Serious, how many people actually listen to headphones and charge at the same time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wozmatic, Sep 8, 2016.


How many times have you charged and listened to headphones simultaneously in the last year?

  1. Never

    327 vote(s)
  2. Less than 10 times

    114 vote(s)
  3. Less than 50 times

    59 vote(s)
  4. More than 50 times

    277 vote(s)
  1. wozmatic, Sep 8, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016

    wozmatic macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2014
    I can see the desire to charge and listen to something, granted, you'll be stuck in one spot as your power cable needs to be plugged into an outlet.

    Perhaps office workers at a desk job would be the majority of people with this desire?

    With that being said, who actually does this and in what situation?
  2. Gmcube macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    All the time. I tend to prefer the sound of headphones anyway, so if I'm charging and in bed I'll plug in my headphones. Usually for my youtube subcriptions or watch conan or whatever.
  3. UAV macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2015
    even tho i don't listen to music. i see alot of my co-workers who listen daily on there phones with plugged in headsets while charging there iphones at the same time. and there are alot of people who work in this type of environment.
  4. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  5. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    It's rare but there are times when traveling when I run out of juice on my bluetooth headphones and then have to take a long phone call while either driving or in an office where another phone isn't available. Admittedly, with a little bit of simple planning the situation can be avoided, but before the solution was simple
  6. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Um, all the time. I charge my iPhone and watch and plug in my headphones each night as I hopefully go so sleep. Wired headphones simply work for me. The comfort and benefit of noise canceling without battery issues is a bigger deal to me than wireless. I use inexpensive wireless headphones for running, most days for me. Those same wireless headphones don't work for bedtime. That is odd to write but totally true. Also lightning plug in pulls out very easily compared to the old headphone plug in. For someone who is active, that's kind of a big deal. Apple is pushing an agenda, but they didn't give us anything better as compensation. This is very un-Apple to this multi-decadal fan.
  7. BoulderAdonis macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2012
    Palo Alto, CA
  8. AnthonyJ macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2010
    Queensland, Australia
    I do often... BUT its out of convenience, not necessity.

    Sitting at a desk for 8 hours listening to music, phone may as well be on charge while i'm using it...

    It won't be stopping me from getting the 7 Plus.
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  10. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2010
    I have to say never. I have to admit that I don't listen to music as often as others. When ever I do listen to music though I'm either out walking or running, I never sit in the house and listen to music. As result I'm never in the position to charge and listen to music at the same time, this is also helped by the fact that I generally only charge my iPhone at night time when I'm asleep.

    All in all the removal of the headphone jack won't affect me as my headphones that I have can just use the adaptor thats supplied.

    I honestly see this as Apple doing the pushing before manufacturers of headphones push phone manufacturers to no longer need a headphone jack. Wireless headphones are becoming more and more popular, either a manufactures turned around and said 'You know what, we can do without the headphone jack', or consumers would say 'Why do we need the headphone jack with the popularity of wireless headphones and how cheap they can be made now?'
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sometimes in bed listening to something while charging, sometimes at work listening to something while charging, a lot of times in the car when having one headphone in for phone calls while the phone is charging, etc.
  12. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    all the time except in a car. I don't put the phone next my head so i'm stuck with the wired stuff.

    BT I imagine is ok if your using them all the time, as then the hassle overhead, so to speak, is small, relatively. But if you don't use them all the time, preparation is going to really be a chore. I won't go there.
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I've done it like two times. It's not the biggest deal in the world like alot of people here make it out to be lol.
  14. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Right, and apparently, Apple is counting on millions of others who have the same habits.

    Just not me :D
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    For some it might not be, for others it might very well be a bigger deal.
  16. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2016
  17. itsboi macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2015
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Not once in a decade of owning iPhones, iPads, iPods, Palms or even computers. I can honestly say my MacBook has never been plugged in while using headphones.
  19. Daki macrumors member


    Dec 1, 2010
    I do this all the time when I'm at my desk at work, listening to Pandora. However, I got annoyed at the headphone cord and switched to bluetooth powerbeats. They pretty much last me all day, but I turn them off whenever I know I'm going to be away from my desk
  20. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    All the time.

    My work vehicle only has AUX so when I'm driving I use 3.5mm connected to AUX and charge via the lightning connector to a cigarette lighter plug. Short of installing a new head unit into my employers vehicle I don't have much choice.

    I'll get an iPhone 7 when their is a quality accessory for this. The Lightning dock can essentially do this so I'm sure someone will make a more mobile solution eventually.
  21. scrap104 macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2010
    Majority of the time I don't. When I do it's mainly on long flights that I've charged and used noise-canceling headphones. Keeping it charged is a must with the screen on for video playback and games and having a full charge stepping into the airport. With the iPhone 7 and beyond I'll probably cope with intervals of wired headphones without charging and Bluetooth headphones while charging. Or I'll probably get the dual lightning adapter for my next long flight.
  22. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    I actually listen and charge at the same time practically every day while sitting at my desk at work. Having said that, this change doesn't bother me at all, I'll just adapt.
  23. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    What will prove to be a very vocal minority. We'll soon start to hear the "epic fail, Apple" cries.

    I charge my iPhone at night so I have no problem.
  24. swedegirl macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2015
    I do a lot of cross Atlantic flights when I charge and use noise cancelling headset at the same time.... I also frequently use the headset and charge in the car at the same time ( for talking on the phone).... I am upgrading to 7, but mainly because my 6s plus battery is crap and only lasts me half a day

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