gman901

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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.
 

caelius

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Dec 31, 2015
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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.
 
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deeddawg

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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.
 

gman901

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Sep 1, 2007
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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?
 

macrem

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

liftedpsd2010

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Sep 13, 2017
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Yup, dongles, which is a pain, but at least it allows you to use the headphones.

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.
 

maflynn

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