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.
Given its compound ranking of 87%, we determined that the Bose SoundLink 2 is, as of now, Alphachooser's best NFC Bluetooth headset 2019. We also believe that our 3128 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: 149.4 grams
|Average rating: (87%) (3128 reviews over 7 sources)|
With its star rating of 4.5 averaged from 180 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.
The Sony WH-H900N Bluetooth headset boasts convenience-enhancing tricks like a quick attention feature and an ambient sound mode, all while having the basic specs covered -- with a 28-hour working time (with noise cancellation turned on) that comes at the price of a relatively-long 6-hour charging time.
Weight: 290.0 grams
|Average rating: (86%) (180 reviews over 5 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%) (1430 reviews over 4 sources)|
This NFC-enabled Bluetooth headset by Avantree offers a music playback time of up to 40 hours, an auto-switching feature, and an option to use it as a wired headset (it comes with an audio cable).
Weight: 180 grams
|Average rating: (88%) (545 reviews over 2 sources)|
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%) (910 reviews over 5 sources)|
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)|
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: (72%) (13 reviews over 2 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%) (360 reviews over 4 sources)|
Weight: 35 grams
|Average rating: (73%) (248 reviews over 4 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%) (235 reviews over 4 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: (76%) (59 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)|
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%) (662 reviews over 6 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
Weight: 130.1 grams
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
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
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
IP57 water- & sweat-proof sports Bluetooth headset with Hubble Connect to locate it if lost, and battery specs that include 30 days of stand-by time and 12 hours of music playback
Weight: 40 grams
The Platinum Bluetooth headset, from the LG Tone line, highlights audio enhancements like Harman Kardon Platinum sound and Qualcomm AptX on top of its other features like retractable earbuds, balanced armature speaker technology, and 10 and 11 hours of talk and playback time, respectively.
Weight: 58.1 grams
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
This Bluetooth headset comes with a Qi wireless charger and is equipped with adaptive noise cancellation, a proximity sensor, the Parrot Zik app, and a below-average 6-hour working time which can be extended to up to 18 hours by using the included audio cable and switching to Airplane mode.
Weight: 275 grams
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
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.
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
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
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
The Jabra Eclipse is narrow (24.82mm) and lightweight (5.5 grams) but offers a rather low 72 hours of standby -- and it supports NFC pairing.
Weight: 5.5 (charging case 35 grams; total 40.5 grams) grams
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Weight: 7.9 grams
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Weight: 215 grams
Weight: 9.9 grams
High-end Bluetooth headset with voice prompts, ultra-light design and easy and contactless pairing.
Weight: 11 grams
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
Jabra's driver-friendly Bluetooth headset, featuring a folding boom microphone as its power switch and designed to attach to an optional headband, promoting voice controls, touch-pairing through NFC with Bluetooth 3.0, and giving users a close-to-average 15-day standby time.
Bluetooth headset that lets you take or finish calls by flipping the microphone extension.
High-definition audio headset with voice-commanded texting and multipoint connection.
A tiny wireless device that comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. Its cradle doubles as a charger.