Here Are The Top 10 Best Light Headsets 2018

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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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Best Model 2018*
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Considering its average rank of 90%, we determined that the Apple AirPods is currently Alphachooser's best lightweight headset 2018. We also believe that our 1441 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

Average rating:
(90%) (1441 reviews over 6 sources)   
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Second Best
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With its star rating of 4.5 over 370 reviews, we rank this Tranya model second best lightweight headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of lightweight headset reviews from multiple sources.

Special features: It supports iOS battery status indication

Average rating:
(85%) (370 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Average rating:
(82%) (2142 reviews)   
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Special features: Magnetic earbuds, CSR 8640 chipset

Average rating:
(82%) (682 reviews)   
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Average rating:
(82%) (27359 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Average rating:
(82%) (3731 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Average rating:
(81%) (228 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Special features: lifestate feature displays the battery status on a compatible connected smartphone, Aviation grade aluminum-magnesium alloy construction, Magnetic snap-on storage

Average rating:
(82%) (17902 reviews)   
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#9
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Special features: Only for the right ear

Average rating:
(81%) (267 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Average rating:
(80%) (869 reviews)   

Special features: Storage box with charging function, Single mode function (for using individual earbuds for different devices)

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).

Special features: Ambient Sound Mode, Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control (automatically detects user activity and adjusts ambient sound settings to it)

Average rating:
(57%) (359 reviews over 4 sources)   
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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.

Special features: Auto-pairing at 1st time start-up, Microphone HS distortion <5%,

Average rating:
(77%) (154 reviews over 3 sources)   

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 Talk 2 is a compact and HD Voice-supporting mono Bluetooth headset which shows that it gives priority to usability -- accomplishing this by offering an above-average 9-hour talk time and a working range of 98 feet (although it lacks the convenience of having volume-controlling buttons).

Special features: HD Voice support

Average rating:
(76%) (164 reviews over 2 sources)   

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).

Average rating:
(63%) (633 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(80%) (24 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.

Average rating:
(51%) (101 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(58%) (23 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(60%) (30 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.

Average rating:
(52%) (17 reviews)   

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (1162 reviews over 2 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(69%) (18 reviews over 2 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(68%) (464 reviews over 2 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(48%) (490 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)

Average rating:
(71%) (669 reviews over 4 sources)   

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)

Average rating:
(78%) (230 reviews over 4 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(54%) (45 reviews over 2 sources)   

Average rating:
(58%) (1304 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(69%) (2546 reviews over 5 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(68%) (597 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(76%) (366 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(73%) (682 reviews over 5 sources)   

Special features: Power-saving mode,

Average rating:
(80%) (5453 reviews over 4 sources)   

Special features: NFC

Average rating:
(82%) (514 reviews over 2 sources)   

Special features: Redial, voice dialing

Average rating:
(74%) (919 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(76%) (911 reviews over 2 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(80%) (2842 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(78%) (674 reviews over 2 sources)   

Special features: Auto-pairing

Average rating:
(77%) (428 reviews over 4 sources)   

Average rating:
(65%) (22 reviews over 2 sources)   

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