Here Are The Top 10 Best Around-the-neck Bluetooth Headsets 2019
Alphachooser's list showing the newest around-the-neck bluetooth headsets includes only Bluetooth headsets that obey to these criteria:
- The headsets shown here must be stereo
- They must be around-the-neck headphones or earbuds types
- Of course, they must be Bluetooth-enabled (there are also some wired around-the-neck models)
Considering its average ranking of 83%, we determined that the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium is, as of now, Alphachooser's best around the neck bluetooth headset 2019. We also believe that our 783 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies to call it a "no-brainer best choice."
It is rugged: IP55
|Average rating: (83%) (783 reviews over 4 sources)|
With its star rating of 4 over 177 reviews, here is second best around the neck bluetooth headset. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of around the neck bluetooth headset reviews from across the web.
Talk time is 600
|Average rating: (80%) (177 reviews over 2 sources)|
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The Jaws is a Bluetooth v4.1 around-the-neck sports headset with a built-in magnetic storage for the earpieces, that attempts to rival in usage time, boasting above-average 13-hour talk and music playback times, while also featuring a call-in remind function and a CVC 6.0 noise cancellation system.
Talk time is 780
|Average rating: (80%) (172 reviews over 3 sources)|
The QY7 is a sports-inclined Bluetooth headset whose components are coated with Liquipel((A))s nano-coating technology, revealing extra earbuds and ear-hooks with a carrying case and managing 145 hours of standby time with its 80mAh battery.
It is rugged: IPX4-rated protection (Liquipel coating)
|Average rating: (79%) (6658 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Wireless Sport is a 0.6-ounce stereo Bluetooth headset for sports and workouts, which showcases active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity with an EDR protocol for audio quality, a sweat-proof chassis, and comes with extra earbuds as well as a carrying case.
It is rugged: ? (Otium just mentions sweat-proof)
|Average rating: (76%) (6563 reviews)|
The Symphonized NRG is a noise-insulated around-the-neck Bluetooth headset that is made with walnut wood, metals, and silicone, and sports 8mm neodymium drivers to deliver what they claim to be a live show experience.
|Average rating: (74%) (380 reviews over 4 sources)|
More around-the-neck bluetooth headsets , sorted by the latest model first:
The Active Plus is a long-lasting sports Bluetooth headset -- which was among the first models to sport Bluetooth 4.2 as of November 2016 -- that comes with built-in external stereo speakers, an IPX4 rating for water and sweat protection, LG's Advanced quad-layer speaker technology, and a fitness monitoring function through special provided LG apps.
Talk time is 780 (570 if on speaker mode)
It is rugged: IPX4 water and sweat-resistant
|Average rating: (70%) (472 reviews over 4 sources)|
The QuietControl 30 is an around-the-neck Bluetooth headset that is packed with 10 hours of music playback enhanced with adjustable levels of noise cancellation, a Bluetooth technology of 4.2, and a system that can be updated as well as customized with the Bose Connect app.
|Average rating: (68%) (1979 reviews over 6 sources)|
The Verve Rider Plus is in-ear around-the-neck IP57 water- and sweat-proof Bluetooth headset with earbuds, Hubble Connect (for lost headset retrieval), and 720 stand by hours (30 days), 15 talk hours, and 12 in playback mode.
It is rugged: IP57 (water and sweat protection)
|Average rating: (54%) (149 reviews over 2 sources)|
The VerveLoop Plus is an IP57 (sweat- and waterproof) around-the-neck Bluetooth headset with a range of 150 ft and playback time of up to 9.5 hours, equipped with Hubble Connect, which allows users to locate it when misplaced.
It is rugged: IP57 (sweat- and waterproof)
|Average rating: (68%) (224 reviews over 2 sources)|
The Halo Smart is an around-the-neck Bluetooth headset that's wind-resistant and IP54 waterproof donning a dedicated button for Siri and Google Now, 17 hours of talk time, and additional features through the Jabra Assist app.
Talk time is 1020
It is rugged: IP54 water-resistant
|Average rating: (61%) (575 reviews over 4 sources)|
The Tone Platinum is an around-the-neck stylish Bluetooth headset from LG with Harman Kardon Platinum sound that boasts a balanced armature speaker technology, Qualcomm's AptX audio codec, retractable earbuds, 10 hours of talk time, and around 17.3 days of stand-by.
|Average rating: (69%) (267 reviews over 2 sources)|
The Tone Infinim HBS-910 is a stylish Bluetooth headset with Harman Kardon Sound audio enhancement, which parades a pair of retractable earbuds, Dual-MEMS microphone technology, and a 210mAh battery with an above-average 16-hour talk time.
The Reflect Mini-BT is an IPX4-rated sweat-proof Bluetooth headset with just up to eight hours of music without the cord and one of the smallest speakers, measuring 5.8mm in diameter.
The Level U Pro is a Bluetooth headset packed with unique-to-Samsung features such as UHQ audio, Sound Share, and the accompanying Samsung Level app, as well as aptX, noise isolation, two-way 13 mm speaker units, a 9-hour working time, and urethane joints meant to enhance comfort while wearing the device around-the-neck.
