Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 - headphones with mic

Mfg.Part: 207110-01 | CDW Part: 4400168 | UNSPSC: 52161514
Availability:
In Stock
Warranties
$227.99 Advertised Price
Advertised Price
Better Together
Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 - headphones with mic
Quick View
Total Price:

Product Overview

Main Features
  • Headphones with mic
  • on-ear
  • Bluetooth
  • wireless
  • active noise canceling
Sound shapes your day, so enhance every moment with BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones. Choose active noise canceling to create an oasis of personal space. Listen to hours of audio with up to 24 hours of battery life. Enjoy wireless freedom with Class 1 Bluetooth power for an impressive range of up to 100 meters*. Plus, connect to two devices at the same time and switch seamlessly from movies on your tablet to music or calls on your phone.

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 - headphones with mic is rated4.58 out of5 by264.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ComfyThe biggest challenge I have with headphones is always comfort. Even if the quality is wonderful, if they are uncomfortable, I cannot enjoy wearing them and will not. These do not hurt my head or my ears. I am loving enjoying music and podcasts again!
Date published: 2017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones!!These are great headphones! I love to use them when I travel because of the noise cancelling part of them. Plus the have great sound quality. I would recomend them to everyone! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features but noise cancelling is lacking.I was extremely happy with my purchase straight out of the box. Pairing was simple and I love the sound quality. Nice deep base which a lot of headphones have trouble with. The battery life is beyond fantastic as well. The range is incredible too, I can walk anywhere in my house and get signal with no interruptions.However, I was very disappointed in the noise cancelling capabilities. I'd say they are noise muffling at best. Overall I think the features like pausing when you remove the headphones make up for the poor noise cancelling.
Date published: 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not sych with 4K HDTVThe headphones do not sych with 4K HDTV. I have no opinion whether they function as headphones.
Date published: 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bluetoothi bought these a couple months ago. they have really good sound considering its playing over bluetooth. i have seen issues with the song stopping and having to start from the device. it happened to me a few times until i realized i was connected to another device at the same time. when i disconnected tje other device the issue stopped. they are comfy but the spring in them is a little too tight or my head is a little too big. either way after a few hours i find myself changing out to something else. hopefully it will loosen up over time. im glad i didnt have to spend $300/$400 for good set of headphones.
Date published: 2019-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI bought these Headphones at the end of January 2018 after reviewing many headphones. The price was extremely competitive compared to other headphones in the same segment.I was experiencing some issues with the head band sensor and after updating the Firmware and disabling the head band sensors the headphones are exactly what I was hoping for.The reason I disabled the head band sensors was that I was getting intermittent pausing of the music when I turned my head or looked down at my phone, on occasion if I was chewing something it would also cause the playback to pause or stop completely. It now works the way I want where it does not pause the music if I turn my head, look down or chew something. I might enable the head band sensors at some stage to see if the firmware update resolved my issue.The sound quality is exceptional especially since I listen to house music and with me disabling the head band sensors it sounds like the bass which is high and sometimes distorted slightly is no spot on with absolutely no distortion.I am extremely happy with the headphones and recommend them to whom ever would like good Noise Cancelling functionality and exception sound quality for the price you pay.Great product.
Date published: 2018-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the business.I am using the Backbeat Pros for a few weeks now and I am delighted with them. I have not been using over ear phones for a long time so I can't honestly compare them to others but as compared to in ear phones without noise canceling they're in another world. The bluetooth function is problem free and the battery seems to last forever. Regardless of how much you spend on a pair of headphones it is hard to imagine you could get that much better buy spending more.
Date published: 2016-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ValueI received these three weeks ago and I am very happy with them. Great sound and features for a price much less than other companies are asking.
Date published: 2016-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality!Lots of easy to use features, comfortable, great quality build and sound.
Date published: 2016-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a slight miss from Perfection!I received these about 2 weeks ago and my review is mixed. Let's start with the good. The sound quality is amazing. These are by far my favorite headphones for listening to music or watching movies while I travel. The highs aren't too shrill as with some and the bass is perfect. The Active Noise Canceling works really well. It doesn't kill all background noise but reduces it enough so that while on a plane I can hear any movie very well. The Open listening feature is very nice. It works beautifully. I'm able to carry on full conversations while leaving the headphones on and I'm not yelling at whoever I'm speaking with. They are very comfortable, cover the ears well and aren't too heavy that they cause any strain. I also like how they fold very flat and I can leave them on my neck without feeling like I have a huge set of headphones there that are constantly in the way. Also the battery life is amazing. I've used them daily for the past 2 weeks and I've just plugged them in last night to recharge them. Ok now for the bad. The Mute feature is painful. I use my headset constantly for phone calls and I had to actually switch back to my V5200 Series. The BackBeat Pro 2 keeps muting automatically and no matter what I do I can't get them to unmute (tried pressing the Mute Button to no avail). The only option has been to power them off and back on to reset it and it will work for a while then Mute again. Its frustrating to say the least. Hopefully there will be a fix for this as I'd really love to start using these regularly for all calls. Even with this issue I've given them a Overall Rating of Good and I'm sure they will release a fix but until then these really are just usefully for music/movies and not for phone calls. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound but skips if connected bluetoothThe headset sounds great when plugged in my work laptop but when connecting via bluetooth, the sounds skips. I have downloaded the latest version of the software but the problem persists. The laptop is sitting directly in front of me so there is nothing blocking the signal. I want this to work because the cable gets in the way of my keyboard and I like to listen to music/block sounds throughout the day. This is an expensive headset and it should connect better. I am running Windows 10 Pro on my machine.
Date published: 2018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoying it so far. One problemThey are very comfortable. Battery life is exquisite. But if you wear a winter hat then put the headphones over it, the sensors that turn the music on and off don't activate. It's an awesome feature but should have the ability to deactivate it. They have good sound. Not amazing but for 150 cheaper than bose you can't complain. Solid low end. Other than the hat thing I am really enjoying them. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a new favorite pair of headphonesI use my headphones every day, both at home and on the job. I do a lot of video editing and copywriting, as well as video gaming on my PS4. So when I'm not using them professionally, I put them on to get in the zone or play games. I wanted a pair with reliable bluetooth, decent sound, long batterylife, a good mic and 3,5mm plugin that would accept 3rd party cables to connect it with my PS4 controller. Because some manufacturers make it difficult in that regard (looking at you Sony)I really take my time when I'm deciding on a new buy, a couple of days even. When I was looking for the best possible buy, I came accross a couple of reviews for the Backbeat Pro 2. It looked like it had everything I'd wanted and even more. I didn't necessarily need the noise cancelling feature (though I'm really glad I have it now). But the headphones as a whole looked perfect for me, so I decided to buy them.I have them for a couple of days now, and I absolutely adore them. They are the most feature heavy headphones I have ever come accross. I love how I can turn on the noise cancelling at will, I get a good battery indication, easy playback and phonecall controls, motion sensor actions... And I haven't even played around with the optional Plantronics Hub app yet!I have tested the mic thoroughly by calling from my phone, from my macbook, from my imac... I can go around the house and have clear phonecalls with ease. They are very comfortable as well. I do have got the feeling that they will be very warm to wear in the summer, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.Overall: what a great pair of headphones this is!
Date published: 2016-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Headphone. Your search ends here & nowThe Best Headphone. Your search ends here & nowI have had these now for 3 days & I am thoroughly impressed. I came across the Backbeat Pro 1 model a couple of years ago & was blown away, the Backbeat Pro 2 only improves on a word class headphone from a quiet leader in high end headphones. Plantronics has been making leading communication devices & is the choice of NASA astronauts & now they have put that technology into a high end consumer headphone.Being a pilot I spend my life wearing over ear headphones. The Backbeat Pro 2 sound quality is second to none (I have used Bose for aviation as well as travel & David Clark, Lightspeed, AKG, Beats, Sennheiser, Telex, & Sigtronics); the sound quality will leaving you wanting nothing more. The bass has improved over the previous model & when you turn on the noise cancelling there is no loss or drop in bass or audio quality as seen with many other units including the last model. The bass is deep but not muddy or capable of a headache from long use & it is also punchy when it needs to be, listening to “Wake Up by Arcade Fire” and you will see. The highs & mids are well balanced & smooth. Listening to live music is also a pleasure with the Pro 2’s.As for fit & finish these are lighter & more comfortable than the previous model & on par with any Bose as are the soft ear cups & headband &, great aesthetics. I like the slim sleek profile design over the last model. Up in the airplane cabin the noise cancellation really shines, you cannot even hear yourself speak, only fell your vocal vibration, early silence that puts you in your own world more so than the competition. Even the passive cancellation it very good & will make the battery last for literally days. The battery life is the secret weapon here, it will literally last for days and days if not a weeks’ worth of travel or flights across the Oceans. The large volume wheel on the ear cup works perfectly as do the skip play/pause buttons. I like how they are consolidated to one ear cup.I like how when you remove the headphones it pauses your music & starts right back up when you put them on, or just leave them on & use the open mic to hear your surrounding or talk to people. Making calls is also a pleasure, the dual mics cut background noise, and I use these for conference call while on the move no problem & the added mic mute is a cherry on top. With the 330’ range you can walk all over your home or office or backyard like never before while on a call or listening to music, works with Siri seamlessly all the while.When I search the web & do comparisons I cannot find anything that checks all of the boxes like these Backbeat Pro 2’s, then you add in the excellent build, premium noise cancelling, & sound quality the choice is clear. Thanks Plantronics for deciding to improve on a good thing and making the best headphones. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall, satisfied!I bought these to replace my apple iPhones be head phones threat come with the phone. I started commuting to NYC on the subways. The other ear buds just didn’t perform well over the subway noise.After I got Pro 2, I have tested them with “songs to test headphones” tracks on Spotify with good quality and enjoyable.During weekdays, I commute between NJ and NYC, total travel time of an hour and 45 mins. On the 34th street-Penn Station for the 2/3 subway trains the headphones do a GREAT JOB dulling away the screeching sound of the 1 train. The decibels ranged from 85 -88db when the trains come on both sides of the platform with the intercoms blasting announcements on the platform. On the 2 train, as it makes its way to the Bronx, the decibels peak up to 82-84db, once again the noise cancellation come through.Before these I use to wear the apple headphones where at times I had to increase the volume up to the max, which doesn’t seemed enough but I am sure would not be good for the ear drums in the long run. The headphones make a huge difference and are worth it.Decibels of 85 average with a whole team of Junior Leaguers, the Pro-2 come through again.In terms of durability, I am being gentle with them as one of the comments on Amazon had picture of a damaged pair, without over filling my messenger bag that there is enough room for the headphones. As I bought these during the summer, the material design does have a feel like it’s not “breathable”, it does feel sticky/clinging while on the NYC subway stations as the subway are not air conditioned, they do end up feeling heavy, sticky, suffocating, Unbreathable, but the quality didn’t get hindered in my experience. Hopefully it will keep the ears warm during the winter session.The noise-cancellation is awesome, A few times on the train NJTRANSIT, the ticket master had to tap on my shoulder to get my attention as the noise cancellation had cut him out. Subtle loss of noise-canceling capacity when the battery is on low, expected.When the headphones announce the battery is low, I have turned off noice-cancellation and gotten nuf life to get to my destination. Battery is good, I have always drained them beyond low and done a ~6+ hours of charge before using it.Overall, satisfied TG.(I measured the decibels through dB Meter app). [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made. Excellent featuresWorks great.Sounds great.Easy to use.Comfortable. Good price.
Date published: 2017-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They ROCK !!What more could you ask for? Excellent sound, quality construction, simply to use... The Backbeats PRO2 is all of that, and you can answer calls too.(it has bluetooth mic) I paired mine to my Android 6.0 smartphone with no issues. My Daughter is jealous and what a pair for Christmas now. Disclosure:I recieved a complimentary productform Plantronics. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headphones everI bought the head phones to replace my corded head phones, This is the best pair i have every owned. They seem to just take control of what your listening to and what you need to do. They pause for incoming phone calls and when removing head set. They block out unwanted noise and conversation. That is the pulse. Performance and Prices, so what is the excuse not to purchase. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product for the priceHave been using this for a month. It works as advertised. Noise cancellation is not on par with Bose headphones. But for the price, it is a good bargain.
Date published: 2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good headset, poor connection.I bought this to replace a headset I used listening to music while working. The fit, finish, audio and noise canceling are great. The blue tooth connection will drop out occasionally for a second or two and the audio quality is not as good as wired.
Date published: 2017-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bang for the buckBought this for my wife. She is quite happy with the headphones. Easy connectivity a bit of a learning curve using features. Noise cancelling is middle of the road. Sounds quite good for a Bluetooth product.
Date published: 2016-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective, stylish and comfortableI have previously owned the original BackBeat Pro model, which I enjoyed very much. After 3 years of daily use the ear cuffs started to break up at the seems and while the headset was still functional it just didn't look that great anymore. I relegated the old pair to outdoor use and bought myself the mk 2. I really like the aesthetics of the new model, the brown headband and ear cuffs matching perfectly with my leather jacket. They are significantly smaller and lighter than the mk 1, which is a bonus while wearing but also on the move, packed in a cabin bag etc. The ear cuffs are not as plush, but hopefully that means they are more durable than the originals. The comfort is still top notch, even while wearing glasses. The sound signature is significantly more neutral on the new model, with less bass boost and more pronounced mids, which should appeal to purists and audiophiles. This is not to say that the sound isn't engaging, far from it, but do not expect them to sound exactly like the old model. The noise cancelling has far less detrimental effect on sound quality. In noisy environments it really enhances the sound experience, not only removing background noise, but boosting frequencies that would otherwise drown in the general buzz. Battery life is still as excellent, and this despite the smaller and lighter headset. All in all, a clear winner and a step up from the older model.
Date published: 2017-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, good sound, so so ANCWas looking for universal work/leisure wireless blue-tooth set and picked up BB Pro 2 based on previous great experience with Plantronics products. Generally speaking, I like the soundsignature, quite clear and on warm side, though might not please bass heads.Mostly listening to jazz and various kinds of electronic music. ANC leaves place for improvement, turning on will reducenoise level marginally but not completely. Very impressed with comfortable ear cups, lightweight and could easily keepheadphones on for few hours. What I didn't like - - Blue Tooth connectivity can get lost or interrupted completely or partially, especially on the move. I'm using BB Fit with same sound sources without any issue in same environments. Must've to do with Bluetooth in BB Pro 2.- Upon arrival the faux leather parts, like cups had a pronounced strong plastic odor. Wore off with time. - Skype for business compatibility, the mic mute functionality doesn't work.
Date published: 2018-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackBeat Pro 2 HeadphonesI am 73 years old and have trouble hearing in a noisy enviroment. These headphones allow me to enjoy music and even movies from the tv once again.. They have great crisp sound and just perfect bass without being overwhelmed by it.
Date published: 2017-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great value!Shopped around for headphones for travel & conf calls. Wanted good bottom end on music. NC is very good. Battery life is excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreatBought for daughter she loves it. Would buy again !!!
