Plantronics Backbeat Pro: Bluetooth Headphones

Test conclusion: what you should know

For the Plantronics headset talk the good sound and a long battery life. The processing is indeed impeccable, but the plastic shows scratches after only a short time. Plantronics promises something too much for noise: noise-cancelling function suppresses noise, but not eliminate them in the mass, as it creates, for example, the Bose quiet comfort 15 long not so good sound of the Bose and with AAA batteries filled are. Anyone looking for a good sound and a long battery life, is well served with the Plantronics backbeat Pro. Best price on the Internet: 149.00 euro * per order this product at Amazon good sound long battery life delay free playback for synchronous video look with and without cable can be used against basic volume to according to estimates of the editorial well user rating now write a Plantronics, known for its Bluetooth wireless headsets, ventures into the cable jungle: the backbeat Pro links in addition to the Bluetooth connection via cable with the Smartphone. As a small bonus, it mutes active ambient noise. How well the backbeat Pro suggests, betrays the practical test.

Design

Packaging at Plantronics is the experience: the precious cardboard box with magnetic latch and velvety lining surprised and thrilled to the headphones. The leather-like cover on ear cushions and ironing feels good and the plastic makes a stable impression. However, scratches and scrapes are quick to make up. The inner covers of the ears shine in a subtle, dark purple. The backbeat Pro has many controls: links on the headset sits the start pause button, right the answer, right below the openmic button. In addition, two valves are installed. One starts the active noise cancellation, the other switches on the headphones. The ear covers are also can be rotated to change the volume and fast-forwards music. All switch functions are easily accessible and understandable.

Plantronics backbeat Pro: active noise cancellation and good sound

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Sound quality

Connected via cable to the device, the backbeat Pro sounds balanced. The heights sound clear and differentiated, while the bass is indeed audible and noticeable, however subtly stalling. The headset distinguishes two modes: either off and controlled only via headphones or switched on. The advantage switched: The active noise canceling is active and control the output level of the headphones. About Bluetooth headphones sound usually much worse. To prevent this loss of sound, apt-X opts for Plantronics. Thanks to the encoding process transferring music to reach via Bluetooth nearly CD quality. Apt-X also eliminated a problem that arises when watching videos: many Bluetooth headphones delay the dialogues, which is why you can see the scene already while the sound is heard a half to a full second later. Thanks to apt-X, the problem does not occur. Take advantage of sound, the source so must be apt-X certified the Smartphone, tablet or similar however. Apt-X certified are about current Middle – and upper-class of smartphones such as the Sony Xperia Z1 compact, HTC one, LG G3 or the Samsung Galaxy S5. A comment yet on the volume: Many Bluetooth headphones are even on leisester setting loud, so also backbeat Pro.

Noise compared

Ambient noise generally bother listening. The active noise cancellation in the Plantronics backbeat Pro but pretty well eliminated deep noise such as noise in the aircraft and the chatter in a train compartment. It is though still quietly listen, but no longer bothers. Office noise penetrates, however, such as the hushed of colleagues. Significantly more thoroughly the Bose quiet comfort 15 works: as soon as the headphone covers the ears, there is almost absolute silence. Unticking the Bose however is its sound, in comparison to the Plantronics somewhat dull and overall bad sounds.

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Battery life

Nothing is more annoying than having to pay attention constantly to the battery. The more relaxed is the backbeat Pro: Plantronics promises 24 hours (!) Battery life an incredibly long time. And it actually delivers on the promise. In the practice test the headphones was only after three-week use electricity one to two hours daily, the device came with used. This is record breaking. The charging time is right with three to four hours long.

Conclusion of the practice tests: Plantronics backbeat Pro

The good sound and a long battery life in favour of the Plantronics. The processing is indeed impeccable, but the plastic shows scratches after only a short time. Plantronics promises too much noise suppression: the built-in noise cancellation eliminates noise not in the mass, as it creates, for example, the Bose quiet comfort 15 long not so good sound of the Bose and with AAA batteries filled are. Anyone looking for a good sound and a long battery life, is well served with the Plantronics backbeat Pro.

 

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