Top 9 Bluetooth – headsets

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Do you have a car but it doesn't have a hands-free system? In this case, you definitely need Bluetooth – a headset. Without it, you will either not be able to answer calls, or you will be breaking the law. This purchase will not be particularly burdensome for your budget, as even the best Bluetooth headsets have quite an adequate price tag. Our review will demonstrate this to you. The review is based on the analysis of the technical characteristics on the RankQuality.com portal.

Rating of the best Bluetooth – headsets

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best Bluetooth – headsets 1 Plantronics Voyager 5200 RUB 5,980
2 Jabra Talk 45 RUB 4,040
3 Plantronics Explorer 500 RUB 3,790
4 Jabra Boost RUB 1,699
5 Sony MBH22 RUB 1,790
6 Samsung MG900 RUB 1,890
7 Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Youth RUB 880
8 HARPER HBT-1723 RUB 1,009
9 QCY Q26 695 RUB

Plantronics Voyager 5200

Rating: 4.9

Plantronics Voyager 5200

One of the simplest and most reliable representatives of this review. This headset will not somehow distract the attention of people around you, as it has a familiar design, and its body is painted mostly black. You can also hope that Bluetooth – the headset will not fall out of your ear. This is avoided not only by the light weight, but also by the very large mount. Even people with a completely non-standard structure of the auricle should not experience problems.

Despite the minimal weight, the product received a good battery. In standby mode, the bluetooth headset will last 216 hours. The battery life can be different, it all depends on the intensity of use, but it will definitely not be short-lived. It is curious that a special battery is introduced into the product, which can be charged in just an hour and a half.

This model has a high cost not at all because of the operating time. The fact is that the manufacturer has built a particularly effective Bluetooth transmitter here. In theory, the owner of the headset can move 30 meters away from the smartphone. In practice, of course, the result depends on the environment. However, whatever they are, you are unlikely to suffer from regular disconnections.

It is good news that not only Bluetooth 4.1 is used here, but also an NFC chip. This greatly simplifies synchronization with some smartphones – if the corresponding chip is also in the phone, then it is enough to attach the headset to it for a couple of seconds. But even without NFC, only the first connection will be any long, which will require entering different settings.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 does not end there. This one of the few 'one-ears' Bluetooth is a headset that is water resistant. This means that absolutely nothing will happen to her if you accidentally get caught in the rain. As for the buttons located on the device, they allow you to mute the microphone, dial the number from which the call was recently made, as well as answer and end the conversation. The volume control is also present here.

To charge a bluetooth headset, an AC adapter is used, the cable from which is inserted into the micro-USB connector. Well, if you are going to talk a lot, then it is recommended to purchase a portable charger made specifically for this model. However, it is much easier to use a tiny power bank.

It remains to add that the product comes with three pairs of interchangeable ear pads. With them, you certainly can not be afraid that the headset will fall out of your ear.

Advantages

  • Long battery life;
  • Large radius of action;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • Very fast charging;
  • There is water protection;
  • There is a volume control;
  • Supplied with replaceable ear pads.

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;
  • Micro-USB connector is used;
  • Not the most durable plastic;
  • There are defective copies.

Jabra Talk 45

Rating: 4.8

Jabra Talk 45

One of the most unusual Bluetooth is the typeface. Unlike other models, its body is painted in different colors. One version is silver orange while the other is black and orange. And this device also has a different design – most of the headset is straight, without the usual rounding.

Well, what are the characteristics of a bluetooth headset? Is it worth spending 4 thousand rubles to buy this headset? Definitely worth it. Firstly, this model has received a noise reduction function. This means that the interlocutor will definitely hear you, even if you are somewhere in the subway. Secondly, the accessory has received NFC support. Therefore, a simple touch is enough to synchronize with some smartphones. Thirdly, it uses a powerful transmitter of the standard Bluetooth 4.0. In open areas, the headset clings to the phone even at a 30-meter distance. We can safely say that this is an excellent choice for a person who is already tired of regular disconnections.

This headset is not inferior to competitors in terms of control. It allows you to answer a call, hang up, and repeat the last dialed number. Voice control is also implemented here, but it is somewhat crooked, in connection with which you most likely will not use it.

The headset charges very quickly with any AC adapter. As for the battery life, it is very long. The exact numbers are not disclosed, the manufacturer says only about 240 hours of standby time. However, the reviews do not complain about this. Interestingly, with a very capacious battery, the device turned out to be quite light. The scales under the headset almost do not react in any way, sluggishly giving out only 8 g. With such a mass and miniature size, the accessory turned out to be very convenient. Many people state that it is hardly felt in the ear.

As for the shortcomings, they are identified with great difficulty. Perhaps only the firmware can be noted. It can be different, and it depends on what language the built-in voice assistant speaks. And we recommend that you immediately install the firmware version 1.20, on a fresh battery it sits down much faster.

