iPad Pro What is so amazing about my iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by UBS28, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    I can simply plugin my Focal Clear's or my Campfire Andromeda's on the couch without having to connect an external DAC unlike the latest iPad Pro's.

    I guess I will never upgrade to a new iPad Pro.
     
  2. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Ever?
     
  3. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    I have no idea what you just said. Hahah
     
  4. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the "I won't buy an Apple XXXXX device with out the headphone jack" comment

    I am glad I have the audio port on my Ipad Pro 12.9 gen 2 - but don't have it on my iPhone 8 and all is fine

    "There's a dongle for that"
     
  5. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    Ohhh gotcha.
    I don’t often use the headphone port on my iPP, but I’m glad it’s there when I’ve needed it. Personally, my bigger reason for not wanting to upgrade to the new pros is the loss of Touch ID and bezels.
     
  6. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    yeah me too - I like the touch ID and I also like having the larger bezel - it isolates the screen a little from my hands when holding the iPad
     
  7. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, not as long as Apple does not return the headphone output on it. And no app in the Apple Store maxes out my current iPad Pro anyway.

    It looks cool on paper how much faster the iPad Pro's are but what's the point of it with no apps to take advantage of it. So I value features like a headphone output more on my current iPad Pro then a new CPU upgrade every year.
     
  8. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    Seems odd to spend money on very good headphones and not use a DAC when listening to music, but obviously that is a personal thing. I find a dedicated DAC and headphone amp sound much better than the output of an iPad or iPhone.
     
  9. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a

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    Come back in 10 years and see where your headphone needs are then.
     
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    Portable DAC’s run out of power and take a long time to recharge (i actually have a few of them).

    And sometimes, I don’t feel like taking an external DAC with me when I am travelling to other countries to save space and prevent the risk of loosing them somewhere. I am willing to compromise on sound quality late at night in a hotel room before going to sleep.

    And it still sounds much better straight from the iPad Pro then using some crappy Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose QC35 or Beats headphone
     
  11. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I usually use a DAC at home or in the office, but have a Satechi hub that has a 3.5mm headphone jack on it that I have occasionally used with my 3rd gen 11 and 12.9s. But when I travel, I usually use A B&W PX to drown out the flight noise. They are decent and good for travel.
     
  12. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Im annoyed that I cant use my floppy disks with my iPad Pro :mad:
     
  13. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something isn’t there an adaptor you can use like what shipped with the iPhone 7. Not sure thou with the ipp being usb c
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Apple sells a $9 USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter just like the Lightning audio adapters that came with the iPhones. Supports all features of the standard Apple EarPods and similar headphones (volume up/down, pause/play, microphone).

    Google also sells a $9 USB-C audio adapter, which I have as well, that works just fine for audio, though the up/down volume buttons on standard Apple EarPods aren’t supported. Have not tested the microphone with it yet.
     
  15. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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    That’s what I thought so don’t understand all these comments I ain’t buying anymore iPhones or iPads until the headphone jack returns
     
  16. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    It’s returned on a few of the newer iPads.
     
  17. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Technically it hasn't "returned" since the new iPads (Mini & Air) are using the older case design (which still had the audio jack).

    I wouldn't read into it being a reversal of Apple's policy on the audio port.
     
  18. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed! I’d even say 5 years.
     
  19. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

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    I can relate. My dad has always been a bit of an audiophile and I inherited some of that from him. He has gone the DAC route and I went with rooting my Android devices to gain finer control over audio processing. I can’t listen to music via headphones straight out of my iPad, just doesn’t sound as good as from my phone. I’ve listened to a couple of my dad’s DAC units and enjoyed that as well but I just don’t want to have to carry and use them.
     
  20. LiveM macrumors 65816

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    There certainly is. I use it and it's flawless as far as I can tell (I wouldn’t bother with a cheap third-party one, though).
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    I still use an iPhone SE and as much a fan of the headphone jack, bezels and Touch ID as anyone. But I use the SE because it is so beautiful and it is the best size IMO. I have been using an iPad Mini 4 for years but now have the 11” iPad Pro and definitely prefer Face ID for a full-size iPad due to the way it works, especially with the keyboard case. The bezels are absolutely no problem in terms of handling. There is no way I would go back.
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    The AirPort Express has an amazing DAC and is super handy for watching movies on the TV with headphones plugged in.
     

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