The type-C headset has disappeared. Why didn’t it catch fire

You may remember the first snapdragon 835 model and the first 5g mobile phone, but few people know the first mobile phone to replace the 3.5mm headphone hole with the type-C interface. That’s what LETV launched in 2016. < / P > < p > was probably shocked by Jia Yueting’s idea, or for other reasons. One year later, major mobile phone manufacturers began to cancel the 3.5mm earphone hole, some because of waterproof, some because of the thickness of the body, and some for better sound quality. < / P > < p > manufacturers have different opinions and can always think of a reason to kill the 3.5mm headphone connector. In order to be excessive, many manufacturers will add a 3.5mm headphone jack to type-C adapter cable in the box of the new machine. < / P > < p > subsequently, the manufacturer then showed a smile of evil charm and launched the type-C headset. When we are discussing “is the 3.5mm earphone hole coming out of the historical stage?” “Is the type-C headset going to replace the 3.5mm headset?” By the time, the type-C headset has quietly launched the stage of history. < / P > < p > come and go in a hurry. The type-C headset seems to stay in our memory for a short time. Today, two years later, we seldom see it in CES, China joy and other major exhibitions. On the contrary, it makes TWS wireless Bluetooth headset extremely popular. < / P > < p > different from the traditional 3.5mm earphone hole, the appearance of type-C earphone seems to be very helpless. Because there is no earphone hole to plug in, only the type-C charging port can be plugged in. Therefore, type-C earphone was born. < / P > < p > if you want to know why type-C earphones disappear so quickly, let’s talk about how the 3.5mm earphone hole was lost, and why it was cancelled by the manufacturer? Generally speaking, there are two reasons why manufacturers have changed their design of mobile phones: 1. In order to make them more distinctive than competitors in design; 2. To make more profits in potential areas. < / P > < p > as time goes by, the iteration of mobile phones is not as simple as upgrading the processor. It also needs to comprehensively improve the camera module, material, battery life, and more modules. Therefore, to ensure the thickness of the body, it is appropriate to make some trade-offs in such positions as earphone holes. < p > < p > if you don’t say it for a long time, just say it’s near. In June 2020, vivo X50 Pro came out, which is also a model that cancels the 3.5mm earphone hole. As a 5g mobile phone, the thickness of the body is only 8.04mm, and the weight is 181.5g, which can be said to be a lightweight model among the models with the same price. < / P > < p > another reason is to enhance the integration of the fuselage. For example, the vivo nex Series in recent years, such as the vivo nex series, pursues no holes in the fuselage. Of course, dust and water-proof can also be strengthened. Therefore, in the 5g era of no hole and wireless, canceling the 3.5mm earphone hole has become the tacit choice of contemporary mobile phone manufacturers. < / P > < p > in 2016, iPhone 7 also cancelled the earphone hole, but it also launched airpods in the same year. Although many professionals analyzed at that time, Apple’s move might affect the sales of iPhone. It was only when airpods sold 60 million yuan a year and its revenue was close to 10 billion yuan, and it took 85% of the wireless headset market, people began to pay attention to the once “humble” TWS headset. How much revenue and profit can airpods bring to apple? Some analysts have proposed that the TTM of Apple’s airpods headphones has surpassed adobe, AMD, spotify, twitter and other world-class technology companies, with an annual revenue of more than 10 billion US dollars. < / P > < p > it may be because we want to get a share of the wireless headset market. We see that manufacturers such as glory and oppo have launched their own TWS headphones. < / P > < p > in general, type-C earphones are more likely to be used to pave the way for strategy, which can be said to be for a more harmonious body design, or to promote their own TWS headphones. Only type-C headphones are more like a transition. < / P > < p > looking back, we can find that type-C earphones are gradually withdrawing from the market, which has a lot to do with the product and fragmented marketing. < / P > < p > in the past, we could use 3.5 mm plug and headset cable to connect mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices, plug and play, with little extra cost. But today, after canceling the headphone jack, I encountered such a problem: < / P > < p > my phone is iPhone and I’m using