Best Bluetooth headphones for your headphone jack-less OnePlus 6T

Earlier today the OnePlus 6T was officially announced. If you plan to pick it up come November 1st, keep in mind one thing: it lacks a headphone jack. Of course we saw that coming from a mile away. While lamenting the headphone jack can be cathartic, let’s look at some fine wireless choices to pair with the OnePlus 6T.

Best active noise canceling: Sony WH-1000XM3

OnePlus 6T - A photo of the Sony WH-1000XM3 sitting on a stone wall.

The new Sony WH-1000XM3 uses LDAC as its main Bluetooth codec, but you might not be getting the best they have to offer.

Reasons to consider the Sony WH-1000XM3:

  • The Sony WH-1000XM3 features best-in-class noise cancellation.
  • High-quality codec compatibility and granular controls via the Sony app.
  • Comfortable fit and USB-C charging.
  • Easy-to-operate touch controls.
Buy the Sony WH-1000XM3!

Best on-ears: AKG N60NC

OnePlus 6T - A photo of a man wearing the AKG N60 NC headphones.

The AKG N60NC includes noise cancelation with its affordable package.

Reasons to consider the AKG N60NC:

  • AKG’s N60NC has effective noise cancellation for the price.
  • Compact and easy to transport.
  • Comfortable for on-ear headphones due to lightweight materials.
Buy the AKG N60NC!

Best workout: Jaybird Tarah

OnePlus 6T - Jaybird X4 vs Jaybird Tarah

The Jaybird Tarah feature many of the same features as the X4 but for significantly less.

Reasons to consider the Jaybird Tarah:

  • IPX7 certification verifies water-resistance.
  • Control the EQ settings via the MySound app, and apply preferred settings to other phones.
  • “Made for Google” certification ensures that the Tarah is compatible with Google Pixels and other devices.
Buy the Jaybird Tarah!

Best budget: JLab JBuds Air True Wireless

OnePlus 6T - JLab JBuds Air true wireless: The earbuds in the case which is open and angled away (slightly) from the lens.

The JLab JBuds Air truly wireless earbuds lack aptX and AAC support but stay connected within a three-meter range.

Reasons to consider the JLab JBuds Air:

  • These earbuds are IP55 dust- and water-resistance.
  • Excellent isolation and stable fit with the proprietary CushFin earbud sleeves.
  • Comprehensive playback controls
  • 500mAh charging case.
Buy the JLab JBuds Air!

Best compatibility: OnePlus Bullets Wireless

OnePlus 6t - Bullets Wireless A top-down image of the earbuds and the neckband.

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless design mimics that of the more expensive BeatsX.

Reasons to consider the OnePlus Bullets Wireless:

  • Sleek BeatsX-like design with magnetic earbud housings and comfortable neckband.
  • The OnePlus Bullets Wireless uses angled nozzles promote an ergonomic fit.
  • aptX and quick charging support.
Buy the OnePlus Bullets Wireless!

What you should know about wireless headphones for the OnePlus 6T

  • A proper fit is key to accurate, unimpeded sound reproduction.
  • AAC Bluetooth codec support doesn’t matter with the OnePlus 6T, but aptX support does.
  • Wireless audio doesn’t stack up to wired audio quality, but it’s good enough for casual listening.

NEXT: OnePlus 6T first impressions

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