Here Are The Top 10 Best NFC Bluetooth Headsets 2019

With sales of Bluetooth headsets not slowing down, and NFC adoption rising as more devices are equipped with it, NFC Bluetooth headsets represent a step up in wireless headsets that should increasingly become more and more common.

A key advantage of NFC over Bluetooth is connection time. Unlike with Bluetooth, where the user has to go through several steps like turning it on, making devices discoverable, scanning for devices, and inputting a password, pairing via NFC requires only that both devices be brought within close proximity (around 4 cm). NFC Bluetooth headsets utilize the best of both worlds by establishing a connection via the split-second pairing of NFC, then turning the connection over to Bluetooth, which has the greater range (up to 33 feet or more).

If you already own a smartphone with NFC, consider making your next wireless earpiece a NFC Bluetooth headset.


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Given its compound ranking of 88%, we determined that the bose quietcomfort 35 is, as of now, Alphachooser's best NFC Bluetooth headset 2019. We also believe that our 5910 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."

Weight: 235.3 grams

Average rating:
(88%) (5910 reviews over 5 sources)   
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With its star rating of 4.5 averaged from 4264 reviews, here is second best NFC Bluetooth headset. * Btw, our choices are based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of NFC Bluetooth headset reviews from across the web.

Heading this Bluetooth headset's specs list are a 15-hour playback time, a fast-charge feature (15 minutes of charging for two hours of playback), and the Bose Connect feature, which apparently aids in establishing connections.

Weight: 149.4 grams

Average rating:
(87%) (4264 reviews over 8 sources)   
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This premium-class Bluetooth headset from Sony unsurprisingly sports promising specs and features, which include adaptive sound control, sound optimization based on atmospheric pressure (for in-flight use, in particular), a 38-hour music playback time (30 hours if noise cancellation is turned on), and touch controls.

Weight: 275.0 grams

Average rating:
(85%) (1399 reviews over 3 sources)   
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The 100ABN Bluetooth headset builds its music-oriented portfolio through features like aptX and high-res audio support, Beat response control technology for "low-end focused music styles", AI which automatically selects the level of noise cancellation based on ambient noise, and 20 hours of music playback which, to no surprise, requires a relatively-longer charging time of six hours.

Average rating:
(84%) (924 reviews over 6 sources)   
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Weight: 227 grams

Average rating:
(83%) (698 reviews over 5 sources)   
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Average rating:
(82%) (1300 reviews over 4 sources)   
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Weight: 349.3 grams

Average rating:
(84%) (293 reviews over 5 sources)   
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The NFC-enabled Sony MDR-XB950B1 promises an enhanced bass experience (compared to the average Bluetooth headset), an option for wired use, and a better-than-most usage time of 18 hours -- although its 200-hour stand-by is unfortunately not as satisfactory as its other specs.

Weight: 280 grams

Average rating:
(81%) (1620 reviews over 5 sources)   
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Weight: 148.0 grams

Average rating:
(81%) (876 reviews over 4 sources)   
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Weight: 290 grams

Average rating:
(80%) (715 reviews over 4 sources)   

The Sony h.ear in 2 has a sound-enhancing DSEE HX feature, an 8-hour working time, and high-resolution audio support in its arsenal of specs, but its vibrating neckband is perhaps the most unique thing that sets it apart from other Bluetooth headsets.

Weight: 32.9 grams

Average rating:
(70%) (17 reviews over 3 sources)   

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The Sony WH-H800's 24-hour battery life will likely impress audiophiles on its own, but other specs, such as support for high-resolution audio, NFC capability, and a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX feature make it appear like an even more promising Bluetooth headset.

Weight: 180.0 grams

Average rating:
(78%) (48 reviews over 3 sources)   

This Sony WF-1000X Bluetooth headset may not have the best battery specs (like most other cord-free models), but its 3-hour single-charge working time is supplemented by features like an ambient sound mode, NFC support, and adaptive sound control.

Weight: 6.8 grams

Average rating:
(57%) (527 reviews over 5 sources)   
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Weight: 35 grams

Average rating:
(72%) (254 reviews over 5 sources)   

Aside from a sophisticated-sounding atmospheric pressure-optimizing feature, the Sony WI-1000X also offers an ambient sound mode, a comparatively-lengthy (compared to most other Bluetooth headsets' specs) 13-hour maximum playback time, and only 100 hours of stand-by (with the noise-cancelling option turned off).

Weight: 61.0 grams

Average rating:
(78%) (259 reviews over 6 sources)   

This NFC stereo Bluetooth headset banks on its specs, which include a three-hour charging time yielding up to 24 hours of music playback time, a talk time of 20 hours, and a notable stand-by time of one month -- put aside special features to alert you of talking while muted and to let you hear ambient noise while wearing the earpieces.

Weight: 288.9 grams

Average rating:
(78%) (64 reviews over 5 sources)   

Offering specs including a slightly above average talk time of ten hours and a satisfactory stand-by time of 10 days on a two-hour charge, this classic mono Bluetooth headset with NFC features an auto-pairing at first time start-up within the range of 33 feet.

