The Google Pixel 2 is a great phone, but you're going to need a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones thanks to the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately, there are a plethora of options to choose from, from "Made for Google" options like the Pixel Buds to tried and tested classics like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. We've tried to round out a list that offers a good variety of styles and price points, so you should be able to find the right pair for your needs.
You gotta include Google's Pixel Buds on this list, but at this price, only hardcore Google fans could justify the price. The Pixel Buds are stylish and ambitious, but we'd probably recommend the Pixel USB-C Digital Ear Buds, released alongside the Pixel 3, as a more refined wired version of the Pixel Buds at a fraction of the price.
Anker may be more famous for batteries than headphones, but its new Soundcore series of wireless Bluetooth headphones are fantastic. Anker spent a lot of time making sure the Soundcore Pros sound great, from deep bass to smooth highs and pleasing mids. A single charge gets about 10 hours of battery life, and they have an 18-month warranty in case anything goes wrong.
OnePlus has always made great phones for less than its competitors, but did you know the same is true of its accessories? OnePlus Bullets Wireless headphones are a fantastic-sounding, well-designed pair of wireless earbuds. Technically they're neckbuds, which mean the cord wraps comfortably around the neck taking stress (and gravity) off the headphones itself, so they're easily worn for hours at a time.
If quiet and comfort are your biggest factors when buying headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II should fit your needs perfectly! These over-ear, active noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones are the gold standard. The Bose brand is synonymous with high-quality audio products and the QC 35s are a great example of their craftsmanship.
Sony's wireless over-ear headphones are jam-packed with features such as active noise-canceling, NFC connectivity, and a handy carrying case for traveling. They're wireless with Bluetooth 4.1 technology, but also include a 3.5mm cable with inline volume controls. They have digital noise-canceling that adapts to your surroundings to cut out unwanted sound and deliver high-resolution audio to your ears.
The Libratone Q Adapt are more than just another pretty pair of on-ear headphones. These beauties have 4 levels of active noise cancelling, allowing you to tune out as much or as little of the world as you want, and the touch panel on the back of the right earcup allows you to quickly and silently control your music and calls. The Q Adapt charges via USB-C, so it can use the same cable as your Pixel 2.
If you're looking for a comfortable pair of over-ear headphones with outstanding battery life, check out the Wicked Audio Hum 900. These headphones have a classic design, can play over 13 hours of music before needing a recharge, and sound pretty great for the price.
Not looking to break the bank on headphones? You'll want to consider the Jabra Move Wireless on-ear headphones. They're lightweight and durable with a headband made of stainless steel and dirt-resistant fabric on the ear cups. You get up to 8 hours of music playback and 12 days of standby time on a single charge.
Looking to inject a bit of fun into your headphone life without emptying your bank account? Skullcandy's Ink'd headphones are available in several bright and playful colors like this Miami Blue. These buds sound really good, have 8 hours of battery life, and are extremely comfortable to wear for long periods thanks to their neckbud design.
It's a shame that Google had to go and get rid of the headphone jack, but with so many great Bluetooth headphones out there to choose from it's not so bad. I have personally been using the Wicked Audio Hum 900 as my go-to headphones as of late and they've proven to be comfortable and reliable.
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