Yes as you said the headphone jack isn't obsolete yet. ...yet. It's going to be and why we are even talking about this is that some people just want the old thing they have gotten used to. I see no problem in using bluetooth to transfer the data. It's the same 0 and 1 that start from your phone and end up in the headphones you have connected. If you have bad quality or something like that it's about your headphones. I have about 10€+ headphones from china that produce as good quality sound as i can get from way more expensive headphones with a jack. I'm sure that the value of the headphones is the same with jack or with wireless. If you are aiming for something studio quality i suggest you don't use a smartphone for it. And they tried to replace floppy disks with the smaller harder disks and then they tried to replace it with ...what was it called zipdisks? it had like 100 times the capacity but these things aren't compareable since there we had the size limit of disks that mattered the most. zip lost to burnable cds that have mostly now died away. You can see how music industry is whining because of that. It's just easier to have files that you can put anywhere and play what ever wherever and most don't even use that anymore because of spotify and such. Just think about how much better cars are now. Sure they are way harder to repair by your self and even impossible sometimes. You must have heard about those people who whine about this? "I like the old cars because i can repair it my self" yeah and in most cases that's all they do. So headphone jack is just one of those things that are going away even if you don't want it to. Sure it's not dead yet and it might hang on long just because the things i have explained here but it's just something that is going away in the end. You can speed the progress or stand in it's way but you can't stop it. You choose. I think a bigger battery and a fingerprint reader on the screen was a great trade for the jack. I can't see them trading those back for the jack so i suggest you try to adjust your way of thinking.