Date published: 2016-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a great productI bought these excellent headphones a couple of months ago. The sound is quite good and the noise cancelling feature is surprisingly good. Maybe not the best NC on the market but at this price it exceeded my expectations.The only fault I find in these headphones is the sensor that automatically pauses the music (when playing Spotify) when you take the headphones off. I wear glasses all the time and sometimes if I don´t have the headphones completely settled around my ear the music stops and starts at random times. Very annoying when working. But when you find the right position for the headphones around your ear, they work perfectly again.If it wasn´t for this minor problem I would have given these headphones 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best headphones made!!I received my Plantronics Back Beat Pro 2 SE headphones about a week ago and it has been pure bliss since unboxing them. The box they shipped with was even done with a lot of class and the storage bag for them was the best, very functionally elegant. The headphones themselves were mind-numbingly simple to use and setup, they were very feature loaded, truly perfect for a well seasoned audiophile like myself. I founded them to be exceedingly comfortable to wear and they didn't feel bulky at all and after a very short few minutes, I had even forgotten that I had them on, especially since I could also make and receive all of my phone calls with them. Next came the sound quality and believe me, I put them through the paces in my live music studio, even using them for my music mixing and editing tasks, the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 SE headphones exceeded every expectations that I had and even out performed my professional studio headphones across the board, for comfort, sound quality and all of the excellent features that come along with them. There are even some special apps that you could download, that allow you to customize, personalize and boost the performance of these great headphones, even more than the absolutely great job that they already do right out of the box.These headphones will actually respond very nimbly, to every change that you make with them and in my mind, that makes these the very best headphones made for everyday use, as I no longer have to switch between the Back Beat Pro 2's and my studio-specific headphones all of the time, especially while I'm in the studio or even if I am on the go, to yet another pair of headphones or even my blue-tooth earpiece, because they work great all of the time, whether I'm using them in blue-tooth mode, near-field mode or even wired, simply the best pair of headphones I have ever owned!! The Backbeat Pro 2's ability to physically change with the conditions and the environment, is worth the ridiculously low cost of these headphones, even without the low price point they're truly amazing, but don't take my word for it, go out and find yourself a pair of these headphones and try them out for yourself, they really must be experienced to be believed, they truly are just this good!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features.I'm a college student with 3 toddlers. This headphone doesn't block out background noise very well. I'm still able to hear them downstairs. It does have good features and blocks out some noise, but not enough
Date published: 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound fit and featuresBought these for a long plane trip and to use at work. I really like that it pauses your music when you remove them from your head, and then automatically plays again when you put them back on, it's like magic!
Date published: 2016-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, good range and sound quality.Overall this was a good purchase as the BackBeat PRO 2 headset is all that it is advertised to be. Good sound quality, good range, good battery life, comfortable, and easy connect ability. My only slight complaint would be that the power button is a bit too prominent and I have accidently powered down a couple times. Well worth the purchase as I am getting a lot of use with the BackBeat PRO 2.
Date published: 2017-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome soundSound is great and sound damping more than adequate
Date published: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too GoodThe BackBeat PRO 2 has so many features, great aesthetics, and amazing sound quality. The controls are practical, even if it seems unusual at first. The design of it looks of much high quality than one would expect at its price point. The sound is amazingly balanced. Although it seems like it has more of a flat response, which means that it may lack some of the bass that many people enjoy, the quality is just superb. It's just too good to be true.
Date published: 2017-04-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! Sound is spot on!Used them this week on a flight and the noise cancelling worked just as I have hoped. Very comfortable for the whole 5 hour flight. The battery just keeps on chugging too. Definitely pick these up!
Date published: 2016-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice form factor and sound quality, lots of quirksJust arrived and while I really like the lightness, relatively non-bulky form factor and the feature set, there are a lot of Bluetooth related quirks.* Having 2 devices paired can make for a confusing experience. Not sure which device "owns" the headphones at any given time.* Didn't know before buying that if you use the headphones as a headset for VoIP or teleconferencing calls with a computer (Mac) it reduces audio quality considerably since your using a microphone and it switches to a different Bluetooth profile.* Get random clicks and glitches heard through the headphones when they're idle. Not sure where that comes from.
Date published: 2017-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase!A lot sturdier than other headphones we have owned previously.
Date published: 2017-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super reliable and comfortable headphones!I bought these headphones to help me focus in my noisy studio environment at school. I am surrounded by many other mouth-breathers and easily distracted yappers. I needed something noise-cancelling and wireless so that I can walk around my studio without removing my headphones, thus unintentionally inviting others to speak to me like I actually care about what they're saying. These headphones allowed me to walk 300 ft (maybe more) away from these chums and still focus my attention on my work without yanking any cables or cords in the process. After many hours of constant use, I noticed brief seconds of disconnection. I found that giving them a little break, disconnecting, turning them off, and them back on and reconnecting fixed this. These headphones are great for the active mobile studio environment but are not ideal for the immobile binge-watching Netflix environment. A customer is likely to feel a pinching or pressure on the temples and under the ears from the tightness of the headphones if reclining in bed or sitting on a long flight (again, ideal for moving around. I am also expecting this to weaken over time and become more comfortable). For the price and features not found on many other products (play/pause sensors, active-listening, unbelievably long battery life, and longest wireless range I could find), the BackBeat PRO 2 are well worth it! I highly recommend confirming that they are in stock before ordering (even if the website says they are. Trust me).
Date published: 2017-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great earphones with amazing batterythe earphones are great, comfortable and the battery, simply amazing!, i would like an improved noise cancellation feature, it cuts plane and train noise but not background voices...
Date published: 2017-03-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Headphones for the Regular PersonI love music. I'm a musician myself, and I like to listen to music wherever I am. So naturally, a decent pair of headphones is a must for me. But I'm a student, with a very small budget, who has to prioritize my purchases. For me, as much as I'd love to own a pair, a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones, they've never been affordable for me. I've been stuck with cheap earbuds and on-ear phones that can't provide satisfactory audio quality or noise isolation.As I was writing up a list of purchases that I felt were important to me going into the next school year, noise-cancelling headphones were first on the list. So I decided to do a little digging. As expected, the vast majority of quality headphones simply weren't within my budget. But to my surprise, I discovered the Backbeat Pro 2, and was blown away by what I was reading. From the reviews I saw, they sounded like a quality pair of headphones, with solid construction, good audio quality, and effective noise cancellation. The most amazing part was, they sold for much cheaper than any of their immediate competitors, cheap enough to fit my very restrictive budget. To be honest, they sounded a little too good to be true. But after reading numerous reviews, I decided to try them out.Boy, am I glad I did. I love these headphones. Admittedly, they're not the classiest looking headphones I've ever seen. But I wasn't looking for a fashion statement, and they certainly don't look bad either. They're well-built, and they seem sturdy. The soft case that is included with the headphones isn't anything special or particularly strong, but the soft lining inside should be very effective in preventing your headphones from being scratched.The main things that I love about the Pro 2 can be summed up in a few basic categories.1. Sound QualityFull disclosure: I'm not a hardcore audiophile. I have friends that fit that description, and I am not one of them. However, I am a dedicated musician myself, I'm a paid teacher at a music school, and I love music. So while I may not be a full-on audiophile, I know good sound quality when I hear it; and I can tell when a pair of headphones has skimped in the audio quality department. That is not the case with these headphones. The detail in these headphones is amazing, and the balance between lows, mids, and highs is almost always satisfying. The bass isn't quite as solid as it might be in some more expensive options, but unless you're a major basshead, it should be plenty to fill out your music. 8/102. Noise CancellingThe world we live in is noisy. I don't live in a big city, but the regular humdrum sounds of life are a constant reality, and they're especially noticeable when travelling. For me, a portable pair of headphones is an essential part of focusing my thoughts when I'm surrounded by noise and activity; and for that need, active noise cancelling is a beautiful gift from above. I had had very little experience with ANC headphones before I purchased this pair, so I can't compare them to their competitors for day-to-day use. However, I will say this: the ANC in these headphones will more than suffice for my needs. Blocking out traffic sounds, airplane noise, the buzz of conversation, and other droning sounds is a breeze with these headphones. While they can't do much to help you with more abrupt or unpredictable noise (close voices, for example, or loud, unpredictable clanging), most annoying noise is filtered out pretty effectively. 7/103. ComfortIf you're going to be wearing a pair of headphones for long periods of time, you don't want to feel their presence on your head as an annoyance. The whole point of headphones is to surround you with music and isolate you from the outside; if the presence of the music comes with its own discomfort, it severely detracts from its own purpose. While these headphones certainly don't disappear when you put them on-- it is the nature of noise-cancelling headphones to be larger and more noticeable than their smaller musical counterparts-- they do a pretty good job of staying out of your way. They're relatively light, and the padding on the earcups is soft and pleasant. If you wear them for hours on end, you'll be more than ready to remove them at the end of the day; but they'll never become more than a minor annoyance, and even then only after very extended use. 7/10ConclusionOverall, I the Backbeat Pro 2 headphones are a solid purchase for an everyday music lover who just wants to enjoy their music in peace. If you're an extreme audiophile, you may not be satisfied with the bass; but for pretty much every other normal person, the audio quality will feel like bliss. The noise cancelling may not be the absolute best in the industry; I wouldn't know, as I've never owned any other ANC headphones. But from my layman's perspective, it's pretty dang good. And the comfort level is just fine for regular use; it may not be anything revolutionary, but that's not what I was expecting. They're just good headphones, for a good price, for the everyday user. I highly recommend them. Overall 8/10.
Date published: 2017-03-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy design, fantastic featuresI am really enjoying my Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones. The design is sleek and classy, they aren't too bulky and have a little bit of a wood grain look on the sides and a leather look and feel over the band. The sound quality is excellent and they are comfortable to wear. It was super easy to pair these headphones with both my PC and my Android phone and I love that they can be paired with 2 devices at the same time....saves me a lot of time when I want to switch from one device to the other. The dial for volume along with the buttons for playback function are great, and easy to find and the features are phenomenal...the noise cancellation works like a charm, and I love the open mic feature that allows me to hear my daughter when she comes to talk to me while I'm listening to something in the headphones. Normally, I have to hold up a finger to put her on hold and then pause my video or song and take off my headphones and then have her repeat herself. Now, I can hear her the first time and have a conversation with her on the spot without all the scrambling and pausing of things. :) All in all, I think these headphones are fantastic and I'm thoroughly enjoying them! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Sound and a Comfortable FitI bought these for in the office to help drown out background noise. The noise isolation is great and the sound really is excellent. These would be hard to beat at the price point. I like that I can use bluetooth or corded. Battery life is excellent as many have reported. I will say that while connected to bluetooth I sometimes get some glitchy behavior with the microphone turning on or off randomly, not always connected right away, and my computer not using it as the microphone. Bluetooth can be temperamental for any device so this doesn't bother me much and the basic connectivity and listening component works excellent and is reliable. It's more so the feature that were built for a phone don't always work as easily with my laptop. But perhaps that should be expected.
Date published: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's just plain SEXYI received this product as a Christmas gift this year. The only thing I asked for was Bose Noise Cancelling head phones because I'm a flight attendant for private charter and, well... need them. So my boyfriend spent a day researching which ones were actually the best thing out there and carefully selected the Plantronics for me and I could not be happier. I feel like a total baller when I look at them and like a Dj when I have them resting around my neck. I love them. He tells me the price was fair as well, so that makes me happy :)
Date published: 2017-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackBeat PRO 2 is a Pro at noise reductionI bought these headphones about a month ago, because I am working in an open office with a lot of background noise. While I am by no means an absolute audiophile I do enjoy high quality sound and more importantly great headphones. At home I have a couple of 10 year old Sennheiser's, that are pretty good by any standard. However these headphones blow them out of the water, especially considering that they are wireless (Bluetooth and IR). The sound is very rich and easy to control. I have them hooked up to my cheapo Samsung Advant phone and I seriously could not complain about anything. The distance of the wireless is insanely good. I can walk easily 60-70 feet from my phone and still get great reception. The headphones are very comfortable to wear and the battery last for ever and a day. I am seriously surprised at how good they are and how much headphone technology has advanced over the last 10 years.
Date published: 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior SoundThe sound quality of the headphones stand out from the competitors. I felt like I was in a booth with surround sound. They are also very comfortable. I love the packaging, in their own bag containing the charger. These wireless headphones are easily connected by Bluetooth to any other device. Volume controls and power buttons are easily accessible when in use. Awesome headphones for gaming, listening to music or handsfree phone use. Love them!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones, awesome features and lightThe headphones are fantastic. Noise-cancelling is really good (not perfect but good). They are so lightweight it's crazy. My last pair of noise-cancelling headphones were about 3 times heavier. These are very comfortable for hours of wear as well.The controls on the left ear cup take a little to get used to but after the first day I had no issues. I love that the headphones pause your music/video when you take them off your head.I was on the fence getting these or the Special Edition pair - I'm very happy I picked these as the brown is a really cool and unique color for headphones.My only negative, which is very minor, is that I am having a tough time finding a good hard case. I would love it if Plantronics had a hard case for sale similar to the case that comes with the SE headphones.
Date published: 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing but one small problemIv had these headphones for almost a week and so far they are amazing and have decent sounds when it comes to the lower end. All the features listed work absolutely well in my opinion and the battery is very well. The only problem that I have is my ears are a little to big for the headphones. After wearing them for 30 min. to an hour, my ears start to get a very acking pain and I have to give the headphones a little rest off my head. Other than that I believe this product stands up to what the producers says it is capable of.
Date published: 2017-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent qualityPerfect headphones and nice style working perfectly
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good sound for wirelessI have been using the Backbeat Pro 2 headphones for a couple of weeks and have been pleasantly surprised. In fact I will be selling my OPPO PM3 headphones due to enjoying the sound of the Backbeat Pro 2 headphones better.These headphones have plenty of base for me and the only disappointment is that the highs are not as clear as some headphones I have used. The sound isolation is OK, but is not up to the level of the Bose QC 15 headphones I have been using for air travel. But my Bose are not wireless.I have not worn these for long stretches of time, so cannot comment on long term comfort. The inner earcups could be a little larger. Or maybe I need my ears trimmed. That are snug but not uncomfortably so.For the price, these are excellent enjoyable cans.
Date published: 2017-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and smart commandsHow could I leave so many time without a backbeat PRO 2? It's simply amazing and the sound is perfect. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic ProductThese headphones are GREAT!!!! I love them. I even had my husband try them to see what he thought. His reaction was: "WOW!!! These are awesome". I had to tell him hands off they are mine!!!! Seriously, the BackBeat PRO 2 are the nicest headphone I have ever used.I love the Bluetooth capability, I am not a real tech savvy person and I was able to link them to my phone right away.If you want a set of headphones to use for workouts, studying, just hanging out and listening to your favorite music you will not be disappointed in these.Well worth the investment!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice and quietI like it.ANC works well for droning background noise, usually I'm surprised at the sounds that go away even in my fairly quiet office. The headphones have a sensor that pauses audio on my iPhone whenever I take them off, then starts it again when I put them back on. This feature is genius.The foam is firm but comfortable. I wish the part that goes over my ear was bigger, but they're still pretty comfortable.They connect great to my phone every time.The Open Mic feature turns up the outside volume, but it sounds weird. So I usually just take off the headphones if I want to listen.
Date published: 2017-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Beat Pro 2Awesome quality, pairs easily and cancels noise. Highly recommend it! Only problem, its not good quality headphone to make phone calls. The other person on the line cant hear my too well. Overall its still 5 stars in my book.
