I've been using the OnePlus 5T for a while now and I'm nothing short of impressed by this phone. Right from the dual cameras to the high-end hardware specifications, everything works brilliantly in tandem with each other.
However, I feel this phone could do with a nice pair of headphones or earplugs as the company does not provide an earphone in the box. Hence, the only option is to look out for third-party solutions.
Therefore, to boost my aural experience as well, last week I went on a research spree to find out the right set of earphones for my OnePlus 5T.
There is a mad world of headphones out there and the options are endless. Wired, wireless, HD, balanced-drivers, these are just a few of the things that you will come across while searching for that perfect pair for your phone.
Many users debate that wireless headphones are better because of the ease of use. However, with devices such as the OnePlus 5T, that have dedicated audio hardware, a wired solution is far better in terms of offering better fidelity as compared to wireless ones.
Of the many solutions here I have zeroed in on 5 best headphones for OnePlus 5T that do justice to the audio on this phone.
Since the time I've started paying attention to personal audio, Creative products have always been on the top of my list. Be it speakers or headphones, this brand knows what's the best and offers exciting little packages.
The Creative Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus is my first choice for the OnePlus 5T. Each earpiece houses a combination of a tweeter and a bass unit in the smallest form factor. Coupled with a custom crossover, the Aurvana offers pure nirvana when it comes to the aural experience.
Even though it doesn't feature active noise-cancellation, the Aurvana offers some pretty slick noise isolation with the use of soft silicone tips.
If you're in the mood for something really solid and I mean this quite literally, then the RHA T10i is what you should check out. It's one of the sturdiest headphones that I've ever come across and used.
The earplugs are made up of polished steel (yes, solid steel). However, that's not the only reason why it's on our list.
The USP of the RHA T10i is its custom-designed filters. You can choose what type of sound profile you like — be it bass-heavy, treble-friendly or a simple reference quality.
No, you don't have to open the headphone to install something. These filters are a part of the retail package. All you need to do is screw on the desired filter and start using these.
There's a detailed set of ear-tips that you get with this and you can heavily customize it for a personalized audio playback.
Audio Technica is one of the leaders in the personal audio domain and for obvious reasons. This brand has years of experience in making custom-tuned audio accessories and solutions, and the ATH-LS70 is a perfect example of their expertise.
This comes with custom-built, live-tuned drivers that deliver near-studio quality within a budget. Additionally, the diaphragms are covered with hard carbon to give it rigidity and flexibility at the same time in order to deliver a wide range of audio frequency reproduction.
Additionally, you also get a detachable cable design so that you don't have to worry about canning these if you manage to damage the cable somehow.
I haven't forgotten about the people who love wireless headphones and the Jaybird X3 in a shiny platinum white is made especially for them. Jaybird is known for making some really amazing wireless Bluetooth headsets and the X3 is one of them.
This lightweight Bluetooth headset comes with some high-fidelity sound reproduction minus the wires. It offers close to 6 hours of non-stop audio experience.
To offer a snug fit, it ships with a variety of silicone ear-tips and comes with custom-designed silicone ear-wings that ensure that the earpieces stay in place no matter what you do or where you are.
It's true that some users feel that spending a lot of money for audio accessories is a waste of time and resources. Well, I'd like to conclude saying that it all comes down to quality and the kind of taste you have.
High-fidelity headphones offer better sound, provided you really want it. Yes, they do ask a price for it because manufacturing these custom device needs a lot of time and resources.
Only those, who have experienced high-fidelity audio, will understand the difference between a budget headphone and the one of a custom-audiophile grade.