Are you ready to cut the cable? Find out about the best Bluetooth headsets 2019 in our ultimate headphone review.
The decision of Apple to omit the headphone jack of the iPhone 7, at that time caused a stir, but set the trend: other manufacturers banish the 3.5 mm headphone jack now also from their devices.
Regardless of your smartphone model, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by choosing a wireless Bluetooth headset. In addition to the convenience of a cordless wireless connection, Bluetooth headphones are compatible with virtually all types of smartphones and mobile devices.
Bluetooth headphones are also available in all shapes and sizes. In addition to compact in-ear headphones for sports and exercise (with Bluetooth connectivity to smartphones or smartwatches), there are also larger on-ear and over-ear headphones that offer additional features such as noise canceling and extended battery life ,
Sony WH 1000XM3 – Best Bluetooth Headphone 2019
The Sony WH1000XM3 is the best Bluetooth headset for us in 2019. This is because it scores top marks in all rated categories. This headphone provides 30 hours of playback with a single charge that currently achieves the longest battery life.
The Sony WH1000XM3 also achieves best test results in the categories Noise Canceling, Sound Quality and Design. Apart from the excellent battery performance, the Sony WH1000XM3 offers excellent sound, effective noise cancellation and an ergonomic design that fits safely and comfortably for all-day use.
The over-ear speakers have Hi-Res audio drivers capable of playing a frequency range of up to 40 kHz. In addition, they feature 32-bit audio signal processing and a very low signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in excellent sound quality.
Last but not least, we would like to briefly talk about the design. Sony has further developed the WH1000XM3 headphones for continuous use. The earcups have a secure yet lightweight shape. The headband becomes much narrower, reducing overall volume and reducing pressure on the ears.
2. Jabras Elite 65t – best Bluetooth headset in-ear
Apple’s AirPods have dominated the category of wireless headsets since their arrival in late 2016, but Jabra’s Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t are among a handful of compelling, alternative models. They definitely have performance benefits, including a safer fit and better noise isolation than their Apple competitors.
Compared to their elite predecessors, the Active 65ts have a sleeker, more comfortable design, improved sound, a slightly better battery life, excellent voice quality and language support for all major virtual assistants, including Amazon Alexa.
The Jabra’s HearThrough mode has an adjustable slider that allows you to hear ambient noise. This is crucial for safety.
Jabra’s Elite 65t has one more advantage over Apple’s offering: not just iOS devices, but Android, Mac or PC as well. However, the iOS connection is a normal Bluetooth connection, not the original AirPod quick connection.
Still, with the added customization of fit and size – not to mention the adjustable noise reduction – Jabra has the better features here.
With a price of about 185 euros Jabras Elite Active 65t is not exactly cheap. But these sweat-resistant headphones fit perfectly, sound great and can be in use for almost two weeks without the charger needing to be plugged in.
3. Bose QuietComfort 35II – Best Noise Canceling Headphone
Bite’s QuietComfort headphones are always the best when it comes to noise canceling. In 2016, Bose took this top performance and made it wireless. The resulting Bose QuietComfort 35 was one of the best headphones on the market. One year later they were updated and replaced by the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is basically the same product with little tweaks. Bose has added smart features like the Google Assistant to keep up with strong competition from Sony (WH-1000XM3) and Senheiser.
That’s useful, but not the main attraction. The biggest selling point of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II is still a Bose hallmark: These headphones are the quietest and most comfortable you can buy.
4. Jaybird X4 – Best Bluetooth Sport Earphone
In the Bluetooth headset market, which can withstand the toughest workouts – while staying in the ear all the time – you will not find anything better than the Jaybird X4.
With extensive updates over its predecessor Jaybird’s X3, the X4 is designed for intense workouts. The earphones are IXP7 waterproof and sweat resistant, so they will not have a problem with a sweaty workout or inclement weather.
However, it is important to note that they were not designed for swimming. These earphones give you eight hours of listening pleasure per charge with a handy quick charge feature: If you only plug them in for 10 minutes, you can enjoy an hour of playback.
And you do not have to worry about the X4 earphones falling out of your ears. There are several ways to customize the fit of the earphones, including different sizes of silicone and foam inserts and blades, and a “Speed Cinch” that allows you to tighten or loosen the cord that hangs around your neck. You can also put the cable under or over your ear, as desired.
For sound fans, the free Jaybird app offers the opportunity to customize the sound for your sound and to create a sound profile according to your wishes. With the added waterproof coating and improved fit, we believe the X4 is the best Bluetooth sports headphone available.
5. SteelSeries Arctis 7 – Best Bluetooth Gaming Headset
SteelSeries has a long history of producing reliable, high-quality gaming keyboards or gaming mice to meet the needs of professional gamers. Their Bluetooth headsets are just as high quality, making the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset a great choice for a variety of players, whether professional or not. They are super comfortable with a feathered headband that never puts too much pressure on the head. There are also soft, pillow-shaped and breathable ear cushions that are easy to wear even during long game sessions. Better yet, the Arctis 7 headset has a 24-hour battery life – even a full day, uninterrupted use would be possible.