Date published: 2019-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not too shabbybought these as my first noise cancelling ... very pleased
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features!Best travel size over ear noise cancelling wireless I've ever had. Great travel bag. comfortable and functional. Love the auto detect feature but also key that you can turn it off if needed! battery lasts for days. Top notch. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality/great valueI purchased this set of headphones to use with my iPhone 7. My point of reference is my Bose (wired) noise-cancelling Quiet Comfort headphones. I loved those so I was just going to update to the blue tooth version when I stumbled across these on CNET reviews. Not expecting too much, I thought I'd give them a try. To my very pleasant surprise, I discovered that I wasn't compromising much at all in terms of sound quality. And the design features are very practical on top of that. I really like these. And they're half the price.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound / Great ValueI work from home a lot and have dealt with distractions for quite a while. As such I decided to find a good noise-canceling headset and was encouraged by the reviews I found for the BackBeat PRO 2. The price was very attractive, so I gave it a try. I am really happy I did. The sound is outstanding with a really strong bass response. The active noise-cancellation is quite good (my wife now has to tap me on the shoulder to get my attention) and I really like the ease of use to control volume and to answer phone calls. Getting the internal microphone was a nice bonus I wasn't really looking for. Overall, I give the BackBeat PRO 2 a big thumbs-up for performance and value and recommend it highly.“Disclosure: A sweepstakes entry was received in exchange for this review.”
Date published: 2017-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bluetooth headphonesI have tried numerous bluetooth headphones, in, on, and over ear. I tried these based on reviews from numerous sites and they do not disappoint. the noise cancelling and sound are great. I own at least five pairs of phones and these ones come with me everywhere. The battery is great I have to charge them once a week after hours of work.
Date published: 2017-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit bulky; but an excellent productI received these a couple of weeks ago as a replacement for an old pair of Bose wired noise cancelling headphones. The bluetooth range on these is excellent, as is the sound quality. The noise cancellation is good enough that I can't hear my chihuahua barking in the same room. The controls don't feel as high quality as other brands; but that's reflected in the price and I'm sure they'll be as long-lasting as my other Plantronics products. They also feel a bit heavier and bulkier than some other brands I tried; but certainly aren't uncomfortable.
Date published: 2016-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, many features and great price point!I recently received these headphones and I have to say they're incredible! Not only is the audio quality top notch, but the amount of features included make it a steal at the price well below the competition. The Noise Cancelling does a solid job and allows you to really enjoy the music and sounds. While the noise cancelling is not on the same level as Bose, it's more than enough to drown outside interference and when you factor in the audio quality, you have a real winner! The auto sensing features are so handy and you never knew you needed it until you get spoiled by Plantronics! I highly recommend these cans!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for moneyThis is a followup to review done 13 months ago,More than a year ago when I first got my hands on the BackBeat PRO 2, they impressed by the ease of use and quality for the priceNow a year after, my old statements are still true, and the headset is in use every dayMy wife ended up being hospitalized for many months, and I let her use the BackBeat PRO 2s. They allowed her to listen to audio books, and with the noice cancelling, although not completely leaving all noice out, it was enough to filter out a lot of the "noice" usually heard in a ward. The headphones has very good battery life, and recharge quick. Perhaps quicker than many other I have tested over the years.The fabric pouch they came with is still in perfect shape, after being used every day, as well as the cushions (no sign of cracks or wear and tear)A solid product that has shown to last and be able to take a beating [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound Quality Is EverythingI guess I'm a simple guy, I don't use head phones as a fashion statement, to associate myself with celebrity. or to feed on some arbitrarily driven technological marketing race. When it comes to reproducing great sound quality without a cord however, I am very critical. To that extent, I judge the noise canceling feature as an enhancement to sound quality and not as a means of escape from my environment. Last night I had the pleasure of sitting awake in bed until 3:00 a.m. It wasn't insomnia though, I was listening to music on my Backbeat Pro 2s and just couldn't stop. I have a few DJs I follow on MixCloud who really pay attention tosound stage detail when mastering their recordings. This is very subtle fazing and delay stuff that is lost on most good quality wired headphones, so I was shocked by how accurate and razor sharp this set of BLUETOOTH head phones sounded. More impressive was this crispness was backed by an almost spooky solid low frequency signal. Often the subtle 3D soundstage quality is destroyed with single driver head phones. The tweet and mid will distort under the weight of the sub wave, which muddies the fine details. Happy to say that's not the case here. At the risk of getting personal, I confess, my wife snores so I ware earplugs. Not a run away freight train snore, more of an idling diesel truck, but being a light sleeper it might as well be a jet engine. Last night, I had the Volume pretty low, less than half way, but never once did the Mrs' Mack truck get passed the noise reduction. I was lost in pure sound for hours... Oh bliss!I would be exaggerating if I said I'd ware a dead goat on my head if it sounded this good. Given the fact these Pro 2s look much nicer than a goat, have plenty of tech gizmos, and last 24 hours on a single charge, I can honestly say I'm not disappointed in the least that I can't make a stew out of them. When it comes to value for the money, I'm absolutely blown away by what the Backbeat Pro 2s can do sonically, so all the other great features is just straight up frosting.
Date published: 2017-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for $Only recommendation would be that the volume could go louder but then again I might be deaf in my old age from all the loud concerts I went to. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved ProductivityI work in a noisy office and found it hard to concentrate on important details. The BackBeat Pro 2 has made a huge different in solving this problem, and I am much more productive as a result of wearing the headset.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They’re Great!I’ve just got these and I love them already I recommend them to anyone who’s looking for a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones
Date published: 2019-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product , so far.Only a couple weeks in to this product but so far i am bery pleased. All control features are easily accessable on headset, Fit is comfortable and the sound quality is very good.The noise cancelling seems pretty good but is not a total blockout. Overall i am very much satisfied to this piont.
Date published: 2017-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKBEAT!!!Growing up as a child Of the 1980's, I had the honor of being exposed to some of the best motion picture sequels ever created. The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II, and Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom. Here I am some 30 years after those sequels were released, and I am happy to inform you a Fourth great Sequel exist!!! Plantronics scores big with The Backbeat Pro 2. They have made the product more comfortable, the speakers and the bass is even better than the 2014 model.The buttons and even the Pairing process itself has been redesigned to perfection. They even have the Plantronics Hub, an app you can download to track your Headset when it is lost or stolen, and it also provides you with inform ation about your backbeat 2 headset. Lets not forget about the ability to have 2 devices paired to the headset simultaneously as well. As a Backbeat Pro Fan and avid user, I was very much looking forward to Plantronics adding IPx4 Waterproof & sweatproof coating and that is somewhat disappointing. That being said Plantronics has still Created a 5 Star product that I will continue to praise and support. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super solid pair of headphonesI bought this a couple of weeks ago after having wanted nice over ear headphones for months. I did a lot of research and couldn't afford the Bose QC 35 and a lot of reviews said these were in the ballpark for half as much. I decided to buy these and I'm actually really happy with them, the only few problems being that occasionally the Bluetooth will stutter, and they're not the prettiest looking headphones. They're rather large and look weird on my head. Over all though, great for the money
Date published: 2017-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect!I couldn't be happier with the sound quality. The bass is strong but not overwhelming. They are comfortable to wear, and I love that I can take a phone call with them. The noise cancelling is not as good as I had hoped, but that is not really what I bought them for. I bought these because they were on every list I read for top headphones in 2016, and I can see why. At nearly half the price of the comparable Bose or Sony headphones, these are a steal.
Date published: 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design and Sound QualityI bought the BackBeat Pro 2 headphones as a Christmas gift to myself. No local stores had any in stock, so I was a bit apprehensive to order such a product without first being able to assess the fit, function and build quality. However, based upon the many positive reviews here and elsewhere, I made the purchase direct from Plantronics. I could not be happier. Headphones arrived promptly, and the fit, function and build quality are fantastic. Everyone's different, but I've had no ear discomfort at all when wearing for prolonged periods (about 2-2.5hrs. on a couple of occasions).Pairing the headphones to my Galaxy S6 was simple and the music sound quality is excellent. In addition to music, I can make and receive calls, and all parties have indicated the voice quality is excellent as well. Controls work as advertised allowing one to pause playback, as well as skip forward and back. The headphones also cleverly pause playback when removed or placed around the neck if interrupted, and resume play when again placed over your ears.Finally, the active noise cancelling really does block most droning noises. Computer fans, vacuums, leaf blowers outside, airline engines (only based on a couple of short flights) are completely blocked. I don't have any experience in a crowded work environment, but I'm sure the attenuation would make these worth their weight in gold.Overall this is a quality set of headphones that has met all my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone.
Date published: 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific upgrade from original BackBeat ProThe biggest change on the Pro 2 is the oval shape of the ear cups. It is much more comfortable to wear and makes a better seal. The other changes include the volume control and buttons that turn on the set and noise cancelling. I actually prefer the old placements, especially the volume control, but I suppose I'll get used to them. Of course, the sound: maybe it's just me, but I think they sound even better than the original Pro and that's saying a lot! One more item: These are lighter than the Pros and I noticed that right away when I picked them up. All in all, great job, Plantronics! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing technology in such a small headsetI bought this headset about a week ago and it’s the best thing I have ever bought. Amazing features from the smart sensor to the open listening it’s all amazing
Date published: 2018-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullGreat Audio, Great Comfort, Great Headsets (recommended to all my friends)!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!Great sound, great comfort, great Headphones! ..
Date published: 2017-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sound after you get it workingSummary: Immersive sound, more bass, less midrange and treble. Excellent fit and finish. Took a few pairings to get controls working. Noise canceling not noticeably apparent. Automatic pause can get annoying. Very appealing product.Unboxing: Very stylish packaging. When you slide the inner box out and open it, it's like opening a present. Remove the seal holding black tissue paper, peel the paper back, and an elegant 2 compartment grey cloth case is revealed. One drawstring compartment holds the phones, the other zippered compartment holds a USB-mini cable and a male-male stereo adapter. Look and feel of a high end product.Setup and pairing: Effortless with my iPhone. Took a few tries with my laptop. Once paired with the laptop, did not get controls working until I deleted and re-paired the device. Once properly paired, controls (play/pause, forward/reverse, volume) worked. If the iTunes app is not open on your Mac, pressing the Play button launches iTunes. Similarly, with the phone, I had to delete and re-pair and power cycle the Pro 2's before the controls worked.Listening: I chose Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "Brain Salad Surgery" album which has a mix of vocal and solo guitar, as well as more complex instrumental arrangements. Playback was very satisfying, immersive, and detailed. For comparison, I used wired phones from a well-respected Japanese consumer product giant, often mentioned as reference headphones by some audio writers and web-sites. The Pro 2's have deeper bass and slightly more shrill treble, but were not fatiguing to listen to over a long period. Using the supplied 3.5mm male-male connector, the headphones will work without the power on as passive headphones, but the noise canceling features and music controls don't work. As far as I can tell, neither will the microphone for phone calls.Ergonomics: Excellent fit and finish, easy to adjust to my head, nicely padded top band and ear cups. The ear cups do not look replaceable. The controls work with a light touch, and once you know the volume adjustment is not a wheel, but more like a circular switch, it becomes natural to use. They are heavier than my wired phones, but they pack more electronics in them. Not tiring to wear.Phone calls: After the initial issues with setup, call quality was fine and the person on the other end of the call could hear me clearly. Phone calls will pause music.Noise canceling features: The ear cups fit well and do a good job of reducing external noise. I ran a Roomba vacuum near me to try to see how the noise canceling worked but did not notice much difference. In both cases, the sound of the music is what I heard, so the acoustic isolation of the ear cups might have been enough. My private jet was unavailable (I don't have one) so I could not test on an airplane. I did not take it on a bus or subway either.Open mic: This feature allows you to be more receptive to ambient sounds like when someone is calling you to supper. However, I found this to be very sensitive. The music gets stopped when the noise is detected. I'd prefer a tap on the shoulder to get my attention, and if I was walking in traffic, I would not wear these headphones.Auto pause: When used in wireless mode, removing the right ear cup pauses the music. Nice idea but if you move your head or jaw, this feature could cause the music to stop at undesirable times. Putting the headset back on normally starts up the music, but this does not always work. This auto pause/replay can be disabled. I plan to disable it for my use.I received these headphones from the manufacturer in exchange for an honest review. If I was in the market for a noise canceling phone, I would give these serious consideration for sound quality. I was not able to adequately evaluate the noise cancelling features and would advise a prospective owner to test this more extensively in her own noisy environment before making a commitment. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy choiceGreat sound. Comfy fit. Good luck. Solid price. Exactly what I wanted out of these.
Date published: 2019-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackBeat Pro 2 is awesomeI just received the headphones and O M G I'm in love. The sound quality is amazing, I personally love the bass in them. The fact that you can turn the noise canceling off and on is remarkable! The sensors on this device surprised me but "oh do they come in handy"!!! To be honest they appear to by very heavy but that's not the case at all, plus it comes with a nifty travel bag with an extra pocket to carry your cords. To sum it up these are the most comfortable headphones/bluetooth that I have ever owned. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Headset with mic works greatI work from home and have to speak to clients all day on my cell phone. This headset is comfortable and helps me hear my clients clearly. The cell phone volume is too low for me. Plus I like the noise cancelling and music capabilities.
