Two years after Apple "killed" the headphone jack, it's time to bring it back again. The post 2 Years After Apple Killed the Headphone Jack, USB-C Audio Is a Disaster appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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Google got in the headphone dongle business when the Pixel 2 infamously axed the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack after Google made a big to-do about Apple's recent iPhone's doing the same thing in its reveal of the original Pixel the preceding year.
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It’s notoriously difficult to find a smartphone with a headphone jack. Many manufacturers, from Apple to Google to Xiaomi, are omitting headphone jacks from their phones, instead opting for reversible ports like Lightning and USB-C.
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For years, OnePlus has boasted about its dedication to keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack on its phones while other vendors have opted to eliminate it and force users to either go wireless or use an adapter.
157 Days Ago
Like it or not, 3.5mm headphone jacks are going the way of the dodo. Even after making fun of Apple for eliminating the headphone jack in 2016, Google ended up removing the port itself just one year later.
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It’s not that the original Pixel headphone dongle was a massive battery hog, but the second edition is better. When you’ve got a device with which you’re wanting to play audio, and you’re not a fan of Bluetooth audio, you need a way to connect with hardware.