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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the comfort and design are overall positive. The price and noise isolation also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability. Reviews are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Great Value 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

A traveler's best friend

Incredible 24 hour battery life ; Multi-point Bluetooth ; Amiable sound

Bass overwhelming at times ; Styling not for everyone

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 offer insane battery life, great sound quality and good active noise cancellation for the price. It may not offer the best noise cancellation in the segment but they’re an undeniably good value for what you’re getting.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 review

 

Decent price and plenty of features, but unchecked bass drags the sound down

Fairly smooth sound ; Enjoyably large soundstage ; Good battery life ; Feature-packed

Only moderately effective noise cancellation ; Soft, slow and overblown low frequencies

There’s talent here, but the overall performance is let down by poor bass

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

 

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 are one of a growing sea of over-ear wireless headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC), gunning for the same space as the Bose QuietComfort 35.

Solid wireless over-ear headphones that won’t be beaten for value.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

In the realm of headphones , noise-canceling models -- those battery-powered ones that filter out unwanted external sounds like traffic din or jet-engine noise -- represent the cream of the crop. And the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones from...

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sounds very good for a Bluetooth headphone, is comfortable to wear and offers decent noise cancellation and strong battery life. It performs very well as headset for making cell phone calls, includes a carrying pouch, and...

While the design has been improved, the headphone is still a little heavy and its aesthetics may not appeal to everyone; noise-canceling isn't quite as effective as Bose's.

The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Stan Schroeder (mashable.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones beat most competitors for half the money

 

We review the latest noise-canceling, wireless headphones from Plantronics.

Tons of features ; Solid noise cancellation ; Good sound ; Great price ; Very comfortable

Sometimes overly bright sound ; Minor design quibbles

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sound better and are cheaper than their predecessor, and basically every other competitor, while offering every option imaginable. Great value for money.

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

Plantronics scores a win with the slimmed-down, feature-packed BackBeat Pro 2.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

In the realm of headphones , noise-canceling models -- those battery-powered ones that filter out unwanted external sounds like traffic din or jet-engine noise -- represent the cream of the crop. And the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones from...

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sounds very good for a Bluetooth headphone, is comfortable to wear and offers decent noise cancellation and strong battery life. It performs very well as headset for making cell phone calls, includes a carrying pouch, and...

While the design has been improved, the headphone is still a little heavy and its aesthetics may not appeal to everyone; noise-canceling isn't quite as effective as Bose's.

The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

 

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones combine solid noise cancellation with Bluetooth connectivity, excellent sound quality, and a comfortable fit, all at a very reasonable price.

Affordable for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Full, balanced audio. Solid noise cancellation.

Noise cancellation isn't quite on par with Bose.

Conclusions The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphone are a major upgrade over the original. They're smaller, sleeker, and sound better, with improved noise cancellation technology. The Bose QuietComfort 35 still offer the best noise cancellation out...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review: Sub-$200 Bose rival

 

Plantronics cut the cord on active noise cancelling headphones two years ago, and now it's back with the BackBeat PRO 2 to cut the price, too. Follow-up to the well received BackBeat PRO of 2014, the revamped model slims down the hit on your wallet and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review

 

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is one of the best noise-cancelling pairs of headphones for battery life, auto-pausing, and consistent sound quality for both ANC and passive listening. If you're in the market for a Bluetooth and noise-cancelling...

A sensor hidden in the ear cup pauses your audio when you take the headphones off, and turns it back on when you place them on your ears again.

We found these headphones hard to pair via Bluetooth.

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is a good hybrid of Bluetooth and noise-cancelling headphones, and it's especially designed for travel with its long battery life.

Mar, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging Time:3
Standby time:24
Talk Time:24

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Head-band

Headphones

Driver unit:4
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Intraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:93
Impedance:32

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Microphone

Digital Signal Processing (DSP):Y
Microphone input impedance:32
Microphone mute:Y
Noise-canceling: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Data

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Micro-USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes
Storage pouch: Yes

Performance

Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth
Operating keys:Play/pause, Track <, Track >

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Detachable cable:Y
Interface Type:Bluetooth / 3.5mm
Wireless Range:100

Power

Rechargeable: Yes

Technical Details

Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:289