What’s the Best Bluetooth Headset? (Asked by Mike From Croydon)

What would you do if i stated I have found a radio accessory piece that isn’t only interesting but informative as well? I knew you wouldn’t believe me, so here it is the enlightening, excellent and fascinating piece

Before I go any further, I should point out that Mike actually emailed saying “PS – don’t flake out on me like you sometimes do!” Bloody cheek! (Don’t worry, I won’t).

OK, Mike. To get the ‘flaking’ part of my answer out of the way nice and early, I have to say that it depends entirely on what you want from a headset. There isn’t much point spending out on an all-singing, all-dancing super-headset if all you want is a basic model, but, by the same token, great quality doesn’t come cheap in the world of electronics.

However, that’s not what you wanted to hear, is it, Mike?

OK, so, here are some of the best Bluetooth headsets that I’ve looked at so far…

The Jawbone Era is one of the best mono devices that I’ve personally seen. Using state of the art audio technology, the Era is a great sounding headset, but the inflated price tag may be a little bit off-putting for some potential buyers. To be honest (although please don’t read ‘honest’ as ‘flaking out’, Mike), this is going to be the pattern for most of the following examples, those that sound great, cost more.

Considerably cheaper is the Plantronics M55, a superb little worker and a bargain at less than half the price of the Era. Of course, it isn’t as good as the aforementioned Jawbone model, but this headset certainly won’t disappoint. Also from Plantronics is the Marque 2 M165, a sleek, dependable little number that also offers great value for money.

If its stereo you’re after, Mike, then the Jabra Clipper is a nice little doohickey, featuring an innovative design that will either impress or infuriate you, depending on how you plan on using it. The Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset is also a great little runner and only costs about £30 (making it the cheapest one featured on this list).

As I initially said, it is totally up to you what sort of headset you want, but I can say that the models listed here have been well reviewed by other tech sites online, as well as myself. Do a web search before you decide which ones to buy though, that way you can ensure that you’re paying out for exactly what you want.