- May 7, 2007
I think the problem is being exposed to good sound and most people aren't.Some of us here actually do more than stream Taylor Swift on our Fisher Price fruit phones.
While its a fairly sacrilegious thought to those of us around here, smartphones and tablets have kind of removed the need for traditional computers for a lot of people.If Apple doesn't want their devices touted as "Fisher Price", then maybe they shouldn't market them to people who don't even know what a computer is.
Basically this. There are also space limitations to deal with inside of a phone. The only real way to get high quality audio with a cellphone is to carry around external portable solutions.I think the problem is being exposed to good sound and most people aren't.
Its kind of like good baking can ruin all other baking type thing.
I'm not an audiophile or anything, but havibg known more decent sound... The you go back and hear all the shit, all the missing sounds, a lack of 'completeness' if I make any sense... Or you hear this 'inside a box' kind of thing.
And you don't forget!!
Cellphones are quickly becoming the center of music, and while cameras keep being upgraded to infinity, sound is neglected for the most part. Its a disgrace. Part of the problem is of course you need to connect it to the right/better stuff, so manufacturers assume nobody does and they are mostly right sadly.. chicken and egg type thing.
They are being logical... insideously logical. They know that they'll sell far more in accessories (dongles, BT headphones etc) than customers who will leave - especially considering there will literally be only one manufacturer left making phones with headphone jacks.What I don't understand is why these companies want to get rid of the jack so badly. I personally will never buy a phone without a headphone jack. Many are the same. Therefore, there is a clear market for this. Why not have some models with a jack and some without?
But I suppose I should stop being logical. Logic never applied to smartphones.
It’s not so much a physically larger screen but higher pixel density and higher resolution.Again, I still don't get it. I don't need my phone to be paper thin. The screens are already big enough and the most I drain this thing is half way in a day. Get off my lawn kids.
Both of which are absent on their latest regular Note 10.It’s not so much a physically larger screen but higher pixel density and higher resolution.
More battery volume, if you're actually playing audio does running the BT use more or less power than sending output to the audio jack? As for lighter, they're replacing a hole with battery, it's going to be a few grams heavier. Of course if instead of removing the jack to get more internal volume they just made the phone 0.1mm thicker instead no one would notice anything other than a higher number on the battery charts.It reduces costs, improves battery life, and allows for thinner lighter designs... it is nothing but a win for their engineering team. Besides most of the DAC units used in phones are cheap and sound OK at best.
GPS / Waze comes to mind. If you're not plugged in that shit will devour your battery in no time. Plus I have to aux in my audio in my car... so yeah no headphone port, no buy for me.The adapters work well enough. Just sucks to not be able to charge simultaneously if needed. Haven’t really needed to myself though.
I would be using a HTC 10, except the battery crapped out after 2 years of use, and was declining for a year. During the last three months before it fully crapped out, it wouldn't last more than 1 minute off the charger. Replacing the battery was liable to break the screen, and no cellphone repair shop was willing to touch it.I'm still rocking an HTC 10. Headphone jack, decent screen, SD card slot. I will use it until it fails to boot.