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Altec Lansing BackBeat 906

Altec Lansing BackBeat 906
alaScore 76

69 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Altec Lansing BackBeat 906. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the design. Some have doubts about the usability.



62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Altec Lansing BackBeat 906


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the bass quality and portability are on the whole positive. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Altec Lansing 906/R US BackBeat Headphone with Dongle

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (

Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 Bluetooth Headset -


Altec Lansing's BackBeat 906 is the company's latest attempt at creating a Bluetooth headset that can handle voice calls and music with equal aplomb.


Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 Stereo Bluetooth Headset


Niall gets into the groove with Altec Lansing's BackBeat 906 stereo Bluetooth headset.

Jul, 2011

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Altec Lansing Backbeat 906


Dynamic and clear - the Backbeat 906s are a real find

Comfortable; good sound; Bluetooth

Neckband might not suit everyone

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (

Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 Wireless Headphones


Bluetooth headphones that provide good sound quality

Good audio quality, comfortable to wear, Bluetooth adaptor provided for non-Bluetooth enabled devices

Difficult to put on, no FF/Rew function, bass response could have been better, bit expensive

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: s3000br (



Confortable, it will feel somewhat loose at first but you get used to it. Adator can be connected to anything, at the gym I sometimes connect it to the Tv in the treadmill. Headphone is flexible, and you can fit in your pockets with no problem.

Durability - Some people said that it stopped working because of sweat, so the first thing I did was wear mine to the gym for the past month, and also wear it at work (electrician) where I am always in dusty places. So far it is still working ;...

If I have my Ipod Nano in my pocket with their bluetooth adapter, and I lay over that pocket I kinda lose the signal, but if I am using my iphone, I don't have that problem, so I think that the bluetooth signal coming out of the adaptor is not strong...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

worth it


some people seem to think they're uncomfortable but they feel just fine to me. just today ive been listening to music on them for 3 hours straight and i keep forgetting they're even there. its like "where is the music coming from?..oh ya!" paired up...

adjustable to different ear sizes ; decent battery life ; flexible cord ; comfortable

wish it had better base ; freinds say the sound quality is ok on there end but not the greatest they've heard

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Michael (

oem phones are better


I usually use apple oem headphones to chat while i work. The first time I used the 906's my girlfriend told me she couldn't hear me so never really used them talk other than in an emergency. In fact my apple headphones went through the washing machine...

They are compatible with my iPhone and most others are not. Thy have a good battery life. They fit in a cargo pocket

They are uncomfortable, hard to fit, and awkward to wear. I am told by people I call that i sound like i am under water. The bass boost function makes them crackle. They sometimes they intermittently disconnect and reconnect regardless of distance to...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

ALTEC LANSING BackBeat 906 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphone W/Adaptor - Retail


Good look, sound, and controls

Ear piece is oddly shaped and never fit as desired ; Headphones failed to pair up with ipod adapter after only one day

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: GLHS178 (

Great Buy


Had similar issue of the headset not turning on and not charging like other people commented about. I called Altec's tech support and they explained how to reset the headset. You simply hold the the power button down as you plug in the usb...

1. Good sound along w/ good multi function ; 2. Range from transmitter is very good ; 3. Bluetooth Mic works very well

1. A little heavy on the ears after wearing for a couple of hours

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Dr. Pangloss (

Good BT Headphones


My iPhone 3G doesn't fully support AVRCP and this is annoying. Only the play/pause functions work but once again, this isn't the fault of the 906's. For the money, I'm extremely happy with these headphones.

Good sound. Good range. Good phone headset implementation. Decent battery life. Paired with my iPhone 3G and MacBook Pro effortlessly

BT is flakey but this really isn't the fault of the Backbeat 906's

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The BackBeat series of stereo headphones with mic provide a superior on-the-go listening experience, delivering outstanding sound quality and clear, convenient communications. Hear your outside world with a quick tap of the OpenMic button or enhance your music using bass-boost feature. BackBeat 906 Bluetooth wireless headphone incorporates Plantronics dual-mic AudioIQ voice technology for exceptional call clarity. BackBeat 906 includes a Bluetooth adaptor to stream music from your iPod, MP3 or other audio device.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:80 - 12000kHz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing BackBeat