I use the occasional wired headset with my phone, but I’m more concerned about the 1/8" jack because I work in the entertainment/AV industry, and being able to just plug in my phone to quickly test if something is working is invaluable.
You can pry my headphone jack from my cold, dead hands.
If I’m walking around or working out, wireless are great. But if I just want to watch a few youtube videos or something before bed, it’s nice to just plug the headphones in and take them out when I’m done. No charging/pairing/unpairing/etc. required.
If you travel and want to watch the movies/TV shows on the seat back screen, wired is the only way to go. Most airlines you can watch them on your phone but then you have to worry about plugging in your phone to make sure it’s not dead when you land. And sometimes connecting to the inflight wifi can be dodgy. Over the last few years I think I’ve watched more new movies (and the Chernobyl miniseries) on flights than I have in theaters.
I like the convenience of not having to pair, not having to disconnect from my phone and then connect to my laptop because the wireless ones auto-connect to the phone, not having to charge, etc. Also, I have yet to find a wireless pair that fit as well as my wired ones.I appreciate the quality of my Jabra true wireless thingies, but I reach for my wired earbuds much more often.
Um what about neckband headphones, like the LG Tones. Best of both worlds and great battery life, so you charge them at bedtime and you get all day battery life. As much as I like the stability and dependability of wired headphones, they’re (unfortunately) going away.
I tend to use apple earbuds for comfort more than sound quality. Not having a wire get caught on things is an extension of the comfort angle.
I can see getting to where my much-better-sounding other headphones are plugged into a Bluetooth dongle (AAC will be good enough for me as long as I don’t develop the critical listening skills to tell the difference. SBC, maybe not as much.) more often than not, or, maybe I just always use speakers, in the future.