Why did they take away audio jacks?

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    • #173306
      Anonymous
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      Why did they take away our audio jacks? Is it because it reminded them of penetration? Or another reason?

    • #173307
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was once unenlightened like you, then I discovered Bluetooth. Try not being contrarian for 1 day and you’ll see the light.

      Fuck cables.

      • #173308
        Anonymous
        Guest

        garden gnomes

        Zoom zoom

      • #173309
        Anonymous
        Guest

        to force you to buy a bunch of bullshit bluetooth headphones, and then continuously rebuy them every other year because the battery goes to shit and you barely get more than an hour or two out of it.

        thanks for the advice, shlomo.

        • #173322
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >and then continuously rebuy them every other year because the battery goes to shit and you barely get more than an hour or two out of it.
          That’s why you buy a bluetooth receiver instead.

          • #173324
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >Yes sir, may I have some more dongles please?

            • #173328
              Anonymous
              Guest

              It’s not a dongle. You just keep it in your pocket. The only real benefit of bluetooth earphones is that you don’t have wires hanging out of your phone, and a bluetooth receiver achieves that. They’re also better than bluetooth earphones in at least two ways: better battery life, and the fact that you can use your existing earphones with them instead of whatever shitty drivers are in your overpriced bt earphones.

              • #173331
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Yes, now I can set my phone down and walk away while enjoying the high quality music I would expect from a protocol never designed to transmit audio, but hacked together enough bullshit to make it work.

                • #173332
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  You put the receiver in one pocket and route the earphone cables up under a layer of clothing. This way you don’t have loose cables getting caught on things, and if you need to take your earphones out for a second, they will dangle in place from your collar. It would be very awkward to do this with them plugged directly into your phone. You’d have to have an extra length of the cable wound up in your pocket so that you could take your phone out without unplugging them.

                  • #173334
                    Anonymous
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                  • #173336
                    Anonymous
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                    why not have them cables under your shirt? did that back when I hit the gym + the cables help you take out and find your phone when you get messy. bluetooth headphones are most likely a solution in search for a problem and Mr Jack has been very good. perhaps the future may give us some soundwave emitting technology to be picked up by earphones (with replaceable batterys!). kinda like how you can shoot an optical lazer through a room and measure it’s length. bluetooth? no it was bad enough to send data through when we didn’t have phones with internet

        • #173333
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You act like wired earbuds never experienced electrical shorts and failed after a few months to a years time.

        • #173337
          Anonymous
          Guest

          This. The garden gnome always wants to sell you wireless things that run on proprietary batteries because it’s one of the most efficient ways to push forced obsolescence. The garden gnome fears the good old cord and plug.

      • #173312
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Bluetooth has delay, impossible to watch a movie with a Bluetooth earbud

        • #173313
          Anonymous
          Guest

          My Bluetooth headphones have a low-latency mode for movies/games.

          • #173315
            Anonymous
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            Which one do you use?

          • #173356
            Anonymous
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            34ms is the lowest latency Bluetooth has ever reached and it’s still too high for rhythm games.

        • #173351
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Works on my phone…

      • #173317
        Anonymous
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        Please recharge battery before replying to this post.

      • #173319
        Anonymous
        Guest

        No thanks, I don’t want to fry my brain

      • #173321
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Fuck charging irreplaceable batteries that eventually lose maximum capacity and then die

        • #173327
          Anonymous
          Guest

          eventually the wire gets broken inside your cable and your headphones die, what’s the difference

          • #173329
            Anonymous
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            Unless you buy something cheap, no they don’t.

            • #173350
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Yes they do. Batteries deteriorate in 4-5 years and headphone wiring (even expensive ones) break in a similar time period. The pricing for wireless tech is far more semitic though

              • #173352
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Have you ever had a pair of earbuds last more than 6 months? The wire starts going and one side always dies for me.

                • #173357
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  2 years and once thru the wash
                  works better then my new ones

              • #173354
                Anonymous
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                Yeah because $10 for a decent onn set is SO expensive anon…
                Fucking whackjob

        • #173345
          Anonymous
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          There’s at least one brand that has magnetic swappable batteries, although the product polish is about what you’d expect out of a Kickstarter. It was the only way I was ever going to give Bluetooth earbuds a chance.

      • #173338
        Anonymous
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        have a nice day compressiontard

      • #173343
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Jack doesn’t prevent you from using bluetooth headsets
        Fuck your bluetooth too.

      • #173358
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >put lithium batteries in your skull goy

    • #173310
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Who is they? Who is them?
      Hhhhhmmmmmmm? Tell me, OP!

    • #173311
      Anonymous
      Guest

      If you go down the rabbit hole you’ll find that bluetooth has a lot of 0 days and rumor is companies have been taking advantage of them for decades collecting information that users would otherwise only be able to give up if they installed a malicious app. Possible connection between phone manufacturers and entities that want to spy on the average person as much as possible.

    • #173314
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Because bluetooth is in fucking everything. Tell me what the situation is where you’re gonna need an aux cable. Does your car have a tape deck? Are you trying to hook your phone up to your foreman’s 15 year old Milwaukee boombox?

      • #173318
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Bluetooth is a security risk

      • #173335
        Anonymous
        Guest

        My car does not have Bluetooth.
        If I forget to charge my wireless headphones over night they will not last my full work shift.
        When the humidity drops in the fall, the material I work with generates enough static to disconnect my headphones from my phone.
        Replacing my phone with one that has an aux port was one of my top qol improvements this year.

    • #173316
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve gotten used to bluetooth connectivity.

    • #173323
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >source file of questionable quality –>
      >bluetooth codec of questionable quality –>
      >D/A conversion by mass produced chip cloned at the cheapest price possible (questionably quality of course)–>
      >headphone op-amp of questionable quality –>
      >sound
      Awesome. Sign me up. I particularly like the lossy codec being converted to another, lower quality, lossy codec. It adds that genuine chink coloring to the music. You know? you can feel the sweatshop where they were shit out.

    • #173325
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I WILL USE WIRED HEADPHONES
      I WILL EXPAND THE STORAGE WITH MICROSD CARDS

    • #173326
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I hve headfone jakc what u talking about?

    • #173339
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Because the technology is too simple
      >what?!?! you can just drive current through a wire, connect it to a speaker, and it just makes a sound?!?!
      >no, we can’t have that – we need a super overengineered solution involving sending packets over the air or something

    • #173340
      Anonymous
      Guest

      samsung master race

    • #173341
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Because you paid for phones without them.

    • #173342
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Wires > Waves

    • #173344
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I don’t think penetration per se was the issue. The problem was that the audio jack was designed for a 3.5mm plug, and so you could insert it without doing physical damage. That was highly problematic.

    • #173346
      Anonymous
      Guest

      They wanted to patch up the analog hole in the world of DRM

    • #173347
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Take it back anon

      • #173355
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This, the market for high quality micro-DACs has never been better.

    • #173348
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >penetration
      fuck you anon now i have to go blast

    • #173349
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >money
      >garden gnome

    • #173353
      Anonymous
      Guest

      They didn’t. Stop buying flagships.

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