While it is acceptable for the development of new technology to eventually overcome and outsell legacy technology, it does not always mean that new technology is good.
When Apple first stripped 3.5mm Headphone jack Starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016, it sounded the death of a ubiquitous connector. Immediately after the move, Android OEMs took part in Apple’s anti-analog battle, but more recently, how companies like Sony have begun to “necessaryIt’s Jack.
But we were wondering Android Authority Do readers feel the same? Have you adapted Bluetooth audio Is the absence of audio jacks no longer a problem? Are you all-in to the wireless audio ecosystem now?
Can I go back to the headphone jack after committing to Bluetooth?
Readers’ opinions about the importance of audio jacks haven’t changed much. Of the more than 6,000 votes we received on our website, nearly 72% of our readers say they’ll definitely use a headphone jack if their device has one. Twitter’s audience has largely agreed, with over 69% of respondents supporting this option.
This does not suggest that smartphone users are still angry with the historic jack removal, but it is clear that the physical port will be used if the option is given. USB-C dongle It doesn’t seem like a viable alternative for the reader either.
In a poll conducted earlier this year, Your surprising number You said you would be willing to spend up to an additional $50 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 With headphone jack. Providing users with the choice to use different hardware in different situations makes sense in design and is probably why Sony is so important, LG,and Google I am still using or have reintroduced the port on some devices. Redundancy and freedom of choice are seemingly important motivations for users here.
That said, many readers are fully adopting wireless audio and are happy to be off the wire. Less than one-third (30.8%) of the respondents said they were “all in Bluetooth” and would not return to wired audio even with the option. Twitter voters say the same, with just under 31% of voters fully committed to Bluetooth audio technology.
This option is intended to find users who are okay without the headphone jack and who do not consider using the device’s legacy port when presented with the choices. In that sense, it’s a surprising number of voters who never return to wired audio. Many respondents reflect the convenience and ease of use of tetherless audio accessories.
In the section below, we have selected some notable comments from both sides of the fence.
This is what you had to say
- AnySmarterIdRunLinuxA: It’s hard to sacrifice sub-par audio quality and dead battery to get something that sounds and always works, but I think we’ve taken the time to tweak it.
- bigdav1178: I don’t need to come back, I didn’t leave.
- Brian fowler: Thanks to LG for not worrying. I use cheap Bluetooth headphones for podcasts and audiobooks, and decent wired headphones for music.
- zeroA lot of people may like wireless headphones, but I can count the number of times my phone has been stored with wired headphones.
- Jermaine Liu: I am using a wireless set when I’m on the go. Otherwise, connecting a wired pair is easy. Basically I just replace both regularly.
- mrochester: I definitely couldn’t get back to my wired headphones. Wireless is very convenient and wired doesn’t work on smartwatches.
- Ark Winds: Strictly speaking, when it comes to using earphones, yes I like the mobility of Bluetooth audio. But a phone that can’t tune to an FM radio is a great deal to me. So it’s like having a headphone jack. In fact, the perfect Bluetooth earphone is one that can use both wireless and wired at the same time.
- Blood Fortin: I’ve been looking for wireless headphones since I got my first iPod in 2005. I don’t think it will take such a long time to come up with such a clear idea. Had companies taken this category seriously, they would now be able to complete a working technology.
That’s it for this vote. As always, thanks for all the votes and comments. If you’re thinking about results or about Bluetooth audio and headphone jacks in general, be sure to drop them below.