Would You Use A Phone Without A 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

Would You Use A Phone Without A 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

Rumours have been flying that some upcoming smartphones won’t include the now-standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Intel even thinks consumers will eventually prefer USB-C to the normal jack. Would you?

At the Intel Developers Forum, hardware architects from the company stated that they hop consumers will jump on the benefits of using USB-C to connect to their headphones. The latest USB-C spec supports things like noise cancelling, extra bass, or concert-like reverb.

However, in order to use a headphones on a device that ditches the 3.5mm jack you’ll either need a USB-C-to-3.5mm adaptor, headphones that connect with USB-C directly (if you can find them), or wireless headphones. Are you willing to make that kind of switch? Have you already switched to wireless headphones entirely? Or would you rather have a phone that sticks with the tried and true method?

Intel says new USB Type-C spec will ease headphone jack loss [Engadget]

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