The Best Bluetooth Headsets for 2021

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Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Michael has been writing about consumer technology for over a decade. He usually writes about headphones & other gadgets.
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Notwithstanding the fact that wireless Bluetooth headsets have been around since 2005, they are still considered as one of the most popular accessories for mobile phones. Initially designed for motorcyclists, these headsets are now used by almost everyone who has a mobile. They come in different sizes, shapes, and prices. Since every user has a different budget, the features of a Bluetooth headset are a good place to start. Whether one is looking for the top-of-the-range or the cheapest among the bunch, the following top Bluetooth headset reviews for 2016 will help him make a decision.

The Aliph Jawbone Era Bone Conduction

Fashion, durability, performance, and design are all part of this headset’s story. It is made of T80 liquid plastic that has been injected in a molding machine, coated with metal, and then carefully polished. What this means is that the headset not only looks good on the ear, but is also of exceptionally solid and durable construction too. It is also water-resistant and magnetized making it easy to slap on or take off when desired. No one will even be able to have an argument by placing the headset on to another person’s ear. It weighs only 1.5 ounces thus making it comfortable and easy to carry.

It uses the RealVoice speaker technology which means that instead, it is like having a set of speakers in the headband that can deliver a stereo sound effect. It helps in communication even in noisy environments without interruptions. It also has a mic input for hands-free calling. It also comes with the Jawbone app which is incredibly intuitive. The sound quality is exceptional for a pair of Bluetooth headsets. It is worth noting that the Jawbone era is now compatible with the era app. For mobile devices with Android, iOS, and Windows, this headset is a great way to go.

Reasons to buy:

  • It improves voice and sound clarity.
  • It is designed for people who are hands-free on the road.
  • It is entirely compatible with iOS and Android devices and can be connected with other Bluetooth enabled devices.

Reasons not to buy:

  • It is not as comfortable as most people would like it to be.
  • The battery life is a little short.

Conclusion:
With the Aliph Jawbone Era, one can expect crystal clear sound and voice clarity. It has a sleek and stylish design that makes it stand out from the rest of its competitors. This Bluetooth headset is lightweight and can be worn comfortably while listening to music, working out or driving. It comes with an app for Android devices that allows users to customize their EQ settings for improved sound quality. Despite the fact that the price is on the higher side, this headset will last a long time as it has an aluminum construction and an ergonomic fit.

Jabra Supreme Bluetooth Headset

Here is a combination of fashion and performance. It is a neat, little headset that includes a curved earpiece that comes with a fabric covered foam ear cushion. The product features a unique light and sound alerts to alert the user when there are incoming calls or if the battery is weak. The headset comes with an expandable ear hook design for additional fit and comfort. Jabra Supreme is compatible with smartphones that have Bluetooth version 2.1 for increased flexibility.

Reasons to buy:

  • It comes with an in-line microphone and music controls.
  • It also has a voice recognition technology for customizing the settings as per your requirements.
  • The sound quality is better than most of the headsets in this price range.
  • It is highly portable and one can easily carry it around without having to worry about losing it.
  • It comes with a metal USB charging dock to ensure that the battery lasts longer.

Reasons not to buy:

  • Poor battery life, which is a little disappointing.

Conclusion:
Jabra Supreme is a great Bluetooth headset with excellent sound clarity and call quality. The design allows one to wear it comfortably while staying connected to their friends or colleagues on the phone no matter where they are. Although Jabra Supreme is relatively pricier, it comes with features that others have yet to incorporate into their products in this price range or higher. This makes it worth every penny spent on it if you consider its features, sleek design, and performance abilities all together as one cohesive package of excellence.

Sony Ericsson MDREX500/B

This Sony headset is made of plastic but the quality and finish is worth every penny. The device uses Vibration Induction technology to transfer sound in a unique way. It has an excellent sound quality and also features a voice-recognition feature that allows the user to answer or end calls by saying “answer” or “end”. Personally, I believe this is one of the best Bluetooth headsets from Sony yet.

Reason to buy:

  • It is made of high-quality and durable plastic that can withstand almost anything.
  • The battery life is really good.
  • It comes with a charging dock to ensure that your device is always charged and ready to go at a moment’s notice.
  • It has a unique sound technology that gives excellent quality of both voice and music.
  • It also comes with a voice recognition feature for answering or ending calls by saying “answer” or “end”.

Reasons not to buy:

  • Not very comfortable to wear as it leaves the ears feeling sore at times, especially after prolonged use.
  • The phone seems to ring even when not in use, which may be disturbing at times.

Samsung HM1100 Bluetooth Headset (Wireless Headphones)

Samsung HM1100 are wireless headphones that allow one to talk on the go without having to be anchored down by wired devices at all times. The headset has an advanced Crystal Voice feature which helps in speech recognition and noise cancellation, thanks to the wind noise reduction system that comes with it. This means that there will be no problems when using it even when biking or running on busy streets. The headset is easy to install and use even for people who are not tech-savvy, thanks to its intuitive nature.

Reasons to buy:

  • It allows you to listen to music or watch videos wirelessly.
  • The battery life is exceptionally long, which means that one can go for longer without needing to recharge the device.
  • It is incredibly light and easy to carry around without any discomfort.
  • The device can be paired with two phones at the same time.
  • It features a voice command system that can be used by saying “answer” or “end”.
  • It also comes with a clip on the headband so it does not dangle loosely while moving around even when it is not being used to answer or end calls.

Reasons not to buy:

  • It may seem a little expensive for some people. However, considering its performance and features, one would say that it is worth every penny spent on it. There are many Bluetooth headsets in all price ranges but if one considers the cost of this headset as per its output, then Samsung HM1100 stands out from most of them in terms of performance and value for money

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset

The Plantronics Voyager Legend has as many features as the Voyager Pro HD. However, it is smaller in size, and comes with an inbuilt speakerphone. One cannot fold it easily as he would fold the other headsets. However, this headset is also long-lasting and comes with a Li-ion battery that can last for three hours before it needs to be recharged. The headset comes with an innovative QuickPair technology making it compatible with other Bluetooth enabled devices such as computers and mobile phones within seconds of turning on the headset for the first time. It can be used about 100 meters from a paired device without any drop in quality.

The Plantronics M70 Bluetooth Headset

This Bluetooth headset is considered one of the best sellers in its category. It comes with over 7 hours talk time and 12 days standby time when fully charged but still lightweight which makes it easy to carry around during travel or during workouts at the gym or when exercising outdoors.

Conclusion

Such wireless Bluetooth headsets are available at various prices and can be found online. It is cumbersome to carry around large headsets especially when one is on the go. Phone users should look for lightweight headsets that are comfortable and stylish. They should also have high-quality features to enhance performance and enhance their active lifestyle. The user should be able to focus on the music or truth being told to him as the case may be. It is time to go ahead and purchase Bluetooth headsets if one does not already have one.

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