The OnePlus 6T was officially announced a few hours ago. If you plan to pick it up come November 1, 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 headphones 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:

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.

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.

Best budget: JLab JBuds Air True Wireless

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.

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 that promote an ergonomic fit.
  • aptX and quick charging support.

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