Date published: 2016-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value for Noise Cancelling HeadphonesThe BackBeat PRO 2 are among the best value you can find for noise cancelling headphones. Coming from the original BackBeat PRO, this new generation is a great step up in design and performance. Plantronics did a great job ensuring the overall design, look and feel of the BackBeat PRO are on par with headphones that cost much more. From a comfort standpoint, I was able to wear these for hours on a cross country plane ride and also in my noisy NYC hotel room without ever feeling like I had to take them off. And since I mentioned wearing these for hours, it's also worth mentioning that the battery life on the BackBeat PRO 2 is nothing short of awesome! I was able to fly to NYC wearing them, use them in my hotel room for a couple hours and still have enough battery life to get me home. The user experience is very simple and intuitive as well. Sound is very high quality and crisp, and I found music quality has improved over the previous generation of the BackBeat PRO. My only complaint comes with the 3.5mm cable included with the BackBeat PRO 2. For as high quality as everything else is that comes with these headphones, the 3.5mm cable felt very cheap. This is more perception than performance, so you don't lose anything here necessarily, but when everything else looks and feels so premium, it's a shame a little detail like this got missed. All in all though, these are hands down the best value for money noise cancelling headphones you can buy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You give and take...Disclaimer: This review is solely based on MY personal experience and preference of the Plantronics BackBeat Pro headset. My views will differ from others, and I am just saying what I like/dislike about the BBPro 2's. The only way to find out is to try them yourself. Okay, where to start? The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2's was something of a let down in regards to it being the "Newest" in the "BackBeat" series. With a FEW positive upgrades, I feel like the quality of this product was an overall downgrade.First off, the build:The BBPro 2 headset definitely feels a lot lighter and more cheaply produced than its predecessor. It feels less sturdy than the first set, and the swiveling mechanics feel rather stiff. The cushioning and size of the earcups are by far a downgrade that I wished would have stayed the same. Idk if this was to save money or to try a new design, but I for one would have been satisfied with just leaving it alone. The "volume" and "seeking" dials from the first set were phenomenal, but they seemed to be replaced in a rather odd fashion with this headset. For some, it may be convenient to have everything on one side, but I would much prefer to have them separate with the "volume" and "seeking" ACTUALLY being dials and not just some buttons or a half rotating dial. The auxiliary cord is pretty thin and not as reliable. I do, however, enjoy the internal mic feature the headset offers. The performance: When I turn them on, the overall volume on the voice that tells you how much battery you have left seems to be diminished in comparison to the first set. I like how it automatically starts pairing when turned on, which is a nice feature, and the ability to have more than one device connected is still amazing. The switch to change between ANC, what I assume is "standard mode", and open-listening is nice and convenient, but I honestly don't like the fact that my music briefly stops so the voice can tell me which mode I am in. The first set was just a switch between modes without any interruption, and this headset, although it's a small change, let me down in that area. It's not THAT big of a deal, but I don't want my music to briefly stop just so I can know which mode I'm in. For some, this may be a good thing, but I personally don't like it. It sort of takes away from the overall listening experience. The sound is definitely better than the first BBPro's in regards to it being crispier, more immersive and more high-def. But one thing that REALLY let me down was the lack of bass these headphones can handle. While they still sound nice and whatnot, they start to rattle at lower bass frequencies...something that has NEVER happened with the first set. I like bass...PERIOD. Which is why I enjoy the first set so much. And with these being the "newest" headphones in the "BackBeat" series, I was hoping for even more, well defined, bass...but that was not the case. The ANC also doesn't seem as, for the lack of a better term, "cancelling" as the first set. Even with the volume all the way up, I can still hear minor exterior sounds bleeding through, and other people around me seem to be able to hear what I am listening to...which I hate. The volume has definitely been capped at a much lower decibel, and this, I guess, is a good thing. We wouldn't want people to lose their hearing, now would we? Aside from the lack of bass, volume, and ANC, this is still an amazing headset. It is definitely great for playing video games as well! Which is a HUGE plus in my book. ^_^In conclusion, this headset has its' pros and cons just like everything. What I don't like, you may enjoy. Don't let my personal opinion deter you from buying these amazing headphones! They are definitely a good product, but, for personal reasons, as I have listed above, I will be sticking to the first set of the Plantronics BackBeat Pro's. The light weight and sleek design is nice and great for people that don't want all the bulk. The sound is better...with the exception of the lack of bass. Automatic pairing, multiple connectivity, and having everything on one side is convenient, and I feel that anyone that buys these will not be disappointed. All in all...you give and you take. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love theseTerrific - great fit, great sound, amazing bluetooth.
Date published: 2017-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SoundEasy to use. Battery life is the best on the market, Sound is great. Pauses music when you take them off and resumes when you put them back on. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Nephew LOVED THEM!I bought two sets of headsets for my nephew's birthday. He was floored by how well they performed.
Date published: 2017-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones I’ve ever boughtThese headphones are comfortable with great sound and I don’t even need to mention the crazy long battery life.
Date published: 2018-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect product!I bought these based on many other great reviews, and I am completely satisfied. They deliver in every aspect they claim, and in this day and age of false advertising and all-around products made for obsolescence, they are a rare gem. Thank you for the attention to detail and nuanced/intuitive user experience. I wish you made cars, shoes, appliances, etc. Keep up the great work! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value in Noise Cancelling Wireless HeadphonesThe BackBeat Pro 2 cannot be beat for the price. The headphones sound fantastic, just enough base, but not overwhelming, and very accurate mids and highs. The overall build quality is just as good, if not better than anything from Beats. They consistently pair with both my iPhone and iPad everything single time I use them. The battery life is exceptional, even with Noise Cancelling on. The Noise Cancelling isn't as powerful as others (who all cost much more) but it is more than sufficient for air travel. Features like the auto music pause when you remove them is better than you would think and the feature that lets outside noise in with the flick of a button is also great. I would highly recommend these, especially if you aren't interested in paying twice as much for competitors.
Date published: 2017-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Headphones.I have had these cans for a week now and have only had to charge them once. I work in construction so taking calls and using them for ear protection works for me. One great feature is they turn off as soon as I take them off my head. I don't miss a beat. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noise cancellingLove the active noise cancelling in the headphones
Date published: 2019-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new perfect headphones for Business trips!!The Back Beat Pro 2 absolutely have earned a place in my Bluetooth headphone collection. I am a 6-8 hour a day user of the Plantronics Focus in your home office and it has the best voice quality of any headset I have ever owned. With that in mind I was very excited to receive my Back Beat Pro 2 and put it through some heavy testing. The packaging was top notch and the protective carry bag felt good to the touch. I actually prefer a soft bag to a hard shell as it is easier to fit in my backpack. I love that the Back Beat Pro 2 comes with a full charge and ready to pair. Pair was very easy and quick too. My first instinct was to make a phone call and check to see how great my voice sounded to the person I called. I admit being a little disappointed that my friend described my voice as "a little metallic". I gave up on that guy and called someone else for a second opinion. The next opinion wasn't much different so I tried the mute button. After I turned the mute button off I heard the Back Beat Pro 2 voice say, over and over, "Mute is Off" or something very close to that. It was distracting and irritating. That's when I decided to test music and noise canceling and it turns out I had It all wrong. The Back Beat Pro 2 isn't trying to replace my Plantronics Focus at all. It is meant to replace every other headset I own. The music quality is nothing short of stunning. The bass is clear with just the right amount of heavy and the highs are clear and crisp. Like many other people my music collection is as big as Apple and Spotify put together so I was all over the place listening to Bruce Springsteen, Adele, Ozzy, Yes, Queen, Florence and the Machine, and the list goes on. I did not pick up one time where the Back Beat Pro 2 did not shine bright. The noise cancelling did not put any pressure on my ears as I have experienced before. I have a round trip coming up this week and I am really looking forward to the 24 hour listening time and to putting the noise cancelling through the ultimate airline test. Stay tuned! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis is my second pair of BackBeat Pro headphones. These have all the same features that make the BackBeat Pro a great pair of headphones- Open mic listening, automatic pausing, noise canceling, and by far the best battery life of anything I own. I can go almost a month of listening without a charge. Sound quality is second to none, and the new ear cup design lets you wear them for longer periods of time without any discomfort. The carry case is super plush and keeps them from getting beat up in my bag.Overall I'd recommend them to anyone who needs a pair of over ear headphones. They are the beast headphones in this price rage and I'm sure I'll be buying a few pairs as christmas gifts this year. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headphones everI wear these to the gym, walking, jogging - they're awesome. While they're around my neck - my phone will pair with the car audio and then once I put my headphones on and turn the car off it pairs with the headphones giving me non-stop music. The music is crystal clear - I can't hear any other sounds around me... it's wonderful. These are perfect, and user friendly.
Date published: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality productI have never experienced my music sounding so good. New to blue tooth technology, this has freed me to walk around listening to my iPod without hearing all the other everyday house sounds, only downside with noise canceling is I can't hear my wife call me to tell me dinner is ready!
Date published: 2016-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but it could be better.These Backbeat PRO 2 are an awesome wireless noise cancelling headphones with lots of feature that makes it a top pick. The presentation of the product is top notch and the little details with the packaging make these headphones have a premium feel to it. The packing tissue that wraps the headphone carrying bag with PLT logos was a nice touch which indicates that Plantronics went above and beyond to make this visually appealing before seeing and touching the actual product. The 2 pocket carrying pouch that the headphones comes with has a canvas type material on the outside for durability and the inside of the main pocket is lined with a soft velvet like material to keep the headphones scratch free. The second smaller pocket keeps the usb charging cable and 3.5mm audio cable from getting tangle with the headphones.The Bluetooth range is very impressive and the battery life is phenomenal. While I didn't get to test the 330ft Bluetooth range on my Samsung galaxy note 8, the sound quilty was superb with a 30ft to 40ft range in between the two devices. As for the battery life, I thought my Backbeat Fit 500's 18 hour battery life was insane but the 24 hour battery life for the Backbeat PRO 2's are ridiculous. With roughly 16 hours of on-and-off use with different devices (smartphone, tablet and laptop) my battery life is still at medium.The materials used to make these headphones are high quality with soft to the touch leather that wrap the ear pads and headband and the plush foam padding stayed soft and comfortable while wearing them for long periods. The controls on the driver housing is nicely placed for quick and easy use but I wasn't very fond of the rotating volume control, it had to grow on me a little before I fully got used to it. The 3.5mm audio cable is a life saver if you ever run out of battery life, you can have wired headphones until you get it charged back up again. The open listen feature is a nice option to use rather than taking off the headphones entirely to hear your surroundings. The active noise cancelling is on par with others in it's segment, nothing that stands out but it does the job well. The drivers have a decent mid and good low tones but the hi's were bland and washed out sometimes.For all it's features and quality, here's where the Backbeat PRO 2 headphones fall short of a 5 star rating with me. - While the driver housing can swivel to make it more compact, it does not fold in like many others. My old Bose wireless noise cancelling headphones could fold in it's driver housings and it those Bose were 10 years old. Even cheaper regular wireless headphones have the fold in design. The fold in feature, in my opinion, is what makes the Backbeat PRO 2 lack the premium overall quality. -The smart sensors are a little too smart. The idea of just taking one side off to pause the sound while listening to the surrounding or when someone is talking to you is an awesome idea. Here's my experience that made me annoyed with the smart sensors. Whenever I'd tilt my head forward or side to side, the driver housing would move ever so slightly and pause my music. At first, I thought it was an issue with the Bluetooth connectivity but soon realized it was the smart sensors. This became an annoyance when I was using these headphones while I was cooking or drawing. Overall all, I do enjoy the BackBeat PRO 2's and I am extremely satisfied with another product that Plantronics has put out into the hands of the consumers. These headphones are well worth the money than then some. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great audio, comfortable and long battery lifeI use this product everyday to listen to music and for phone calls. I can wear it and rock out all day.
Date published: 2016-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great headphonesgot for christmas, they are great, i think they are close to the boces comfort 35. great features very easy to use, Works Really Well They Sink Really Well to the Blue toooth on My Phone and My TV
Date published: 2016-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value wireless headphones on the marketI've had them for almost a month and use them everyday. The noise cancelling blocks more of the lower sounds, but leaves enough to give you a situational awareness. You won't miss it if someone tries to get your attention, but with audio playing, you can tune out the more annoying background noises. Great range, and very good battery life. Audio sounds good too.
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mindblowing Battery life with comfortBought this to replace a pair of Beats by Dre. They came within a day of shipping and came as I expected. I was always skeptical about the battery life, but the life on this is no joke. Even with bluetooth running, it can last over 20+ hours of listening while on noise cancellation as well. Overall great product, great look, great sound, great battery life.
Date published: 2017-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding sound and battery lifeOutstanding sound and battery life, well built, excellent Bluetooth connection. A little heavy
Date published: 2017-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality, good noise cancellingI am very pleased with this purchase. The sound quality is good, the value is excellent, and they are very comfortable. I have quite a large head and have struggled to find noise cancelling headphones that fit and are also not extremely expensive. I am very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice headset - 4 1/2 StarsI bought this a month ago and am quite enjoying it. Best features - how fast it pairs to my phone and the auto pause/start of music when head phones are removed or put back on. Sturdy construction and the sound quality is great - I prefer these to my very good computer speakers. My only con is that I wish the noise cancelling was better especially regarding people talking around you. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very comfortable with excellent soundThese are not my first headphones (not even my forth). The might, however, be my most comfortable. I have headphones that cost four times as much as these and perhaps they sound a little better...but not much and they are wired. These are wireless. They link almost instantly, work well at a substantial distance and even look good. I am totally satisfied.
Date published: 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not bad, but not amazingPros:* Sound quality is good* Reasonable priceCons:* Uncomfortable on my ears. The ear cups are too narrow to comfortably fit my ears for an extended period of time (my ears are not larger than average to my knowledge)* Mediocre noise cancelling. The difference between the noise cancelling on these and the Bose QC35 is night and day. While these do help to reduce ambient noise, it always still seems to be very noticeable. I did not have this experience with the QC35.* Aesthetics. I'm not sure why anyone would prefer the look of fake (or real) animal skin on their headphones...
Date published: 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reasonably acceptable ANC, works well in officeI bought this to use for Conference calls and to cancel noise while cutting the grass and traveling in planes. It works well for Conference calls but I was disappointed that it didn't cut any more noise when cutting the grass than the three other company's ANC/ANR headpones that I paid half the price for these. We'll see how well they do on the plane. They are very comfortable and the microphone pickup works well with the bluetooth connection. I was disappointed the the wire jack doesn't support the microphone, unlike my other ANC/ANR headphones I have. The controls on the headphones don't work with wired IPAD. The power seems to last but I'm still evaluating. The fact that you have to switch on the bluetooth for the ANC to work is counter intuitive. Why do I have to switch on the bluetooth if I want it to work with my IPAD?Before commending them, I'll have to see how well they handle over the next several months.
Date published: 2017-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jesus what HeadphoneSweet Jesus, i was a bit irritated to get this Headphone. But am so glad i bought it, i was using the Sony M2 which wasn't that bad but since am using the BackBeat Pro 2, its like magic connecting my two phones and listing to Music and Answering Calls from the other phone. Am not sure what can be improve but the Sound is also amazing and the clear voice while on call is just magic. Am totally happy :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Premium sound. Comfortable. Stylish.For the past week I have had the pleasure of testing and now reviewing plantronics new backbeat pro 2 headphones. I have listened extensively mostly on the job 6-8 hours a day, in a noisy factory type environment.Here are my thoughts:Nicely packaged, easily paired to iPhone 6s, iPad, less than 3hr. Charging time, no disconnection problems or dropouts. 24 hr. Battery (WOW)WHAT I LIKE:Appearance: much more streamlined than original backbeat pros, ear cups are oblong and clearly marked right and left.Comfort: these are very comfortable for extended periods of time. (With earrings and/or glasses) I can also bend and reach while wearing.Sound: I think these have fantastic sound quality, a noticeable improvement compared to original backbeat pros.POSITIVE FEATURES:Music pauses when headphones are removed or placed around neck, and resumes when placed back on ears! (Very impressive feature)Noise cancellation: so... there's better out there but I think it's good enough for most people, and it can be turned off.NEGATIVE FEATURES:Controls: these have a weird rocking volume control that I find slightly annoying. The original backbeat pros had much better volume, track, open mic controls. Open mic feature: oddly placed, when pressed there is a voice prompt telling me open mic is on, kinda defeats the purpose, I sometimes can't hear what is being said over the voice prompt.Class one Bluetooth: these have class one Bluetooth (when paired with class one device) to my knowledge there are very few (if any) class one devices, so what's the purpose? Regardless these have incredible range, but I have reservations regarding how safe class one Bluetooth is long term.BOTTOMLINE:I think a combination of the original backbeat pros controls and the more streamlined lighter weight of the backbeat pro 2s would set these way ahead the the competition. However the sound quality and reasonable price certainly make these a pleasant listening experience. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with these. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound, fantastic price.I don't travel with enough frequency to rationalize spending another 50-60% for better noise cancelling, these work well enough for me. I must be getting old, because the bass these provide is more than enough for me and yet many reviewers state that they come up short compared to other brands. Call quality is excellent, I've had no complaints at all from the other end of the call. One small note, I have a big head and big ears, the depth from the ear pad to the speaker isn't quite deep enough to accommodate my ears so after about an hour, I start to notice the pinch on my ears.
