Plantronics 903/R US BackBeat Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Wireless headphones for your stereo Bluetooth mobile phone feature
- Separate your voice from the noise using dual-mic AudioIQ technology
- Hear your outside world with a quick press of the OpenMic button
- Enjoy the full dynamic range of your music using bass-boost feature
- Personalize your fit with telescoping and swivel adjustments
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Plantronics BBT 903 BT Headset is a stereo over-the-ear set with full size supra-aural cups and a boom mounted mic that is flexible and has adjustable length. It has multipoint and can switch between BT audio sources. Ideal for the latest iPhone, the Plantronics BackBeat 903 wireless headphones feature Altec Lansing sound technology for rich, full-spectrum stereo music and dual-mic AudioIQ noisecanceling technology for exceptional call clarity. This model lets you enhance your music using the bass-boost feature or conveniently hear your surroundings with a quick tap of the OpenMic button. Adjustable and flexible for all-day wearing comfort, the headphones quickly fold up and slip into your pocket or bag.
Three-way adjustment for a comfortable, stable fit Flexible design quickly folds up for storage
Enjoy full-spectrum stereo music and take your calls wirelessly with the Plantronics BackBeat 903 Bluetooth Headphones. These ultra-comfortable wireless headphones deliver rich stereo sound from your stereo Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or MP3 player, while smart dual-mic AudioIQ voice technology offers exceptional clarity for your cell calls. And with a quick tap of the headphone's OpenMic button, you can immediately hear what's going on around you without removing the headphones.
The SnugFit earbuds ensure a secure fit that is comfortable all day. View larger.
Whether you are working or playing, walking or running, the BackBeat 903 lets you wirelessly take your calls and stream and control your music. These unique wireless headphones easily connect to your stereo Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or MP3 player to give you high-quality audio performance.
(If you want to wirelessly connect to your iPhone, iPod or other music player that doesn't have built-in Bluetooth capability, check out the BackBeat 906, which offers all the great features of the BackBeat 903 and includes a stereo Bluetooth adapter.)
Outstanding Audio and Call Quality
Thanks to dual 14 mm speakers and bass-boost feature, you can enjoy your music in full-spectrum stereo for a rich audio experience. And when it's time to make or take a call, the headphones feature dual-mic AudioIQ, an advanced digital signal processing technology that dramatically improves the audio levels on both ends of your call, giving you superb call clarity and performance. So whether you're listening to your tunes or taking an important call, the BackBeat 903 has you covered.
Control Your Music Remotely
The headphones feature an easy-to-access set of dedicated controls that give you full control of your music and call functions, including play/pause, bass boost, call mute, and volume and track control (for devices supporting the AVRCP Bluetooth profile).
Keep an Ear Open to the World Around You
The BackBeat 903 is also equipped with OpenMic technology, an ingenious feature that lets you hear all the happenings around you without taking off your headphones. By simply pressing a button, the microphone will pick up outside sound and feed it through the speakers, so you can fully engage in a conversation or simply listen to your surroundings.
Adjustable Design for All-Day Comfort
Designed for comfortable, all-day wear, the BackBeat 903 features contoured earbuds that are made of flexible material that comfortably conforms to the shape of your ear. The headphones weigh just 1.2 ounces and offer telescoping and swiveling adjustments for a personalized and secure fit. And for further convenience, the soft neckband folds for easy storage in a pocket, purse, or bag.
|Bluetooth makes for easy wireless connections and AudioIQ ensures great call quality.|
The rechargeable battery delivers up to seven hours of talk/music playback time and has a standby time of up to eight days. It takes just three hours to fully charge the headphones.
The Plantronics BackBeat 903 is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Bluetooth headphones, AC charger.
Top customer reviews
* Biggest problem, a huge one at that, ear fit. These headphones should have included different ear tips but they don't. Sony does this with their earbuds, Plantronics made a big mistake here. Without proper ear tips, these are terrible headphones. If you don't happen to fit the ear tips they provide, you're completely out of luck. I called and they don't make any other size. [By the way, spending a few days thinking before returning these I decided to construct my own ear tips and have made these work. I hollowed out a hole in squishy $0.99 earplugs and inserted a piece of flexible heat-shrink tubing inside the hole. I then pulled the earplug over the headphone base where the factory ear tips install. Using this method I have a squishy ear tip that properly conforms to my ear shape and blocks out other noises. They are a pain to put on, but work well and sound good once properly in place. NOTE: I don't recommend putting anything in your ear that you aren't 100% certain isn't going to get stuck or leave something in there, my setup keeps everything attached to the headphones.]
