Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review
You like to listen to music a lot at home, but not that you also want to have it in your ears wherever you go. In short, you need a BlueTooth headset. The problem is that your ENT strongly encourages you to stop using the earbuds that are so practical and discreet, so you are actively looking for a headset to replace them. Finally, here is a mobile headset that could meet all your expectations: the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2. Browse our model review to find out more.
- Very long battery life
- Excellent service
- Very good analog sound
- Good fit
- Additionally possible analog operation (cable)
- Rotatable ear cups – easy to transport
- Good quality
- Design not appealing
- Sound not balanced in Bluetooth mode
- Stereo panorama could be wider
A well thought out design
If you’re familiar with the older one in this line a bit, you’ll notice that the Pro has slightly more oval ear cups. We saw what the old version looks like, and this one is better. The helmet also has softer but sturdier hoops which will cause less head pain and damage less easily.
We have a soft spot for all devices that adopt black. We find that it always brings a touch of sobriety and chic, which are always welcome. This is the case of the backbeat on which we have set our sights for this product test.
If there is one criticism that we often make about helmets in general, they are quite imposing. But if this wireless headset is very popular with users, it is also less bulky than its predecessor and lighter.
Excellent user comfort
The new generation of headphones is nomadic today, so the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is wireless. However, it comes with a cable, and if it will be used rarely or not at all, having a choice is always good. Of course, it also has a built-in microphone that allows you to receive or make a call.
Looking at even a photo of this headset, you’ll find built-in controls that will let you manipulate the sound you’re listening to. For example, you will discover commands to turn the headphones on or off, move forward or backward in your playlist, pause or play, and adjust the volume, of course.
Our opinion on the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is also very favorable because it goes further than those that evolve in the same range. It allows the pairing of two devices at the same time. So if you want to listen to music on your computer while working, you won’t have to turn it off and then pair it to your phone to take a call. It does both at the same time. Holding the on/off button will turn on the pairing of devices. Have it all. Are you a little worried about mixing brushes to find the right order? No worries here. The intuitive controls have been designed to make your life as easy as possible. A use or two should be enough for you to master its operation.
Finally, there is its range which goes up to 100 meters. Unless you live in a mansion, you should therefore hear your music all over your home while your phone is quietly sitting in your room.
For the sound quality, it’s almost flawless.
With these headphones, you are guaranteed to have a minimum of musical distortion. The bass is very powerful but dynamic and clean. For those who like less bass, the headphones’ passive mode should take care of your worries. The highs are also highlighted. As for the vocals, they are well-defined and limpid. Those who will use the headphones for films will be very satisfied.
What we like
You know a little more about the helmet, but here is a little summary that will remind you of its strengths just in case, or if you haven’t had time to read it all:
- The compactness of the device
- Its sound insulation (reduces background noise)
- Intuitive controls on the headset
- The built-in microphone
- Dual pairing
- Impeccable sound quality
- Its autonomy of 24 hours
- The comfort it brings
- Its range of 100m
What we like a little less
Its 100m range will allow you to listen to your music anywhere at homeThe automatic shutdown of the music for us is not vital because we don’t necessarily want the sound to stop just because we take one end of the headset of our ear. Then it happens that it messes up a little without the reasons being clear. A simple press of the pause button on the side of the helmet does the job more than enough. Fortunately, this option can be deactivated without any problem!
A good price-performance ratio
It will take some money on the table to get this improved version of its predecessor: the Plantronics Blackbeat because quality pays off. But lucky as you are, it won’t cost you a fortune either, since the price is all in all reasonable (yes!). Don’t tell us you expected a price that rivals the little headphones that make you half-deaf. We wouldn’t believe you!
Can our opinion on the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 be negative with the excellent ratings we gave it? Not! We can only compliment this helmet, which is sold at a reasonable price but has all the qualities one would seek in any good nomadic helmet.