MOST SEE: The 10 Best Bluetooth Headsets

Smartphones are becoming more and more prevalent, and so are
state laws banning handheld cell phones in cars. That’s where Bluetooth
headsets come in. These hands-free mobile companions allow you to carry
out a safer conversation while driving, or any other time you need to
keep both hands free. And Bluetooth headsets are better than ever, with
improved designs, stronger performance, better battery life, and more
compelling features than you’d find just a couple of years ago. Since
there isn’t much of an opportunity to try before you buy, it’s important
to pay attention to reviews and understand what factors matter most to
you in a Bluetooth headset before buying.
Some features to consider in a headset: call quality, noise
cancellation, battery life, style and design, comfort, range, bonus
features, mono vs. stereo sound, and price. Our list below is comprised
of headsets that excel in all of these areas.
We broke it down into sections, since Bluetooth headsets primarily
fall into three major categories. There are the traditional, mono,
single-ear headsets; these are the ones that most people think about
when they hear the word Bluetooth. Then there are stereo headsets, which
use both of your ears; these are good if you’re want to make calls, but
they also double as earphones or headphones for listening to music in
stereo. Finally, there are speakerphones, which don’t connect to your
ear, but instead project voices so you can hear without a device
attached to your head.
Our top 10 highest-rated headsets below span all three categories.
The first thing you’ll need to figure out is which type works best for
your needs, then go from there. But rest assured, each one will serve
you well for its intended purpose: Freeing your hands while you’re on
the phone.
If you need more help buying a headset, check out our most recent Bluetooth headset reviews as well as our guide on How to Buy a Bluetooth Headset.

Top Mono Bluetooth Headsets
Era by Jawbone

Era by Jawbone

$99.99
The
Era by Jawbone is a refined, discreet Bluetooth headset that offers
solid call quality and dispenses with the stigma associated with more
gaudy devices. Read the full review ››

m55

Plantronics M55

$49.99
£20.99 at Amazon
The Plantronics M55 is sleek and small, with great battery life and
good call quality—it’s the best budget Bluetooth headset we’ve tested to
date. Read the full review ››

Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd

$139.99
£44.99 at Amazon The Jawbone Icon HD + the Nerd is a one-two punch for users looking for a Bluetooth headset they can use almost anywhere. Read the full review ››

Plantronics Marque 2 M165

Plantronics Marque 2 M165

$59.99
$28.99 at Amazon The Plantronics Marque 2 is a good-sounding headset that’s easy on the ear and on the wallet. Read the full review ››

Voyager Edge

Plantronics Voyager Edge

$99.99
The Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth headset cuts the bulk of its predecessors without sacrificing superlative call quality. Read the full review ››
Top Stereo Bluetooth Headsets

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2

$79.99
$29.99 at Groupon
The Plantronics BackBeat Go is a comfortable, extremely unobtrusive,
wireless stereo Bluetooth earphone set that works equally well for voice
calls and music. Read the full review ››

Jabra Clipper

$59.99
£8.99 at Amazon
The Jabra Clipper is a versatile stereo Bluetooth headset that can
handle calls on the go or even stream music to your home stereo system. Read the full review ››

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20

$49.99
£24.90 at Amazon
The Sony SBH20 is a surprisingly flexible stereo Bluetooth headset that
is good for listening to music, taking calls, or going wireless with
your home stereo. Read the full review ››
Top Bluetooth Speakerphones

Motorola Roadster 2

Motorola Roadster 2

$99.99
$69.99 at Amazon The Motorola Roadster 2 is a full-featured Bluetooth speakerphone that delivers on both performance and ease-of-use. Read the full review ››

SuperTooth HD

$89.99
£64.99 at Amazon
The SuperTooth HD is a solid hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone for use
in the car. It offers plenty of volume and some nifty extras, including a
special text and e-mail dictation mode. Read the full review ››

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