The OnePlus 6T joins a long line of Android phones that have ditched the headphone jack. Thankfully, the 6T offers AptX and AptX HD as standard, allowing you to stream wirelessly without missing out on quality. The best option if you're in the market for wireless headphones is OnePlus' Bullets Wireless. They cost just $70, and combine great sound with fast charging and a unique magnetic connector that clips the earbuds together when not in use.
OnePlus' own Bullets Wireless sound great for the asking price, with a strong bass signature and bright highs. You get a lot for $69, including AptX, Google Assistant compatibility, a bright red silicone carrying case, variety of in-ear tips, and magnetic connectors that clip together to pause and resume songs. There's also USB-C with fast charge that gives you five hours' worth of listening time with a 10-minute charge.
With the WH1000XM3, Sony has managed to dethrone Bose when it comes to noise canceling. The XM3 deliver an impressive sound that alone warrants the $349 asking price, and the ability to tune out your surroundings is just an added bonus. They charge over USB-C, come with LDAC and AptX HD as well as Google Assistant compatibility, and the sound and build quality on offer makes the XM3 the best wireless headphones of 2018.
Truly wireless pick
The Elite 65t stand out as one of the best options if you're looking for truly wireless earbuds. They offer punchy bass and great noise isolation, a tight fit that ensures they don't fall out, customizable sound profiles, IP55 dust and water resistance, and a 5-hour battery life. They're compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
Best for durability
The Corssfade 2 Wireless Codex is a fantastic option if you're looking for rugged headphones for everyday use. They come with an MIL-STD-810G rating: the frame is made out of steel, the headband is covered in leather, and the ear-cups feature memory foam for a comfortable fit. They have a pronounced bass signature, include AptX, last 14 hours between charges, and fold away into a compact size for easy carrying.
French audio manufacturer Focal is quickly gaining momentum for its excellent range of headphones, and the Listen is a great starting point. The headphones come with large ear-cups with memory foam housing that provide a comfortable fit and isolate ambient noise. The sound signature is balanced, you get AptX connectivity, and 20-our battery life.
Great budget option
TaoTronics' headphones punch above their weight, offering excellent sound quality and noise isolation for under $100. The headphones have a sturdy build quality that belies their retail price, and you also get a carrying case. There's AptX connectivity as well, and they deliver well over 20 hours' worth of listening time from a full charge. If you're on a budget, TaoTronics' offering is a great choice.
Stylish and affordable
The Jabra Move combines great lightweight design with impressive sound quality. The headphones are available in a variety of bold colors, and while there's no AptX, you get decent sound out of them and they last eight hours between charges. If you're in the market for a budget option that sounds great and looks vibrant, the Move is a decent option.
Best for workouts
Jaybird dominates the workout earbuds market, and for good reason. Its latest offering in this space, the X4, features an IPX7 waterproof design, Comply foam ear tips that provide a secure fit, custom EQ profiles to tailor the sound to your preferences, and eight hours of play time between charges.
OnePlus' Bullets Wireless is the perfect match for your 6T
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If you're looking to accessorize your OnePlus 6T with a pair of Bluetooth headphones, OnePlus' own $69 Bullets Wireless is an ideal fit. The design is comfortable, the neckband is lightweight enough that you don't notice it at all, but the best part is the magnetic connector that clips the earbuds together when they're not in use.
Need truly wireless earbuds? The Jabra Elite 65t is the best option in this space right now, thanks to a combination of great sound quality and IP55 dust and water resistance. If you're looking for a budget over-ear option, the TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones is perfect. You get AptX, 20-hour battery life, and a sturdy build that'll last years.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.