The thing about headphones is that they’re pretty much universal in terms of features, where as long as the device you’re plugging into supports headphones, you’ll be able to use them just fine. However that isn’t the case with the bundled headphones of the recently announced HTC U11.


With the handset, HTC also bundled a pair of noise-cancelling headphones which is actually a rather nice touch. However it seems that the headphone’s noise-cancellation feature will only work with the HTC U11, as confirmed by HTC to the folks at PhoneArena. This means that while the headphones will work with other phones in terms of being able to deliver audio, don’t expect them to offer up noise-cancelling features as well.

Note that the headphones themselves connect via USB-C and it is also where it draws power needed for the active noise-cancellation feature. We’re not sure why the noise-cancelling feature won’t work with other handsets with USB-C connectivity, but we guess that’s pretty much the situation for now.

Yup, this also means that if you wish to use it with HTC’s other recently announced phones like the HTC U Play and U Ultra, don’t expect noise-cancellation. It is a bit disappointing, but then again the headphones are bundled with the HTC U11 so it is assumed that you would use it with the phone anyway.

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