The Headphone jack Poll

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Armen, Jul 28, 2016.


How do you use the headphone jack port on your iPhone?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2016.
  1. I use Apple's earpods to talk on the phone and listen to music

    38 vote(s)
  2. I use my snobby high end wired headphones to listen to music.

    46 vote(s)
  3. I connect my phone to my car, musical instrument or studio equipment with that jack

    34 vote(s)
  4. I use wireless headphones, the headphone jack is my lint catcher.

    39 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    There has already been a poll about how people feel about the headphone jack being removed from the iPhone 7. I want to know what you use your headphone jack for. Let's get a good feel for this. You can select 2 options.

    I use my Apple earpods for phone calls and wireless headphones for music. Since Apple will most likely include lightning apple earpods with the iPhone 7 there won't be an impact on how I use my phone.
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I use Apple EarPods except when listening in my car, which I can connect to speakers and make calls hands free via Bluetooth.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    My earpods is not high-end one, but the sound quality is still better than apple crappy version.
    Of course, wired, 3.5mm headphone jack.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It will be a discomfort for those with costly wired headphones, but it's a situation where if the headphone jack is not deleted by the iPhone 7, it will be by the 2017 iPhone. Really, your on borrowed time until it's deleted, assuming you upgrade to the newest iPhone if the 3.5 Jack is deleted. For those who still want to upgrade from a 5s/6 with the Jack in place, the SE and 6s are great phones for years to come. For me, iPhone 7 will be my latest device when available. I currently have the SE. As long as an adapter is available, I am fine with this.
  5. GeekishlyGreek macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2015
    While I do use Bluetooth for various Bluetooth speakers I have, for headphones, I always use the Apple Earpods, as it means I only have to carry one pair with me, and it enables me to use the same set of headphones for all my other devices (which all use the universal 3.5mm jack). Additionally, I would never use Bluetooth headphones when not at home, as the batteries of the headphones die after a while, so it would leave me without headphones, or to have to carry an extra battery pack with me just to charge them, so this makes it far less practical in the real world. Also, having Bluetooth turned on also makes the battery of the iPhone drain quicker, so that's an additional disadvantage. For all the above reasons, I really hope that they do bring the universal headphone jack back in future models, as it is such a universal standard, and so useful, that it really would be a huge blow if this is to be no more on a permanent basis. I appreciate that not everybody feels this way, but I think the above poll shows that I'm far from alone on this.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Like I said in the previous polls on the jack, it does not matter as Apple has already made the choice for us. The jack is going to be history.
  7. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Why the need for the snide remarks on this option?
  8. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    I agree...uncalled for.
  9. Kobbr macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2016
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    "I use my snobby high end wired headphones to listen to music."

    Thankfully that option was there.

    When I indicated in this poll that I'm connecting my Fostex TH900 headphones with Japanese cherry birch housings, Biodyna diaphragm, 99.99999% oxygen-free cords, Fostex logo made from platinum foil, neodymium magnetic repulsion system with 1.5 tesla magnetic flux density, hand-lacquering by a century-old Japanese artist group, and earcups made from protein leather and eggshell membrane*, I certainly don't want to be lumped in with the rest of you barbarians using Apple Earpods.

    * Yes, all of that is a real product. No, I don't actually own one.
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I selected 1 and 3 but I also use a higher end pair of headphones on occasion. Rarely connected to my iPhone but it does happen....
  12. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    Protein leather eggshell membranes? Sacred religious bovine (holy cow) Batman, that sounds almost erotic. Gonna look that one up.
  13. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    i haven't opened the apple earbuds in my past two phones (6 and 5). Ive had good bluetooth earbuds for 3+ years now and wired ones for backup. I won't be missing it.
  14. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    It's inconsequential, Apple does whatever they want, when they want.
  15. HEK, Jul 30, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016

    HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    What good is being a billion dollar company, with bigger budget than most countries if you can't do what you want. o_O

    Putin does what he wants.
    Kim il does what he wants.
    Trump does what he wants.
    Syrian muslim jehadists boys in Germany do what they want.

    Somehow what Apple does or doesn't do seems not all too important in the overall scheme of things.
  16. imrazor macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2010
    Dol Amroth
    I use the wired Apple buds, as well as a pair of wired Sennheiser earphones. Technology does need to move forward, but I don't want earphones that will only connect to an iDevice. What if I want to plug them into my Mac, or a stereo?
  17. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    I don't see how it's moving forward when wireless headphones sound terrible for the price you pay and you need to charge them.
  18. imrazor macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2010
    Dol Amroth
    I'm not saying *wireless* headphones are moving ahead, I'm implying that wired digital (ie, Lightning) headphones are a step forward vs. the old analog standard. I still want to be able to plug those digital cans into multiple devices though, not just my iPhone.
  19. Truckondo macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2009
    I have 2 phones. My personal which is the iPhone 6 and a Galaxy S4 which is work issued and locked down as far as apps are concerned. I use the iPhone during work for Nav and music in my work truck that has a 3.5 mm auxiliary jack. Otherwise, my car has Bluetooth and my good headphones ( Bose QC35 ) are Bluetooth. I'll use the stock EarPods when I feel like jogging. As long as there is an adapter that will allow charging and audio out I'll be ok as long as removing the 3.5 mm jack has a good benefit to the phone design.
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I never use them for talking on the phone but I always use them in the gym. I have yet to find anything comparable in comfort and fit to my $30 yurbuds. Even if money is no option (I am not keen on $200+ for gym worthy buds), I hink I will have a hard time moving to wireless if for no reason other than battery limits.
  21. DanGoh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2014
    The number one thing I use my iPhone for is music. I'm a little upset but I'll get over it if they include an adapter and if the quality isn't bad.
  22. GeekishlyGreek macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2015
    Well said! The quality won't be bad. though (if you mean the sound quality). Being digital, the quality will undoubtedly be better, but I agree with you totally. -It is annoying, and I too will probably eventually get over it. ....But yes, for the added inconvenience that we're going to have to go the long way round doing a simple thing like plugin headphones in, including an adapter is the least they can do.
  23. splitpea, Aug 1, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016

    splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    Selected the second option because I use my cheap-ass third party wired earbuds to listen to music and make calls. The EarPods are way too big for my ears - they hurt, don't form the seal you need for decent sound, and fall out easily.

    Edited to add: just avoid the $10 ones - even a non-audiophile like me can tell they sound like mud. Whereas the $40 ones on sale for $25 are as good as the $100 ones for my purposes.
  24. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    What are you good Bluetooth earbuds? Do they have decent sound quality? What about audio delay with video and call quality. I'm looking for a decent pair but haven't found any that meet all my needs yet.

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