Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, and it may be challenging to find the right one that suits you. If we're being honest, most wireless earbuds have awful microphones. Luckily, not all are bad. You just have to know where to look. We've put together a list of wireless earbuds and headphones with great microphones from each major headphone type.
- Convenient conversations: Apple AirPods Pro - White
- Gamers unite: Razer Opus Active Noise Cancelling ANC Wireless Headphones
- Over-ear chats: Soundcore by Anker Life Q30 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Long conversations: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — Over Ear
- Durable chats: Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
- Multiple microphones: Poly Voyager 6200 UC
- Neckbud love: Bose Q30 Wireless Headphones
- Business chat: Poly Voyager Focus 2
- Portable business: Sennheiser Presence Business
Convenient conversations: Apple AirPods Pro - WhiteStaff Pick
The AirPods Pro are among the most popular wireless earbuds on the market. With the convenience of excellent active noise cancelation (ANC), they also deliver some of the best voice and microphone quality on any set of wireless earbuds.
Gamers unite: Razer Opus Active Noise Cancelling ANC Wireless Headphones
Razer knows something about wireless gaming, and the Opus over-ear headphones feature THX certification and excellent ANC for a nice combination when it comes to using the microphone for voice chatting with friends.
Over-ear chats: Soundcore by Anker Life Q30 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
The Soundcore Life Q30 offer great value for what you get when wearing them, and part of that proposition is good mics to keep a conversation going when you need to. Solid ANC performance also helps the cause, and the sound is always consistent.
Long conversations: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — Over Ear
The Bose NCH 700 are a bit more expensive than others on the list but totally worth their asking price. They feature some of the best ANC on the market, solid 20 hours of battery life, and exceptional microphone quality.
Durable chats: Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
These earbuds are already among the best you can find for a number of reasons, and one of their best supporting assets is that they can take your calls and sound good doing it. With IP57 durability, you can also keep talking in various conditions.
Multiple microphones: Poly Voyager 6200 UC
The Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC use four omnidirectional microphones to ensure voice quality is superb on both ends. ANC drowns out the background enough to keep it that way, and the neckband design ensures additional comfort.
Neckbud love: Bose Q30 Wireless Headphones
If you prefer neckbuds, the Bose QC30 offer the best microphone in their class. Also, at that price, it's hard to say no.
Business chat: Poly Voyager Focus 2
ANC headphones don't typically have great microphones, but the Voyager Focus 2 are certainly an exception to that rule. They use a USB dongle to achieve the wireless connection, so it's ideal for business folk who take conference calls.
Portable business: Sennheiser Presence Business
Single bud business headsets went by the wayside years ago, but they still leave your other ear free to hear the environment around you. The Sennheiser Presence Business headset offers excellent microphone quality and ultra-portability.
Go with what fits your style
Choosing wireless headphones that have a great microphone can be tough, especially if this is your first time looking at wireless headphones. There are so many options, and that can be overwhelming for some. If you're looking for a great set of all-around headphones that also have a great microphone, don't hesitate to pick up the AirPods Pro. They're convenient, the sound is good, and they last a decent while on a single charge.
If true wireless earbuds aren't your thing and you're looking for something with better isolation and sound quality, look no further than the Soundcore Life Q30. In addition to an exceptional microphone, the 059 offer decent battery life, sound quality, and active noise-cancelation. All of these qualities add up to an exceptional portable audio experience if you're into carrying around over-ear headphones. However, if battery life is your goal and you have over-ear headphones in mind, definitely check out the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700. They offer strong battery life with up to 20 hours of wireless audio playback on a single charge.
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