Here Are The Top 10 Best Stereo Headsets As Of January, 2019

Stereo Bluetooth headphones (headsets with two earpieces) generally come in two wearing styles: over-the-head or behind-the-neck - some models even come with both wearing styles -- but rarely do they come as in-ear Bluetooth earsets. A few of the Bluetooth stereo headset models shown here are even foldable (and unfolding them turns them on).

Stereo headsets are generally used as headphones for music listening but can also serve for a cell phone (provided they include a microphone), especially if you happen to also be a music lover.


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Best Model 2019*
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Because of its overall ranking of 90%, we conclude that the Mpow 059 is currently Alphachooser's best stereo headset 2019. Alphachooser also concludes that our sample of 16544 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that prompts us to name it a "no-brainer best choice."

Average rating:
(90%) (16544 reviews over 3 sources)   
Second Best
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Because of 4.5 stars derived from 659 reviews, here is what we consider second best stereo headset. * This choice (and the following members of this best stereo headset models list), is based on a full aggregation of hundreds of stereo headset reviews from around the web.

Average rating:
(86%) (659 reviews over 5 sources)   
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Speaker diameter: 10mm

Average rating:
(85%) (895 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Average rating:
(85%) (370 reviews over 2 sources)   
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The wireless version of the original Skullcandy Grind, this Bluetooth headset provides stereo music enhanced by Supreme Sound audio, features a 12-hour working time, and, like many other headsets in its subcategory, is capable of wired use through its 3.5mm audio plug.

Average rating:
(85%) (289 reviews over 3 sources)   
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#6
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4
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This Class 1 Bluetooth headset, which sports an Apple W1 chip under the hood, justifies its hefty $300 dollar price tag through its loaded feature set which includes 40 hours of battery life, dual beam-forming microphones, noise isolation, and Fast Fuel, which gives three hours of use from a 5-minute charge.

Average rating:
(83%) (3892 reviews over 5 sources)   
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#7
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4
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Cardo's rider-friendly Bluetooth headset with a built-in FM radio tuner, allowing up to 15 simultaneous users on its DMC (Dynamic Meshwork Communication) network, and staying connected through its 1.6-kilometer intercom range.

Average rating:
(84%) (234 reviews over 3 sources)   
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#8
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Like the Phaiser BHS-730, this Bluetooth headset is protected from sweat through its Liquipel nano coating, but it has additional specs under its belt -- namely, ear tips that are made from Comply T-400 M memory foam (which apparently helps reduce background noise) and a "tougher" aviation-grade alloy made up of aluminum and magnesium on its body.

Average rating:
(82%) (6930 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#9
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4
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The ActivBuds S-300 uses CVC 6.0 technology to cancel noise and is protected from water by an IPX5 rating, but it has slightly-lower longevity specs (at seven hours of talk and playback) than most other Bluetooth headsets.

Average rating:
(82%) (682 reviews)   
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This Bluetooth headset does come with a number of pro-worthy specs, headlined by active noise cancellation, and which also includes a working time of 24 hours, six months of stand-by at the maximum, and an operating coverage of 100 meters.

Speaker diameter: 40mm

Average rating:
(82%) (647 reviews over 5 sources)   

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This iPX5-rated (water and sweat-resistant) addition to Erato Audio's Bluetooth headset lineup offers the usual set of specs for a small earbud, like its 4-hour 3D surround sound playback time for two hours of charging, a 7-hour talk time, and a portable charging case (up to 700mAh).

Speaker diameter: 5.8mm

Average rating:
(80%) (13 reviews)   

This sweatproof (IPX5) Bluetooth headset's ability to play music using various modes (super bass voice, pop music, and alt voice) seems like a breath of fresh air, considering how common (but still relatively appealing, nonetheless) its other specs -- namely 6th generation CVC noise reduction and aptX audio -- are.

Average rating:
(56%) (25 reviews)   

With a size configuration based on 2000 pinnas (external part of the ear), this lightweight Bluetooth headset claims to deliver HD audio with specs like a Bluetooth technology of 4.1 and a range of 10 feet.