Weight: 9.6 grams

Average rating:
(77%) (154 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Having an additional two hours of talk time compared to its predecessor, the Boom 2 Plus Bluetooth headset boasts specs including a mid-range talk time of nine hours, an almost average stand-by time of 240 minutes, a battery charge of 15 minutes yielding up to 2.5 hours of call and has IP54 coating, which protects it from light rain, dust, or sweat.

Weight: 45.4 grams

Average rating:
(62%) (591 reviews)   

This NFC Bluetooth headset boasts an approximate six hours of talk time, various wearing styles (in-ear gel, over-ear hook, or a combination), and a feature that lets you flip the boom to answer a call.

Weight: 9 grams

Average rating:
(63%) (663 reviews over 6 sources)   

Weight: 312 grams

Average rating:
(80%) (177 reviews over 2 sources)   
Average rating:
(78%) (505 reviews over 4 sources)   

The SoundSport Pulse, as its name suggests, sells its built-in heart rate monitor to the athletics-loving crowd -- all while also offering specs like an unimpressive 5-hour working time, NFC support, and Bluetooth version 4.2 (which is still uncommon among mid-2017 Bluetooth headsets).

Weight: 23.0 grams

Average rating:
(76%) (4934 reviews over 4 sources)   

Joining the group of high-priced Bluetooth headsets, this IPX2-rated single earbud is packed with features and specs like echo cancelling, motion control (yes/no through head movements), multi-lingual voice control, and a 4-hour playback. Sadly, it is not compatible with iOS devices.

Weight: 6.6 grams

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

Weight: 130.1 grams

Average rating:
(79%) (453 reviews over 5 sources)   

Weighing only 0.76 oz, this lightweight splash-proof in-ear Bluetooth headset is NFC-capable and equipped with specs like 12mm drivers and neodymium magnets, which Sony claims to create a powerful sound experience, especially for bass-heavy listeners.

Weight: 21.5 grams

Average rating:
(71%) (797 reviews over 3 sources)   

A lightweight at 0.8 ounces, this sports NFC Bluetooth headset features specs like its six hours of music playback time in a two-hour charge, three different sizes of StayHear+ ear tips, and an in-line mic to remote design.

Weight: 22.7 grams

Average rating:
(75%) (6263 reviews over 6 sources)   

Despite having specs that may seem more of an inconvenience, such as its three hours of charging time, this around-the-neck Bluetooth headset, weighing only 2.3 ounces, is equipped with a manual noise cancellation system that complements its 10 hours of playback time. It is also capable of Music Share which allows two different users to listen to the same audio file simultaneously.

Weight: 65.2 grams

Average rating:
(68%) (2024 reviews over 7 sources)   

This mono Bluetooth headset is noted for its durability, offering water- and dust-resistance (IP54-certified), five years of warranty, and a 6-hour talk time.

Weight: 10 grams

Average rating:
(69%) (196 reviews over 4 sources)   

This lightweight (but hefty by mono model standards, at 20 grams) Bluetooth headset banks on specs like its seven-hour talk time with 90 minutes of charging, six layers of Windsmart and dual-capacitive smart sensor technology, and a charging case that boosts its talk time by 14 hours.

Weight: 20 grams

Average rating:
(81%) (496 reviews over 5 sources)   

Among the top of its category, this over-the-head Bluetooth headset offers up to 30 hours of wireless music playback, a corded option (3.5mm AUX cable), and HD audio.

Weight: 256 grams

Average rating:
(73%) (134 reviews over 2 sources)   

This stereo Bluetooth headset puts a 20-hour cordless music time (when Active Noise Cancelling is off, 10 hours with ANC) at the top of its list of features, which also includes ear-cup touch controls, 40mm dual-layered drivers, and Ultra-High-Quality (UHQ) audio.

Average rating:
(72%) (226 reviews over 4 sources)   

The Motorola Boom, a 39.54mm-long (49.72mm when boom mic is flipped open) Bluetooth headset, offers a specs list that includes up to six hours of talk time, a 300-foot Bluetooth range, and an auto-off/on feature, which automatically turns off the phone when its boom mic is flipped and shuts it off when folded back in.

Weight: 9 (with ear-tip & hook) grams

Average rating:
(72%) (1205 reviews over 6 sources)   

The FreedConn COLO-RC, which can pair three Bluetooth headsets and support duplex intercom between two bikers at one time, has mostly mid-level specs such as a 3281-foot intercom range, 10 hours of phone calls, and five hours of intercom.

Weight: 82.2 grams

Average rating:
(80%) (11 reviews)   
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As of its release the BT 100 NC was the only Bluetooth headset from Phiaton that was equipped with both an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance and active noise and echo cancellation -- in addition to other features like aptX, an included Everplay-x cable, and respectable talk and stand-by times of 11 and 220 hours, although the use of the noise-cancelling feature considerably shortens the the device's longevity.

