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Here Are The 10 Best Headphones For Your New OnePlus 9 Or 9 Pro

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OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are undeniably going to be among the most popular phones for 2021. The phones start at under $800, just for starters, despite flagship specs, including Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 5G processor. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, they’ve also got great audio support. Including Bluetooth 5.2, with full support for aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, and AAC. So picking the best headphones to meet your needs with the OnePlus 9 series is going to be important.

But, with hundreds of brands and thousands of earbuds and over-ear cans to choose from, that won’t be easy. Happily enough, we’ve already spent a good deal of time with a lot of headphone brands and models. And we’ve taken some time to compile a list of ten great headphones that are going to work great with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

For those that haven’t bought or pre-ordered your OnePlus 9 series device yet, arguably among the best smartphones for 2021, it’s available now, here.

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The top ten best OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro headphones

This list of the best headphones for the OnePlus 9 series isn’t necessarily in any given order. But it will include headphones at a variety of price points and a variety of styles. Whether that’s truly wireless earbuds or on/over-ear headphones. You will note that there aren’t any wired headphones on the list though, since OnePlus didn’t include a 3.5mm audio combo jack this time around.

With that all said, let’s take a closer look at some of the best headphones available for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.

PriceBuy
AfterShokz OpenCommFrom $159.95Amazon
OnePlus Buds ZFrom $44.99Amazon
OnePlus BudsFrom $59.00Amazon
JBL Tune 750BTNCFrom $99Amazon
Monolith TrueWireless Earphones M-TWEFrom $99.99Amazon
Ausounds AU-Frequency ANCFrom $129.95Amazon
Sennheiser CX 400BTFrom $99.95Amazon
KLH FusionFrom $199Amazon
Sony WH-1000XM4From $348Amazon
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless HeadphonesFrom $322.06Amazon

AfterShokz OpenComm

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  1. Price: $159.95
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

If you’re looking for all-day comfort, with an open-ear design, and communication first engineering, AfterShokz OpenComm is probably it. And this isn’t just comfort to last all day long either, the battery lasts up to 16-hours for talk and up to 8-hours for music playback. And charging is quick too.

Of course, these aren’t going to be the best headphones for your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro for music. The device represents frequencies that are audible to the human ear well. And the sound is clear and balanced, thanks in part to Bluetooth 5.0 — with NFC pairing also included. But bass frequencies lack the punch found in many other headphones here. For clarity, the tones are there, but they stay more in the background.

Where these headphones shine is on communication. The speakerphone effect seen in many competitors is all but non-existent. And audio travels both to the bone-conductive tips and from the flexible, repositionable microphone with clarity that’s uncommon in listening devices. So if communications are what you’re looking for, AfterShokz OpenComm is going to be a near-perfect fit.

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OnePlus Buds Z

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  1. Price: from $44.99
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

No list of best headphones for the new OnePlus flagships would be complete, of course, without the company’s own offerings on that front. Starting out at just $44.99 from the company’s own website, these are a budget offering engineered to pair with OnePlus phones.

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That means that they won’t come with extras like active noise-cancellation or the ability to connect to multiple devices simultaneously. But they do pack an array of premium features in a great design. For example, they’re fast-charging ready, IP55 dust- and water-resistant, and come with automatic in-ear detection. So the buds can tell when you’ve taken them out or put them in. And then start or stop playback based on that.

Moreover, they feature limited Dolby Atmos support and near-lossless Bluetooth 5.0.

And for those who want something a bit more stylish, there’s another variant of OnePlus Buds Z to be had too. Namely, the $53.99 Steven Harrington edition.

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OnePlus Buds

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  1. Price: From $59.99
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Of course, starting from $59.99 and intermittently available in either white or gray on Amazon and the OnePlus site, there’s also OnePlus Buds. Now, these are the original OnePlus earbuds and will still pair brilliantly with the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro. They also offer a few unique features, such as “environmental noise cancellation.”

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That feature, summarily, allows for clearer voice during calls and recording. While others such as Dolby Atmos support and Dirac Audio Tuner support allow sound quality to match up with what it should. As does the 13.4mm, dynamic driver. And real-time, low-latency design.

On the battery front, these are easily some of the best headphones for your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro too. Namely, because the carry case can get up to 30-hours while the earbuds can go for 7. And, OnePlus says, up to 10-hours of listening can be gained from just 10-minutes of charging thanks to fast charging.

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JBL Tune 750BTNC

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  1. Price: From $99
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Available in Black, White, Blue, or Coral Orange, JBL Tune 750BTNC is going to be one of the most affordable options on this list. Let alone the most affordable over-ear option, for those who want the best headphones for their OnePlus 9 series smartphone.

JBL Tune 750BTNC features a foldable design, pooling the company’s long-time leadership in wireless audio.

That’s coupled with the company’s JBL Pure Bass Sound and active noise cancellation technology. As well as other top features such as multi-point connections for connecting up to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, and Bluetooth 4.2 for nearly lossless audio. The former of those means you can connect these headphones to your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro and another device. Then you won’t miss any phone calls if you happen to be streaming on that other gadget.

Of course, battery life is going to be another big selling point for these affordable wireless headphones. The company says that up to 15-hours of listening can be had, in fact. With only 2-hours required for recharging.

That’s all coupled with hands-free calls & voice controls, as well as ready access to Google Assistant on your OnePlus 9 series smartphone.

JBL Tune 750BTNC - Amazon

Monolith True Wireless Earphones M-TWE

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  1. Price: From $99.99
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Ordinarily priced at $129.99, Monolith True Wireless Earphones M-TWE is presently on sale for just under $100. And it’s a shoo-in on this list for a number of reasons.

Not least of all, it packs all of the great features found in other top headphones on our list. So, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.0, and more are all part of the package. The 8.5-hours or more of battery life isn’t bad either. But the company takes these headphones a step further too.

