Best headphones for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

CNET | 8/13/2019 | David Carnoy
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A few years ago the iPhone lost its headphone jack. Now Samsung's left the 3.5mm audio jack off the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus -- and didn't include a USB-C headphone adapter -- which means most Note 10 owners will be looking to go the wireless route. Popular Apple-centric models like the AirPods and Beats Powerbeats Pro work just fine with the Note 10, but we're highlighting models in this roundup that are more platform-agnostic or even have a slight Android tilt.

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Sony - Player - Wireless - AirPods-style - Headphone

Sony hasn't been much of a player in the true wireless (AirPods-style) headphone arena, but its new WF-1000XM3 may change that. While it's not cheap at $228, it's the best-sounding set of truly wireless earbuds at this price, matching and perhaps even exceeding the performance of pricier competitors from Sennheiser, Beats, Master & Dynamic and Bang & Olufsen. It also has a feature that those earphones don't have: active noise canceling.

Its only drawback is that it isn't rated as being sweat- or water-resistant. That said, I've used it for light workouts at the gym without a problem. There's an Android version of the companion app (Sony has its own line of own Android phones).

Earphones - Support - AAC

The earphones use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.

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Galaxy - Buds - Iteration - Samsung - Answer

The Galaxy Buds ($128) are the third iteration of Samsung's Android-leaning answer to Apple's AirPods. Lightweight and compact, they fit my ears fairly securely, have decent battery life -- 6 hours at moderate volume levels -- and their charging case is relatively small. On top of that, you can charge them via USB-C or wirelessly on any Qi-enabled wireless charging pad or...
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