Ultimate Guide On Headsets That Truck Drivers Need

by Simon

You are looking for the best headsets that are suitable for truck drivers? Then you are in the right place. Trucks are like the main backbone of a countries economy. They have the crucial task of transferring goods from one place to another.

Driving a truck is a challenging job. A truck driver has to go through all sorts of weather and harsh roads. And since we all know that you should not use your mobile phone while driving. As for truck drivers, they may have to drive for more than 8 hours straight. And picking up a phone call or contacting your fleet manager can get a little troublesome job at this moment.

If a driver stops the truck every time he/she needs to call, it will become very inefficient. And that's when headsets come in handy. Drivers can stay connected to their phones with very ease.

Most of the headsets featured in this list are single-sided or in-ear. A driver can use them for listening to music while staying focused in their driving environment, staying in contact with their fleet manager, or just answering the phone call of their loved ones. Headsets that are made for truckers can make their work easy, fast, efficient, and productive.

Now moving on to the topic, All the headsets in this list are categorized after proper planning. Top-quality headsets are featured in the first heading, In-ear/Small headsets are listed in the second heading, and Cheap/Affordable headsets are listed in the third heading. You can skip other titles to move directly to your desired parts. And for your further convenience, every headset will have its Pros & Cons and specs heading. You can see them for getting quick insights on the set.

High-Ranking Headsets for Truck Drivers on Over-Ear Headsets

High-Ranking Headsets for Truck Drivers on Over-Ear Headsets
High-Ranking Headsets for Truck Drivers on Over-Ear Headsets

All the over-ear headsets of top-notch quality are listed in this section. All the headsets featured here are over-ear with one-sided earcup so that a driver can stay focused on their driving. Our best pick in this section is Plantronics Voyager 104 (Find More Below).

1. Our Best Pick: Plantronics Voyager 104

Plantronics Voyager 104
Plantronics Voyager 104
The Plantronics Voyager 104 is a beast-level headset. It has almost every feature that a truck driver might need. In terms of features, you name them.

The battery life is the most important thing for a truck driver. The Wireless Bluetooth Headset , Plantronics Voyager 104 has almost 24 hours of continuous talk time. A driver can easily spend 2-4 days without charging them. Besides, it has a standby time of 40 days straight. And its non-replaceable lithium-ion polymer battery supports fast charging. A full charge can be achieved in almost 2.5 hours.

And for further ease of the driver, this one-sided headset features " Advanced Audio Distribution Profile" or "A2DP" for efficient connection with devices near them. Also, the almost latest Bluetooth v4.1 offers a 60 ft (20 meters) of connectivity range. This means drivers can stay connected to their phones even in the back container-also, the Handsfree HSP 1.2 HFP 1.6 profile for transferring high-quality audio between the devices.

And speaking of audio, the Plantronics Voyager 104 features a 40 mm driver for producing audio. A user can also use them to listen to music. And the best thing about single-sided headsets is that drivers can enjoy their favorite music while staying focused on driving. And the 40 mm driver makes sure they can.

For the driver's ease, The Plantronics Voyager 104 features NFC and SSP (Secure Simple Pairing) for quick connectivity of up to two devices. The user can answer phone calls for either one of the devices, which increases creativity, productivity, and ease of use.

The Plantronics Voyager 104 has a super lightweight of 6.35 ounces (180 grams). The padding on its earcup is also very soft and user-friendly. You can wear them for hours without any discomfort. It's super lightweight; the soft padding of memory foam cushion on the earcup and headband makes sure they are comfortable. There is little to no clamping force on the ear or the head.

And for the durability of these headsets, according to our research, they can work great for a long time. Also, the 2 years of Global Warranty add up some points to its durability. The material used for the manufacturing of this headset is excellent and flexible. Furthermore, this headset is water/sweat resistant to significant degrees. Suppose you are in a hot environment and sweating a lot. You do not have to worry about these headsets getting malfunctioned. All of that is achieved thanks to its solid build and P2i nano-coating .

As for your communication, the Plantronics Voyager 104 is equipped with a flip-up and adjustable microphone. You can tweak its direction according to your face size. And for its quality, this noise-canceling microphone can reduce the noise of a Diesel Engine Noise up to 99.6% at the sensitivity of 65 dB SPL/ 102 Hz (according to the company.)

The Plantronics Voyager also has unique features like glove-friendly buttons for navigation. This means that a driver can easily answer a phone call or switch between the music even with the gloves on. The Enhanced Voice Alerts alert the user about the headset's battery life, mute status, and connectivity status. Speaking of mute status, a driver can easily switch between Mute/Unmute with the navigation buttons.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent Sound Quality thanks to its 40 mm sound driver unit.
  • Excellent Build Quality and overall good comfort because of its material and memory foam cushions.
  • Enhanced Voice Alerts for the status of the headset.
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer battery with excellent battery life (24 hours talk time/ 40 days standby).
  • Fast Charging supported; a full charge is achieved in 2.5 hours.
  • NFC, SSP, A2DP, HSP 1.2 HFP 1.6, AVRCB, and ACC adds up more points to its quality and performance.
  • Noise-canceling, Flip-up, and Adjustable Microphone.
Cons
  • A Goofy Looking Style, Its style could have been improved.
  • There are some reports of their connectivity issue after the usage of 6 months time average.

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.1 with range up to 60 ft or 20 meters.
  • Driver: 40 mm
  • Battery Life: 24 hours of talk time with 40 hours of standby time.
  • Microphone: Yes, flip-up and adjustable.
  • Weight: 6.35 ounces or 180 grams.
  • Warranty: 2 Years, Global.
  • Application: Yes, Plantronics Hub for Desktop/IOS/Android.

