NovusBogus wrote:Apple is supremely arrogant and most of the others are comically unimaginative, that's hardly news. But will this trend really have an impact on headphone aficionados? I was under the impression that virtually all of the good can designs were ancient, and Bluetooth makes decent sense for cheap-ish portable headphones for when one is actually being mobile.
cynan wrote:NovusBogus wrote:Apple is supremely arrogant and most of the others are comically unimaginative, that's hardly news. But will this trend really have an impact on headphone aficionados? I was under the impression that virtually all of the good can designs were ancient, and Bluetooth makes decent sense for cheap-ish portable headphones for when one is actually being mobile.
This. Anything wireless is about convenience first. At nothing wrong with that. Those who really put fidelity first will be using a portable DAC/AMP combo with their phone, or a separate DAP altogether. And then of course regular old analog headphone connection (and a very few, perhaps the trrs balanced variety).
NTMBK wrote:Vote with your wallet, and don't buy phones without headphone jacks.
kvndoom wrote:JustAnEngineer wrote:
I'd almost have to argue that they further the stupidity. What happens if you love your headphones but decide you want to go Android? Lightning to USB-C dongle? Lightning to 3.5mm dongle? Replace the headphones?
Usacomp2k3 wrote:My opinion is that it was always about water-reistance and not about space.
ludi wrote:My old Samsung M610 had a similar attachement to let me plug in headphones via the charging/data port. And as you would suspect, it was a strain on the data/charging port that hastens connector death.More consequences of Apple's courage...meet the Hydra-phones:
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... rging-dock
liquidsquid wrote:On the subject of DACs
Modern DAC components and amplifier devices typically have amazing PSRR ratings (power supply rejection ratio). Meaning even with noisy power, most noise wont make it into the signal chain. These designs are necessary in the era of switching power supplies typically used for low power devices. Also switching frequencies are typically far above human hearing, but not mixing products. Again because of the PSRR rations, this is greatly reduced.
liquidsquid wrote:No way in hell would I spend that kind of money on headphones. Unless they came with several live concerts from my favorite bands with it. Oh, and a pair of real speakers that can make you physically ill from the powerful bass.
DancinJack wrote:What headphones are you even referring to?
liquidsquid wrote:Also if I am reading the specifications correctly I can get BlueTooth hi-def audio or compressed with the sacrifice of distance for the hi-def. I may have to re-digitize my music collection without compression even though the sample rates are really high and the compression on MP3s set low.
liquidsquid wrote:Very luckily I have excellent hearing for my age, probably due to protecting my hearing while playing with any loud machinery. I can still hear to 16kHz while my wife can barely hit 4kHz.
just brew it! wrote:Wow, 4kHz is really bad!
liquidsquid wrote:just brew it! wrote:Wow, 4kHz is really bad!
Tell me about it, a cause of a lot of repeated statements and yelling around the house. Frustrating. This is a result of fluid behind the eardrum. I suppose if something was able to be done to clear that out, her hearing would be greatly improved.
just brew it! wrote:Blocked eustachian tubes? I believe there's a procedure where they can install stents to help drain that, if that's the case.
Captain Ned wrote:just brew it! wrote:Blocked eustachian tubes? I believe there's a procedure where they can install stents to help drain that, if that's the case.
When I was 5 I had had chronic ear infections most of my life (grew up in a chain-smoking house) and couldn't drain my middle ears the way Nature intended, so I had "tubes" inserted in my eardrums to provide a path for the fluid as well as having my adenoids (just what are these things, anyways) scraped off. The 3 months with the tubes allowed my middle ear to drain out and the Eustachian tubes to clear up, and for Bob know why, the adenoid removal pretty much knocked out every chronic sickness I'd ever had. Other than chicken pox (senior year of HS) and mono (college), I haven't been seriously sick, other than self-inflicted, in almost 50 years.
just brew it! wrote:At least none of us (that I know of) have ever had this happen: https://nypost.com/2017/06/09/womans-he ... n-her-ear/