We’re no stranger to wireless technology, especially when it comes to electronics available today that can make our lives a lot more convenient than they already are. The best Bluetooth headsets out there are becoming more and more advanced, so we wanted to take the time to write up a top 10 guide to help those in need of deciding which model suits their needs most optimally. These things are great not only for being able to free up our hands to be more productive with other tasks we may have to take care of, but can also be immeasurably more safe for really anybody regardless of application. They’re not too expensive, either.
A Bluetooth headset is an excellent technical device that will enable the user to take calls while on the go without the need to hold a cell phone at all because it is equipped with a speaker and earbud that connect wirelessly via Bluetooth (typically 4.0, however the cheaper models still have 3.0 — either way you’re connecting wirelessly). These headsets now come with higher quality designs, are lightweight so they can comfortably be used for longer periods of time whether listening to music or talking on the phone, and also come with a rechargeable battery for prolonged usage. To ensure high sound quality both for the speaker and listener, Bluetooth headsets are equipped with 2 or 3 microphones at a time to really dial into the purpose of a Bluetooth headset — making calls and speaking for a prolonged amount of time.
Grabbing a pair of wireless headphones or even wireless earbuds (make sure they’re a pair with a microphone) can still do the trick if they have a microphone attached (which we’ve seen quite a lot), although they’re definitely not as specific or merely convenient as the models we’ve listed below that are considered a ‘Bluetooth headset’. The best for you however will largely be decided by your budget, so we made sure to find many different price-points as well as headsets with different types of features.
The top 10 best Bluetooth headsets
Sennheiser Presence UC
If it’s within your price range, the Sennheiser Presence UC is one of the best Bluetooth headset options in the market thanks to its technical capabilities. Firstly, it has a 33 feet range of operation, which will come in very handy for busy and active people. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and compatible with all major Unified Communication platforms (so basically any device that can connect to others to communicate, of course that’s BT compatible as well). It will easily multi-connect so that you can switch from phone calls to music and vice versa while remaining wirelessly connected. The Sennheiser Presence UC is also equipped with 3 built-in digital mics that will ensure some great HD sound quality in all surroundings, making sure whatever you’re saying is getting picked up. It comes with a rechargeable battery that will give you about 10 hours of non-stop call time without charging and it comes with unique ‘Speak Focus Technology’ that functions to help pick up those sound waves for some clear sound quality. Grabbing this will not only make your life easier, but will increase that quality of what you’re saying as well.
Plantronics Voyager Legend
The Plantronics Voyager Legend is definitely one of the best headsets with Bluetooth if you wanted to save some money as opposed to our previous recommendation. It comes with some pretty innovative technology, such as a ‘smart sensor’ that will allow you to answer or initiate a call as soon as you put the headset on, enabling you to answer or ignore the call with just your voice (talk about hands-free). The many voice commands with this thing give you the ability to check the battery status, respond to calls or make calls, check connection strength, etc. It also comes with some extra, not necessarily a must but effective protection against moisture with its termed ‘P2i technology‘ and durable nano-coating build — this won’t be breaking on you if you take proper care of it. This Bluetooth headset lastly comes with a durable Li-Ion rechargeable battery that will enable you to communicate on the go for hours before the need for the next charging. Take a look at this one if you like the specs and are a fan of the famous Plantronics — they know audio solutions quite well.
If you are looking for one of the best Bluetooth headsets that’s super budget-friendly, consider the Jawbone Era. It is elegant and good-looking while at the same time delivers some solid technical features considering the lower price-point. It kills outside noise that gets in the way of your voice with its unique ‘Noise Assassin technology’ (their coined term of a lower-end type of noise-isolating tech). At the same time it is equipped with Bluetooth (3.0) for great connectivity and the ability to communicate with the world on the go, basically with no restrictions at all aside from how noisy your outside environment is. The Jawbone Era is also equipped with ‘Motion X technology‘ and an accelerometer which will enable you to put the headset in action by just tapping or shaking it. There is a sound reminder of low battery status which is always a plus, and in all you’ll be getting about 5 1/2 hours of battery life for non-stop communication (the Li-Ion battery is rechargeable). They do have a bit more advanced models that we list later if you want to continue reading.
Plantronics Voyager 5200
This is a different variation of the previously listed Plantronics model, and quite worth it if you were looking for a high-end Bluetooth headset that’s jam-packed with features. The Plantronics Voyager 5200 will firstly deliver great sound quality, especially for those who foresee themselves at times in an environment with some bad background noise thanks to its unique ‘WindSmart technology‘ and adaptive noise removal. There’s a voice control button that will easily activate Cortana, Siri or Google Now and you can answer and ignore calls with voice command as well. You will also be sound notified of the battery status which we’ve seen in other models that’s quite convenient when it comes down to it. The adaptive 4 built-in mics provide great reduction of background noise so that you can easily and effectively communicate no matter where you are. A higher-quality than others nano-coating on the headset offers moisture resistance in different conditions. You’ve also got the beloved rechargeable Li-Ion battery to top it all off.
