Removing the Headphone Jack – Does it Matter?

We have heard a lot of controversy when smartphone makers decided to do away with the headphone jack in a few of their models. A lot of people who are enthusiastic about the latest smartphone models have been unhappy at the fact that the headphone jack will no longer be present in those phones. But the question we have to ask is whether it makes sense to even care about something of this nature. Is the headphone jack such an important part of a smartphone? Does it matter if it is there or not? That is the question.

The fact is that if you are someone who has high end headphones, and you want to use them with your smartphone, and there is no headphone jack, you will have some issues. Yes, you can easily get an adapter that will not cost too much money. But it just means that your entire setup becomes a little bit bulkier than it was before. And for those people, it would make a lot of sense to avoid a phone where there is no headphone jack. They would have a much better experience with other phones where the jack is present.

But if you are someone who does not listen to music too often on your phone, or you just use the default earbuds that come with the phone, then you should not have any issues. Most of the time, when you get a new phone without a headphone jack, they will give you a set of wired headphones that will work with that phone out of the box. So you should not have any issues in that respect. The rest will be up to you – if you ever wanted to buy better headphones, you would need to get an adapter so they can work with your phone.