The absence of a headphone jack has to be its most infuriating flaw, but for what it’s worth, you can buy affordable USB Type-C and wireless earphones straight from the 6T’s manufacturer. Technically, the Type-C Bullets unveiled just last month are still unavailable, “coming soon” at $19.95, while the June-released Bullets Wireless are yet again back in stock.
Not only that, but a second cable-free model is on the way, having been discreetly announced alongside the OnePlus 6T handset yesterday. This doesn’t seem to be any different from the original version in terms of specification and features, fetching the exact same $69 price.
The only thing that’s new is the color… of the wire keeping the two earbuds together. Basically, the red OnePlus Bullets Wireless offer a nice two-tone design where the red elements snazzily complement the black, while the all-black variant is slightly more understated and meant to attract less attention.
At $69 a pop, these headphones are certainly hard to resist, with their premium aluminum alloy construction, convenient magnetic controls, Google Assistant support, rapid charging capabilities, and excellent 8-hour battery life. Still, it’d have been nice to keep good old jack around as well.