If you’re looking for a pair of good quality Headphones with Microphone, there are some great options available in the market. If you are a gamer and are looking for a great audio experience, opting for a pair of headphones with a microphone can reduce a lot of hassle on your part. A pair of great headphones can really up to your game when you are literally gaming. To most people, having a good quality attached microphone with their headphones is essential because of how frequently we make video calls, relay messages to other gamers during multiplayer, etc.
A good headset does make a world of difference, and having the microphone option is always great for a better, more interactive experience. Great headphones with microphone are available in the market to suit many needs and many budgets. However, we believe that the ten we have listed for you below is the among the very best available.
Top 10 Best Headphones with Microphone in 2018
10. Plantronics PLNAUDIO478 Stereo USB Headset
This pair of headphones with a microphone from Plantronics happens to have noise canceling technology with HD sound. For canceling out echoes and voice boosting, the Digital Signal Processing is a highlight of this model. It really does boost the voice signals and makes conversation a breeze. We really like how this one performs in video calls and so does Skype, as it has the seal of approval from the company.
However, it is a bit of a hassle to download and install the Plantronics Hub application that this model demands. Another catch is that the inline call end/answer and mute features are not going to work on Skype or Microsoft Lync when it comes to business applications. The PLNAUDIO478 is marketed as a call receiving, microphone extensive model, which we are a bit divided about. It is also pretty decent in terms of music experience, but nothing out of the ordinary.
9. Turtle Beach – Ear Force XO One Amplified Gaming Headset
Users of Xbox One are in for a treat with this pair of headphones. The speakers are a great 50mm, making the highs really crisp and the low rumbles very satisfying to the ears. The audio controller of this model connects to any Xbox One controller without the hassle and conveniently puts all the controls at the gamers’ fingertips.
The microphone quality is surprisingly good for the price. It ranks high on sensitivity and can be adjusted well to pick up the user’s voice clearly. The microphone can be effectively silenced while listening to music. Besides XBOX One, any mobile device or tablet is compatible with it as long as it comes with a 3.5 mm connection. Overall, the Ear Force XO One is a great deal for Xbox One users and avid gamers.
8. COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone
Extremely budget friendly and packed with features, number 8 has us swooning with its Professional Active Noise Cancelling Technology, which works well in both wired and wireless modes. We found the bass response deep and accurate, the drivers are large-aperture, 40 mm ones. These headphones with the microphone have NFC technology and the mic is built-in. The NFC pairing enables voice prompts and claims to provide you with a stable connection.
Design wise, we love how the Protein Earpad and 90 degrees Swiveling Earcups make the headphones feel like next to nothing once worn. The most astonishing feature, however, is the battery life. It promises up to 30 hours of playtime everytime it is charged, with a 600mAh battery making sure that it delivers. Overall, this is a great pair if you want comfort, functionality and an exceptional battery life. Game on!
7. BÖHM B66 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Inline Microphone
This pair of headphones supports Bluetooth 4.0, HSF, HFP, AVRCP and A2DP so that you can get a fully wireless experience of a Bluetooth headset. This wide array of support enables it to be an extremely handy, cross-platform headset. You can stream music to it from almost any device under the sun, as long as it is in a 33 feet wireless radius.
We really love how its premium stereo drivers contribute to the quality of the bass, mids, and highs, the frequency range is 20Hz to 20kHz. These headphones with microphone also come with active noise cancellation which, we believe, is essential. The battery performance is great in our book. A three-hour charge gives you a solid 18 hours of performance talk time-wise, while in-game, you can get a good 16 hours. These headphones, hence, is a great buy in our book.
6. Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound
At number six, we have a pair of headphones with microphone, surround sound as well as wireless connectivity. The Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 is marketed as a gaming headset, and rightly so. The headphone driver is 40 mm or 1.6 inches. The frequency response is great in the Logitech G930, a solid 20Hz-20kHz range for great sound. The sensitivity of sound is 90 dB SPL/mW, which is also quite the stat.
Some features we really like include the surround sound technology; Dolby 7.1, the seven audio channels, each discrete, rapid burst transmission, LFE channel and agile frequency. We really like the fact that you can simply rotate the microphone to mute it. In terms of battery life, we are not that impressed with the 10 hours it promises per charge. If a solid battery life is your priority, you might want to look for other options instead of this pair of headphones with microphone. However, as it is marketed as a gaming device, it is supposed to stay indoors and well within reach of the charging station. Hence, we can ignore this little con and grant it position number six.
5. Sony MDRXB950BT/L Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones
Not only does this pair of headphones with microphone promise ‘extra bass’, it also has wireless connectivity which many of its competitors within a similar price range do not have. Moreover, the Sony B Extra Bass happens to have Bluetooth audio streaming along with apt-X and AAC support. In terms of the ‘extra bass’ claim, this pair of headphones with microphone achieves that through its Electronic Bass Boost circuitry, enabling it to emphasize more on bass.
