Here Are The Top 10 Best Light Headsets 2017


A light weight (and perhaps how well they hold to your ear) is everything when it comes to choosing a bluetooth headset for comfort. This list presents light headsets with a weight of less than 11 grams, which is generally below the average weight for Bluetooth headsets.


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Treblab XR500

Treblab XR500

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Considering its average rank of 86%, we determined that the Treblab XR500 is currently the best lightweight headset 2017. AlphaChooser also concludes that our 2838 reviews sampled give us a high confidence level that justifies making it a "no-brainer best choice."

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Motorola Boom

Motorola Boom

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With its star rating of 4 over 2212 reviews, we rank this Motorola model the second best lightweight headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of lightweight headset reviews from multiple sources.

The Motorola Boom is a 39.54mm-long (49.72mm with open boom mic) mono Bluetooth headset with an automatic on/off feature (It turns on when flipped, turns off when folded back), an above-average range of 300 feet, and only a 6-hour talk time.
  • Special features: On/off feature (flip mic to turn on, fold mic to turn off)

* You Should Also Check Out: Top 10 Best NFC Bluetooth headsets 2017
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Plantronics Explorer 500

Plantronics Explorer 500

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The Explorer 500 is a stylish mono headset with a more recent Bluetooth version (4.1), up to six months of standby time in Deepsleep mode (24 days in normal standby mode), and multi-lingual notifications (French, Spanish, English).
  • Special features: Multi-lingual notifications (English, Spanish, French)
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#4
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68%
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Simger Beats

Simger Beats

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(425 reviews)
The Beats is an especially-lightweight cord-free Bluetooth headset running on version 4.1+EDR that is armed with sweat and moisture protection for active use, although its performance in terms of battery life falls short in comparison to other headset models.

* You Should Also Check Out: Top 10 Best truly wireless earbuds 2017
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Jabra Eclipse

Jabra Eclipse

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(414 reviews)
The Jabra Eclipse is a stylish Bluetooth 4.1 mono headset weighing 5.5 grams and measuring 24.82 mm in width (one of the lightest and narrowest we have profiled).
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#6
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74%
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BlueAnt Q3i

BlueAnt Q3i

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The Q3i is a Bluetooth mono headset weighing less than an ounce (0.32) with up to eight hours of talk time, a wind resistance of 22mph max, and Rapid Charge, which claims to fill up its battery to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
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Plantronics M90

Plantronics M90

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The Plantronics M90 is a mono headset with an app for Android phones (Find MyHeadset app), a rather high 11 hours of talk time (for an 8-gram mono headset) on a 2-hour charge, and the Deepsleep mode, which extends standby time from 16 days to 180.
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#8
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56%
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Rowkin Mini

Rowkin Mini

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(863 reviews)
The Mini is a 0.1-oz earbud-type Bluetooth (4.1) headset for sports that seems to distinguish itself with a portable charging case, while also offering a 24-karat gold-plated version.
  • Special features: 5V (110mah) for charging case, 5V (20mah) for earbud, Aluminum and stainless steel finish
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#9
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78%
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Jabra Stealth

Jabra Stealth

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(722 reviews)
The Stealth is an in-ear mono Bluetooth 4.0 headset, weighing less than an ounce (0.28oz), allowing NFC pairing and up to 6 hours of talk time standby time.
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#10
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76%
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Plantronics Voyager Edge

Plantronics Voyager Edge

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The Voyager Edge is a lightweight (9 grams) Bluetooth headset by Plantronics, designed to understand voice commands in several languages, with a charging case that extends talk time to up to 16 hours.

More truly wireless earbuds, sorted by the latest model first:

Kanoa

Kanoa

The Kanoa is a blue pair of pentagonal-shaped truly-wireless stylish earbuds with one microphone built-in into each piece, Kanoa's first attempt in Bluetooth headsets, set out to be shipped in June 2017, packed with three black silicone jackets to ensure a secure fit that active individuals are looking for.
Doppler Labs Here One

Doppler Labs Here One

The Here One is a pair of stylish earbuds from the first of Doppler Labs' series of Bluetooth headsets, weighing six grams each, offering two short hours of Layered Listening (user is enabled to personalize environmental noises to contrast audio), NFMI technology (claiming to provide perfectly-synced audio), and a Smart Suggest update (users may get audio suggestions based on their lifestyle).
  • Special features: Includes the original Doppler technology, Up to 6 DB of volume amplification, Uses the NFMI system
Crazybaby Air