2. Best Headset for Harsh Truck Driving: Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono

Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono Headset
Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono Headset
We all know that Jabra is capable of producing high-end and top-notch headsets for all sorts of use. They have made their name well known in the past few years. And the same goes for Jabra's Evolve 65 UC Mono headset.

This is a Wireless and Over-Ear headset that uses Bluetooth v4.0 for its connectivity. And it provides a connectivity range of almost 30 meters (100 feet). And that's not all; you can also connect them with 2 devices simultaneously. A separate USB dongle is also provided in the box for connecting it to the desktop. A driver can connect them with 2 devices at once and answer the phone calls from either one all day long.

Besides, the Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono has a battery life of almost 14-15 hours in constant use. And it also gives a long standby time (15 days) like the Plantronics Voyager 104. Mobile Phones' compatibility is unspecified by the manufacturers; however, all Mobile devices can easily connect with them.

Furthermore, the headset features Handsfree Profile Version 1.6 for ease of use for the driver. The navigation area is also added to the bottom of the earcup. Users can switch between songs, mute/unmute, or access Google Assistant or Siri.

As for its sound quality, Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono features a 28 mm driver unit, which is not that good as compared to Plantronics Voyager 104, but it does the job well. On the bright side, this lower model driver unit consumes less energy; therefore, increasing its battery life. The Jabra Evolve 65 UC can produce sounds at the frequency of 70 Hz to 20 kHz. That can craft high-quality lows, mids, and highs, just like headphones for workouts. Due to its limiting low-frequency response (70 Hz), the bass is not very compelling. But you can use them to listening to your music with good experience.

As for its listening mode, they produce sound on the monaural type. That means the sound will not have any stereo effect, which is a good thing in itself. These headsets are designed to be worn on a single ear, and the stereo effect will cause them to lose sound if the audio source is from the other side. Also, these headsets feature Passive Noise Cancellation. You can wear them on one side of the ear and listen to your fleet manager without any distortion on that side of the ear.

Moving on to comfort, the Jabra Evolve 65 UC offers leatherette padding on its earcup and headband. It gives a great sense of comfort to the user. And the weight of the headset is lighter than an egg ; 2.80 oz or 79.4 grams. This means that the force on the head will be the bare minimum. However, the supporting side (opposite to the earcup side) can get a little irritating for some users. As for its build quality; the Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono is solid and more durable than their competitor, Plantronics Voyager. Don't let the image give you a wrong idea; these headsets are very flexible on the headband.

Furthermore, the Jabra Evolve 65 features an adjustable boom microphone. The capture quality of its microphone is awe-inspiring. You can easily have a good conversation over a phone call.

A busy light is also an outstanding feature in this headset. It gives a signal to others that you are busy, which decreases the chances of you getting disturbed by anyone else. It also comes with a small-sized charging stand, you can just put your headset on them, and they will start charging. And with all such great features, they easily are counted among the best headsets for truck drivers.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Decent Looking headset with simplistic Over-Ear Design.
  • Wide Wireless connectivity range.
  • Super Lightweight headset.
  • Good Capture quality on Microphone.
  • Solid Build with good comfort.
Cons
  • Driver Size (28 mm) could have been increased.
  • Lesser battery life as compared to the Plantronics Voyager 104.

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Frequency Response: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Driver Size: 28 mm
  • Listening Mode: Mono (Stereo with other earcup attached)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0
  • Wireless Range: 30 meters or 100 feet
  • Battery Life: 14 hours of Talktime; 15 days on standby
  • Rated Power: 10 mW
  • Weight: 2.80 oz or 79.4 grams
  • Warranty: Yes; 2 Years

3. Wide Range Connectivity for Truck Drivers: BlueParrott B550-XT

BlueParrot B550-XT Headset From Side Angle
BlueParrot B550-XT Headset From Side Angle
BlueParrott company has made a handful of headsets for truck drivers or general office-related work. The BlueParrott's B550-XT is a top-level over-ear headset that offers good, decent, and professional looks. Its simplistic design gives a good sense of professionalism. And all of that is achieved along with greatly durable build quality. Being a leading headset in terms of durability, it offers quite a flexible body.

The BlueParrott B550-XT is manufactured with an IP54 rating to prevent any malfunction from dust or moisture. This makes them water-resistant headset to greater degrees, so don't worry; your sweat will not do anything to them.

Moving on to its sound quality, it is as good as it looks. It features a 36 mm driver unit that can produce frequencies of 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz. This means the Mids on this headset will be great. The bass and treble are not that appealing, and that's because they are made solely for office work. However, you can still enjoy your favorite music with them-the BlueParrott B550-XT works on 50 mW of sensitivity.

Its microphone has a sensitivity of -47 dBV/Pa and a frequency response of 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz (same as its speaker). The B550-XT features an adjustable microphone with good capture quality suitable for office workers, conference calls, or truck drivers. Generally speaking, the Mic's capture quality (thanks to its Mic windscreen) on this headset is better than both Jabra Evolve 65 UC and Plantronics Voyager 104. For the user's ease, this headset always stays awake for the user's command, which can be activated by saying "Hello BlueParrott" anytime. This headset also gives compatibility with Google Assitant and Siri for greater efficiency and ease of use.

The passive noise cancelation feature in this headset also ensures that your phone calls remain crystal clear even in a boisterous environment.

