Apple would be stupid to drop the iPhone headphone jack

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iPhone 6 headphone jack
We will miss you, headphone jack. If those rumors are true.
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If Apple is really planning to kill the iPhone headphone jack in the model it reveals next year, it’s ditching 60 years of history.

Rumors that the next iPhone could do away with the industry-standard 3.5mm port in Apple’s relentless pursuit of thinness have been around for a while, but they’re seeing a resurgence thanks to a post on a Japanese blog. The article cites “a reliable source” that claims the Cupertino company will shave 1mm off the phone’s thickness by dropping the just-way-too-fat jack in favor of proprietary Lightning connectors.

But if Apple actually does this, it’s kind of a huge deal.

Keep your favorite tunes untethered with this booming Bluetooth headset [Deals]

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These REMXD on-ear bluetooth headphones keep you connected to your favorite sounds without tying you down.
These REMXD on-ear bluetooth headphones keep you connected to your favorite sounds without tying you down.
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The more we carry our music and audio programs in our pockets, the more those pesky headphone cables get in the way, or give way to fray. REMXD’s On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones offer full-spectrum sound unbound by wires, at an unbeatable price. You can get your hands on one of these hands-free sets for $35.99.

Get introduced to the headphones that need no introduction [Deals]

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Beats HD set the standard in consumer audio with crystal clear sound, rich bass, and a sleek build.
Beats HD set the standard in consumer audio with crystal clear sound, rich bass, and a sleek build.
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Beats, like their creator Dr. Dre, have become synonymous with big sounds and big personality. They’re also known for coming at a premium price, which has kept a lot of people from properly pleasing their ears with Beats’ premium sound. Right now you can get in on the fun with a set of white refurbished, warranty-backed Beats Solo HD Headphones for just $99.99.

One of our favorite headphones goes Bluetooth

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Bowers & Wilkins' P5 Wireless headphones make us believe in Bluetooth.
Bowers & Wilkins' P5 Wireless headphones make us believe in Bluetooth.
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Lust List: Bower & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones

Damn, I love Bluetooth.

Crap, I hate Bluetooth.

Bluetooth is the Jekyll and Hyde of technology. One minute it is your best friend and confidante; the next it is the most evil of evils. Actually, it is the other way around. As you are trying to find the device, and pair the device, and make sure the device stays paired, Bluetooth is some super-annoying technology. Then, once your devices have made nice, the relationship is repaired.

From comfort to audio quality, these are the headphones you’re looking for [Deals]

MiiKey Rhythm Pro bluetooth on-ear headphones offer wireless, hi-def, 4-channel stereo sound
MiiKey Rhythm Pro bluetooth on-ear headphones offer wireless, hi-def, 4-channel stereo sound
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Too often, we either pay too much for a set of headphones that doesn’t quite meet our needs, or just spring for the cheapo brands sold next to the bubble gum. That’s why we’ve assembled a collection of premium ear-pleasers that’ll meet any preference or budget. Looking for waterproof and workout ready? Wireless and noise canceling? Durable but with studio-quality audio? You’ll find it here, and at a nice discount.