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For the past year or two now it seems that when new flagship Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy Note, Pixel devices and others are nearing a release, all we hear about is rumors of no headphone jack being included on the device and everyone else bitching and complaining about it.

Before I go any further, let me explain that the views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone. They may or may not reflect the views of Android Unfiltered or any of its authors. That’s totally up to them how they feel, but this is my post and this is my time to rant about those of you who are constantly bitching about something so stupid.

Leave Your Complaints At The Door

Now, with all the legal jargon out of the way, let me set the record straight for those of you who don’t seem to understand. Today is September 29th, 2017. You see that? TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN. Do you understand what that means? It means we shouldn’t give a damn about a new mobile device possibly being released without a damn headphone jack.

While it works decently and it has for years, technology evolves and things change, therefore we don’t need to stick with 120+-year-old technology in a device that costs us $900 or more in today’s society. Especially when we have technology that has finally caught up if not surpassed what technology was used in the old 3.5mm headphone jack.

I don’t know how many times over the past couple of years I’ve seen people say, and I quote “I’m never buying a device from XX company again if they release their new flagship device without a headphone jack.” Whoa, seriously? WTF is your major malfunction here numbnuts? It’s a damn headphone jack that you can easily work around by using Wi-Fi/Bluetooth headphones to listen to your music of choice.

Your Music Likely Sucks Anyway

Chances are, it’s pure crap you’re listening to in the first place so what does it really matter if you’re not hearing the raw music because you’re not. That’s not something that exists in today’s world with all of the technology that is used in music today.

You don’t honestly think Taylor Swift sounds the same on a CD or Spotify that she does in person do you? If so, you have bigger issues than worrying about a damn headphone jack not being on your next device. But that’s a completely different post so let’s get back on the subject at hand.

Why would you threaten to never buy a Samsung or LG device again just because it doesn’t have a headphone jack? Or even the next Pixel device that we’ll be hearing about on October 4th?

I Get It, I Truly Do

I understand you’ve possibly spent money on headphones that plug into the 3.5mm jack and you truly enjoy them and don’t want to switch to something different. Well, guess what? You don’t have to.

When that new device doesn’t include a headphone jack, it’ll include an adapter that you can use to convert those favorite headphones of yours to a USB-C plug that will work in that new device. Even if it doesn’t, surely you can spare $5 or less to buy an adapter, unless you’re just so damn lazy that you figure it’s easier to bitch and complain than it is to go spend a couple bucks, solve your issue, shut your mouth and move the hell on to bigger things in life.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it sucks when companies up and change things in a semi-drastic way or worse. I get complaints about this all the time when we change things in Nova Launcher or remove a certain feature/option that users enjoy. Unfortunately, this is just the way things work and whether we like at first or not, we most often learn to adapt and get used to it. Doesn’t necessarily mean we like it or are completely happy with it, we just deal with it.

This Is Only Inevitable

Removing the headphone jack on mobile devices is only going to happen more and more going forward each and every year, so as stated, get used to it and accept it. Your whining and complaining aren’t going to help, at all. In fact, all it does it make you look more foolish than you possibly are and that’s not really something I’m sure you are setting out to accomplish.

I personally have an iPhone 7 Plus that hasn’t had a headphone jack on it in over a year now and you know what, I honestly don’t miss it. And I’m one who listens to music quite often via my mobile device. But the amazing thing came in the iPhone 7 Plus box when I bought it and that was an adapter. While it’s just one more thing to add to the device and it is an additional 2 – 3 inches longer than having the headphones plugged directly into the device, it works. And it works perfectly well. I don’t notice any difference in sound.

I also listen to many different wireless and Bluetooth headphones and guess what? Yep, you guessed it, they work just like the ones attached to an adapter or the ones you plug into your ancient, old ass headphone jack you seem to cherish for some silly ass reason.

What’s The Point Here?

The point to all of this is simple. Technology changes, industries move into different directions and do different things for different various reasons and there’s nothing we can really do about it other than accept it, live with it and move the hell on.

So please, for the love of pizza and Doritos, stop your damn bitching about headphone jacks disappearing on newly released or upcoming devices. It gets old hearing it. And I promise you, in 2 to 3 years when no devices are being released with old ass technology any longer, you’re not going to miss it.

You might reflect, but you won’t give a damn at that point. Because you don’t care about devices not using a mini-USB cable to charge them now do you and those of you who are bitching about headphone jacks disappearing were probably the same ones bitching about those dumb ass cables too.

Now that I’ve stated my stance on this, I’m curious as to where you stand on the headphone jack when it comes to a mobile device. Do you want it? Do you need it? Or are you like me and don’t give two shits if the device has one or not because you know you’re going to listen to your favorite tunes regardless?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I’m Rob, another writer at Android Unfiltered, and I feel if people want a headphone jack, it’s okay to want a headphone jack.

    Bluetooth devices are nice, but being sure they charged up for the day is not. That is, if the charge even lasts all day.

    Having to worry about a dongle isn’t the end of the world, but it is rather annoying.

    Cliff doesn’t care if you want to charge your smartphone at your desk while you listen to music via wired headphones. I do though. I feel your pain.

  2. Bluetooth adds additional degradation to already compressed sound. Having to use a dongle, carry around a dongle, losing the dongle all adds unnecessary complication to a simple thing. Charging and listening to music with wired headphones becomes impossible. Using one port for everything will lead to it failing quicker. All minuses and not a single plus.

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