The BlueParrott B550-XT uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to stay connected to 2 devices simultaneously for its connectivity. It has a wireless range of 100 meters or 300 feet, wider than both Jabra and Plantronics. Also, the B550-XT features a 380 mA battery that gives a talk time of 24 hours. The standby time is also huge on them, which is almost 400 hours. And a full charge on them can be achieved in 3.5 hours approx. Using a USB-B cable.

The comfort on this headset is as good as it looks. The foam cushions, leatherette padding, Nylon material, and silicon rubber makes them super comfortable on the head. You can wear them all day long without any irritation or discomfort. Also, the lightweight of 180 grams ensures that there is minimum weight atop your head.

The "Push to Talk" feature can also come in handy; drivers can easily stay connected to their fleet manager and communicate what they want. Also, the "A2DP" or "Advanced Audio Distribution Profile" helps the user to work with greater efficiency in a good performance. The navigation buttons with a good layout are also added to the side of the earcups. The user can use them for changing songs, answer/reject phone calls, and more. A User-friendly app is also provided with this headset. You can install that app on Android and IOS to access many features like Voice Memos, Speed Dial, ATT&T advanced PT and many more.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Greater Build Quality with Decent/Professional Looks.
  • Greater Comfortability as compared to Jabra and Plantronics.
  • The extended Battery life of 24 hours on talk time (company claimed).
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
  • Noise-Canceling and Crystal Clear Mic's capture quality.
  • Completely hands-free for greater creativity and ease of use.
  • IP54 Rated Water-Resistant headset.
Cons
  • A little bit expensive (according to PCMag and Us).
  • Achieved frequency response could have been improved.
  • 3.5 hours of charge time can get a little difficult in given situations.
  • The provided application could have been improved for more useful works (PCMag and Us).

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Frequency Response: 70 Hz to 6,800 Hz
  • Speaker Sensitivity: 50 mW
  • Mic's Frequency: 70 Hz to 6,800 Hz
  • Mic's Sensitivity: -47 dB/Pa
  • Driver: 36 mm
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 100 meters or 300 feet
  • Battery Life: 24 hours of Talk Time; 400 hours on standby
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Water Resistant: Yes; IP54 Rated
  • Warranty: Yes; 1 Year

4. Wired Headset for Truck Drivers: Jabra Evolve 40 UC

Jabra Evolve 40 UC; Wired Headset For Truck Drivers
Jabra Evolve 40 UC; Wired Headset For Truck Drivers
Jabra Evolve 40 UC is the second Jabra headset on the list. The Jabra's Evolve lineup has many good headsets that impressed us greatly. The Evolve 40 UC is the lower model of 65 UC Mono. And Unlike Evolve 65 UC, The Jabra Evolve 40 UC is a wired headset. With the On-ear design, this headset has a substantial body, just like the above headsets. In more critical terms, the headband is very flexible, and it can withstand a lot of tension.

Its simple yet appealing design features leatherette cushions for the padding on the earcups. However, as the image implies, this headset is more suitable to wear to both ears. The Jabra Evolve 40 UC weighs almost 113 grams, which means there will be a minimum weight atop your head. And, there is little to no extreme clamping force on the ear. The headset will stay on your head but without irritating your ear bones.

Since it is a wired headset, the sound quality is somewhat better than the above headsets. The Jabra Evolve 40 UC is equipped with a 28 mm sound driver that can produce 70 Hz to 20 kHz sounds. And due to this wide range of frequencies, this headset can be used to enjoy your favorite music with a good experience. The Bass is good and deep, while the treble is clear and crisp on this headset. The Passive Noise Cancelation also allows you to carry out your work without any disturbance from the outside world.

However, do not worry; you will still stay connected to the outside world if you are a truck driver. The noise-cancellation on the 40 UC is not very high. The Jabra Evolve 40 UC produces the listening mode of Binaural with a Stereo effect on the sound. And all of that is achieved with the rated power of 10 mW, which is very low (because of its wired design). The Jabra Evolve 40 UC uses 3.5 mm Jack or USB Type-A for its connectivity.

You do not have to worry about the battery life, and all that stuff, since they are wired headsets. However, it can limit your movements and productivity because the wires tend to tangle. The "Intelligent Call Transfer" feature on the Evolve 40 UC allows users to transfer their calls from PC to smartphone easily. A Jabra PC Suite is also provided to the users for better versatility and productivity.

As for its microphone, it features a flexible boom microphone. The mic's capture quality is good enough for you to communicate with your coworker without disturbing the background noise. I wouldn't say that it's the best, but the sound quality and Mic's capture quality are awe-inspiring because of its wired design.

The "DSP" or " Digital Signal Processing" also does its job well to transfer sound from one end to the other efficiently. And eventually enhancing the sound quality. And the "Busy Light" feature, just like Jabra Evolve 65 UC, gives a signal to everyone around you that you are busy right now.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Simple, Decent, and Professional On-Ear Design.
  • Wide Frequency Response with 28 mm Driver Unit.
  • Good at Comfort with Solid Build Quality.
  • Light Weight also adds points to the comfortability.
  • Jabra PC Suite for efficiency and "ICT" for transferring calls.
  • Digital Signal Processing for advanced audio efficiency.
  • No Battery Life issues.
Cons
  • Wires can get tangled and prevent movements of the user.
  • The Mute Light is tough to observe.