It is rugged: Splash and sweat-resistant
The Gamez is an IP55 (water- and dust-proof) stereo Bluetooth headset aimed at gamers (as the name suggests) with bone conduction speakers, up to six hours of uncorded usage, and a 2-year warranty, which is longer than the average.
The Halo Fusion is an around-the-neck Bluetooth 4.0 headset for everyday with an above average stand-by time of 19 days, and designed with comfort in mind.
The Sport Pace is a weather- and shock- proof (IP54-rated) sports Bluetooth headset with one of the narrowest (33.4mm) and shortest (28.6mm) builds of its type and the Jabra Sport Life app, which helps in monitoring and evaluating training sessions.
It is rugged: IP54 (drop, strength, dirt, temperature & humidity tested)
The Transit Micro is a sports Bluetooth headset that comes in a BPA-free water bottle, with IPX4 sweat-resistance, reflective cables, and the ability to mute the left ear to hear outside sounds for safety.
Talk time is 420 (Skullcandy also mentions 360)
The Tone Active is an around-the-neck Bluetooth headset geared towards sports (by virtue of its IPX5 rating for sweat and water resistance) that also dons other features like Advanced Quad-Layer speaker technology, retractable earbuds, Qualcomm aptX support, 12 hours of talk time, and 9.5 hours of music playback.
Talk time is 720 (according to the LG website, but the product manual says 780)
It is rugged: IPX5 Water and sweat-resistant
The Reflect Response is a sweat-proof (though, we could not find any rating) Bluetooth stereo headset with reflective cables, up to 10 hours of wireless music streaming, and customizable motion sensor controls.
The Level U Wireless is a magnet-tipped Bluetooth headset that attempts to increase comfortability with flexible urethane joints and delivers a high-quality (Samsung's claim) sound through 12mm speakers.
The BT 100 NC is an IPX4 sweat and water-resistant Bluetooth headset meant to be worn around-the-neck that features aptX, an included Everplay-x cable for wired use, and active noise and echo cancellation which, when turned on, greatly reduces the 11-hour talk time and 220-hour stand-by time to below-average values of seven and 15 hours, respectively.
Talk time is 420 (with active noise cancellation turned on, 660 otherwise)
It is rugged: IPX4 sweat and water-resistant
The Shadow Wireless is a manufacturer-claimed water-proof (we could not find a specific IPX rating, however) stereo Bluetooth headset offering an 8-hour music playback time and simultaneous connection with two devices (multipoint).
The Transit Mini Wireless is a magnet-tipped sports Bluetooth headset offering a 7-hour music time without the cord and an IPX4 rating for sweat-resistance.
The iLive IAEB35 is a stereo Bluetooth headset with a 5-hour music playback time (at 50% volume), 8mm drivers, and controls for taking selfies.
The iLive IAHB24B is an average stereo Bluetooth headset with ear-cup controls, six hours of music playback, and a low-battery indicator.
The iLive IAEB26B is a stereo Bluetooth headset offering up to six hours of wireless listening on a 2-hour full charge, a paired/power LED indicator and a hook design iLive claims helps keep it in place.
The iLive IAEB44R is an entry level around-the-neck headset said to be waterproof, with Bluetooth 4.0, an appreciable speaker diameter of 10mm, and six hours of play time.
The BackBeat FIT is a Bluetooth headset that sports on-ear controls, a P2i technology sweat-proof design, and up to eight hours of music playback or six hours of talk time.
Talk time is 144
The Step Wireless is an ultralight stereo headset at 0.58 ounces with an IP52 rating (dust and water resistant) obviously designed for those on the move.
It is rugged: IP52 (dust and water resistant)
The BlueAnt Pump is a sweat- and water-proof (IP67) Bluetooth 3.0 headset obviously targetting sportspeople with Kevlar and Teflon speaker enclosures and eight hours of music streaming.
It is rugged: IP67 (sweat and water)
The Proht 87090 is a headset that does not deviate much from the usual specs-wise, except for having ten hours of music wireless streaming and a speaker sensitivity of -54dB?2dbB, which is one of the lowest we have profiled.
The Jogger Pro is a lightweight Bluetooth headset boasting a talk time and music playback time of up to 12 hours, an audio-enhancement codec (aptX), and a sweat-proof design.
Talk time is 720 (also says 780)
The Exercise Freak AH-W150 is an behind-the-neck Bluetooth 3.0 sports headset with a range of 25 feet, a run time of 7 hours and a frequency range that goes pretty low, at 5Hz.
Talk time is 420 (Denon mentions 7 hours without specifying usage type)
The AHW200 is a noise-isolating headset offering only up to five hours of wireless usage, which can be extended with the use of an audio cable (included).
A rugged stereo headset with an FM radio and workout feedback applications.
A custom fit wireless stereo headset that is also designed to be sweat proof.
Stereo Bluetooth headset with a focus on music playback.
It is rugged: yes
Talk time is 540 (480 music playback)
It is rugged: partly water-proof (e.g.: charging plug)