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Evaluating the Best Bluetooth Headsets for Phone Calls

Posted: March 01, 2022
Author: Jack Rice
The Best Bluetooth Headsets for Phone Calls on an iphone

As technology advances, and smartphones get smarter, it's becoming more and more common to conduct business from your cell phone. If you want to take your smartphone setup to the next level with a professional office headset, you've come to the right place. This article will walk you through the specifics of five different headsets for cell phone use to help you find the best device for you.

Unlike headsets that you use with your computer, headsets for mobile phones really only have one connection method: Bluetooth. Although it's technically possible to find a corded cell phone headset, they’re not ideal. Your smart phone definitely isn't going to have a USB port for a corded headset. It's possible that you could find a mobile phone headset with a 3.5mm jack connector, but those are slowly phasing out; there’s a chance your phone doesn’t have one. If you want to ensure compatibility and stick with the times, the best headsets for mobile phone use tend to be Bluetooth-enabled.

Bluetooth headsets are great because they'll pair with almost any cell phone. Regardless of the brand, your mobile phone probably has Bluetooth capabilities. With this wireless technology, you won't have to worry about incompatible connector ports. No cord, no problem.

Oftentimes, when you're looking for a headset, you'll find yourself comparing corded vs. wireless models. Since all of the headset models we cover in this article are wireless, we're evaluating these mobile phone compatible headsets based on three different criteria: wearing style, price, and portability.

 

Best on-the-ear office headset for cell phone use: Leitner® LH380

Leitner LH380 in ear wireless Best Bluetooth headset

Price: $379.00

Amazon rating: 4.4 out of 5

Why you’ll love it:

  • If you're looking for a compact, more discrete headset for cell phone use, the LH380 could be a great fit. The single-ear, on-the-ear wearing style makes it perfect for those who prefer to forget that their headset is even there.

  • Unlike many other on-the-ear headsets, the LH380 is extra comfortable. Three different ear tip sizes are included in the box. That means that no matter your ear size, this headset will fit you perfectly. We're looking at you, Dumbo.

  • It makes conference calling easy. Using Leitner’s patented UniBase technology, you can easily join calls that come in from different paired devices. Say goodbye to clunky, disjointed call merging.

  • The microphone is ultra noise canceling, so if you're working in an environment with lots of background noise, the person you're talking to will be none the wiser.

  • Unlike many other headset models, the battery for the LH380 is fully replaceable. That ensures that a dead battery won’t force you to buy an all new device.

Choose a different model if…

...Your ears get irritated by traditional earbuds. The on-the-ear design of the LH380 closely resembles that of a traditional pair of earbuds. If you’ve found that long hours of headphone wear cause you discomfort, we recommend pivoting away from the on-the-ear model and considering an over the head style instead.




Best over-the-head office headset for cell phone use: Leitner® LH370

Leitner LH370 wireless over the head Best Bluetooth headset

Price: $359.00

Amazon rating: 4.5/5

Why you’ll love it:

  • This is the upgraded version of Headsets.com's most popular wireless headset - the LH270. It's got everything our Customers love about the LH270, plus Bluetooth technology to connect to mobile devices. What more could you need?!

  • This headband won't cause you headaches. It's fully adjustable, so you can mold it to your head for the perfect fit. Once it's there, it’ll stay securely in place, but you can still re-mold it if you want to change the fit. The earpiece also swivels automatically with your head movement, so your ear cushion will stay secure no matter how much you’re moving around.

  • Just like the LH380, this model uses UniBase technology to streamline the conference calling process. Merge calls between your phone, computer, tablet, and pretty much any other device.

  • You'll never miss your phone ringing; this headset gives you an alert when you have an incoming call. And you can answer it right from your headset!

  • Like the previous Leitner model, the battery on the LH370 is fully replaceable. Don't get caught buying a new headset just because the battery fails.

Choose a different model if…

...You prefer a compact device. If you'd rather your cell phone headset be more subtle, opt for an on-the-ear wearing style. Keep in mind that even if two devices have similar functionality, the wearing style will make them totally different. It comes down to personal preference, and you want to end up with a device that’s the most comfortable for you.

 


Best splurge-worthy office headset for cell phone use: Jabra Engage 75

Jabra Engage 75 wireless over the head Best Bluetooth headset

Price: $471.95

Amazon rating: 4.4/5

Why you’ll love it:

  • With the higher price point of this headset comes a variety of different features that you probably won't find anywhere else. It's got unique functionality that's sure to make business cell phone calls easy and - dare we say - enjoyable.

  • It's hard to beat this headset’s battery life. A single charge can get you up to 13 hours of talk time.

  • If you plan on using your headset with your computer in addition to your cell phone, you'll probably love the fact that the Engage 75 can convert from wireless to corded. It's like you're getting two headsets in one.

  • You can customize this headset to ensure that the volume level stays where you want it. Once you set your preferences, the headset will prevent any volume spikes, so you can go about your calls without worrying about hurting your ears.

  • The earpiece has a built-in busy light. It'll help you minimize interruptions so your calls run smoothly.

Choose a different model if…

...You don't plan on using your headset with anything other than your cell phone. One of the things that makes this device so appealing is its ability to transform into a corded headset. If that's not a function that you need, you can find a headset that's optimized specifically for smartphones (and you’ll probably save a few bucks by doing so).




Best office headset for cell phone use under $100: Logitech H800

Price: $99.99

Amazon rating: 4.1/5

Why you’ll love it:

  • A control panel on the earpiece makes navigating this headset easy. Adjust the volume, answer and end calls, and mute yourself at the touch of a well placed, intuitive button.

  • The unique ear cushions on this are made out of a specially molded foam to fit around your ear, which means maximum comfort for the wearer. You can also tuck the mic away by your ear, so if you're not on the phone, it won't be in your way.

  • The H800 can fold up which means storage is easy and convenient.

  • If you'd like to pair your headset with a device that isn't pre-equipped with Bluetooth, you're in luck! The H800 comes with a small USB-A connector that you can plug into another device (like a computer) to give it Bluetooth capabilities.

Choose a different model if…

...You want a battery that lasts all day. A single charge will get you up to six hours of talk time. It's not too shabby, but if you're taking consistent calls throughout your 9 to 5, it might not cut it.


 


Best portable office headset for cell phone use: Jabra Talk 55

Price: $99.99

Amazon rating: 4.1/5

Why you’ll love it:

  • If you like getting work done on the go, this is a great cell phone headset option for you. The case charges your earbuds, so you've got a charging port with you at all times. They're compact and can easily fit pretty much anywhere.

  • If you can't be limited to just one device, good news. The Talk 55 can trust up to eight different Bluetooth devices, and it can actively be connected to two of them at once. That makes for easy switching between electronics.

  • The Talk 55 is compatible with pretty much every app on your smartphone. You can have your GPS directions read to you, listen to music, and even talk to Siri completely hands-free!

  • It's ultra compact, so if you're going for subtlety, this mobile phone headset is ideal.

Choose a different model if…

...You need a single charge to get you through the day. This device only has up to three hours of active talk time. The charging case can give you seven extra hours of battery, but you'd have to interrupt calls to plug the earbuds back in.

 

 

We’re here when you need us

If you’re looking to find the best headset for cell phone use, we’ve got you covered. Our Headset Advisors are always happy to talk you through options, so you’ll end up with a device that fits your needs perfectly. Give us a call at 1-800-HEADSETS (432-3738) or send us an email at info@headsets.com.

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