Wireless Bluetooth headsets have really taken off this year in popularity. This has been driven by the number of quality yet miniature sized Bluetooth headsets on the market that will sync with your phone or tablet. This frees you to take calls on the go quickly and have your hands free when walking around or performing other tasks.
In this rundown of the top 5 best Bluetooth headsets in 2014 we look at their sound quality, performance, comfort and ease of use:
If you are a fan of Voyager Pro+ and Voyager Pro HD’s then you will surely love the new Plantronics Voyager Legend. These offer the same superior sound quality of most Bluetooth headsets but a much improved smart sensor technology and upgraded Bluetooth 3.0. This translates to less sound loss, which can be a problem with wireless headsets, and improved sound quality when listening to music or taking calls.
The Legend is smaller than the previous Pantronics Voyager headset, which makes it lighter and more comfortable to wear. It has an excellent pairing sensor that lets you automatically get connected to your iPhone the moment you power up the Voyager Legend. You can hear the other line very clearly and the transmissions on the microphone is very lucid.
I think the best feature of the Plantronics Voyager Legend is the mute button which allows you to shut off the background noise when someone else is talking quickly with a click of the button on the headset instead of struggling to find the mute option on your phone. It also charges only with a magnetic charging connector which is a downside for some people who likes the mini usb port types. But overall it’s the best Bluetooth headset in 2014 in terms of sound quality, voice controls and comfort.
2. Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset
Jawbone has manufactured a range of great headphones in the past but, in my opinion, they always fall slightly behind Plantronics headsets in terms of comfort and sound quality. But the introduction of the new Jawbone Era has got a lot of people excited. This is because the Jawbone Era is the only Bluetooth headset equipped with military-grade NoiseAssassin 3.0, the latest version of Jawbone’s first noise and wind cancelling technology.
Jawbone Era is probably the smallest Bluetooth headset in the market today that can offer such outstanding call quality. The Bluetooth headset is very light and fits perfectly and comfortably with the Jabra ear gel inserts. You can control it by tapping on a multifunction command button, which allow you to answer/end a call, switch calls, redial and kick-start your music player.
I like how the tiny Jawbone Era is designed, that you can conceal it under your hair or your beanie which makes it less awkward to wear on the street or any public places. A fun feature of the Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset is that you can configure it to speak to you in a range of custom voices, such as Bombshell, gruff Mobster, Ace and Arcade. Definitely a good choice for people whose constant line of communication is through their Bluetooth headset.
3. Jabra Supreme UC MS
With the Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth headset you will never have an excuse for missing a Skye call again. With its Nano Bluetooth USB adapter you can easily connect it to your PC or laptop for internet calls. You can simultaneously connect any 2 devices of your choice or any Bluetooth devices.
Jabra Supreme UC is the first Bluetooth mono headset that offers great sound quality paired with Active Noise Cancellation technology. It also has a voice control app that allows the user to answer or ignore calls by simply using voice commands. You also get vocal updates on caller ID, battery level and connection status.
The Jabra Supreme comes with a zip up case that you can carry them in your pocket or snugly in your backpack. So if you’re looking for an all around communication Bluetooth headset that can be an excellent pair with your mobile device as well as a subtle headset for your Skype calls on your laptop then the Jabra Supreme UCs may be the best Bluetooth headsets in 2014 for you.
4. BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset
If you are looking for a slim and slender looking Bluetooth headset with a cutting edge noise cancellation technology then BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset are worth a look. Now, you must be wondering what makes it Smart? It doesn’t literally mean boosting your IQ level but they are smart enough in responding to voice commands.
You can operate the BlueAnt Q2 Bluetooth headset entirely hands-free via voice commands, making it a good option if you are frequently taking calls while in your car. What makes it more ideal for in-car use is that it perfectly works well with Vingo SafeReader app where you let your BlackBerry and Android phones receive and hear emails and also text messages via TTS. You can also pair it up with 2 devices at the same time.
With amazingly good voice quality and superior performance, the BlueAnt Q2 are one of the best Bluetooth Headsets out there in 2014.
5. Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd (Denim)
Jawbone Icon HD + The Nerd aims to become one headset for everything. Through ICON HD it allows you to connect to a variety of devices. If you also wants to talk hands-free and/ privately steam audio from your smartphone or tablet this may be the perfect match for you. The NERD offers a simple plug and play solution to wireless audio to any Bluetooth or USB-equipped device.
The best features that I love with The Icon HD is its fabulous call/voice quality, it is very user friendly, very stylish design, a voice announcement will tell you how much battery life is left and who is calling. I think this is very essential for professionals that are always on the go. You can take your call from your ipad/laptop anywhere without any hassle. These are also very stylish in design, so if making a fashion statement is important for you, then these may be the best Bluetooth headset in 2014 for you.