Features

  • Headset Type: On-Ear
  • Connectivity: Wired; 3.5 mm and USB Type-A
  • Driver: 28 mm
  • Frequency Response: 70 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Rated Power: 10 mW
  • Weight: 4 oz or 113 grams
  • Listening Mode: Binaural; Stereo
  • Microphone: Yes; Flexible Boom
  • Noise Cancelation: Yes; Passive
  • Water Resistant: No

5. Noise-Canceling Headset for Truckers: BlueParrott C400-XT

BlueParrot C400-XT From Side Angle
BlueParrot C400-XT From Side Angle
The BlueParrott C400-XT is a sibling headset of the B550-XT. All the features and specs of both headsets are pretty much the same. The main difference between them both is their design. The BlueParrott C400-XT is an around-the-neck design headset with more lightweight (55 grams). Both headsets resemble the same design.

And just like B550-XT, the BlueParrott C400-XT has a decent yet simple and professional design. The main base of C400-XT is made of stainless steel covered with Nylon Rubber and silicon outing. The padding on the earpiece is of foam and leatherette material. Along with its super lightweight, it adds up to give comfort sessions to the user.

And Just like B550-XT, the BlueParrott C400-XT features an IP54 rating of water/sweat resistance, with the "Push-To-Talk" feature for driver's efficiency. The BlueParrott button can also come in handy to access the BlueParrot Mobile App for more features like Mute Call. The Google Assistant and Siri on IOS can be accessed easily with one touch. Also, the Voice Control gives ease to the driver for a totally hands-free experience.

However, the speaker driver unit with C400-XT is smaller than B550-XT due to its smaller design. The driver unit featured in it is 11 mm. You cannot expect it to give a good music listening experience, but it can be done from time to time. And it makes sense as well because this headset was made solely for office work or drivers. It achieves the frequency response of 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz, just like its sibling.

The BlueParrott C400-XT features a 300 mA Lithium Polymer battery. It gives up to 24 hours of talk time with 500 hours (20 days) of standby time, which is slightly more than its sibling because of its smaller-sized driver unit. A complete charge takes around 3 hours on these headsets through its USB-A to Micro USB cable (included in the box). As for its connectivity, this headset uses Bluetooth 4.1 for its connection and can be paired to 2 devices simultaneously.

The BlueParrott App provides many good features like Voice Memos, Speed Dial, and many more. However, the app could have been made more practical. The noise-cancellation feature on this headset is more impressive than the BlueParrott B550-XT. The harsh sounds from noisy environments get nullified to great degrees.

Moving on to Microphone, The BlueParrott C400-XT is equipped with a Bi-Directional Boom microphone. As clearly seen in the picture, a windscreen is also added to the microphone to ensure good capture quality. The microphone's frequency response is the same as the speaker's frequency, 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz. The C400-XT's Mic works with the sensitivity to -47 dBV/Pa to ensure quality call time with your partner/coworker.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Simplistic small design with a solid build quality.
  • Good Comfort with Super lightweight.
  • IP54 Rated water/sweat resistance.
  • "Push To Talk" feature for user's ease.
  • Excellent Battery Life with Wide Bluetooth Range.
Cons
  • 11 mm Driver Unit due to its smaller size.
  • The application could have been more practical.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 should have been added to this price range.

Features

  • Headset Type: On-Ear; Around-The-Neck
  • Driver Unit: 11 mm
  • Speaker Frequency: 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz
  • Mic's Frequency: 150 Hz to 6,800 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wireless Range: 90 meters or 300 feet (smaller than B550-XT)
  • Battery Life: 24 Hours Talktime; 20 Days (500 Hours) Standby
  • Battery: 300 mA; Lithium Polymer
  • Weight: 1.95 oz or 55 grams
  • Noise-Cancelation: Yes; Passive
  • Water Resistance: Yes; IP54 Rated
  • NFC Pairing: Yes; Internal
  • Voice Control: Yes; Google Assistant/Siri
  • Warranty: Yes; 2 Years

Small Size Headphones for Truck Drivers: In-Ear Headsets

There are many In-Ear headsets available in the market that Truck drivers can use for their ease. These small-sized earpieces can come in handy for them. However, they tend to have a lower driver unit model because of their smaller size, limiting its sound quality. All the In-Ear or Small Sized headsets will be featured in this section.

1. Editor's Choice: Plantronics Voyager 5200

Plantronics Voyager 5200 From The Side Angle
Plantronics Voyager 5200 From The Side Angle
Plantronics company has shown a marvelous headset for truckers. The Plantronics Voyager 5200's best thing is its Mic quality. The Mic is built with 6-layers of "windsmart technology" in aerodynamics design to remove any wind noises, making them best for truck drivers. The Plantronics Voyager 5200 features a 20-band adaptive equalizer with side-tone detection and acoustic echo cancelation .

4 active Digital Signal Processing feature cancels out almost any noise from the background for both output and input. And all that ensures that the top-notch audio is delivered through its Mic. Truckers can get benefit from these features significantly.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 is an In-ear design earphone that uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology for its connectivity. The wireless range of these earphones is 30 meters or 98 feet. The "Phone Book Access Profile" or "PBAP" feature allows the user to stay connected to their contact list through the headset. The "Audio/Video Remote Control Profile" (AVRCP) allows the drivers to control the audio or video flow through the earphone's navigation buttons.

"Wideband Handsfree Profile 1.6" makes sure that the user can get a fully hands-free experience, which can end up increasing their efficiency. If you sweat a lot during your work, don't worry because the Plantronics Voyager 5200 comes with IP54 rated water/sweat resistance to prevent dust and moisture from ruining the headset. Its P2i nano-coating makes sure it is sweatproof.