Date published: 2017-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for the priceReally nice headphones. I work in a lab that is a constant 95db and the active noise reduction does a great job of cutting out the sound. The bluetooth syncs with my phone quickly and stays connected to around 75 yards from my phone. The battery lasts a long time. My only concern is that there seems to be a rattle developing in the left ear piece.
Date published: 2017-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OK HeadphonesBought this based on mostly positive reviews from both users and experts but found it to be a bit disappointed. These are the main issues I have: 1) too much hissing noise during the play when noise cancelling is turned on; 2) the ear cubs are a bit too small (don't think that I have big ears); 3) noise cancelling is minimal if there is any at all. With the mediocre look and material used,I'd say that it's quite overpriced. I'll try to return for a refund.
Date published: 2017-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m glad I bought themI’m never disappointed. By these. I wanted another brand.before I got these.i tested these 2 weeks before I bought them. I was hooked.there different than others that promise.but do not deliver.ive bought the high end plantronics.
Date published: 2018-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome headphonesReally glad I bought these. They sound great and are really comfortable.
Date published: 2016-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Continues to Employ a Formula of QualityTwo points views -Cheap to Professional Audio Solution: Using these headphones will be a jaw-dropping experience. Coming from someone who felt this exact way upgrading from my cheap ear-buds to the original BackBeat Pro, I mean this sincerely. Upgrading from cheaper headsets to these is comparable to upgrading from your standard definition to high definition television. There is simply no going back.Professional to Professional Audio Solution:So you're already familiar with how awesome professional audio solutions can sound so what new features does this headset bring to the table? Honestly not much and in some cases, at least in comparison to the original BackBeat Pro, it has some issues. If you unfamiliar with Plantronics BackBeat Pro series, they excel in bass and features department (noise canceling, open mic, pauses music when headphones are taken off, etc) and they are pretty dang cool looking. The BackBeat Pro too, while more comfortable, has a few glitches in the sense that switching from open mic to listening mode messes with the volume range some times (volume gets reset to lower range in my case). This also happened once to me just listening in general. On a more personal note, prefer the feature set up of the original BackBeat Pro (easier to use or maybe I'm just more used to it).Overall, Plantronics does a unique job of offering professional grade headphones for an affordable price and it's the essence of why I've stuck with Plantronics. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headsetThis headset is one of the best on the market. In addition to great sound, it has a ton of useful features that will definitely make it worth the price. In addition to auto-stopping when you take off your headset and easy to use controls, the noise cancellation works great.
Date published: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality so farI just received this particular product Tuesday afternoon November 8th 2016. My mailman delivered it to my door around noon my daughter and son brought it to me in the hospital where I am staying at this time around 2 p.m. I have had less than 24 hours to try this product and will write another review later but at this time it is a typical Plantronics quality product and I am very pleased with it I have never had any product from Plantronics not be of the best quality [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Average headphones, heavy, sound good.Overall, it's worth the price.Pros:Sound goodGreat SwitchingGreat PausingCons:HeavyNoise cancellation very audibleHurts headConnecting sometimes really bad [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As goid as advertisedI researched the best wireless over the ear headphones & concluded that for the price, these would be the best bang for my buck. I've used them consistently for 2 weeks & they are great! Easy to pair with the Iphone 7. Sound is very clear & they are comfortable to wear for hours. Only hiccup I've run into is that the functions on the headset (volume control, skip a song, repeat, etc.) suddenly stopped working. I googled the problem & read that you need to "re-set" the headphones by plugging them into a power source like when you are charging them. Plugged them in for about 10 seconds & that did the trick. Other than that, no other problems. The battery life is outstanding!
Date published: 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headphones!Finally decided to pick up a pair of over the ear, noise cancelling, wireless headphones. Checked out 4 premium sets at retailers around town; the usual suspects - jbl, Bose, Sony, Beats. After reading a few reviews and recalling a very functional Plantronics headset I wore back in my piloting days I decided to order the Backbeat Pro 2. I got an excellent product: sound quality, battery life, Bluetooth range, price. I was mildly questioning how I'd react to what I had read was "polarizing" style, but had a strong positive reaction and really like the premium feel of the materials. And, last but not least, they are very comfortable to wear for 2-3 hours.
Date published: 2017-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first versionOverall these are a nice set of headphones. The features you get for this price point make them a definite contender compared to some of the other mid-range options on the market. I have an iPhone 7+ so the Bluetooth connection is the method that is most important to me. This model didn't pair or stay connected as easily as the original Backbeat Pro and for some reason my music would randomly stop playing and I would have to go back to the app to push play. The overall sound is very clear and great bass for a Bluetooth headphone. There seems to be a pretty good balance between the treble, mid and bass which I was very impressed with. I like that the music pauses when I remove the headphones and begins playing again once I put them back on. This feature was also available on the originals. They work well for phone calls also. The caller and I both could hear well with very little "echo" you would normally have with.I will admit, neither the originals or the new version are particularly stylish in comparison to the Beats, B&W's or even JBL's, but I do prefer the older model better over the cheap woodgrain look of the Pro 2's. However at this price point features and sound outweigh the appearance. I can only give these 3 stars because of the spotty Bluetooth connection, overall appearance and random stoppage of music for no apparent reason. Could be an isolated incident and maybe there is a learning curve, so I would recommend them primarily due to the features these headphones pack and the hope that my issues aren't the norm. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good!!I am very happy with this headset! The sound quality and the material are really good.
Date published: 2019-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Doesn't work great when you are on a phone call.Headset is pretty good in audio quality, but it is not working great when i'm using it for a phone call. I Don't know if my mic has a problem or every one else has the same problem that i'm facing Noise-cancellation is good feature.
Date published: 2018-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good headphones for the priceSometimes there are connectivity issues, even when close by. Sometimes struggles with the 2-device connection. Good range when it's connected properly. When you turn it on, you have to listen to this voice talking about battery level--a light indicator would have done the same thing. I like the hardware controls (for skipping, volume increase, connection, etc.) Overall solid headphones with good enough noise cancelling that will mute the ups and down of background noise enough for concentration. Auto pause/resume is really nice!
Date published: 2019-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice StyleThis is my 1st pair, I like the look and the way they feel. The sound is good, but it does need more bass, I cannot get the Bluetooth to connect to my Ipad, but works great on my phone.
Date published: 2017-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the bestSecond Plantronics Headphones I bought it is success twice !!!
Date published: 2018-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing HeadphonesI've had the BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones now for about a month and I couldn't be happier. The sound quality is fantastic, the battery life lasts me all week on 1 charge, and the dual pairing feature is so convenient. I love this product.
Date published: 2017-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding headphones with ok noise reductionI’ve been looking for a good set of headphones to wear at work in particular. I’ve purchased several sets; trying to find ones with the right sound, comfort and noise isolation for me.The Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 were a logical choice to try as I purchased the Backbeat Sense (on ear) headphones and enjoyed the sound and features, but wanted an over ear set for more ambient noise isolation. I bought a set of Bose Soundlink Around Ear II headphones and though I like them, the highs have an emphasis on a frequency that I find a little too harsh and although comfortable, they still didn’t block as much ambient sound as I wanted. Since the Backbeat Pro 2 feature active noise reduction I thought I’d give them a try.These headphones sound very good to me. The bass is definitely emphasized, but not so much that it gets in the way. There is some enhanced presence in the high end, but it never gets shrill. The mids seem somewhat de-emphasized, but not too bad. Mids get a little muddy during complicated sections, though not too bad. Overall I’d call the sound modern and fun. I think most people will enjoy the sound. Of note, unlike many bluetooth headphones, these even sound good with the electronics off and plugged in via the audio connection. Not as good mind you, but not bad at all.Comfort is pretty good. Like all over ear headphones, they don’t let in fresh air around your ears to they get hot at times. Though they are well balanced, they are heavier than a lot of modern over ear headphones, and you do notice the weight after a while. The biggest problem I have with the comfort is that the ear cups aren’t very deep, so the outside of my ears are touching the inside of the ear cups while wearing them. It’s not a lot of pressure there, just barely touching. It’s not an anatomy problem; I don’t have large ears and they don’t protrude any more than average. These are over ear headphones, the outside of my ears shouldn’t be touching anything.The active noise reduction is minimally effective. It works pretty well for some sounds, like my refrigerator and for HVAC fan and wind noise. It cuts those out about 75%. Though, just putting on the headphones blocks at least 50% of those noises. Other droning noises that I thought it would do well on, it doesn’t. My lawn mower, for instance, I would have thought it would block out the noise, but it doesn’t. It also doesn’t do well on random background noises like talking and footsteps. I’m very underwhelmed at this feature.The build quality and controls are mostly very good. The controls are laid out well and after a day of use will become second nature. The voice prompts are annoying though, especially switching to the open mic setting. This allows you to hear the outside world without taking the headphones off. Having to wait for the voice prompt to tell me “Open Mic On” is just taking up time. If I switch to that setting, I want to hear the outside world NOW. My other beef with the controls is the volume ring. It’s loose enough that when you turn your head, you hear the plastic parts tapping together. These would easily be a five star product if the noise cancellation worked better. I think Plantronics is on the right track and getting close to perfection. If these are in your budget but the more expensive alternatives are not, then you’ll most likely be pleased with them. Just know that these do not have the nearly magical noise reduction of the more expensive alternatives. You still get great sounding headphones with excellent battery life that sport intuitive controls.
Date published: 2018-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them, but..They are great! I love the look, the feel, the fact they pause when you take them off! However, the noise canceling just doesn't seem like it's as good as it should be. I can still hear voises and sounds as well as I could without them on or playing.
Date published: 2017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wireless HeadphonesBought this as a gift for my son. He is so excited and impressed by the sound and features. I really like the fact that the headphones turn off when he takes them off.
Date published: 2017-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MarvellousWhat a great sound and very comfortable brought these to replace my JBL S400BT that decided to pack a sad month 14 so just out of warranty grhhh! Chalk and cheese very well priced sit nice and firm on the head. happy camper. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphonesHighly recommend these headphones - they sound as good as Bose for half the price.
Date published: 2017-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and sounds great... when it worksI did all the research on bluetooth over-the-ear headphones and found that I would like this the best. Looks fantastic and it sounds great when it's wired. But that's not what I wanted it for. I got it for the wireless functionality and it's pretty bad at that. The booklet says it should have a pretty good connection up to 300 feet away but when I have my phone in my pants pocket the connection goes in and out. If I take it out of my pocket and hold it in my hand then it's ok. Makes absolutely no sense. I don't know if it's the set I have or what but it's definitely not what I expected. I'd send it back but I lost my order info. I would recommend this for great WIRED sound and a fantastic look and feel but probably not for Bluetooth connectivity.
Date published: 2017-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am Blown AwayIv'e only had these headphones for 7 days and i am amazed at the features that it has. From the manual controls on each ear to the cool open microphone feature to the very impressive active noise cancelling i am in Awe. much better than an over priced over rated product that sells for almost double the price. Sound quality is great and not overshadowed by too much bass. Also very nice ergonomic design. I use these every single day. A+++++
Date published: 2017-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds GREAT!!!was looking for an alternative to the BEATS and BOSE headphones, the bass that you lose with BOSE is regained with BackBeat PRO 2, great features such as music sensor that stops music when you remove headphones, and noise cancelling fit my needs without the hefty pricetag of other competitors
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long battery life, sound quality is superb!I received these headphones as a Christmas gift. I travel a lot and use these on the plane for noise cancelling and listening to music. The quality of sound is great - very clear and no background noise from the plane comes through when the noise cancelling feature is on. The long battery life is awesome. I can go quite a few flights before having to charge these. Very pleased!
Date published: 2017-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set of wireless headphones with noise cancelI received a pair of these headphones and the features are great. You can use them for complete noise cancellation or turn where you still hear the music but can be aware of your surroundings. These sound great and timing of release is great especially when iPhone just came out with I7 with no headphone jack. These would make a great compliment to that phone since the performance and options of the headphones. I have been a Plantronics customer for many years. Sure there are products at a higher retail but I would stick with Plantronics based on bang for your buck [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeComfortable. Great seat of features. The color is actually really nice.
Date published: 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good sound and great featuresI've had the Backbeat Pro 2 for about 10 days and I find it to be excellent headphones. I do have a problem with my ears getting hot after a while but that is the nature of over the ears type design. The earpads are very soft and comfortable and the headband will adjust and fit small (and bald) heads. The styling is subdued but nice looking. I found that the track skip, replay, pause and the headphone off sensor all worked with my ASUS Android tablet. It's nice to have the music pause when the phones are removed from my head and restart when put back on. The one problem I had when I first got the new headphones was the volume control. It was not clear how it worked since you can turn the volume ring two directions (spring loaded) and nothing may happen. The trick is to turn it until you feel it hit a "resistance" then turn it a bit more and the volume will raise or lower depending on direction. There are a number of voice prompts that tell you the battery level, volume is max, etcI like the open mic feature but it could be louder. I can't wear earphones while talking on Skype because the bone conduction sound when I talk is annoying. The open mic feature should fix this but I haven't tried it yet. The ANC works really well with the lower frequencies being cut the most. High pitched noise (like a vacuum cleaner) will come through but be reduced. Fan noise from my central heating is completely cut and the sound quality of the music has very little or no change, excellent. I have not tried using the Backbeat Pro 2 on a phone call and the microphones are completely hidden. The battery seems to last forever, mine still says the level is high after only the first charge. Overall, the Backbeat Pro 2 was worth the money and provides many features, great sound and long battery life. It can also be used in a wired connection with the included cable.
Date published: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wireless phones!Got them for review.Best sound quality with NO distortion. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and ease of useI had the previous model and gave that pair to a friend. I used to love the freedom the Plantronics bluetooth headphones gave me during my long commute. I liked the ease of use and great sound quality. My only qualm used to be the relative short lasting batteries. This has greatly improved with the newer model and I think also sound quality sees some improvements. I also like the charging pouch that I also purchased this time, which greatly enhances the value. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loud buzz does not cancel soundTerrible buzzing when noise cancelling is on unable to use
Date published: 2017-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back Beat Pro rocks!This product blows all of the higher priced competitors out of the water! Very high quality and durability for the price. My fifteen year old has worn them DAILY for over a year with zero issues and still holds a 12 hour charge. Very high quality sonic impression. Better midrange and bass than Beats.
Date published: 2019-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and features for the price!!!!!I really like the different features of the headphones. I like that it pauses the music when I lower the headset and the noise cancelling while listening to music. The microphone works great.
Date published: 2017-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Great Product!!!Purchased little over a month ago and this is the best purchase I have made in a while! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome BT HeadphonesDecided to give them a try based on the very good reviews and price vs. Bose and others. The Back Beat 2 are super comfortable and the sound great and the battery seems to last for weeks.
Date published: 2017-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headphones!Bought these headphones to use while traveling. They have great features, terrific sound, acceptable noise reduction and are very comfortable. Unbeatable for the price.
Date published: 2016-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Volume control, microphone access noise cancellingI have been using the Backbeat Pro 2 for the last three weeks on planes and at home. The battery is great as I can take long flights without being concern about recharging. Volume control on the side works great and easy to adjust. The pouch allows me to insert my tablet inside too and have all my gear when boarding or leaving the plane. Noise cancelling works great on planes and in noisy areas. Not having a cable attached gives freedom to move around without getting tangled when getting up in the middle of a flight. Even if using them for a long time, my ears do not end up sore. Connecting the cable to the inflight entertainment with the additional cable provided works awesome. I like the feature that interrumps the music or stops the movies when you remove the headphones when someone talks to you for a few seconds. Music and movie resumes right away when back to your head. The price was great and it is really worth to have these headphones. Awesome product!!