All-day comfort and a sleek design with touch controls and AI assistant access are met here by Ambient Mode, just for starters. That readily amplifies environmental noise without interrupting playback. So you can be more situationally aware while listening. Monolith M-TWE is also compatible with the SoundID app to top things off.

SoundID means that users can first test their hearing on a per-ear basis and then adjust the audio tuning to best match what they expect from great headphones. And that’s going to make Monolith True Wireless Earphones M-TWE one of the best headphones you can buy for your new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro.

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Ausounds AU Frequency ANC

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  1. Price: $129.95
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Building on the previous entry, Ausounds AU Frequency ANC is a great option for those who want the best headphones for their OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro. Not only do these headphones hit exactly where they should in terms of mix, with all-day comfort and no unnecessary ear pressure from the active ANC. The ANC also doesn’t alter the frequency response curve significantly. So listening with that activated won’t change the sound too much.

In terms of battery life and charging, conversely, AU Frequency ANC provides up to 20-hours of battery life. And up to 1.5-hours can be had from just 15-minutes of charging. Intuitive touch controls, an IPX4 waterproof, sweatproof, and dustproof rating, and USB-C charging rounds out features on the hardware front.

And all of that is packaged into a timeless, stylish design, priced at under $150, with a cost point at just $129.95.

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Sennheiser CX 400BT

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  1. Price: $99.95
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Sennheiser is a brand that needs no introduction in the audio world. And its Sennheiser CX 400BT is no exception.

Although normally priced at a reasonable $199, these truly wireless earbuds are currently priced at $99.95. That could make them the most high-value offering on this list. You won’t find active noise cancellation here or ambient mode. But what you do get is Sennheiser’s high-quality audio, with its world-class comfort and a snug fit to match.

Sennheiser CX 400BT also delivers customizable touch controls and a built-in EQ. So users will be able to get exactly the types of tap or hold interactions they want, and exactly the sound they want. All packed in a sleek, minimal design.

On battery life, Sennheiser claims up to 7-hours on a single charge. Android Headlines’ review showed up to 6, but 7 should be easily attainable at lower volumes. And that’s just for the buds. An additional 13 hours of battery life can be had from the charging case.

Sennheiser CX 400BT - Amazon

KLH Fusion

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  1. Price: From $199
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

Taking just 90-minutes to charge, lasting up to 7-hours per charge, and with more than 28-hours from the charging case, KLH Fusion could be the best headphones for the OnePlus 9 series on battery life alone. But KLH goes further on that front, with easy-to-see and easy-to-read LEDs making it easier than ever to keep tabs on how charged everything is.

Now, these headphones also offer great audio that’s easy to hear at a moderate, medium volume. And the quality of that audio is well balanced with plenty of punch and nuance. Active noise-cancellation, easy access to on-device AI, and more are included too. But the big kicker on the audio front is comfort. KLH includes no fewer than 7-earbud tip sizes for these lightweight, durable buds. So the perfect fit is easy to obtain too.

Finally, KLH says that Fusion is rated at IPX5 for water and sweat resistance. So there’s a lot to love from these best-in-class earbuds.

KLH Fusion - Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM4

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  1. Price: From $348
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

For those who have a little extra money to burn, Sony WH-1000XM4 enters this list at $348.

Needing very little introduction, Sony WH-1000XM4 could be the best headphones option for your new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro on the branding alone. Or, at the very least, on what that branding entails. These headphones, available in black, blue, or silver, build on Sony’s WH-1000XM3 in nearly every way.

To begin with, the latest Sony headphones offer Dual Noise Sensor technology-driven noise cancellation. They also offer Edge-AI driven audio, with adaptive sound control for a more personalized listening experience. That all means the audio here is customizable, after starting at a high level, to begin with, thanks to technology from Sony Music Studios Tokyo. Call quality is on-point too and these are some of the only over-ear headphones with on-ear detection.

Moreover, setting aside multi-device pairing, Sony includes Speak-to-chat technology that reduces media volume when a conversation is detected. So you’ll be able to keep listening even in social settings. And touch controls, with ready access to AI voice assistants on source devices, ensure that you can stop the music altogether easily if needs be.

For battery life, Sony rates these headphones at up to 30-hours per charge. With 10-minutes of charge providing an additional 5-hours of playback.

Sony WH-1000XM4 - Amazon

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Headphones

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  1. Price: From $322.06
  2. Where to buy: Amazon

The last headphones on our list are typically priced at $399.99 but currently start at just $322.06 at Amazon. Available in Space Grey, Silver, or a stunning Carbon Edition, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 are over-ear headphones that could easily be the best for the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro.

Not only are these headphones equipped with Bowers & Wilkins’ largest drivers — at 43mm — with adaptive noise-canceling features. They’re tuned by the same engineers responsible for the company’s 800 Series diamond speakers used in Abbey Road Studios. Suffice it to say, you get what you pay for with these headphones on the audio quality front. Power, balance, and stable audio are all right where they should be at just about any volume.

Ambient pass-through works here too, allowing environmental noises to push through as needed.

Moreover, these headphones can multi-device connect and can remember as many as eight separate devices. So they’ll always be ready to go, regardless of which source device you’ve decided to use. And they’ll survive the daily grind too, with composite arms built from carbon fiber.

On battery life, up to 30-hours can be had, with 6-more from a 15-minute charge, according to Bowers & Wilkins. And PX7 also happens to be one of the few over-ear style headphones that will stop playing if you lift one of the cans off of your ear. With music or playback resuming when you put it back on your ear.

The sole drawback to these headphones is that the company recommends keeping them out of the rain and away from water. Otherwise, these will undoubtedly be among the best headphones you could buy to pair with your new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 - Amazon