Choosing the best Bluetooth headset for calls is crucial because it can be a useful toolkit for those who rely heavily on mobile phones. Many of us now need to work from home, so we use the phone more than ever, from staying in touch with colleagues to ordering food through a food delivery app.
Bluetooth headsets for phone calls can make your work and personal life infinitely easy. Unfortunately, choosing the most suitable Bluetooth headset for you is not easy. There are many imitations and imitations there. Some devices look similar, but their boasted features and functions are very different.
Bluetooth headsets can make your life of constant calls infinitely easier, although it may be painful to choose the best one among countless counterfeit products and imitations. Even if some devices look similar, the actual functions may vary widely.
Below you will find the best Bluetooth headsets currently available:
- Plantronics Voyager 5200
- Plantronics Explorer 500
- Jabra Stealth
- Sennheiser Presence UC
- Jabra Steel
- Plantronics M70
Plantronics Voyager 5200
Plantronics Voyager 5200 is an ordinary mono Bluetooth headset for calls. Although the boom microphone does a great job of distinguishing your voice from background noise, unfortunately, the recording quality is not as good as the standard, and the sound sounds a little dull and dull. The earbuds do not enter your ear canal too deeply, so they are comfortable to wear throughout the working day.
Plantronics Voyager 5200 has a chic design-a black symphony with chrome decoration, which looks smart. Its in-ear design is usually great and can help hold the headset in place. Volume buttons-multiple buttons are located on the top of the headset to help isolate. The power button is also located on the back of the headset. The headset’s boom microphone extends in proportion to the headset for convenience, but it won’t be annoying on your face.
Large and awkward (mainly good) is an advantage of the design element; it has the volume mentioned above the control button and power switch, the voice button, call button, NFC pairing area, power and battery indicator, and micro USB charging port. It sounds crowded, but as mentioned above, the design allows enough space for each button. The 5200 comes with a USB to the micro USB charging cable, but frustratingly, there is no power adapter, car charger, or portable charging case.
In general, the audio quality of the Voyager 5200 is great. Still, it is directly related to the wearing of the headset-once it is correct, the audio quality should be delivered to your ears well. Voyager’s speakers are also one of the loudest Bluetooth headsets, which can well compensate for the tiny gaps in the earbuds’ seal.
Otherwise, the audio and general performance of the Voyager 5200 can complete all the work as expected, and the effect is very good. Making a call using a headset is easy, clear, without interruptions or cracks, and any adjustments that may need to be made can be made easily and efficiently through the onboard controls.
- The four-microphone system is excellent
- Heavy call volume
- Reversible design
- Very heavy, will feel uncomfortable after prolonged use
- Except for micro USB, no charger is provided
Plantronics Explorer 500
Plantronics just made amazing Bluetooth headsets, which is why it is not the first Plantronics headset to enter the list of the best Bluetooth headsets, and it certainly won’t be the last. The Plantronics Explorer 500 is compact and small, but a lot of technology is built into this small package, including three microphones and a boom, which provide excellent voice quality. Its small size does mean that its battery life is not the same as that of some competitors, but it can still pass with seven hours of talk time.
Explorer 500 is a 2-inch long black stub with an earplug and a micro USB charging port on the back. Half of the surface is ridged and becomes a “call” button, with a physical power switch and volume button on the top and bottom, respectively. It is far less beautiful than Jabra Eclipse, but it is more powerful because the tactile buttons are very easy to use.
The headset comes with a gel ear tip, an optional ear hook, and a strap that can be inserted into the USB port, allowing you to clip the headset in the bag. I found the installation to be safer than Jabra Steel, although not as comfortable as Jabra Eclipse.
The battery life is very long; although it is different from the Eclipse and Voyager 5200, there is no charging case to eject it when the juice runs out. In the test, we got 5 hours and 32 minutes of talk time, after which you need to use any micro USB charger to charge it; the headset comes with a cable, but there is no AC adapter.