Date published: 2016-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome headphones with incredible soundI purchased the headphones about 2 weeks ago and I am very impressed with the sound quality, features, and build quality. They are very comfortable to wear all day. I found all the controls to be perfectly placed. I have been able to get the batteries to last 2+ days. I was able to take a few phone calls and I was impressed he will it worked.
Date published: 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back Beat Pro 2-AwesomeI've had the Back Beat Pro 2 for a few weeks and couldn't be more pleased. They are very comfortable around the ears and head. The sound quality is tremendous. You can really hear the highs and lows when playing music. I also use them when on conference calls and the quality of the microphone is outstanding. They seem to be constructed very well. I'm also impressed with both the Noise Cancelling ability and the open listening mode as well. Two thumbs up for this headset. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable fitQuaility sound for the 2h hours I used them so far. Noice cancelling works good. Professional packaging. Fast shipping. Hope they continue to impress.
Date published: 2017-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productI have these headphones to my daughter for Christmas. She is very happy with them. She commentedthat she was very pleased with the comfort and fit. She is also impressed with the long battery life. She also is very happy with the sound quality. The ability to have a phone call without removing the headset is another nice feature.
Date published: 2017-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost excellent headphonesI was on a crowded train watching an iPad video when an iPhone call came in. I answered and they switched seamlessly to the iPhone. Sound was clear and recipient heard me perfectly. Noise canceling and music sound quality is excellent. I had a bit of learning curve to get them to work right but now they work every time I put them on. They occasionally "skip" while walking in NYC but all in all I'm satisfied and glad to be free of wires.
Date published: 2017-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product for the quality and priceThe sound is much better than most competitors and has an amazing battery to get you going for a week with normal use. The noise cancelling still needs some work but I can ignore it in front of the other working features.
Date published: 2016-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headset!Product is high quality, very comfortable, charges quickly and lasts a long time. Great sound and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audio pauses (hiccups) during playbackI bought this device so that I can "zone out" my loud coworkers and when on Noise Reduction it does just that! I love the feature that when you have to take a break from the music it pauses when you remove it.The issue that I have with the product is when I am in playback mode there is a ever so slight "hiccup". It doesn't Stop playing; it's as if I would be playing a vinyl record and it skips. This is while using BT.I've tried to look for a s/w update to see if this helps but was unable to locate it.Overall 8 out of 10, if you have a fix for the audio playback issue I would changed my rating to a 10.
Date published: 2017-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid versatile headphonesPlantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is premium product with well thought packaging and accessories. Carrying pouch soft inside and offers pocket for charging and audio cables. The headset itself well designed aesthetically, doesn’t look generic, premium feel and solid quality.Controls are well designed and intuitive. Volume ring, playback control buttons on the left cup and call control button on the right cup are easy to find and use. There are also built-in sensor that triggers mute function if you take headset off. Headset is comfortable to wear for extended period of time. If you take them off and put around the neck the cups swivel ninety degree and allow comfortable wear while not using headset.The sound quality is impressive with solid elastic bass, well pronounced mid's and clear high's. I liked the bass performance - bass is well established but not overwhelming. These headphones will put you in the center of audio picture. Another detail - audio performance via Bluetooth and via cable is practically identical. Phone quality is great, caller voice is natural and Active Noise Cancellation helps to focus on the conversation without vacuum effectPlantronics Backbeat Pro 2 are solid versatile headphones for use on the road to block out jet engine noise, in the office to focus on work and at home or anywhere to enjoy the music. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great featuresBought for husband's gift on our wedding day. Practical, looks great, comfortable.
Date published: 2017-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best bluetooth headphones for the priceI am a college student and needed headphones that can tune out loud students while I study, but still sounded great. These headphones are perfect for me. The sound quality is great and competes with bluetooth headphones that cost much more. The bass is perfect and is punchy enough to satisfy most "bass-heads" out there. I mainly listen to Hip-Hop so bass is very important to me. These headphones have many features that are convenient for me. Removing the headphones from my ears pauses the music, which is great when a student needs to talk to me. I was surprised by how great the microphone is on this headset. Usually, when I use bluetooth headphones to speak to someone on the phone they say I sound distant or that I my voice sounds like it's coming from a tin can, but people have told me I sound clear and didn't even realize I was using headphones to speak to them. These headphones don't collapse for easier storage, which can be a negative for some, but they are so lightweight that I have no problem carrying them around my neck or using the carrying case that comes with it. The design is fantastic and unique. The noise-cancelling feature was very helpful for a study session I had where I was outside of a Starbucks that was near a 4 lane street. I couldn't hear the cars at all. The best thing about these headphones are the battery life. You will not find bluetooth headphones that deliver great sound, and long lasting battery life like the BackBeat PRO 2. I have had these headphones for over a week now, and have only needed to charge them once. I listen to music probably 3-4 hours a day, and these headphones are very comfortable to wear. Overall, the BackBeat PRO 2 is a great bluetooth headphone that is worth the price. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound, extensive features and ok buildI was more than thrilled when I saw my backbeat pro 2s waiting for me at my door. I was eager to get them on my head, and so far they haven't disappointed me at all.Let's start with the things I'm not too crazy about: the build and the noise canceling. Although you can tell that the construction on these is good, I am not a fan of the plastickyness of the ear cups. In my opinion, it makes the headset look cheaper than I'd like. They also tend to have a bit of a cranky sound when wore, and are a bit heavy. Regardless of this though, they are super comfortable.Although decent, the noise canceling could be better. I can still hear a bit of the outside world, but they do manage to muffle most ambient noise. Pretty great considering the price point.With that out the way, let's get to what I love about these cans: the sound and the features. The headphones sound amazing. I'm not even kidding. They are comparable to premium wired headphones in terms of clarity and space, and are crisp and delightful. Acoustics sounds great, and the bass, although a bit boosted, is wonderful. Really, really impressive considering these are bluetooth headset. The range on these is astonishing as I'm able to walk about my apartment and leave my phone whenever I want without having to worry about losing the signal.This thing is feature packed. The music stops as soon as you take the headphones off and resumes as soon as you put them back on. The open mic feature is also cool, and allows you to listen in on the outside world. You can skip, stop, and rewind tracks with the left ear cup and pairing on these is incredibly simple.All in all these are wonderful especially considering the price. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the new design and new sound is even better!I have been using the original BackBeat Pro and love them!Plantronics made them even better! New sound is amazing, especially for being smaller.Love the new design too.Can't wait to try them on my next long flight.I want a hard case though...PLEASE!Love my Plantronics. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth My MoneyI'm satisfied. Using the Backbeat Pro 2 with an iPhone 6s. Purchased for use while at work in a cube farm. Effective noise filtering of nearby loud talkers. Quality sound and stereo separation while listening to Spotify or Google music stations. Better than anticipated battery life. 8 hours of listening time and the set continues to report high battery life. I have no experience with similar headsets from the other big three vendors.
Date published: 2016-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic HeadphonesI have been using these headphones for over 10 months now and i have not regretted buying these at all! They go with me everywhere, from Gaming at home, listening to music at work and used daily as a bluetooth headset to make calls, they dont leave my ears and with all that use i still get 3 weeks out of one charge. The sound is amazing, crisp highs, deep lows and immersive mids. 5 out of 5 for Plantronics BackBeats Pro 2!!
Date published: 2018-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat the value!These headphones are not great but they are very good! The feature set is amazing. The battery life is amazing! They are also very comfortable for linn term wear. I also love the way they look although that's totally subjective. The things that hold them back are the sound and the noise cancellation. The sound is slightly harsh in the highs over pronounced mids and a little light in the lows/ bass. They don't sound bad at all but they definitely don't hit hard in the low end. The noise cancellation is really just ok at best. Comparing these to Sony, audio technica or bose it doesn't measure up. If I had to guess it probably covers 60-70% of ambient noise. Overall I'm VERY happy with them. My ratings: 5 star scaleFeatures/comfort/battery/looks 5 *****Sound 4****Noise Cancellation 3***
Date published: 2016-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backbeat pro 2Headphones sound great and pairing with phone is quick and easy. The only negative is they fit loosely which effects noise canceling .
Date published: 2017-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, great value for moneyDecent noise canceling. Not on par with qc35 but good enough. Good sound quality. Can connect to two devices, which is a plus. Great battery life. The only downside is that they are quite big compared to other headphones, thought not heavy.
Date published: 2017-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal wireless experienceI had the honor of winning several items and these headphones are the best. What more can the average person expect! Great Bluetooth connectivity. Fast set up and noise cancellation. Since I don't sit in a studio creating music, this is the next closest experience. Extremely impressed!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid HeadsetThe headset is well constructed with good material. Bluetooth connectivity is solid. So far it is a winner for me. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but having issuesHeadphones sound great however I’m having an issue connecting the stereo audio to my computer. Not sure why it’s so difficult, my other headphones have always connected immediately.
Date published: 2019-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and really great features.I'd been researching for some decent over ear phones for a little while now. Previously I'd only ever used earbuds, and felt like an "upgrade". I was not even considering the Plantronics, but a friend pointed me to them, and when comparing features, they seemed like winners.My set arrived yesterday, and I've been using them continuously. The sound is great with decent lows and crisp highs, and nice mids. Obviously quality depends entirely on the source, with direct connection giving the cleanest sound. Bluetooth seems to be touch and go, but when a decent transmitter is used, I have no complaints.I was initially a little disappointed in the active noise cancelling, but using it a bit, I've come to appreciate it for what it is. The feature doesn't cancel external noises completely, but it does greatly reduce annoying sounds, like aircon or low office hum. It still allows through some voice, so if someone is trying to get your attention you're not totally oblivious, and responding to them is as simple as either clicking to the open microphone setting, which is great by the way, or just removing the earphones, which automatically pauses your music.I'd definately recommend these to friends going forward.
Date published: 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving the wireless headphonesI purchased the headphones for my wife and she wanted ear buds instead so I am the lucky one and now use the BackBeat Pro 2. I love the wireless features and sound. I think my favorite feature is when I take the earphones off my music will pause.
Date published: 2017-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Over Ear / Head AudioAlthough it's an incredible product. Sound, quality, features & comfort, & if that's what you're looking for, these have to be the best. after I received, (I'm a super consumer), I realized for me, it's better to simply have in ear, with the over ear hook bluetooth types, wireless type.
Date published: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundI bought this product a few weeks ago for my wife. She loves them and won't go to the gym without them.
Date published: 2017-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable LuxuryThese cans rival Bose headphones without forking out an extra $150.The sound is great. Extra features such as easy controls, battery life, and NFC are plus.Although if you are looking for best NFC, these are not it. Little help but not the best.
Date published: 2016-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous SoundI bought these about 6 months ago during a long layover at an airport. I had been eying several other more expensive headphones, but took the time to actually compare these to numerous other models from Bose, Beats, etc. using my music on the phone. The sales guy told me to give these a try after listening to the others. The quality of sound on these rivaled or exceeded every other pair I tried. Over the next 6 hours in the airport I put them through the test of everything from music to movies to phone calls. It exceeded every expectation that I had. I am extremely happy with the battery life, quality of the build and sound. A added plus that I wasn't expecting is how it will pair with multiple devices and pause movies and music when they are removed from your ears or when you receive a phone call. I would give it 6 stars if possible.
Date published: 2017-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good overall noise cancellation headphonesPurchased for its noise cancellation feature which is terrific. They are extremely comfortable, perfect for long days in the office or especially when taking long flights. On one long international flight the noise cancellation was intermittently working which was annoying mid sleep. Since the last firmware update, things appear to have normalised. With regards to phone calls, I've had people struggle to hear me clearly on the other end regardless of standard voice calls through the mobile phone or Internet based calls via phone or PC apps. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent sound and quality.!!I will start of with the packaging of the wireless headset . The packaging is great. It looks fancy from the box and everything in it. I also like the fact that it comes with a case, which makes it convenient to carry around with anywhere you go. With regards to the Bluetooth connectivity of the device, it took me a while to connect to it, after first paired. Previously, it was connected to my 2 devices(phone & tablet) but I already turned off the Bluetooth of his devices before I tried connecting to my Friend 's iPhone ( that way He can experience the sound quality). I don’t know if that’s a possible reason why it didn’t connect right away. We tried turning on/off the power button for like 3 or 4 times including my Friend 's iPhone Bluetooth. Finally after 4 tries, it connected. After that, the experience was great. I must say that I’m impressed with the sound quality of the headset. I also like the sensor feature of the device that when you remove it from your ear, it will pause and then when you put it back, it will continue where you left of. I find it so smart. Kudos for that. The buttons of the device are also easy to use. Another feature I liked is that it has microphone wherein if you’re listening to a music and you’ve noticed that your friend is saying something to you, you can just turn on the microphone button and you can hear whatever he/she is saying. Overall, it is a great product. Aside from that it is also innovative, has new features that other headset doesn’t have. With regards to the price, it’s a bit “pricy” but I think it is worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall GreatVery comfortable. Great sound. Little difficult to pair but no big deal.
Date published: 2017-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look, but difficult to wearPlantronics is a very trusted brand which is also why I've purchased BackBeat PRO 2. Love the features, since the BackBeat PRO 2 is so visible, I wish the colors were more attractive.
Date published: 2017-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery lasts a long time between chargesI've had these for a week and the startup status has yet to say anything other than `battery high`. That's probably 6 hours of use so far. The microphone switch is a little awkward but pairing to multiple devices is really easy.
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend!Great sound and super lightweight. The battery life is also top-notch. My only complaint is that the ear foam pads could be a lot firmer but that's just my personal preference.
Date published: 2016-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality HeadphonesHad for a few weeks, very sleek looking product, high quality feel. Surprised at how good the audio quality is when listening to music. The microphone feature is a unique little thing, not sure I'll ever have use for it though. Noise cancelling is good, not great, which is why I only give it 4 stars. Not sure why Plantronics doesn't have a more wide distribution model - they don't retail anywhere in brick and mortar. Overall very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audio Perfect,Noise canceling although was 6/10.I really liked this item, noise canceling isn't on par with other items but you get that quality sound and ease of use.Blue tooth sync is a little messy too.
Date published: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible rich sound with awesome range!I've had these headphones for over a month, and they keep surprising me with their capabilities with my broad music preferences! The rich frequency range and clarity is well beyond what I was expecting. Pushing the volume to see where that might falter left me stunned as it was still there, and I was beyond my comfort zone for volume. This is my first over the ear set, as I've always preferred on ear for safety in hearing my surroundings. The backBeat Pro 2, is super comfortable, light and allows me to still hear what's happening around me if I have the active noise cancelling turned off. Once I'm on my morning train, I turn on the ANC and I'm emersed in my music or movie fully. One spectacular feature that I use regularly is the mic on feature that allows you to have a conversation with someone, or listen to an intercom announcement. I refer to it as my Snoop button as it's also handy to pick up on a conversation from a distance while all around you think you're listening to music. When you engage the open mic, it will conveniently pause your music or video for you. Battery power is nothing short of amazing at 24 hours, yet so light in weight! If I were to give any suggestions for improvement, it would be to allow the earpieces to fold both left and right as I'm a creature of habit and always want to fold them to the left when I take them off. They have sense when you take them off, and will pause instantly, also allowing you to easily transfer music to another device or your car. Phone calls are clear and allow you to hear yourself talk, which I was nurvous that it wouldn't be the case. Button placement for all features is easy to find and utilize, although I find the three way toggle button for ANC a bit stiff and thus often have to carefully select twice if I've accidentally selected full ANC if that wasn't my intent. I suspect this with ease with use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the noise cancellingI bought this a few weeks ago. It has lived up to its consumer report rating. It is great at an affordable price compared to Bose.
