4 Best Headphones with Mic 2020
There are times when you wish you had a pair of headphones that would actually do a good job of letting you make and take calls, other than just producing music that sounds good. No one wants a pitched or far away audio quality being delivered while trying to communicate with the caller. That is why we’ve rounded up some of the best headphones with mic that are just awesome!
With so many options to choose from, it is easy to assume every single headphone will perform well when it comes to mic quality, however you’ll be surprised to find that may not be the case. Now before you go experimenting with different headphones, here are our top 4 favourite headphones with mic that you can find in 2020.
We know that the Apple Airpods Pro are expensive and they’re mainly made to be used with iOS devices – although you can just as easily use them with any android device – but they truly are one of the best headphones with mic – if we’re being specific. Not only do they come equipped with noise cancellation, but they’re a true wireless earbuds that are perfect for travelling while enjoying music.
The Airpods Pro has strong Bluetooth connectivity which means that no calls will be dropped due to weak connection. The silicone ear tips allow for comfort and ensure a perfect seal for optimal noise isolation. The sound quality of the Airpods Pro may not be some of the richest or bass amplified but when it comes to mic quality they’re the most convenient pair of in-ear headphones with mic you can find, for taking on the go or while you’re at home.
With a force sensor on each of the stem of the Airpods, you can squeeze them to take a call, connect with Siri, or skip tracks, and with the portable charging case you won’t be losing them anytime soon. The battery life is low; only 4.5 hours of listening time, however the charging case does provide around 24 hours of charging.
- True wireless headphones with mic
- Comfortable to use for longer period of times
- Great connectivity
- Clear audio quality while taking calls
- Effective noise cancellation
- Priced under $250
- Sound quality could be better while listening to music
- Both the Airpods Pro and charging case need to be charged.
If you’re looking for a pair of on-ear headphones with mic that will give you zero noise leakage while you’re on the phone or listening to music, then the Sony WH-1000XM3 is perfect. We’ve mentioned this headphone many times on our blog, and it is one of the best on-ear headphone made by Sony. It also helps that it is a favourite among the audiophile community for providing outstanding sound quality, warm bass and effective active noise cancellation with a great battery life.
When it comes to taking calls, the Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity makes sure that you can hear your caller perfectly within a 40m range, and that the connection remains strong throughout. The Sony WH-1000XM3 also feature touch controls on the earcups while you can also adjust sound settings through the app as well.
The battery life gives you 30 hours of listening time and gives you 5 hours of listening time which just 10 minutes of charging. Overall, the WH-1000XM3 is a well rounded pair of headphones with mic that gives the freedom of talking while on your feet without a weak connection.
- Long lasting battery life
- Touch controls on the earcups
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
- Well balanced sonic profile
- Wireless headphones
- Great for travelling
- Not good for using in the gym
- Can heat up ears
- Touch controls need adjustment while getting used to
Before you go thinking that we’re after you’re money, we’re not!
We’re only here to give you the best of the best when it comes to headphones with Mic which is why the Mpow Upgraded A7 headphones are an affordable pair of in-ear headphones that come with a neckband. Priced under $30, these headphones work amazingly when it comes to taking phone calls as they have Bluetooth 5.0 that gives a strong connection and is less likely to drop calls.
With the price you really can’t go wrong, if you’re looking to buy a headphone that cnn handle your calling needs. What is more, the Mpow A7’s neckband vibrates when you’re receiving a call, and it has noise cancellation which cancels out background noise, and instead focuses on picking up your voice.
They’re good to use for exercising and come with different silicone ear tips so that you find the right seal for your ears. The battery life is alright considering the cost, as you get 10 hours of listening time after a full charge that takes 2 hours. Another cool feature is the magnetised earbuds that prevent them from falling off your neck when not in use.
You can also connect two devices simultaneously, and overall the Mpow A7 Bluetooth neckband is a budget friendly headphones with mic that could use improvement in certain areas, but still gets the job done.
- Great value for money
- Neckband vibrates to let you know about incoming calls.
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
- Can easily be used on the go, or for exercising
- Sound quality for music isn’t the best
- Battery life could be better
Although, both in-ear and neckbands headphones are good options for people looking for flexibility and freedom to move around, that said over-the ear headphones with mic offer great noise isolation and sound privacy. The Sennheiser HD 450BT is a direct competitor to the Sony WH-1000XM3 we mentioned above, but with its own share of unique qualities.
The German brand makes some of the world’s finest sounding headphones and although they don’t all necessarily come cheap, that doesn’t mean they’re not worth it. The HD 450 BT are cheaper than the Sony headphones, have a comfortable fit and come with aptX low latency which means zero lag with your device and headphones.
The Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity ensure that you have a solid connection throughout your call, and the sound quality whether you’re on call or listening to music remains rich, warm with an amplified bass. The headphones are foldable and the plastic build makes them lightweight while being durable at the same time. With USB C charging and a battery life of 30 hours, you’ll get a lot of listening time with these headphones with mic priced under $200.
- Awesome battery life
- Comfortable and lightweigh
- USB C charging and 3.5mm audio cable that is detachable
- Aptx Low latency technology with Bluetooth 5.0
- The buttons on the earcups can be confusing
- Plastic build.
And those are our 4 best headphones with mic that will fulfill all your voice and video calling requirements, while delivering some of the best audio quality as well. All of these headphones with mic are good value for money.
If you’d like to know about earbuds you can get for under $50 then check out the article we wrote previously. Click here.