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Andy1984 said:My brother got the Note 7 (despite me telling him not to get it, whatever his loss) and they have been giving him hell. He bought it through Best Buy and Samsung is telling him and their Best Buy reps one thing, then he gets an email from Best Buy telling him something else, then goes in store to hear something entirely different. This has been going on for over a week now. Samsung's distribution model with retailers and carriers screws over consumers. Like the Samsung rep on the phone told him that Samsung couldn't do anything because he bought it through Best Buy instead of AT&T. My reply was that my iPhone 6 Plus was bought at Best Buy but when I had an issue with the display, an hour at the Apple Store fixed everything, no misinformation or anything. Also remember when the iPhone 5 had a battery replacement program? That went so smoothly. Not like this mess.
Light yearsthh ahead of Apple.
Apple should've included a 3.5mm to cassette adapter and not removed the 3.5mm jack!!! There's a certain subset of users who still only have cassette players in their dash and listen to 12 hours of music while they drive. How will I charge my phone and connect to the cassette player now. Why can't I get catered to at the expense of the other 99.9999%...
dagaz said:This alone may stop me from upgrading to the new iPhone. I have a $300 pair of wired headphones that I love, they have great sound, that currently work with every single audio device I own. Long term, I can see the advantage of moving away from the analog 3.5mm standard, but it should be a to a new, common standard that is just as ubiquitous across all devices. I don't see a chance in hell of Lightning being adopted as widely as the 3.5mm currently is.
But I keep reading the same thing you stated. That someone has high end headphones with 3.5mm cable and is mad that the 3.5mm jack is removed on the iPhone. My question is, are you sure you're using your expensive headphones to the max? Because I've seen instances where people show expensive headphones are underutilized and sound like shit when connected to an iPhone's 3.5mm jack. So it seems that buying $500 headphones and using them with a 3.5mm jack on smartphones is defeating the purpose of expensive headphones (because of the phones inferior DAC.)
For example, Austin Evans compared sound from a $450 headphone that can swap its cable between 3.5mm and lightning. Tested it on an iPhone obviously, and the difference in sound quality was night and day better with lightning.
Any opinions on this from your end?