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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition - Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
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- Audio Quality: Immersive, high-res sound, and powerful speaker drivers deliver the right balance of rich bass, crisp highs, and natural mid-tones for your music
- Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (ANC):Switch on active noise cancelling (ANC) to minimize ambient noise while working or traveling
- 24-Hour Streaming: Enjoy up to 24 hours of wireless music, movies and calls before choosing the cabled connection or recharging.
- Wireless Freedom: Stream rich, lifelike audio up to 100 meters/330 feet away from your Class 1 Bluetooth smartphone or tablet
- Rigid Travel Case: Ear cups swivel flat to slip into the protective travel case
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We believe that people come first and that technology must be simple, intuitive, and personalized.
As an industry leader, we look beyond just building the best headsets. Through the insightful application of the latest technology, we create innovative audio solutions that help solve the problems that prevent people from getting their most important tasks done.
BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition
Wireless noise cancelling headphones
Enhance every moment with BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition wireless headphones. On-demand active noise cancelling creates an oasis of personal space in a public place at the touch of a button.
Plus, this Special Edition features instant NFC pairing for compatible devices and a rigid travel case.
- On-demand ANC to reduce ambient noise
- Up to 24 hours of wireless streaming
- Up to 330 ft/100 m range using Class 1 Bluetooth device
- Improved design to be 35% smaller and 15% lighter than its predecessor for all-day comfort
- Open listening mode lets you hear your surroundings
- Automatic music play/pause when headphones are put on/removed
- Connect and switch audio between a smartphone and tablet
- Pair compatible devices instantly with NFC technology
On-demand active noise cancelling
Silence the world around you at the touch of a button with on-demand active noise cancelling.
Designed for all-day comfort
Headphones feature a cushioned, over-the-ear design for long wearing comfort.
24-hour battery power
You’re free to listen or talk continuously for up to 24 hours on a single charge.
Protective travel case
Protect your headphones with a rigid case to stand up to the wear and tear of travel.
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 9 x 3 in||2.98 x 7.17 x 8.26 in||3.07 x 7.28 x 8.22 in||7.36 x 8.35 x 1.65 in||3.1 x 7 x 7.9 in||6.5 x 10.2 x 3.7 in|
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Sound shapes your day, so enhance every moment with BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones. Ondemand active noise cancelling creates an oasis of personal space in a public place at the touch of a button. Ready to roam? BackBeat PRO 2 also gives you Class 1 Bluetooth power with an amazing range of up to 100 meters and up to 24 hours of continuous listening time on one charge, so you can move with a whole new level of wireless freedom. Requires a Class 1 Bluetooth device
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Sound-wise the Bose bluetooth headphones are noticeably better (deeper base, generally better sound clarity) and they fold up quite a bit smaller than the Plantronics. The Bose cost about a $100 more, so you just have to figure out whether that deeper and richer Bose sound is worth that much more to you.
Things you'd expect that you will get with this:
Pairing is easy, tap and hold a thing, listen for the audio saying "pairing on…" go to your phone/computer/device and "find it". It worked flawlessly on a MacBook Pro and iPhone. I was able to use the mic to place a call on the Mac. It worked… to a certain degree.
ANC: People are saying they are not "great" but I have the feeling that great is the BOSE and there's nothing else (from what I keep reading). BOSE's NC is nice, but it gives you the underwater effect, which bothers some people. I didn't try this while flying or in a noisy environment, I just wanted to eliminate the cable to/from my computer/phone… now that iPhones have "courage" and have no audio jack…
In essence, they are nice, they are what you expect… but… this is why I'm returning them after 2 hours…
I work with people that consider meetings part of the things you have to do to be successful at what you do (I know, right?)… so my first morning meeting, started, I had paired and listened to some music in advance, just to ensure it was working (they came charged, thanks). I also saw the mic was working. The hardware mute button is really nice, and exactly what I wanted. A Hardware mute button, software is unreliable sometimes.
All right, so I was talking then muted myself, and I could hear the voice saying: "Mute on" or something, cool.
