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Plantronics BackBeat Sense

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense. 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 really like the design and price. The comfort and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the mids quality and noise isolation.

sound, portability, comfort, price, design

noise isolation, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat Sense is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, portability, price, comfort, usability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - WhitePlantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - White

Oct, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE review


The BackBeat Sense are among the best wireless on-ear headphones you can find at any price point.

Plantronics didn’t really take a risky approach with the BackBeat Sense, leaning toward neutral with both the design and audio performance. We can’t say these are ideal for any particular genre of music because they aim to treat them all the same. Bass...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Black


For starters, it's lightweight (140 grams or 4.9 ounces) and very comfortable for an on-ear headphone, with a "self-adjusting" headband (the frame is metal) and memory-foam-equipped earpads that are clearly labeled "L" and "R." I found it to be as...

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth and has a strong feature set, with dual microphones and a sensor that knows when you have the headphones on or off....

Low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

At less than $200 USD, the well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones currently available.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Plantronics BackBeat Sense


The Plantronics BackBeat Sense Bluetooth headphones pack very good performance and battery life in a remarkably light and comfortable on-ear package.

Incredibly light, comfortable design. Good selection of accessories. Very good sound quality with powerful lows.

Balance emphasizes lows and highs at slight expense to high-mids. Canvas carrying pouch is a little awkward to use.

Performance and Conclusions The headphones handle deep bass very capably. They played our low-end test track, The Knife's "Silent Shout," at maximum volume without a hint of distortion. They didn't get quite as painfully (and dangerously) loud as some...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review – Smarter Bluetooth headphones


You're spoiled for choice right now with wireless headphones, but Plantronics is hoping the new BackBeat SENSE can slot in with a mixture of clever tech and everyday flexibility. Lightweight and quietly handsome, they may not have in-your-face branding...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : John V. (

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Review


Back last fall, Plantronics entered the high-end mobile headphones space with its BackBeat Pro headphones, which we found to be one of the most features rich headphones on the market. After garnering attention in the space, they're at it again with...

Compact size and lightweight feel ; Enhanced hearing courtesy of OpenMic ; Maintain solid Bluetooth connection over long distances

Flatter toned audio quality ; 180 cost makes it a tough impulse buy ; Basic app support

Turning our attention to its price of $179.99, it’s a tough call considering that the BackBeat Pro isn’t too far away at $250. The price difference is justified, obviously, as the BackBeat Sense is a scaled down version. Needless to say, if the $250...

Jul, 2015

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Michael Desjardin (

Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless On-Ear Headphones Review


Wireless, stylish, and comfy as heck

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Anderson (

Plantronics Backbeat SENSE: Made For Vibing On The Go! [Review]


Plantronics has recently released it's new more mainstream pair of Bluetooth headphones the Backbeat SENSE. This pair is build more for the everyday on the go use and clocks in at $179.99 on the price. This joins their line up which includes the...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Stanley Goodner (

Review: Plantronics' feature-filled BackBeat Sense headphones


Plantronics, well known for communication headsets and Bluetooth earpieces, has been showing more of its casual, active lifestyle side over the past year. The Plantronics BackBeat Pro, BackBeat Fit, and BackBeat Go 2 have been targeted at consumers...

, emblazon these labels for all to see, which can be puzzling from a design/style viewpoint.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Helena Stone (

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Wireless Headphones Review


After coming out with the impressive Plantronics BackBeat Pro wireless headphones, it was only a matter of time before Plantronics released Bluetooth headphones that don't weigh your head down, and they are calling these the Backbeat SENSE. The...

Affordable; Super lightweight and crazy comfortable, even for larger heads; Fashionable design; Dual-device connection; Smooth and hassle free connection; Easy-to-use controls; Long Bluetooth range; Strong battery life; Convenient whispered voice...

Build quality is plasticy but acceptable at this price point; Audio is lacking bass and body

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Smith (

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review


The Plantronics BackBeat SENSE headphones deliver impressive sound in an incredibly light and comfortable design coupled with smart features that can automatically pause your music or let you listen in on the conversation around you. These wireless...

The Plantronics BackBeat SENSE wireless headphones deliver great sound in a light package with smart features and a comfortable design. Couple this with long battery life and the look and feel that Plantronics delivers and it’s hard to believe these...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):18
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2.5
Continuous audio playback time:18
Standby Time:504
Talk Time:18


Color of product:Black, Espresso / Tan, White / White, Tan
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Energy Management

Rechargeable: Yes


Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.26
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000


Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Noise-canceling: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0

Packaging Data

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm) / Audio (3.5mm), USB
Carrying case: Yes
Storage pouch: Yes
Travel pouch: Yes
USB charger included:Y
User guide: Yes


Brand compatibility:Universal
Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth
Operating keys:Bluetooth pairing, Track <, Volume +, Play/pause, Track >, Volume -
Wireless technologies:Bluetooth / Wired/Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HSP / A2DP, HFP, AVRCP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Headset connectors supported:3.5mm stereo, Micro-USB
Interface Type:3.5mm / USB / Bluetooth / 3.5mm
USB connectivity:Y
USB connector:USB Type-A
Wireless range:3937
Wireless technologies:Wireless



Weight & Dimensions