Best Bluetooth Headset
When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, fans of hands-free mobile or VOIP (voice over internet protocol) have a lot of choices. They range from headsets priced at well over $100 to much more affordable choices for $20 or $30. But like many things in life, a $130 headset doesn't always mean it's better than a cheaper headset and a cheap headset may cause more problems than its worth. Whether your needs are a headset that can be used by your laptop and your mobile device, or a headset that allows you to carry on a clear conversation, there's a Bluetooth headset for you.
Best Bluetooth Headset Overall:
Bluetooth headsets are designed to provide hands-free phone communication just about anywhere you go. Whether this is while driving, walking, or in a building, the whole point of a Bluetooth headset is to keep you connected to your phone without having to hold clunky equipment to your ear. This is ultimately a more convenient solution than the alternatives, which include wired hands-free kits. What we have here are five of the best designs offered today, each with some form of noise cancellation technology to ensure maximum call quality no matter where you are.
The Plantronics Voyager PRO is a darling of most tech blogs and reviewers for its all-around performance and noise reduction. However, with its boom microphone and large battery, it's far from being the most unobtrusive device on this list. Read Full Review
Jawbone's latest addition to its highly regarded Bluetooth headset is the ERA. It offers exemplary noise reduction as well as excellent battery life. Read Full Review
Though most reviewers give the performance edge to the Plantronics Discovery 975's larger cousin, the Voyager PRO, it is smaller and features a case with a battery that doubles as a charging base. Those looking for a compromise between the PRO's performance and a smaller size will want to take a look at the Discovery 975. Read Full Review
The Jabra BT530 is packed with the technology mobile device users on the go need the most: noise cancellation and comfort. The BT530 is also available at a price that makes it even more difficult to ignore. Read Full Review
The BlueAnt Q2 is unique among Bluetooth headsets because it takes the plunge with a head that takes voice commands. Anyone with experience with voice recognition will tell you that your results will vary, but the Q2 is a solid device when it comes to holding a conversation. Read Full Review
Best Multipoint Bluetooth Headset:
Bluetooth headsets have come a long way since their release, now offering multiple Bluetooth devices to be paired with a single headset. The best multipoint Bluetooth headsets allow quick and seamless switching between devices for everyday use, and also have amazing sound quality. This list will take a look at the 5 best Bluetooth headsets for connecting multiple devices and what sets them apart from the competition.
The Plantronics Voyager Legend is one of the top performers when it comes to noise cancellation and voice quality. However, its large size might be a problem to some users, and iPhone 5 owners should be aware of connection problems. Read Full Review
The Jabra SUPREME is a large headset. If you're looking for something subtle or incognito, the SUPREME would not be your choice. But if the SUPREME is your headset of choice, it has excellent voice reproduction. Read Full Review
If you're looking for a stylish Bluetooth headset that's also one of the most advanced on the market, consider the Jawbone ERA. With proven military-grade noise reduction and the ability to handle two audio connections and up to eight Bluetooth connections, it's a headset that should meet the needs of most. Read Full Review
Though the Plantronics Discovery 975 is minimalist in design, it's as feature-packed as any of the other headsets on this list. However, functionality does suffer because of its design, and buttons are hard to access at times. Read Full Review