The OnePlus 6T is the latest in a long line of phones that have ditched the headphone jack. Thankfully, the 6T offers AptX and AptX HD as standard, and the best option if you're in the market for wireless headphones is Sony's WH1000XM3. Combining exquisite sound quality with best-in-class noise isolation, the XM3 is the product to beat in 2018.
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.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless
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.
Truly wireless pick
Jabra Elite 65t
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
V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex
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.
Focal Listen Wireless
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 Bluetooth Headphones
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
Jabra Move Wireless
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.
With more and more manufacturers ditching the 3.5mm jack, the audio industry is now at a point where you can get great Bluetooth headphones at every price point. The best overall is the Sony WH1000XM3 for the sheer number of features on offer and the sound quality.
Sony has managed to craft the ideal pair of Bluetooth headphones, and there really isn't an area where the XM3 is found to be lacking. $349 is a lot of money to spend on headphones, but the XM3 is worth every penny.