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The Best Bluetooth Headsets for iPhone 4, 5, or 6

Updated on November 30, 2015

What Bluetooth Headsets are ideal for Your iPhone?

If you are wondering which bluetooth headsets work best with iPhone then look no further. I have reviewed several different products that perform well but also have great owner reviews. There are many reasons why owning a bluetooth device is crucial. Today, this technology is becoming a necessity as some states have a hands free while driving law (which means the only way you can talk on your phone is through a headset or built in device that comes with your car). Even if the state doesn't have a law, it is still something drivers should consider as a communication device.

Another reason why you'll want to own at least one pair of bluetooth headphones for iPhone is because holding a cell phone to your ear for extended periods of time is uncomfortable. Freeing your hands so that you can accomplish other tasks and errands is the top reason why most people are willing to spend a little extra money for a small device that will go with them even as they upgrade to the latest versions on the iPhone.

Getting a Top Rated iPhone Bluetooth Headset on Amazon

There are actually many different bluetooth headsets that integrate easily with the iPhone. Below are just a few that are very popular right now. It's now possible to combine excellent sound quality with affordable price options with these headset models.

Stereo Bluetooth Headsets For iPhone

Are you ready to ditch that old wired headset? Tired of being tethered to your iPhone with cords that get tangled on everything? If you enjoy listening to music on your iPhone and don't want to sacrifice the rich quality of the high and low tones, then stereo headphones are ideal. They even allow you to answer your phone when it rings by pausing your music and prioritizing the most important task (your phone call).

These incredibly useful gadgets run off of rechargeable batteries that offer plenty of playback time before you have to get them juiced up again (sometimes up to 10+ hours). My pair of Kinivo BTH220 bluetooth headphones (reviewed below) keep the battery power for such a long time that I rarely have to recharge the battery.

Kinivo BTH220 - Affordable and Great Microphone

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling
Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling

The Kinivo headset (BTH220) incorporates a unique design into high performance bluetooth earphones for iPhone. You can also use it with basically any other bluetooth enabled device such as Android phones, Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, etc.), and gaming systems (XBox, PS3, etc.).

One major benefit to owning the Kinivo headphones is the ability to easily control the on/off function, simple pairing process, and playback/volume controls directly from the headset. I use this feature (with the button easily accessible on the side) to pause and start a podcast or music after I get distracted by something.

The Kinivio BTH220 is affordable and an excellent option for listening to music on the go or even using it to answer your phone. The headset fits along the back of your head, they fold up nicely for storage, and the best part is they are wireless.

 

LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset (HBS-700) Review

One of the all time top selling headphones on Amazon

Over 1,000 5 star reviews on Amazon is good evidence that the LG HBS-700 Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds works well for iPhone. The HBS-700 has mastered a few things including a super comfortable headset that is versatile in many situations and environments (even while exercising). Many people who own these headphones mention that they sometimes forget it is even on their head.

LG HBS 700W Bluetooth Headset

Benefits:

  • Excellent battery life
  • Identifiable buttons and controls
  • Incredible sound quality for both phone and stereo
  • Background noise suppression

GOgroove AirBAND Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone and Onboard Controls - Works with Apple iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M9 & More
GOgroove AirBAND Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone and Onboard Controls - Works with Apple iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M9 & More

GoGroove headphones provide a nicely padded headset that offers up to 8 hours of music playback on each charge. It also adjusts to get that nice snug fit.

Additional Features and Benefits:

- Quick and simple pairing process

- A three year warranty (just in case)

- Great quality sound

 

Compact Headsets for iPhone

Compact bluetooth headsets are great for on the go talking (such as driving, walking around, running around, and working around the house) with your iPhone. Because they are so small, these headsets are really lightweight and not that noticeable to both the user and those around them.

These compact headsets have really improved over the past few years. Some of the enhancements have been the ability to minimize outside noise like wind and other people talking in the background. Other upgrades include making a better fitting earpiece and increasing the sound quality.

Motorola HX550 Universal Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black
Motorola HX550 Universal Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black

The Motorola HX550 is possibly one of the most talked about compact bluetooth headsets for iPhone I found online. It has a couple of useful features that you might like to know about such as noise cancelling, extra long battery life, flip to connect and more.

Why it's so popular:

- Customizable for the best fit (three configurations)

- Uses voice to convert to text messages (very useful if driving in the car and needing to send a text without having to use your hands).

- Noise cancellation

- Simple voice guided instructions for setting up bluetooth with iPhone

 

Other Motorola Bluetooth Headsets

Motorola headsets continue to be one of the most popular around. They sync easily to the iPhone and call clarity is incredible.

The H720 is one that is super easy to use and phone quality is great. It's also really compact and provides a lightweight and discreet solution.

The battery life is fantastic, giving you up to 8 hours talk time in a single charge.


Video Review of the Plantronics Voyager Pro+

Plantronics M165 Marque Headset Review
Plantronics M165 Marque Headset Review

Plantronics Marque 2 (M165) - Ultralight Headset

Plantronics has a distinct design and a large suite of features. The battery life is also a formidable asset, as I typically keep my bluetooth on for long periods of time and I don't like to constantly feel like I need to recharge it.

With the Plantronics Marque 2 you get a high tech headset at a bargain price. This headset features some advanced technology including:

  • Dual microphones for reducing wind noise and other outside distractions
  • Vocalyst - tool which lets you do all the important things like updating Facebook, checking your email or see what the weather will be like today
  • Easily listen to music on the go with super fast bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • Simple voice commands with give you the ability to answer or not answer a call by just speaking to the headset
  • Instant meeting reminder alerts you of upcoming meetings or appointments

See the Plantronics Marque 2 headset sale price here

Series 2 by Bose

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 - Right Ear
Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 - Right Ear

Top of the line, best quality headset, backed by Bose great reputation for incredible quality audio. This model is designed to allow you to hear better even if the outside noise is increasing. Small and lightweight design fits easily and comfortably on your ear.

Highlights of the Bose Series 2 Headset:

- Reduced background noise when making calls

- Connects also to GPS unit to provide directions

- Excellent customer service that Bose uses to make any repairs if you ever need them

- Great design and comfortable fit

 

Bose Bluetooth Products on eBay - Save a few bucks on a Bose product by getting it on eBay

Yes, Bose products are generally more expensive than everything else out there. I have tried this particular model and if you are a major Bose fan you might want to get it. But if you want a bluetooth that is more affordable and can do without a couple of bells and whistles, try one of the other brands above or consider purchasing a used or refurbished one on eBay.

History of Bluetooth

Background of such an amazing technology

Bluetooth first began back in the year of 1998. The technology blueprint or concept was initiated by several companies that wanted to revolutionize the method that devices communicate amongst themselves. Little did they know that this technology would become the mainstay for hugely successful products such as the iPhone. Since the first prototype (known as "1.0"), there have been several iterations, with the most recent being "Bluetooth 4.0"....read more

Feel like seeing another choice for great bluetooth products? - See the Plantronics M50 below for one of the most affordable.

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