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Galaxy Note 10 won’t have noise cancelling USB-C earphones in the box

Update: Samsung has reached out to us to clarify that the USB-C earphones bundled with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ won’t support noise cancellation as previously thought. The noise cancelling USB-C earphones will be a separate purchase like that 45W fast charger and the USB-C to 3.5mm dongle. However, the noise cancelling AKG earphones aren’t yet listed on Samsung’s website so it’s not known how much they will cost, but we’ve reached out to the company for more details and will update you as soon as we get a response.

Original story follows

As you’re most likely aware of, the Galaxy Note 10 flagships don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the USB Type-C dongle is apparently not included for free in every market. However, what seems to be included is a pair of new Type-C AKG-tuned earbuds that take advantage of active noise cancellation.

The benefits of USB Type-C audio

We understand the importance of the 3.5mm headphone jack, or how inconvenient it can be when you remove it from a phone. Having only one port that handles both audio output and power-in can be annoying in some cases. However, there are benefits to relying on the USB Type-C port for audio, and Samsung appears to take advantage of this with the Galaxy Note 10.

Active noise cancellation could not be possible solely through the 3.5mm headphone jack. This technology uses microphones to detect environmental noise, its amplitude, and frequency, and then creates a 180-degree out-of-phase wave to cancel the noise. It’s a brilliant solution, but unlike passive noise cancellation, active noise cancellation requires power that could not be delivered by the 3.5mm headphone jack.

With all said and done, there are pros and cons to the port’s removal, but active noise cancellation might be a better reason to give than a marginally bigger battery and better haptic feedback. Nevertheless, Samsung earns bonus points for trying to showcase the benefits of USB Type-C audio by including these new earbuds in the Galaxy Note 10’s retail box.

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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locarno
locarno

“dongle is apparently not included for free in every market”

What market have and what don’t have dongle ?

“It’s a brilliant solution, but unlike passive noise cancellation, active noise cancellation requires power that could not be delivered by the 3.5mm headphone jack.”

So passive nouse cancellation can be done on 3.5mm jack ?

This is how it ends when you belive in rumors.

utvic99
utvic99

Pretty sure other manufacturers used the same lame excuse. There has to be a VALID and STRONG reason to remove something that can only do good and nothing bad. It’s even worse than removing DVD drives, because even though those were convenient for selling pre-burnt games and music, they are slow asf, and USB has already taken over as the main data transfer technology that’s obviously better for many reasons that rendered DVD drives obsolete. Still, just like the jack, there was no reason at all to remove the DVD driver slots from PC cases. But what bugs me the… Read more »

locarno
locarno

You can still buy case with DVD slot.
and yes. they should upgrade DVD to support faster speed.

“Why does Samsung promote USB-C technology while they heavily advertise wireless tech, aka the Galaxy Buds?”

Buds are more expensive than this cheap usb c headphones.

CroGamer1
CroGamer1

I don’t see why these benefits couldn’t be implemented on older USB-C phones with the 3.5 mm jack. What stops me from separately buying USB-C earbuds? The 3.5 mm headphone jack could be kept just in case.

locarno
locarno

It can be. Because noise cancellation is in headphones. Phone only deliver power to headphones from usbc.

locarno
locarno

How passive and active noise cancelling works ?

This headphones use its own mic for noise cancelling or mic from phone ?

Does this headphones and noise cancelling also work with s9/10?

dwin89
dwin89

Good that people are getting frustrated for the removal of 3.5 mm jack and the microSD card for the basic Note 10 model. Next time Samsung listens to your customers demand.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

When the S7 got released after the S6 we all thought they learned their lesson. Well, nope. Stubborn. But… Karma… …it will get you.

SteveTud
SteveTud

Bring back Jack

locarno
locarno

Buy S10/Note9 if u want jack.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

It’s funny. On the Samsung website they state the USB C to 3.5mm audio jack is for better audio quality! 😂
I mean why remove it then?

locarno
locarno

Link ? Where they stating this ?

dupsztal
dupsztal

Does anyone know if those earbuds would work with Galaxy S9+ ??

k1rtu5
k1rtu5

Well.. looks like that’s me with the note series done..
Let’s see if the S series keeps the 3.5mm..
I’d rather have cable quality than cheap bluetooth that fails to deliver the quality I command..

locarno
locarno

They will remove it from all phones that came after Note 10.

Anthony17
Anthony17

You still can use your cable headphones if you get a dongle.

djcbs
djcbs

There’s literally no benefits in removing the jack. Even the noise cancelling won’t make up for it because the quality of it over passive is negligible but the downgrade in sound quality thanks to dongles or USB-C music, isn’t.

Even less when the Note 8 managed to have the port, the SD expansion AND a bigger battery, all in one device.

The Note 10 will flop, and deservedly so. It’s the worst Note Samsung ever made, Note 7 included.

iceguyver
iceguyver

I wouldn’t say that the Note 10 is the worst Note to be ever made. That title belongs to the Note 5. However I do agree that removing the 3.5mm headphone jack is a pretty bad idea.

locarno
locarno

Why Note 5 is the worst Note ?

willyboy666
willyboy666

Go back even more to the note 4, its has 3200 mA, micro sd, HR monitor, ir blaster,a 3.5 mm jack…all 6 years ago where all the technology inside was 2 times larger.
I don’t understand

locarno
locarno

Note 4 doesn’t have wireless charging, reverse wireless charging and quad camera.

locarno
locarno

Note 7 was the best Note for me. But due to battery, you know.

Really USB dongle downgrade audio quality ?

Anthony17
Anthony17

You saying the Note 10 is the worst just because it doesn’t have a Jack? Seriously?