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Plantronics BackBeat 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat 500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the portability and mids quality are on the whole positive. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the design. Many are less positive about the bass quality.

comfort, price, sound, mids quality, portability

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat 500 review

 

Plantronics' BackBeat 500 Series headphone is a Bluetooth on-ear model that's attractively designed and priced at a relatively modest $80, £100 or AU$120. It comes in three colors -- white, gray and a dark gray that looks more like black -- and is...

The Plantronics BackBeat 500 is an attractively designed, affordable on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone that's fairly comfortable and sounds good for the money. It has good battery life at 18 hours, works decently as a headset, and comes with a...

Not as comfortable as the step-up BackBeat Sense; finishes on darker colored models are prone to showing scratches over time.

Small drawbacks notwithstanding, the Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series raises the bar for entry-level on-ear wireless headphones.

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat 500

 

The Plantronics BackBeat 500 offer surprisingly good audio quality for sub-$100 Bluetooth headphones.

Affordable. Crisp high-mids and highs with full low-mids. Comfortable. Includes carrying pouch and 3.5mm cable for passive listening.

Sub-bass response could be stronger.

The Plantronics BackBeat 500 headphones are impressive for $80. They don't boast the style of the BackBeat Sense or the noise cancellation of the BackBeat PRO 2, but they're less than half the price of either pair and deliver clean, full sound with a...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Pete Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Plantronics BackBeat 500 review: Affordable price, high-end sound

 

The Plantronics BackBeat 500 has me thinking music, not business. Read on for the full review of the Plantronics BackBeat 500.

Great sound ; Great reception and call quality ; Amazing battery life ; Price is great

Styling is not for everyone ; Can get uncomfortable

Plantronics may be best known for their communication headsets, but if the BackBeat 500 wireless headphones are any indication of the direction they are headed, then it’s time to start paying attention to their whole line of headphones. Sure the...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Plantronics BackBeat 500 raises the bar for cheap on-ear Bluetooth headphones

 

Plantronics is trying to attract younger users with its $80 BackBeat 500 Series, an affordable, stylish on-ear model that performs well for the money.

The Plantronics BackBeat 500 is an attractively designed, affordable on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone that's fairly comfortable and sounds good for the money. It has good battery life at 18 hours, works decently as a headset, and comes with a...

Not as comfortable as the step-up BackBeat Sense; finishes on darker colored models are prone to showing scratches over time.

Small drawbacks notwithstanding, the Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series raises the bar for entry-level on-ear wireless headphones.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Continuous audio playback time:18
Talk Time:18

Design

Color of product:Green, Grey / Grey / White
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Headphones

Ear coupling:Circumaural

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:Y
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
USB connectivity:N
Wireless range:393.7

Power

Rechargeable:Y

Technical Details

Driver diameter:1.57
Weight (without cable):5.47