Advantages

  • There is active noise cancellation;
  • Two colors to choose from;
  • Atypical design;
  • Modest weight;
  • Long battery life;
  • Extremely fast charging;
  • Good range;
  • Implemented NFC support;
  • Easy to learn controls.

disadvantages

  • Fresh firmware drains the battery faster;
  • High price;
  • The headset may seem too small to some.

Plantronics Explorer 500

Rating: 4.7

Plantronics Explorer 500

This Bluetooth headset has a familiar design. Most of all, the device looks like a quality mobile phone, only very small. As you know, they used to know how to make such devices, achieving an incredibly stylish appearance. This accessory looks great too. If he is in a person's ear, then everyone around will think that he is some kind of top manager. However, you shouldn't assume that the headset attracts attention. Her white version generally tries to be invisible.

The weight of a bluetooth headset is only 7.5 g. You might think that inside such a light crumb there is a very modest battery. Maybe so, but its full charge is enough for 288 hours of standby time. As for the conversation mode, the numbers will, of course, be smaller. But in any case, you are unlikely to remember about the existence of the charger before the end of the working day.

There is a relatively small control panel on the body of this device. With its help, you can repeat the last dialed number, answer the call, end the conversation and perform other simple actions.

Most often, this accessory is used in a car. This must be why the manufacturer provided the kit with a charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter. A second microphone will also come in handy in the car. With its help, an active noise cancellation system is implemented – your interlocutor will definitely not hear the sound of a running engine.

The firmware of this model includes the DeepSleep mode. Regular activation of deep sleep can significantly extend the battery life. As for synchronization with a smartphone, it is carried out through Bluetooth 3.0. Perhaps this is the only serious drawback of the headset. The fact is that now there are more recent versions of the standard that allow you to achieve more stable communication.

Advantages

  • Three colors to choose from;
  • DeepSleep mode implemented;
  • Includes a car charger;
  • Introduced noise reduction system;
  • Great design;
  • Convenient management;
  • Decent battery life.

disadvantages

  • Communication interruptions are possible;
  • You cannot go far from the phone;
  • Long charging;
  • Metallic notes in the voice of some interlocutors.

Jabra Boost

Rating: 4.6

Jabra Boost

When we start listing manufacturers Bluetooth – headsets, the first thing we think about is Jabra. This is one of the largest companies among those who have made a name for themselves in the creation of such accessories. It is not surprising that even the most inexpensive models from this manufacturer are of good quality. For example, Jabra Boost is sold for 2500 rubles, but the headset received an active noise canceling system! Therefore, it can be used even in the subway, the interlocutor must hear all the words you uttered.

This model has an elegant design. Its body was created from glossy plastic of different colors. It is proposed to control calls and volume by pressing the buttons located on the side ends. The user can easily answer the call, end the conversation, repeat the last dialed number and even pair it! The volume, by the way, is regulated by the system automatically. We see something similar in modern TVs, which try not to make some channels louder than others.

The current Bluetooth 4.0 is used as a wireless standard. However, the transmitter power is low. Therefore, you shouldn't go far from the phone, otherwise the signal drops, typical for cheap headsets, will start. As for the NFC chip, it is not here. Why do you need it if many people believe that it is only used for contactless payments?

The weight of the bluetooth headset is 8.5 g. It can be assumed that there is a very capacious battery inside. Indeed, its full charge is enough for 216 hours of standby time. Talking time depends on many factors. But in any case, you do not need to wait for the Bluetooth – the headset will require the charger to be plugged in by lunchtime, even if you answer many calls. As for the charging time, it is 2 hours. Not a record, but there are also less hasty accessories.

Well, what do Jabra Boost owners complain about? Mainly on the stability of the connection. In conjunction with some devices, the headset stutters for the first half minute. Also in the reviews there are mentions of cases when the accessory does not connect to the smartphone, if Bluetooth on the latter is activated only after turning on the headset. As for noise cancellation, the device receives mixed reviews about it – some people do not feel the effect of this function at all. However, what else could be expected in the absence of a second microphone here?

Advantages

  • Extremely fast charging;
  • Decent battery life
  • A large number of buttons;
  • The set includes a car charger;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • There is no second microphone;
  • Communication problems may occur;
  • Even the interlocutor hears the notification about the discharged battery.

Sony MBH22

Rating: 4.5

Sony MBH22

Sony mainly specializes in the production of familiar Bluetooth – headphones used for listening to music. If we talk about mono headsets, the Japanese have a small assortment of them. However, one of the devices turned out to be so impressive that it was impossible not to mention it in our review. No, this headset is not outstanding. But she beats off her money 100%. And they ask for only 2000 rubles.

To begin with, this accessory has received a USB Type-C connector. This indicates that the headset has appeared on store shelves relatively recently. Also, this socket makes connecting the charger as convenient as possible, the plug will fall into the connector the first time.

