Best Bluetooth headsets (February 2016)

Best Bluetooth headsets (February 2016)

Whether you are driving, being active or want to stay connected and able to talk at all times, a Bluetooth headset is not just a luxury: it's a necessity.

Yet, among so many offerings on the market, it might be hard to pick the best ones that are worth your hard-earned dollar. That's why we are highlighting the best Bluetooth headsets available on the market right now (in early 2016). Just as it is with phone, there is not one-fits-all solution: some of these headsets have great audio clarity, but don't excel in battery life, others have both, but price is high, and so on, and so on.

That's why we've picked multiple models with all their pros and cons, but despite none of them being perfect, they should get the job done with quality way above the average. Take a look at the best Bluetooth headset that you can currently buy in February 2016.

Plantronics Voyager Edge

Price: $80 (on sale at Amazon, regular price is $130)

The Plantronics Voyager Edge is one of the most 'critically acclaimed' products out there: it has great sound quality, decent battery life and very good noise reduction so that you can hear your callers without much of an issue in most environments. It's worth noting that everything is well polished in the Voyager Edge: from the design of the gadget itself, to the charging cradle, the way it handles voice commands, the sensors, and it is comfortable to wear.


Jabra Eclipse

Price: $130

Very elegant and stylish, the Jabra Eclipse is a sleek Bluetooth headset that supports HD voice and works with up to two devices. A neat extra is that it supports getting software updates wirelessly. It works with the Jabra Assist application for mobile devices, while battery life is officially said to be around 3 hours. You can place it in the specially provided in the box cradle for charging and that is a very cool charging solution. It also works with Siri without any issues.


Moto Hint +

Price: $130

The stylish and almost invisible Moto Hint + (also known as the second generation Hint Bluetooth headset) is a big improvement over the original in terms of voice quality and loudness (so that you can hear it in louder environments), while it retains the great looks.


Jawbone Era

Price: $130

With its distinct visual style, the Jawbone Era is a headset that is easily remembered. And it's a good one: with very good audio quality in calls and it does great with noise cancellation, but when compared against something like the Plantronics Voyage Edge at the same price, it does seem just slightly bit less clear. It also seems to have a slightly more limited battery life, but all of these are not huge issues, just things to consider as this still remains a good buy in our view.


Sennheiser Presence Basic

Price: $142 (on sale at Amazon, regular price is $170)

The Sennheiser Presence Basic is the most expensive headset in this selection. This could be because of the Sennheiser brand name, or for something else, but fact is that it sounds very good with its signature feature being its absolutely great battery life. Still audio quality - while good - is not on par with headsets like the Plantronics Voyage Edge.


Motorola Boom

Price: $39 (on sale at Amazon, regular price is $90)

The very affordable and likable Motorola Boom is often said to be very comfortable to wear, remaining almost unnoticed in the ear. It features fairly good audio quality and more than decent battery life, but is way below average when it comes to noise cancellation.


Plantronics Explorer 500

Price: $60

Finally, the Plantronics Explorer 500. An afforable option at just $60 over at Plantronics official website, it does not impress with audio quality, but gets the job done and maintains a stable connection. It also handles itself well in noise environments where it packs sufficient loudness, so that you can hear your callers.

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7 Comments

2. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Wa expecting to see headsets like HEADsets!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they seriously need to search headset images on google... all those above are handsfree bluetooth, not headset

3. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

eewwww!!!! That's like trying to wear a velour track suit.

5. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Only if you see bt headsets solely as fashion accessories. Some of us have found the technical features headsets offer to be quite useful. Strange those features are going above peoples heads on phone centric site.

4. dayugdog

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

what do you mean decent battery life? below 8 hours is not enough. Have you checked Cannice and Kitsound brand?

6. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

These things have gone the way of the ringtones that are music and My Space. It's basically a thing strivers buy to feel rich.

8. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I've got a bluetooth headset JBL EB-50BT with a blast. Bang!

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