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 91%, we determined that the Apple AirPods is currently the best lightweight headset 2018. We also believe that our 884 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:
(91%) (884 reviews over 6 sources)   
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With its star rating of 4 over 847 reviews, we rank this SmartOmi model the second best lightweight headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of lightweight headset reviews from multiple sources.

Average rating:
(84%) (847 reviews)   
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Special features: Magnetic earbuds, CSR 8640 chipset

Average rating:
(84%) (541 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Special features: HD Voice support

Average rating:
(83%) (86 reviews over 5 sources)   
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Average rating:
(84%) (22762 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:
(84%) (16944 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Average rating:
(81%) (903 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Average rating:
(82%) (853 reviews)   
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#9
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Great

Average rating:
(82%) (4392 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Special features: If the user's iPhone is in a sleeping environment mode, the minimum volume is automatically modified.

Average rating:
(79%) (615 reviews over 2 sources)   

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:
(60%) (227 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:
(74%) (156 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.

Average rating:
(74%) (3288 reviews)   

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:
(57%) (424 reviews over 3 sources)   

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:
(58%) (114 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:
(69%) (133 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:
(72%) (46 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:
(62%) (15 reviews over 2 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(60%) (97 reviews)   

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.

Special features: Only for the right ear

Average rating:
(79%) (349 reviews over 3 sources)   

The BTA9 is a sleek-looking (but generic, nonetheless) Bluetooth headset with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation and an IPX4 sweatproof rating whose silicone gel earbuds and ear hooks promise a secure and ergonomic fit -- enticing fitness fans who are willing to overlook its below-average 160-hour stand-by and 6-hour playback.

Average rating:
(74%) (32 reviews over 2 sources)   

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%) (1125 reviews over 2 sources)   

The Apollo 7 is a pair of stylish truly-wireless earbuds, the first attempt of Erato on Bluetooth headsets in 2016 through Kickstarter, with 5.8mm drivers, six pairs of ear tips (three of which are Comply T-600 foams), and an aluminum body with IPX5-rated nano coating (sweat- and water-resistant).

Special features: This won the red dot award honorable mention for design in 2015

Average rating:
(68%) (121 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(62%) (593 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(70%) (3648 reviews)   

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%) (586 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%) (639 reviews over 3 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:
(76%) (165 reviews over 3 sources)   

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).

Average rating:
(63%) (185 reviews over 3 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:
(51%) (42 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(57%) (892 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (248 reviews over 2 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:
(71%) (2092 reviews over 4 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%) (576 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:
(77%) (215 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(75%) (653 reviews over 4 sources)   

Special features: Power-saving mode,

Average rating:
(80%) (5716 reviews over 3 sources)   

Special features: NFC

Average rating:
(82%) (525 reviews over 2 sources)   

Special features: Redial, voice dialing

Average rating:
(74%) (888 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(76%) (840 reviews over 2 sources)   

Average rating:
(78%) (1539 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(80%) (2859 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(78%) (685 reviews over 3 sources)   

Special features: Auto-pairing

Average rating:
(77%) (425 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Special features: Carrying case doubles as charger

Average rating:
(76%) (1398 reviews over 2 sources)   

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