It will be necessary to connect a network adapter, by the way, quite rarely. Communication with the interlocutor through this headset can be maintained for five to six hours, depending on the volume level. This is a very good result. As for the standby mode, in it Bluetooth – the headset is able to spend up to two hundred hours. I am glad that the Japanese have introduced a modern battery into their creation, and therefore the charging time does not exceed an hour and a half.

This device has a modest control panel that lets you start and end a conversation, and change the volume level. Voice dialing is also available here, but not all customers have it working properly.

To connect to a smartphone, Bluetooth applies here 4.2. The Japanese company Sony loves to implement an NFC chip in its devices, but there is still none here. But the accessory received support for the AAC codec. This allows you to use it for watching movies and listening to music. However, we must admit that hearing everything in only one ear is unusual, in this regard, 99% of buyers will use the Sony MBH22 only for talking with interlocutors on the phone.

It remains to add that this bluetooth headset weighs 9.3 g. It is heavier than the others, but you hardly feel it. But other disadvantages are still noticeable. For example, some owners complain that the device does not work well with applications that implement voice prompts, such as GPS navigation. The beginning of the phrase disappears for some reason. And if the prompt was very short, then it may not sound at all! Also, not everyone will find the volume margin sufficient.

Advantages

  • A USB Type-C connector is used;
  • Nice design;
  • Low cost;
  • Very long battery life;
  • Very fast charging;
  • Easy to learn controls.

disadvantages

  • No redial and some other features;
  • Not a very large headroom;
  • Communication breaks occur.

Samsung MG900

Rating: 4.4

Samsung MG900

This Bluetooth – headset differs from analogs in a removable ear clip. Also in the box with the accessory you will find three replaceable ear pads made of translucent material. The headset itself is made of plastic, and it can be painted either white or black.

Like some of the bluetooth headsets discussed above, this model has an active noise cancellation system. However, miracles do not happen. The need to reduce the cost forced the manufacturer to endow his creation with only one microphone, and therefore the operation of the noise suppressor is almost invisible. Therefore, Samsung MG900 is not the best option for conversations in the subway and other public places where it can be very noisy. The wind can also interfere with the headset. Perhaps, the product shows itself best in the car. Here, and the smartphone will be located next to. And this is necessary, because not very long-range Bluetooth 3.0 is used here as a wireless connection.

The weight of this Bluetooth – headset is 9 g. It makes it clear that a capacious battery is located inside the accessory. Its full charge lasts for 330 hours of standby time. Regular conversations, of course, will cause the battery to discharge much more rapidly, but the exact numbers cannot be given: they are influenced by the standard used by the smartphone, the chosen volume level, and some other factors. But you definitely won't complain.

If you read the reviews on the Samsung MG900, a number of points that can upset the buyer become clear. First, the ringtone here sounds very quiet. Secondly, at some moments the accessory sounds loud, while after certain events it starts to sound noticeably quieter. For example, this happens after a notification about an incoming SMS. The worst thing is that you cannot increase the reduced volume. However, it is possible that such a problem occurs only in conjunction with certain models of smartphones, since it is not mentioned at all in all reviews.

You can also complain that the battery charge is not displayed anywhere. Therefore, you may quite unexpectedly face the fact that Bluetooth – the headset is discharged. However, this is a typical problem of almost all ultra-budget models – they send only sound to the smartphone.

Advantages

  • There are two color options;
  • The ear clip can be removed;
  • Decent battery life
  • Very wide functionality;
  • The set includes replaceable ear pads;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • The battery charge is not displayed on the smartphone;
  • There are connection problems;
  • Pressing the call button too lightly;
  • There may be problems with the volume.

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Youth

Rating: 4.3

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Youth

Of course, our own Bluetooth – the headsets are also produced by a well-known company Xiaomi. Oftentimes, the Chinese want to stand out. However, their Mi Bluetooth Headset Youth differs only in appearance. Here all the insides are located in a rounded body. Otherwise, this is a typical headset, functioning with Bluetooth 4.1. There isn't even an ear mount here. Fortunately, there are three replacement ear pads in different sizes, so the product is unlikely to fall out.

At the end of our ratings, the cheapest products are usually mentioned. An accessory from Xiaomi costs only 850 rubles. It is clear that for that kind of money, one should not expect very wide functionality, protection from water and other joys. This model is just a tool to free the driver's hands in the car. The manufacturer claims support iPhone, but in fact it only consists in the ability to ask Siri a question. Basically, you will control the headset by pressing the buttons located on it. By the way, the device allows you to dial the last dialed number, as well as answer and end the conversation. There is also a volume control here.

The weight of this model does not exceed 6.5 g. The headset is charged via micro-USB – an aging connector that some people already hate.

