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Best Bluetooth headsets of 2019 (so far)

If you thought ranking the world’s best Android smartphones, tablets or wearable devices was difficult, considering ever-increasing competition, the sheer sizes of the three markets and diversity of consumer preferences and budgets, we’d like to see you try to compile a mobile accessories top picks’ list.

ProductBrandNamePrice
JabraJabra Stealth Bluetooth HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$86.9(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
PlantronicsPlantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$62(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
LGLG Electronics Tone Pro HBS-750 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$60(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
SamsungSamsung Level U Pro Bluetooth Wireless In-ear Headphones with MicrophoneBuy on Amazon|$54.98(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)

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There are so many things to factor in when rounding up, for instance, the finest Bluetooth headsets that it comes as no surprise today’s top ten directory already looks very different from the September and April 2015 rosters.

Bluetooth headset

Thus, without a doubt, we’ll need to refresh the 2017 best Bluetooth headset collection at least once before the new year wraps up, but for now, let’s focus on the current cream of the crop, ordered from most recommended:

Plantronics Voyager Legend

Plantronics Voyager Legend

Cheaper than ever before, the “legendary” Bluetooth 4.0-enabled mono Plantronics Voyager Legend headset withstands rain, sweat and coffee spills, can separate your voice from 80 Db’s of background noise (which is a lot, trust us), and automatically answers calls if you just start wearing it all of a sudden.

At the same time, it redirects audio to your phone when it senses the user doesn’t want to activate hands-free endeavors, and understands two very straightforward spoken commands – answer or ignore. Pretty intuitive UI at such a low price.

JayBird X2 – starting at $129

JayBird X2

As the successor to the incomparable Bluebuds X, we always expected the X2 headphones to cost far more than most of their low-profile new rivals. There are a number of good reasons for that, including brand loyalty and product reliability, the latter of which is supported by Amazon’s four-star review average.

Then you have a minimalistic, timeless, unparalleled design, six different coats of paint, ranging from “alpha” to “storm” to “ice”, a lifetime sweat proof warranty, SignalPlus technology for skip-free music outdoors, 8-hour battery life, and Shift Premium Bluetooth audio quality. It’s perfect for professional and novice athletes, business users, audiophiles and travel enthusiasts.

Samsung Level U Pro – $90

Samsung Level U Pro

Don’t let the manufacturer’s name fool you into thinking this is a Galaxy-exclusive “appliance.” It can work fine with any type of Bluetooth-enabled Android handheld, and even iPhones. It’s good for wirelessly initiating and answering voice calls, but especially playing music, courtesy of Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA) features delivering a “true” 24bit digital audio experience on the tiniest imaginable earbuds.

Flexible and neck-adjustable, the Level U Pro can also handle its occasional splash, and technically lasts up to 9 full hours of talk or play time on a single charge.

Jabra Move – $86

Jabra Move

Before you even start, we know, we’re comparing apples and oranges, i.e. over-the-ear and in-ear headphones. But both classes of devices work towards the same end goal, the former typically edging out the latter in audio quality and the latter easily winning the portability battle.

Besides, we’re not telling you to choose the Jabra Move over the JayBird X2 or vice versa. We’re simply urging you to consider every possibility, including paying just 85 bucks or so for a pair of large yet lightweight stereo headphones that look extremely similar to your “premium”, overpriced Beats Studio.

Jabra Stealth – $80

Jabra Stealth

Why in the world would you ever go for a mono earbud when it costs the same or more than decent stereo mobile accessories? Well, because sometimes, it’s wise to keep an ear free and connected to the surrounding reality, and because the Jabra Stealth ensures “crystal clear sound at both ends of phone calls.”

This bad boy’s built-in mic is the best in the biz, and through tricks that may often feel like magic, it somehow manages to reduce background noise to the absolute minimum. Oh, oh, oh, and it’s got a dedicated physical button for remote activation and voice interaction with Google Now. Also, NFC for easy pairing, Multiuse for controlling the audio on two handhelds at once, and 6-hour autonomy in HD voice calls.

LG Tone Pro – $40 and up

LG Tone Pro

And we’re back to stereo headsets. To an industry classic, that is, which ergonomically bends around your neck for an ideal fit and stellar ergonomics, taking less than two hours to charge and then resisting up to 21 days in standby or a whopping 15 hours in talk time.

The design for this LG Tone Pro received awards, enhanced bass response, HD Voice, aptX compatibility, echo cancellation and noise reduction cover everything you need in both call and music modes, but unfortunately, the advanced age comes with a Bluetooth 3.0 speed tradeoff.