As for sound quality, The truck driver can also use them to enjoy their favorite music. Also, rest assured that its sound quality is clear and awe-inspiring. The sound quality, in general, is excellent, as compared to its price and size. The best thing so far is that it shows its battery status on-screen. Adding more, you can change its operating language from Plantronics Hub to access Voice Control features in your desired language. Currently, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 comes with updated firmware, which means there will be no issue connecting them to new-end devices.

Even if you work for many hours straight in a day, the battery life will stay with you as your partner. It can give 7-9 hours of talk time depending upon the use, with 9 days of standby time, which is also very impressive, keeping its size in mind. It takes 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to charge it completely from zero through a Micro-USB cable.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 gives excellent comfort to the ear. Due to its low weight (20 grams/ 0.71 oz), you will forget whether you are wearing them or not. The build quality is solid, and it comes with 2 years of Global Warranty.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent comfort with super lightweight.
  • Best Noise-Cancelation for Premium Experience.
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 with Wideband Handsfree Profile 1.6.
  • IP54 rated sweat and water-resistant.
  • Multi-lingual with Plantronics Hub for customizations.
  • 90 minutes of Fast Charging.
Cons
  • A little bit expensive.
  • Plantronics Voyager Legend is better according to some users.

Features

  • Headset Type: In-Ear
  • Battery Life: 7-9 hours talk time; 9 days of standby
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery Type: Non-replaceable; Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer
  • Charge Time: 90 Minutes
  • Wireless Range: 30 meters or 98 feet
  • Weight: 20 grams or 0.71 oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes; IP54 Rated
  • Warranty: Yes; Global 2 Years

2. Active Noise-Cancelation Earphone: Jabra Stealth UC

Jabra Stealth UC Earphone From Side Angle
Jabra Stealth UC Earphone From Side Angle
Jabra is here yet again with another excellent headset. This time it's an In-ear wireless headset. The Jabra Stealth UC has a very sleek yet professional design. The PC/ABS, silicon rubber, and polycarbonate are used in the production of this earphone. It is an excellent and durable headset with 2 years of global warranty.

Furthermore, the Jabra Stealth UC is very comfortable to wear a headset that comes with 2 Eargels and 2 ear hooks in the box. It is a very comfortable headset to wear with bare minimum irritation on the ears.

The only reason it's below the Plantronics Voyager 5200 is its battery life. It only gives 6 hours of talk time, with 10 days (240 hours) on standby. And that is because of its 32 ohms of impedance rate, which causes it to consume more power to function properly. However, the 32 ohms of impedance rate contribute to giving excellent sound quality.

Speaking of which, sound quality is good enough to even listen to some music from time to time. The best thing about Jabra Stealth UC is its active noise canceling feature, which stands above many other headsets on this list.

As for its microphone, it features an Omni-directional microphone like streaming headsets. The frequency at this microphone is 300 Hz to 3,400 Hz, which is not that much, but it does the job well. The background noise is nullified significantly during its capture.

  • The Jabra Stealth UC comes with Google Now and Siri assistance for an overall hands-free experience.
  • The HD audio quality ensures that the user is getting maximum quality in the sound.
  • It takes 2 hours for it to charge completely, which is more than its competitor, Plantronics Voyager 5200.
  • The "Advanced Audio Distribution Profile," "Hands-free Profile," "Headset Profile," and "Phone Book Access Profile" ensure that the truck driver can do his/her work with maximum efficiency and creativity.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 8 grams of Super Lightweight.
  • Dedicated Voice Control Button for better ease of use.
  • Omni-Directional Microphone with good capture quality.
  • Active Noise-Cancelation feature.
  • Excellent Comfort with Solid Build.
  • Google Now and Siri Assitance.
  • HD Audio Quality for a better experience.
Cons
  • Battery life could have been improved.
  • Takes so much time to charge completely.

Features

  • Headset Type: In-Ear
  • Mic Type: Omni-directional
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Mic Frequency: 300 Hz to 3,400 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth
  • Battery Life: 6 hours talk time; 10 days (240 hours) standby
  • Recharge Time: 2 hours.
  • Weight: 0.28 oz (8 grams approx.)
  • Noise Cancelation: Yes; Active
  • Warranty: Yes; 2 Years Global

3. No.1 Best Seller Telephone Headset: New Bee B41

New Bee B41 From Back Side
New Bee B41 From Back Side

New Bee is a small earphone manufacturer company as compared to others. However, this New Bee B41 is very impressive and made it on this list. It is an In-ear earphone with an outstanding-looking design.

The New Bee B41 features CVC 6.0 technology for effective noise cancelation in any given situation. The new CSR chip is equipped in this earphone to enhance its audio quality and noise cancelation further.

Its connectivity is a wireless headset that uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of 15 meters from the source device. Which, in my opinion, is more than enough for the truck drivers. One AAA battery is used in this headset for its power.

Only 2-3 hours of charge can give 22 hours on music time, 24 hours on talk time, and 60 days (impressive in itself) on standby. Adding more, it can stay connected to 2 devices at the same time. To further increase productivity, it can connect with the Phone's GPS to guide you accordingly.

Any Bluetooth-enabled device can be connected with this headset for audio transfer, whether it's an iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, or any other Bluetooth-enabled phone.

In-Ear silicon design, along with a super-lightweight of 12 grams, makes sure that they are comfortable to wear for long durations. You can wear them all day long without any discomfort. The build quality is also excellent; it can work for a long time with normal daily usage. Three different types of earpieces are also included in the box; small, medium, and large. So that they can fit your ear properly, the earbuds can also be rotated 360 degrees to achieve a proper fit.

