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Why does Oculus have bad headphone jacks?

ItzFlipz
Level 3
Their headphone jacks go kaput so quickly. I'm on my second Rift S (I warrantied thinged the first one) and the headphone bug is starting to happen. At some point within the next year, I'm going to have to go through the process again. I'm biting the bullet right now. But seriously? Why the cheap headphone jacks? Wouldn't it be cheaper to put a good one in so the company doesn't lose money after the warranty?
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Sounds like you may be a bit snake-bit there. I know the mic can be iffy and is a known problem for many, have not seen too much of the sound being a problem. I have been using earbuds with my Rift S headphone jack since getting it in Jan 2017 and not had any issue at all. Course I could just be one of the lucky ones.

edmg
Level 10
You also need to remember that most people don't use it. One reason I put my Vive in a box and never used it again after I received my Touch controllers was because using headphones with the Vive was a nightmare compared to the Rift's built-in audio.

ItzFlipz
Level 3
Why would you use it? It is VERY low quality when compared to headphones. Plus, this is 400 dollars. Not a toy. It shouldn't break after a year, let alone at all if you use it right.

edmg
Level 10
I don't have a Rift S, but I believe it uses the same audio as the Go and Quest, which are fine by me.

And I was constantly catching the Vive headphone cables on things, so it's surprising I never managed to wreck that one while I was using it.

ItzFlipz
Level 3
My point isn't about integrated audio. Do you think it is acceptable for an audio JACK to break twice?

edmg
Level 10
Depends on what you're doing to it. I've broken plenty of headphones before, but not the jack.

ItzFlipz
Level 3
I've been plugging it in and out.