Photive BTH3 – $40

Photive BTH3

Here we have a cheap as chips over-the-ear wireless Bluetooth headset with built-in mic and 12 hour battery that doesn’t look very glamorous, but pulls off its duties honorably, generally satisfying almost 3,000 Amazon customers.

A four-star review average means the bang for buck factor is as delightful in reality as it looks on paper, though compared to some of our list’s headliners, the Photive BTH3 may not be so great for high-fidelity audio detail playback.

AYL V4.1 – $26

AYL V4.1

The AYL brand name probably doesn’t ring many bells, the design is by no means special, but at the end of the day, there has to be something special about this in-ear stereo headset, since Amazon currently lists it as its general best seller in Bluetooth cell phone headsets.

Granted, that doesn’t directly make it the best Bluetooth headset of 2016, not even to date, but it goes to show you don’t need to spend a full Benjamin to enjoy decent wireless smartphone audio controls, including on two devices simultaneously, with EDR APT-X decode technology, CVC 6.0 digital noise reduction, and 10 meters range.

SoundPeats QY7 – $20

SoundPeats

Bluetooth 4.1 capabilities? Check. Ergonomic, lightweight design? Double check. Lengthy endurance? Semi-check, at 5 hours in “premium quality talk/play time.” Partial liquid protection? You got it. Why only 20 clams then? No idea, but let’s keep it on the down low, before the little known manufacturers realize they could get more.  The SoundPeats QY7 is the true underdog of this list.

Mpow Wolverine – $20

Mpow Wolverine

You thought the Mpow Cheetah was flashy, eye-catching and, well, ear-catching with a decidedly cool name? Mpow Wolverine takes everything to the next level, clawing its way on our top ten list of today’s best Bluetooth headsets thanks to 4.1 compatibility (read easy pairing with all the new high-end Androids), “dynamic”, rich sound (they all say that, though), a unique, rectangular look, robust aluminum shell, Noise Cancellation 6.0, and 8-hour battery performance under heavy use.

We don’t remember ever seeing the X-Men listen to any tunes, but Hugh Jackman can sure sing and dance, so we wouldn’t be shocked to hear him endorse Mpow. For free, even, given the profit margins here are likely razor-thin already.

ProductBrandNamePrice
JabraJabra Stealth Bluetooth HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$86.9(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
PlantronicsPlantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$62(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
LGLG Electronics Tone Pro HBS-750 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo HeadsetBuy on Amazon|$60(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
SamsungSamsung Level U Pro Bluetooth Wireless In-ear Headphones with MicrophoneBuy on Amazon|$54.98(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)

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5 Completely Wireless Earbuds in 2019 That Work For Your Android Phone

Wireless headphones are available dime a dozen online. Given the sheer amount of options that you have, it can be slightly complicated to pick the best one for you. Considering the fact that most new Android smartphones come with USB Type-C ports, it helps to have wireless headphones at your disposal to get rid of any of these issues. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of 5 completely wireless earbuds that will work with your Android phone.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SoundPEATSSoundPEATS True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth 4.2 HeadphonesCheck Price on Amazon
JabraJabra 100-98600000-02 Elite Sport - 3 Hour - Old VersionBuy on Amazon|$145(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
Volume MakerVOLUME MAKER RunBuds - Bluetooth True Wireless Sweatproof Running EarbudsBuy on Amazon|$199.99(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
GRDEGRDE Bluetooth Earbuds, True Wireless Stereo Earphones Noise Isolation Mini Sweatproof Sports HeadphonesCheck Price on Amazon

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Best wireless earbuds for your Android phone

Jabra Elite Sport True-Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds

If you’re aware of Jabra, you will know that they make some of the best wireless headphones out there. The Jabra Elite Sport True-Wireless earbuds cater to your every need as an audiophile, be it running, working out or just casual music while resting on your couch, these headphones cover all the bases. You surely can’t go wrong with these earbuds if you’re looking for a decent set of earbuds for the aforementioned activities.

These earbuds are compatible with almost every Android smartphone available on the market today, in addition to iOS and Windows 10 handsets. The Jabra Elite Sport True-Wireless earbuds come with a water-resistant design as well, so you should be well covered in the event of sweat or moderate water exposure. It comes with 6 hours of battery backup, which means you’re well covered for your runs and workouts.

SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds

Coming from yet another well known audio brand, SoundPEATS is popular for their wireless headphones that don’t leave a major dent on your wallets. These earbuds are basically like the Apple EarPods but only cheaper and compatible with a wider range of smartphones and tablets, including a large number of Android devices. It comes with its very own charging station, so you don’t have to look for a charging cable and an adapter to charge this with. The headphones can last a little over 2 hours with playback, and 50 hours on standby.

