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Top 5 Picks for Bluetooth Headsets

When considering which type of Bluetooth headphones you want to go with your Bluetooth enabled device there are many different factors you might want to include. 

  • How do they rest on my ears? 
  • Does the audio sound good?
  • How long will the battery last?
  • Does it have a microphone?
  • How far away from my phone will they stay connected?
  • How much do they cost?

Those are some of the more common questions that I've been asking myself whenever considering getting another headset after I've had good use out of my current set. Most of the time I'm just looking to see if they're going to stay on my head when doing my daily activities. Which is pretty much chasing my kids around the house, cleaning and going to the gym, when life permits.

It's usually a no-brainer to me. I am always looking for something that fits 4 different criteria. 

  • Price
  • Battery Life
  • Comfort
  • Quality (both workmanship and audio quality).

I'd say about 99% of the time I'm not too worried about how they look and that's why I didn't include that in there.

In this article, I'm going to be listing 5 different Bluetooth headsets/headphones that I have and use throughout my day depending on which ones fit the demands of my daily schedule.

HiGoing NFC Bluetooth 4.1 Headset
These are flipping awesome. I first used these with an off brand cardboard VR box and I wasn't expecting the results that I got out of them. They were amazing for what I was doing at the moment. 

They completely blocked out all of the surrounding noise in the room and the only thing I could hear was what was coming from the 360-degree video I was watching. It was a horror video and right as soon as the spooky sounds/music came on I had to stop because it was extremely immersive.

They sound just that good. They use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and they have an NFC fast pairing function so you can quickly pair the 2 devices without having to go into the Bluetooth settings and having to scan for them.

They are great for when you’re going to the gym. There is a built-in pedometer which tracks every step you take while you’re on the treadmill shredding through the miles and listening to your tunes at the same time. I find that a great feature because I have a Samsung Gear S2 and it seems like it tracks every movement that my hand makes plus how many steps I take which isn't accurate at all.

They would be great for just listening to music or watching a video on your device. In the box, you get a standard micro USB charging cable, an auxiliary cord, and a carrying case to store them in.

The ear cups are small compared to some that I've used. They don't fit around my ear like some headsets. Instead, they sit on my ear itself. That doesn't hinder the audio quality at all by the way. When listening to music or watching a video the padded cups block out all surrounding noise around me.

They easily fold up so you can put them away in the storage case that comes with it which is convenient. It's better to have somewhere to put them safe rather than just leave them laying around.

The battery life is unbelievable. 

  • 45 hours of Maximum Volume Music Play
  • 60 hours of Phone Call Time
  • 180 Days of Stand-By Time

I can somewhat attest to this statement. I made sure they had a full charge the first day I received them and I haven't had to charge them yet. That's between my children using them for an hour here and there and then myself using them for an hour or so.

For me, these are great for when you do your daily chores. Nothing too jarring because they tend to want to slip off. Or when you're just wanting to relax and listen to music or a good audiobook. These, in my opinion, are best for when you're riding along on a long trip. They block outside noise and provide great audio and battery life.

Mixcder 872 Bluetooth Headset
These are just like the previously stated headset in that they are on the ear type headset unless you have baby sized ears.

One thing about these stands out more than the rest. On the right-hand side where the volume button is there aren't any buttons. It's a touch feature that you have to use in order to turn up the volume and switch tracks. To turn the volume up you have to place your finger on the bottom of the side and slide your finger upwards and vice versa to turn the volume down.

The way I like listening to my music is to be fully immersed by sound from the headset and not the surrounding "outside" noise. Even tho these are the type of headset that sits on your ears they have enough padding to drown out the outside noise.

In the box you get:

  • 1 Bluetooth Headset
  • 1 Micro Usb charging cable
  • 1 Auxiliary cable

There is no audio difference between having them connected up via Bluetooth or through the auxiliary jack when listening to music but when watching movies or videos it's best to have them hooked up via aux cable because with Bluetooth there is a delay between what you see on the screen and what you hear through the headset.

The audio levels aren't as balanced as I'd like them to be when listening to music. The bass seems to be very low while the mids and highs are a lot higher and it's very noticeable.

The ear cups do swivel a little to better rest on the surface of your ear. Equal pressure all the way around so it's tolerable to wear them for long periods of time. They even fold up for easy storage when you're finished with them.

This set doesn't come with a storage case so if that's what you're looking for then this isn't the one that you want and I suggest that you take a look at the previous set that I first mentioned.

They style, comfort, and quality make these ideal for everyday use and would make a great gift for adults and children.

SainSonic BM-7 Bone Conduction Headset
So first off these were quite the new experience for me. I haven't heard of bone conduction headphones before I seen this set from SainSonic.

These are amazing, to say the least. The quality of the sound is great at best. You don't get 100% clarity of the audio. It's more like 99.5% of standard earbuds or headphones but I'd rather have these over earbuds any day for the simple fact that I am more than likely saving my hearing from the damaging effects of listening to extremely loud music.