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

This lightweight sport Bluetooth headset comes with speaker drivers that are almost twice the size of regular ones, at 14.2mm, and packs in specs like a built-in MEMS omni directional microphone, an IPX5 rating for water resistance, and a 6-hour playback time.

Speaker diameter: 14.2 (Comply diaphragm)mm

Average rating:
(74%) (95 reviews)   

This 8-ounce over-the-head folding Bluetooth headset, claiming to provide 6-hour playbacks with deep and accurate bass, comes with specs like a micro SD slot (to play audio files even without a connection), a 3.5mm port (for low-battery incidents), and a radio receiver.

Average rating:
(76%) (4139 reviews over 2 sources)   

Average rating:
(66%) (1029 reviews over 2 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(54%) (149 reviews over 2 sources)   
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Average rating:
(60%) (3999 reviews over 7 sources)   

This 0.3-ounce Liquipel-coated Bluetooth headset boasts an aviation-grade aluminum-magnesium alloy construction, magnets on each end of its earbuds that snap together to prevent tangling, and a 5-hour music playback time.

Average rating:
(82%) (17902 reviews)   

The LNKOO BTH102 makes its specs list special by sporting touch-sensitive controls, but without this feature, this Bluetooth headset is just like any other noise-cancelling mono device -- with a rather poor battery life (six hours of talking and 192 hours of stand-by) to boot.

Average rating:
(68%) (195 reviews)   

a classy-looking Bluetooth headset from LG's Tone series showcasing a premium metallic finish, retractable earbuds with a dedicated retract button for each side, Harman Kardon Sound audio enhancement, a 16-hour talk time and 10.5 hours of music playback, but apparently lacking any kind of water/sweat-protection.

Average rating:
(68%) (1870 reviews over 3 sources)   

This around-the-neck Bluetooth headset that works either with an over- or under-the-ear fit, was meant to be an upgrade from JayBird's X2, both specs- and design-wise. Although it is recharged using a USB 2.0 cable, it comes with a small charging clip, connecting the cable to its inline remote, which creates a distinctive charging system.

Speaker diameter: 6mm

Average rating:
(66%) (4100 reviews over 4 sources)   

The P6 Bluetooth headset comes equipped with specs like a TF card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack for non-Bluetooth listening, which is not surprising considering how power-inefficient it appears to be -- lasting for only 30 hours on stand-by despite having a moderately-respectable 300mAh battery (which Sound Intone claims is explosion-proof).

Speaker diameter: 40 (Neodymium)mm

Average rating:
(74%) (1474 reviews)   

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.

Speaker diameter: 40 (neodymium)mm

Average rating:
(69%) (88 reviews over 4 sources)   

The SX-991 is a typical folding around-the-neck Bluetooth headset that offers otherwise impressive specs and features like interchangeable voice prompts (Chinese/English) that also notify users when they are out of range, 16 hours of playback time, and 18 hours of talk time (among the longest capacities we usually see).

  

Lexin's weatherproof Bluetooth headset aimed for motorcycle aficionados which uses a 6-way intercom system with a range of 1000 meters, and works continuously up to eight hours on a full charge, but only offers a below-average stand-by time of roughly 6 days.

Average rating:
(75%) (233 reviews over 3 sources)   

A fitness-oriented Bluetooth headset with active noise cancelling and multi-point Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity up to two devices, managing a somewhat short 6-hour music playback time, and built-in ear-hooks securing the earbuds in place during movement.

Average rating:
(76%) (6563 reviews)   

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (11 reviews)   

A Bluetooth headset integrated in a pair of sunglasses, boasting removable earbuds, capacitive touch controls, a carrying case, but apparently supplying an average 8-hour music playback and 128-hour stand-by time.

Average rating:
(82%) (10 reviews)   

A 2014 Bluetooth headset Kickstarter project by Earin, coming with specs like sweat-, splash- and water-resistant earbuds, balanced armature speakers, and 11 hours of playback, this pair of truly-wireless earbuds, weighing less than average, at 3.5 grams, comes with an aluminum capsule for storing and portable charging.

