While the audio device 3.0 specification to use the USB-C port for audio was passed, implementing the same hasn’t been as fast, owing to the rarity of USB type C devices in the market.
Little, yet important gadgets such as unifying receivers, headphone adapters, gaming mice, among many others, are not as many despite the demand, but hopefully 2019 will buck the trend.
While the type-C headphones haven’t seen a surge in adoption compared to its wireless and lightning counterparts, there are consumers who are actually looking for USB-C headphones.
We look at some of the best USB-C headphones you can get for Christmas, but this list will definitely be updated as soon as other type-C headphones are released.
Bluedio T4 (recommended)
If you want quality sound and durability, then this is one of the best USB-C headphones you can buy.
It features the Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) Technology, which can be turned on or off to cut surround noises significantly so you can enjoy pure music in an immersive listening experience with crisp vivid highs.
One of the factors most music lovers look for in over-ear headphones is the sound, and Bluedio T4 doesn’t disappoint with its vibrant bass/treble and crispy mids, delivered through its unique Cavity Design that minimizes interference from other frequencies around you.
The ear cup design has specially designed vents for airflow adjustment and ventilation, plus a full-bodied, vibrant and bouncy bass.
Bluedio’s no-compromise on quality approach ensures your headphones last for long, as it is built with premium materials and high-quality Polymers with a chrome finish.
It also has a USB-C three-in-one interface that supports charging and data transmitting and can be plugged in both sides so it’s easy to use. You can also use the Call Control using ergonomic buttons.
For supreme sound quality, Sunwe’s in-ear headphones are one of the best USB-C headphones you can buy, whose aluminum housing keeps sound stable for a richer, and more dynamic performance.
The type-C port adopts digital audio replacing the traditional 3.5mm port, delivering a breakthrough sound quality experience and restores hi-fi sound by connecting a digital signal for crystal clear mids and highs.
Features include a 3D Surround Sound Mode for a perfect auditory effect, noise canceling whether you’re in a noisy street or in a plane, backed by a 12-month warranty with 30-days no-questions-asked exchange or return policy and the best customer service.
These in-ear headphones do not support calling, but are specifically designed to deliver a superior listening experience with cutting-edge digital audio technology with style, quality and comfort.
It also has multi-functional buttons such as long press for 3D audio turn on or off, play or pause, volume up/down, and skip forward/backward.
T4S is the superior version of the Turbine 4th generation as its details and sound quality are fully upgraded.
Like its counterpart, the Bluedio T4, this USB-C headphone comes with ANC technology that cuts out surround noise so you can enjoy music in its pure form for an immersive listening experience.
A unique feature is the Vector Flow Technology with a vent hole on the back cavity that can exhaust gas and equalize air pressure on both sides of the headphone cavity for enhanced sound quality and powerful bass sound reproduction.
It also has a type-C three in one interface that supports charging and data transmitting, which you can plug in both sides so it is easy to use. Built with premium materials and high-quality polymers with chrome finish, you’re sure to have this pair of cans for a long time.
This type-C USB compatible in-ear headphones are beautifully designed with a 47-inch high-quality cable with unique helical detail, plus a hypoallergenic ceramic earbud for audio purity with reduced static and interference.
Features include a 100dB sensitivity that offers a full range of sound, purely digital sound, options for added comfort including airy memory foam and silicone earbud tips (available in small, medium or large), and an 8mm driver for full-bodied high and low sounds any music lover will appreciate.
This is another pair of the best USB-C headphones you can get this Christmas.
Some of the benefits you can enjoy with Eamplest in-ear headphones include superior sound quality, ergonomic design, high quality and durability.
With features such as digital noise cancellation technology, you know you’ll have clear sound quality to enjoy your favorite music anytime, anywhere. Its ergonomic design saves you ear pain as it has a flat design for a comfortable and gentle audio experience.
Built with a metal case, TPE environment friendly rubber material high quality twist cable with double insulating layers, this USB-C headphone resists pulling and abrasion that can cause them not to work, while maintaining your safety and durability of the headphones.
Simply plug and play to start listening to your favorite tunes, plus you can use it to make a phone call if you like. It also has in-line button functions for answering, hanging up, playing, pausing, last/next, and volume control, all on a 1.2 meter cable.
Xiaomi ANC Hybrid Type-C In-Ear Earphones
If you’re looking for USB-C earphones, perhaps you might be interested in Xiaomi ANC Hybrid Type-C In-Ear Earphones. This model comes with USB-C plug, so it will be perfect for your USB-C smartphone or tablet.
Regarding the audio features, these earphones have digital noise reduction control box, digital noise cancelation system and digital music system. As for noise cancelation, there’s 50-2000Hz active noise cancelation. We also have to mention that there’s an on-cord control, so you can easily adjust the music or call volume.
These earphones come with 1.25m cable length and offer 32ohms impedance and 112dB sensitivity. We have to mention that these headphones come with great metallic design, so they look somewhat premium.
Xiaomi ANC Hybrid Type-C In-Ear Earphones offer great design and solid performance, and what separates them from other earphones on the market is their price, so if you’re looking for affordable USB-C headphones, you might want to consider this model.
- USB-C connection
- Digital noise reduction control box
- Digital noise cancellation
- 112dB sensitivity, 32ohms impedance
- 25m cable length
- Metallic design
Smart & Cool
As its name implies, these are the best USB-C headphones for smart performance, and cool listening experience.
This pair delivers high performance with its 3D surround sound and virtual 5.1 channel stereo simulation, so you get a 360-degree sound field for gaming and video, and stereo for music.
Its touch button design lets you easily switch between 3D surround and stereo surround with a slight finger touch, plus it is small, and lightweight so it’s easy to carry around.
Whether you want over-ear or in-ear headphones, you certainly won’t go wrong with any of these six options listed here. Let us know which one caught your eye by dropping your comment in the section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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