These are the best USB-C headphones
The inevitable death of the headphone jack means that USB-C audio and USB-C headphones are now a thing. It’s not necessarily a bad thing or a good thing, but it is a (mostly) new thing. If you would rather not try and keep a set of wireless headphones charged, it’s also a thing that means you’ll need to buy new headphones. We’ve rounded up a list of the best available right now so you can get your tunes on!
Made for Google
Libratone Q Adapt
Libratone’s Q Adapt USB-C headphones are part of the “Made for Google” program that launched with the Pixel 2. They offer a unique type of ANC and a Hush mode that squares things up when you receive an incoming call.
$149 at Google
An Essential choice
Essential Earphones HD
These unassuming headphones from Essential are pure function over form. Built for excellent sound and with a tangle-free silicone coated cable you’ll love the tone and the price.
$49 at Essential
RAZER Hammerhead USB-C
Big booming sound and bright neon green make these headphones scream RAZER. They also come with plenty of tips to fit any ear and are surprisingly cheap; both are things we love.
$78 at Amazon
Xiamoi Mi ANC Earphones
The Mi ANC Earphones offer great sound and are very well built. They’re certified for Hi-Res audio and use MEMS (micro-electromechanical microphones) in the earpieces to make sure ANC is precise.
$70 at Amazon
USB-C audio is still in its infancy, which is unfortunate since phone manufacturers seem to not realize it. While there isn’t the same huge selection you see with a standard 3.5mm headphone plug, you can find a great set of headphones that use the new connector. I’m partial to the Essential Earphones because of their $50 price, but all the picks on our list will sound great.