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

While its talk time stands at the standard value of 8 hours, the Beyution BT513 stereo Bluetooth headset is packed with audio-centric features like a 3.5 mm aux plug, a 40 mm Neodymium driver which is meant to deliver full-range audio, and passive 15dB noise reduction.

Speaker diameter: 40 (neodynium)mm

Average rating:
(76%) (4352 reviews)   

This waterproof motorcycle Bluetooth headset which come either with hard or soft wire cables has typical performance specs with a 10-hour playback, a knob for volume control, and a wireless intercom range of 2625 feet.

Average rating:
(64%) (22 reviews over 2 sources)   

This 4th generation Bluetooth headset from the Turbine series seems to focus on music-related specs, which include a 16-hour playback time, a USB type-C audio jack, and Advanced Noise Cancellation -- but it also offers aesthetic value.

Speaker diameter: 57mm

Average rating:
(75%) (1069 reviews over 2 sources)   

A Bluetooth headset from Bluedio's Turbine series pushing audio through two folding 16-Ohm speakers, fully charging its batteries in just two hours, lasting two months on standby, and generating a longer-than-average 40-hour music playback time.

Average rating:
(80%) (11066 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(74%) (9 reviews)   

Nano-coated like most sweat-resistant Bluetooth headsets (this model uses Liquipel) for an IPX4-rated protection, using CVC 6.0 technology handles noise cancellation, and riding an 80mAh battery gives it a 6-hour talk time.

Average rating:
(79%) (6658 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(70%) (930 reviews over 2 sources)   

A simple around-the-neck Bluetooth headset with a music equalizer, operating with Bluetooth 3.0 specs and lithium ion batteries and offering a range of 150 feet, a standby time of 17 days and 10 hours of talk time.

Average rating:
(80%) (43 reviews over 4 sources)   

The BTH240 Bluetooth headset upgrades the 220's battery specs -- now sporting 10 hours of usage time and 200 hours of stand-by (as opposed to the latter's eight and 150 hours, respectively) -- but has the same rather-obsolete Bluetooth version (2.1).

Average rating:
(79%) (6709 reviews over 3 sources)   

Retro-looking headset that boasts of CD-quality audio and protection against moisture.

Average rating:
(62%) (180 reviews over 3 sources)   

Sports behind-the-neck headset with a rare frequency range of 5Hz to 25kHz (the lowest value is typically more around 10 or 20) with a 7-hour run-time and sweat and water resistance, but apparently without a specific ruggedness rating.

Speaker diameter: 11 (dynamic)mm

Average rating:
(61%) (697 reviews over 4 sources)   

Apart from the usual specs like noise cancellation (through Advanced Noise Control), 12 hours of talk time, and a 2953-foot intercom range, the Sena SMH10 is capable of music-sharing and being connected to a maximum of three other intercom headsets.

Average rating:
(82%) (532 reviews over 3 sources)   

Sweat-proof headset with over/under ear fitting options and seemingly lower skipping.

Average rating:
(70%) (7090 reviews over 3 sources)   

A rugged stereo headset with an FM radio and workout feedback applications.

Average rating:
(56%) (1335 reviews over 3 sources)   

A custom fit wireless stereo headset that is also designed to be sweat proof.

Average rating:
(66%) (1950 reviews over 3 sources)   

Tangle-free headset with rubberized buttons and a feature that reduces listener fatigue.

Average rating:
(60%) (107 reviews over 2 sources)   

Stereo headset with a bass enhancement system and earbuds that can be attached to its neckband using magnets.

Average rating:
(78%) (16601 reviews over 4 sources)   

A foldable stereo headphone and phone headset with a carrying pouch.

Average rating:
(78%) (6571 reviews over 4 sources)   

This headset allows the user to make clear calls through its Bluetooth feature. It can also be folded into a compact size, making it handy for travelers.

Average rating:
(69%) (337 reviews over 3 sources)   

Stereo Bluetooth headset with a focus on music playback.

Average rating:
(72%) (2667 reviews over 3 sources)   

Bluetooth headset with a tangle-free cord and a technology that aims to reduce listener fatigue.

Average rating:
(62%) (1686 reviews over 3 sources)   

Average rating:
(64%) (71 reviews over 2 sources)   

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