Unfortunately, such an inexpensive headset could not do without serious drawbacks. The most important of these is the tiny battery. Its full charge is hardly enough for more than two hours of calls. Also, the accessory received a clearly insufficient volume reserve, somewhere in the metro you will hardly hear the interlocutor. Yes, and he you too, because there is no active noise reduction system. However, in quiet places Bluetooth the headset works properly. In particular, in the interior of most cars, there will definitely be no complaints about it. But you will definitely complain about voice prompts. The point is that they are implemented exclusively in Chinese, which you hardly understand. This is explained by the fact that the company Xiaomi officially sells many of its accessories only in its home market.

Advantages

  • Pairing is possible;
  • Two colors to choose from;
  • Very light weight;
  • Sufficient quality Bluetooth – communication;
  • The set includes replaceable ear pads;
  • Very wide functionality;
  • Extremely low cost.

disadvantages

  • Discharges quickly;
  • Speaks Chinese a lot;
  • No active noise cancellation system;
  • Insufficient volume.

HARPER HBT-1723

Rating: 4.2

HARPER HBT-1723

This Bluetooth – headset is intended for use in a car. This is subtly hinted at by the supplied charger. It is inserted into the 'cigarette lighter'. Moreover, it does not have any wires – the headset is placed in a special compartment.

Bluetooth – the headset is very small. Its body can be painted either white or black. The car charger will have a similar color, which is also good news.

Unfortunately, this headset does not come with replacement ear pads. If it doesn't fit your ears, there is nothing you can do about it. The ear clip could have saved the situation, but it's not here either. In a word, it would be nice to try on an accessory first, but no one will allow you to do this.

This product sounds pretty good. In theory, you can even listen to music with it. Especially if you will not be bothered by the fact that it will only sound in one ear. Also, the volume should please, the stock of which turned out to be very worthy. Although there may still be problems in the metro. However, in such a place the interlocutor will also start complaining, because there is no active noise cancellation system here.

To communicate with a smartphone, Bluetooth 4.1 is used here. There is a lithium polymer battery under the headset body. Its full charge is enough for 4 hours of talking. This is what the manufacturer says. In fact, the duration of the work is slightly less. But this is not a problem, since the accessory is easily inserted into the charger. It remains to add that the charging time is only 1 hour. This indicates that a low-capacity, but modern battery is used here.

As for the shortcomings, we can highlight the absence of additional buttons here that could call a recently dialed number or change the volume level. And you should once again recall the principle of the charging used here. Because of it, you will not be able to charge Bluetooth – the headset anywhere in your home or office.

Advantages

  • There are two color options;
  • Not a bad volume margin;
  • Very low cost;
  • Minimum weight;
  • Fast charging;
  • The kit includes a car charger.

disadvantages

  • Charges only from the cigarette lighter;
  • Not very long battery life;
  • No noise reduction system;
  • There is no volume control.

QCY Q26

Rating: 4.1

QCY Q26

Our next review ends with a headset from a completely unknown manufacturer, but sometimes you need to give a chance to such devices as well. The accessory received a rounded case. It can be painted white or black. On the side of the headset, there is a relatively small button that allows you to answer a call and end a conversation. You shouldn't expect more functionality from the product. Alas, you cannot dial the last number.

Despite the minimal price tag, the device produces excellent sound. In theory, it can even be used to listen to music! There is even support for aptX, which is actually completely unnecessary for mono headsets. Many QCY Q26 owners use this device not so much for talking as for listening to podcasts. The volume margin here is such that even the quietest audio clips are legible!

The headset is connected to the phone via Bluetooth 4.1. The manufacturer has tried to reduce the weight of his creation as much as possible. It seems that such a headset could not get any capacious battery. However, its full charge is enough for three to four hours of sound. Not a bad result! The device is charged for about an hour and a half. It should also be noted that there are three interchangeable ear pads in the kit, thanks to which the headset adjusts to most ears.

Why does this instance end the selection and not open it? The fact is that it is extremely difficult to use the product as a headset. It turned out to be very small, and therefore the microphone will be located far enough from the mouth. As a result, the interlocutor will only hear you if you are in a quiet place. Of course, the manufacturer could introduce an active noise reduction system, at least partially solving the problem. But then Bluetooth – the headset would not have been sold for 700 rubles.

Advantages

  • Very low cost;
  • Minimum weight;
  • Two colors to choose from;
  • There is some protection against water;
  • Sounds very good;
  • Fast charging;
  • Comes with three replaceable ear pads.

disadvantages

  • Bad microphone;
  • No noise reduction system;
  • The working time is still not particularly long;
  • Few control buttons.

Conclusion

This is the list of the best Bluetooth headsets among those sold in Russian retail. Now you just have to choose a specific model, focusing on what shortcomings you agree to accept. They are possessed, as you might have noticed, even by headphones that are as close to ideal as possible.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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