Voice commands are basic; when you hold down the” call” button, it will activate the phone’s voice command system. Incoming calls will remind you of the number but not the name of the caller. The smartphone app Plantronics Hub allows you to set the headset to beep when lost and monitor its battery life from your phone.
The quality of the call is good, especially when you are thinking about eliminating noise
. It is louder than Jabra Steel, although the tone is not as good as Jabra Eclipse; when you carry your phone in your pocket, the earphones have less clutter, and the outbound noise cancellation effect is much better. The sound of passing cars is audible but will be muted, and the sound of wind will be properly attenuated. In the test, I was able to get a range of about 40 feet from the headset in a chaotic situation.
Plantronics Explorer 500 does not have cutting-edge features, but it provides reliable calls at a reasonable price. Voyager 5200 provides better voice quality and range but is larger, and the price is twice that of Explorer. If your needs are simple, Explorer 500 is a good choice.
- Good sound and voice quality
- Physical volume buttons
- The range and call quality are good but not outstanding.
Jabra Stealth is one of the best-designed Bluetooth headsets in our review. It is not only beautiful but also comfortable to wear. It is not as small and eye-catching as its name implies, but with such an excellent design, you don’t mind that much. Perhaps most importantly, this headset’s sound quality is excellent, and it does a good job of limiting the background noise picked up by the microphone. If you rely on silent calls, then this is a Bluetooth headset worth investing in.
The Jabra Stealth weighs only 8 grams and is one of the lightest Bluetooth headsets we have tested. Stealth is very comfortable and very suitable for long-term wear, and it is a great advantage that you can wear it on either ear. It includes two ear hooks and six ear cushions, no matter which way you prefer to wear it, you can find the most suitable way to wear it. Like Razer Hammerhead True Wireless, it fits very well, but it is relatively low-key in design and form.
Hidden in the design is the function of Stealth, which is a streamlined thing. There is currently a power switch, a hidden micro-USB charging port, and two control buttons. The voice button is located at the bottom of the microphone arm, and the answer/end button is located directly above the Jabra logo. There is no dedicated volume button, so the volume must be adjusted from the phone or other connected device, which is a pity. However, considering the peeling characteristics of buttons and functions, this is acceptable.
Stealth performs well in Bluetooth headsets, mainly because it has excellent audio and voice quality. It is obvious during use: in the process of testing Stealth’s call and playback, our complaints were zero. When listening to music, you won’t feel the lack of sound range-the overall quality is surprising, and it is pleasing for monaural headphones-the sound is clear, clear, and easy to understand during calls.
- Excellent sound
- Excellent call quality
- Long battery life
- Good feature set
- Volume control is very random
Sennheiser Presence UC
Suppose you are working in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking. In that case, Sennheiser Presence UC is an excellent Bluetooth headset because it has a multi-connection function connected to a mobile phone and a computer at the same time, so you can quickly switch between the two. It has very good sound and recording quality, and the talk time is also very impressive. However, it is not the most comfortable headset, so if you need something to wear all day, something like Jabra Motion will be more suitable for your needs.
Presence UC ML has a black and silver plastic design. Weighing less than 0.5 ounces, it is light, comfortable, and will not hinder. There is no typical boom microphone to deal with-the microphone is located at the end of a very short boom slider, which reduces the distance between you and your mouth by about half an inch. The slide bar is only gently pulled out of the earpiece’s main body to supply power to the headset.
The multi-function button on the outer panel of the headset puts it in pairing mode. It can also answer and hang up calls, redial the last number, allow you to access voice dialing, or transfer calls audio from the phone to the headset, all depending on how many taps you have.
Once the headset is paired with the mobile phone, it can pair with the included Sennheiser BTD 800 USB dongle (sold separately for $104). Just plug the dongle into the laptop and press the only button until it starts to flash. The various flashing patterns on the dongle indicate various pairing, call, and music playback status. The transmission range of the dongle is approximately 82 feet.