Weight: 34.8 grams

Average rating:
(62%) (266 reviews over 4 sources)   

This NFC-enabled mono headset has a typical 7-hour talk time and a noise supression of 83 to 91% of ambient noise, which is a tad less than what other VXi models can achieve.

Weight: 16.4 grams

Average rating:
(75%) (354 reviews over 6 sources)   

The XB650BT Bluetooth headset is the mid-range model from the Sony Extra Bass line, featuring the noise-cancelling Bass Booster technology, aptX, and above-average working and stand-by times of 30 and 300 hours, respectively -- which unsurprisingly also entails twice the battery charging time

Weight: 189.9 grams

Average rating:
(79%) (2211 reviews over 9 sources)   

A 2200-Ohm speaker impedance stands out most in this Bluetooth headset's specs list that also features one-touch pairing (NFC) and a 17-hour music time.

Weight: 240.1 grams

Average rating:
(81%) (1173 reviews over 6 sources)   

Touch control panels along with approximately 30 hours of music streaming are some of the key factors of this 11-ounce Bluetooth headset's list of features.

Weight: 299.9 grams

Average rating:
(78%) (86 reviews over 2 sources)   

The MDR-ZX330BT Bluetooth headset could be noted for its music playback time (30 hours) and its 30mm ferrite-magnet drivers.

Weight: 150.0 grams

Average rating:
(79%) (1053 reviews over 6 sources)   

A 13-hour music time (19 hours with noise cancellation off) and NFC capability are two of this Bluetooth headset's key features, as well as its included audio cable (Sony says it provides a better sound) and a bass-distortion-control system.

Weight: 244.9 grams

Average rating:
(80%) (896 reviews over 2 sources)   

This IP55 certified headset caters to the fitness crowd with Trackfit, connects easily with NFC, and offers up to 330 minutes of music playback.

Weight: 15.9 grams

Average rating:
(57%) (239 reviews over 5 sources)   

A headset with NoiseGard (noise cancelling) and the aptX codec, the Sennheiser Momentum wireless offers what the manufacturer describes as crystal-clear sound, 22 hours of unplugged usage, and a detachable 3.5 mm audio cable.

Weight: 265 grams

Average rating:
(80%) (900 reviews over 4 sources)   

The Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless is a foldable Bluetooth 4.0 headset that has a touchable or slidable control panel and a 1.2-meter-long 3.5mm audio cable, meant to prolong its 25-hour music time.

Average rating:
(79%) (330 reviews over 4 sources)   
Average rating:
(54%) (643 reviews over 4 sources)   

This Philippe Starck-designed music headset mixes advanced music features (Concert Hall effect, 5-band equalizer) with a control system that replace the usual buttons with a speaker-integrated touch pad.

Weight: 270 grams

Average rating:
(68%) (617 reviews over 3 sources)   

This Bluetooth headset, which leans toward the sporty end with IPX4 water resistance, can play music continuously for around 4.5 hours with its 6mm dynamic drivers=.

Weight: 16 (without arc supporters) grams

Average rating:
(66%) (59 reviews over 2 sources)   

Aside from echo cancellation, touch controls, and above-average playback and talk times (at 15 and 20 hours, respectively), JBL also equipped the S400BT with a 3.5 mm audio jack that enables it to function both as a wireless and wired Bluetooth headset.

Average rating:
(80%) (18 reviews over 4 sources)   

This Bluetooth 4.0 mono headset targets fleet drivers with a 95% noise reduction claim, NFC contact-less pairing and 24 hours of talk time.

Weight: 77.1 grams

Average rating:
(77%) (1326 reviews over 6 sources)   

A big headset (340 grams is more than most headphones we have seen!) connecting with either an Apple audio cable or Bluetooth, with an automatic play/pause feature and up to one day of music streaming.

Weight: 340 grams

Average rating:
(81%) (2238 reviews over 4 sources)   

Despite a small frame and weight (0.28 oz.), this NFC-enabled mono headset has a talk time of six hours (just below the average) and a decent 10-day standby time.

Average rating:
(71%) (878 reviews over 6 sources)   

Weight: 215 grams

Average rating:
(74%) (427 reviews over 3 sources)   

Weight: 9.9 grams

Average rating:
(73%) (746 reviews over 6 sources)   

High-end Bluetooth headset with voice prompts, ultra-light design and easy and contactless pairing.

Weight: 11 grams

Average rating:
(72%) (301 reviews over 3 sources)   

Bluetooth 4.0 mono headset featuring an MFI chipset for Apple compatibility, NFC (easy connection by touching), Multipoint (up to eight devices), and seven hours of talk time.

Weight: 17.3 grams

Average rating:
(59%) (1226 reviews over 6 sources)   

High-definition audio headset with voice-commanded texting and multipoint connection.

Average rating:
(45%) (10 reviews over 2 sources)   

A tiny wireless device that comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. Its cradle doubles as a charger.

Average rating:
(60%) (132 reviews over 3 sources)   

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