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The Gearburn Podcast #18: should headphone jacks stay or go?

The headphone jack’s reign as king of smartphone audio is fading as Apple, HTC, Lenovo and Google all make moves to cut it out of their latest phones.

This week on The Gearburn Podcast, Hadlee Simons and Andy Walker talk the pros and cons of the trusty 3.5-millimeter jacks.

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On the face of it, Andy argues, there is no real reason manufacturers should want to rid devices of headphone jacks. Regular headphones are cheaper, they work immediately and they allow you to listen to music and charge your phone at the same time.

But, of course, there are two sides to every story and manufacturers surely have their reasons.

Find out what they are on this week’s episode of The Gearburn Podcast.

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If you like what you hear and would like to comment, add a suggestion or share your valued opinion with us, catch us on Twitter @gearburn. Feel free to drop a comment in the comment section below, or on our SoundCloud page.

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