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 headphones 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.
Apple AirPods (2nd generation)
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.
$199 at Apple $139 at Amazon $170 at Best Buy
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.
$399 at Amazon $399 at Walmart $399 at B&H
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.
$30 at Amazon From $55 at Walmart $71 at Newegg
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.
$379 at Amazon $379 at Best Buy $379 at Walmart
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.
$97 at Amazon $89 at Walmart $181 at Newegg
If you prefer neckbuds, the Bose QC30 offer the best microphone in their class. Also, at that price, it’s hard to say no.
$237 at Amazon $269 at B&H $237 at Newegg
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.
$210 at Amazon $214 at Walmart $190 at B&H
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.
$160 at Amazon $130 at Walmart
Jabra Steel Ruggedized
I’ll admit, this is a weird one — a Bluetooth headset that has an IP54 rating. If you need to take calls while working at a construction site or some other heavy-duty workplace, this headset is for you.
$65 at Amazon $25 at Walmart
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.