The Jabra Motion is a step up in their great lineup of Bluetooth headsets, so if you weren’t feeling the previous Jabra budget-friendly pick, this has some higher quality in general. We have some advanced 4.0 Bluetooth technology here for a secure connection and it comes with built-in microphones as well as a built-in motion sensor for advanced sound quality helping with noisy backgrounds. The Jabra Motion is a lightweight headset that will offer comfortable and easy usage during the entire day. You can answer calls by simply getting your headset and using voice control (the voice controls will also tell you when the battery is getting low) and as you can see on the photo, there’s some volume control on the unit itself which is pretty convenient. It is lastly equipped with NFC technology, which will allow you to easily pair it with all devices with UC technology. It’s pretty standard when it comes to overall features and price-point, but if you were still in need of a Jabra Bluetooth headset, here’s a better quality model than the previously listed.
LG Tone Pro HBS-750
The LG Tone Pro HBS-750 is another excellent LG device that many have come to love; however, you’ll see in the photo we have a bit of a different spin when it comes to Bluetooth headset shape and size. Designed more like the traditional headset and headphones, this is great for those who want full surround-sound listening as opposed to the traditional one-ear Bluetooth headset solution. It has great sound quality and connectivity to many different devices, so you can enjoy your favorite music or TV show as well as play video games if you ever need to aside from the typical phone call application. The LG Tone Pro HBS-750 delivers some pretty clear sound and better bass response than others, and it is pretty lightweight designed in a unique way to enable comfortable wearing all day long. The earphones are magnetically snapped for pleasant positioning and easy removal when you don’t need the headset anymore. Take a look at this one if you wanted a different spin on the best Bluetooth headset.
Motorola Moto Hint
Here’s a nice little option that’s becoming more rare as days go on that’s still worth mentioning in here. The Motorola Moto Hint Bluetooth headset used to be one of the most popular models when these were first getting going. It is lightweight and practically invisible, small and discreet. It enables up to 17 hours of communication with its durable, long-life, rechargeable Li-Ion battery. The sound quality is pretty nice due to its ‘CrystalTalk technology‘ that removes background noise and automatically amplifies your voice for some great quality of conversation no matter where you are located. It effectively pairs with different smart devices with its built-in UC technology. The Motorola Moto Hint is equipped with a sensor that will turn on the headset automatically to take the call while you are on the go. Once you put the headset down, the system will automatically forward calls to your cell phone.
Yes, just one more Jabra model to take a look at but they really know their stuff when it comes to Bluetooth headsets so it was difficult not to have all of these in here. This Jabra Eclipse is one of the best Bluetooth headset options if your budget is a bit higher others, and most notably has a little nifty portable charging station unlike the others so it’s quite easy to take with you on longer trips (the charger is also a case for easy travel). The Jabra Eclipse is equipped with a higher-end speaker that gives us some great sound quality across the spectrum of functioning: calls, listening to music or messages, etc. The design is very elegant and classy while at the same time providing comfort and convenient usage (available in a few colors to your liking). You can use it non-stop for up to 10 hours of communication through calls. Connect to Google Now and Siri and control the headset with your voice without the need to ever touch it.
Sennheiser Explorer 50
Here’s another solution by one of our favorite brands, and the Sennheiser Explorer 50 another runner-up for the best Bluetooth headset that will enable you to easily and clearly communicate while out and about. We did however put in down here because it’s quite hard to find nowadays. Regardless, it is equipped with some decent technology to reduce background noise so that you and the person you are talking to clearly hear each other and it can connect to two smartphones at the same time. If you feel like it, you can also stream your favorite music while delivering GPS directions. Let’s not forget that it will also tell you when the battery is low – definitely qualities that make this headset one of the better models. This is a lightweight model that will fit comfortably and enable you to use it with ease for hours – and the durable rechargeable battery provides up to 11 hours of communication before the need to recharge.
Top finish the guide, the Samsung HM1350 is on the list thanks to its reliable technical features despite the super cheap price-tag. It’s one of the lowest priced Bluetooth headsets in here but we wanted to give you an option if you’ve reached this far and perhaps wanted something that won’t break the wallet at all. Equipped with Bluetooth 3.0, it will enable simple and easy pairing with any of your mobile devices – and two at the same time, using its multi-point technology if you ever need. You can easily switch between devices, and either communicate over the headset or switch to your cell phone. The sound quality isn’t complete crazy or anything, but with its built-in microphones it can get the job done for smaller applications or those who just merely want some simple technology to hear who they’re talking to. It is equipped with a rechargeable battery that will deliver up to 8 hours of talk time and even 300 standby hours before it needs to be charged again. In the package you are getting a pair of ear gels and ear hooks for comfortable long usage.