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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and comfort. The price and noise isolation are also appreciated, but the portability and size get mixed views. There are some negative opinions about the bass quality.

sound, noise isolation, price, comfort, design

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

Plantronics scores a win with the slimmed-down, feature-packed BackBeat Pro 2.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review

 

In the realm of headphones , noise-canceling models -- those battery-powered ones that filter out unwanted external sounds like traffic din or jet-engine noise -- represent the cream of the crop. And the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones from...

The 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...

While the design has been improved, the headphone is still a little heavy and its aesthetics may not appeal to everyone; noise-canceling isn't quite as effective as Bose's.

The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

 

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones combine solid noise cancellation with Bluetooth connectivity, excellent sound quality, and a comfortable fit, all at a very reasonable price.

Affordable for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Full, balanced audio. Solid noise cancellation.

Noise cancellation isn't quite on par with Bose.

Conclusions The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphone are a major upgrade over the original. They're smaller, sleeker, and sound better, with improved noise cancellation technology. The Bose QuietComfort 35 still offer the best noise cancellation out...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review: Sub-$200 Bose rival

 

Plantronics cut the cord on active noise cancelling headphones two years ago, and now it's back with the BackBeat PRO 2 to cut the price, too. Follow-up to the well received BackBeat PRO of 2014, the revamped model slims down the hit on your wallet and...

Sub-$200 price tag ; Solid Active Noise Cancellation ; Long battery life ; Comfortable fit

Voice call performance doesn't equal a dedicated headset ; Doesn't collapse fully ; ANC still not the equal of Bose

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 review: A lot of headphone for the price

 

Perhaps you're seeking a mighty pair of headphones for a not so hefty price, the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 just may satisfy your itchy ears.

The noise canceling works really well for this price point, sound is amazing with a good amount of bass, well made and good feel/comfort.

There's very little to complain about here, the design does take some time to get used to and we do wish they were foldable but that's about it.

Finding a new pair of headphones can be daunting in the crowded market, but the BackBeat PRO 2 headphones are a very solid choice and have much to offer without breaking your wallet like some higher-end offerings.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review

 

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is one of the best noise-cancelling pairs of headphones for battery life, auto-pausing, and consistent sound quality for both ANC and passive listening. If you're in the market for a Bluetooth and noise-cancelling...

A sensor hidden in the ear cup pauses your audio when you take the headphones off, and turns it back on when you place them on your ears again.

We found these headphones hard to pair via Bluetooth.

The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is a good hybrid of Bluetooth and noise-cancelling headphones, and it's especially designed for travel with its long battery life.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (tomsguide.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE Review

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE headphones are a great example of style, functionality and tech done right. For $249, the Pro 2s offer up to 24 hours of battery life, great active noise cancelling technology and excellent sound to boot. The company...

Loud, warm audio ; Good active noise cancelling ; Intuitive smart controls ; Extremely long battery life

Heavy

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE headphones offer great sound, excellent smart controls and over 24 hours of battery life.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone Review

 

Until now, the easiest pair of headphones to recommend was Plantronics' BackBeat Pro. With the release of their new BackBeat Pro 2 we might be updating our recommendation! The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2s are wireless over-ear headphones with amazing...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Headphones: Better Sound At a Lower Price [Review]

 

The sequel to one of my favorite wireless headphones has finally arrived from Plantronics in the form of the BackBeat PRO 2. Its been over two years since the PRO made their debut with follow ups such as the SENSE which was on-ear and the revised PRO+...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

 

The BackBeat Pro 2s are an affordable pair of Bluetooth headphones from Plantronics. Features such as active noise cancellation, long battery life, and respectable sound quality make the Pro 2's low price point seem like a mistake. Here is Phonescoop's...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery performance:680
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging Time:3
Standby Time:24
Talk Time:24

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Head-band

Energy Management

Rechargeable: Yes

Headphones

Driver unit:1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Intraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:93
Impedance:32

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Microphone

Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Microphone input impedance:32
Microphone mute: Yes
Noise-canceling: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Data

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Micro-USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes
Storage pouch: Yes

Performance

Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Operating keys:Play/pause, Track <, Track >
Wireless technologies:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Detachable cable: Yes
Interface Type:Bluetooth / 3.5mm
Wireless range:3937

Power

Rechargeable:Y

Technical Details

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:10.2