Date published: 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound.The sound actually is "immersive," as if you are in the presence of the recording. Great battery life and comfortable on your ears.
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable with great sound!I bought this to replace an off brand noise canceling headset that still works but that I had broken the earpiece mounts by cramming it into my luggage... I have not spent that much time listening to bose 35's but my 1st couple of weeks with the new backbeats have convinced me I do not need them! I am hard of hearing so I am probably not the best person to give an audiophile review so I will not try. I will say the active noise canceling made a noticeable difference and the range of music I listen to seemed to sound great! (oldies, rock and roll and country.) I also used it as a Bluetooth headset to talk on my phone with and the results were surprisingly good.
Date published: 2017-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound and extra features.I like the extra features that guide you to ease of use. Bluetooth is excellent but noise canceling is just ok. Overall, the sound rivals more expensive headphones. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive Bang for the BuckI cannot believe how well these work and sound for the price. I use these at work keeping them connected to my phone and my laptop - I can answer calls on Skype on my laptop, or if I get a call on my cell I can answer that without changing anything. The headphones stay connected to both and seem to be pretty smart with handling which item to give you audio from - it is very cool. The sound quality is great and the battery life is impossibly long.
Date published: 2017-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound, better design than the originalJust got in the new BackBeat Pro 2, so I've only had a few hours to try them out, but here are my initial thoughts. Great packaging and appreciate that Plantronics used less plastic in the box. The headphones were placed inside the included travel bag, along with the USB charging cable and ¼" audio jack and instruction manual.Initially paired them with my iPhone 6s+, which was simple. I immediately tried pairing them with my retina MacBook Pro, but the headphones at first were not showing up as an option. A few re-starts and I got them connected to both the phone and laptop, but have experienced further hiccups with disconnects and non-responsive headphone functions. This could be an issue with my iPhone and MacBook, as I'm running beta software, but will do some further testing on other devices to see if it continues to be a problem, suggesting a possible issue with either the headphone hardware or software.The biggest difference between the Pro 2's and the Pro's, is size / design of the headset. The new Pro 2's are much smaller, looking more like other competitor's models, compared to the Pro's, which were much chunkier looking.As for my initial impressions of sound quality and active noise suppression, the Pro 2's seem to be very similar to the Pro's. Great bass response, tight but strong. The highs are clear without being overly sharp. I've got a pretty diverse music collection and have listened to about a dozen different genre's on the Pro 2's and can say they sound great for classic music, rock, alt-country and hip-hop.The active noise canceling could only be tested against a lawn mower and leaf blower that were running outside my office window, but much like the original Pro's, they do a very good job filtering out most of the obnoxious droning sounds. I'll report how they work after my next flight, next week, how they work for airline travel. The original version worked great for flying, allowing me to filter out the jet's drone on a 12 hour flight and expect the same out of the Pro 2's.I can't comment on battery life as of now, but I'll push to see if they perform as the Pro's did. No reason to think they won't give the same long-lasting battery performance. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Base is amazingJust got them today and I paired with my Android phone started playing music on my phone and it has an amazing sound quality the bass is excellent have not tested the phone answering part of this as of yet but the quality should be great cause I have several over the head headsets this one has the best sound quality I look forward to Plantronics putting out a over the head headset for jogging and answering phone calls that has the ability too call out the in coming callers name that would put it cut and above all other units by far [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique, high quality earphonesExcellent design and quality. Best earphones I could find
Date published: 2017-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product!! Bass is phenomenal!Wow, these sound as good or better than the Bose QC 35 models that compare and are 100 cheaper! I was wowed when I put them on and think they are the best deal for the spend and have even more features like lift headset, pause feature built in. great buy!!
Date published: 2016-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice headsetDecent features, but not great noise cancelling, I like most other aspects of the headphones. If you need good noise reduction this is not the set for you.
Date published: 2016-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound at a reasonable priceThe battery life is outstanding, use them every day and only have to charge once every 2-3 weeks. The sound is very good for Bluetooth, maybe a bit bass heavy. Fit is comfortable, even for larger heads. Terrific upgrade to the first PRO.
Date published: 2017-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best value NC BT headsetThe best value for the money. Sound and noise cancelling quality the best!! Comfortable to wear and the battery lasts 24 hours!
Date published: 2017-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a solid headphone experienceI bought a pair of these for my wife, for several upcoming long plane trips. She loved the comfort, compactness and sound quality, as well as long battery life. Only downside / complaint was when plugged in (non-wireless mode) the active noise cancelling feature did not work so well.
Date published: 2017-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless controls; skimpy instructionsI've never had noise-canceling headphones and I've certainly never spent a lot for headphones. I'm not really an audiophile but am traveling a long way on an airplane and hope they'll help me relax and sleep. I've been using them every time I go the gym and find the sound excellent, ambient music and voices are present but not noticeable, so I am very happy with them. I'm listening to my iPhone library and am not yet practiced enough to change tracks by touching one of the sides but no problem just touching the phone itself. Range is good, the phone can be on the other side of the gym and the music is still in my ears. If I get a phone call, it rings over the headset. The instructions don't say if there's a mic built in so I don't know if I could answer the phone without removing the headphones, but maybe I could put the call on speaker and not remove the headphone. I'm very happy with them
Date published: 2017-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackBeat Pro 2Very comfortable. Easy to enjoy immediately. Instructions good and very easy to pair. I love the verbal description of what you are doing and what options you have set. Price very good.
Date published: 2016-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound and sync with televisionSince now few months this earphone is great in term of sound spectrum and quality. A plus is the ability to connect to television. I personaly connect it with Aventree bluetooth box everyday .Small point it takes few tenth seconds for connection, be patient.
Date published: 2018-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot complain about anythingI bought these about two months ago. I use them everywhere I go. The combination of comfort, ease of access, amazing battery time, great sound quality and noise cancellation all add to the experience of owning these headphones. I work mowing lawns, gym, travel and just use them daily around my house for music, connected up to my laptop it covers my whole house. Truly a high quality product and it is something I wear with pride. I might sound like a sell out but they are awesome! recommend to all my friends.
Date published: 2017-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top qualityFor the money, Backbeat Pro2 has all the nice featues of the (way) more expensive brands. I got to tell you, these ARE nice, comfortable. Beautiful sound and very, very attractive. I'd be proud to set them beside the (way) more expensive brands any day of the week. These get 6 stars from me.:)
Date published: 2017-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All of the featuresWireless. ANC. These headphones provide everything you could ask for at a reasonable price. I use them primarily for traveling and they definitely get the job done.
Date published: 2017-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectedI've had these a few weeks now and still amazed by the sound quality. I tested these against the Beats Studio and hands down they won in sound quality. The BT at times does have a hiccup when trying to connect. The BT range on these are great as I can leave my tablet in the kitchen and walk around the house with no issues.
Date published: 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp sound and excellent battery life!Got to listen to these in the store before buying, and glad that I did; the sound was much crispier and the beats were much stronger than other headphones in this price range.
Date published: 2019-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductThese are the best headphones i have ever had great sound and battery life!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!I use them while driving our zero turn lawnmower. I'm jamming to my favorite music while drowning out the mower!
Date published: 2017-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb SoundI've had this pair of speakers for over a year now and LOVE them! I've had BOSE, and several other brands prior, but nothing can touch this for just pure sound quality. No overwhelming bass or highs, just clear, clean, powerful sound. Nicely done!
Date published: 2018-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodI've only had these a couple of days, but I've been wearing them almost constantly. Sounds great at all frequencies; noise cancelling is pretty good, could be a bit better compared to the "big boys" but for the price, the slight difference isn't a problem for me. The tiny print guide almost requires a magnifying glass to find the little pictures, but after playing around for a few minutes, everything pretty much makes sense. Set up and blue tooth pairing was a breeze and the rest of the well done "add ons" were also pretty easy to figure out and I think will become second nature very quickly.I have had mine on for about 20 hours (long airplane trips) right out of the box without charging and it still shows 2 blue lights, so the 24 hour use period seems about right. Overall, Plantronics has done a great job, delivering a quality product at a reasonable price. Nice Job!
Date published: 2016-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and Powerful Bluetooth headphonehe Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sounds very good for a Bluetooth headphone, is comfortable to wear and offers decent noise cancellation and strong battery life. It performs very well as headset for making cell phone calls, includes a carrying pouch, and is an overall excellent value. I am surprised with battery life. Incredible 24 hour+ battery life for non stop use with ANC on. On daily basis lasts for a week for me. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound but limited on noise reductioni bought these to use while mowing my lawn. The sound quality is good but the noise reduction is way less than my set of BOSE. The comfort and weight is also not as nice as the BOSE headphones I have. I will stick with BOSE purchases going forward.
Date published: 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still the one. . .I was introduced to Plantronics when I worked for AT&T last century. Solid constriction and great performance. Here I am, some 40 years later buying a Plantronics product. It lives up to my memories. Solid, comfortable, easy to pair and great sound. I greatly appreciate the announcements. I am quite pleased with my BackBeat Pro 2 headphones and recommend them without reservation.
Date published: 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Headphone works great as Headset for computer conference callsI wanted a noise canceling headset to use with both computer and phone bluetooth connections. With this Backbeat Pro 2 I can be connected to computer and phone at the same time so that music from computer playing stops when I have to pick up phone call.Conference calls with computer I have not heard anyone say or complaint they could not head me from head phone microphone(s).I also tested at home and I could pair Backbeat Pro 2 with Apple TV 2 and sounded awesome.
Date published: 2017-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shut out the rest of the world.I bought this headset for both business and pleasure. Conference calls are much easier to stay focused, eliminating any outside distractions. A recent flight to the islands was much more enjoyable with an audible book in total imersion.
Date published: 2017-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great FeaturesGreat purchase! Really good features and sound quality. Linked easily to my devices and the range allows me to move freely without dropping signal. The noise canceling is quality. Did not realize how use the open mic would be for listening to announcements without taking the headphones off. I have tested the microphone during phone calls and it works better than my wired headphones!
Date published: 2017-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullGreat sound and comfort. An excellent value compared to other products on the market.
Date published: 2017-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bluetooth Headphones!Straight out of the box these headphones come in a very nice zip up bag to store them in along with a pouch to hold the charging cord, and the auxiliary input cord. First look at them and they look like a very nice set of head phones with a quality feel and minimal weight. Next step was the set up, syncing to my apple products was as easy as possible, all I had to do was turn them on and open up the bluetooth menu on my iPhone and iPad. The BackBeat pro was there and one click later they are synced. The sound quality of the head phones is a 10 out of 10 for me clear sound with plenty of bass. I have not had a lot of use of the noise canceling feature yet but it definitely works it will be a great feature to have when I travel. They are comfortable to wear and the controls are simple and easy to use. You are able to make phone calls with them and the person on the other side can hear you as if you are not on a headset. The auto stop and start feature when you take off the headphones is also another cool feature that works well. The range you can be away from the device you are listening to ample, I do not have an exact range because line of sight and being inside my house are a different distance you can be away. Battery life seems very good, I have at least 10 hours of use on the initial charge and still have not had to recharge them. Overall great headphones, they are much more comfortable than my BackBeat Pro's. You will not be disappointed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound!I love these headphones!Comfortable, and great features!
Date published: 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, comfy, neat featuresThis is my first set of "fancy" headphones, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The BackBeat PRO 2s are stylish and comfortable, the noise cancelation is good, and I love the volume/track selection controls build into the headset.
Date published: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeI have back beat pro for a month now, I feel like I can't live without it, great features, sounds and quality I just love it and I am using it for about 8-10 hours a day, it's definitely a fine piece of technology around. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, great sounding headphones.Plantronics delivers on another exceptional product.Never disappointed when I go with Plantronics.
Date published: 2016-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth itReally good device. Recommended to all music lovers.
Date published: 2017-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas gift problem solved!Got a set for review and gotta say, these are fantastic! Sound quality is better than many wired sets are capable of and the active noise cancelling feature is the best of any I've tried.If you're still looking for a present for that one impossible to shop for person on your list,these are sure to make an impression! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great valueThis unit has great noise control along with a superior battery life and top quality sound.
Date published: 2017-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, sound and noise canceling.Searched for noise canceling head phones, was considering the Bose qc35, after extensive searching decided on the backbeat pro 2 which cost about $150 less and works great. After receiving and testing the backbeat pro 2 am really glad to have have them and the money saved.
Date published: 2017-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value product on the marketI'm using my new BackBeat PRO 2 headphones every day. They are simply amazing!!
Date published: 2016-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ValueI am a high school student who purchased these headphones in August 2016. I bought them because I thought the Bose QC35 were too expensive and these were a much better value and boy was I right! These offer great noise cancelling for the loud bus rides with my football and soccer team. They have many great features such as the extended Bluetooth range and on-ear controls. They are comfortable and are an overall convenience for anyone looking to get some nice headphones without the astounding price point. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality,long battery life and easy toThe minute I put it on I am fall in love with it, great sound quality long battery life, easy to control, all the features are excellent than any other headphone I ever had, this is truly the best and fine piece of technology around, love it and highly recommend, thank you Plantronic. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound, fit, feel, and features!"Disclosure: I received a complimentary product from Plantronics."; My first impression as I opened the box was "stylish", but would it perform? Normally when I put on a pair of headphones it is to disconnect from the day. It is an intimate moment for me and the music that I love to hear. I was impressed with the BackBeat Pro 2's ability to produce such deep warm bass. The treble is crisp but what I think impressed me the most was its ability to produce such clean mids. Voices clear as a live performance. Like an artist or composer would like you to experience it. You can tell if a particular sound is coming from the drummer tapping his sticks on the rim of his drum or whether it is just a keyboard. I have used them in every environment. Indoors, outdoors, in a vehicle and around machinery. The noise cancellation could use a little improvement but at this price point it is unmatched. I would prefer just a little more volume for old tracks that are not recorded as high but that is just my personal preference as I listen to music rather loud. Overall 95% of what I played was at 3/4 volume and I was very pleased. Combine that with what feels like a never ending battery and these headphones have not left my side. As technology in the cell phone industry continues to become even more wireless Plantronics has used their decades of experience in this type of technology to make a headset with every option and feature at your finger tips. I only read the instructions after using them to see if there was anything that I missed and to my delight I had not. The ease of use, sound and reputation make these in my opinion one of if not the top performing wireless headset anywhere around its price range. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PerfectionPerfection is the best word to describe the back beat pro 2, the color, the feel, the sound, its impossible not to share the experience with friends and family, I would give the gift of sound and music to my family by giving them a PLT product like this. 10 out of 10
Date published: 2017-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love them, but..Used them for 2 weeks non stop listening in the office. (~8h per day). Sound is great, auto pause is a great feature. The build quality is awesome. But... my ears hurt so much I had to give them back. Every 2h I had to take them off, nice back or front. Wait few minutes and try again.