Of course, the microphone is built in so that all your phone calls can be hands-free. For a wide frequency response, this particular model has 40 mm drivers to give great response across frequencies. In terms of design, we really like how sophisticated the swivel design is and how portable that makes this particular pair of headphones. The battery is rechargeable, can withstand use up to 20 hours with music and has a passive mode for use without music.
4. Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
These are a lovely pair of gamers and YouTubers, especially if you are a little tight on budget and can’t afford the better pairs of this range. For travelers, the QuietComfort 25 has significant noise reduction. The sound is powerful and deep, bass sounds great even at high volumes. The dimensions are 19.1 cm x 15.2 cm x 2.3 cm. For calls and music, these headphones with microphone come with inline microphone and remote. Two technologies from Bose contribute to enhancing your musical experience; the TriPort and Bose Active EQ.
Users of iPhone, iPad, and iPods are in for a treat as this model is built specifically for some of these devices. These headphones are also compatible with BlackBerry, Windows and Android devices. Overall, the Bose QuietComfort 25 is great value for money, and in some cases, outperforms even some of the costlier alternatives in the market.
3. Sony MDR1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
As we are approaching the big three of this list, we would like to give the Sony MDR1A Premium the honor of the third position in the headphones with microphone category. We love the fact that its sensitivities are as much as 105 dB/mW. Moreover, the sound reproduction is also at a great 100kHz. It comes with a 4 conductor cable which enables better separation of signals, dramatically improving sound quality. The 40 mm driver units along with ALCP are responsible for fantastic audio reproduction.
In terms of design, the Sony MDR1A has really comfortable ergonomic ear pads that ensure comfort in the long run. We also really love the Beat Response Control it comes with, which improves its transient response and bass. Some more positives in the design include the enfolding structure and better acoustic seal than some of its rivals. Even though it is not completely wireless, these headphones with microphone come with an in-line remote so that you can receive calls in hands-free mode. The connectivity technology is wired and it is compatible with three different optional cables. The silver coated OFC cable and Kimber Kable minimize signal transmission loss in these headphones.
2. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling
One must not underestimate the power of such a great noise canceling headphones with microphone. Bose’s QuietComfort 35 is a force to be reckoned with as it makes sound wonderfully quieter, plus its dual microphone system is noise rejecting. This enables it to give you the clearest of calls even in windy places. The headphones with microphone weigh 0.52 lb or 234 g, dimensions being 18cmx17cmx8.1cm.
For enhanced balance in audio performance, QuietComfort 35 is equipped with volume optimized EQ which gives great sound output at any volume. The best part is, this is a wireless model with easy NFC pairing and Bluetooth support, that too with voice prompts. In terms of battery, these headphones with the microphone have a 20-hour battery life after being charged once, which remains up to 40 hours when wired. These headphones boast excellent bass with a 10Hz low-frequency extension (LFE) and 2dB low bass. However, the recording quality of the headphones is sub-par at best. Speech sounds noticeably thin, muffled and lacks speech transmission. Overall, we feel that these headphones with microphone are excellent for commuters thanks to its superior noise cancellation technology.
1. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless with Active Noise Cancellation
Our top performer in the headphones with microphone department is undoubtedly the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0. The microphone of this model is built-in, and it was originally built for use on cellphones and other mobile devices. Its Noise Gard technology ingeniously blocks ambient noise. We love the Momentum 2.0 due to the fact that its noise cancellation mechanism uses not one, but four microphones to give you an ultimate isolating experience, dramatically improving the quality of sound even in the noisiest of environments.
Momentum 2.0 has wireless connectivity, with two built-in microphones to work seamlessly on improving external voice and improving voice quality during phone calls. The battery life is impressive- even with both Noise Gard and Bluetooth on, it has a 22-hour battery life, amazing for long flights and commutes. The audio performance is excellent and the Sennheiser Momentum shows no distortion at even the highest volumes. The only problem we see is in its portability. Even though the frame is pretty lightweight, the other parts are quite bulky. Overall, the Sennheiser Momentum tops our list due to its design, superior audio and superb noise cancellation.
Overall, we are pretty impressed with some of the more low-end models like the Sony B Extra Bass, Logitech. Other than that, Bose has really upped its game which is why two of its QuietComfort headphones made our list. Though most of the lower budget models are targeted towards gamers, it is not necessary that you stay indoors to compensate for the low battery life. You can always opt for the higher end, wireless ones for both outdoors and indoor use. We especially love how the models have really emphasized on noise cancellation technologies, though many did not have any controlling features for the microphone. Even in this regard, some of the lower end headphones with microphones have made it high up on our list, leaving many high-end products behind.
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