SmartOmi Boots Mini Wireless Earbuds

The SmartOmi Boots Wireless Earbud is yet another exciting addition to this list, allowing users to get a tangle free media experience thus avoiding clutter. Overall, the headphones are pretty similar to the aforementioned SoundPEATS earbuds. These are slightly upmarket and pricier by about $10. But it’s completely worth it given the kind of audio experience it offers. It comes with a total of five earbuds, so you can customize your earbuds as you please. The company mentions that the headphones come with 5 hours of continuous music playback or 200 hours of standby, which is pretty decent by any standard.

VM RunBud’s – The Running True-Wireless Headphones

If you’re looking for high performance and clutter free headphones, these earbuds by VM RunBud are the ones to have. It comes with absolutely no wires and is something that has been received good reviews by users. Customers feel that the headphones are well worth the money and perform the way they should. Sure, it’s a little expensive compared to the other headphones on the list, but to get good performance, you will have to shell out a little extra. You will get a decent 5 hours of playback on a full charge with these earbuds.

GRDE Bluetooth Earbuds

Perhaps the cheapest wireless earbuds on the list, the GRDE Bluetooth earbuds will serve any purpose. Despite the low price tag, the headphones can hold their own even against the best wireless earbuds out there. The manufacturer is also giving you the choice between black and red colors, so you will probably be spoilt for choice, especially since both look pretty good in their own right. The headphones come with a standby time of 125 hours and a playback time of 3-5 hours, so you’re set for your workouts or standard routines.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SoundPEATSSoundPEATS True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth 4.2 HeadphonesCheck Price on Amazon
JabraJabra 100-98600000-02 Elite Sport - 3 Hour - Old VersionBuy on Amazon|$145(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
Volume MakerVOLUME MAKER RunBuds - Bluetooth True Wireless Sweatproof Running EarbudsBuy on Amazon|$199.99(Price as of 02/15/2019 14:31 ET)
GRDEGRDE Bluetooth Earbuds, True Wireless Stereo Earphones Noise Isolation Mini Sweatproof Sports HeadphonesCheck Price on Amazon

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Best Bluetooth earbuds available today

It’s only been five months since we last rounded up your top Bluetooth cell phone headset options on the market, and while mobile accessories don’t look as flashy and prone to frequent upgrades as smartphones or smartwatches, a lot has changed between April and today.

Best Bluetooth earbuds

Bluetooth headphones

To make sure you don’t go for a pair of outdated earbuds therefore, we’ve decided to already refresh the list of best Amazon picks. But this time, we’re ruling out mono, single-ear headsets primarily meant for initiating and answering voice calls hands-free.

We’re also not focusing on high-end, pricey, audiophile-centric over-the-ear headphones like the Beats Studio or Bose QuietComfort 25… just yet. A separate inventory of those will be coming soon, but for now, let’s see what your five-star, budget-friendly in-ear stereo Bluetooth headset choices for September 2015 are.

Wireless earbuds

Some of these excellent earbuds have rolled out very recently, others are treated to massive discounts that make them absolute bargains, while a few simply eluded us back in April. Why should you buy one of the following models and not a larger, arguably better-sounding counterpart? Well, they’re clearly more portable, compact and inconspicuous, and at the end of the day, they’re the wise pick for both traveling and athletic purposes.

Jabra Sport Pulse – $176

As the name suggests, these premium wireless earbuds are designed specifically for your most extreme workouts, with sweat, drop, dirt, temperature and humidity protection, plus, believe it or not, built-in heart rate monitoring functions.

Jabra Pulse

No other accessories needed, just fit the headset in your ears, blast the music, and simultaneously get coached on whether to accelerate or pace yourself, based on your heartbeat. Granted, battery life isn’t exactly stellar due to the advanced technology integrated in an otherwise typical-looking package, and crisp audio. But 4.5 hours is still long enough to last you a couple of extended running sessions.

JayBird BlueBuds X – $150

JayBird BlueBuds X

Let’s face it, the price here feels a little on the steep side, sans HR features or anything along those lines. But the BlueBuds X should be capable of “remarkable” sound, with a snazzy yet fairly low-profile design, 13.8 grams (!!!) weight, “lifetime warranty against sweat”, and 8, yes, 8 hours of continuous run time between charges. Worth the Benjamin and a half all in all, don’t you think?

Beats Powerbeats 2 – $144

Everybody knows that Beats purchases give you status, bragging rights over other brands, and a unique sense of style. That said, the Powerbeats 2 certainly stand out a little more than they maybe should from an aesthetical standpoint, and connect up to 30 feet away from your Bluetooth-enabled Android phone.