Date published: 2018-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best headphones I've ever ownedI got the BackBeat Pro 2 headphones about a year ago, as an update to the original BackBeat Pro headphones I bought a year before. I had no real complaints about the performance of the original version, but liked the aesthetics of the 2's more. I've used them on multiple long trips, 8-12 hour flights where they do a commendable job drowning out jet drone with their active noise cancelation, and the long battery life means I don't have to worry about charging them but once a week or so. They offer sound, with tight and deep bass, clean mid-range tones and bright highs. The fact that they work equally well on phone calls, has meant that I spend more time listening to music in between calls and the active noise cancelation helps make noisy office sounds almost entirely disappear. Only two complaints, neither of which are deal-breakers. First, the active sensors for stopping music when taking off the headphones are glitchy. The headphones would stop and start music just by my moving my head, even after several re-sets to try to fix the issue. I ended up just turning the sensor off entirely, as it's not exactly difficult to just tap the pause / play button myself.The second complaint isn't really one of the BackBeat Pro 2's but rather any over the ear headphones, and that is they don't let moisture out when wearing them for extended periods. You might be surprised by how much sweat your ears can generate in 8 hours. I've considered trying to replace the leatherette padding cover with an actual leather cover so that it absorbs some of the moisture. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome headset!!Better than Bose imho. Great bass response and it can handle phone calls too!
Date published: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundThe smart sensors are awesome. The range is great and it sounds amazing while walking around the house with my phone in a different room. I enjoy the ability to switch between noise cancelling, passive, or open to hear around me.
Date published: 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Cans!I worked as an audio director for years making video games so I've tested many sets of headphones. Sound is good, not as true as my reference headphones. What made it for me was a great bluetooth range. I can walk to nearly all parts of the house without a dropoff in the audio. Comfort is about an 8, would be a 9 if I didn't have such a large noggin.
Date published: 2016-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, confortable!!I bought the BackBeat Pro 2 about a month or so ago and so far I'm impressed with the sound quality and the battery life. The headphones sit very comfortably also however, I'm baffled to see why for such a nice, not so inexpensive, pair of headphones a hard case is not included. I throw these in my work bag and I'm always concerned I'm going to break them since they cloth pouch provided does not offer any shock protection at all.
Date published: 2017-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and value. limited noise cancellingAfter a week or so of using the item I love it. The features are great, and you wont find some of them even on more expensive headsets. The auto-pause and resume feature when you take the headphones off and on is my favorite. ear fatigue is minimal, sound is pretty darn good, price is unbeatable for the features. The controls aren't as complicated as some reviews say, you just need to read the directions! Love the look as well. The only complaint I have is that the noise cancelling could be better, but is a great start. I can definitely hear the difference when I turn on noise cancelling, so it does work, just not as well as some competitors noise cancelling options. So if that is just a bonus feature for you I would highly recommend this headset.
Date published: 2017-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing features, bass heavy, awkward fitOverall. These headphones were pretty good. The sound was great. A bit bass heavy for me though. I loved how you can turn the noise canceling on and off. Ultimately my main issue was the fit. I have larger ears and they were not comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThe sound quality lives up to its description when utilizing blue tooth.the battery life is also impressive. A quality product through and through.
Date published: 2017-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the controls on the ear piecesOriginally bought these because I work in a fairly noisy environment. Not only do I no longer have the distracting noises, I wear these headphones for just about everything!
Date published: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks cool, and sounds great.I was looking for wireless headphones, and had previous good experience with this company so I decided on these. I was impressed with the packaging, which is the first thing that impressed me. The headphones themselves are really nice looking, and comfortable to wear. I have a pretty big head, so I think these headphones should fit just about anyone. The headphones actually have good bass, which is a plus since I was just looking to use them casually. And I really like how the buttons were placed on the device, I picked up how to use them in less than an hour. The last thing I think worth mentioning is the button for open listening, which you can use to drown outside noise or not. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features but neglible noise reductionI bought a pair of these for my kids as we were going to be doing a fair amount of air travel this next year. The kids loved the carbon fiber styling and the fit was good. Sound quality was good as were the bluetooth and annunciation features. The kids thought it was cool that the music was paused when you took them off your head, etc. However, the main reason we chose these were for the ANR. After multiple tests it was clear that the ANR barely noticeable. Head to head against Bose QC 25 or 35s it was no comparison!
Date published: 2017-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the size and light weight.Nice quality for the price. Very comfortable for long listening.
Date published: 2016-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Experience in Sound and ConvenienceI am on a plane approximately 45x per year and was looking for an over ear solution upon growing tired of various in ear/earbud devices. When I am not flying, I am on a train to my office and was looking for superior quality and ease of an upgraded device experience.Many thanks to the folks that provided both written and video reviews of BBP2 and similar devices. I was sold on these as a result of the details I read, my experience with Plantronics in the enterprise and the feature set.There are many similar headphones that provide similar/same features. As would be expected, each brand attempts to create a differentiated product in hopes to obtain a customer. Plantronics straighforward marketing of "great all around sound, high quality and killer battery life" led me to purchasing these. Based on my research coupled with 2 months of usage, lead me to believe the BBP2 is at the low end of pricing when compared to like-featured and quality headphones.Comfort - This is critical to me. I intended to wear these 4+ consecutive hours. Real life experience has shown that 8 hours of wear is a breeze. They are comfortable on the ears, head and neck.Sound - I listen to a wide variety of audio including music, soundtracks, books, etc. I decided to avoid cliches and just state that the sound is absolutely spectacular!!!Connectivity - Bluetooth has been flawless and simple.Noice Cancellation - I was not expecting this feature since I was use to buds. I am in love with the NC on BBP2.Open Mike - This is another very welcomed feature that I use regularly. It is wonderful to keep the comfortable headphones on and have a conversation very easily. It blows some folks away.Sensors - One issue that may be unique to me is that the sensors that pause audio when resting the headphones on my shoulders are sometimes activated while eating. I turned this feature off and do not miss it. It is cool and I am certain that those who use it love it.In short, I am THRILLED and can absolutely recommend these for road warriors.
Date published: 2017-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and Easy to UseI bought these for the long battery life and great reviews. So far they haven't disappointed. The noise cancelling works well. Taking calls works well. I travel a lot and I'm looking forward to long flights now that I have headphones that are wireless and don't die halfway through the day. The construction of the headphones is top notch.
Date published: 2017-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Create your own spaceI really need to be in my own space and these help me do that. It helps to isolate and create the headspace I need even when working in a busy coworking space.
Date published: 2017-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BackBeat PRO 2 - excellent noise cancelling.Easy to use, controls are intuitive. I used it during a flight CA to Tx, and for the first time I could hear perfectly while watching a movie, using the noise cancelling feature.
Date published: 2019-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice!I bought the BB Pro 2 for my wife and she absolutely loves it. Light weight, excellent sound, and noise canceling for when she's at work in a loud office environment. By far the best quality and value in its price range.
Date published: 2017-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First HeadphonesReceived the head gear just two days ago, opened the box and first thing I saw was this soft gray zipper bag. Christmas in November time. Headphones very ergonomic in design, placement of controls on ear pieces comfortable. Charged up in less than an hour and a half. Half the time stated for first time out of box. Connection to phone a little juicy since this first time using headphones and connecting to other object - phone but they work fine after friend helped. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductThis product works exactly as advertised. The sound is clear and crisp, the noise cancellation is nice. I would recommend this as a great purchase.
Date published: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Active Noise Cancellation.The noise cancellation can just barely make anything quieter. It barely beats our air conditioning.
Date published: 2017-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For What I Use Them ForI ride a train for my commute, my work requires that I not be distracted, my team is a phone call away in a different state and my roommate and I have different tastes in content. These headphones fit my requirements to a tee.I bought these knowing the active noise cancelling wouldn't be as good as the best in class headphones. I knew the sound quality wouldn't be as good as my high end electrostatics. I did expect the voice quality - outgoing as well as incoming - to be as good as the Plantronics Voyager 5200, being a Plantronics product and with "Pro" in the name.Here's my opinion on these headphones:While the ANC could be better, it doesn't affect the sound quality of my music and it's enough to stop the train and general office noise. Overall, the sound quality is pretty decent. While the ear cups could be longer, I don't have any physical ear fatigue. The disappointment for me, are the microphones. My office is by the server room, right next to the AC vent. When I make calls from the headphones, the microphones pick up the wind noise something fierce. I have to switch to my 5200, which is kind of disappointing - stereo phone calls are kinda nice.Feedback for the Pro 3 - give me AAC codec support, longer ear cups, wind smart and better ANC.
Date published: 2018-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Premium quality and stylishPremium material quality and stylish design. Acceptable level of comfort and active noise canceling. Battery life is also great. But there is only one problem: volume is too low, not at a sufficient level even at the highest level and Plantronics Hub app not good enough. This can be easily fixed with a software update. I strongly recommend if you are planning to buy it's a great choice.
Date published: 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found itI tried 3 other headphones(sony, skullcandy, beats). Goldilocks finally found the pair that was just right. Some weren't comfortable, all sounded like I was in a wind tunnel while walking the dog. However, the Backbeat Pro 2 took care of all of it. Sound, battery (still haven't had to charge it since I bought the) and comfort. Lastly the price, 200 bones is beyond reasonable for what you get.
Date published: 2017-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, great valueI bought this for my husband for Christmas. He is a musician and is in airplanes a lot for tours, and this fits the bill perfectly. The noise-cancelling is really top notch and sound quality is amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable!This was a great gift! I am able to listen in any room
Date published: 2018-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing qualityLove them. Sometimes I do yoga with them. Sometimes dishes. At any time I can close off the world and it's distractions. I use it for music and audio/video/spoken word. Never an issue connecting to my Samsung. Seem solid, well made with great product presentation. Happy customer.
Date published: 2016-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Constant clicking with these headphonesI bought these to have a more natural fit over my ears- my Beats by DRE headphones just barely cover my ears, so I figured that I'd "upgrade" to these. I keep on getting clicking on these (interruptions all of the time)... seems to be a bluetooth issues that all of my other devices don't have (external bluetooth speaker, and the Beats by DRE. ) Bummed to waste money and time on this product.
Date published: 2019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over expectations for the price!It's my first day having the new backbeat pro 2, I have bose and beats as well. For this price there is definitely no question which is better! The new version have beaten the others in term of the sound really clear, great bass. And really comfortable, high quality! A lot of unique features, like the built l-in sensors!!My only issue with them and it might go away, sometimes the music pause for no reason!
Date published: 2017-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HeadphoneThis headphone is great for listening to music as well as making and receiving calls. The controls are easy to use. The sound quality is excellent and noise cancellation is very good. The sensors are outstanding and the open mic is a great feature. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expectation-beating sound, comfort & battery lifeI was looking for an upgrade from my earbuds, both in terms of comfort and sound quality. The BackBeat PRO 2 looked great, came from a brand I trusted, had a reasonable price point and had good reviews online. I ordered them from Plantronics and after nearly a month of use, I'm very satisified with my purchase. Sound quality is very clear, both for a wide variety of music and phone calls. The noise cancelling is very good--maybe not at the level of some other options in the market, but sufficient for me and very helpful working in a loud office and flights. The battery life is great--I think I've had to charge them only 3 or 4 times this month and use them for at least an hour a day. The controls took a little time to get used to, but are good after a while. The automatic mute and pause features are great! I love being able to take them off to talk to a co-worker and have the music or podcast pause by itself. I have had callers complain on occasion that I'm difficult to hear, which is typical in my experience for bluetooth headsets, so I don't think this is an issue unique to this headset. All in all, I'm happy to recommend this headset and I look forward to enjoying them for a long time!
Date published: 2017-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones money can buyAs stated in almost every other review... battery life is insane! BackBeat PRO 2's will last all week (with regular use ~3-5 hrs/day) without a charge. Noise cancelling combined with mid-level volume creates a cocoon of music that effectively eliminates street noise, voices, and train background. Connecting to two devices at once and pause and resume upon removal of headphones are very nice features that are polished and responsive. Sound quality is clean and sharp for all music genres tested thus far (classical to metal). Bass notes are accurate, strong, and satisfying, however, if you are a Beats person and do not care for accurate representation of the music and just want to rumble your brain these are not for you. I honestly prefer the sound of these headphones to the QC35's and am confident these are the best headphones money can buy. If Plantronics continues to make products like the BackBeat PRO 2 at this price point, it is hard to imagine myself going to another company.
Date published: 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No CompromisesLast year I opted for the BackBeat Sense over the previous model of the BackBeat Pro, mostly because I thought the Pro looked a bit too big and might grow uncomfortable over time, and I wear my headphones *a lot*. Well it looks like the fine people over at Plantronics read my mind and managed to fit the impressive tech of the Pro into a 35% smaller form-factor and at an even lower price. Glad I waited!Sound-wise, the lows are better represented than in the Sense, as would be expected out of larger cans. The noise canceling is a new feature to me over the Sense, but honestly not something I have a need for. It's fine. The microphone pass-through is handy for eavesdropping on the conversations of co-workers when they think you're not paying attention, and you don't even need to turn your music off to use it :)Battery life seems to be as-advertised and my reservations about the comfort during extended use were unwarranted. They're much lighter than they look, while maintaining the feeling of a solid, quality product. Initially I did have trouble adjusting to the over-ear ovals (as opposed to on-ear circles), until I realized that they can be tilted slightly, allowing them to form a good seal over my ears. The padded headband is easily the most comfortable I've experienced on any headset, making it more comfortable than even lighter headsets I've tried. Just as with the Sense, the fit and finish are second to none. Aesthetically I find the browns and blacks of the Pro 2 to be much more my taste than the grays of the original. At this price, and for these features, there doesn't seem to be much competition out there... yet. Highly recommended. Buy them, you won't be disappointed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit and soundComparing this to the original BB Pro I have to say this is an overall winner.I like the overall size is more compact and better looking. The controls are better, imo, since I don't accidentally skip to the next track like I used to all the time with the prior model. The volume slide and other controls make it a better experience as well.
Date published: 2017-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Christmas giftI purchased this as a gift for my 16 year old son. He was tired of the big name brands that didn't last long and after researching all the headphones in this price range, decided these were the ones for him. He says the best feature is the top notch noise cancellation.
Date published: 2017-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome featuresThe sound is excellent and the noice cancelling feature works great
Date published: 2017-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the priceI got these because they had all the features I wanted (and then some) and were less than the Bose equivalent. Sensors work well and granted I'm no audiophile, but the bass is deep, and sound is clear.-Noise canceling works great for white noise and phone conversations (won't cover up shouting or loud talking)-Battery lasts surprisingly long, I charge once a week with moderate use-Range is easily 150 feet +-Play/pause/skip functions work great if paired with a phone, but don't work with chrome web streaming. This would be awesome for them to fix-Comfortable over ear cushions, no pressure points that I notice (they are adjustable)Overall a really good set, and definitely worth the price. I think they look cooler than Bose too, but that's just my style.
Date published: 2018-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exceptionalBest headphones for the moneyt. As good as other top brands for substantially less
Date published: 2019-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones I’ve earned.I work in IT and get access to lots and lots of different headphones and this product is right up there. The only criticism is they can sometimes be a tiny bit too bassy but it’s a tiny price to pay for such and excellent experience.
Date published: 2019-08-25T00:00:00-04:00