Here Are The Top 10 Best Light Headsets 2021

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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Considering its average rank of 92%, we determined that the Vankyo Aplha X200 is currently Alphachooser's best lightweight headset 2021. We also believe that our 30322 reviews sampled across multiple sources give us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that allows us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

Vankyo Aplha X200

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With its star rating of 4.5 over 77272 reviews, we rank this Apple model second best lightweight headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of lightweight headset reviews from multiple sources.

Apple AirPods Pro

Special features:, Transparency mode (an alternative to Active Noise Cancellation mode that let outside sound in), System in Package design with the H1 chip (has 10 audio cores that is claimed to create low audio processing latency for real-time noise cancellation)

Apple AirPods

Special features: Automatic pause upon taking the AirPods off the ears, Automatic power-on upon taking them out of the case

More light headsets, sorted by the latest model first:

The WF-1000X is a noise-insulated Bluetooth headset that fronts an adaptive sound control feature (which adjusts ambient sound filtering according to the user's environment and activity), but -- like most cord-free models -- balances this out with a less-than-spectacular 3-hour working time (9-hour, if the wireless charging case is fully used).

Sony WF-1000X

Special features: Ambient Sound Mode, Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control (automatically detects user activity and adjusts ambient sound settings to it)
The BT2047 is a light mono Bluetooth headset weighing just about 0.34 ounces and one of the thinnest at 16 mm, sports a maximum of eight paired devices and it can also connect to two devices simultaneously with Multiuse.

Jabra Mono Bluetooth Headset

Special features: Auto-pairing at 1st time start-up, Microphone HS distortion <5%,
The Boom 2 is a classic mono Bluetooth headset with NFC, that features one of the lightest weight (at nine grams), a just-below-average talk time of six hours (15 minutes of charge provide 2.5 hours of use).

Motorola Boom 2

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.

Crazybaby Air

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
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.

Sony Xperia Ear

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
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).


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.


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.

Avantree Apico

Special features: Only for the right ear
The XR500 is an IPX7-waterproof sports Bluetooth headset with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation, aptX technology, and pretty decent working (9 hours) and stand-by (240 hours) times, considering that the battery it comes with is only 85 mAh.

Treblab XR500

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.

Senso ActivBuds S-250

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.

PKparis K asq

Special features: Alert music in case of loss, Patented Anti-fall System
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.

Totu Bluetooth Headset

Special features: English and Chinese language switch function
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).

Plantronics Explorer 500

Special features: Multi-lingual notifications (English, Spanish, French)
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).

Jabra Eclipse

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.

Plantronics M90

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.

Plantronics Voyager Edge

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.

Jabra Stealth

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.

Jabra Mini

Special features: Jabra Assist, Power Nap

Jabra Style

Special features: Auto Pairing, Jabra Assist app, Power nap (It goes into hibernation for battery saving), Auto On

Plantronics M55

Special features: DeepSleep mode for up to 150 days of standby

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