Since the release of the iPhone 7, we’ve seen almost all phone manufacturers drop headphone jacks from their high-end phones. Samsung was a noteworthy holdout for a while, but even it removed the port from the Note 10 last year.
It’s easy to see why the entire industry went the way that it did. By removing the headphone jack from their flagship phones, manufacturers could more easily make the case a pair of Bluetooth headphones was something you definitely needed to buy.
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But another change could be on the horizon. Sony’s upcoming Xperia 5 II recently leaked, with a headphone jack where its predecessor was missing one. We’ve also seen compelling midrange options like the Pixel 4a include the venerable headphone jack.
Let’s say the Xperia 5 II marks a turning point and Android high-end phones with headphone jacks become more commonplace. Would you buy one of those devices? Taking things a step further, would you actually use the headphone jack on your new phone frequently?
It’s probably safe to say most of us, for all the complaining we did when phone companies first started removing the headphone jack, have come to like things the way they are with Bluetooth headphones.
Back when I used to commute to the office, I fell in in love with my Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones. They made it easy to sit down on the bus or subway and enjoy a podcast or book without interruption. The fact there wasn’t any cable attaching them to my phone made it a major bonus when I arrived at my destination and it came time to move. At least when it comes to my phone, I can’t see myself going back to wired headphones. But that’s just me.
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