Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, and it may be challenging to find the right one that suits you. If we're honest, most wireless earbuds have awful microphones. Luckily, not all are bad. We've put together a list of wireless headphones that have great microphones from each major headphone type.
- Convenient conversations: Apple AirPods (2nd generation)
- Gamers unite: Audeze Mobius
- Over-ear chats: Mpow 059
- Long conversations: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
- Multiple microphones: Plantronics Voyager 5200
- Neckbud love: Bose QC30
- Business chat: Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
- Portable business: Sennheiser Presence UC
- Super durable: Jabra Steel Ruggedized
Convenient conversations: Apple AirPods (2nd generation)Staff pick
AirPods are the most popular wireless earbuds on the market. Not only are they convenient, but they also deliver some of the best voice and microphone quality on any set of wireless earbuds, let alone a true wireless set.
Gamers unite: Audeze Mobius
The Audeze Mobius are over-ear headphones designed for wireless gaming. They feature a wide soundstage and a truly exceptional microphone for voice chat with your friends.
Over-ear chats: Mpow 059
The Mpow 059 offer great sound while simultaneously having amazing microphone quality. Not only that, but the 059 are also designed to be portable and taken on the go.
Long conversations: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
The Bose NCH 700 are a bit more expensive than others on the list but are totally worth their asking price. They feature some of the best active noise-canceling (ANC) on the market, strong 20 hours of battery life, and exceptional microphone quality.
Multiple microphones: Plantronics Voyager 5200
The Plantronics Voyager 5200 use four different microphones to ensure they hear you. While more doesn't always mean better, in this case, it does.
Neckbud love: Bose QC30
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: Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
Active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones don't typically have great microphones, but the Voyager Focus UC are one of the few exceptions. 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 UC
Sure, single bud business headsets went by the wayside by the late 2000s, but they're still extremely portable and leave your other ear free to hear the environment on around you. The Sennheiser Presence UC 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. 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 Mpow 059. 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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