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

  1. lutti KitKat Feb 10, 2019

    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.
     

  2. MarcioReis87 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 11, 2019

    MarcioReis87, Feb 11, 2019 :
    ever heard of Bluetooth conversion? you must be new to the Bluetooth world. I'm an audiophile, deal with it.
    Comparing a cheap 10€ earphones/earbuds ( because I'm sure you can't even get 10€ headphones) is like comparing Caviar to Roe, same thing but makes a world's difference

    I got quality headphones that no Bluetooth headphones equals and to make it into your perspective it costs 1/3 of the full 5T launch price in promotion.

    Money as you can see is not the issue in here, quality is the issue.
    You're the kind of guy that about anything suits him and you just go for the cheapest because there's no way you're spending 3x the price on the same product that the purpose is the same.

    I am the kind of guy, that only looks at the 3x price first and goes down if it ain't worth the price asked for.
     

  3. MarcioReis87 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 11, 2019

    MarcioReis87, Feb 11, 2019 :
    "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"

    Christ dude, nevermind I said, you are clueless.
    Just to be sure, where are you from, I'm curious...?
     

  4. MarcioReis87 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 11, 2019

    MarcioReis87, Feb 11, 2019 :
    My wife wanted cheap headphones to play project Zomboid Twitch sessions game and watch movies on here computer,

    Firstly I bought her the Asus Cerberus headsets for 49 one of the cheapest on the store chose by her. The next day I went to the store again to exchange them of how terrible they sound and the awful Mic quality.
    How can people wear something like this, the pitch are out of the charts, no bass whatsoever, even with a decent equalizer the sound quality is bad because of the hardware limitation, it's simply cheap.

    So the next day I exchanged to a supposedly "above average quality according to internet" the LG g430 a week ago for I think 79 or 89, not sure.
    Looking at the reasonable price they were not bad, good bass also but the "7.1 surround adv is simply a marketing trick" clearly a mimic but people enjoy that somehow.

    I also wanted to trade then for a Razor headset but sadly my wife made up her mind and wanted to keep those. Oh well...

    Well, this is for a person who isn't like me but deserved to have good headphones and not something you put over your ears and say it's the best thing ever.
    Don't compare 10€ headset to a 150-200€ ones that you never used and claim is the same quality.

    Videos you see on YouTube are mostly paid videos not offering an honest review.
    Some stores let you try headphones, try the most expensive there is and judge by yourself
     

  5. lutti KitKat Feb 11, 2019

    lutti, Feb 11, 2019 :
    I never claimed anything you seem to think. I said they are better than some more expensive ones. No one is saying 10€ is enough and they were most likely closer to 15€(whoa!). But what i did say there is a lot of bad quality stuff for at least below 100€ range and i'm sure there is a lot of stuff that beats 300€ stuff that might even cost less than a 100€. The price isn't the qualifier. You can use the price to say what it probably is but it might or might not be that. What i have is a decent bluetooth headphones for my needs and that's it. What i would get by spending much more money wouldn't be much and by spending a lot more wouldn't begin to be justified. I use them mostly when i work out at the gym and that's just a couple of hours a week at best. What you normally would get for 10-20€ wireless headphones would be less than i have. So what i was saying is that the quality is not about how you transfer your ones and zeros to the speakers up your head. The quality of the speakers and other things are the thing that matter. If you have those things of equal quality the connection doesn't matter.
    I'm also not saying you can get anything from asus at that price or if you can they are super bad quality ones. Asus is a well known brand that has high value at least where i live. Sure it's mostly for gamers and nerds and not for audiophiles who tend to go for stuff from music business instead. Not that they can be compared but such people tend not to deviate from their habits so why bother? Anyway there is some good quality brands that people outside of china have never even heard of that are 10x the value of their cost so something like 15€ spend can give you a product worth 150€ you could go get from your local shop. Not saying this is the case with my headphones but i already said what i said about that. So the 50€ asus gaming headset isn't probably worth it. If i were to go for something like that i would probably triple that to go for something decent. So there's a cheap advice from me. I'm only a musician so i value the quality but i don't pretend hearing any difference on many of the super high priced headphones. I leave that to the audiophiles like you.