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Plantronics BackBeat Sense

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The comfort and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the design. Some have doubts about the mids quality and bass quality.

sound, portability, comfort, price, durability

bass quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat Sense is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics BackBeat Sense

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The price and portability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

sound, portability, price, comfort, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - WhitePlantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - White

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense review

 

BackBeat, the word is on the street that Sense headphones are worth a shout

Light and extremely comfortable ; Great design with minimal fuss ; Easy to use ; Decent battery

Sound isn't all-encompassing ; Lack of pure noise cancelling ; Definite headphone 'noise' when walking

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a great-looking, lightweight over-ear offering that boasts brilliant Bluetooth connectivity - we just wish the sound was a touch more impressive.

Oct, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense

 

The BackBeat Sense are a pair of wireless on-ear headphones from Bluetooth audio specialist Plantronics. Like so many audio manufacturers in recent years, Plantronics clearly wants a piece of the lucrative headphone market and has already proved with...

Light, comfortable design ; Strong battery life ; Bright, detailed sound quality

Proximity sensor can activate when around neck ; Some optimising issues when listening from PC/Mac

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense are feature-packed Bluetooth headphones that deliver superb sound at a competitive price.

Oct, 2015

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense review

 

Plantronics' BackBeat Sense packs in plenty of handy features, with decent sound and a very reasonable price

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense review

 

Plantronics have a decades long history in headsets for comms, and the company is now branching out into consumer and leisure listening with its new Bluetooth headset, the Plantronics BackBeat Sense. Is it any good? We put one through its paces to find...

First off, the Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a very fancy dan looking headset with striking circular cups. It looks great, it's light and it's comfortable - in short it's a headset you can wear for hours without any discomfort

It's sadly not all good news though, and the fact these headphones don't feature closed cups means your fellow travellers are every bit as likely to hear your music as you are if you listen to EDM a little too loudly on the train. Still, the leakage...

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense headphones may lack the brand cachet of Beats, but we know which we'd rather be wearing (it's definitely these!) - they're absolutely great value for money.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Bluetooth headphones

 

They aren't called Sense for nothing, you know

Comfortable ; Good sound ; Steady Bluetooth performance

Sensors sometimes unreliable

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Bluetooth headphones

 

They aren't called Sense for nothing, you know

Comfortable ; Good sound ; Steady Bluetooth performance

Sensors sometimes unreliable

For $249, you'd expect them to sound good, though, and the good part is that they also offer enough comfort so that they can be enjoyed for long periods of time. Bluetooth and corded operation add versatility (furthermore, they support Class 1...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE Grey

 

Note, however, that water-resistant does not mean water- proof . Don't go tossing these in a lake and expect them to survive.

The water-resistant Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth. It senses when you have it on or off, and it works well as a headset for making calls. Battery life...

Its low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE review:

 

Aside from the price, what's the difference between Plantronics' standard BackBeat Sense wireless Bluetooth headphone ($180; £130; AU$249) and the BackBeat Sense SE "Special Edition" ($200; £140; AU$280)? Two words: water resistance. The SE has a...

The water-resistant Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth. It senses when you have it on or off, and it works well as a headset for making calls. Battery life...

Its low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE review

 

The BackBeat Sense are among the best wireless on-ear headphones you can find at any price point.

Plantronics didn’t really take a risky approach with the BackBeat Sense, leaning toward neutral with both the design and audio performance. We can’t say these are ideal for any particular genre of music because they aim to treat them all the same. Bass...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense review:

 

Plantronics isn't going to fool anybody into thinking it's Beats, but over the years the company -- best known for monaural headsets of the wireless and business/call center variety -- has been creeping into mainstream consumer headphones market and...

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth and has a strong feature set, with dual microphones and a sensor that knows when you have the headphones on or off....

Low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

At less than $200 USD, the well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones currently available.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2.5
Continuous audio playback time:18
Standby time:504
Talk Time:18

Design

Colour of product:Black, Espresso / Tan, White / White, Tan
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Headphones

Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:3.2
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Microphone

Digital Signal Processing (DSP):Y / Yes
Noise-canceling:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0

Packaging Data

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm) / Audio (3.5mm), USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quantity:1
Storage pouch:Y
Travel pouch: Yes
USB charger included: Yes
User guide:Y

Performance

Brand compatibility:Universal
Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth / Wired/Bluetooth
Operating keys:Bluetooth pairing, Track <, Volume +, Play/pause, Track >, Volume -
Purpose:PC/Gaming

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HSP / A2DP, HFP, AVRCP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Headset connectors supported:3.5mm stereo, Micro-USB
Interface Type:3.5mm / USB / Bluetooth / 3.5mm
Wireless Range:100

Power

Rechargeable:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:140