Crazybaby Air

The Air is an IPX6-rated and lightweight cord-free Bluetooth headset that claims to be the first to use a pure carbon nanotube driver and is equipped with the latest technologies (as of November 2016) such as Bluetooth 4.2, CVC 8th generation noise cancellation, and a "true wireless stereo" CSR chipset.
  • Special features: True wireless stereo chipset, EQ Customizer, Pure carbon nanotube speaker driver (which, Crazybaby claims, is the first in the world), Ear tips and ear covers made of medical-grade silicone

* You Should Also Check Out: Top 10 Best stereo headsets 2017
AngLink C08

AngLink C08

The C08 is a low-priced lightweight Bluetooth headset, seemingly providing a snug fit for the right ear, runs with a 3-hour playback and offers features like the 4.1-version of Bluetooth, HD Voice, noise suppression, and echo cancellation.
  • Special features: If the user's iPhone is in a sleeping environment mode, the minimum volume is automatically modified.
Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

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The AirPods is a cord-free pod-based Bluetooth headset that boasts automatic responses based on user actions (like automatically pausing music upon taking the earbuds off one's ears, for instance) and is fully controlled by voice commands -- all while running for a maximum playback time of 24 hours and a talk time of 11 hours if the wireless charging case is fully used.
  • Special features: Automatic pause upon taking the AirPods off the ears, Automatic power-on upon taking them out of the case
Mugmee Touch Controls Wireless

Mugmee Touch Controls Wireless

The Touch Controls Wireless is a sleek-looking mono Bluetooth headset which underlines its touch-sensitive outer panel, which lets the user control calls and tracks using tapping motions, as its defining feature -- but it also has noise-cancelling abilities and a rather-lacking working time of 4-4.5 hours (or 180 hours of stand-by).
  • Special features: Touch-sensitive outer panel
Tiergrade TierEarphone109

Tiergrade TierEarphone109

The TierEarphone109 is a stereo Bluetooth headset whose noise-cancelling ability, magnetic earbuds, and HD voice feature may be outweighed by the misfortune that is its battery power -- with a disappointing 4-to-5 hour usage time and 150-hour stand-by.
  • Special features: HD Voice technology, Magnetic earbuds
QCY Q29

QCY Q29

The QCY Q29 is a lightweight, truly-wireless stereo Bluetooth headset that comes with a portable charging case, which can sustain 12 hours of charging (four full cycles of a single earpiece), providing three hours of HD audio at a rather short range of 10 feet.
Sony Xperia Ear

Sony Xperia Ear

The Xperia Ear is a lightweight IPX2-rated Bluetooth headset with an app for Android phones called the Assistant app (to ask, command, and monitor everyday tasks), a motion control feature (yes/no through head movements), a charging case (good for at least three charges), and a rather brief 4-hour playback time.
  • Special features: Equipped with motion controls (nod to say yes, shake for no), replaceable button behaviors, 8 voice interaction languages (English (UK), English (US), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese), and has balanced armature drivers
Amerzam Mini Wireless

Amerzam Mini Wireless

The Mini Wireless is a cord-free Bluetooth headset that sports a highly-compact and lightweight body and lasts for 2-to-3 hours while on use (or 40 hours on stand-by), which can be extended using the 450mAh wireless charging case that it comes with.
APEKX BE1010

APEKX BE1010

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The BE1010 is a pair of basic sweat-proof earbuds that sport CVC noise cancellation and relatively-longer working and stand-by times of 8-to-9 and 250 hours, respectively (the averages for all Bluetooth headsets are eight hours of usage time and 240 hours of stand-by).
ONKYO W800BT

ONKYO W800BT

The W800BT is a cord-free and noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset that boasts of a total of 18 hours of usage time and 10 days of stand-by upon full use of its accompanying charging case -- although its rather-short 3-hour usage time on its own may be inconvenient for some.
Airmate Mini

Airmate Mini

The Mini is a long-range (It operates at a maximum distance of 60ft from the paired device) cord-free Bluetooth headset that comes with a 2000mAh charging case that gives it a 6-hour working time -- extending the 1-hour battery life that it originally holds from a single charge.
Aelec Flexbuds

Aelec Flexbuds

The Flexbuds is a sweatproof stereo Bluetooth headset which flaunts memory foam ear tips and CVC 6.0 noise isolation to enhance the user's listening experience, but comes up short in terms of lasting power as its 4-hour playback and 6-hour talk time both fall behind those of other models'.
  • Special features: Hibernation mode, Memory foam ear tips and ear buds, Rotatable ear buds and over ear hooks
Senso ActivBuds S-230