The New Bee B41's sound quality can be said better than any other earphone in this list. You can enjoy your music in a good experience, even with one ear on the maximum volume. And as for its Mic, it can capture High-Quality audio without any background noise; so that crystal clear audio is transferred to your coworker for a better call experience. Specially designed for office-related work, New Bee ensured that the communication terms are good with this earbud.

One-touch phone assistance also works to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the user. The company (New Bee) provides 24 hours customer services, so if you have any issues with this earbud, you can contact them for assistance. The earbud also comes with 3 years warranty.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good looking In-ear earbud for truck drivers.
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
  • Massive battery life with 2 months of standby time.
  • CVC 6.0 and CSR chip for best Noise Cancelation.
  • HD quality audio with crystal clear sound quality.
  • 24 Hours customer services with 3 years of warranty.
Cons
  • It takes 2-3 hours to charge them completely.
  • The connectivity range could have been increased.
  • A little bit expensive.
  • Does not announce caller ID on receiving phone calls. (GadgetReview).

Features

  • Headset Type: In-Ear
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 15 meters
  • Battery Life: 22 hours on music; 24 hours on talk time; and 60 days on standby
  • Charging Time: 2-3 hours max.
  • Weight: 12 grams
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes; Passive (CSR chip + CVC 6.0)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Warranty: Yes; 3 Years

Affordable Headsets for Truckers

Most of the headsets mentioned in the above categories are above the $100 mark. There are many affordable headphones available in the market with good features that truckers can get benefit from. All the low-priced headsets for that purpose are listed in this category.

1. Affordable MPOW headset (Amazon Choice): MPOW Pro Trucker

MPOW Pro Trucker Headset For Truck Drivers
MPOW Pro Trucker Headset For Truck Drivers
MPOW is known to produce quality headsets for truck drivers. The MPOW Pro Trucker is also offering many unique and quality features at such a low price. And being wireless is the biggest feature. It uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity at the range of 33 feet (10 meters).

Moreover, it offers a battery life of almost 16 hours on continuous talk time, with 200 hours of battery on standby. Adding more, a full charge can be achieved in under 2 hours. The truck drivers can use it wirelessly for their voice assistants (Like Siri) and get a completely hands-free experience in an affordable price range.

Adding more to it, the MPOW Pro Trucker offers CVC 6.0 for enhanced audio quality with significant noise-cancellation for clear conversations. The dynamic transducer works to produce HD audio to also enjoy your favorite music on them.

The design of MPOW Pro Trucker is not very appealing, in my personal opinion. And the same is the case with comfort. Its earcup and support holder can get a little irritating to wear after some time. And that is the only major downfall of this headset. However, its weight does a fair job. The MPOW Pro Trucker weighs lighter than an egg; 1.48 oz.

The MPOW Pro Trucker is an Over-ear headset with a simple design. The microphone can be rotated 330º for the user's convenience. And, the microphone's capture quality is good enough for your typical phone call or to contact your fleet manager. There is little to no background noise in its capture.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent features at a very low cost.
  • 18 months of warranty on top of a durable headset.
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 for greater connectivity.
  • Good battery life.
  • CVC 6.0 and good Noice-Canceling feature.
  • Voice Assitant enabled for a hands-free experience.
Cons
  • It can get a little uncomfortable to wear after 4-5 hours.
  • The wireless range could have been increased.

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Driver: Transducer
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 33 feet or 10 meters
  • Battery Type: 1 Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Life: 16 hours Talktime; 200 hours standby
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours approx.
  • Weight: 1.48 oz
  • Voice Assistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancelation: Yes; CVC 6.0 Technology
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Warranty: Yes; 18 Months

2. Wired Headset for Online Chats (Amazon Choice): HyperX Cloud Chat

HyperX Cloud Chat Headset For Truckers
HyperX Cloud Chat Headset For Truckers
HyperX company is known to produce high-end and quality products for gamers. The HyperX Cloud Chat is also made for gamers; however, truckers can use it. To be more precise, it is a wired headset that offers a quality communication experience.

The HyperX Cloud Chat features a dynamic 40 mm neodymium driver that produces sound with 50 Hz to 10 kHz. The audio quality with HyperX Cloud Chat has just the right amount of bass and treble for you to enjoy your music. In general terms, it has very clear, crisper, and decent sound quality.

The HyperX Cloud Chat has an impedance rate of 16 ohms, and it produces sound at 85 dB SPL with 1mW consumed on 1 kHz . Although this headset was made for gamers to communicate (mobile gamers especially), all these features can be used by drivers. A 4-pole 3.5 mm Jack is used for connecting the HyperX Cloud Chat. The length of the cable is 1.3 meters.

Since it's a wired headset, your movements may get limited. But, you won't have to worry about its battery life. But, the major Pro about this headset is its comfort level. The HyperX Cloud Chat provides excellent comfort to the ear because of its fabric and foam ear cushions.

The HyperX Cloud Chat has a gaming-type design that can get problematic for some professional individuals. But, in my opinion, it looks good. It has a solid build quality, with a flexible headband, and overall good durability. It has a small weight of 123 grams, so there is little weight on the head.

The HyperX Cloud Chat features a bendable, Bi-directional microphone. That offers good noise-cancellation to the users, that is suitable for CS: GO players as well. The screen added on the receiving end of the microphone to reduce voice distortion. The "Electret Condensor Microphone" also does its job in capturing excellent audio. It works on the frequency of 50 Hz to 18 kHz at -42 dB (1V/Pa @ 1 kHz).

