Essential USB-C Earphones HD review: Earbuds that ditch the dongle, but add cost and compromise

The headphone jack is dead, or so we’re told by OEMs, but the selection of wired USB Type-C headphones is still woefully inadequate. If you aren’t interested in all the problems associated with Bluetooth audio, you’re pretty much forced into the donglelife. But Essential just launched two new pairs of USB Type-C powered headphones, including the Earphones HD. Although the HDs aren’t bad, for $ 100 it’s tough to recommend them unless you absolutely can’t use a dongle. 

Initially, we planned on reviewing both of Essential’s new headphones: the Earphones Mini and Earphones HD.

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