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.


The List:

* Top list currently adjusted to just the best American light headsets (Currently available in the U.S. from the stores we monitor)

Best Model 2017*
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94%
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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

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(215 reviews)

Considering its average rank of 94%, we determined that the Apple AirPods is currently the best bluetooth headset 2017. We also believe that our 215 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that allows us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

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

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Second Best
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#2
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92%
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High
APEKX BE1010

APEKX BE1010

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(162 reviews)

With its star rating of 4.5 over 162 reviews, we rank this APEKX model the second best bluetooth headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of lightweight headset reviews from multiple sources.

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 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).

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#3
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Treblab XR500

Treblab XR500

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(3607 reviews)

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.

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.

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#4
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80%
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Losei BT-K2

Losei BT-K2

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(1168 reviews)

The BT-K2 is a cord-free pair of Bluetooth headsets that boasts a 120-hour stand-by time and 2-to-4 hours of usage, which can be supplemented by using the 450mAh wireless charging case that can recharge the earbuds for 3-to-4 times.

The BT-K2 is a cord-free pair of Bluetooth headsets that boasts a 120-hour stand-by time and 2-to-4 hours of usage, which can be supplemented by using the 450mAh wireless charging case that can recharge the earbuds for 3-to-4 times.

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#5
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83%
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Plantronics Explorer 500

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)

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).

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#6
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76%
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SoundPEATS Q29

SoundPEATS Q29

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(2897 reviews)

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

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.


* You Should Also Check Out: Top 10 Best stereo headsets 2017
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#7
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84%
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Plantronics M165

Plantronics M165

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(1591 reviews)

  • Special features: Power-saving mode,
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#8
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82%
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Plantronics M90

Plantronics M90

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(187 reviews)

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.

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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#9
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82%
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High
Motorola H19txt

Motorola H19txt

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(520 reviews)

  • Special features: NFC

* You Should Also Check Out: Top 10 Best NFC Bluetooth headsets 2017
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#10
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72%
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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

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.

More NFC Bluetooth headsets, sorted by the latest model first:

ENACFIRE CF8001

The CF8001 is a mono Bluetooth headset that charges via a magnetic USB charger, giving the user a maximum 8-hour talk time, a 6-hour playback time at 50 percent volume, and 170 hours of stand-by -- all of which are decent values for a cord-free device.

The CF8001 is a mono Bluetooth headset that charges via a magnetic USB charger, giving the user a maximum 8-hour talk time, a 6-hour playback time at 50 percent volume, and 170 hours of stand-by -- all of which are decent values for a cord-free device.

QCY Q29

QCY Q29

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(106 reviews)

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.

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.

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.

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.

ONKYO W800BT

ONKYO W800BT

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(9 reviews)

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 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

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(90 reviews)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rowkin Mini

Rowkin Mini

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(933 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

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.

Airmate Ultra Mini

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.

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.

Motorola Boom

Motorola Boom

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(2267 reviews)

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)

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.

BlueAnt Q3i

BlueAnt Q3i

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(200 reviews)

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.

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.

Jabra Eclipse

Jabra Eclipse

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(432 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).

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 Storm

Jabra Storm

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(1716 reviews)

Avantree 4GS

Avantree 4GS

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(2 reviews)

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).

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

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

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.

Plantronics Voyager Edge

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.

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.

Jabra Stealth

Jabra Stealth

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(899 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.

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 Mini

Jabra Mini

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(240 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

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 Style

Jabra Style

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(622 reviews)

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

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).

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).

Jabra Talk

Jabra Talk

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(1584 reviews)

  • Special features: Redial, voice dialing
Samsung HM1900

Samsung HM1900

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(1003 reviews)

  • Special features: Simple Pairing technology for automatic pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled devices
Motorola HK250

Motorola HK250

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(1535 reviews)

Plantronics M55

Plantronics M55

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(2201 reviews)

  • Special features: DeepSleep mode for up to 150 days of standby
Plantronics M100

Plantronics M100

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(907 reviews)

Plantronics M1100

Motorola HX550

Motorola HX550

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(2478 reviews)

Jabra EASYGO

Jabra EASYGO

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(532 reviews)

  • Special features: Auto-pairing
Jabra BT2050

Jabra BT2050

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(17 reviews)

Plantronics Discovery 975

  • Special features: Carrying case doubles as charger

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