Beats Powerbeats 2

Their key selling points also include quick charging support, with an hour of non-stop playback provided by 15 minutes of power-up activity, as well as a six-hour normal endurance rating, water resistance, and dual-driver acoustics for booming sound.

LG Tone Infinim – $80

As we enter ultra-low-cost territory, it’s best to lower the expectation bar when it comes to features like heart rate monitors or swanky designs. Then again, as long as you’re not peeved by stiff neckbands, the Tone Infinim contraption is quite the looker, and it offers both ergonomics and versatility.

LG Tone Infinim

The actual earbuds are retractable, you have easily accessible call and music controls to your left and right, and above all, LG joins forces with Harman Kardon for “premium audio quality.” Wait, then why are these so cheap? Well, they’re currently reduced from $150, and it’d be a pity if you didn’t take advantage of the deal before it eventually expires.

Jabra ROX – $79.80

Jabra Rox

Also heavily discounted, from $130 to under $80, the ROX ensemble is super-small, lightweight, and keeps the lights on for around 5.5 hours on a single charge. There’s NFC compatibility for easy handheld pairing, HD Voice support, advanced noise cancellation for phone calls, multimedia stream capabilities, plus rain, dust and shock resistance. Not too shabby!

Plantronics BackBeat Fit – $78

BackBeat FIT

Sure, these earbuds look odd, but they’re among the best reviewed of their kind on Amazon, with a 4.3-star average based on over 1,700 user opinions. That’s primarily because they’re flexible and remain wrapped around your head no matter what, sweat-proof, and endowed with DeepSleep functionality for hibernation when not in use, and consequent autonomy expansion. Speaking of, they can run for 8 hours on end while you run for 8 hours on end. Protip – take a break before the BackBeat Fit.

RevJams Active Sport – $33

RevJams Active Sport

They’re active, you’re active, they’re sporty, you’re sporty, they’re comfortable in their skin and promise “superb sound with no wires”, you… would very much like that at the uber-economical price point. Win-win situation, y’all!

Mpow Cheetah – $28

Mpow Cheetah

Bendy, sneaky, light as a feather yet handsome and stylish, the compact, comfortable and secure earbuds let you skip tracks, control your volume and take calls without ever coming near your phone. It’ll be easy to forget the Cheetah is even synched to a separate device, after 8 hours of talk or music time, or 180 (!!!) in standby. And yes, the audio quality is fine, courtesy of aptX technology.

G-Cord – $27

We know you like to go unnoticed when out for a jog, but this black-and-red gizmo is just too darn classy to turn it down. And no, the all-black model isn’t an option, trust us. Funnily enough, the manufacturer forgot to give the headset a proper name, so we’ll simply call it the 2-Link Soundblaster.

G-Cord

That’s right, you can connect two Bluetooth phones at the same time and “free switch”, and endurance is rated at a solid 8 hours of calling, or 6 hours of music. Or 160 hours of standby. The assorted neckband isn’t too rigid, and the design is both ergonomics-focused and rugged, with durability a key G-Cord objective.

TaoTronics – $25.99

Another technically unnamed set of earbuds, another ridiculously low price tag, another comfortable and secure construction, not to forget “CD-like high quality sound” (as if anyone listens to CDs nowadays), 5-hour autonomy, and built-in HD microphone.

TaoTronics

Okay, we’ll be honest with you. This isn’t the greatest or prettiest headset around. But it’s the cheapest wireless design, and it fulfills its basic duties honorably.

MEE Audio Sport-Fi M6 – $17.99

MEE Audio Sport

Yes, this thing is wired, which may prove a major inconvenience for some. And if you want a mic, you have to pay 5 bucks extra. But once again, affordability rules, and cash-strapped consumers drool… over the noise isolating, “energetic sound”-capable, enhanced bass-producing M6. Which repels water, by the by, and comes bundled with a handy shirt clip and half a dozen sets of eartips ensuring the perfect fit for everyone.

5 Best Truly Wireless Earbuds In 2019

Let’s face it: cords are annoying, especially when it comes to headphones. They get in the way when you’re trying to casually listen to music or a podcast, and they especially get in the way when you’re out on a run or jog — sometimes you might even rip them off your ears! That’s why wireless earbuds are so nice — you hook them up to your phone by way of Bluetooth, put them in your ears, and then you can just forget about them.

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds

So, if you want to get yourself a truly wireless pair of earbuds, and a pair that sound really good as well, be sure to follow along below!

