The Best Bluetooth Headsets For Sound Quality

The Best Bluetooth Headsets For Sound Quality

Joel Pirela
Mar 22, 2011

Not only do Bluetooth headsets have the advantage of connecting wirelessly to a computer or mobile device, but these specific headsets we've picked out also have mics for making calls (or for online gaming use, if games of chance are your vice). We picked these 5 options for their sound/voice quality, thanks in part to the A2DP standards featured on each of these devices...

Nokia BH-905
Great for music or to enjoy the silence, the Nokia BH-905i Bluetooth Headset is a multi-microphone with active noise control that eliminates 99 percent of ambient noise. And its wireless mode, with stereo widening, creates an immersive center-of-the-sound experience. Pair it with a compatible Bluetooth device, such as a Nokia mobile phone or iPod, or use a full range of adaptors to plug to any player.

Jabra Halo
All fun without getting tangled in cords thanks to the Jabra HALO Bluetooth stereo headset, which also allows you to make and take calls wirelessly. We love that you can leave your phone in the pocket or in the bag and control your music directly from the headset. Weighing just 3 ounces, it features an over-the-head, foldable design that fits neatly into a compact carrying case. It's compatible with mobile phones and digital audio players that include the A2DP Bluetooth streaming music profile--including many Blackberry devices and both Apple's iPhone and iPod touch (2nd generation). The HALO also includes a corded option (with 3.5mm jack) if your player of choice doesn't support the Bluetooth A2DP profile.

Sennheiser MM 450 Travel
The Bluetooth-enabled Sennheiser MM 450 noise cancelling headphones provide a detailed sound image, thanks to the patented NoiseGard-2.0 technology, which minimizes background noise in trains, planes, automobiles (RIP J. Candy), or even that annoying passenger next to you on the bus. It also keeps you in touch by mobile phone wherever you are – answering calls wirelessly is done in simple fashion with a button click on the ear cup. The easy-to-use controls are within optimum reach and provide concise "click" feedback, and the invisible high-performance microphone ensures that conversations are clear, making this headset a solid all-in-one sound solution. It also includes a direct cable option, enabling you to listen as a wired headphone when Bluetooth is not permitted (mobile phone conversations require Bluetooth).

Jaybird SB2
The Jaybird uses apt-X, which cleans up, adds depth, bass and treble to your Bluetooth music. Sportsband works great with regular Bluetooth devices, or purchase iSport or uSport Bluetooth Adapters to upgrade to apt-X over Bluetooth any time. Obviously, this device was engineered for the fitness oriented and on-the-go use when you don't want to miss a call and maybe listen to some music wirelessly.

Plantronics BackBeat 903+
The Plantronics Backbeat 903+ is great for workouts, commutes, or just chilling out at home. We love the built-in iPhone battery meter and the voice alerts, that also let you know the status on battery, music track forward and back, mute, out of range and more. With three levels of size adjustment you can find a perfect comfortable fit, and the rugged design lets you toss it in a gym bag or stow it in the handy carry pouch.

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