What Headphones Are Compatible With The Samsung Galaxy S23

With every new smartphone release, people want to know if their headphones will be supported. If you’re using Bluetooth headphones, then the answer is most likely yes. However, those with wired headphones and earbuds have been left to seek other options. Ever since Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone, a lot of its competition has followed suit. Samsung took longer to fully commit to the headphone jack removal but eventually caved to it.

Now, with the new Galaxy S23 out, the question of the headphone jack is brought back into the picture. It’s easy to assume that Samsung would continue to not include a headphone jack for their flagship Android phones after only committing to this change with their last few products. We can still hold out hope that Samsung can lead the charge and bring back the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack though. Does the new Galaxy S23 change things?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S23 Have A Headphone Jack?

The answer is no. Thus, we continue the trend of headphone jack-less smartphones with the Galaxy S23. However, if you use a USB Type C adapter or DAC dongle, that has a 3.5mm socket, you’ll have nothing to worry about. There are a ton of great options out there that can even enhance the sound quality. These devices can be more expensive though, and you may just want the convenience of plugging straight into your smartphone. Luckily, there are USB Type C earphones that you can use.

Strauss&Wagner EM8C

Strauss & Wagner EM8C

One top-rated Type C earphone is the EM8C from Strauss & Wagner. Its acclaim comes from its sound quality in relation to its $49.95 price point. You’re getting more than what you’d expect for the price. The detail and fullness of each frequency range are quite remarkable for a pair of simple Type C earbuds. It also carries a remote/mic, so you can control playback and use them for clear phone calls.


Of course, there’s a chance you own Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. Any set of wireless headphones will work with the Galaxy S23. If you’re trying to decide on a single pair of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, here is what you’re choices should narrow down to.

Sony WH-1000XM5

If you’re looking for the best possible option for noise-canceling, then Sony’s XM5 is a perfect choice. Sony gives their mainline wireless headphones the latest in its industry-leading ANC technology, supporting top-end Bluetooth CODECs and adaptable sound isolation. You’ll also get access to Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, which gives the XM5 spatial audio support from Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, and other services.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

You may prefer true wireless earbuds to over-ear headphones, and in that case, the Momentum TW3 is going to be your best option. As far as the market goes, the Momentum TW 3 offers some of the best pure sound quality. Its frequency contents come out the cleanest and give you better sound staging and imaging than most true wireless earbuds can display. Combine that with great ANC, clear phone calls, and good battery life, and it’s hard to find a surer bet.

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Alex S. is a sound designer and voice-over artist who has worked in film, commercials, and podcasts. He loves horror movies and emo music.