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)


The List:

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Best Model 2019*
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#1
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4
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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 830 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%) (830 reviews over 4 sources)   
Second Best
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#2
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4
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With its star rating of 4 over 17902 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.

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.

Talk time is 300
It is rugged: Waterproof (Liquipel nano-coating)

Average rating:
(82%) (17902 reviews)   
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Talk time is 600

Average rating:
(80%) (177 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#4
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4
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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)   
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#5
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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)   
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#6
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4
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Great

The BTH240 is the sequel to the BTH220, this Bluetooth headset has been armed with a longer 10-hour battery life (or 200 hours while on stand-by) and noise and echo-cancelling abilities, but its Bluetooth technology may be joining the ranks of the ancients -- having stuck to version 2.1.

Average rating:
(79%) (6709 reviews over 3 sources)   
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#7
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4
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Great

The Gear Circle is a p2i nano-coated (sweat- and splash-proof) Bluetooth headset that allows its sound output to be customized using Samsung's SoundAlive Equalizer.

Average rating:
(78%) (1160 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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#8
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4
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Great

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)   
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#9
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4
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The HBS-730 offers up to 15 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listening time.

Average rating:
(78%) (16601 reviews over 4 sources)   
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#10
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A foldable stereo headphone and phone headset with a carrying pouch.

Average rating:
(78%) (6571 reviews over 4 sources)   

Talk time is 1200

Average rating:
(73%) (253 reviews over 5 sources)   

More around-the-neck bluetooth headsets , sorted by the latest model first:

Talk time is 420

Average rating:
(59%) (5 reviews over 2 sources)   

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)   

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)   

Talk time is 540
It is rugged: Sweat-resistant collar

Average rating:
(68%) (1017 reviews over 4 sources)   

Talk time is 960

Average rating:
(66%) (1029 reviews over 2 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%) (2001 reviews over 7 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)   

Average rating:
(71%) (1463 reviews over 4 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.

Average rating:
(68%) (1870 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(68%) (907 reviews over 4 sources)   

The Moto Surround is a sweat- and waterproof (using HZO's thin-film coating) around-the-neck Bluetooth headset boasting a range of up to 150 feet and 12 hours of playback, but carrying a just-above-average weight of 39 grams.

Average rating:
(66%) (183 reviews over 3 sources)   

The SX-991 is a folding stereo Bluetooth headset, enhanced with two push-buttons to retract earbuds, with Chinese and/or English voice prompts, an 18-hour talk time, and a 16-hour music playback time.

  

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

Average rating:
(73%) (1790 reviews over 4 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(57%) (40 reviews over 4 sources)   

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)

Average rating:
(58%) (534 reviews over 5 sources)   

Talk time is 420 (Skullcandy also mentions 360)

Average rating:
(73%) (1321 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(66%) (1143 reviews over 6 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(45%) (165 reviews over 5 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(70%) (3366 reviews over 5 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(62%) (262 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(56%) (512 reviews over 2 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(84%) (7 reviews over 3 sources)   

The iLive IAHB24B is an average stereo Bluetooth headset with ear-cup controls, six hours of music playback, and a low-battery indicator.

Average rating:
(40%) (4 reviews over 2 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(56%) (12 reviews over 2 sources)   

Average rating:
(68%) (3788 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(71%) (3141 reviews over 5 sources)   

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)

Average rating:
(55%) (275 reviews over 6 sources)   

The Buds is a low-priced lightweight around-the-neck Bluetooth headset with three equalizer presets, 17 days of standby time, 10 hours of talk time and a range of 150 feet.

Average rating:
(80%) (43 reviews over 4 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(64%) (20 reviews over 2 sources)   

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)

Average rating:
(70%) (691 reviews over 4 sources)   

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).

Average rating:
(58%) (61 reviews over 3 sources)   

A rugged stereo headset with an FM radio and workout feedback applications.

Average rating:
(56%) (1335 reviews over 3 sources)   

Talk time is 540 (480 music playback)
It is rugged: partly water-proof (e.g.: charging plug)

Average rating:
(64%) (71 reviews over 2 sources)   

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