* Having to hold volume up/down for track forward/back, not optimal, something faster would be better. There's plenty of room on the part the goes behind your ear for an additional button or two, not sure why they didn't do this. This is annoying because if you are flipping through a couple of tracks, you have to wait 2 seconds for each track skip.
* sound quality is good, but only when properly fit. Bass is solid and frequency response is consistent even down very low, highs are good as well.
* Caller audio sounded good. My own voice sounds annoyingly loud, something I've never had any kind of problem with using other headsets (I've use three different ones daily at the office, home, on the road).
* The open mic feature when paused is interesting and helps prevent having to take them off and put them on a lot. It sounds a little odd at first but I got used to it.
* Bluetooth reception on these seems quite a bit worse than either my HP or the Motorola 'phones. Not sure why, but even with my phone strapped to my left arm (clearly quite close to my left ear as suggested in the instructions) I still get signal drop-outs. This does not happen with the others. Maybe it's a problem specific to this unit and I need to get them replaced?
* Sound quality overall not as good as the Plantronics or my old HP BT 'phones, and it's just not possible to make them fit in a way that improves the quality because they don't hug my ears the way they would need to in order to sound good. Cupping with my hands pushing them closer makes them sound quite good but I suspect that if they were always this tight they would bother my ears with long-term use. However, while I found the sound quality not as good as either of my other BT 'phones, these did still sound surprisingly good, and for around $35 they're quite good.
* Putting them on is incredibly easy and they stay put very well once in place. I did notice a little pain in the top of my ears after wearing these for 1.5 to 2 hours. These are somewhat larger than the Plantronics 903's but significantly smaller than the HP's.
* The buttons are easy to use, though the volume up/down was a little tricky to locate consistently. The presence of a discrete track forward/back button is better than the Plantronics solution.
* Call quality seemed fine but I only did one test call.
Over all, it connected to my phone (EnV Touch) very easily & kept the connection in spite of where I was at or what I was doing. I returned it and will be trying the Motorola MotoROKR S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset.
But with that said - there is one thing that is so HUGELY ANNOYING it prompted me to write this review - so I could vent. When the battery gets low - this ANNOYINGLY LOUD VOICE comes on saying "BATTERY IS LOW"! And they've designed is to the volume of whatever you're listening to is cut to about 20% and the volume of this announcement is 80%. SO ANNOYING I can't even tell you!
You're on the phone, you have 2 hours of charge left - and this stupid announcement starts going off every couple of minutes. Every time it goes off - you can't hear a word the person you're talking to is saying.
So let's say you're doing a job interview or talking to a prospective client over the phone. This person starts telling you what they're looking for and you really want to hear this because it has everything to do with whether or not you'll get the job. And right when they get to the most critical thing - suddenly their voice volume is cut to 20% and all you hear blaring over their voice is - "BATTERY CHARGE IS LOW!!!"
It'll drive you nuts!
The sad thing is - this is a huge flaw on an otherwise perfect pair of headphones. And the sadder thing is - it's completely unnecessary. There are so many other ways for them to indicate to you that the battery is low - non-intrusive ways. Like they could have a low-volume beep. Or they could have the voice say "LOW BATTERY" instead of "BATTERY IS LOW". It saves one word and can be said quicker. And they could have it so this announcement uses 20% of the volume while allow whatever you're listening to take up 80%.
Anyway, I just had to post something about this because I was SCREAMING at my headphones a few minutes ago! It just amazes me how giant companies that only hire the smartest people in the world can do such dumb idiotic things.
UPDATE 1/21/2014: I just got a new pair of these because the battery on the old pair pretty much died. (It lasted about 7 months). This new pair is much better on the low battery announcements. Much less intrusive.
Most recent customer reviews
After using them for more than an hour, your ears will start to hurt.
They did have excellent bass.