lightning. If you want to listen to songs on your phone, you need lightning earpods; my computer is MacBook, which uses a 3.5mm interface. If I want to listen to songs on my computer, I need a 3.5mm earpods… < / P > < p > and my iPad Pro uses a type-C interface. If I want to listen to songs with it, I need to bring an extra usb-c to 3.5mm adapter. < / P > < p > that is to say, the carrier equipment I use now has a 3.5mm interface and a type-C interface. Listening to songs is no longer a problem that can be solved by a single headphone cable. However, an airpods is much more convenient and can be used after opening it. For modern people, convenience is really more important than anything. < / P > < p > because many mobile phones cancel the 3.5mm headphone hole, the limited audio output can only be through USB Audio – basically digital output, so the type-C headset also needs to have a codec built-in. Then, the definition of type-C varies from one company to another. As a result, it is no problem for the type-C headset to be compatible with your own mobile phone, but it is easy to have various problems if you want to be compatible with other brands of mobile phones. < / P > < p > for example, if you use Huawei’s type-C headset and plug it into millet, you can just use it. Congratulations, but maybe it will not work because of incompatibility. < / P > < p > earphones, a technology product, have appeared for decades. In the past decades, with continuous improvement and upgrading of products, the sound quality has become more and more excellent. From the beginning of the humble to today’s exquisite, from wired to collar, to wireless, from wearing comfort to active noise reduction, it has been integrated into our life and become a necessity. < / P > < p > so what is the development direction of headphones by 2020? There is no doubt that the answer was announced on CES last year – Wireless detachable headphones are bound to be the next development. Nowadays, we can not only see the TWS earphones produced by oppo, glory, apple and other manufacturers in the market, but also new brands such as 1More and Anker are committed to developing TWS earphones with new forms and black technology. < / P > < p > the universality of Bluetooth makes TWS headset ignore the interface problem directly. With the popularity of Bluetooth 5, the stability and endurance of TWS headset are further guaranteed. The thumb sized earplug can also maintain 5 hours of service, which can meet the needs of most users. < p > < p > for comfort, the true wireless mode really eliminates a lot of constraints, and there is no need to worry about the problem of headphone cable winding, or the embarrassment of being hung on a sharp object. It’s as simple as taking gum out of your pocket and opening it to your mouth. It can be done in seconds. < / P > < p > another reason is the low cost. Take Xiaomi as an example, the lowest price of the dual unit semi in ear type-C headset is 89 yuan, while the Xiaomi Bluetooth audio receiver, which can turn a 3.5mm headset into a Bluetooth headset, is only 99 yuan. Even the air of Xiaomi Bluetooth headset only costs 399 yuan, and the price of TWS headset is becoming more and more popular and people-friendly. < / P > < p > as early as 2016, Jabra added heart rate monitoring and maximum oxygen uptake monitoring in elite sport, in order to let users easily understand heart rate and adjust exercise intensity. There are also reports that Apple will add similar heart rate testing functions to the variants of airpods in the future, as well as wireless health monitoring. < / P > < p > the wireless headset also enables the headset to achieve the universal features of the whole scene. Even in the process of swimming, you can also wear some TWS with waterproof function to enjoy the music in underwater sports. These are the advantages that many wired headphones and other head and neck headphones can’t achieve. < / P > < p > back to the starting point of the problem, type-C earphone is only a solution for us to solve the problem. In addition, we have better shape TWS earphones. This is not only the manufacturers want to increase the sales of TWS, but also the reason why users are willing to pay for it. It is also because of the cool and fashionable appearance and cutting-edge technology functions In enriching our needs, it is no longer meaningful to discuss the future of type-C earphones. < / P > < p > in general, the survival time of type-C earphones may also be a record of the evolution history of earphones. Although they will be replaced by real wireless headphones, we have already got the desired results, that’s all. Skip to content

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