Also known as neckband headphones, around-the-neck headphones bring extra convenience to wireless music listening by offering long battery life and excellent listening comfort. For these and many other reasons, they are often preferred by people who are always on the move, whether it’s running around the park or running around the office. In this article, we bring you 5 best around-the-neck headphones with Bluetooth connectivity that you can buy.
Mpow Jaws Gen. 4
A single look at their Amazon reviews should be enough to tell you that the Mpow Jaws Gen. 4 are excellent around-the-neck Bluetooth headphones. It’s almost unbelievable that they cost less than $30 because just the carrying bag they come in must be worth at least $5.
When paired with your phone over Bluetooth, the headphones vibrate when you receive a phone call, and the buttons on them allow you to accept it without taking your phone out of your pocket. You can expect up to 13 hours of music listening and talking on a charge thanks to the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology with CVC6.0 noise reduction.
The sound quality of the Mpow Jaws Gen. 4 is great, especially for their price. They do an amazing job of bringing all parts of the frequency spectrum to life, and they do so regardless of whether you’re listening to music, watching movies, or taking calls.
Samsung Level U Pro
These around-the-neck Bluetooth headphones from Samsung sport a stylish design and provide a comfortable way how you can listen to music or take calls without taking your phone from your pocket.
Each headphone has a built-in magnet, and you can accept a call or resume music playback by separating the magnets and reject/end a call or pause music by connecting the magnets. It sounds so simple, but once you get use to this feature, you won’t be able to live without it.
The headphones rely on Samsung’s Ultra High-Quality Audio (UHQA) technology to deliver a true 24bit digital audio experience with up to 2x wider frequency range than standard CD-quality wireless sound. If you don’t like their sound, you can customize it using the Samsung Level app, which provides sound equalizer as well as several other useful features.
The LG HBS-750 are convenient yet fashionable around-the-neck headphones with inline controls, long battery life, and sound quality so great that you won’t even want to think about pressing the pause button.
The headphones are popular among office workers because they make it possible to connect to two devices simultaneously. You can, for example, connect the headphones to your personal phone to listen to your favorite music and also to your work phone to take calls from co-workers and clients.
The LG HBS-750 last around 14 hours on a charge. They block a fairly decent amount of noise, and their sound quality is slightly better than what we would expect for the price.
If you know Sennheiser, you probably already expect the Sennheiser HD1 to sound great. Being the most expensive around-the-neck headphones on this list, they definitely should sound exceptionally good, and they really do.
Sennheiser has cut no corners and decided to use high-quality dynamic transducers mounted in precision milled stainless steel in-ear sound tunnels to deliver the sound signature for which the company is famous.
The Sennheiser HD1 are packed with the latest wireless listening technology, featuring Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support, and Qualcomm apt-X compatibility. You can pair them instantly via NFC with any NFC-enabled device, and a three-button remote and high-quality microphone will help you keep your hands phone-free.
The Skullcandy Ink’d are lightweight, stylish around-the-neck headphones that you can get in several vibrant colors, including royal blue, street gray, red with black accents, blue with orange accents, white, gray with green accents, and black.
The headphones have massive bass that makes them particularly suitable for hip-hop and electronic music. They isolate a lot of sound, so your music won’t annoy people around you even if you decide to crank up the volume. To do that, you don’t even need to grab your phone because the Skullcandy Ink’d have built-in volume controls.
On a charge, the headphones last around 8 hours, and it takes just 2.5 hours to charge them to their maximum capacity.