As you already know, the Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ have gotten rid of the beloved audio jack (RIP). Fortunately, it has never been a better time to switch to wireless. There are Bluetooth headphones and earbuds for every budget and every need.
Wireless headphones nowadays have gotten better. Longer battery life, fast charging, and more bandwidth with three times the range thanks to Bluetooth 5. But not all headphones are created equally. Features differ between brands, so you don’t want to just jump on Amazon and pick the first pair you see. Lucky for you, we did the research and found the five best options for your Galaxy Note 10 or 10+.
If you hate the whole pairing process of wireless headphones, then you’ll want to take advantage of Fast Pair headphones. This is Google’s proprietary standard that lets Bluetooth devices connect with your Android phone as soon as they come in close proximity.
All you need to do is put the Fast Pair-enabled device in pairing mode and turn on Bluetooth on your phone. As soon as your phone detects it, you’ll get a prompt to pair the headphones. After pairing, the accessory is tied to your Google account, which means if you are signed into another phone or a Chromebook, the headphones will pair with the other device automatically whenever they’re in range.
For a great pair of headphones which support this feature, along with award-winning noise canceling and the ability to use Google Assistant with one tap, take a look at the Bose QuietComfort 35.
For those looking to listen to music while on the move, there is the Jaybird Tarah. What unique about these is that they support the new features coming to Fair Pair devices later this year, including Find My Device and Connected Device Details.
The Find My Device feature means you can locate your Jaybird Tarah if you lose them. Connected Device Details is a new page included in Android 10 (which the Galaxy Note 10 will get later) that centralizes all features of the headphones. Here you can find detailed battery information, access Find My Device, and more.
For a Samsung-developed option, look no further than the Galaxy Buds. These are truly wireless earbuds that were tuned by AKG. They have a 6-hour charge but can recharge using the included case. You can also charge the case with your Galaxy Note 10+ using PowerShare, so in no scenario are you without music. With the Galaxy Wearable app, you can customize your earbuds even further.
If you want the absolute best wireless audio, you’ll need headphones that support Sony’s LDAC. This is an audio codec developed by Sony that offers three times the bandwidth of standard codecs. With LDAC, you can listen to Hi-Res audio up to 24-bit/96 kHz. While it’s not better than wired, most people couldn’t discern the difference.
One of the best options that support the feature is the Sony WH1000XM3 headphones. They support Alexa so you can control your home gadgets, have a whopping 30-hour battery life, and support fast charging.
If you want great performance at an affordable price, look no further than OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2. For $99, you get a pair of Bluetooth 5 earbuds that support Qualcomm aptX HD. They offer 14 hours of playtime, which is pretty incredible for earbuds.
They also support fast charging, giving you ten hours of playtime in ten minutes. The ends are magnetic, which makes them easy to manage and will pause your music automatically. The Bullets Wireless 2 also support Google Assistant, who can read your alerts, notifications, and messages. And for calls, the Bullets Wireless 2 support Qualcomm cVc noise cancellation technology.