Never lose headphone jack!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gman901, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I certainly hope future versions of the rMB do not lose the headphone jack. I can tell you that bluetooth really sucks on the MacBook. I installed Bootcamp on the 2016 version of the rMB and updated to the latest Anniversary edition of Windows 10. Just as I expected, Bluetooth through normal headsets is really shoddy at best. I am using the Plantronics Backbeat Fit (which I would think is a pretty good brand for stereo BT). It constantly disconnects and reconnects. I think bluetooth is really unstable - I don't know if it's the MacBook drivers or the headset, but I have never had great success with having a stable bluetooth connection with my systems.
     
  2. caelius macrumors 6502

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    Hm. When running Sierra, I don't have any issues at all with my wireless Momentums. No disconnects, no stutters and no problems with audio quality. Must be Windows and/or your headphones then?

    But I agress - ditching the headphone jack wouldn't be that great. Don't think it'll happen anytime soon, though.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Y'all are assuming that there wouldn't be any sort of hardware adapter allowing you to still use wired headphones.

    We'll see what time brings. I doubt you'll need to worry about anything for a while.

    Personally, I never use the headphone jack on my rMB. It is a total waste for me. I typically use my phone most of the time anyway, whether wired or bluetooth. I suppose that I rarely watch any videos and never on the laptop screen may have something to do with that.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yup, dongles, which is a pain, but at least it allows you to use the headphones.
     
  5. thisMRguy macrumors member

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    There will be bluetooth issues, just as there are wifi issues with OSX.
     
  6. gman901 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it matter if I have 2 devices connected to BT at the same time? Wondering if that may be causing instability?
     
  7. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I have AirPods and the bt connection is very stable with all my Apple devices including an older MBP.
     
  8. liftedpsd2010 macrumors member

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    Why is the dongle such an issue? I just have the dongle plugged into my headphones and leave it like that. I don’t even notice it on there.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Because when I'm in the office wanting to listen to my music, I cannot because the iPhone is charging up
     
  10. liftedpsd2010 macrumors member

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    Use a wireless charger. That’s what I do in office.
     
  11. Kierikka macrumors member

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    I do not use the headphone jack alot and for me they could change it for a another usb-c port.
     

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