The best headphones are the ones you have with you

Andrew Mason
Aug 16, 2016 · 1 min read

Detour is designed for use with headphones, so we’re watching the impending removal of the iPhone’s headphone jack with great interest.

I’d like to suggest a simple way to measure the success of the jack removal, adapted from a truism that explains the rise of cameraphones: The best headphones are the ones you have with you.

If the new iPhone headphones increase the likelihood that at any given time you have your headphones, they’ll be great. If they decrease the likelihood, they’ll be a disappointment.

Here’s hoping for headphones that innovate around storage — that connect to your keychain, or otherwise make the task of keeping your headphones on your person something that you don’t need to think about.

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences…

Andrew Mason

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Descript, formerly Detour, Groupon

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

Andrew Mason

Written by

Descript, formerly Detour, Groupon

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

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