Apple AirPods

First up are the Apple AirPods. Apple surprised many when they announced the AirPods alongside the iPhone 7 almost a couple years ago now. They look a little strange, as they’re certainly not stylish at all, but the AirPods sound phenomenal. They will work with any smartphone that has Bluetooth functionality, but they work especially well with the iPhone. Since the launch of the iPhone 7 and removal of the 3.5mm audio jack, there is a special “sound chip” to enhance your audio experience — so the Apple AirPods will sound great with that device, and all through wireless tech, too!

Buy it now: Amazon

Bose SoundSport Free

If you’re looking for another truly wireless earbud experience, Bose offers one with their SoundSport Free earbuds. Sound is crisp and clear — you get deep low and clear highs. Bass sounds really great with these earbuds as well. They connect over Bluetooth, but only have about five hours of playback time off of a single charge. Your package comes with a micro-USB chargers so that you can charge them. Built-in firmware will let you track your headphones in the event that you lose them.

Buy it now: Amazon

Jabra Elite Sports Wireless

Want a truly stellar pair of truly wireless earbuds? Then look no further than the Jabra Elite Sports Wireless earbuds. These earbuds, of course, connect over Bluetooth. They have a little less battery life than the Bose SoundSport Free’s at just 4.5 hours off of a single charge. A charging case can fast charge them, which should be able to give you two extra charges out of these earbuds. The music sounds great, and with a built-in microphone, you’ll be able to take calls with these as well. They are waterproof as well.

Buy it now: Amazon

Apollo 7

The Apollo 7 wireless earbuds are truly phenomenal. They have such a low profile design that, once they’re in your ears, they can hardly be seen by onlookers — they don’t stick out nearly as much as the Apple AirPods do. On top of that, the Apollo 7 earbuds offers excellent music quality, giving you excellent bass, deep lows and crystal clear highs. There is a built-in omni directional microphone into these earbuds, which will allow you to take phone calls while you’re out on a run as well. In addition, these earbuds are waterproof, and come with a charging case that can charge them up to two additional times after you run out of your first charge.

They come with multiple different inserts that you can swap out on these earbuds, so that you can find the most comfortable and secure insert that will fit with your ear shape. This will ensure that you can listen for hours without discomfort, and also make sure that they won’t fall out on a jog!

Buy it now: Amazon

JAM Ultra

Another excellent pair of earbuds are the JAM Ultra’s. These earbuds, similar to the others on this list, offer excellent sound quality. They will let you take calls as well, due to the built-in microphone.

Unfortunately, a single charge will only last you about three hours; however, the included charging case will be able to fast charge the JAM Ultra’s up to ten times! These will set you back about $80, so they are cheaper than the other options on this list, however, the quality isn’t as good as the other options you have. They do have a really sleek, low profile and minimalistic look, though.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

So, which pair of earbuds should you pick up for yourself? If you’ve got cash to spend, we recommend running with the Apple AirPods or Bose SoundSport Free’s. Both will treat you right, giving you an unmatched sound experience without the pain of any wires. If you’re not a fan of either, the Jabra Elite Sports Wireless earbuds are not a bad option either. No matter which one you pick off this list, you are going to get a truly wireless and wonderful sound experience.

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds

[Deal] Jabra Sport Pace wireless Bluetooth earbuds for $39.99

Jabra Sport Pace

The Jabra Sport Pace Bluetooth headphones can now be purchased via eBay for just $39.99. These headphones are completely wireless, making them suitable for your early morning runs or gym sessions. This is as good as they get, really, especially considering the price quoted by the seller. There’s no telling how long it will remain in stock, though, so be sure to check out the listing while it’s still up.

In terms of additional features, the Jabra Sport Pace earbuds come with a decent set of hardware to complement your mobile needs in addition to standard music playback. It comes with a set of music playback controls as well as a mic built in, letting you answer calls while on the go. It’s a pretty nifty product for this price, and a must have if you are on the lookout for a set of budget headphones.

Get the Jabra Sport Pace wireless Bluetooth headphones for just $39.99 via eBay!

Holiday Gift Guide: The Jabra Supreme

I’m one of those people that can’t stand ear buds. I hate things going in my ear. Ever since I was a kid and had to have my ears checked, I’ve never liked them. Part of it may be from my 20 years in radio with over the ear Sony MDR 7506’s or any other variety of studio quality “cans”.

Since I can’t stand ear buds I’ve only used a few bluetooth devices. Until I found the Jabra Supreme I was actually using a “truckers” bluetooth which goes over the head and has a boom mic like a time life operator, but it worked and didn’t go in my ear.  The Jabra Supreme gives you all the benefits of the ultra small, ear bud style bluetooth headsets, outside of the ear.

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