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I embrace the removal of the audio jack on smartphones, and I like listening to music via my Bluetooth headset.

Yet why, for fuck's sake, is a double tap on the headset's play button mapped to Call Redial?

I have lost count how often I called someone by mistake. How is such on action a meaningful default? What were they thinking, were they thinking at all?

Everytime I turn on the goddamn headset, I take extra care to ensure that I don't doubletap yet it still often happens by mistake.

I rarely call people anyways on my smartphone anyways.

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  • 1
    My headset does not do that.
  • 1
    Mine opens the Google Assistant on double tap. Triple tap to redial.

    Hold down vol up for next and vol down for going back

    It fucking sucks and I usually just use my phone to change songs tbh

    Didn't think I'd like the no headphone jack, but honestly it's really convenient to use Bluetooth earbuds (aside from battery life some days)
  • 2
    I prefer having a headphone jack but use Bluetooth earplugs every week. And I've called accidentally by double tap but never on purpose.
  • 1
    I call an invalid number before putting on the headset.
  • 0
    That's just another battery to charge.
    Plus, you either pay a decent price for shit quality, or pay hundreds for slightly better quality with Bluetooth audio devices. With wired devices, you don't *have* that issue, as good-quality headphones can be had for decent prices. (I have A U D I O P H I L E tendencies.)
    Plus most Bluetooth hearing equipment is either wired-together earbuds (in which case... why not just use normal earbuds if possible???) or headphones with hard plastic headbands that break when trying to fit over my huge fucking head.

    Or, y'know, Airpods, which fall under the "I don't speak poorfag", "I like having the OEM's dick up my ass constantly!", AND the "they sound like ass" categories.
  • 2
    @Parzi My $30 Bluetooth earbuds sound around the same as my $75 wired earbuds. That's a grand total of 2 whole things to charge nightly lol

    Can't vouch for anything more than that bc it's wack to drop much more than $100 on this shit in my opinion. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️
  • 0
    @Stuxnet i'm an audiophile, so I can almost always hear the difference, but ok.
  • 1
    @Parzi That must suck.
  • 1
    @Stuxnet no it doesn't
  • 1
    @electrineer I'd hate to know the only way I can truly enjoy music is by using expensive headphones bc of the ability to understand the shittiness in cheaper ones.
  • 1
    @Stuxnet you can still enjoy. The ear will adapt. It just means you can spot details. And maybe tweak the headphones better.
  • 2
    @Stuxnet I hear difference between really good phones and usual ones but still enjoy listening as is without spending my kidney on platinum coated overpriced shit.

    PS: though I'm thinking about getting a DAC for my home PC.
  • 2
    @irene I mean, if you hand me a pair of $200 and $10 earbuds I'mma be able to tell the difference too. Pretty sure anyone with functional ears can.

    Pretty much the only thing I need with headphones is bass because almost everything I listen to has lots of it.
  • 2
    @Stuxnet I meant more expensive "crap". Like 50 bucks. There's still a noticeable difference. But it also depends on the source device.
  • 0
    @Stuxnet Good headphones: Koss UR-20. They're nice, comfy, and they have pgood sound. Oh, and they have a fabric & rubber headband, so they won't fall the fuck apart around big heads!
  • 0
    @irene source device makes more of a difference than the audio output device, especially if it has an EQ or some such that can help compensate for the distortion of the output device
  • 1
    @Parzi yes, but no hi-fi device would make 5$ chinese earbuds sound good
  • 0
    @irene I did say most of, not all...
  • 2
    @Parzi where? 🤔
  • 0
    @irene more of*
  • 2
    @Parzi okay 🤔
  • 1
    @Stuxnet there are also huge differences within the same price bracket. And a $20 product can be better than a $100 one in some ways.
  • 0
    @irene I think with earbuds the fit is very important, so if a $5 set fits your ears well, they'll probably sound quite decent, especially if you use eq. $5 crap is high-end crap anyway. $0.70 crap may be horrendous crap.
  • 0
    @electrineer I haven't seen 0.7$ crap.
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