Here Are The Top 10 Best NFC Bluetooth Headsets 2021
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 92%, we determined that the Sony XB900N is, as of now, Alphachooser's best NFC Bluetooth headset 2021. We also believe that our 15458 reviews sampled across multiple sources give us a high
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Weight: 254.0 grams
Rather lightweight (at 8.3 ounces compared to other headphones), this NFC Bluetooth headset banks on specs like a 20-hour music playback time that can be extended by 2.5 hours with a 15-minute charge, and a battery life of 40 hours on a wired mode
Weight: 235.3 grams
Weight: 195 grams
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
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
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
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
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 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
Weight: 385.6 grams
Weight: 274 grams
More NFC Bluetooth headsets, sorted by the latest model first:
Weight: 17 (77 for the charging case) grams
Weight: 180.0 grams
Weight: 8.3 grams
Weight: 5.4 (35.5g for the charging case) grams
Weight: 50.7 grams
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Weight: 312 grams
Weight: 148.0 grams
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
Aside from being compatible with NFC devices, the Sony MDR-XB80BS markets itself as a user-friendly Bluetooth headset by banking on its IPX5 rating (even claiming that it is "washable") and bass-enhancing feature -- but its longevity specs (200 hours of stand-by and seven hours of usage) are obviously not the best.
Weight: 26.9 grams
Weight: 43.1 grams
Weight: 130.1 grams
Weight: 227 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
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 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 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
One of many models to offer easy pairing (NFC), this mono Bluetooth headset (v3.0) also adds an 8-hour talk time and, using two microphones, noise reduction and echo cancellation.
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
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
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: 241.6 grams
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
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: 235 grams
Weight: 215 grams
Weight: 9.9 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
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
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