They sit comfortably in front of your ears, as showed in the pictures attached. From what my wife says, for her, they aren't comfortable to wear with glasses but it would be safe to assume that everybody is made differently.

I have found that it is hard to hear sometimes while driving. If you have a loud vehicle like me then it is hard to hear someone else talking on the other end. But you can turn the volume all the way up on the headphones and on your device and you would be able to hear. But the vibrations are unbearable on the face. It's like getting a vicious massage to the lower temple not to mention it tickles a lot.

They are great when going to the gym. Before I was using ear buds and by the end of my routine my ear canal hurt a lot and I was sick and tired of having to plug my ear buds back in where the wire would catch on something and unplug. I've broken a few that way. 

While I'm outside playing with my children these make it easy to hear everything my children are doing while talking to my wife. I don't think I'll be using anything else, unless they find a way to broadcast music straight into my skull, anytime soon.

I can also have my Samsung Gear S2 connected to these at the same time I have my S7 Edge. So if I get a call, it doesn't matter what device it's on I can answer my phone then go straight back to my music just like that.

They have an auto-off feature to where if you aren't using them then they turn off automatically.

You have a total of 4 buttons on the headset. On the left outer housing you have the answer/hang up button and on the right side arm underneath ,right behind your ear, you have ,in order going away from your ear, the volume up/next track(long press) (+), vol. down/track skip back(long press) (-) and the power button. Then you have your charging port that's covered by a rubber flap to keep dust and dirt out.

It does come with a micro USB charging cable, a bag to store them in and some ear protection (ear plugs).

I did actually have a chance to test out the slight waterproof claim. I got caught in a severe thunderstorm on the way home, where the rain is falling at more of a horizontal angle, and had to run 25 feet through a downpour in the rain. I left this headset on my head and went for it. When I got inside I looked like I had just hopped out of the shower. THEY STILL WORKED!!!! Confirmed. Slight waterproof. I won't be trying to submerge these in water because I know that they aren't rated to go for a swim.

Here's what you can expect in the box:
  • 1 BM-7 Headset
  • 1 Storage case
  • 1 Pair of ear plugs (to fully experience the technology at work)
  • 1 Micro USB Charging cable
  • 1 User Manual

I've already been asked about these by quite a few different people. From ER doctors and nurses to construction workers, lawyers and a lot of people at the gym. They're an eye catcher. People are curious as to know what these are and how they work.

The BM-7 headset is probably the set that I use the most out of any of them. The biggest reason is that most people don't even know what they are and their curiosity gets the best of them. An equally big reason is that I can hear what's going on around me while still being able to listen to my music.

I was surprised when I first started using them. I didn't think that they would stay put in my ear. I thought the bulkiness of them would make them want to keep falling out but they didn't.

They come with 3 different sized ear buds so there's a size for everyone. They come equipped with "arms" that loosely go around your ears to hold them in place. I, honestly, didn't think that they would hold up to the task but to my surprise they did.

The audio quality is great. The lows, mids, and highs are all equally present.

Here's what you can expect to find in the box:
  • 1 Headset
  • 1 Micro USB charging cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Adjustable Wire Clip
  • 1 Storage Case

The adjustable wire clip that comes with it adds the ability to tighten the wire around the back of your neck and keep your wire from dangling around.

The storage case provides a convenient way to put the headset away while not in use. The headset, wire, and extra ear buds fit nicely inside.

These come in handy for talking on the phone when driving or walking around. They stay put where you set them.

Aukey Bluetooth Headphones:

The Aukey Bluetooth Headphones are one of the simpler sets of headphones that I've used.

The ear buds have 3 different sizes that come with the headset for different sized ears. So there shouldn't be a reason why they wouldn't work for you.

Here's what you get in the box:

  • 1 Aukey Bluetooth Headset
  • 1 Micro USB Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 3 Different sized sets of earbuds
  • 1 Warranty Card
  • 1 Shirt Clip

I was expecting some sort of storage case for these but nothing of that nature comes with this headset thus the reason why it's listed last in this article.

The audio quality is what you would expect from earbud style headsets. In other words, the audio quality is very good.

They do come with little "springs" that help keep the earbuds in your ears while you use the headset and after using them I find that they are a lot more comfortable than the standard "arms" that go over your ears.

The battery life is rated at 6 hours of life to listen to music and 106 hours of standby time. It's not as good as I would have hoped it would be but they last all through the day on mild usage.

The backside of the earbuds is equipped with magnets for when your not using them. You just touch the 2 silver pieces together and they "hold" onto each other like a necklace around your neck until you are ready to use them again.

It comes with a shirt clip also. You simply attach it to the wire with the support on the backside of the clip and then you clip it onto your shirt. It helps keep the wire in place while in use and also helps keep the headset around your neck when not in use.

All of the headsets that I've written about in this article I have personally used myself and my children have used them also.

All of them would make great gift ideas for anyone and would make great accessories for children when they're playing games on their devices or watching videos.

Feel free to leave a comment below or ask a question. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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