Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, more and more people have found themselves working remotely from home. This has led to a bigger use of Bluetooth headsets in general. People are using them more when they have to sign up on that latest Zoom meeting. If you are in the market for getting a Bluetooth headset, the good news is that there are a lot of terrific choices to choose from. They also come in a variety of form factors and prices. Here’s our look at the best Bluetooth headsets you can currently purchase.
Best Bluetooth headsets
- Plantronics Voyager 5200
- Sennheiser Presence
- Jabra Stealth
- Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
- Mpow Pro Trucker
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Bluetooth headsets regularly as new devices launch.
1. Plantronics Voyager 5200
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The Plantronics Voyager 5200 is a great choice for users who want something small, and doesn’t stand out when it inside the ear. Not only do they offer a secure fit, but its long noise-canceling microphone can be placed right next to your mouth, so people hear you and not other sounds inside your office.
This headset supports Bluetooth 4.1 with a range of about 30 meters. It will last up to 7 hours of battery life on a single charge. It also has Amazon Alexa support which means you can use it to control your Alexa-based smart speakers and other smart home devices. All in all, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 is a terrific pick for Bluetooth headsets owners who want to look cool while using it.Check pricing
2. Sennheiser Presence
If you want a Bluetooth headset that’s small, looks cool, but stands out more, check out the Sennheiser Presence. Not only does this look like it comes from a sci-fi movie, it is also comfortable to wear thanks to its around-earhook. You also get a few different sized ear tips for a more custom fit. Snapping this headset open turns it on, and you can turn it off just by closing it back.
Another big plus for this headset is the long use with a single change. You should get up to 10 hours of talk time before you have to recharge. Speaking of which, this headset does use the older microUSB connection, which is a small annoyance as most new models have moved onto the USB-C connection. However, if you need a long battery life, and want to look cool, consider the Sennheiser Presence.Check pricing
3. Jabra Stealth
The Jabra Stealth is made for people who want a Bluetooth headset that’s as small as the rival Apple Airpods. This model fits inside with a number of different ear tips and an earhook, which should keep it secure while you chat. that keep these securely in your ear instead.
You can get a decent amount of use on a single charge, up to six hours. It also supports NFC hardware, which should make connecting this headset up easier, with the exception of Apple devices. All in all, the Jabra Stealth is made for folks who don’t want to stand out in a crowd, but just want a solid Bluetooth headset.Check pricing
4. Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
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If you are like many people, putting in a small earbud can be a pain. Those folks still want an old-fashioned headphone form factor. The Plantronics Voyager Focus UC is made for this kind of user. In addition to the two on-ear speakers, this comes with an adjustable headband. You should be able to use this while on an hours-long Zoom meeting with no issue. It also has a long 30-meter range. If you don’t need to use its wireless features, you can connect it to a computer via a USB adapter for a better connection.
This model also comes with active noise-cancelling for keeping other outside sounds out. You should get up to 10 hours of use on a single charge. Finally, this comes with its own charging dock for easy storage and charging.Check pricing
5. Mpow Pro Trucker Headset
The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth headset’s biggest asset is that it’s very affordable. You should be able to get this for about $25. For that price, you can get a lightweight headset that has a 360-degree rotating microphone, so you can always get a comfortable ft. It also comes with a very long 12-hour battery life and a decent 10-meter range.
On the downside, the build quality isn’t quite as good as some other headsets on this list, and it also supports just Bluetooth 2.1. That being said, this is an excellent choice for a Bluetooth headset that will last a long time, and won’t hurt your wallet.