When it was my turn to talk… I pressed the mute: "Mute off" could be heard but *nobody could hear me*. I tried mute on off a couple of times, nothing. Then I turned them off/on again. Nothing. (ANC was off, Open Listening was Off). I could hear, but not be heard. I muted/unmuted in "software", nothing. While this was happening, I wrote in chat: "let XXX go first, I'll go after him" so this gave me 2 minutes to fix the problem. While person XXX was talking… the audio dropped (badly) twice. Like static and interference. Twice. I couldn't hear, then noise, then all good, a few seconds later, again.
I don't think these are defective. I think it's just that Bluetooth is horrible in general and there isn't much one can do. If you're stuck in Mac/iPhone, you will have to get an Apple W2 chip (like the stupid Apple AirPods or whatever).
I paired with my iPhone at the same time and I didn't know how to switch back and forth even the music I was listening too started sounding weird. I unpaired everything and started over (except I didn't pair with the phone) and it worked.
Anyway, what I did in the meeting is simply change to my old Blue YETI microphone and my old ATH-M-50 (with coiled cable!) that reliably work and immediately decided two things:
#1: I'm too old (41) to deal with these issues that "should just work™"
#2: I returned them.
A sad story, to be honest. I REALLY wanted to like these, they look really nice and I loved the concept.
Your mileage may vary. You may have a better PC (MacBook Pros are know for being shitty with radio frequencies and whatnot with their unibody crap, they introduce a lot of noise via USB if your electric wiring is not top-notch), or a better day (it's raining today). Unfortunately, as they say, first impressions matter and 271 dollars (tax included) mean it has to make a very good impression. It didn't.
Don't be mistaken, MY use case may be above the average. I need to listen to stuff to/from the computer and I want to be able to use them if I get a phone call or want to travel on a plane with my phone only, etc. I want all this to be seamless.
Did I mention their build quality seems fantastic?
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It was hard to pull the trigger on these without being able to test them out. I was able to do this with the Bose QC35's. The ANC on the Bose QC35's was phenomenal! I see why people buy Bose cans. However, the sound quality and volume level on the QC35's were not where I wanted it to be. Plus, the bass -- "No highs, no lows, must be a Bose." 'Nuff said there.
These cans just feel good! The construction is excellent, and Plantronics added a touch of detail in areas that could be overlooked. Even those these cans are on the heavy side; they do not add much discomfort after a long term wear. The earcups are smaller than I expected but still, fit over my ears. The earcups padding does help maintain a good seal.
The controls are well placed. The learning curve through muscle memory is at best a day or so.
The sound quality is on point! I am not an audiophile. However, I think the music sounds perfect to my ears. That side, I like bass, but not to the point it overtakes the music. These cans have a great balance.
The ANC on these cans is okay. In my opinion, they do an adequate job and most importantly not at the cost of diminishing sound quality. There are not at the level of QC35's, but I could tell these cans do have ANC working. I would rate the ANC on QC35's at a 10; I will rate these cans at an 8.
For the most part, Bluetooth works without any issue. The only time it gets quirky is when the headphones are connected to my phone (Google Pixel XL) and my Macbook Pro. Even with that, connecting is seamless. I also have no problems connecting the headphones to my NVIDIA Shield (2017). As far as range, it appears to be a little over the standard Bluetooth range (33 feet).
Now for the "not so good" stuff.
The software needs a little more work. I love how the sensors work when taking off the headphones. However, it started getting flakey after a while. There would be a long delay (10 seconds) at times with the music restarting. Alternatively, I would lose the headphone controls as well. This issue turned out to be the sensors. Since turning off the sensors, I have not had any problems.
Also, Open Listening does not work when anything is playing on my phone (it pauses what is playing). However, it does work when connected to my NVIDIA Shield and Macbook Pro. I contacted technical support, and there was no fix ~ possible a device level issue. Not a deal breaker, but I hope this can be resolved.
Finally the sound quality is very well balanced and suit to my taste.
I like the sound signature, definitely bass heavy but not too overpowering.
I expected sound to suffer while using bluetooth but was pleasantly surprised that they do well.
Good build quality.
Has an audio jack for corded listening.
Bluetooth works well overall.
Better than expected range.
Phone calls work well.
Ear pads are not thick/deep enough for my ears.
Refers to every device as phone 1 or phone 2.
Noise cancellation doesn't do much but I did not buy them for that functionality.
Pairing is finicky with a Bluetooth transmitter/receiver adapter sometimes.
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Plantronics have way more options/features such as: a mute button, volume up and down, and the ability...Read more