Bluetooth headsets now sound good, thanks to optimizations made to the wireless connection in recent years. Here are the ten best models according to the tests of lab top5net.com.
The headphones of your smartphone or your tablet does not suit you? Replace with a real helmet! And if you do not want to have strings attached, choose a wireless model. There are excellent references from $195 With Bluetooth, they either connect to most mobile devices in the market and even laptops . In addition, some models have buttons to control volume and playback, or take a phone call. Unlike remotes wireframe models, Bluetooth technology allows you to use the commands regardless of the system (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac OS X …).
Circum aural or supra aural?
In the wide range of models, one of the most important criteria for the types of earphone: circum aural or supra aural . Helmets supra aural less space because the headphones are smaller. Accordingly: the pads rest on the ear, which may be less comfortable and less insulating than the models supra aural , the pads surround the ear. To better isolate the noise, some manufacturers incorporate in their helmets a system of active noise reduction, which often proves effective and valuable when using public transport such as train, plane or subway.
Warning to autonomy
Noise reduction and Bluetooth transmission both require a power supply.Helmets therefore boarded a rechargeable battery, typically through a USB cable. We must therefore consider autonomy if one wants to use the headset for long hours. Fortunately, many models reach or exceed 20 hours of continuous use.
Here are the top 5 best models according to the testing lab top5net.com made until June 2016:
5. Sennheiser Urbanite XL
Certainly the Urbanite XL Wireless does not equal the Momentum Wireless (see below) in terms of comfort or sound quality, but it costs $172.99 less and has a high autonomy: 33 hours of operation between two full loads.Sound is pretty nice, especially for listening to music that put low value. We enjoyed the well-designed touch controls, and for wired use the remote control with volume slider supports Android and iOS.
These headphones supra-aural features slightly larger than normal headphones to encompass most ears. It is so well insulated and comfort is all the better. To go for a walk and enjoy 30 hours of non-stop music without being disturbed by noise, the Level One Wireless is a good companion thanks to its satisfactory noise reduction. We also liked the touch control panel located on the right earpiece.
Technology-packed, headset from Plantronics offers a powerful rendering, detailed and good quality Bluetooth or wired. In addition, its battery does take more than 34 hours. Its large headphones type circum-aural (including ears) are good size, well padded and do not unnecessarily rely on the skull bones.Its active noise reduction properly fulfill its task and convenient feature lets you hear outside without removing the headphones.
The wireless version of the Sennheiser Momentum incorporates elements that had hit us on the wired version. Mainly made of leather and metal, this helmet is first nice and solid. In addition, the headphones can be folded for easy carrying in the bag supplied. Then the headset is comfortable to wear and has 20 hours of battery life and a particularly effective noise reduction.Finally, the sound quality is excellent with a good balance between the bass, midrange and treble. An excellent model so … however reserved for the deep pockets.
With these headphones, Bose brings together the wireless and noise reduction technology that the manufacturer mastered, but is not as well used here as its wired models. However, noise reduction demonstrated effectiveness and QuietComfort 35 combines the good points: clean design, excellent battery life (21 hours 50 according to our tests), his detailed and exceptional comfort. Nevertheless Bose charged expertise at a high price: $349.00 for the top model.