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Top-Notch Comfort with Great Durability.
  • High-Quality Sound with a clear voice.
  • High-end Microphone quality with good noise-cancelation.
  • Affordable price range.
  • 40 mm Neodymium driver unit.
Cons
  • Wired connectivity can get problematic for some users.
  • Gaming-type design can get problematic for professional individuals.

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Connectivity: Wired; 3.5 mm (4-pole)
  • Driver: Dynamic; 40 mm Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 10 kHz
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Sound Pressure: 85 dB SPL (1mW @ 1kHz)
  • Weight: 123 grams or 4.3 ounces
  • Cable Length: 1.3 meters
  • Microphone: Bi-directional; Noise-canceling
  • Mic's Frequency: 50 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Mic's Sensitivity: -42 dB (1V/PA @ 1kHz)
  • Noise Cancelation: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No

3. Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headset: WillFul M91

WillFull M91 For Truck Drivers
WillFull M91 For Truck Drivers
Willful offers many high-end features in their M91 headset at such an affordable price. This Over-ear headset is equipped with smooth and soft padding on both headbands and earcups to deliver excellent comfort. The build of this headset is also straightforward and aesthetic. It can be said the best headset for professional truck drivers due to its looks.

This headset uses Bluetooth 5.0 for its connectivity and offers a wireless range of 30 feet. A lithium metal battery is used to power this beast up, and it has 300 mAh of battery capacity. Battery life is also tremendous. You can use them for the whole 24 hours for listening to music (at 50% volume) on a charge of 2 hours. You can also get benefit from its good standby time, which is 350 hours. The Willful M91 is a smart headset. It will automatically turn off; it is not used for 10 mins to save power for maximum efficiency.

An adjustable boom microphone is equipped on this headset. With excellent passive noise-canceling and clear vocals, you can stay in contact with your fleet manager with ease. Its high-quality sound also justifies itself. You can get a full vibe of your favorite music with this headset.

This item weighs almost 9.1 ounces, which is a little too much for a headset like this. A Micro-USB cable is used to charge this headset. If you are a truck driver and looking for an affordable headset with high-end features, you should have a look at the Willful M91.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-End features like Bluetooth 5.0 and 24 hours of talk time.
  • Excellent quality microphone with the noise-canceling feature.
  • Automatically turns off on 10 mins of inactivity for power saving.
  • High-quality sound.
  • Comfortable to wear.
Cons
  • The wireless range is a little turnoff.
  • Item weight is a little too much.

Features

  • Headset Type: Over-Ear
  • Connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery Type: Lithium Metal
  • Battery Capacity: 300 mAh
  • Battery Life: 24 Hours of Music Time (@ 50% Volume); 350 hours of standby time
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
  • Wireless Range: 30 feet
  • Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Noise Cancelation: Yes; Passive

Few Things Pro Truck Drivers Need From A Headset, and Why

Truck driving is a challenging job. Any ease that a driver can make for themselves helps a lot. And, a good headphone can make their work easy and efficient. However, there are few things that every trucker's headphones should have. We will discuss these factors in detail so that you can find the best headphone yourself as well.

Infographic; Things To Check Before Buying Trucker Headset
Infographic; Things To Check Before Buying Trucker Headset

Sound Quality

Now the sound quality is something that should be excellent in any headphone. That's what we are actually paying for. Well, Yes. There should be no compromise on sound quality, even if it's a $10 headphone. As for truckers, they need to contact their fleet managers or just their loved ones in traffic areas. Good audio quality always needs to get full value out of a headphone. If you cannot hear what someone is speaking, then there is no point in getting those headphones.

The sound quality of a headphone is something that everyone looks at before buying. And, this was just a reminder for you.

Noise-Cancelation

Noise-Cancelation of a headphone is something that most of the people forget to check. What is noise-canceling, you ask? Well, it's the headphone's ability to remove distortion from the audio and capture clear and on-point audio. Now, you might get the idea. To get an excellent experience while contacting someone, your headphone must have a noise-canceling feature.

A truck driver goes through many different types of places, with many traffic areas as well. Sounds from the car's horn, exhaust, or just from wind can distort the audio quality, which can get problematic during your calls. And that's when the noise-cancel feature comes in handy.

Durability and Comfort

The durability of headphones is something that you should never compromise on. I don't think it needs any explaining, but I'll do it anyway. A durable headset will last longer with you. It will satisfy its price, and you won't have to buy a new pair now and then. A long-lasting warranty also gives you surety of its durability. You can claim the warranty from the manufacturers in any case of malfunction due to its design.

And the same goes for comfort. A headphone should be very comfortable to wear because truckers might have to wear their headphones for many hours in a row. A headphone should also be able to satisfy their need. In simple words, if you cannot wear your headphone during your duty hours, due to their uncomforted, then sorry to say, you have wasted your money on a crappy headset.

How to tell if a headphone is comfortable? It's easy. It's best if you could lend your desired headphone from a friend and test it. However, it can be done in most rare cases only. However, you can check the padding on the earcups, headband, and overall build of a set to determine its comfortability. For this, you can check online reviews for that particular headphone. The weight of a headphone and the headband's clamping force also contributes to a headset's comfort.

Build and Headphone Type

There are many types of headphones available in the market for truckers, like Over-ear, on-ear, and In-ear. However, the choosing of a headphone depends on you. There are many headsets in all these categories that drivers like yourself can get benefit from. For little tidbit info on them, check below.