Senso ActivBuds S-230

The ActivBuds S-230 is a Bluetooth headset which sports an IPX4 rating for sweat protection, CVC 6.0 noise cancellation, and 240 hours of stand-by and an 8-hour working time, which puts it on par with most other headsets in its category.
Dabs Audio S10

Dabs Audio S10

The S10 is a compact truly-wireless Bluetooth headset equipped with noise and echo-cancelling capabilities and an inductive-magnet wireless charging system which provides it with enough power for 200 hours of stand-by and eight hours of talk time, both of which are below the category average, but are reasonable as far as cord-free Bluetooth headsets are concerned.
Avantree Apico

Avantree Apico

The Apico is a mini lightweight Bluetooth headset for the right ear, offering fairly typical features like voice prompts, multipoint (up to two devices), and a 4-hour playback from 1.5 hours of charging.
  • Special features: Only for the right ear
Ztotop BVDE

Ztotop BVDE

The BVDE is a truly hands-free mono Bluetooth headset with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology that features a 200-degree rotating microphone arm, a 180-degree rotating receiver arm, and eight hours of working time, which is the average value for its category.
  • Special features: 200-degree-rotating microphone arm, 180-degree-rotating receiver arm
UMIDIGI UMI BTA9

UMIDIGI UMI BTA9

The BTA9 is a sleek-looking (but generic, nonetheless) Bluetooth headset with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation and an IPX4 sweatproof rating whose silicone gel earbuds and ear hooks promise a secure and ergonomic fit -- enticing fitness fans who are willing to overlook its below-average 160-hour stand-by and 6-hour playback.
GoNovate G10

GoNovate G10

The G10 is a lightweight 0.13-ounce Bluetooth headset whose 5-hour minimum working time is impressive for a cord-free device, but lacks features (that are mostly common among other models) like noise cancellation and/or an audio-enhancing technology.
Senso ActivBuds S-250

Senso ActivBuds S-250

The Activbuds S-250 is a sports Bluetooth headset using version 4.1 + EDR that offers protection from moisture through its IPX7 rating and, at a charging time of 5 hours for up to 8 hours of talk time, fuels up considerably quicker compared to most other models.
Erato Apollo 7

Erato Apollo 7

The Apollo 7 is a pair of stylish truly-wireless earbuds, the first attempt of Erato on Bluetooth headsets in 2016 through Kickstarter, with 5.8mm drivers, six pairs of ear tips (three of which are Comply T-600 foams), and an aluminum body with IPX5-rated nano coating (sweat- and water-resistant).
  • Special features: This won the red dot award honorable mention for design in 2015
Schatzii Bullet 2.0

Schatzii Bullet 2.0

The Bullet 2 is an expensive pair of modern-looking truly-wireless-stereo earbuds, weighing around 4.7 grams each, following Schatzii's earlier Bullet Bluetooth headset, which although envisioned to be a discreet NASA gadget, essentially adds a portable charging case that can recharge both earbuds up to 12 times each.
PKparis K asq

PKparis K asq

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The K asq is an IP55-rated cord-free Bluetooth headset which lasts for a relatively-long 5-hour usage time on its own (plus eight hours from the charging case), boasts a unit-lost alarm system, and comes in two color themes, with colors like orange for sports, and light blue for the city style.
  • Special features: Alert music in case of loss, Patented Anti-fall System
Firegram Mini

Firegram Mini

The Mini is a small mono Bluetooth headset with Clear and Crystal Voice technology that sports equally-small-value specs as its music playback time and talk time are both far below average values at 3.5 hours and 4 hours, respectively.
GoNovate G9

GoNovate G9

The G9 is an affordable mono Bluetooth headset designed to appear low-key, that disables its flashing status LED once paired successfully, strangely designed to be only worn on the user's right ear, and only delivering a below average 3-hour usage after its 2-hour charging time.
  • Special features: Once the headset is paired it will stop flashing its LED to remain discreet
Phaiser BHS-730

Phaiser BHS-730

The BHS-730 is a stylish Bluetooth headset featuring 8mm speakers encased in an aviation-grade aluminum-magnesium alloy, removable ear-hooks to secure them during workouts, cable management clips, a carrying case, and a 3.7-volt lithium-polymer battery for a standby time of 160 hours.
  • Special features: lifestate feature displays the battery status on a compatible connected smartphone, Aviation grade aluminum-magnesium alloy construction, Magnetic snap-on storage
Dostyle 5565902

Dostyle 5565902

The 5565902 is a mono Bluetooth headset for right-ear use equipped with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation and sweat protection, but whose 55mAh battery falls behind expectations as its talk and music playback time falls at only four and five hours, respectively.
  • Special features: The ear hook is adjustable by 18 degrees.
SoundPEATS Q29