The microphone has very strong clarity. Using the Voice Memos application on iPhone 8, we can clearly and clearly understand every word recorded. It is not the cleanest and clearest sound we have ever heard, but the microphone does an excellent job of zeroing the sound, so although there is no long-term sound, the sound still sounds very close.
Sennheiser Presence UC ML is committed to eliminating coffee shop chats, office noise, and outdoor sounds so that callers can hear your voice. Eliminating background noise is the same as conveying voice audio cleanly. It is the microphone job, and both the microphone and the microphone are very effective, making it sound like you are talking in a quiet room.
- Stable microphone clarity
- Excellent background noise cancellation function
- Light in weight
- Up to eight devices can be connected at one time
- Strong wind can overpower the Mic
If you work outdoors in a noisy environment and need a sturdy Bluetooth headset that can eliminate background sounds, then Jabra Steel is the best Bluetooth headset for you. Resistant to dust, dirt, and water, it can also withstand drops from high altitudes, making it an excellent headset for outdoor use and comes with a 5-year warranty.
It also has an active noise reduction function; even if you work in a place with a lot of background noise, you can make your voice call clear and clear. Unfortunately, there is no physical volume control button on the actual headset, which is a bit annoying if you need to adjust the loudness.
Jabra Steel ($64.95 on Amazon) is a Bluetooth headset with a classic mold. It is a black stick coated with rubber and is about 2 and a half inches long. It has large tactile on/off, call answer, and voice command buttons. For voice commands, it uses the phone’s built-in voice assistant, although the headset itself can read out the caller ID with the name.
The earphones are dustproof, shockproof and waterproof, and come with a five-year warranty. It has large buttons that can lightly press even with gloves. However, there is no volume button, so you have to control it from your phone.
Since the steel is designed for extreme situations, it is very active in noise elimination. This can eliminate background noise very well, but the sound in the earpiece is delicate, and the sound is clear but clear. Eclipse without noise cancellation does not bring you any rich functions. The Voyager 5200 has the best balance of headphones we have tested.
Steel has a solid range of about 40 feet. When you put your phone in your pocket, it will work with just a little bit of computerized gibberish, but there is nothing worse than Eclipse. In our test, the average battery life is 4 hours and 12 minutes; you can use the micro USB port on the body to charge it.
- Clear earpiece tone
- Radical noise cancellation
- Robust design
- Subtle transmission quality
- It is difficult to fit small ears
- There are no physical volume buttons
Plantronics M70 is the successor to the popular M55. Just like its predecessor, it is a cheap headset, but you are worth the money. Although it does not have a high-quality structure, it is very comfortable to wear. Still, it supports voice commands, is truly hands-free, and has good sound quality, especially with built-in noise reduction technology.
The M70 also has a Deep Sleep mode, which activates after 90 minutes of separation from the paired smartphone and gives it a battery life of up to five months, but as long as the phone is placed within range, it will wake up again quickly.
Like many Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics M70 has an extremely lightweight and compact design comfortable to wear. You can use earplugs (the headset comes in 3 sizes) so that you can wear them in your ears. Or put on ear hooks; some people will find it safer.
Although Plantronics M70 is one of the latest Bluetooth headsets, it may come with a budget price tag, and some high-end features (such as Voyager Legend) will provide some more advanced features. You can use the headset controls to change the music volume and track on your split phone, and phones running Android or iOS will be able to check the battery level on the screen. Clear voice instructions and sound status alarms can provide you with information about battery power, connection status, etc., without having to take out your phone.
Although small in size, the M70 can provide excellent sound by supporting the high-definition audio function of broadband smartphones. Coupled with Plantronics” intuitive noise, wind, and echo reduction technology, you can get reliable clarity no matter where you are. A fully charged battery can provide you with 11 hours of continuous talk time, and through the integrated Deep Sleep mode, the M70 can maintain its power for months when not in use.
- Low in price
- Long-life battery time
- Not the most stylish design
- Bluetooth range is limited