  • Over-Ear headphones are those which you wear on your head with the support of a headband. They are generally bigger than other types of headsets and offer more features due to their bigger size.
  • On-Ear headphones are just like over-ear headphones but a little smaller in size. In over-ear headphones, the earcups cover your entire ear, while the on-ear headphone's earcup sits on your ears only.
  • In-Ear headphones or in other words, earbuds are the types of headphones that user puts inside their ears. They are generally smaller than on-ear and over-ear headphones.

Hands-Free Capability

Another important aspect for truckers is the hands-free capability of a headphone. Think yourself, if your headphones allow you to control your mobile phone by speaking to it, wouldn't it make you more efficient. Sometimes, a driver might need to call someone urgently. During their driving session, they cannot use their phones (By-Law; more on that later). Voice-activated headphones will allow them to access their Google Assistant or Siri by just speaking to it. It will prevent you from the difficulty of stopping your truck and then calling someone. It is an important feature that most people forget to check.

Battery Life

Yeah, the classic, Battery Life. I know most people know its importance. But, as a content writer, it is my duty to remind you. The battery life of a headphone depends on your working hours. Most of the headphones listed in this article provide more than 10 hours of battery life on standard talk time. See if this statistic fits your need or not.

The problems of battery life come with wireless products. The features wireless products offer are too good to be true; that's why there is a catch. A low battery is the most terrible thing to happen during your working hours, be sure to charge whenever possible.

Wireless vs. Wired

Although most people prefer using wireless headphones in their driving sessions, it gives greater ease of use. And frees you from the problems of tangling wires. But that's not everything. As mentioned earlier, the wireless products are bound to their battery life, which can sometimes worsen.

Wireless headphones also cost higher than the wired headphones because of their expensive technology. Truck drivers can also use the wired headphones. It will free them from the worries of dying batteries on the price of limiting their movements. That's why we have tried to provide you with wired options as well.

However, the choice between wired and wireless is up to you.

US Law on Using Headset while driving a truck

The use of a Mobile phone during driving is strictly prohibited in US law. It is always recommended never to use a mobile phone during driving because it can cause you to lose focus and cause serious injuries to yourself or others through an accident. And that's when headphones come in handy. You can use them to answer your phone calls or even call someone without touching your mobile phone.

Many states in the US allow you to wear headphones during your diving sessions. However, states like California, Colorado, Arizona, and Florida do not allow you to wear headphones during driving. The only exception is using them to connect to your fleet manager, communication purposes, or any similar reason. You should follow the laws and cooperate with the local police if they do not allow you to wear them. You can find more details on the state level in this article.

Although most of the headsets listed in this article are capable of giving a good music listening experience; Still, we deeply recommend you NOT DO IT, as it can cause you to lose your focus on driving. We've just reviewed them (on their music terms) to show the capability of a headphone. WE NEVER RECOMMEND YOU TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE DRIVING YOUR TRUCK.

FAQS

Can Truck Drivers wear headphones?

Driving while wearing a headphone/headset/earplug is strictly prohibited in many states like California and Florida. You can only wear headsets when you need to stay connected to your fleet manager or operating office. On the other hand, some states of the United States of America allow the driver to wear headphones during their driving sessions. You should always stay alert on the road to prevent any kind of accidents.

Why do truck drivers wear headsets?

Well, the answer is simple. Since we all know that the use of mobile phones during driving strictly prohibited in the United States, and truck drivers may need to stay connected with their fleet managers. To prevent losing focus on the road, the truck driver may use a Bluetooth headset to communicate with their manager, which is also very necessary for the business's functioning.

What is the best Bluetooth headset that truck drivers can use?

There are many headsets or Bluetooth headsets made for truckers. While according to our research, the best Bluetooth and Over-ear headset that truckers can use are Plantronics Voyager 104. It offers great features like excellent comfort, maximum durability, HD sound quality, and, most importantly, a good noise-canceling microphone. As for In-ear headsets, again, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 is the best. It is a sibling headset of Plantronics Voyager 104 that offers similar features while being smaller in size.

Why do we choose Single-Sided (ONE-EAR) headset for truckers?

As we all know, driving a truck requires a lot of skills and focus. Headsets and Mobile phones are the main cause of losing focus while driving. To stay connected with the outside world, we choose one-sided headphones for truckers. They can hear the sounds from their environment from one ear and stay focused while driving; this is crucial because it directly affects driver's and other's health. There are many in-direct effects on health as well. It is always recommended, and you try to stay focused during driving.

Conclusion

Driving a truck is hard. And during that, contacting your fleet manager is even harder. A headphone can help you greatly in this manner. Also, in your own research, you might have come across many headphones suitable for truckers. And choose one from them can also get difficult sometimes. That's why we have pointed out some good headsets from all categories.

In Over-ear headsets, Plantronics Voyager 104 is our recommended pick. Because of its excellent sound quality, comfort, and durability. It works great in canceling out any noise from the background. Being good-looking, this headset is also a good wireless connection and provides a wide wireless range with long-lasting battery life.

And, if you are looking for In-ear headphones, you can go with Plantronics Voyager 5200. It offers similar features (Plantronics Voyager 104), like good sound quality, mic capture quality, excellent comfort in the ears, and maximum battery life. The few differences are that it is smaller in size and has lesser battery life due to smaller-sized batteries. And with both good headsets in mind, it is safe to say Plantronics is the real MVP here.

There are many affordable headsets mentioned and reviewed in this article. You can take a gander at MPOW Pro Trucker. This headphone offers many high-end features in every affordable price range of under 50 dollars.

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