SoundPEATS Q29

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The SoundPEATS Q29 is a cord-free Bluetooth headset that comes with a magnetic charging box (providing three charging cycles) and a CVC 6.0 chip (for noise cancellation) while offering mono and stereo mode for 2.5 hours of high-fidelity sound.
  • Special features: Works in mono mode (each earpiece can be used separately) and stereo mode (earpieces work together), and has an AB1511J Bluetooth chipset
Totu Bluetooth Headset

Totu Bluetooth Headset

The Totu Bluetooth Headset is a typical sports headset that uses a 4.0-version Bluetooth with apt-X, that interestingly offers a lifetime warranty and a language switch feature (between Chinese and English), alongside 5-hour talk and music playback times.
  • Special features: English and Chinese language switch function
Airmate Ultra Mini

Airmate Ultra Mini

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(479 reviews)
The Ultra Mini is a lightweight cord-free Bluetooth headset using Bluetooth version 4.0 + EDR whose 90-hour stand-by time, four-hour talk time, and 3.5 hours of music playback fall significantly below the average specifications in its category.
Axgio Mini Pro

Axgio Mini Pro

The Mini Pro is a mono Bluetooth headset that can transform into a regular pair of stereo earbuds by plugging-in an assistant earbud, has a Deep Sleep power-saving mode that automatically turns on after being unpaired for 10 minutes, but performs below-average in terms of battery power with its stand-by time of only 150 hours.
  • Special features: The device automatically turns off and enters the Deep Sleep power-saving mode if it's not paired for 10 minutes., The user can switch from mono to stereo sound through the assistant earbud, which can be plugged directly into the main earbud.
Earin M-1

Earin M-1

The Earin M-1 is a pair of black stylish truly-wireless earbuds, the first Bluetooth headset of the wittingly-named audio company Earin, hailing from a Kickstarter project in 2014, comes in as one of the lightest sweat-, splash- and water-resistant pairs, at 3.5 grams, to provide 11 hours of playback time.
Avantree 4GS

Avantree 4GS

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The Avantree 4GS is a stylish headset coming in a black or white color options and weighing only eight grams with a small 49mm x 20mm x 16mmm frame (generally one of the smallest we have seen).
Yurbuds Liberty Wireless

Yurbuds Liberty Wireless

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(977 reviews)
The Liberty Wireless is a headset for active people, which Yurbuds describes as sweatproof, coming with TwistLock Technology (for secure fit), 6 hours of music streaming, and an on-screen battery life indicator.
  • Special features: Woven cloth cord
Jabra Mini

Jabra Mini

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(225 reviews)
The Jabra Mini is a small Bluetooth 4.0 headset (0.85 x 0.58 x 0.39 in.) with nine hours of talk time, a Power Nap feature, and a 98-foot range.
  • Special features: Jabra Assist, Power Nap
Jabra Style

Jabra Style

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(532 reviews)
  • Special features: Auto Pairing, Jabra Assist app, Power nap (It goes into hibernation for battery saving), Auto On
Avantree Vox-Pop

Avantree Vox-Pop

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(3 reviews)
The Vox-Pop is a fashionable mono headset with voice prompts, which guide and inform about the headset's status, and a small build (50mm x 23mm x 16mm, 7.3g: one of the smallest we have seen).
Sony MBH10

Sony MBH10

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(186 reviews)
The MBH10 is an HD voice-ready, in-ear, mono Bluetooth headset with NFC pairing and support for Multipoint Bluetooth connection.
  • Special features: Micro Speaker type: 10mm, 32ohm; Nominal Impedance: 32?3ohm; Sensitivity: 107dB SPL /mW at 1kHz; Microphone diameter: 4mm ECM
Plantronics M165

Plantronics M165

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(9812 reviews)
  • Special features: Power-saving mode,
Motorola H19txt

Motorola H19txt

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(491 reviews)
  • Special features: NFC
Jabra Talk

Jabra Talk

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(1331 reviews)
  • Special features: Redial, voice dialing
Samsung HM1900

Samsung HM1900

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(985 reviews)
  • Special features: Simple Pairing technology for automatic pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled devices
Plantronics M55

Plantronics M55

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(2365 reviews)
  • Special features: DeepSleep mode for up to 150 days of standby
Jabra EASYGO

Jabra EASYGO

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(583 reviews)
  • Special features: Auto-pairing
Plantronics Discovery 975

Plantronics Discovery 975

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(3245 reviews)
  • Special features: Carrying case doubles as charger

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